MHA Team

Management Team


 
Timothy Hower, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado  80202  USA
Tel.:  +1 303 277 0270


Education:

  • B. S., Petroleum Engineering, Penn State University, 1981
  • M. S., Petroleum Engineering, Penn State University, 1983


Professional Profile:

In excess of thirty years of petroleum engineering evaluation experience including:

  • Supervision/Project Management of technical studies including
    • Independent Expert on major international equity redetermination projects, mergers and acquisitions, arbitrations, and joint venture field development programs.
    • Integrated geological modeling, reservoir characterization and numerical simulation studies conducted worldwide.
    • Evaluation, assessment and field development planning for shale gas and shale oil reservoirs in the US, Europe, China, South Africa and Australia.
    • Reserve valuations, equity studies and acquisition due diligence of major oil and gas assets located in the domestic US and worldwide.
  • Evaluation and optimization of underground gas storage projects located in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Conducted industry training courses on reservoir engineering of underground gas storage reservoirs, and co-authored an industry textbook on gas storage reservoir management.
  • Unconventional gas reservoir development (coalbed methane, shales, tight gas). Authored and presented industry training courses on coalbed methane and tight gas reservoirs.
  • Black oil, compositional, and unconventional reservoir simulation studies (North/South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and China).
  • Exploration, exploitation and infill development of oil and gas reservoirs.
  • Design and management of waterflood and tertiary recovery programs.
  • Design and implementation of pressure transient testing programs for reservoir characterization and evaluation.
  • Development and instruction of reservoir engineering, production optimization and
    reservoir simulation industry training courses offered through OGCI-Petroskills.
  • Manager of software client support and instruction of training courses for the
    ECLIPSE suite of software products.
  • Expert witness testimony and testimony before various regulatory commissions.

Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado, Wyoming U.S.A.

 

Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC., Denver, Colorado
(July, 1997 - Present) CEO and Petroleum Engineering Consultant
Responsible for the day to day operations of an organization of approximately 25 people with active engineering projects throughout the world. In charge of staff development, staff recruitment, development of new business and new business contacts, as well as maintaining relationships with the company’s existing client base. Project Manager of numerous engineering consulting projects worldwide. Instruction and development of industry training courses.

ENRON OIL & GAS COMPANY, Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas
(October, 1995 to June, 1997) Engineering Manager
In charge of a staff of reservoir, production engineers, and support personnel. Responsible for property evaluations, exploration and exploitation drilling programs, secondary recovery design and implementation, reservoir simulation studies, reserve and acquisition evaluations, and annual budgeting and forecasting for EOG’s largest division.

INTERA Petroleum Division, Denver, Colorado
(October, 1990 to September, 1995) Sr. Manager, E&P Studies; Consulting
Engineer
Manager of the North American consulting group which included a staff of more than 30 geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and engineers. Responsible for staff development, staff recruitment, and profit/loss for Intera’s largest global consulting group. Provided engineering, simulation and software support services for clients in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and China.

CNG Development Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(October, 1988 to September, 1990) Staff Engineer
Management of oil and gas properties in conventional and unconventional (tight sands, shales, and coalbed) reservoirs. Production forecasting, field optimization, reserve estimates, formation evaluation, and depletion and drainage studies.

TENNECO OIL Exploration and Production, Denver, Colorado
(June, 1983 to September, 1988) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for management of oil and gas properties in the Rocky Mountain Region. Unitization studies for several enhanced recovery projects in North Dakota. Lead engineer for Tenneco’s significant interests in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico.


Professional Memberships:

  • Elected in 2015 as a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Member.
  • C. Drew Stahl Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award presented by the Pennsylvania State University, April 2011.
  • Chairman – Denver Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE); 2001/2002
  • SPE Henry Matson Technical Service Award, May 2000, for innovative contributions in the field of engineering in gas reservoirs.
  • Chairman; SPE Reprint Series on Layered Reservoirs
  • Editor; SPE Reprint Series on Reservoir Management
  • Professional Engineering Registration Committee
  • General Chairman, 1993 SPE Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium
  • Program Chairman, SPE Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium (1995, 1998, 2000)
  • SPE Gas Technology Committee;   SPE Reprint Series Committee
  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee
  • General Chairman; 2005 SPE Rocky Mountain Technical Conference


Publications:

  1. Sipeki, J. and Hower, T.L., “Impact of Operator’s Best Practices, Completion Design and Well Density on Projected Ultimate Recoveries of Horizontal Bakken Wells in Williams County, North Dakota”, to be presented at the 2013 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Denver, Colorado, 12-14 August.
  2. Aldrich, J., Hower T.L., and Sipeki, J., “Assessing and Advancing a CBM Resource Play Towards Commerciality – A Case Study From the UK; PEDL 159 Solway Basin”, presented at the AAPG 2012 International Convention, Singapore, September 2012.
  3. “Certification of Reserves and Resources for CSG Assets”, workshop presented at the Asia Pacific CBM Forum, 8 May 2011, Brisbane.
  4. “Modeling Unconventional Gas Reservoirs”, workshop presented 20-21 February 2010, Adelaide, Australia.
  5. “Performance Evaluation of CSG Reservoirs”, workshop presented 17-19 February 2010, Brisbane, Australia.
  6. “Reservoir Aspects of Unconventional Gas Resources: Coalbed Methane, Shales and Tight Gas”, workshop presented at the SMi Unconventional Gas Conference, London, April, 2009
  7. “Coalbed Methane Geology, Engineering and Reserves”, workshop presented January, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  8. “Coalbed Methane – Progressing from Resource to Reserves”, workshop presented at the SMi Unconventional Gas Conference, London, March, 2008
  9. “Coalbed Methane Reserves Workshop”, Brisbane, Australia, 2008
  10. “Recent Developments in Forecasting Coal Seam Methane Production”, presentation for the Brisbane, Australia SPE Section, 15 February 2005.
  11. “A U.S. Perspective. Forecast for the Future – Reliability of Supply and Deliverability of Coal Seam Methane Resources”, presentation at the December 2003 Australian CBM Conference in Brisbane.
  12. Hower, T.L., “Coalbed Methane Reservoir Simulation: An Evolving Science,” paper SPE 84424 presented at the 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, 5-8 October.
  13. Hower, T.L., Jones, J.E., Goldstein, D., Harbridge, W.: “Development of the Wyodak Coalbed Methane Resource in the Powder River Basin,” paper 84428 presented at the 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, 5-8.
  14. Gas Reservoir Management, Applied Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Engineering for Others; technical training manuals for OGCI/Petroskills industry training courses; 2001/2002.
  15. Principles of Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Engineering Mechanisms, technical training manuals for British Petroleum Corp., Sunbury, UK; 1999.
  16. Managing Water-Drive Gas Reservoirs, co-author of the textbook published by the Gas Research Institute, Chicago, Ill, 1993.
  17. Gas Reservoir Management and Gas Reservoir Modeling, technical training manuals for Amoco Production Company, Houston, Texas, 1993.
  18. Hower, T.L., Fugate, M.W., and Owens, R.W.: “Improved Performance in Aquifer Gas Storage Fields Through Reservoir Management”, paper SPE 26172 presented at the 1993 Gas Technology Symposium, 28-30 June, 1993, Calgary, Alberta.
  19. Hower, T.L., and Owens, R.W.: “Reservoir Management of a Gulf Coast Water-Drive Gas Field”, presented at the 1992 International Gas Research Conference, 16-19 November, Orlando, Florida.
  20. Hower, T.L., Lewis, D.R., and Owens, R.W.: “Recovery Optimization in a Multi-reservoir Offshore Gas Field with Water Influx”, paper SPE 24865 presented at the 1992 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 4-7 October, Washington, D.C.
  21. Hower, T.L., and Decker, M.K.: “Identifying Recompletion Candidates in Stratified Gas Reservoirs”, presented at the 1992 Mid-Continent Gas Symposium, 13-14 April, Amarillo, Texas.
  22. Hower, T.L. and Jones, R.E.: “Predicting Recovery of Gas Reservoirs Under Water-Drive Conditions”, paper SPE 22937 presented at the 1991 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 6-9 October, Dallas.
  23. Hower, T.L.: “Using Depletion Ratios to Select and Evaluate Drilling Locations in Naturally Fractured Gas Reservoirs”, paper SPE 20758 presented at the 1990 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 23-26 September, New Orleans.
  24. Hower, T.L. and Collins, R.E.: “Detecting Compartmentalization in Gas Reservoirs Through Production Performance”, paper SPE 19790 presented at the 1989 SPE Technical Conference and Exhibition, 8-11 October, San Antonio
Timothy Hower, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Field development planning, unconventional reservoir assessment and reserves, reservoir simulation, enhanced recovery, industry training courses
  • North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • Licensed professionally in Colorado and Wyoming

Alan Burzlaff, P.E.
Managing Partner

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
4700 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA
Tel.: +1 661 325 0038


Education:

  • B.Sc., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines
  • Graduated with High Honors


Professional Profile:

Over thirty years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • Reserves Evaluation, Reporting and Reservoir Simulation
  • Waterflood Evaluation, Design, Waterflood Surveillance and Optimization
  • Steamflood Design and Optimization
  • Thermal Recovery Process Selection and Application
  • Horizontal Well Analysis and Technology
  • International Petroleum Development Studies
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Petroleum Engineering Course Instruction
  • Well Test Design and Pressure Transient Test Analysis
  • Unitization and Equity Determination Studies
  • Property Evaluation and Economic Analysis

Registered Professional Engineer, State of California, #P1386


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Bakersfield, California
(2009 – Present) President MHA California
Project manager for U.S. Department of Energy contract providing geoscience, reservoir engineering and records management support services. Prepare and certify annual reserves reports. Supervise reservoir engineering consulting projects performed by multidisciplinary staff. Provide litigation support for upstream oil and gas disputes.

SERCO, INC. AND SI INTERNATIONAL INC.
(1995 – 2009) Director
Director of Petroleum and Environmental Division operations for Serco and SI International, Inc. (SI International was acquired by Serco in January 2009). Responsible for coordinating petroleum engineering work and quality control. Prepared annual year-end reserves reports and audits. Evaluated California heavy oil properties for application of cyclic and steam drive operations. Engineering consultant on numerous property acquisition projects, reserves studies and petroleum exploitation evaluations. Conducted reservoir engineering tasks associated with preparation of equity redetermination studies for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1), Elk Hills Field, Kern County, CA. Supported DOE NPR-1 office in planning and arranging for privatization of NPR-1. Resulted in the largest government privatization in history.

INTERA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(1993 – 1995) Manager
Managed office staff of seven professionals. Responsible for management of Department of Energy contract providing reservoir engineering support services to the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California, Elk Hills Field.

INTERA, ECLBERGESON PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGIES
(1990 – 1993) Senior Consultant
Project manager and industry course instructor (Pressure Transient Analysis, Advanced Well Testing). Analyzed pressure transient tests for wells in U.S., North Sea, Middle East and South America, including a number of horizontal well buildup tests. Performed horizontal well simulation study (Eclipse) of a fractured shale reservoir. Prepared study of current horizontal well technology and a manual of standard methods for horizontal well transient testing. Conducted development evaluation and steamflood project design for a giant Russian heavy oil field in Kazakh, S.S.R. Evaluated exploration discovery potential for two Vietnamese offshore blocks. Built simulation model and history matched performance of a light oil steamflood pilot project for the Department of Energy.

JERRY R. BERGESON & ASSOCIATES, INC.
(1989 – 1990) Senior Petroleum Engineer
Conducted numerous field studies and reserve evaluations. Evaluated Stevens Zone reservoir waterflood in Elk Hills Field for Department of Energy. Built 2-D and 3-D simulation models of a sector of the waterflood project to understand historical performance and predict ultimate oil recovery. Performed study of future petroleum discoveries in selected area of Williston Basin for gas transmission company.

TENNECO OIL E & P
(1977 – 1989) Sr. Petroleum Engineering Specialist
Directed reservoir engineering effort in the San Juan Basin. Prepared acquisition evaluations for the Rocky Mountain region. Conducted field studies, material balance work, and economic analyses for the region. Coordinated division budget preparation and five year plan forecast. Evaluated potential division expansion into Alberta Province, Canada. Designed and helped implement a large Stevens sand waterflood (Yowlumne field, Kern County, California). Responsible for the design of steam drive expansion projects in the Kern River Field, California. Optimized steam injection rates, evaluated steamflood performance, and recommended well remedial work. Performed well test design and analyses, unitization studies, reserve determinations, economic evaluations, reservoir simulation, and EOR screening studies.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Past Technical Editor, SPE Editorial Review Committee


Publications:

  1. Burzlaff, Alan A. “Unitizing and Waterflooding the California Yowlumne Oil Field”, SPE 11685, presented at the 1983 California Regional Meeting, Ventura, 23-25 March, 1983.
  2. Burzlaff, A.A., Harris Jr., B.R., “Thermal Simulation of Elk Hills Light-Oil Steamflood Pilot”, SPE 24036, presented at the 1992 Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, 30 March - 1 April, 1992.


Alan Burzlaff, P.E.
Managing Partner

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
4700 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA
Tel.: +1 661 325 0038


Education:

  • B.Sc., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines
  • Graduated with High Honors


Professional Profile:

Over thirty years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • Reserves Evaluation, Reporting and Reservoir Simulation
  • Waterflood Evaluation, Design, Waterflood Surveillance and Optimization
  • Steamflood Design and Optimization
  • Thermal Recovery Process Selection and Application
  • Horizontal Well Analysis and Technology
  • International Petroleum Development Studies
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Petroleum Engineering Course Instruction
  • Well Test Design and Pressure Transient Test Analysis
  • Unitization and Equity Determination Studies
  • Property Evaluation and Economic Analysis

Registered Professional Engineer, State of California, #P1386


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Bakersfield, California
(2009 – Present) President MHA California
Project manager for U.S. Department of Energy contract providing geoscience, reservoir engineering and records management support services. Prepare and certify annual reserves reports. Supervise reservoir engineering consulting projects performed by multidisciplinary staff. Provide litigation support for upstream oil and gas disputes.

SERCO, INC. AND SI INTERNATIONAL INC.
(1995 – 2009) Director
Director of Petroleum and Environmental Division operations for Serco and SI International, Inc. (SI International was acquired by Serco in January 2009). Responsible for coordinating petroleum engineering work and quality control. Prepared annual year-end reserves reports and audits. Evaluated California heavy oil properties for application of cyclic and steam drive operations. Engineering consultant on numerous property acquisition projects, reserves studies and petroleum exploitation evaluations. Conducted reservoir engineering tasks associated with preparation of equity redetermination studies for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1), Elk Hills Field, Kern County, CA. Supported DOE NPR-1 office in planning and arranging for privatization of NPR-1. Resulted in the largest government privatization in history.

INTERA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(1993 – 1995) Manager
Managed office staff of seven professionals. Responsible for management of Department of Energy contract providing reservoir engineering support services to the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California, Elk Hills Field.

INTERA, ECLBERGESON PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGIES
(1990 – 1993) Senior Consultant
Project manager and industry course instructor (Pressure Transient Analysis, Advanced Well Testing). Analyzed pressure transient tests for wells in U.S., North Sea, Middle East and South America, including a number of horizontal well buildup tests. Performed horizontal well simulation study (Eclipse) of a fractured shale reservoir. Prepared study of current horizontal well technology and a manual of standard methods for horizontal well transient testing. Conducted development evaluation and steamflood project design for a giant Russian heavy oil field in Kazakh, S.S.R. Evaluated exploration discovery potential for two Vietnamese offshore blocks. Built simulation model and history matched performance of a light oil steamflood pilot project for the Department of Energy.

JERRY R. BERGESON & ASSOCIATES, INC.
(1989 – 1990) Senior Petroleum Engineer
Conducted numerous field studies and reserve evaluations. Evaluated Stevens Zone reservoir waterflood in Elk Hills Field for Department of Energy. Built 2-D and 3-D simulation models of a sector of the waterflood project to understand historical performance and predict ultimate oil recovery. Performed study of future petroleum discoveries in selected area of Williston Basin for gas transmission company.

TENNECO OIL E & P
(1977 – 1989) Sr. Petroleum Engineering Specialist
Directed reservoir engineering effort in the San Juan Basin. Prepared acquisition evaluations for the Rocky Mountain region. Conducted field studies, material balance work, and economic analyses for the region. Coordinated division budget preparation and five year plan forecast. Evaluated potential division expansion into Alberta Province, Canada. Designed and helped implement a large Stevens sand waterflood (Yowlumne field, Kern County, California). Responsible for the design of steam drive expansion projects in the Kern River Field, California. Optimized steam injection rates, evaluated steamflood performance, and recommended well remedial work. Performed well test design and analyses, unitization studies, reserve determinations, economic evaluations, reservoir simulation, and EOR screening studies.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Past Technical Editor, SPE Editorial Review Committee


Publications:

  1. Burzlaff, Alan A. “Unitizing and Waterflooding the California Yowlumne Oil Field”, SPE 11685, presented at the 1983 California Regional Meeting, Ventura, 23-25 March, 1983.
  2. Burzlaff, A.A., Harris Jr., B.R., “Thermal Simulation of Elk Hills Light-Oil Steamflood Pilot”, SPE 24036, presented at the 1992 Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, 30 March - 1 April, 1992.
Alan Burzlaff, P.E.
Managing Partner

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Reservoir engineering and simulation, reserves valuations and economic analyses, thermal recovery and property evaluation
  • Waterflooding and steamflooding simulation
  • Licensed professional petroleum engineer in the state of California

Stan Kleinsteiber, P.E.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1978


Professional Profile:

  • In excess of 35 years petroleum engineering experience
  • Reservoir performance evaluation
  • Production forecasting and reserves determination
  • Technical instruction
  • Pressure transient analysis
  • Reservoir simulation studies
  • Reservoir fluid properties characterization
  • Hydraulic fracture design
  • Property acquisition evaluation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Studies in Algeria, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Romania, Tunisia, United States


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, Lakewood / Denver, Colorado:
(January 2004 to Present) Vice President
(May 1999 to 2004) Sr. Petroleum Engineer
Project management
Reservoir engineering studies and economic evaluations
Technical training course development and instruction

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Denver, Colorado:
(July 1998 – March 1999) Technology Coordinator
Managed $6.4 MM budget for technology services with internal and external providers. Consultant for ongoing business unit reservoir studies. Conducted study to determine the effect of reserve booking practices on asset financial performance measures.

(June 1981 – July 1998) Reservoir Engineer
Evaluated development projects in Red Oak Field, Oklahoma and Hugoton Field, Kansas. Coordinated reservoir engineering work for installation of miscible CO2 floods in Wertz and Lost Soldier Fields, Wyoming. Developed full pressure maintenance plan of depletion for the Anschutz Ranch East, rich gas condensate field in the Western U.S. Overthrust belt.

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Tulsa, Oklahoma:
(May 1980 – June 1981) Research Engineer
Conducted reservoir engineering studies for tar sand and heavy oil operations in Canada and Great Salt Lake, Utah.

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Riverton, Wyoming:
(June 1978 – May 1980) Production/Completion Engineer
Supported production operations in two gas fields and a heavy oil reservoir under steam flood. Designed well completion and initial fracture stimulations for low permeability gas wells in the Greater Green River Basin.


Professional Memberships:

  • Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado, USA
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


Publications:

  1. Agarwal, R.G., Gardner, D.C., Kleinsteiber S.W., and Fussell, D.D.: “Analyzing Well Production Data By Use of Combined Type Curve and Decline Curve Analysis Concepts”, Journal of Petroleum Technology, October 1998, pp. 76-77.
  2. Kleinsteiber, S.W.: “The Wertz Tensleep CO2 Flood: Design and Initial Performance”, Journal of Petroleum Technology, May 1990, pp. 630-636.
  3. Kleinsteiber, S.W., Wendschlag, D.D., and Calvin, J.W.: “A Study for Development of a Plan of Depletion in a Rich Gas Condensate Reservoir: Anschutz Ranch East Unit, Summit County, Utah, Uinta County Wyoming”, paper SPE 12042 presented at the 1983 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 5-8, San Francisco.


Expert Testimony at Trial or by Deposition:

Opal Littell, et al. v. Oxy USA, Inc., Case Number 98-CV-51, 26th Judicial District, District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, Civil Department
Retained by: Oxy USA, Inc.
Issue: Deductibility of gathering fees in calculating royalty payments
Testimony: Trial (2003)


Bonneville Fuels Corporation v. Williams Production RMT Company, Case Number 00CV274, District Court, Garfield County, Colorado
Retained by: Williams Production RMT Company
Issue: Retention of spacing unit versus wellbore rights under a lease assignment
Testimony: Deposition and Trial (2002)


Youngren, et al. v. Amoco Production Company, Case Number 89-CV-22, 26th Judicial District, District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, Civil Department
Retained by: Amoco Production Company
Issue: Deductibility of gathering fees in calculating royalty payments
Testimony: Deposition (2000), Trial (2001)


Stan Kleinsteiber, P.E.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1978


Professional Profile:

  • In excess of 35 years petroleum engineering experience
  • Reservoir performance evaluation
  • Production forecasting and reserves determination
  • Technical instruction
  • Pressure transient analysis
  • Reservoir simulation studies
  • Reservoir fluid properties characterization
  • Hydraulic fracture design
  • Property acquisition evaluation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Studies in Algeria, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Romania, Tunisia, United States


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, Lakewood / Denver, Colorado:
(January 2004 to Present) Vice President
(May 1999 to 2004) Sr. Petroleum Engineer
Project management
Reservoir engineering studies and economic evaluations
Technical training course development and instruction

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Denver, Colorado:
(July 1998 – March 1999) Technology Coordinator
Managed $6.4 MM budget for technology services with internal and external providers. Consultant for ongoing business unit reservoir studies. Conducted study to determine the effect of reserve booking practices on asset financial performance measures.

(June 1981 – July 1998) Reservoir Engineer
Evaluated development projects in Red Oak Field, Oklahoma and Hugoton Field, Kansas. Coordinated reservoir engineering work for installation of miscible CO2 floods in Wertz and Lost Soldier Fields, Wyoming. Developed full pressure maintenance plan of depletion for the Anschutz Ranch East, rich gas condensate field in the Western U.S. Overthrust belt.

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Tulsa, Oklahoma:
(May 1980 – June 1981) Research Engineer
Conducted reservoir engineering studies for tar sand and heavy oil operations in Canada and Great Salt Lake, Utah.

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Riverton, Wyoming:
(June 1978 – May 1980) Production/Completion Engineer
Supported production operations in two gas fields and a heavy oil reservoir under steam flood. Designed well completion and initial fracture stimulations for low permeability gas wells in the Greater Green River Basin.


Professional Memberships:

  • Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado, USA
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


Publications:

  1. Agarwal, R.G., Gardner, D.C., Kleinsteiber S.W., and Fussell, D.D.: “Analyzing Well Production Data By Use of Combined Type Curve and Decline Curve Analysis Concepts”, Journal of Petroleum Technology, October 1998, pp. 76-77.
  2. Kleinsteiber, S.W.: “The Wertz Tensleep CO2 Flood: Design and Initial Performance”, Journal of Petroleum Technology, May 1990, pp. 630-636.
  3. Kleinsteiber, S.W., Wendschlag, D.D., and Calvin, J.W.: “A Study for Development of a Plan of Depletion in a Rich Gas Condensate Reservoir: Anschutz Ranch East Unit, Summit County, Utah, Uinta County Wyoming”, paper SPE 12042 presented at the 1983 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 5-8, San Francisco.


Expert Testimony at Trial or by Deposition:

Opal Littell, et al. v. Oxy USA, Inc., Case Number 98-CV-51, 26th Judicial District, District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, Civil Department
Retained by: Oxy USA, Inc.
Issue: Deductibility of gathering fees in calculating royalty payments
Testimony: Trial (2003)


Bonneville Fuels Corporation v. Williams Production RMT Company, Case Number 00CV274, District Court, Garfield County, Colorado
Retained by: Williams Production RMT Company
Issue: Retention of spacing unit versus wellbore rights under a lease assignment
Testimony: Deposition and Trial (2002)


Youngren, et al. v. Amoco Production Company, Case Number 89-CV-22, 26th Judicial District, District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, Civil Department
Retained by: Amoco Production Company
Issue: Deductibility of gathering fees in calculating royalty payments
Testimony: Deposition (2000), Trial (2001)
Stan Kleinsteiber, P.E.
Managing Partner

Professional Highlights

  • Over 35 years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Tight gas sand reservoir analysis, CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery, gas condensate cycling project design
  • Training courses taught through the PetroSkills Alliance

Leslie O'Connor, L.P.G.
Managing Partner

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • Extended BSc Geology with Applied Engineering, North Arizona University, 1978
  • Graduate Studies in Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines


Professional Profile:

  • In excess of 35 years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Project management
  • Oil and gas field studies; United States, China, Mexico, South America, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia
  • Petrophysical studies
  • Unitization studies
  • Workover opportunity identification
  • Property evaluation, acquisition and divestitures
  • Reservoir and economic evaluation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Gas deliverability and gas storage
  • Coal bed methane studies
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Waterflood feasibility studies
  • Development of reservoir engineering courses for industry
  • Studied fields in the United States (essentially all oil and gas areas), U.K. Offshore, China, Mexico, South America, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(August 2011) Managing Partner and Petroleum Consultant
(March 2008) President and Petroleum Consultant
(May 2006) Vice President and Petroleum Consultant

Responsible for Denver and International operations: project manager, reserve and economic evaluations, litigation support, reservoir studies, acquisition and divestiture support. Manages an organization of approximately 30 people with active engineering projects worldwide. In charge of staff recruitment, development of new business and new business contacts, as well as maintaining relationships with the company’s existing client base.

SPROULE ASSOCIATES INC., Denver, Colorado
(February, 1997 to May, 2006) U. S. Manager and Petroleum Consultant
Responsible for U. S. operations; opened U. S. office for Sproule Associates Ltd. Project manager, reservoir studies, property evaluations, litigation support, acquisition and divestiture support, CBM studies, petrophysical studies, feasibility studies, reservoir and economic studies of properties throughout the U. S.

GEOQUEST RESERVOIR TECHNOLOGIES, DENVER, Colorado:
(Formerly Intera Petroleum and Jerry R. Bergeson & Associates, Inc.)
(January, 1981 to January, 1997) Petroleum Consultant
Technical reservoir studies, property evaluations, secondary recovery studies, gas deliverability and gas storage, petrophysical studies, unitization studies, expert testimony, reservoir and economic studies of properties in Williston Basin, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, West Coast and Gulf Coast areas of the U. S.

THUMS LONG BEACH COMPANY, Long Beach, California:
(January, 1980 to January, 1981) Development/Drilling Engineer
Responsible for design of highly deviated wellbores, completion design, field operations.

Dresser Atlas, Long Beach, California:
(August, 1978 to December, 1979) Field Engineer
Open hole logging operations and log interpretation. Supervised field crew, planned and operated offshore skid unit on Exxon’s offshore Belmont Island platform.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers – Recipient of the 1995 Regional Service Award
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers -Recipient of the 1990 Denver Section Service Award
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers-Recipient of the 2014 Regional Service Award
  • Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist #5270
  • Licensed Professional Geoscientist, Texas #181
  • Licensed Professional Geologist, Wyoming #PG-3059
  • Licensed Professional Geologist, Utah #5207412-2250


Publications:

  1. Seidle, John P. and O’Connor, Leslie S., “The Impact of Undersaturation on Coal Gas Economics”, SPE 107731, presented at the 2007 SPE Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 16-18 April 2007
  2. Seidle, John P., O’Connor, Leslie S., “Production Based Probabilistic Economics for Unconventional Gas”, SPE Paper #82024, 2003
  3. Cluff, Suzanne G., O’Connor, Leslie S. and Hansen, John T., “Petrophysical Analysis of the Frontier Formation (Cretaceous), Whiskey Buttes Field, Lincoln County, Wyoming”, SPE Paper 38379, 1997
  4. “Remaining Production Potential of Tight Gas Sand Wells in a Reservoir Under Curtailment”, GRI Atlas of Major Rocky Mountain Gas Reservoirs, 1993
  5. “Marketing Natural Gas from the Rocky Mountain Region”, GRI Atlas of Major Rocky Mountain Gas Reservoirs, 1993
  6. Seidle, John P., O’Connor, Leslie S, “The Impact of Undersaturation on Coal Gas Economics”, SPE Paper # 107731, 2007
  7. “Contingent Resources – Real World Examples”, presented at the 2008 annual SPEE meeting and at the 2008 COGA-RMAG meeting.
  8. Seidle, John P. and O’Connor, Leslie S., “Well Performance and Economics of Selected U.S. Shales”, Journal of the SPEE, January 2012.


Leslie O'Connor, L.P.G.
Managing Partner

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • Extended BSc Geology with Applied Engineering, North Arizona University, 1978
  • Graduate Studies in Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines


Professional Profile:

  • In excess of 35 years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Project management
  • Oil and gas field studies; United States, China, Mexico, South America, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia
  • Petrophysical studies
  • Unitization studies
  • Workover opportunity identification
  • Property evaluation, acquisition and divestitures
  • Reservoir and economic evaluation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Gas deliverability and gas storage
  • Coal bed methane studies
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Waterflood feasibility studies
  • Development of reservoir engineering courses for industry
  • Studied fields in the United States (essentially all oil and gas areas), U.K. Offshore, China, Mexico, South America, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(August 2011) Managing Partner and Petroleum Consultant
(March 2008) President and Petroleum Consultant
(May 2006) Vice President and Petroleum Consultant

Responsible for Denver and International operations: project manager, reserve and economic evaluations, litigation support, reservoir studies, acquisition and divestiture support. Manages an organization of approximately 30 people with active engineering projects worldwide. In charge of staff recruitment, development of new business and new business contacts, as well as maintaining relationships with the company’s existing client base.

SPROULE ASSOCIATES INC., Denver, Colorado
(February, 1997 to May, 2006) U. S. Manager and Petroleum Consultant
Responsible for U. S. operations; opened U. S. office for Sproule Associates Ltd. Project manager, reservoir studies, property evaluations, litigation support, acquisition and divestiture support, CBM studies, petrophysical studies, feasibility studies, reservoir and economic studies of properties throughout the U. S.

GEOQUEST RESERVOIR TECHNOLOGIES, DENVER, Colorado:
(Formerly Intera Petroleum and Jerry R. Bergeson & Associates, Inc.)
(January, 1981 to January, 1997) Petroleum Consultant
Technical reservoir studies, property evaluations, secondary recovery studies, gas deliverability and gas storage, petrophysical studies, unitization studies, expert testimony, reservoir and economic studies of properties in Williston Basin, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, West Coast and Gulf Coast areas of the U. S.

THUMS LONG BEACH COMPANY, Long Beach, California:
(January, 1980 to January, 1981) Development/Drilling Engineer
Responsible for design of highly deviated wellbores, completion design, field operations.

Dresser Atlas, Long Beach, California:
(August, 1978 to December, 1979) Field Engineer
Open hole logging operations and log interpretation. Supervised field crew, planned and operated offshore skid unit on Exxon’s offshore Belmont Island platform.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers – Recipient of the 1995 Regional Service Award
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers -Recipient of the 1990 Denver Section Service Award
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers-Recipient of the 2014 Regional Service Award
  • Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist #5270
  • Licensed Professional Geoscientist, Texas #181
  • Licensed Professional Geologist, Wyoming #PG-3059
  • Licensed Professional Geologist, Utah #5207412-2250


Publications:

  1. Seidle, John P. and O’Connor, Leslie S., “The Impact of Undersaturation on Coal Gas Economics”, SPE 107731, presented at the 2007 SPE Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 16-18 April 2007
  2. Seidle, John P., O’Connor, Leslie S., “Production Based Probabilistic Economics for Unconventional Gas”, SPE Paper #82024, 2003
  3. Cluff, Suzanne G., O’Connor, Leslie S. and Hansen, John T., “Petrophysical Analysis of the Frontier Formation (Cretaceous), Whiskey Buttes Field, Lincoln County, Wyoming”, SPE Paper 38379, 1997
  4. “Remaining Production Potential of Tight Gas Sand Wells in a Reservoir Under Curtailment”, GRI Atlas of Major Rocky Mountain Gas Reservoirs, 1993
  5. “Marketing Natural Gas from the Rocky Mountain Region”, GRI Atlas of Major Rocky Mountain Gas Reservoirs, 1993
  6. Seidle, John P., O’Connor, Leslie S, “The Impact of Undersaturation on Coal Gas Economics”, SPE Paper # 107731, 2007
  7. “Contingent Resources – Real World Examples”, presented at the 2008 annual SPEE meeting and at the 2008 COGA-RMAG meeting.
  8. Seidle, John P. and O’Connor, Leslie S., “Well Performance and Economics of Selected U.S. Shales”, Journal of the SPEE, January 2012.
Leslie O'Connor, L.P.G.
Managing Partner

Professional Highlights

  • Over 35 years of petroleum experience
  • Reserves valuations and economic analyses, reservoir engineering, conventional and unconventional reservoirs
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Licensed petroleum geologist in Louisiana, Utah and Wyoming, a licensed geoscientist in Texas

Jeff Aldrich, C.P.G.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • M. S., Geology, Texas A&M University, 1983
  • B. S., Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1977


Professional Profile:

  • In excess of 30 years petroleum geoscience experience
  • Geoscientist skilled in geological and geophysical analysis using multiple software platforms
  • Project management of multi-disciplinary reservoir studies
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of oil and gas field evaluation, acquisition and divestiture
  • Particularly strong in new field development planning, marginal fields, unconventional reservoirs and reserve assessments
  • Regional experience in China, Gulf of Mexico, India, Indonesia, Mid-Continent, Africa, North Sea, Europe, Rocky Mountains


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(June 2013 – Present) Partner
Lead geoscientist on a large offshore gas field development project involving multiple reservoirs and geo-modeling to develop the FDP; evaluations of exploration acreage for conventional oil prospect farm-in opportunities; evaluation of a large CBM geo-model to simulation model for reserve certification. Instructor for multiple training courses through the Petroskills Alliance. Unconventional evaluations of multiple basins of the Rockies, Appalachia, Australia, China, and Africa.

DART ENERGY, Singapore
(2011 - 2013) Portfolio Manager / Head of Exploration
Actively managed a balanced, growth oriented portfolio of assets for a global unconventional gas (CBM and shale gas) including the signing of a Chinese Shale Gas PSC; maintaining the corporate reserve books and reserve audits. Provided oversight to teams to collect and evaluate data on corporate assets, managed 3rd party reserve audits, resulting in a doubling of Contingent Resource Bookings and the adding of 65.5 TCF OGIP of shale gas to corporate books.

GREENPARK ENERGY, Chesterfield, U.K.
(2008 - 2011) Vice President Exploration
Managed all budgets, personnel, and regulations for subsurface and drilling activities for the UK’s largest CBM company. Interpreted and created own maps on multiple CBM and shale gas projects in the UK (structure, isopach, gas content, saturation), cross-sections, log interpretations and other geologic supporting analysis to support drilling and a plan of development on PEDL 159 and drilling on other licenses. Managed the company drilling program, drilling tender process, procurement, and supervised the AFEs and site work. Worked closely with and supported the planning application process for EIA reports and council planning applications, resulting in twenty five local planning permits and no rejections.

PETRO SA, Cape Town, South Africa
(2005 - 2008) Chief Geologist (Contract)
Supervised team of geologists with direct technical oversight, technical training and career planning responsibility. Responsible for varied drilling and production projects in Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, South Africa (Braedasdorp Karoo and Orange Basins), Mozambique, Venezuela, including shallow and deep water offshore drilling. Managed reserve audits and PEER reviews.

ENERGY RESOURCE ADVISORS, Denver, CO
(2004 - 2008) President and Chief Geologist
As Owner and Lead Consultant, created a farm-in opportunity in the Po Valley and selling two licenses to Northern Petroleum for a Vintage Petroleum wishing to exit (a discovery has been made). Evaluated and seismically mapped a block onshore Nigeria for an African independent who concluded the deal, drilled a discovery and put that field on production. As a Project Lead for MHA Petroleum Consultants managed a project for an IOC who required prospective deals in the Rocky Mountains screened.

FOREST OIL INTERNATIONAL, Houston, TX – Denver, CO
(1998 - 2004) Chief Geologist
In charge of G&G activities, datarooms, and technical department, which secured partners and drilled 14+ international exploration wells. Worked with Chief Geophysicist to create the prospect and drill the Ibhubesi gas discovery offshore South Africa. Evaluated Force Energy merger, whereby the company acquired large offshore Gabon block (pre and post salt) and a CBM block in Bowen Basin Australia. Responsible to state oil companies to mentor new geoscientists on a seconded basis. Successfully acquired JV partners for South Africa, Tunisia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Romania.

MAXUS ENERGY, Jakarta, Indonesia – Dallas, TX
(1993 – 1998) Exploration / Exploitation Geology / Geophysics (Jakarta)
(1990 – 1993) Geologist / Geophysicist (Dallas)
Jakarta: Team Lead of project to revitalize exploration in a mature basis with team of 10 geoscientists. Successfully led efforts to commercialize Indonesia’s marginal field after a decade of failed results.
Dallas, Texas: Held titles of Project Manager, Team Lead and Exploration Project Manager for various explorations in Ethiopia, Ogaden Basin, Tunisia, Senegal, Cote d’Ivorie, Egypt, Morocco, and southern Nevada. Led teams of geologists, geophysicists, engineers and IT to create a basin analyses and relational database.

PENNZOIL, Houston, TX
(1979 – 1990) Geologist / Geophysicist
In varying capacities, managed leases domestically and internationally. Developed the locations and targets for, at the time, the deepest onshore well test in the USA; The Oxy Danville Mtn #1. Managed teams for Federal offshore lease sales in Alaska, California, Gulf of Mexico and Cook Inlet.


Professional Memberships:

  • AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences President 2015-16
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • Denver International Petroleum Society
  • IPA Outstanding Service Award (1998)
  • AAPG Distinguished Service Award (2002)
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit (1991, 2008)


Publications:

  1. “Eastern Hemisphere Unconventional Plays: The View in 2013: Hope, Hype and Hysteria” Aldrich J., Presentation to the Denver International Petroleum Society, September, 2013.
  2. “Assessing and Advancing a CBM Resource Play towards Commerciality”. A case study from the UK; PEDL 159 Solway Basin. Aldrich, J., Hower, T., Sipek, J.; Oral Abstract AAPG International Meeting – Singapore , 2012
  3. “Exploration Rules: Lessons from three decades in the oil patch”. Aldrich, J.; Oral Abstract AAPG International Meeting – Singapore, 2012
  4. “Application of the new PRMS guidelines for CBM reserve and resource assessments”. A case sturdy from Indonesia; Aldrich, J.; AAPG GTW – Singapore, March 16, 2011
  5. “The use of the SPE/AAPG/WPC/SPEE PRMS reserve and resource reporting standard for unconventional plays: Assessing The CBM Potential of The UK.” Aldrich, J.; SPE London Section Presentation, 2010
  6. “Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane”. Aldrich, J.; Presentation to the Geological Society of South Africa Western Cape Branch, November 11, 2009
  7. “Seismic Interpretation Distribution and Numerical Modelling of Natural Gas Leakage on Block 2 of the Orange Basin Offshore South Africa”. Boyd, Donna L.; Anka Zahie; di Primio Rolando; de Wit Maarten; Aldrich Jeff; 11th SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting 2009, pp 576-581.
  8. 2008 AAPG International Convention in Cape Town South Africa Presentations, October 2008
  9. -Core, Log, and Seismic Character of a Complete Shallow Marine to Deep Marine, Basin Floor 3rd Order Depositional Sequence: The 14A Albian Low-Stand Wedge of the Bredasdorp Basin, Republic of South Africa. Aldrich, J., Gourrah, T., Madiseng, S., and Turner, J. Poster Abstract.
  10. -Pitfalls, Wrong Turns and Roadblocks from the Way to a Petroleum Reserve Standard: Comparisons of the SEC and SPE\WPC\AAPG\SPEE Reserve and Resource Standards. Aldrich, J., Dippenaar, A., and Poquioma, J. Oral Abstract.
  11. -Albian Channel Fairway Mapping, Orange Basin, Offshore West Coast South Africa. de Lange, A., Aldrich, J., and Sissing, C. Poster Abstract
  12. “The new SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE petroleum reserve management system”. Aldrich, J and Poquioma, J; Lecture given at SPE Southern Africa Chapter Meeting, January 25th, 2008
  13. “Recent activities in the continued development of the giant Ibhubesi gas field, South Africa”. Berge, T., Aldrich, J., Tsehlone, F., and Vele, N. AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 88 (2004), No.13. (Supplement), AAPG International Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Abstract. October 24-27, 2004.
  14. “Documentation of a New Petroleum System in the South Atlantic”. Aldrich, J., Zilinski, R., Edman, J., Leu, W., Berge, T., Corbett, K. AAPG Annual Convention, Oral Abstract. 2003.
  15. “Fluvial-Deltaic architecture of the Orange River Delta, examples from block 2A, AK 3D seismic survey”. Aldrich, J.B. and Berge, T.B. 2000, in SAGA 6th Biennial Conference and Exhibition, 28th September – 1st October 1999, paper 15.3
  16. “Fluvial-Deltaic Architecture of the Orange River Delta, Examples from Block 2A, AK 3D Seismic Survey”. Aldrich, J.B. and Berge, T.B. 2000, in proceedings from the 6th Annual 3-D Symposium, RMAG and DGS, 15 pages.
  17. “Are Marginal Fields Worth the Effort?” An examination of past efforts in incentives and a look forward to future potential”. Aldrich, J., and Kinney, L. AAPG International Convention and Exhibition, Oral Abstract. 2000.
  18. “A Win-Win commercialization of marginal fields in Indonesia by Pertamina, Migas, and YPF-Maxus Energy”. 2000 Herucokro, T., Girgis, J., Aldrich, J., Thomas, B., Sambas, M. in G. Kronman, D. Felio, T.O’Connor, eds, International Oil and Gas Ventures: a Business Perspective; AAPG, pp 385-398.
  19. “Joint national oil company / contractor multidiscipline marginal field teams: The dynamics of a win/win project”. SPE Advanced Technology Workshop, Chiba, Japan. Aldrich, J., Girgis, J., Titus, I., Abstract. April 6-8, 1998.
  20. “Petroleum Systems of the Asri Basin, Java Sea, Indonesia”. In the I.P.A. Proceedings of the Twenty - Sixth Annual Convention, 1998, in print; Sukanto, J., Nunuk, F., Aldrich, J. B., Rinehart, G. P., Mitchell, J.
  21. “Paleogene Basin Architecture of the Sunda and Asri Basins and Associated Non-Marine Sequence Stratigraphy”. In the I.P.A. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Sequence Stratigraphy in S.E. Asia; Jakarta,;. Aldrich, J. B., Rinehart, G. P., Ridwan, S., and Schuepbach, M. A. May 1995
  22. “The Stratigraphy and Age Relationships of the Jesomma Sandstone, Ogaden Basin Ethiopia”. Paper given at the 2nd Geological Congress of the Peoples Republic of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Aldrich, J. B., Gb. Yohannes Haptzegi, Bandt, K., Jensen, T.J., Paper. 1993.
  23. “The stratigraphy of the Hi-Lo #1 exploration well, Tikaboo Valley, Nevada: Proof of thrust tectonics”. Nevada Petroleum Society; Aldrich, J. B., and Herring, D, Annual Field Trip. 1992
  24. “Hydrothermal Alteration and Metalogenesis of the Palau-Kyushu Remnant Arc”. 1983. Thesis submitted and accepted for Master of Science Degree, Texas A&M University.
  25. “Alteration of Remnant Arc Debris, Site 448, Palau-Kyushu Ridge, Philippine Sea, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 59.” Aldrich, J., Tieh, T., and Scott, R. doi: 10.2973/dsdp.proc.59.135. 1981.
  26. “Hydrothermal Alteration Remnant Arc Basalts: DSDP Site 448, Leg 59”. Initial Reports of the IPOD-DSDP Leg 59, vol. 59, 1979; and given as an oral paper at the Annual A.G.U. Convention in Washington, D.C. 1979.


Jeff Aldrich, C.P.G.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • M. S., Geology, Texas A&M University, 1983
  • B. S., Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1977


Professional Profile:

  • In excess of 30 years petroleum geoscience experience
  • Geoscientist skilled in geological and geophysical analysis using multiple software platforms
  • Project management of multi-disciplinary reservoir studies
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of oil and gas field evaluation, acquisition and divestiture
  • Particularly strong in new field development planning, marginal fields, unconventional reservoirs and reserve assessments
  • Regional experience in China, Gulf of Mexico, India, Indonesia, Mid-Continent, Africa, North Sea, Europe, Rocky Mountains


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(June 2013 – Present) Partner
Lead geoscientist on a large offshore gas field development project involving multiple reservoirs and geo-modeling to develop the FDP; evaluations of exploration acreage for conventional oil prospect farm-in opportunities; evaluation of a large CBM geo-model to simulation model for reserve certification. Instructor for multiple training courses through the Petroskills Alliance. Unconventional evaluations of multiple basins of the Rockies, Appalachia, Australia, China, and Africa.

DART ENERGY, Singapore
(2011 - 2013) Portfolio Manager / Head of Exploration
Actively managed a balanced, growth oriented portfolio of assets for a global unconventional gas (CBM and shale gas) including the signing of a Chinese Shale Gas PSC; maintaining the corporate reserve books and reserve audits. Provided oversight to teams to collect and evaluate data on corporate assets, managed 3rd party reserve audits, resulting in a doubling of Contingent Resource Bookings and the adding of 65.5 TCF OGIP of shale gas to corporate books.

GREENPARK ENERGY, Chesterfield, U.K.
(2008 - 2011) Vice President Exploration
Managed all budgets, personnel, and regulations for subsurface and drilling activities for the UK’s largest CBM company. Interpreted and created own maps on multiple CBM and shale gas projects in the UK (structure, isopach, gas content, saturation), cross-sections, log interpretations and other geologic supporting analysis to support drilling and a plan of development on PEDL 159 and drilling on other licenses. Managed the company drilling program, drilling tender process, procurement, and supervised the AFEs and site work. Worked closely with and supported the planning application process for EIA reports and council planning applications, resulting in twenty five local planning permits and no rejections.

PETRO SA, Cape Town, South Africa
(2005 - 2008) Chief Geologist (Contract)
Supervised team of geologists with direct technical oversight, technical training and career planning responsibility. Responsible for varied drilling and production projects in Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, South Africa (Braedasdorp Karoo and Orange Basins), Mozambique, Venezuela, including shallow and deep water offshore drilling. Managed reserve audits and PEER reviews.

ENERGY RESOURCE ADVISORS, Denver, CO
(2004 - 2008) President and Chief Geologist
As Owner and Lead Consultant, created a farm-in opportunity in the Po Valley and selling two licenses to Northern Petroleum for a Vintage Petroleum wishing to exit (a discovery has been made). Evaluated and seismically mapped a block onshore Nigeria for an African independent who concluded the deal, drilled a discovery and put that field on production. As a Project Lead for MHA Petroleum Consultants managed a project for an IOC who required prospective deals in the Rocky Mountains screened.

FOREST OIL INTERNATIONAL, Houston, TX – Denver, CO
(1998 - 2004) Chief Geologist
In charge of G&G activities, datarooms, and technical department, which secured partners and drilled 14+ international exploration wells. Worked with Chief Geophysicist to create the prospect and drill the Ibhubesi gas discovery offshore South Africa. Evaluated Force Energy merger, whereby the company acquired large offshore Gabon block (pre and post salt) and a CBM block in Bowen Basin Australia. Responsible to state oil companies to mentor new geoscientists on a seconded basis. Successfully acquired JV partners for South Africa, Tunisia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Romania.

MAXUS ENERGY, Jakarta, Indonesia – Dallas, TX
(1993 – 1998) Exploration / Exploitation Geology / Geophysics (Jakarta)
(1990 – 1993) Geologist / Geophysicist (Dallas)
Jakarta: Team Lead of project to revitalize exploration in a mature basis with team of 10 geoscientists. Successfully led efforts to commercialize Indonesia’s marginal field after a decade of failed results.
Dallas, Texas: Held titles of Project Manager, Team Lead and Exploration Project Manager for various explorations in Ethiopia, Ogaden Basin, Tunisia, Senegal, Cote d’Ivorie, Egypt, Morocco, and southern Nevada. Led teams of geologists, geophysicists, engineers and IT to create a basin analyses and relational database.

PENNZOIL, Houston, TX
(1979 – 1990) Geologist / Geophysicist
In varying capacities, managed leases domestically and internationally. Developed the locations and targets for, at the time, the deepest onshore well test in the USA; The Oxy Danville Mtn #1. Managed teams for Federal offshore lease sales in Alaska, California, Gulf of Mexico and Cook Inlet.


Professional Memberships:

  • AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences President 2015-16
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • Denver International Petroleum Society
  • IPA Outstanding Service Award (1998)
  • AAPG Distinguished Service Award (2002)
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit (1991, 2008)


Publications:

  1. “Eastern Hemisphere Unconventional Plays: The View in 2013: Hope, Hype and Hysteria” Aldrich J., Presentation to the Denver International Petroleum Society, September, 2013.
  2. “Assessing and Advancing a CBM Resource Play towards Commerciality”. A case study from the UK; PEDL 159 Solway Basin. Aldrich, J., Hower, T., Sipek, J.; Oral Abstract AAPG International Meeting – Singapore , 2012
  3. “Exploration Rules: Lessons from three decades in the oil patch”. Aldrich, J.; Oral Abstract AAPG International Meeting – Singapore, 2012
  4. “Application of the new PRMS guidelines for CBM reserve and resource assessments”. A case sturdy from Indonesia; Aldrich, J.; AAPG GTW – Singapore, March 16, 2011
  5. “The use of the SPE/AAPG/WPC/SPEE PRMS reserve and resource reporting standard for unconventional plays: Assessing The CBM Potential of The UK.” Aldrich, J.; SPE London Section Presentation, 2010
  6. “Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane”. Aldrich, J.; Presentation to the Geological Society of South Africa Western Cape Branch, November 11, 2009
  7. “Seismic Interpretation Distribution and Numerical Modelling of Natural Gas Leakage on Block 2 of the Orange Basin Offshore South Africa”. Boyd, Donna L.; Anka Zahie; di Primio Rolando; de Wit Maarten; Aldrich Jeff; 11th SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting 2009, pp 576-581.
  8. 2008 AAPG International Convention in Cape Town South Africa Presentations, October 2008
  9. -Core, Log, and Seismic Character of a Complete Shallow Marine to Deep Marine, Basin Floor 3rd Order Depositional Sequence: The 14A Albian Low-Stand Wedge of the Bredasdorp Basin, Republic of South Africa. Aldrich, J., Gourrah, T., Madiseng, S., and Turner, J. Poster Abstract.
  10. -Pitfalls, Wrong Turns and Roadblocks from the Way to a Petroleum Reserve Standard: Comparisons of the SEC and SPE\WPC\AAPG\SPEE Reserve and Resource Standards. Aldrich, J., Dippenaar, A., and Poquioma, J. Oral Abstract.
  11. -Albian Channel Fairway Mapping, Orange Basin, Offshore West Coast South Africa. de Lange, A., Aldrich, J., and Sissing, C. Poster Abstract
  12. “The new SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE petroleum reserve management system”. Aldrich, J and Poquioma, J; Lecture given at SPE Southern Africa Chapter Meeting, January 25th, 2008
  13. “Recent activities in the continued development of the giant Ibhubesi gas field, South Africa”. Berge, T., Aldrich, J., Tsehlone, F., and Vele, N. AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 88 (2004), No.13. (Supplement), AAPG International Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Abstract. October 24-27, 2004.
  14. “Documentation of a New Petroleum System in the South Atlantic”. Aldrich, J., Zilinski, R., Edman, J., Leu, W., Berge, T., Corbett, K. AAPG Annual Convention, Oral Abstract. 2003.
  15. “Fluvial-Deltaic architecture of the Orange River Delta, examples from block 2A, AK 3D seismic survey”. Aldrich, J.B. and Berge, T.B. 2000, in SAGA 6th Biennial Conference and Exhibition, 28th September – 1st October 1999, paper 15.3
  16. “Fluvial-Deltaic Architecture of the Orange River Delta, Examples from Block 2A, AK 3D Seismic Survey”. Aldrich, J.B. and Berge, T.B. 2000, in proceedings from the 6th Annual 3-D Symposium, RMAG and DGS, 15 pages.
  17. “Are Marginal Fields Worth the Effort?” An examination of past efforts in incentives and a look forward to future potential”. Aldrich, J., and Kinney, L. AAPG International Convention and Exhibition, Oral Abstract. 2000.
  18. “A Win-Win commercialization of marginal fields in Indonesia by Pertamina, Migas, and YPF-Maxus Energy”. 2000 Herucokro, T., Girgis, J., Aldrich, J., Thomas, B., Sambas, M. in G. Kronman, D. Felio, T.O’Connor, eds, International Oil and Gas Ventures: a Business Perspective; AAPG, pp 385-398.
  19. “Joint national oil company / contractor multidiscipline marginal field teams: The dynamics of a win/win project”. SPE Advanced Technology Workshop, Chiba, Japan. Aldrich, J., Girgis, J., Titus, I., Abstract. April 6-8, 1998.
  20. “Petroleum Systems of the Asri Basin, Java Sea, Indonesia”. In the I.P.A. Proceedings of the Twenty - Sixth Annual Convention, 1998, in print; Sukanto, J., Nunuk, F., Aldrich, J. B., Rinehart, G. P., Mitchell, J.
  21. “Paleogene Basin Architecture of the Sunda and Asri Basins and Associated Non-Marine Sequence Stratigraphy”. In the I.P.A. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Sequence Stratigraphy in S.E. Asia; Jakarta,;. Aldrich, J. B., Rinehart, G. P., Ridwan, S., and Schuepbach, M. A. May 1995
  22. “The Stratigraphy and Age Relationships of the Jesomma Sandstone, Ogaden Basin Ethiopia”. Paper given at the 2nd Geological Congress of the Peoples Republic of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Aldrich, J. B., Gb. Yohannes Haptzegi, Bandt, K., Jensen, T.J., Paper. 1993.
  23. “The stratigraphy of the Hi-Lo #1 exploration well, Tikaboo Valley, Nevada: Proof of thrust tectonics”. Nevada Petroleum Society; Aldrich, J. B., and Herring, D, Annual Field Trip. 1992
  24. “Hydrothermal Alteration and Metalogenesis of the Palau-Kyushu Remnant Arc”. 1983. Thesis submitted and accepted for Master of Science Degree, Texas A&M University.
  25. “Alteration of Remnant Arc Debris, Site 448, Palau-Kyushu Ridge, Philippine Sea, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 59.” Aldrich, J., Tieh, T., and Scott, R. doi: 10.2973/dsdp.proc.59.135. 1981.
  26. “Hydrothermal Alteration Remnant Arc Basalts: DSDP Site 448, Leg 59”. Initial Reports of the IPOD-DSDP Leg 59, vol. 59, 1979; and given as an oral paper at the Annual A.G.U. Convention in Washington, D.C. 1979.
Jeff Aldrich, L.P.G. C.P.G.
Vice President

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years petroleum geoscience experience
  • New field development planning, marginal fields, unconventional reservoirs and reserve assessments
  • Licensed Professional Geologist LA 394 / Certified Petroleum Geologist AAPG 6254
  • U.S. domestic and Gulf of Mexico, China, SE Asia, India, Europe, Africa

John Seidle, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1972
  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Stanford, 1973
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1981


Professional Profile:

  • 30+ years of industry experience primarily in unconventional reservoirs
  • Reservoir engineering and economic studies for coalbed methane, shales, and tight oil
  • Property evaluation, technical assistance for acquisition and divestitures
  • Canadian NI 51-101 evaluations
  • Expert witness for litigation and regulatory commissions
  • Pilot and commercial enhanced coalbed methane projects
  • Pressure transient test design and analysis
  • Reservoir simulation studies
  • Laboratory rock and fluid tests, various coal property tests
  • 28 technical papers, one monograph chapter, six patents, and one monograph “Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering”
  • Unconventional reservoir experience in USA, Canada, Australia, China, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Colombia, Mexico, France, UK, Turkey, Poland, Mongolia, Ukraine


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(June 2006-present) Vice President and Senior Reservoir Engineer
Project manager and reservoir engineer involved in all aspects of unconventional reservoirs including exploration, development, production optimization, and enhanced recovery projects as well as reserves and economics evaluations, acquisitions and divestments, and technical support for investors and banks. Expert witness for litigation and regulatory hearings.

SPROULE ASSOCIATES INC., Denver, Colorado
(March 1999 to May 2006) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Coalbed methane and unconventional gas reservoir and economic studies, pressure transient test analyses, reservoir evaluations, simulation studies, reserves determinations, property evaluations, technical assistance for litigation, acquisition and divestiture support.

AMOCO PRODUCTION CO., MIDCONTINTENT BUSINESS UNIT, Denver, Colorado:
(August 1998 to February 1999) Reservoir Engineer
Reservoir Engineer for Red Oak Field, Arkoma Basin, Oklahoma. Duties included production analysis, well test interpretation, reservoir studies, and simulations.

AMOCO PRODUCTION CO., RESEARCH CENTER, Tulsa, Oklahoma:
(August 1981 to August 1998) Research Engineer, Senior Research Engineer
Involved in all phases of coalbed methane research including laboratory studies, field work, pressure transient analysis, development of reservoir simulators, rock properties testing, and enhanced recovery.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado # 35603
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Oklahoma # 16656
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Wyoming # 9506


Publications:

  1. Savimaki, Deborah and Seidle, John P., “An Assessment of Selected Rate-Decline Models for Horizontal Oil Wells in the Niobrara Formation”, SPE 167011, presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition-Asia Pacific held in Brisbane, Australia, 11-13 November 2013.
  2. Watson, Marshall and Seidle, John, “Havlena Odeh Method Solution for Coalbed Methane Reservoirs”, URTeC 1575791, presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado USA, 12-14 August 2013.
  3. O’Connor, Leslie S. and Seidle, John P., “Well Performance and Economics of Selected U. S. Shales”, The Journal of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, Vol. VI, Issue 1, Spring 2012. pp 7-14.
  4. Gierhart, R. R., Clarkson, C.R., Seidle, J. P., “Spatial Variation of San Juan Basin Fruitland Coalbed Methane Pressure Dependent Permeability: Magnitude and Functional Form”, IPTC 11333, presented at the 2007 International Petroleum Technology Conference, Dubai, U.A.E., 4-6 December 2007.
  5. Seidle, John P. and O’Connor, Leslie S., “The Impact of Undersaturation on Coal Gas Economics”, SPE 107731, presented at the 2007 SPE Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 16-18 April 2007.
  6. Clarkson, C. R., Jordan, C. L., Gierhart, R. R. and Seidle, J. P., “Production Data Analysis of CBM Wells”, SPE 107705, presented at the 2007 SPE Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 16-18 April 2007.
  7. Clarkson, C. R, Bustin, R. M., and Seidle, J. P., “Production Data Analysis of Single-Phase (Gas) CBM Wells”, SPE 100313, presented at the Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, 15-17 May, 2006.
  8. Seidle, J. P., and O’Connor, L. S., “Production Based Probabilistic Economics for Unconventional Gas”, SPE 82024, presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, Dallas Texas, 5-8 April, 2003.
  9. Seidle, J. P., “Coal Well Decline Behavior and Drainage Areas: Theory and Practice” SPE 75519, presented at the SPE Gas Technology Sypmosium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 30 April-2 May 2002.
  10. Seidle, J. P., “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost – Review of Selected Coalbed Methane Pilots” in Coalbed Methane of North America II, Schwochow and Nuncio, eds., Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 2002.
  11. Seidle, J. P., “Reservoir Engineering Aspects of CO2 Sequestration in Coals”, SPE 59788, presented at the 2000 SPE/CERI Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 3-5 April 2000.
  12. Seidle, J. P. “A Modified p/Z Method for Coal Wells”, SPE 55605, presented at the 1999 SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Gillette, Wyoming, 15-18 May 1999.
  13. Yee, D., Chaback, J. J., Raterman, K. T., and Seidle J. P., “Technology for CBM Recovery from Deep Coal Beds – I. Primary Recovery and I I. Enhanced Recovery by Nitrogen Injection”, papers presented at the Workshop on Coalbed Methane Recovery and Prospects for a Hydrogen Economy, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing, China, 18-19 January 1999.
  14. Combes, J. M., Chaback, J. J., Prasad, K. V. K., and Seidle, J. P., “The Southern Boundary of the San Juan Basin Coalbed Methane High-Production Fairway, New Mexico”, Proceedings of the 1997 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, 1997.
  15. Seidle, J.P., Sigdestad, C.A., Raterman, K.T., and Negahban, S., “Characterization of Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery Injection Wells”, SPE 38861, presented at the 1997 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, 5-8 October, 1997.
  16. Seidle, J.P. and Huitt, L.G., “ Experimental Measurement of Coal Matrix Shrinkage Due to Gas Desorption and Implications for Cleat Permeability Increases”, SPE 30010, presented at the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering, Beijing, PR China, 14-17 November, 1995.
  17. Seidle, J.P., and McAnear, J.F., “Pressure Falloff Testing of Enhanced Coalbed Methane Pilot Injection Wells”, SPE 30731, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, 22-25 October, 1995.
  18. Seidle, J.P. and Erickson, D.J., “Use of Vogel’s Inflow Performance Relation for Coal Wells”, SPE 26201, presented at the SPE Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, 28-30 June, 1993.
  19. Kemp, R. G., Nixon, D. B., Newman, N. A., and Seidle, J. P. “Geologic controls on the occurrence of methane in coal beds of the Pennsylvanian Hartshorne Formation, Arkoma basin, Oklahoma (abs.)”: AAPG Bulletin, v. 77, no. 9 (September), p. 1574. Paper presented at AAPG Midcontinent Section Meeting, Amarillo, Texas, October 10-12, 1993.
  20. Yee, D, Seidle, J.P., and Hanson, W.B., “Gas Sorption on Coal and Measurement of Gas Content”, Chapter 9 in Hydrocarbons from Coal, AAPG Studies in Geology #38, edited by B.E. Law and D.D. Rice, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1993.
  21. Palmer, I.D., Mavor, M.J., Seidle, J.P., Spitler, J.L., and Volz, R.F., “Openhole Cavity Completions in Coalbed Methane Wells in the San Juan Basin”, SPE 24906, presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers 67th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Washington, D.C, October 4-7, 1992.
  22. Seidle, J.P., Jeansonne, M.W., and Erickson, D.J., “Application of Matchstick Geometry to Stress Dependent Permeability in Coals” SPE 24361, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Casper, Wyoming, May 18-21, 1992.
  23. Seidle, J.P., “A Numerical Study of Coalbed Dewatering”, SPE 24358, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Casper, Wyoming, May 18-21, 1992.
  24. Metcalfe, R.S., Yee, D., Seidle, J.P., and Puri, R., “Review of Research Efforts in Coalbed Methane Recovery”, SPE 23025, presented at the SPE Asia-Pacific Conference, Perth, Australia, 4-7 November, 1991.
  25. Puri, R. and Seidle, J.P., “Measurement of Stress-Dependent Permeability in Coal and Its Influence on Coalbed Methane Production, In Situ, 16(3), 183-202 (1992). Originally presented as paper 9142 at the 1991 Coalbed Methane Symposium, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 13-16, 1991.
  26. Seidle, J.P., Kutas, G.M., and Krase, L.D., “Pressure Falloff Tests of New Coal Wells”, SPE 21809, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting and Low- Permeability Reservoirs Symposium, Denver, Colorado, April 15-17, 1991.
  27. Seidle, J.P. “Long-Term Gas Deliverability of a Dewatered Coalbed” Journal of Petroleum Technology, June 1993, p. 564. Originally presented as SPE 21488 at the SPE Gas Technology Symposium, Houston, Texas, January 23-25, 1991.
  28. Seidle, J. P. and Arri, L. E., “Use of Conventional Reservoir Models for Coalbed Methane Simulation”, paper CIM/SPE 90-118, presented at the International Technical Meeting hosted by the Petroleum Society of CIM and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Calgary, Alberta, 10-13 June, 1990.


John Seidle, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1972
  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Stanford, 1973
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1981


Professional Profile:

  • 30+ years of industry experience primarily in unconventional reservoirs
  • Reservoir engineering and economic studies for coalbed methane, shales, and tight oil
  • Property evaluation, technical assistance for acquisition and divestitures
  • Canadian NI 51-101 evaluations
  • Expert witness for litigation and regulatory commissions
  • Pilot and commercial enhanced coalbed methane projects
  • Pressure transient test design and analysis
  • Reservoir simulation studies
  • Laboratory rock and fluid tests, various coal property tests
  • 28 technical papers, one monograph chapter, six patents, and one monograph “Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering”
  • Unconventional reservoir experience in USA, Canada, Australia, China, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Colombia, Mexico, France, UK, Turkey, Poland, Mongolia, Ukraine


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(June 2006-present) Vice President and Senior Reservoir Engineer
Project manager and reservoir engineer involved in all aspects of unconventional reservoirs including exploration, development, production optimization, and enhanced recovery projects as well as reserves and economics evaluations, acquisitions and divestments, and technical support for investors and banks. Expert witness for litigation and regulatory hearings.

SPROULE ASSOCIATES INC., Denver, Colorado
(March 1999 to May 2006) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Coalbed methane and unconventional gas reservoir and economic studies, pressure transient test analyses, reservoir evaluations, simulation studies, reserves determinations, property evaluations, technical assistance for litigation, acquisition and divestiture support.

AMOCO PRODUCTION CO., MIDCONTINTENT BUSINESS UNIT, Denver, Colorado:
(August 1998 to February 1999) Reservoir Engineer
Reservoir Engineer for Red Oak Field, Arkoma Basin, Oklahoma. Duties included production analysis, well test interpretation, reservoir studies, and simulations.

AMOCO PRODUCTION CO., RESEARCH CENTER, Tulsa, Oklahoma:
(August 1981 to August 1998) Research Engineer, Senior Research Engineer
Involved in all phases of coalbed methane research including laboratory studies, field work, pressure transient analysis, development of reservoir simulators, rock properties testing, and enhanced recovery.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado # 35603
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Oklahoma # 16656
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Wyoming # 9506


Publications:

  1. Savimaki, Deborah and Seidle, John P., “An Assessment of Selected Rate-Decline Models for Horizontal Oil Wells in the Niobrara Formation”, SPE 167011, presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition-Asia Pacific held in Brisbane, Australia, 11-13 November 2013.
  2. Watson, Marshall and Seidle, John, “Havlena Odeh Method Solution for Coalbed Methane Reservoirs”, URTeC 1575791, presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado USA, 12-14 August 2013.
  3. O’Connor, Leslie S. and Seidle, John P., “Well Performance and Economics of Selected U. S. Shales”, The Journal of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, Vol. VI, Issue 1, Spring 2012. pp 7-14.
  4. Gierhart, R. R., Clarkson, C.R., Seidle, J. P., “Spatial Variation of San Juan Basin Fruitland Coalbed Methane Pressure Dependent Permeability: Magnitude and Functional Form”, IPTC 11333, presented at the 2007 International Petroleum Technology Conference, Dubai, U.A.E., 4-6 December 2007.
  5. Seidle, John P. and O’Connor, Leslie S., “The Impact of Undersaturation on Coal Gas Economics”, SPE 107731, presented at the 2007 SPE Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 16-18 April 2007.
  6. Clarkson, C. R., Jordan, C. L., Gierhart, R. R. and Seidle, J. P., “Production Data Analysis of CBM Wells”, SPE 107705, presented at the 2007 SPE Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 16-18 April 2007.
  7. Clarkson, C. R, Bustin, R. M., and Seidle, J. P., “Production Data Analysis of Single-Phase (Gas) CBM Wells”, SPE 100313, presented at the Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, 15-17 May, 2006.
  8. Seidle, J. P., and O’Connor, L. S., “Production Based Probabilistic Economics for Unconventional Gas”, SPE 82024, presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, Dallas Texas, 5-8 April, 2003.
  9. Seidle, J. P., “Coal Well Decline Behavior and Drainage Areas: Theory and Practice” SPE 75519, presented at the SPE Gas Technology Sypmosium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 30 April-2 May 2002.
  10. Seidle, J. P., “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost – Review of Selected Coalbed Methane Pilots” in Coalbed Methane of North America II, Schwochow and Nuncio, eds., Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 2002.
  11. Seidle, J. P., “Reservoir Engineering Aspects of CO2 Sequestration in Coals”, SPE 59788, presented at the 2000 SPE/CERI Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 3-5 April 2000.
  12. Seidle, J. P. “A Modified p/Z Method for Coal Wells”, SPE 55605, presented at the 1999 SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Gillette, Wyoming, 15-18 May 1999.
  13. Yee, D., Chaback, J. J., Raterman, K. T., and Seidle J. P., “Technology for CBM Recovery from Deep Coal Beds – I. Primary Recovery and I I. Enhanced Recovery by Nitrogen Injection”, papers presented at the Workshop on Coalbed Methane Recovery and Prospects for a Hydrogen Economy, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing, China, 18-19 January 1999.
  14. Combes, J. M., Chaback, J. J., Prasad, K. V. K., and Seidle, J. P., “The Southern Boundary of the San Juan Basin Coalbed Methane High-Production Fairway, New Mexico”, Proceedings of the 1997 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, 1997.
  15. Seidle, J.P., Sigdestad, C.A., Raterman, K.T., and Negahban, S., “Characterization of Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery Injection Wells”, SPE 38861, presented at the 1997 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, 5-8 October, 1997.
  16. Seidle, J.P. and Huitt, L.G., “ Experimental Measurement of Coal Matrix Shrinkage Due to Gas Desorption and Implications for Cleat Permeability Increases”, SPE 30010, presented at the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering, Beijing, PR China, 14-17 November, 1995.
  17. Seidle, J.P., and McAnear, J.F., “Pressure Falloff Testing of Enhanced Coalbed Methane Pilot Injection Wells”, SPE 30731, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, 22-25 October, 1995.
  18. Seidle, J.P. and Erickson, D.J., “Use of Vogel’s Inflow Performance Relation for Coal Wells”, SPE 26201, presented at the SPE Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, 28-30 June, 1993.
  19. Kemp, R. G., Nixon, D. B., Newman, N. A., and Seidle, J. P. “Geologic controls on the occurrence of methane in coal beds of the Pennsylvanian Hartshorne Formation, Arkoma basin, Oklahoma (abs.)”: AAPG Bulletin, v. 77, no. 9 (September), p. 1574. Paper presented at AAPG Midcontinent Section Meeting, Amarillo, Texas, October 10-12, 1993.
  20. Yee, D, Seidle, J.P., and Hanson, W.B., “Gas Sorption on Coal and Measurement of Gas Content”, Chapter 9 in Hydrocarbons from Coal, AAPG Studies in Geology #38, edited by B.E. Law and D.D. Rice, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1993.
  21. Palmer, I.D., Mavor, M.J., Seidle, J.P., Spitler, J.L., and Volz, R.F., “Openhole Cavity Completions in Coalbed Methane Wells in the San Juan Basin”, SPE 24906, presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers 67th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Washington, D.C, October 4-7, 1992.
  22. Seidle, J.P., Jeansonne, M.W., and Erickson, D.J., “Application of Matchstick Geometry to Stress Dependent Permeability in Coals” SPE 24361, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Casper, Wyoming, May 18-21, 1992.
  23. Seidle, J.P., “A Numerical Study of Coalbed Dewatering”, SPE 24358, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Casper, Wyoming, May 18-21, 1992.
  24. Metcalfe, R.S., Yee, D., Seidle, J.P., and Puri, R., “Review of Research Efforts in Coalbed Methane Recovery”, SPE 23025, presented at the SPE Asia-Pacific Conference, Perth, Australia, 4-7 November, 1991.
  25. Puri, R. and Seidle, J.P., “Measurement of Stress-Dependent Permeability in Coal and Its Influence on Coalbed Methane Production, In Situ, 16(3), 183-202 (1992). Originally presented as paper 9142 at the 1991 Coalbed Methane Symposium, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 13-16, 1991.
  26. Seidle, J.P., Kutas, G.M., and Krase, L.D., “Pressure Falloff Tests of New Coal Wells”, SPE 21809, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting and Low- Permeability Reservoirs Symposium, Denver, Colorado, April 15-17, 1991.
  27. Seidle, J.P. “Long-Term Gas Deliverability of a Dewatered Coalbed” Journal of Petroleum Technology, June 1993, p. 564. Originally presented as SPE 21488 at the SPE Gas Technology Symposium, Houston, Texas, January 23-25, 1991.
  28. Seidle, J. P. and Arri, L. E., “Use of Conventional Reservoir Models for Coalbed Methane Simulation”, paper CIM/SPE 90-118, presented at the International Technical Meeting hosted by the Petroleum Society of CIM and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Calgary, Alberta, 10-13 June, 1990.
John Seidle, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice President

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years of reservoir engineering experience
  • 28 technical papers, one monograph chapter, six patents, and one monograph "Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering"
  • Registered professional engineer in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Wyoming
  • USA, Canada, Australia, China, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Colombia, Mexico, France, UK, Turkey, Poland, Mongolia, Ukraine
 

Technical Team


Deb Ryan
Senior Reservoir Engineer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • Masters of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2007
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2004
    • Graduated with Honors
    • 2004 GTL Prize for Best Design Project, and Research Project published for 2004 Biomass Conference in Glasgow, Scotland


Professional Profile:

  • Eight years of experience in oil and gas engineering
  • Conventional Petroleum Engineering and CSG Reservoir Engineering
  • Excellent working knowledge of Petrel/Eclipse, Aries, Petroleum Experts, FAST CBM, PVTSim and Microsoft Office Suite


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC: Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
(2012 – present) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for creating production forecasts and estimation of recoverable oil, gas and/or condensate volumes from reservoirs using empirical, analytical, and dynamic simulation techniques for conventional and/or unconventional reservoirs. Interpreting pressure/rate transient analysis theory and application. Work with geoscientists to prepare estimates of hydrocarbon in-place, contribute to the preparation of Greenfield development plans through identifying optimum drilling locations and completion practices based upon local and world-wide best practices. Make economic and technical recommendations for value-added projects which include: infill drilling, recompletions and improved recovery projects.

ARROW ENERGY: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
(2011 – 2012) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for delivery of the Phase 1 Curtis Island LNG Development, focusing mainly on coal seam gas simulation modeling, resources maturation planning and field development planning in the Surat Basin. Duties included uncertainty analysis conducted in Petrel/Eclipse; work with Development team to optimize and generate the most economic development; provide the RE input for the EIS submission for the upstream part of the LNG project; responsibility for delivering the Surat Basin HMP in conjunction with the exploration team and determination of the well numbers and testing requirements to support the field development planning and reduce the subsurface uncertainty.

(2009 – 2010) Reserves Engineer
Served as the company focal point for reserves; responsible for management of external reserves certifiers; provided reserves recommendations to Executive Management based on SPE-PRMS reserves to support ASX announcements and annual reports. Worked with internal departments to collate all required data to support reserves certification. Provided Reserves and Reservoir Engineering support for Field Development Planning and LNG Feasibility study.

WOODSIDE ENERGY: Perth, Western Australia
(2Q 2009) Reservoir Engineer, Perth, Western Australia
Laminaria-Corallina Development Team
Responsible for reserves and forecasting, dynamic simulation and history matching, support of infill drilling operations and optimizing production through infill drilling and reservoir management. (1Q 2009) Petroleum Engineer, Tripoli, Libya
Libya Development Team Responsible for well test and fluid sampling planning, and development well completion modeling in carbonate reservoir to support field development planning (Prosper and Eclipse). Basin PVT modeling and well test analysis reporting. Mentored Libyan nationals in Eclipse and PVT software packages.

(3Q & 4Q 2008) Reservoir Engineer, Perth, Western Australia
Greater Western Flank Development Team (NWS)
Responsible for Lady Nora appraisal well planning and operations support. Planning of PVT program for gas fluid sampling and contingency planning for oil discovery. Successful implementation of gas, oil and water samples, with 34/35 successful pressure points and 12/12 fluid samples, including a 10L dead oil sample after encountering oil column. Thin oil rim analogue and feasibility study and reserves evaluation following oil discovery, presented to JV partners.

(2006 – 2008) Graduate Petroleum Engineer, Perth, Western Australia
Vincent Development Team Eclipse dynamic simulation to support well planning and forecasting; Co-ordinated Reservoir Management Plan prior to field start-up; PVT sampling analysis and characterization during both offshore operations and onshore support; Offshore work including support for horizontal geo-steering (with periscope) and water injector well injectivity tests; Offshore representative for development of well clean-up and facility start-up; Coil-tubing horizontal well intervention program into 2Km horizontal wells from a semi-sub to clean up the horizontal wells


Publications:

  • E. Lagendijk and D. Ryan. “From CSG to LNG: Modeling and Understand Key Subsurface Uncertainties for the Development of a Surat Basin Opportunity, in Queensland, Australia” CSUG/SPE 137651. Presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources & International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 2010.
  • D. Savimaki (Ryan) and J.Seidle, An Assessment of Selected Rate-Decline Models for Horizontal Oil Wells in the Niobrara Formation, SPE 167011. Presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition-Asia Pacific held in Brisbane Australia, 11-13 November 2013.


Deb Ryan
Senior Reservoir Engineer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • Masters of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2007
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2004
    • Graduated with Honors
    • 2004 GTL Prize for Best Design Project, and Research Project published for 2004 Biomass Conference in Glasgow, Scotland


Professional Profile:

  • Eight years of experience in oil and gas engineering
  • Conventional Petroleum Engineering and CSG Reservoir Engineering
  • Excellent working knowledge of Petrel/Eclipse, Aries, Petroleum Experts, FAST CBM, PVTSim and Microsoft Office Suite


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC: Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
(2012 – present) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for creating production forecasts and estimation of recoverable oil, gas and/or condensate volumes from reservoirs using empirical, analytical, and dynamic simulation techniques for conventional and/or unconventional reservoirs. Interpreting pressure/rate transient analysis theory and application. Work with geoscientists to prepare estimates of hydrocarbon in-place, contribute to the preparation of Greenfield development plans through identifying optimum drilling locations and completion practices based upon local and world-wide best practices. Make economic and technical recommendations for value-added projects which include: infill drilling, recompletions and improved recovery projects.

ARROW ENERGY: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
(2011 – 2012) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for delivery of the Phase 1 Curtis Island LNG Development, focusing mainly on coal seam gas simulation modeling, resources maturation planning and field development planning in the Surat Basin. Duties included uncertainty analysis conducted in Petrel/Eclipse; work with Development team to optimize and generate the most economic development; provide the RE input for the EIS submission for the upstream part of the LNG project; responsibility for delivering the Surat Basin HMP in conjunction with the exploration team and determination of the well numbers and testing requirements to support the field development planning and reduce the subsurface uncertainty.

(2009 – 2010) Reserves Engineer
Served as the company focal point for reserves; responsible for management of external reserves certifiers; provided reserves recommendations to Executive Management based on SPE-PRMS reserves to support ASX announcements and annual reports. Worked with internal departments to collate all required data to support reserves certification. Provided Reserves and Reservoir Engineering support for Field Development Planning and LNG Feasibility study.

WOODSIDE ENERGY: Perth, Western Australia
(2Q 2009) Reservoir Engineer, Perth, Western Australia
Laminaria-Corallina Development Team
Responsible for reserves and forecasting, dynamic simulation and history matching, support of infill drilling operations and optimizing production through infill drilling and reservoir management. (1Q 2009) Petroleum Engineer, Tripoli, Libya
Libya Development Team Responsible for well test and fluid sampling planning, and development well completion modeling in carbonate reservoir to support field development planning (Prosper and Eclipse). Basin PVT modeling and well test analysis reporting. Mentored Libyan nationals in Eclipse and PVT software packages.

(3Q & 4Q 2008) Reservoir Engineer, Perth, Western Australia
Greater Western Flank Development Team (NWS)
Responsible for Lady Nora appraisal well planning and operations support. Planning of PVT program for gas fluid sampling and contingency planning for oil discovery. Successful implementation of gas, oil and water samples, with 34/35 successful pressure points and 12/12 fluid samples, including a 10L dead oil sample after encountering oil column. Thin oil rim analogue and feasibility study and reserves evaluation following oil discovery, presented to JV partners.

(2006 – 2008) Graduate Petroleum Engineer, Perth, Western Australia
Vincent Development Team Eclipse dynamic simulation to support well planning and forecasting; Co-ordinated Reservoir Management Plan prior to field start-up; PVT sampling analysis and characterization during both offshore operations and onshore support; Offshore work including support for horizontal geo-steering (with periscope) and water injector well injectivity tests; Offshore representative for development of well clean-up and facility start-up; Coil-tubing horizontal well intervention program into 2Km horizontal wells from a semi-sub to clean up the horizontal wells


Publications:

  • E. Lagendijk and D. Ryan. “From CSG to LNG: Modeling and Understand Key Subsurface Uncertainties for the Development of a Surat Basin Opportunity, in Queensland, Australia” CSUG/SPE 137651. Presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources & International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 2010.
  • D. Savimaki (Ryan) and J.Seidle, An Assessment of Selected Rate-Decline Models for Horizontal Oil Wells in the Niobrara Formation, SPE 167011. Presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition-Asia Pacific held in Brisbane Australia, 11-13 November 2013.
Deb Ryan
Senior Reservoir Engineer

Professional Highlights

  • 10 years of reservoir engineering experience
  • Dynamic simulation for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, uncertainty analysis, PVT modeling and well test analysis
  • Conventional and unconventional reserves and resources evaluation
  • Australia, U.S., Libya, S. America, Europe

Julianna Sipeki
Senior Reservoir Engineer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 2008 (graduated Summa Cum Laude)


Professional Profile:

  • Prepare Economic Analyses, Reserves and Valuation Reports for various U.S. and international clients
  • Evaluation of a US $7 billion successful acquisition involving 15,000+ wells in seven basins
  • Coordinated business development evaluations for Bayswater Exploration and Production, LLC
  • Equity determination of large North African oil field, including coordinating the preparation of the final Expert report and decision
  • Resource assessment and economic valuation of shale gas project in Ireland
  • Field development and reserves/resources studies of Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Woodford shale projects, US
  • Reservoir simulation of onshore/offshore oil field in New Zealand
  • Evaluation of deep shale in Cooper-Eromanga Basin, Australia
  • Evaluation of horizontal well spacing and optimum completion design in the Granite Wash formation,Texas, US
  • Evaluation of CBM project in Ordos Basin, China
  • Production forecast and field development of CBM in UK
  • Equity determination of large North African oil field, including coordinating the preparation of the final Expert report and decision
  • Prepare exhibits for increased well density, exception well location, forced pooling, and well spacing for numerous hearing before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Preparation of CBM workshop for Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, May 7-8, 2011
  • Computer Skills:
  • ARIES, Petra, ECLIPSE, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiar with Fekete Harmony, Petrel, ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(January 2009 - Present) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for performing evaluations and economic analyses on both conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields, including secondary recovery potential. Applying various types of reservoir simulation techniques and software applications, to determine reservoir characteristics and hydrocarbons-in-place, and to prepare field development plans. Report writing, preparation, and production.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers – Board Member – Secretary
  • Rocky Mountain Region “Young Member Outstanding Service Award” Marketing, Sponsorship, and Exhibition Committee Chairperson, 2014 Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Conference and Exhibition Technical Session Chairperson, 2014 Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Conference and Exhibition


Publications:

  • Sipeki, J. and Hower, T.L., “Impact of Operator’s Best Practices, Completion Design and Well Density on Projected Ultimate Recoveries of Horizontal Bakken Wells in Williams County, North Dakota”, to be presented at the 2013 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Denver, Colorado, 12-14 August, 2013.
  • Aldrich, Jeffrey B., Hower, Tim L., and Sipeki, Julianna, 2012, Assessing and Advancing a CBM Resource Play Towards Commerciality – A Case Study from the UK; PEDL 159 Solway Basin: AAPG International Conference & Exhibition, Singapore, 16-19 September, 2012.
  • Eppinger, Robert G., and Sipeki, Julianna, 2006, Database of geoscientific references through 2006 for Afghanistan, version 1: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1370.
  • Eppinger, Robert G., Sipeki, Julianna, and Scofield, M.L., 2007, Database of geoscientific references through 2007 for Afghanistan, version 2: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1297.


Julianna Sipeki
Senior Reservoir Engineer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 2008 (graduated Summa Cum Laude)


Professional Profile:

  • Prepare Economic Analyses, Reserves and Valuation Reports for various U.S. and international clients
  • Evaluation of a US $7 billion successful acquisition involving 15,000+ wells in seven basins
  • Coordinated business development evaluations for Bayswater Exploration and Production, LLC
  • Equity determination of large North African oil field, including coordinating the preparation of the final Expert report and decision
  • Resource assessment and economic valuation of shale gas project in Ireland
  • Field development and reserves/resources studies of Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Woodford shale projects, US
  • Reservoir simulation of onshore/offshore oil field in New Zealand
  • Evaluation of deep shale in Cooper-Eromanga Basin, Australia
  • Evaluation of horizontal well spacing and optimum completion design in the Granite Wash formation,Texas, US
  • Evaluation of CBM project in Ordos Basin, China
  • Production forecast and field development of CBM in UK
  • Equity determination of large North African oil field, including coordinating the preparation of the final Expert report and decision
  • Prepare exhibits for increased well density, exception well location, forced pooling, and well spacing for numerous hearing before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Preparation of CBM workshop for Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium, May 7-8, 2011
  • Computer Skills:
  • ARIES, Petra, ECLIPSE, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiar with Fekete Harmony, Petrel, ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(January 2009 - Present) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for performing evaluations and economic analyses on both conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields, including secondary recovery potential. Applying various types of reservoir simulation techniques and software applications, to determine reservoir characteristics and hydrocarbons-in-place, and to prepare field development plans. Report writing, preparation, and production.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers – Board Member – Secretary
  • Rocky Mountain Region “Young Member Outstanding Service Award” Marketing, Sponsorship, and Exhibition Committee Chairperson, 2014 Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Conference and Exhibition Technical Session Chairperson, 2014 Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Conference and Exhibition


Publications:

  • Sipeki, J. and Hower, T.L., “Impact of Operator’s Best Practices, Completion Design and Well Density on Projected Ultimate Recoveries of Horizontal Bakken Wells in Williams County, North Dakota”, to be presented at the 2013 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Denver, Colorado, 12-14 August, 2013.
  • Aldrich, Jeffrey B., Hower, Tim L., and Sipeki, Julianna, 2012, Assessing and Advancing a CBM Resource Play Towards Commerciality – A Case Study from the UK; PEDL 159 Solway Basin: AAPG International Conference & Exhibition, Singapore, 16-19 September, 2012.
  • Eppinger, Robert G., and Sipeki, Julianna, 2006, Database of geoscientific references through 2006 for Afghanistan, version 1: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1370.
  • Eppinger, Robert G., Sipeki, Julianna, and Scofield, M.L., 2007, Database of geoscientific references through 2007 for Afghanistan, version 2: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1297.
Julianna Sipeki, P.E.
Senior Reservoir Engineer

Professional Highlights

  • 8 years of reservoir engineering experience
  • Reservoir simulation, field development, reserve valuation and economic analysis for conventional and unconventional fields
  • Registered professional engineer in Colorado
  • U.S., Canada, Australia, China, Europe, Africa, S. America

Karen C. Miller
Senior Reservoir Engineer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
4700 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA
Tel.: +1 661 325 0038


Education:

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, 1974


Professional Profile:

Over thirty years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • Reservoir simulation
  • Thermal recovery design and analysis
  • Database management and implementation
  • Reserves evaluation and analysis
  • Production surveillance


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants
(2009 – Present) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Construct simulation models for heavy oil reservoirs in Kern County CA. Manage production and engineering databases. Estimate oil and gas reserves using decline curve analysis. Build economic cases in Merak PEEP software for reserves reporting. Participated on reserves team that evaluated PDP reserves for CA properties of large oil company. Program EXCEL files using VBA code. Supervise engineering technicians and tech workload.

SERCO-NORTH AMERICA, INC.AND SI INTERNATIONAL
(1995 – 2009) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Conduct thermal simulation studies. Build production and engineering databases. Prepare reserves evaluation. Manage geologic and engineering data sets for the Elk Hills equity redetermination and performed data analyses related to reservoir performance and volumetrics.

EVANS CAREY & CROZIER
(1991 – 1995) Staff Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for reservoir engineering on the equity redetermination study Naval Petroleum Reserve #1, Elk Hills field. Responsibilities include the determination of new hydrocarbon volumetrics, through the evaluation of well log and core data, and the use of database, mapping, and spreadsheet programs.

CONSULTANT
(1984 – 1985) Reservoir Engineer
Conducted major reservoir studies for fields in Contra Costa County, CA and Ventura, County, CA.

CENTRAL PACIFIC RESOURCES
(1983 – 1991) Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for all internal accounting for independent oil producer.

TENNECO OIL COMPANY
(1980 – 1982) Consultant
Prepare annual reserve recognition accounting submittal for the Division. Coordinate annual $150 million operating budget. Responsible for reservoir engineering on Tenneco’s 16 operated properties in the Bakersfield Arch.

TENNECO OIL COMPANY
(1979 – 1980) Senior Project Engineer
Responsible for reservoir engineering on the 6600 BOPD Yowlumne Unit “A” waterflood project. Coordinate the Division’s $135 million annual operating budget, and five year forecast.

EXXON COMPANY, USA
(1978 – 1979) Reservoir Engineering Supervisor
Reservoir Engineering supervisor. Directly supervise five reservoir engineers and three support personnel. Responsible for surveillance on 135 multi-completion wells producing 16,000 BOPD and 260 MMCFPD.

EXXON COMPANY, USA
(1974 – 1978) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible on an individual basis for the continuous economic evaluation of the $310 million Santa Barbara Channel Project.


Karen C. Miller
Senior Reservoir Engineer

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
4700 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA
Tel.: +1 661 325 0038


Education:

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, 1974


Professional Profile:

Over thirty years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • Reservoir simulation
  • Thermal recovery design and analysis
  • Database management and implementation
  • Reserves evaluation and analysis
  • Production surveillance


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants
(2009 – Present) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Construct simulation models for heavy oil reservoirs in Kern County CA. Manage production and engineering databases. Estimate oil and gas reserves using decline curve analysis. Build economic cases in Merak PEEP software for reserves reporting. Participated on reserves team that evaluated PDP reserves for CA properties of large oil company. Program EXCEL files using VBA code. Supervise engineering technicians and tech workload.

SERCO-NORTH AMERICA, INC.AND SI INTERNATIONAL
(1995 – 2009) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Conduct thermal simulation studies. Build production and engineering databases. Prepare reserves evaluation. Manage geologic and engineering data sets for the Elk Hills equity redetermination and performed data analyses related to reservoir performance and volumetrics.

EVANS CAREY & CROZIER
(1991 – 1995) Staff Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for reservoir engineering on the equity redetermination study Naval Petroleum Reserve #1, Elk Hills field. Responsibilities include the determination of new hydrocarbon volumetrics, through the evaluation of well log and core data, and the use of database, mapping, and spreadsheet programs.

CONSULTANT
(1984 – 1985) Reservoir Engineer
Conducted major reservoir studies for fields in Contra Costa County, CA and Ventura, County, CA.

CENTRAL PACIFIC RESOURCES
(1983 – 1991) Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for all internal accounting for independent oil producer.

TENNECO OIL COMPANY
(1980 – 1982) Consultant
Prepare annual reserve recognition accounting submittal for the Division. Coordinate annual $150 million operating budget. Responsible for reservoir engineering on Tenneco’s 16 operated properties in the Bakersfield Arch.

TENNECO OIL COMPANY
(1979 – 1980) Senior Project Engineer
Responsible for reservoir engineering on the 6600 BOPD Yowlumne Unit “A” waterflood project. Coordinate the Division’s $135 million annual operating budget, and five year forecast.

EXXON COMPANY, USA
(1978 – 1979) Reservoir Engineering Supervisor
Reservoir Engineering supervisor. Directly supervise five reservoir engineers and three support personnel. Responsible for surveillance on 135 multi-completion wells producing 16,000 BOPD and 260 MMCFPD.

EXXON COMPANY, USA
(1974 – 1978) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Responsible on an individual basis for the continuous economic evaluation of the $310 million Santa Barbara Channel Project.

Karen C. Miller
Senior Reservoir Engineer

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years of petroleum engineering experience
  • Reservoir simulation, thermal recovery and analysis, reserves evaluation and analysis
  • Production surveillance

Jaye Pruett
Senior Geologist

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
4700 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA
Tel.: +1 661 325 0038


Education:

  • M.S., Geophysics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1984
  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979


Professional Profile:

Over twenty five years of geological experience including:

  • Geological cross-sections, mapping and core analysis
  • Reservoir data capture and analyses
  • UIC Class I and II injection well permitting
  • Hydrogeological studies, environmental characterization, geotechnical investigation, geophysical modeling, geological mapping
  • Project management
  • Data management, analysis, and implementation expertise
  • Software EXCEL, ACCESS, Surfer, Merak Peep, TRC PHDWin, Geographix DSS


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS
(2010 – Present) Senior Geologist
Reserves analysis (Merak Peep). Preparation of EPA UIC Permit Application for Class I non-hazardous injection wells. Database maintenance (Microsoft Office Access); data retrieval and presentation (Geographix DSS, Excel).

SERCO, INC. AND SI INTERNATIONAL INC.
(1997 -2008) Geologist
Lead geologist in model development of geology and current groundwater conditions of southern San Joaquin Valley. Project scope included research, acquisition and synthesis of available geologic, hydrologic and topographic data, and 3D visualization of acquired data via EarthVision. Geologist for various environmental projects, including assessment of viability for waste water disposal in shut-in wells. QA/QC data manager for paycount and fluid contact data used in Elk Hills Shallow Oil Zone Equity Evaluation. Project geologist assisting in log correlation and gas zone identification.

ENSR
(1990 – 1995) Geologist/Project Manager
Lead technical geologist and project manager of geological and hydrogeological investigations to assess potential for/extent of environmental impact to subsurface. Project scopes included: interaction/negotiation with regulators, design and preparation of work plans and sampling and analysis plans, audits of facility and “previous use” practices, cost and logistical planning for personnel and subcontracted work, design and execution of field exploration programs (borehole logging and sampling, groundwater sampling, well slug and aquifer pump tests, soil gas chromatography, stratigraphic coring, geophysical well logging), determination of waste disposition, data reduction and interpretation, and presentation of findings and recommendations. Business development responsibilities included identification of potential markets, development of capabilities statements, and design and preparation of proposals.

EARTH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
(1988 – 1990) Geologist / Project Manager
Geologist and project manager of geological hydrogeological investigations to assess potential for/extent of environmental impact to subsurface. Project scopes included regulatory interaction/negotiation, design of field exploration programs and acquisition of data (e.g., borehole logging and groundwater sampling), data reduction and interpretation, and presentation of findings and recommendations. Business development responsibilities included design and preparation of proposals.

EARTH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
(1985 – 1988) Project Geologist
Lead engineering geologist of investigations to access potential geohazards (e.g., location and activity of faults and landslides, erosional trends, liquefaction potential, slope instability) with regard to proposed development. Project scopes included identification of appropriate building code requirements and geohazard regulatory guidelines, design of field exploration programs and acquisition of data ( e.g., bucket auger logging, trench logging, borehole logging and sampling, aerial photo interpretation, and review of published geologic data), reduction and interpretation of data, development of mitigation recommendations, and presentation of findings.

OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICES INCORPORATED
(1983 – 1985) Computer Programmer
Computer programmer (FORTRAN) for time dependent and time independent data acquisition and reduction.


Professional Memberships:

  • Certified Hydrogeologist #174, California, 1995
  • Registered Geologist #4839, California, 1990
  • Certified Engineering Geologist #1511, California, 1990


Publications:

  • Gravity Study of the Boundary Between the Western Transverse Ranges and Santa Maria Basin, California”, J.E. Updegraff and B.P.Luyendyk, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 94, no. B2, pp. 1817-1825, February 10, 1989.


Additional Technical Training:

  • “Groundwater Flow Modeling”, California State University, Bakersfield
  • “Principles of Subsurface Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling”, Association of Groundwater
  • Scientist and Engineers, National Water Well Association (National Groundwater Association)
  • “Groundwater Hydrology”, Wright State University
  • “Principles of Hazardous Materials Management”, University of California Extension, Santa Barbara
  • “Interpretation of Environmental Data”, University of California Extension, Santa Barbara
  • “Regulatory Framework for Toxic Substances”, University of California Extension, Santa Barbara
  • “Engineering Geology”, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin
  • 40 hr OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, 29 CFR, 1910.120
  • 40 hr OSHA Right to Know, 29 CFR, 1910.1200
  • OSHA Health and Safety for Management and Supervisors, 29 CFR, 1910.120 (e)(4)
  • Radiation Safety and Use of Nuclear Soil Gauges
  • Loss Prevention, California Geotechnical Engineers Association


Jaye Pruett
Senior Geologist

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
4700 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA
Tel.: +1 661 325 0038


Education:

  • M.S., Geophysics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1984
  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979


Professional Profile:

Over twenty five years of geological experience including:

  • Geological cross-sections, mapping and core analysis
  • Reservoir data capture and analyses
  • UIC Class I and II injection well permitting
  • Hydrogeological studies, environmental characterization, geotechnical investigation, geophysical modeling, geological mapping
  • Project management
  • Data management, analysis, and implementation expertise
  • Software EXCEL, ACCESS, Surfer, Merak Peep, TRC PHDWin, Geographix DSS


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS
(2010 – Present) Senior Geologist
Reserves analysis (Merak Peep). Preparation of EPA UIC Permit Application for Class I non-hazardous injection wells. Database maintenance (Microsoft Office Access); data retrieval and presentation (Geographix DSS, Excel).

SERCO, INC. AND SI INTERNATIONAL INC.
(1997 -2008) Geologist
Lead geologist in model development of geology and current groundwater conditions of southern San Joaquin Valley. Project scope included research, acquisition and synthesis of available geologic, hydrologic and topographic data, and 3D visualization of acquired data via EarthVision. Geologist for various environmental projects, including assessment of viability for waste water disposal in shut-in wells. QA/QC data manager for paycount and fluid contact data used in Elk Hills Shallow Oil Zone Equity Evaluation. Project geologist assisting in log correlation and gas zone identification.

ENSR
(1990 – 1995) Geologist/Project Manager
Lead technical geologist and project manager of geological and hydrogeological investigations to assess potential for/extent of environmental impact to subsurface. Project scopes included: interaction/negotiation with regulators, design and preparation of work plans and sampling and analysis plans, audits of facility and “previous use” practices, cost and logistical planning for personnel and subcontracted work, design and execution of field exploration programs (borehole logging and sampling, groundwater sampling, well slug and aquifer pump tests, soil gas chromatography, stratigraphic coring, geophysical well logging), determination of waste disposition, data reduction and interpretation, and presentation of findings and recommendations. Business development responsibilities included identification of potential markets, development of capabilities statements, and design and preparation of proposals.

EARTH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
(1988 – 1990) Geologist / Project Manager
Geologist and project manager of geological hydrogeological investigations to assess potential for/extent of environmental impact to subsurface. Project scopes included regulatory interaction/negotiation, design of field exploration programs and acquisition of data (e.g., borehole logging and groundwater sampling), data reduction and interpretation, and presentation of findings and recommendations. Business development responsibilities included design and preparation of proposals.

EARTH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
(1985 – 1988) Project Geologist
Lead engineering geologist of investigations to access potential geohazards (e.g., location and activity of faults and landslides, erosional trends, liquefaction potential, slope instability) with regard to proposed development. Project scopes included identification of appropriate building code requirements and geohazard regulatory guidelines, design of field exploration programs and acquisition of data ( e.g., bucket auger logging, trench logging, borehole logging and sampling, aerial photo interpretation, and review of published geologic data), reduction and interpretation of data, development of mitigation recommendations, and presentation of findings.

OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICES INCORPORATED
(1983 – 1985) Computer Programmer
Computer programmer (FORTRAN) for time dependent and time independent data acquisition and reduction.


Professional Memberships:

  • Certified Hydrogeologist #174, California, 1995
  • Registered Geologist #4839, California, 1990
  • Certified Engineering Geologist #1511, California, 1990


Publications:

  • Gravity Study of the Boundary Between the Western Transverse Ranges and Santa Maria Basin, California”, J.E. Updegraff and B.P.Luyendyk, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 94, no. B2, pp. 1817-1825, February 10, 1989.


Additional Technical Training:

  • “Groundwater Flow Modeling”, California State University, Bakersfield
  • “Principles of Subsurface Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling”, Association of Groundwater
  • Scientist and Engineers, National Water Well Association (National Groundwater Association)
  • “Groundwater Hydrology”, Wright State University
  • “Principles of Hazardous Materials Management”, University of California Extension, Santa Barbara
  • “Interpretation of Environmental Data”, University of California Extension, Santa Barbara
  • “Regulatory Framework for Toxic Substances”, University of California Extension, Santa Barbara
  • “Engineering Geology”, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin
  • 40 hr OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, 29 CFR, 1910.120
  • 40 hr OSHA Right to Know, 29 CFR, 1910.1200
  • OSHA Health and Safety for Management and Supervisors, 29 CFR, 1910.120 (e)(4)
  • Radiation Safety and Use of Nuclear Soil Gauges
  • Loss Prevention, California Geotechnical Engineers Association
Jaye Pruett
Senior Geologist

Professional Highlights

  • Over 25 years of geological experience
  • Reserves evaluation and analysis, data management, geologic modeling
  • Geologic/hydrogeologic field studies in California, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia
  • Licensed professionally in California

Brandy Butler
Geologist

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • BA Geology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, 2011


Professional Profile:

  • Over 15 years oil and gas experience
  • Conventional and unconventional reservoir evaluation and geologic modeling
  • Technical skills in computer operations of Petra, Geographix, and Petrel
  • Reservoir studies including petrophysical analysis, development of geologic models, 3-D simulation and upscaling
  • Evaluation of historical reserves as well as determination of additional reserves based on drilling programs
  • Preparation of data materials for divestitures and review of data for potential acquisition properties
  • Wellsite Operations monitoring and management


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(March 2012 - present) Geologist
Geologist assisting oil and gas companies specializing in conventional, unconventional and tight gas exploration and development projects in the US and worldwide. Geologic model development which includes mapping and correlation utilizing sequence stratigraphic principles, petrophysical analysis of core and well logs using Petra and or Geographix (PC based). Assist with reserve determination and audits.

BONANZA CREEK ENERGY, Denver, Colorado:
(2011 – 2012) Contract Geologist/Technician
Temporary contract position, responsibilities included building a complete Geographix geologic model, picking formation tops based on log analysis, generating updated structural and stratigraphic maps over multiple intervals, and preparation of material for state regulatory agency. Area of work experience, DJ Basin, northwest Colorado, Niobrara formation horizontal drilling development project.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Boulder, Colorado:
(2010-2011) Student
Full-time student to complete degree in Geology, upper division course work included 3-D modeling and reservoir characterization coursework that utilized Petrel software, 2 independent studies focused on Colorado basin stratigraphy and facies analysis in the Piceance Basin and energy storage potential in the DJ Basin utilizing Petra software, as well as fault mapping in Death Valley, California.

ELLORA ENERGY, INC., Boulder, Colorado:
(2006 - 2010) Senior Geoscience Technician
Responsibilities included building and maintaining a Petra project, petrophysical log analysis for completions, mapping, and cross-sections over multiple intervals, core analysis, thin section analysis, volumetrics. Reviewed historical reserves and evaluated new reserve additions as well as preparation of data materials for successful divestiture of multiple properties. Areas of work experience included, southwest Kansas, Hugoton Basin focused on deep Permian conventional and unconventional exploration and development and divestiture of east Texas Haynesville Shale gas property.

ENCANA OIL & GAS USA., INC., Denver, Colorado:
(2002 - 2006) Geoscience Technician
Responsibilities included maintaining a Petra project, petrophysical log analysis, monitoring of daily wellsite activities, coordination of data transfer and receipt between partners, state and federal regulatory agencies. Additional responsibilities included preparation of materials for government and public meetings concerning environmental impacts, data preparation for divestiture meetings, and review of potential acquisition properties. Area of work experience, western Wyoming, Jonah and Pinedale fields, focused on Cretaceous tight gas sands development.

ALBERTA ENERGY COMPANY (AEC), Denver, Colorado:
(2000 - 2002) Geological Technician
Responsibilities included maintaining a Petra project, petrophysical log analysis, monitoring of daily wellsite activities, coordination of data transfer and receipt between partners, state and federal regulatory agencies. Area of work experience, western Wyoming, Jonah and Pinedale fields, focused on Cretaceous tight gas sands development.

McMURRY OIL COMPANY (MOC), Casper, Wyoming:
(1997 - 2000) Accounting Assistant
Responsibilities included accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting to state and federal agencies, and general office assistance.


Professional Memberships:

  • AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • DWLS - Denver Well Logging Association RMAG - Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • SPWLA - Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts


Professional Development:

Course Presented by
Pete Rose Risk Management Rose and Associates
Fracturing Barree & Associates
Basic Applied Rock Mechanics TerraTech
Applied Subsurface Mapping SCA
Well Log Interpretation PetroSkills
Low Perm Core Petrophysics DWLS
Acoustic Logging DWLS
Cased Hole & Production Log Evaluation DWLS
Capillary Pressure Seminar (April 2006) DWLS
Log Analysis (April 2008) PTTC
Source Rocks 101 (January 2012) PTTC
Petrophysics of Horizontal Logging PTTC
Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers PTTC


Specialized University Studies:

  • Reservoir Characterization, Active Field Tectonics - University of Colorado
  • Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics - University of Colorado
  • Hydrology, Oceanography - University of Colorado
  • Independent Study: Colorado, Facies Analysis and Basin Stratigraphy, (Piceance Basin) - University of Colorado
  • Independent Study: Colorado, Energy Storage and Basin Stratigraphy, (DJ Basin) - University of Colorado


Brandy Butler
Geologist

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • BA Geology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, 2011


Professional Profile:

  • Over 15 years oil and gas experience
  • Conventional and unconventional reservoir evaluation and geologic modeling
  • Technical skills in computer operations of Petra, Geographix, and Petrel
  • Reservoir studies including petrophysical analysis, development of geologic models, 3-D simulation and upscaling
  • Evaluation of historical reserves as well as determination of additional reserves based on drilling programs
  • Preparation of data materials for divestitures and review of data for potential acquisition properties
  • Wellsite Operations monitoring and management


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(March 2012 - present) Geologist
Geologist assisting oil and gas companies specializing in conventional, unconventional and tight gas exploration and development projects in the US and worldwide. Geologic model development which includes mapping and correlation utilizing sequence stratigraphic principles, petrophysical analysis of core and well logs using Petra and or Geographix (PC based). Assist with reserve determination and audits.

BONANZA CREEK ENERGY, Denver, Colorado:
(2011 – 2012) Contract Geologist/Technician
Temporary contract position, responsibilities included building a complete Geographix geologic model, picking formation tops based on log analysis, generating updated structural and stratigraphic maps over multiple intervals, and preparation of material for state regulatory agency. Area of work experience, DJ Basin, northwest Colorado, Niobrara formation horizontal drilling development project.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Boulder, Colorado:
(2010-2011) Student
Full-time student to complete degree in Geology, upper division course work included 3-D modeling and reservoir characterization coursework that utilized Petrel software, 2 independent studies focused on Colorado basin stratigraphy and facies analysis in the Piceance Basin and energy storage potential in the DJ Basin utilizing Petra software, as well as fault mapping in Death Valley, California.

ELLORA ENERGY, INC., Boulder, Colorado:
(2006 - 2010) Senior Geoscience Technician
Responsibilities included building and maintaining a Petra project, petrophysical log analysis for completions, mapping, and cross-sections over multiple intervals, core analysis, thin section analysis, volumetrics. Reviewed historical reserves and evaluated new reserve additions as well as preparation of data materials for successful divestiture of multiple properties. Areas of work experience included, southwest Kansas, Hugoton Basin focused on deep Permian conventional and unconventional exploration and development and divestiture of east Texas Haynesville Shale gas property.

ENCANA OIL & GAS USA., INC., Denver, Colorado:
(2002 - 2006) Geoscience Technician
Responsibilities included maintaining a Petra project, petrophysical log analysis, monitoring of daily wellsite activities, coordination of data transfer and receipt between partners, state and federal regulatory agencies. Additional responsibilities included preparation of materials for government and public meetings concerning environmental impacts, data preparation for divestiture meetings, and review of potential acquisition properties. Area of work experience, western Wyoming, Jonah and Pinedale fields, focused on Cretaceous tight gas sands development.

ALBERTA ENERGY COMPANY (AEC), Denver, Colorado:
(2000 - 2002) Geological Technician
Responsibilities included maintaining a Petra project, petrophysical log analysis, monitoring of daily wellsite activities, coordination of data transfer and receipt between partners, state and federal regulatory agencies. Area of work experience, western Wyoming, Jonah and Pinedale fields, focused on Cretaceous tight gas sands development.

McMURRY OIL COMPANY (MOC), Casper, Wyoming:
(1997 - 2000) Accounting Assistant
Responsibilities included accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting to state and federal agencies, and general office assistance.


Professional Memberships:

  • AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • DWLS - Denver Well Logging Association RMAG - Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • SPWLA - Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts


Professional Development:

Course Presented by
Pete Rose Risk Management Rose and Associates
Fracturing Barree & Associates
Basic Applied Rock Mechanics TerraTech
Applied Subsurface Mapping SCA
Well Log Interpretation PetroSkills
Low Perm Core Petrophysics DWLS
Acoustic Logging DWLS
Cased Hole & Production Log Evaluation DWLS
Capillary Pressure Seminar (April 2006) DWLS
Log Analysis (April 2008) PTTC
Source Rocks 101 (January 2012) PTTC
Petrophysics of Horizontal Logging PTTC
Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers PTTC


Specialized University Studies:

  • Reservoir Characterization, Active Field Tectonics - University of Colorado
  • Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics - University of Colorado
  • Hydrology, Oceanography - University of Colorado
  • Independent Study: Colorado, Facies Analysis and Basin Stratigraphy, (Piceance Basin) - University of Colorado
  • Independent Study: Colorado, Energy Storage and Basin Stratigraphy, (DJ Basin) - University of Colorado
Brandy Butler
Geologist

Professional Highlights

  • Over 15 years oil and gas experience
  • Conventional and unconventional reservoir evaluation and geologic modeling
  • Well site operations monitoring and management
  • U.S., Australia, Mongolia

Shawna Harrison
Engineering/Geological Technician

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267



Professional Profile:

  • Software Applications
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Industry Software
    • Landmark Aries
    • IHS Energy Petra
    • IHS Energy Kingdom
    • MJ Logsleuth
    • IHS Energy P/I Dwights
    • Able Software R2V and DigitizeIt


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2008 – Present) Engineering & Geological Technician
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer or geologist using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation.

SI International, Denver, Colorado:
(2006 – 2008) Administrative Assistant
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation.

Sproule Associates Inc., Denver, Colorado:
(2001 – 2006) Administrative Assistant
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation.


Shawna Harrison
Engineering/Geological Technician

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267



Professional Profile:

  • Software Applications
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Industry Software
    • Landmark Aries
    • IHS Energy Petra
    • IHS Energy Kingdom
    • MJ Logsleuth
    • IHS Energy P/I Dwights
    • Able Software R2V and DigitizeIt


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2008 – Present) Engineering & Geological Technician
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer or geologist using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation.

SI International, Denver, Colorado:
(2006 – 2008) Administrative Assistant
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation.

Sproule Associates Inc., Denver, Colorado:
(2001 – 2006) Administrative Assistant
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation.

Shawna Harrison
Engineering/Geological Technician

Professional Highlights

  • 13 years of industry experience assisting engineers and geologists
  • Focusing on obtaining and managing data for economic evaluation for reserve assessment, and assisting with hydrocarbon-in-place and drainage area evaluations
  • U.S., Australia, China

Traci Paine
Technician

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267



Education:

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado, 2002 Emphasis in Computer Information Systems. Minor in Spanish.


Professional Profile:

  • Software Applications
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Programming Languages
    • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Industry Software
    • Landmark ARIED
    • IHS Energy Petra
    • IHS Energy Fekete
    • IHS Field Direct
    • IHS Energy Enerdeq
    • HPDI Production Explorer
    • OFM
    • Able Software R2V and DigitizeIt
    • MJ Logsleuth


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(September 2002 – Present) Technician
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation and production.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO, Greeley, Colorado:
(January 1999 – May 2002) Computer Consultant / Technician
Provided PC support in a LAN environment to students. Assembled, tested and installed personal computer systems. Performed trouble-shooting, testing, configuration, installation, upgrading and maintenance of PC software, PC hardware and printers. Scheduled equipment checkout for students and professors.


Traci Paine
Technician

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267



Education:

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado, 2002 Emphasis in Computer Information Systems. Minor in Spanish.


Professional Profile:

  • Software Applications
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Programming Languages
    • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Industry Software
    • Landmark ARIED
    • IHS Energy Petra
    • IHS Energy Fekete
    • IHS Field Direct
    • IHS Energy Enerdeq
    • HPDI Production Explorer
    • OFM
    • Able Software R2V and DigitizeIt
    • MJ Logsleuth


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(September 2002 – Present) Technician
Gather, organize and prepare data for evaluation by engineer using petroleum software databases and mapping programs. Participate in reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties. Provide assistance in report preparation and production.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO, Greeley, Colorado:
(January 1999 – May 2002) Computer Consultant / Technician
Provided PC support in a LAN environment to students. Assembled, tested and installed personal computer systems. Performed trouble-shooting, testing, configuration, installation, upgrading and maintenance of PC software, PC hardware and printers. Scheduled equipment checkout for students and professors.

Traci Paine
Engineering Technician

Professional Highlights

  • 13 years experience
  • Data management, reserve and economic analysis of oil and gas properties
  • U.S., Hungary, Belize

Associates

Expert independent contractors available for individual project analysis and review


Kevin Beacom
Sr. Petroleum Geology Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B.Sc., Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines, 1982 - Graduated With High Honors


Professional Profile:

Over 32 years experience in all aspects of integrated analysis for projects in the US, South America and the Middle East.

  • Diverse geoscience and geological engineering background as a proven oil and gas finder through redevelopment and exploration
  • Prospect/Play evaluation, generation and development
  • Geological studies
  • Petrophysical interpretation and analysis
  • Reservoir characterization for simulation
  • Production engineering, field development, planning and management
  • Property transaction analysis
  • EOR program design and development
  • Large-scale equity determinations


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants
(2009 – Present) Manager of Geological Consulting
Continue to provide geoscience consulting to varied clients, primarily in California and the Rockies. Created Net Sand and Net/Gross maps using Petra as part of evaluation for a North African Equity project.

Serco-North America, Inc.
(2006 - 2009) Manager, Consulting Services
Evaluated opportunities for clients in California and Rocky Mountains. Provided geosciences support for reservoir simulation studies. Directed geosciences effort on field redevelopment including current hydrocarbons in place and identification of infill and step out drilling locations, causing numerous wells to be drilled and completed. Project management on field development project in Wyoming from permitting, drilling, completion to facility implementation. Conducted a geologic study of the Uinta and Piceance Basins to identify suitable reservoirs for CO2 sequestration from anticipated development of local oil shales. Managed staff on large and small projects from simple mapping to integrated characterization leading to reservoir simulation.

EKB Resources, Inc.
(2002 – 2006) President
Evaluated and developed opportunities (Frontier to Development) for Edward Mike Davis, LLC, Rockies, California and worldwide, including multiple large acreage plays in the DJ basin. Member of Uinta Basin opportunity evaluation team on 6 month project. Determined and documented oil/water contact information for large Latin American integrated study. Provided expert rebuttal materials for client on Independent Petroleum Engineer’s interim deliverable products for large equity project.

SI International/System Technology Associates
(1994 – 2001) General Manager, Denver
Directed large equity study, consisting of 7 different 3D geologic models on 3 separate structures with over 1000 wells. Evaluation included determination of net pay in Miocene Monterey siliceous shales as well as turbidite sand reservoirs. Determined OOIP, remaining reserves, and alternate depletion scenarios. Conducted several field studies on Cook Inlet, Alaska Gas Fields, to determine OGIP and identify remaining reserves and opportunities. Conducted sub-surface geological and petrophysical evaluations matched to customer requirements. Evaluated numerous prospects in Williston Basin. Evaluated coal bed methane opportunities in Powder River & Uinta Basins. Coordinate input and integration of subsurface analysis and models into detailed reservoir studies. Developed and directed Venezuelan reservoir characterization study integrating geology, geophysics, petrophysics and reservoir description data.

Intera, Petroleum Tech.
 (1993 - 1994) Manager, Reservoir Characterization
Managed project planning and a staff of eight geologists and technicians working on a wide array of geotechnical studies and evaluations. Coordinated the use of outside consultants. Managed several South American characterization studies. Continued work on US Department of Energy Equity evaluations. Prepared final reports, work products and project deliverables.

Evans Carey & Crozier
(1991 – 1993) Consulting Geologist
Conducted a 2000 well structural study including the creation of 38 fault plane maps integrated into 10 structure maps. Determined over 300 gas/water contacts establishing limiting lines for commercial productivity. Established equity determination manual sand counting guidelines. Team leader for a major Middle East carbonate and sandstone reservoir project providing detailed geotechnical evaluations with refined structural interpretations. Managed reservoir characterization project creating approximately 200 reservoir maps which were used for simulation.

Pacific Geotechnical Associates Inc.
(1989 -1991) Project Geologist
Generated and screened San Joaquin Valley prospects for a major oil company. Served as a project manager and geologist on a regional groundwater mapping project to define the confining clays in Kern County. Interpreted over 1200 miles of seismic creating a structural map of the shallowest mapable horizon covering more than 900 square miles in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Designed and supervised soil borings for site characterizations. Engineered and supervised water well abandonments.

ARCO Oil and Gas
(1988 – 1989) Operations/Analytical Engineer
Engineered and directed downhole production operations for 140 wells with a net income of five million dollars. Planned and implemented field expansion program including well site supervision coring programs and well log analysis for Ventura Basin, Monterey Formation fractured carbonates. Maximized production from existing wells through stimulations, recompletions, and water shut offs. Performed reservoir and economic analysis including well test design and evaluation, reserve estimates, reservoir analysis and the preparation of AFE’s budgets and pay-back analysis.

Tenneco Oil
(1982 – 1988) Senior Geological Engineer
Responsible for the geologic evaluation of 24 properties for acquisition/disposition resulting in two major acquisitions, two trades and one substantial sale. Planned and implemented successful heavy and light oil recompletion, infill and expansion programs. Conducted field studies to determine reservoir characteristics, trapping mechanisms, reservoir thickness and reservoir continuity to develop realistic risk and economic assessments for fields throughout California including offshore Monterey fractured carbonate reservoirs. Evaluated farm-out and abandonment proposals on 218,000 acres of fee land. Supervised new staff in geological engineering phase of training program.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • San Joaquin Geological Society
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists


Publications:

  1. Randall T., Metz, Robert D. Dennis, Brian M. Hirst, E. Kevin Beacom, Michael R. McGrath, Patricia J. Bell, Tom d. Fassio, “Study of the regional Geologic Structure Related to Ground Water Aquifers in the Southern San Joaquin Valley Ground Water Basin, Kern County, California” for Kern County Water Agency, 1991.
  2. Beacom, E. Kevin and Ira S. Kornreich, System Technology Associates, “Identification and Delineation of Low Resistivity, Low Permeability Reservoirs in the Lower Shallow Oil Zone, Elk Hills Field, California, Using Qualitative Sidewall Sample Log K*So Relationships”, 1996.
  3. Beacom, E. Kevin, Gomez, Debra K. and Gottlob, Marty, “Oil Shale Sourced CO2 Sequestration Options, Uinta & Piceance Basins – Utah and Colorado”, 28th Oil Shale Symposium, October, 2008.


Kevin Beacom
Sr. Petroleum Geology Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B.Sc., Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines, 1982 - Graduated With High Honors


Professional Profile:

Over 32 years experience in all aspects of integrated analysis for projects in the US, South America and the Middle East.

  • Diverse geoscience and geological engineering background as a proven oil and gas finder through redevelopment and exploration
  • Prospect/Play evaluation, generation and development
  • Geological studies
  • Petrophysical interpretation and analysis
  • Reservoir characterization for simulation
  • Production engineering, field development, planning and management
  • Property transaction analysis
  • EOR program design and development
  • Large-scale equity determinations


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants
(2009 – Present) Manager of Geological Consulting
Continue to provide geoscience consulting to varied clients, primarily in California and the Rockies. Created Net Sand and Net/Gross maps using Petra as part of evaluation for a North African Equity project.

Serco-North America, Inc.
(2006 - 2009) Manager, Consulting Services
Evaluated opportunities for clients in California and Rocky Mountains. Provided geosciences support for reservoir simulation studies. Directed geosciences effort on field redevelopment including current hydrocarbons in place and identification of infill and step out drilling locations, causing numerous wells to be drilled and completed. Project management on field development project in Wyoming from permitting, drilling, completion to facility implementation. Conducted a geologic study of the Uinta and Piceance Basins to identify suitable reservoirs for CO2 sequestration from anticipated development of local oil shales. Managed staff on large and small projects from simple mapping to integrated characterization leading to reservoir simulation.

EKB Resources, Inc.
(2002 – 2006) President
Evaluated and developed opportunities (Frontier to Development) for Edward Mike Davis, LLC, Rockies, California and worldwide, including multiple large acreage plays in the DJ basin. Member of Uinta Basin opportunity evaluation team on 6 month project. Determined and documented oil/water contact information for large Latin American integrated study. Provided expert rebuttal materials for client on Independent Petroleum Engineer’s interim deliverable products for large equity project.

SI International/System Technology Associates
(1994 – 2001) General Manager, Denver
Directed large equity study, consisting of 7 different 3D geologic models on 3 separate structures with over 1000 wells. Evaluation included determination of net pay in Miocene Monterey siliceous shales as well as turbidite sand reservoirs. Determined OOIP, remaining reserves, and alternate depletion scenarios. Conducted several field studies on Cook Inlet, Alaska Gas Fields, to determine OGIP and identify remaining reserves and opportunities. Conducted sub-surface geological and petrophysical evaluations matched to customer requirements. Evaluated numerous prospects in Williston Basin. Evaluated coal bed methane opportunities in Powder River & Uinta Basins. Coordinate input and integration of subsurface analysis and models into detailed reservoir studies. Developed and directed Venezuelan reservoir characterization study integrating geology, geophysics, petrophysics and reservoir description data.

Intera, Petroleum Tech.
 (1993 - 1994) Manager, Reservoir Characterization
Managed project planning and a staff of eight geologists and technicians working on a wide array of geotechnical studies and evaluations. Coordinated the use of outside consultants. Managed several South American characterization studies. Continued work on US Department of Energy Equity evaluations. Prepared final reports, work products and project deliverables.

Evans Carey & Crozier
(1991 – 1993) Consulting Geologist
Conducted a 2000 well structural study including the creation of 38 fault plane maps integrated into 10 structure maps. Determined over 300 gas/water contacts establishing limiting lines for commercial productivity. Established equity determination manual sand counting guidelines. Team leader for a major Middle East carbonate and sandstone reservoir project providing detailed geotechnical evaluations with refined structural interpretations. Managed reservoir characterization project creating approximately 200 reservoir maps which were used for simulation.

Pacific Geotechnical Associates Inc.
(1989 -1991) Project Geologist
Generated and screened San Joaquin Valley prospects for a major oil company. Served as a project manager and geologist on a regional groundwater mapping project to define the confining clays in Kern County. Interpreted over 1200 miles of seismic creating a structural map of the shallowest mapable horizon covering more than 900 square miles in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Designed and supervised soil borings for site characterizations. Engineered and supervised water well abandonments.

ARCO Oil and Gas
(1988 – 1989) Operations/Analytical Engineer
Engineered and directed downhole production operations for 140 wells with a net income of five million dollars. Planned and implemented field expansion program including well site supervision coring programs and well log analysis for Ventura Basin, Monterey Formation fractured carbonates. Maximized production from existing wells through stimulations, recompletions, and water shut offs. Performed reservoir and economic analysis including well test design and evaluation, reserve estimates, reservoir analysis and the preparation of AFE’s budgets and pay-back analysis.

Tenneco Oil
(1982 – 1988) Senior Geological Engineer
Responsible for the geologic evaluation of 24 properties for acquisition/disposition resulting in two major acquisitions, two trades and one substantial sale. Planned and implemented successful heavy and light oil recompletion, infill and expansion programs. Conducted field studies to determine reservoir characteristics, trapping mechanisms, reservoir thickness and reservoir continuity to develop realistic risk and economic assessments for fields throughout California including offshore Monterey fractured carbonate reservoirs. Evaluated farm-out and abandonment proposals on 218,000 acres of fee land. Supervised new staff in geological engineering phase of training program.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • San Joaquin Geological Society
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists


Publications:

  1. Randall T., Metz, Robert D. Dennis, Brian M. Hirst, E. Kevin Beacom, Michael R. McGrath, Patricia J. Bell, Tom d. Fassio, “Study of the regional Geologic Structure Related to Ground Water Aquifers in the Southern San Joaquin Valley Ground Water Basin, Kern County, California” for Kern County Water Agency, 1991.
  2. Beacom, E. Kevin and Ira S. Kornreich, System Technology Associates, “Identification and Delineation of Low Resistivity, Low Permeability Reservoirs in the Lower Shallow Oil Zone, Elk Hills Field, California, Using Qualitative Sidewall Sample Log K*So Relationships”, 1996.
  3. Beacom, E. Kevin, Gomez, Debra K. and Gottlob, Marty, “Oil Shale Sourced CO2 Sequestration Options, Uinta & Piceance Basins – Utah and Colorado”, 28th Oil Shale Symposium, October, 2008.
Kevin Beacom
Sr. Petroleum Geology Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years of geoscience and geological engineering experience
  • Manage oil and field operations and developing and selling drilling prospects
  • Oil and gas finder, gas discoveries through redevelopment and exploration methods
  • U.S., S. America, Africa, Middle East

Deb Gomez, C.P.G, P.G.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • Masters of Science, Geology Major, Northern Arizona University, 1977–1979
  • Bachelors of Science, Geology Major, University of Southern California 1972–1976


Professional Profile:

  • Over thirty years of combined experience in petroleum and environmental geology.
  • Diverse geoscience background with prospect and basin evaluation and exploration
  • Geologic studies including petrophysical interpretation, reservoir analysis, geologic modeling and geologic mapping (structrual, stratigraphic, gravity and other geophysical methods)
  • Computer skills include PC based Geographix, Petra and Linux/Unix based mapping software (Openworks, Stratworks and Zmap)
  • Database management, analysis and implementation expertise
  • Project Management


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2009 – Present) Senior Geologist
Geologist for post acquisition project planning in Midland Basin, Texas. Used Petra to create cross-sections, structure and isochore maps for reservoirs of carbonate shelf deposits, deep water carbonate debris flow and turbidic sands. Evaluated production sweet spots and identified production fairway based on historical production. Created development plan prioritizing drilling locations with potential reservoirs and associated depths. Geologist for DJ Basin project involving acreage acquisition and prospect generation for numerous reservoirs in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Project includes evaluating existing data (gravity, Landsat and aeromagnetic) to evaluate potential basement features. Evaluation of the Baxter Shale in Greater Green River Basin for unconventional and conventional opportunities. Geologic mapping in heavy oil field in California. Geologist for a structural opportunity along the San Andreas in northern California.

Serco-North America, Inc., Denver, Colorado:
(2006 – 2009) Senior Geologist
Geologist for regional mapping project in Piceance and Unita basins for CO2 Gas Sequestration opportunities. Mapped numerous horizons and isochore intervals & generated basin wide cross-sections. Mapped shallow gas fields in San Joaquin basin, California with both stratigraphic and structural (normal and reverse faulting) traps. Selected infill opportunities using petrophysical mapping and selected perforations in low resistivity producing sands. Constructed gas-in-place maps for multiple sands using current reservoir pressure. Prospect generation in D & J sands in the DJ Basin, Colorado and Nebraska. Geologist for horizontal wells in heavy oil field, play involved faulting and stratigraphic sand pinchout. Project geologist for mapping/geologic modeling of horizontal well play in Wyoming and in Miocene of central California. Geologist for a structurally complex project along the San Andreas fault in northern California.

Denver – City & Co. - Environmental Specialist, Denver, Colorado:
(2001 – 2005) Site Assessment Program Manager
Assist various city agencies with environmental projects/problems. Projects include landfill, environmental due diligence investigations, and site characterizations. Investigations involve well site, core description and interpretation. Manage contract and costs for environmental work done by consultants to the city. Assist with budget planning. Project Manager for cleanup activities at former Lowry Air Force Base.

Gomez Geoscience, Denver, Colorado:
(1999 -2001) Managing Member
Assisted with Environmental Assessment in Montana for development of Coal Bed Methane for two 40-well pilots on Bureau of Indian Affairs lands. Groundwater sampling, environmental due diligence investigation and site characterizations.

Brown and Caldwell, Denver, Colorado:
(1990 – 1999) Principal Geologist/Geologic Manager
Performed borehole conductivity survey, successfully defined the limits of a caustic plume that was layered stratigraphically with the denser, higher pH, higher conductivity portions at the base of the water-bearing zone. This project also involved a groundwater flow and contaminant transport mode. Studies included correlation of geophysical logs, determining groundwater direction, aquifer thickness, and transmissivity for groundwater model. Provided compliance assistance and performed facility audits on oil and gas service company with facilities throughout the Rockies and Mid-Continent area. Successfully documented that the gas coming from a landfill was not associated with a nearby natural gas field. Supervised numerous investigations on petroleum pipeline releases in Wyoming, Colorado and portions of Montana. Provided community education support for the closure of a refinery in Wyoming.

Global Natural Resources Consulting, Houston, Texas:
(1988 – 1989) Petroleum Geologist
Reviewed and made recommendations on well proposals and acreage submittals for Arkoma, Anadarko, Paradox, Piceance, and DJ basins. Evaluated held by production acreage for deeper potential and behind pipe reserves. Monitored and coordinated activity on non-operated working interest wells.

Celeron Oil and Gas, Denver, Colorado:
(1982 – 1987) Geologist
Developed and successfully utilized a facies model for deposition of shelf edge carbonates resulting in a new field discovery. Reviewed, screened, evaluated, negotiated and risk-assessed acreage packages and prospects submitted by outside operators for acquisition. Generated many prospects based on detailed subsurface stratigraphy, in both clastic and carbonate facies. Compiled reports and made presentations for sale to other operators. Performed on-site formation evaluation of wells both electric logging and core description.

Phillips Petroleum Company, Denver, Colorado:
(1979 – 1982) Geologist
Used log analysis to recognize a by-passed zone in an established field resulting in a deeper discovery. Trained and supervised numerous geologists on well site geology in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. Generated prospects based on subsurface and seismic control in the Morrow sandstone in the Anadarko Basin.

Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas:
(1978) Geologist
Generated cross sections and mapped an existing field in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Evaluated HBP lands for other opportunities both behind pipe and deeper targets.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology


Professional Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Geologist - PG-448, Wyoming, 1992
  • Certified Professional Geologist AIPG 8135, 1991
  • Certified Petroleum Geologist AAPG 6156, 1991


Publications:

  1. Gomez, Debra K., Beacom, E. Kevin, and Gottlob, Marty, “Oil Shale Sourced CO2 Sequestration Options, Uinta & Piceance Basins – Utah and Colorado”, 28th Oil Shale Symposium, October, 2008.


Deb Gomez, C.P.G, P.G.
Vice President

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • Masters of Science, Geology Major, Northern Arizona University, 1977–1979
  • Bachelors of Science, Geology Major, University of Southern California 1972–1976


Professional Profile:

  • Over thirty years of combined experience in petroleum and environmental geology.
  • Diverse geoscience background with prospect and basin evaluation and exploration
  • Geologic studies including petrophysical interpretation, reservoir analysis, geologic modeling and geologic mapping (structrual, stratigraphic, gravity and other geophysical methods)
  • Computer skills include PC based Geographix, Petra and Linux/Unix based mapping software (Openworks, Stratworks and Zmap)
  • Database management, analysis and implementation expertise
  • Project Management


Work Experience:

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2009 – Present) Senior Geologist
Geologist for post acquisition project planning in Midland Basin, Texas. Used Petra to create cross-sections, structure and isochore maps for reservoirs of carbonate shelf deposits, deep water carbonate debris flow and turbidic sands. Evaluated production sweet spots and identified production fairway based on historical production. Created development plan prioritizing drilling locations with potential reservoirs and associated depths. Geologist for DJ Basin project involving acreage acquisition and prospect generation for numerous reservoirs in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Project includes evaluating existing data (gravity, Landsat and aeromagnetic) to evaluate potential basement features. Evaluation of the Baxter Shale in Greater Green River Basin for unconventional and conventional opportunities. Geologic mapping in heavy oil field in California. Geologist for a structural opportunity along the San Andreas in northern California.

Serco-North America, Inc., Denver, Colorado:
(2006 – 2009) Senior Geologist
Geologist for regional mapping project in Piceance and Unita basins for CO2 Gas Sequestration opportunities. Mapped numerous horizons and isochore intervals & generated basin wide cross-sections. Mapped shallow gas fields in San Joaquin basin, California with both stratigraphic and structural (normal and reverse faulting) traps. Selected infill opportunities using petrophysical mapping and selected perforations in low resistivity producing sands. Constructed gas-in-place maps for multiple sands using current reservoir pressure. Prospect generation in D & J sands in the DJ Basin, Colorado and Nebraska. Geologist for horizontal wells in heavy oil field, play involved faulting and stratigraphic sand pinchout. Project geologist for mapping/geologic modeling of horizontal well play in Wyoming and in Miocene of central California. Geologist for a structurally complex project along the San Andreas fault in northern California.

Denver – City & Co. - Environmental Specialist, Denver, Colorado:
(2001 – 2005) Site Assessment Program Manager
Assist various city agencies with environmental projects/problems. Projects include landfill, environmental due diligence investigations, and site characterizations. Investigations involve well site, core description and interpretation. Manage contract and costs for environmental work done by consultants to the city. Assist with budget planning. Project Manager for cleanup activities at former Lowry Air Force Base.

Gomez Geoscience, Denver, Colorado:
(1999 -2001) Managing Member
Assisted with Environmental Assessment in Montana for development of Coal Bed Methane for two 40-well pilots on Bureau of Indian Affairs lands. Groundwater sampling, environmental due diligence investigation and site characterizations.

Brown and Caldwell, Denver, Colorado:
(1990 – 1999) Principal Geologist/Geologic Manager
Performed borehole conductivity survey, successfully defined the limits of a caustic plume that was layered stratigraphically with the denser, higher pH, higher conductivity portions at the base of the water-bearing zone. This project also involved a groundwater flow and contaminant transport mode. Studies included correlation of geophysical logs, determining groundwater direction, aquifer thickness, and transmissivity for groundwater model. Provided compliance assistance and performed facility audits on oil and gas service company with facilities throughout the Rockies and Mid-Continent area. Successfully documented that the gas coming from a landfill was not associated with a nearby natural gas field. Supervised numerous investigations on petroleum pipeline releases in Wyoming, Colorado and portions of Montana. Provided community education support for the closure of a refinery in Wyoming.

Global Natural Resources Consulting, Houston, Texas:
(1988 – 1989) Petroleum Geologist
Reviewed and made recommendations on well proposals and acreage submittals for Arkoma, Anadarko, Paradox, Piceance, and DJ basins. Evaluated held by production acreage for deeper potential and behind pipe reserves. Monitored and coordinated activity on non-operated working interest wells.

Celeron Oil and Gas, Denver, Colorado:
(1982 – 1987) Geologist
Developed and successfully utilized a facies model for deposition of shelf edge carbonates resulting in a new field discovery. Reviewed, screened, evaluated, negotiated and risk-assessed acreage packages and prospects submitted by outside operators for acquisition. Generated many prospects based on detailed subsurface stratigraphy, in both clastic and carbonate facies. Compiled reports and made presentations for sale to other operators. Performed on-site formation evaluation of wells both electric logging and core description.

Phillips Petroleum Company, Denver, Colorado:
(1979 – 1982) Geologist
Used log analysis to recognize a by-passed zone in an established field resulting in a deeper discovery. Trained and supervised numerous geologists on well site geology in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. Generated prospects based on subsurface and seismic control in the Morrow sandstone in the Anadarko Basin.

Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas:
(1978) Geologist
Generated cross sections and mapped an existing field in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Evaluated HBP lands for other opportunities both behind pipe and deeper targets.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology


Professional Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Geologist - PG-448, Wyoming, 1992
  • Certified Professional Geologist AIPG 8135, 1991
  • Certified Petroleum Geologist AAPG 6156, 1991


Publications:

  1. Gomez, Debra K., Beacom, E. Kevin, and Gottlob, Marty, “Oil Shale Sourced CO2 Sequestration Options, Uinta & Piceance Basins – Utah and Colorado”, 28th Oil Shale Symposium, October, 2008.
Deb Gomez, C.P.G, P.G.
Senior Petroleum Geology Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 35 years of geologic experience
  • Petrophysical interpretation, reservoir analysis, geologic modeling and mapping
  • Licensed Geologist, Certified Professional Geologist, Certified Petroleum Geologist
  • U.S., Australia, Africa, Mongolia, China, Ireland, Canada, Madagascar

Dennis Holler
Sr. Petroleum Geology Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267



Eduction:

  • Post Graduate courses in Sedimentation, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., Geology, University of Alabama - 1975
  • B.S., Geology, University of Texas at Arlington - 1970


Professional Profile:

  • Over twenty-five years of diversified experience in exploration, operations and exploitation project generation and management.
  • Exploration experience extends from the Mid-Continent to California and includes all Rocky Mountain basins.
  • Managerial experience extends to all aspects of exploration and exploitation including identification and application of new technologies, integration of geology, geophysics, land and engineering, operations, budget forecasting and staffing.


Work Experience:

Centennial Resources LLC – Centennial, Colorado
(2003 – Present) Manager

  • Formed company to develop large scale, high potential exploration and development projects.

Concepts in Exploration, LLC - Denver, Colorado
(1997 – 2003) Senior Partner

  • Evaluated various Rocky Mountain basins for under-exploited exploration and development potential.
  • Evaluated old producing properties for applications of new technology.
  • Generated exploration and development portfolio in southwestern Nebraska.
  • Evaluated numerous corporate acquisition candidates for clients interested in establishing a Rocky Mountain base of operations.
  • Evaluated various field and portfolio acquisition candidates for clients interested in adding to their existing asset base.

HS Resources, Inc. – Denver, Colorado
(1994-1996) Vice President, Exploration

  • Managed a complete exploration and exploitation team consisting of five geologists, two geophysicists, six engineers, four technicians and clerical support. Primary corporate focus included all Rocky Mountain basins before expansion into the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast.
  • Interfaced with all financial institutions.
  • Responsible for the technical evaluation and integrity of all projects and acquisition candidates.
  • Responsible for development of corporate exploration and exploitation budget.
  • Developed new regional exploration play concepts for future corporate growth.
  • Responsible for the identification and implementation of new technologies to maximize economic return.

HS Resources, Inc. (Elk Exploration) - Greeley, Colorado
(1990-1993) General Manager

  • Managed an exploitation office consisting of operations and field support personnel.
  • Developed regional mapping program for successful drilling and acquisition programs in the DJ Basin of eastern Colorado.
  • Developed all drilling locations for large multi-well drilling program.
  • Contracted and scheduled all drilling rigs.
  • Supervised field activities.
  • Negotiated vendor contracts.
  • Opened and staffed Denver Exploration/Exploitation office.

Meridian Oil, Inc. - Denver, Colorado
(1986-1989) Area Exploration Manager

  • Coordinated exploration efforts in the eastern Rocky Mountain area including the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, Denver Julesburg and Raton Basins and Las Animas Arch areas of eastern Colorado.
  • Supervised an exploration team consisting of two geologists, two geophysicists and two geological technicians.
  • Served as lead explorationist developing new exploration play concepts to be developed by exploration team.
  • Focused activities on those projects yielding most favorable economics.
  • Delivered drillable prospects throughout entire area of responsibility.
  • Planned area exploration budget of $3 - $5MM.
  • Developed a balanced exploration program consisting of prospects having potential reserves ranging from 3 - 15MMboe.
  • Maintained technical awareness with continuing education programs.

Conquest Exploration - Denver, Colorado
(1984-19860) Division Manager

  • Directed exploration program from the Mid-Continent to California.
  • Developed new exploration projects for the Division.
  • Managed an office consisting of four geologists, three geophysicists, three landmen and a full compliment of support personnel.
  • Planned Division budget of $5 - $10MM.
  • Supervised extensive geophysical acquisition programs.
  • Maintained technical awareness with continuing education programs.

The Superior Oil Company
(1975-1984) Exploration Supervisor

  • Supervised a team of four geologists in the northern Rocky Mountain area with particular emphasis on the Williston Basin and the Disturbed Belt of western Montana.
  • Coordinated lease acquisition and trade negotiations.
  • Planned exploration budget of $10 - $20MM for the northern Rocky Mountain area.
  • Developed a reserve base of 10 - 20MMboe in the Williston Basin.
  • Maintained technical awareness through in-house and out-of-house continuing education programs.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists


Dennis Holler
Sr. Petroleum Geology Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267



Eduction:

  • Post Graduate courses in Sedimentation, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., Geology, University of Alabama - 1975
  • B.S., Geology, University of Texas at Arlington - 1970


Professional Profile:

  • Over twenty-five years of diversified experience in exploration, operations and exploitation project generation and management.
  • Exploration experience extends from the Mid-Continent to California and includes all Rocky Mountain basins.
  • Managerial experience extends to all aspects of exploration and exploitation including identification and application of new technologies, integration of geology, geophysics, land and engineering, operations, budget forecasting and staffing.


Work Experience:

Centennial Resources LLC – Centennial, Colorado
(2003 – Present) Manager

  • Formed company to develop large scale, high potential exploration and development projects.

Concepts in Exploration, LLC - Denver, Colorado
(1997 – 2003) Senior Partner

  • Evaluated various Rocky Mountain basins for under-exploited exploration and development potential.
  • Evaluated old producing properties for applications of new technology.
  • Generated exploration and development portfolio in southwestern Nebraska.
  • Evaluated numerous corporate acquisition candidates for clients interested in establishing a Rocky Mountain base of operations.
  • Evaluated various field and portfolio acquisition candidates for clients interested in adding to their existing asset base.

HS Resources, Inc. – Denver, Colorado
(1994-1996) Vice President, Exploration

  • Managed a complete exploration and exploitation team consisting of five geologists, two geophysicists, six engineers, four technicians and clerical support. Primary corporate focus included all Rocky Mountain basins before expansion into the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast.
  • Interfaced with all financial institutions.
  • Responsible for the technical evaluation and integrity of all projects and acquisition candidates.
  • Responsible for development of corporate exploration and exploitation budget.
  • Developed new regional exploration play concepts for future corporate growth.
  • Responsible for the identification and implementation of new technologies to maximize economic return.

HS Resources, Inc. (Elk Exploration) - Greeley, Colorado
(1990-1993) General Manager

  • Managed an exploitation office consisting of operations and field support personnel.
  • Developed regional mapping program for successful drilling and acquisition programs in the DJ Basin of eastern Colorado.
  • Developed all drilling locations for large multi-well drilling program.
  • Contracted and scheduled all drilling rigs.
  • Supervised field activities.
  • Negotiated vendor contracts.
  • Opened and staffed Denver Exploration/Exploitation office.

Meridian Oil, Inc. - Denver, Colorado
(1986-1989) Area Exploration Manager

  • Coordinated exploration efforts in the eastern Rocky Mountain area including the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, Denver Julesburg and Raton Basins and Las Animas Arch areas of eastern Colorado.
  • Supervised an exploration team consisting of two geologists, two geophysicists and two geological technicians.
  • Served as lead explorationist developing new exploration play concepts to be developed by exploration team.
  • Focused activities on those projects yielding most favorable economics.
  • Delivered drillable prospects throughout entire area of responsibility.
  • Planned area exploration budget of $3 - $5MM.
  • Developed a balanced exploration program consisting of prospects having potential reserves ranging from 3 - 15MMboe.
  • Maintained technical awareness with continuing education programs.

Conquest Exploration - Denver, Colorado
(1984-19860) Division Manager

  • Directed exploration program from the Mid-Continent to California.
  • Developed new exploration projects for the Division.
  • Managed an office consisting of four geologists, three geophysicists, three landmen and a full compliment of support personnel.
  • Planned Division budget of $5 - $10MM.
  • Supervised extensive geophysical acquisition programs.
  • Maintained technical awareness with continuing education programs.

The Superior Oil Company
(1975-1984) Exploration Supervisor

  • Supervised a team of four geologists in the northern Rocky Mountain area with particular emphasis on the Williston Basin and the Disturbed Belt of western Montana.
  • Coordinated lease acquisition and trade negotiations.
  • Planned exploration budget of $10 - $20MM for the northern Rocky Mountain area.
  • Developed a reserve base of 10 - 20MMboe in the Williston Basin.
  • Maintained technical awareness through in-house and out-of-house continuing education programs.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Dennis Holler
Sr. Petroleum Geology Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 39 years of diversified exploration and development experience
  • Sedimentology, clastic, coal and carbonate depositional systems as well as diagenetic influences on trap geometry
  • U.S., Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent

Greg Hueni
Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1971
  • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1971


Professional Profile:

In excess of fourty-two years of petroleum engineering evaluation experience including:

  • Project management of technical studies including:
  • - International Chamber of Commerce arbitration involving a gas field in German
  • - Reservoir Simulation of two major oil fields in the Middle East
  • - Several studies in the North Sea and in Venezuela
  • - Evaluation of Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (Elk Hills Field) for U. S. Department of Energy
  • Expert witness court testimony on numerous gas pipeline and marketing issues
  • Development and instruction of reservoir engineering, economic analysis and reservoir simulation courses
  • Reserve and economic evaluations throughout the United States
  • Evaluation of numerous coal bed methane projects in the US and Australia
  • Reservoir study project manager and coordinator
  • Reservoir simulation studies
  • Well test design and analysis
  • Field development planning
  • Workover opportunity identification
  • Secondary recovery program design and implementation
  • Testimony before regulatory commissions
  • Stimulation procedure recommendations
  • Optimize field gathering system design
  • Property purchase/sales opportunities
  • Development of long range exploration, production and financial forecasts


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2009-Present) Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate


MALKEWICZ HUENI ASSOCIATES, INC., Golden, Colorado:
(April 1994 - 2009) Co-Founder, Vice President and Petroleum Engineering Consultant


INTERA Petroleum Division, Denver, Colorado:
(July 1990 to April 1994) Vice President, Reservoir Engineering
Project Manager, reservoir simulation studies, property evaluations, reservoir engineering course instructor, secondary recovery studies and expert testimony.

JERRY R. BERGESON & ASSOCIATES, INC., Golden, Colorado:
(October 1977 to July 1990) Vice President and Project Manager
Reservoir simulation studies, property evaluations, reservoir engineering course instructor, secondary recovery studies, expert testimony, technical reservoir studies, reservoir and economic studies of properties in Williston Basin, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, West Coast and Gulf Coast areas of the U. S. and the North Sea and Germany.

EXXON COMPANY U.S.A., Headquarters Production Planning:
(June 1975 to October 1977) Senior Supervising Reservoir Engineer
In charge of a staff of 16 reservoir engineers, long range exploration, production and financial forecasts, government submissions, reservoir engineering instructor, development drilling and workover programs, gas deliverability maintenance.

EXXON COMPANY U.S.A., West Texas:
(June 1971 to June 1975) Area Reservoir Engineer
Secondary recovery design implementation, field development planning, workover opportunity identification, expert testimony, simulation design, economic evaluations, EOR studies.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Colorado and Wyoming


Publications:

  1. Co-author of Bergeson Reservoir Evaluation Manuals.
  2. "Interpretation of Buildup Data Obtained from MHF Wells in Northern Germany". Society of Petroleum Engineers, December 1985.
  3. "Comparison of Measured and Predicted Pressure Drops in Tubing for High-Water-Cut Gas Wells", Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, September 1984.
  4. "The Gavilan Field: Inverse Rate Sensitivity in Dual Porosity Reservoirs", Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE #20774, September 1990.


Greg Hueni
Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1971
  • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1971


Professional Profile:

In excess of fourty-two years of petroleum engineering evaluation experience including:

  • Project management of technical studies including:
  • - International Chamber of Commerce arbitration involving a gas field in German
  • - Reservoir Simulation of two major oil fields in the Middle East
  • - Several studies in the North Sea and in Venezuela
  • - Evaluation of Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (Elk Hills Field) for U. S. Department of Energy
  • Expert witness court testimony on numerous gas pipeline and marketing issues
  • Development and instruction of reservoir engineering, economic analysis and reservoir simulation courses
  • Reserve and economic evaluations throughout the United States
  • Evaluation of numerous coal bed methane projects in the US and Australia
  • Reservoir study project manager and coordinator
  • Reservoir simulation studies
  • Well test design and analysis
  • Field development planning
  • Workover opportunity identification
  • Secondary recovery program design and implementation
  • Testimony before regulatory commissions
  • Stimulation procedure recommendations
  • Optimize field gathering system design
  • Property purchase/sales opportunities
  • Development of long range exploration, production and financial forecasts


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2009-Present) Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate


MALKEWICZ HUENI ASSOCIATES, INC., Golden, Colorado:
(April 1994 - 2009) Co-Founder, Vice President and Petroleum Engineering Consultant


INTERA Petroleum Division, Denver, Colorado:
(July 1990 to April 1994) Vice President, Reservoir Engineering
Project Manager, reservoir simulation studies, property evaluations, reservoir engineering course instructor, secondary recovery studies and expert testimony.

JERRY R. BERGESON & ASSOCIATES, INC., Golden, Colorado:
(October 1977 to July 1990) Vice President and Project Manager
Reservoir simulation studies, property evaluations, reservoir engineering course instructor, secondary recovery studies, expert testimony, technical reservoir studies, reservoir and economic studies of properties in Williston Basin, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, West Coast and Gulf Coast areas of the U. S. and the North Sea and Germany.

EXXON COMPANY U.S.A., Headquarters Production Planning:
(June 1975 to October 1977) Senior Supervising Reservoir Engineer
In charge of a staff of 16 reservoir engineers, long range exploration, production and financial forecasts, government submissions, reservoir engineering instructor, development drilling and workover programs, gas deliverability maintenance.

EXXON COMPANY U.S.A., West Texas:
(June 1971 to June 1975) Area Reservoir Engineer
Secondary recovery design implementation, field development planning, workover opportunity identification, expert testimony, simulation design, economic evaluations, EOR studies.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Colorado and Wyoming


Publications:

  1. Co-author of Bergeson Reservoir Evaluation Manuals.
  2. "Interpretation of Buildup Data Obtained from MHF Wells in Northern Germany". Society of Petroleum Engineers, December 1985.
  3. "Comparison of Measured and Predicted Pressure Drops in Tubing for High-Water-Cut Gas Wells", Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, September 1984.
  4. "The Gavilan Field: Inverse Rate Sensitivity in Dual Porosity Reservoirs", Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE #20774, September 1990.
Greg Hueni
Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 36 years petroleum engineering experience
  • Algeria, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Surinam, U.K. Offshore, U.K. Onshore, U.S., Venezuela

Larry Moore, P.E.
Sr. Petroleum Engineer Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1977 (with distinction)
  • M. S., Business Administration, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, 2002


Professional Profile:

Over 18 years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • In excess of 36 years experience in
  • Drilling and production operations
  • Asset management
  • Economic analysis
  • Track record of increasing reserves and asset value through production optimization
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Oklahoma and Colorado


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2013) Associate Petroleum Engineer
Managed production operations for company with active drilling program of Eagle Ford horizontal wells in McMullen and Dimmit Counties, Texas.


INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM CONSULTANT:
(2012 – Present)
Assist clients with well planning and AFE preparation; reserve estimation and project economics, and expert witness in litigation

FLATIRONS DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Dubois, Pennsylvania:
(2008-2012) Engineering Manager
Ran Flatirons’ Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale assets including design and implementation of water management, gas gathering, drilling and completion of Marcellus horizontal wells. Ran Flatirons’ Kentucky New Albany Shale operations including drilling and completion of wells Assisted in oversight of non-operated Williston Basin Assets. Prepared development plans and economic evaluations for company assets. Presented results and proposals to private equity investors. Kept company abreast of latest technological developments.

SCHLUMBERGER CONSULTING SERVICES, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
(2003-2008) Manager
Manager of local office of worldwide consulting organization. Project leader of reservoir and fracture optimization studies. Performed economic evaluations of unconventional resource plays. Delivered numerous talks on stimulation and shale gas to industry groups. Increased profits over 100% in one year while supervising twelve engineers and three technicians.

PRESTON L. MOORE AND ASSOCIATES, Norman, Oklahoma:
(2000-2003) Consultant
Analysis of engineering issues related to oil and gas litigation

DUNCAN ENERGY COMPANY, Denver, Colorado:
(1998-2000) Operations Manager
Operated Redstone coal bed methane field in Gillette, Wyoming. Coordinated and implemented ASP enhanced oil recovery pilot. Saved company $200,000 on design while making possible the recovery of an additional 20 million barrels of oil. Planned and administered the drilling of wells in Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Lowered drilling costs an average of 15% below AFE. Conceived and supervised workover and recompletion projects and all other field operations.

L.P. MOORE, INC., Evergreen, Colorado:
(1986-1998) President
Managed all of Seattle-First National Bank’s oil and gas interests. Instrumental in acquiring $3.1 million settlement for Seafirst. Ran acquisition and divestiture program that resulted in approximately twenty successful transactions over a ten year period Operated over 100 oil wells in Colorado’s D-J Basin. Instituted a program of regular well maintenance increasing production an average of 25%. Provided key expert testimony in several multi-million dollar lawsuits. Performed economic analyses and gave testimony responsible for victory in $10 million lawsuit. Instructor in Preston L. Moore industry drilling schools. Provided petroleum engineering consulting services both domestically and internationally. Advised national oil company of Trinidad on remedial work.

MS&A ENGINEERING, Norman, Oklahoma:
(1981-1986) Vice President
Operated 40 oil wells in Oklahoma for Ports of Call Oil Company. Lowered operating costs while raising production levels by 15%. Performed oil and gas reserve and SEC evaluations for banks and oil gas firms for use in loan documentation. Performed reservoir feasibility study for secondary recovery project in southern Oklahoma. Wrote manual Pressure Transient Analysis for use in company schools. Wrote two chapters in Drilling Practices Manual published by PennWell. Operated 29 oil wells for Seattle-First National Bank in Colorado. Increased values of field and helped Seafirst divest its interests.

UNION TEXAS PETROLEUM, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Houston, Texas:
(1978-1981) Operations Engineer
Designed gas well testing procedures for company in Anadarko Basin. Optimized production for 100 company operated gas wells. Generated economic models for international exploration in frontier areas. Ran reservoir simulations of Canadian gas field.

ARCO OIL & GAS, Bakersfield, California:
(1977-1978) Operations Engineer
Ran reservoir simulation of North Coles Levee field. Recommended workover projects for wells in Santa Barbara Channel. Mapped Century City oil field


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • American Petroleum Institute


Publications:

  1. Moore, Larry P., “Evaluation of Pre-Completion Annular Gas Leaks in a Marcellus Lateral”. SPE 153142. Presented at SPE America’s Unconventional Resources Conference 2012, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
  2. Moore, Larry P., “Restimulation: Candidate Selection Methodology and Treatment Optimization.” SPE 102682. Presented at ATCE 2006, San Antonio, Texas.
  3. Frantz, J. H., Jr., L. P. Moore, et.al, “Evaluating Barnett Shale Production Using an Integrated Approach.” SPE 96917. 2005
  4. Moore, Larry P. “Rig Selection and Well Planning” in Drilling Practices Manual, PennWell Publishing, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1985.


Larry Moore, P.E.
Sr. Petroleum Engineer Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1977 (with distinction)
  • M. S., Business Administration, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, 2002


Professional Profile:

Over 18 years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • In excess of 36 years experience in
  • Drilling and production operations
  • Asset management
  • Economic analysis
  • Track record of increasing reserves and asset value through production optimization
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Oklahoma and Colorado


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC, Denver, Colorado:
(2013) Associate Petroleum Engineer
Managed production operations for company with active drilling program of Eagle Ford horizontal wells in McMullen and Dimmit Counties, Texas.


INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM CONSULTANT:
(2012 – Present)
Assist clients with well planning and AFE preparation; reserve estimation and project economics, and expert witness in litigation

FLATIRONS DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Dubois, Pennsylvania:
(2008-2012) Engineering Manager
Ran Flatirons’ Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale assets including design and implementation of water management, gas gathering, drilling and completion of Marcellus horizontal wells. Ran Flatirons’ Kentucky New Albany Shale operations including drilling and completion of wells Assisted in oversight of non-operated Williston Basin Assets. Prepared development plans and economic evaluations for company assets. Presented results and proposals to private equity investors. Kept company abreast of latest technological developments.

SCHLUMBERGER CONSULTING SERVICES, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
(2003-2008) Manager
Manager of local office of worldwide consulting organization. Project leader of reservoir and fracture optimization studies. Performed economic evaluations of unconventional resource plays. Delivered numerous talks on stimulation and shale gas to industry groups. Increased profits over 100% in one year while supervising twelve engineers and three technicians.

PRESTON L. MOORE AND ASSOCIATES, Norman, Oklahoma:
(2000-2003) Consultant
Analysis of engineering issues related to oil and gas litigation

DUNCAN ENERGY COMPANY, Denver, Colorado:
(1998-2000) Operations Manager
Operated Redstone coal bed methane field in Gillette, Wyoming. Coordinated and implemented ASP enhanced oil recovery pilot. Saved company $200,000 on design while making possible the recovery of an additional 20 million barrels of oil. Planned and administered the drilling of wells in Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Lowered drilling costs an average of 15% below AFE. Conceived and supervised workover and recompletion projects and all other field operations.

L.P. MOORE, INC., Evergreen, Colorado:
(1986-1998) President
Managed all of Seattle-First National Bank’s oil and gas interests. Instrumental in acquiring $3.1 million settlement for Seafirst. Ran acquisition and divestiture program that resulted in approximately twenty successful transactions over a ten year period Operated over 100 oil wells in Colorado’s D-J Basin. Instituted a program of regular well maintenance increasing production an average of 25%. Provided key expert testimony in several multi-million dollar lawsuits. Performed economic analyses and gave testimony responsible for victory in $10 million lawsuit. Instructor in Preston L. Moore industry drilling schools. Provided petroleum engineering consulting services both domestically and internationally. Advised national oil company of Trinidad on remedial work.

MS&A ENGINEERING, Norman, Oklahoma:
(1981-1986) Vice President
Operated 40 oil wells in Oklahoma for Ports of Call Oil Company. Lowered operating costs while raising production levels by 15%. Performed oil and gas reserve and SEC evaluations for banks and oil gas firms for use in loan documentation. Performed reservoir feasibility study for secondary recovery project in southern Oklahoma. Wrote manual Pressure Transient Analysis for use in company schools. Wrote two chapters in Drilling Practices Manual published by PennWell. Operated 29 oil wells for Seattle-First National Bank in Colorado. Increased values of field and helped Seafirst divest its interests.

UNION TEXAS PETROLEUM, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Houston, Texas:
(1978-1981) Operations Engineer
Designed gas well testing procedures for company in Anadarko Basin. Optimized production for 100 company operated gas wells. Generated economic models for international exploration in frontier areas. Ran reservoir simulations of Canadian gas field.

ARCO OIL & GAS, Bakersfield, California:
(1977-1978) Operations Engineer
Ran reservoir simulation of North Coles Levee field. Recommended workover projects for wells in Santa Barbara Channel. Mapped Century City oil field


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • American Petroleum Institute


Publications:

  1. Moore, Larry P., “Evaluation of Pre-Completion Annular Gas Leaks in a Marcellus Lateral”. SPE 153142. Presented at SPE America’s Unconventional Resources Conference 2012, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
  2. Moore, Larry P., “Restimulation: Candidate Selection Methodology and Treatment Optimization.” SPE 102682. Presented at ATCE 2006, San Antonio, Texas.
  3. Frantz, J. H., Jr., L. P. Moore, et.al, “Evaluating Barnett Shale Production Using an Integrated Approach.” SPE 96917. 2005
  4. Moore, Larry P. “Rig Selection and Well Planning” in Drilling Practices Manual, PennWell Publishing, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1985.
Larry Moore, P.E.
Sr. Petroleum Engineer Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 35 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry
  • Managed production operations in active Eagle Ford development
  • Drilling, completion and operation of Marcellus Shale gas wells
  • Registered professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma

Joan Tilden, P.G.
Sr. Engineer/Geoscientist Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Earth Science, May 1980, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • M. S., Petroleum Engineering, December 1996, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Over 30 petroleum industry courses pertaining to reservoir engineering and geoscience


Professional Profile:

Over 18 years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • Over 30 years of petroleum industry experience with a fully integrated geoscience and reservoir engineering background.
  • Experienced Project Manager with clients worldwide
  • Skilled in 3D reservoir geomodeling with over 10 years experience using Petrel software
  • Reservoir performance evaluation with worldwide experience in sandstones, carbonates, coalbed and coal mine methane, tight gas, shale gas and fractured reservoirs
  • Gas storage reservoir evaluation and simulation modeling
  • Expert witness testimony in legal cases and before regulatory agencies
  • Geologic expert for several large Equity Determination studies
  • Determination of reserves, economic analysis and audit studies


Work Experience:

ALGONQUIN RESOURCES INC., Arvada, Colorado
(2012 to present) Principal
Provide geological consulting services to a variety of clients on part-time basis. 3D Modeling Specialist.

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS INC., Denver, Colorado:
(2000 to 2012) Senior Petroleum Engineer/Geoscientist
Project management and supervision of technical studies for worldwide clients. Specializing in fully integrated reservoir studies from development of the static geologic 3-D model to dynamic simulation model (Petrel, Eclipse software). Geologic model development includes mapping and correlation, analysis of core and well logs, integration of seismic data, geostatistical techniques, and upscaling of the static 3-D model to a reservoir simulation model utilizing Petrel software. Some Eclipse numerical simulation experience with single well and full field models. Rate-time analysis. Reserve determination, economic analysis, bank audits. Expert witness testimony. Geologic expert assigned to several large Equity Determination studies (North Sea, Alaska, Algeria).

MARATHON OIL, Technology Center, Denver, Colorado:
(1996 - 2000) Advanced Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for all aspects of reservoir modeling including development of geologic model with well log intrepretation, gridding, construction of 3-D earth model (Stratamodel), upscaling, Eclipse model generation, history matching, and prediction. Completed simulation projects ranging from conceptual 1-D black oil models to highly complex full field and basinal 3-D models. Reservoir fluid properties characterization of black oil and compositional reservoirs. Generated reserve predictions based on decline curve analysis.

TILDEN ENGINEERING, Denver, Colorado:
(1989-1993) Consulting Geoscientist
Consulting geologist for several independent oil and gas companies specializing in coalbed methane and tight gas exploration projects in US and Europe. Generated exploration prospects through basin analysis utilizing well logs, mud logs, core analysis and subsurface mapping.

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Denver, Colorado:
(1980 - 1989) Petroleum Geologist
Coordinated exploitation group responsible for geologic input to IOR waterflood and CO2 simulation projects in four Rocky Mountain Basins. Reservoir management duties included field pattern modification, delineation of bypassed oil, infill/step-out/deepening candidates. Developed predictive reservoir models for sandstone, carbonate, tight gas, and fractured reservoirs involving petrophysical analysis of logs, core, and production data. Managed all geologic operations for Alaska offshore drilling program for two years. Completed wellsite duty on numerous oil and gas wildcat and development wells in the Rocky Mountains.


Professional Memberships:

  • Wyoming Professional Geologist, License No. PG - 3522
  • Texas Professional Geoscientist, License No. 5400
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) – CPG #9075
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • American Association of Professional Geologists (AAPG)
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)
  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)


Publications:

  1. SPE 59060. Fracture Characterization a Key Factor in Yates Steam Pilot Design and Implementation (Feb. 2000).


Joan Tilden, P.G.
Sr. Engineer/Geoscientist Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267


Education:

  • B. S., Earth Science, May 1980, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • M. S., Petroleum Engineering, December 1996, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Over 30 petroleum industry courses pertaining to reservoir engineering and geoscience


Professional Profile:

Over 18 years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • Over 30 years of petroleum industry experience with a fully integrated geoscience and reservoir engineering background.
  • Experienced Project Manager with clients worldwide
  • Skilled in 3D reservoir geomodeling with over 10 years experience using Petrel software
  • Reservoir performance evaluation with worldwide experience in sandstones, carbonates, coalbed and coal mine methane, tight gas, shale gas and fractured reservoirs
  • Gas storage reservoir evaluation and simulation modeling
  • Expert witness testimony in legal cases and before regulatory agencies
  • Geologic expert for several large Equity Determination studies
  • Determination of reserves, economic analysis and audit studies


Work Experience:

ALGONQUIN RESOURCES INC., Arvada, Colorado
(2012 to present) Principal
Provide geological consulting services to a variety of clients on part-time basis. 3D Modeling Specialist.

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS INC., Denver, Colorado:
(2000 to 2012) Senior Petroleum Engineer/Geoscientist
Project management and supervision of technical studies for worldwide clients. Specializing in fully integrated reservoir studies from development of the static geologic 3-D model to dynamic simulation model (Petrel, Eclipse software). Geologic model development includes mapping and correlation, analysis of core and well logs, integration of seismic data, geostatistical techniques, and upscaling of the static 3-D model to a reservoir simulation model utilizing Petrel software. Some Eclipse numerical simulation experience with single well and full field models. Rate-time analysis. Reserve determination, economic analysis, bank audits. Expert witness testimony. Geologic expert assigned to several large Equity Determination studies (North Sea, Alaska, Algeria).

MARATHON OIL, Technology Center, Denver, Colorado:
(1996 - 2000) Advanced Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for all aspects of reservoir modeling including development of geologic model with well log intrepretation, gridding, construction of 3-D earth model (Stratamodel), upscaling, Eclipse model generation, history matching, and prediction. Completed simulation projects ranging from conceptual 1-D black oil models to highly complex full field and basinal 3-D models. Reservoir fluid properties characterization of black oil and compositional reservoirs. Generated reserve predictions based on decline curve analysis.

TILDEN ENGINEERING, Denver, Colorado:
(1989-1993) Consulting Geoscientist
Consulting geologist for several independent oil and gas companies specializing in coalbed methane and tight gas exploration projects in US and Europe. Generated exploration prospects through basin analysis utilizing well logs, mud logs, core analysis and subsurface mapping.

AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, Denver, Colorado:
(1980 - 1989) Petroleum Geologist
Coordinated exploitation group responsible for geologic input to IOR waterflood and CO2 simulation projects in four Rocky Mountain Basins. Reservoir management duties included field pattern modification, delineation of bypassed oil, infill/step-out/deepening candidates. Developed predictive reservoir models for sandstone, carbonate, tight gas, and fractured reservoirs involving petrophysical analysis of logs, core, and production data. Managed all geologic operations for Alaska offshore drilling program for two years. Completed wellsite duty on numerous oil and gas wildcat and development wells in the Rocky Mountains.


Professional Memberships:

  • Wyoming Professional Geologist, License No. PG - 3522
  • Texas Professional Geoscientist, License No. 5400
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) – CPG #9075
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • American Association of Professional Geologists (AAPG)
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)
  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)


Publications:

  1. SPE 59060. Fracture Characterization a Key Factor in Yates Steam Pilot Design and Implementation (Feb. 2000).
Joan Tilden, P.G.
Sr. Engineer/Geoscientist Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years experience with interdisciplinary background in geoscience and reservoir engineering
  • Expert in 3D geomodeling and upscaling to dynamic models with 13 years of Petrel modeling experience
  • Licensed Professional Geologist
  • Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, France, Greece, North Africa, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Malaysia

Jack Zagar
Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Education:

  • B. S., Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1975


Professional Profile:

Over 18 years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • 35 years petroleum engineering experience
  • Project management of technical studies of: major miscible flood oil field in the United States, major oil fields in Saudi Arabia, major oil and gas fields offshore Norway, oil and gas fields offshore Nigeria.
  • Reservoir operations management, including: well test design/analyses, reservoir simulation studies, facility optimization studies, workover and drilling/coring programs, development planning and economic evaluations.
  • Coalbed methane evaluations: Europe, Australia
  • Gas storage simulation studies: Germany
  • Property trades/mergers/sales/tax studies: Europe and United States
  • Reserve certifications: Europe and United States


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC., Denver, Colorado:
(July 1997 - Present) Associate Petroleum Engineering Consultant
Project consultant – Integrated field studies, reservoir simulation studies, reserve audits, property valuations, gas storage simulation studies, coalbed and coal mine methane development. Major clients during this period: Addax Petroleum Services (Geneva, Switzerland), RWE (Hamburg, Germany), BEB (Hannover, Germany), Burlington Resources (USA) and Alta Mesa (USA).

EXXON COMPANY USA, New Orleans, Louisiana:
(May 1990 to June 1997) Division Staff Engineer
Leader/coordinator of a $2 million engineering, geologic, research team to revitalize a mature, major (720 million barrels oil in place) oil field miscible water-alternating-gas flood project onshore Florida. Team accomplishments: (1) increased remaining reserve outlook 225% (+60 million barrels), (2) increased production to 4-year high, (3) extended economic life of the field by fifteen years, (4) renegotiated nitrogen (solvent) purchase and electrical power contracts for $3.5 million per year savings, (5) increased water injection by 40% to 235 thousand barrels per day and solvent injection by 40% to 90 million cubic feet per day, (6) developed state-of-the art 13.8 million cell stratigraphic geologic model for flood management and a fine-grid 102 thousand block numerical reservoir model, (7) developed fluid geochemistry methodology for determining in situ nitrogen utility, and (8) developed full life economic field model including grass-roots operating expense model and volumes forecasts for planning purposes.

ESSO NORGE a.s, an EXXON Affiliate, Stavanger, Norway:
(March 1989 to April 1990) Senior Corporate Planning Analyst
Developed annual Norway oil industry volume forecast. Developed Brage field and Snorre satellite fields sliding scale fiscal terms strategy and made presentations to the Norwegian government. Provided economic support for: funding of Statfjord East field development, Balder field extended testing by a production ship, 2% Statpipe pipeline purchase, and potential merger of Exxon's Norwegian assets with another major oil company.

ESSO NORGE a.s, an EXXON Affiliate, Stavanger, Norway:
(December 1985 to February 1989) Senior Development Planning Engineer
Provided economics for several major field development projects: Balder, Brage, Snorre and Sleipner satellites. Coordinated engineering aspects of exploration license rounds 11, 12A, 12B, and provided technical and economic evaluations. Led engineering studies to establish minimum viable reserves for license round applications. Coordinated company annual planning and budget reporting.

ESSO NORGE a.s, an EXXON Affiliate, Stavanger, Norway:
(December 1980 to November 1985) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Lead reservoir engineer on the Balder Field development project team. Developed reserve estimate and production forecast with numerical reservoir simulation models. Designed, supervised and analyzed a North Sea well test from a semi-submersible drilling rig. Provided reservoir engineering support for several other field development projects: Brage, Odin and Northeast Frigg.

ESSO MIDDLE EAST LOANEE to ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company):
(November 1977 to November 1980, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) Area Reservoir Engineer
Provided sole reservoir surveillance of the giant Abqaiq oil field, producing 1 million barrels of oil per day at the time. Provided technical support to 4 drilling rigs and 5 workover rigs at the same time. Defined coring and testing programs for the early development of the giant Khurais oil field and exploration of the Rub al Khali desert.

EXXON COMPANY U.S.A., Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, Louisiana:
(June 1975 to October 1977) Area Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for reservoir surveillance of the Gulf of Mexico West Delta 30 oil and gas fields, including drill wells, workovers and depletion studies.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


Publications:

  1. "Improved Recovery From Thin Oil Sands". Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger, Norway, 1984.
  2. “The Iron Grip of Depletion”. Offshore Technical Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas, May 6, 2004. Paper 16863. Co-authored with Dr. Campbell


Jack Zagar
Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate

MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC
730 17th Street, Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80202 USA
Tel.: +1 303 277 0270
Fax: +1 303 277 0267
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Education:

  • B. S., Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1975


Professional Profile:

Over 18 years of petroleum engineering experience including:

  • 35 years petroleum engineering experience
  • Project management of technical studies of: major miscible flood oil field in the United States, major oil fields in Saudi Arabia, major oil and gas fields offshore Norway, oil and gas fields offshore Nigeria.
  • Reservoir operations management, including: well test design/analyses, reservoir simulation studies, facility optimization studies, workover and drilling/coring programs, development planning and economic evaluations.
  • Coalbed methane evaluations: Europe, Australia
  • Gas storage simulation studies: Germany
  • Property trades/mergers/sales/tax studies: Europe and United States
  • Reserve certifications: Europe and United States


Work Experience:

MHA PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS, LLC., Denver, Colorado:
(July 1997 - Present) Associate Petroleum Engineering Consultant
Project consultant – Integrated field studies, reservoir simulation studies, reserve audits, property valuations, gas storage simulation studies, coalbed and coal mine methane development. Major clients during this period: Addax Petroleum Services (Geneva, Switzerland), RWE (Hamburg, Germany), BEB (Hannover, Germany), Burlington Resources (USA) and Alta Mesa (USA).

EXXON COMPANY USA, New Orleans, Louisiana:
(May 1990 to June 1997) Division Staff Engineer
Leader/coordinator of a $2 million engineering, geologic, research team to revitalize a mature, major (720 million barrels oil in place) oil field miscible water-alternating-gas flood project onshore Florida. Team accomplishments: (1) increased remaining reserve outlook 225% (+60 million barrels), (2) increased production to 4-year high, (3) extended economic life of the field by fifteen years, (4) renegotiated nitrogen (solvent) purchase and electrical power contracts for $3.5 million per year savings, (5) increased water injection by 40% to 235 thousand barrels per day and solvent injection by 40% to 90 million cubic feet per day, (6) developed state-of-the art 13.8 million cell stratigraphic geologic model for flood management and a fine-grid 102 thousand block numerical reservoir model, (7) developed fluid geochemistry methodology for determining in situ nitrogen utility, and (8) developed full life economic field model including grass-roots operating expense model and volumes forecasts for planning purposes.

ESSO NORGE a.s, an EXXON Affiliate, Stavanger, Norway:
(March 1989 to April 1990) Senior Corporate Planning Analyst
Developed annual Norway oil industry volume forecast. Developed Brage field and Snorre satellite fields sliding scale fiscal terms strategy and made presentations to the Norwegian government. Provided economic support for: funding of Statfjord East field development, Balder field extended testing by a production ship, 2% Statpipe pipeline purchase, and potential merger of Exxon's Norwegian assets with another major oil company.

ESSO NORGE a.s, an EXXON Affiliate, Stavanger, Norway:
(December 1985 to February 1989) Senior Development Planning Engineer
Provided economics for several major field development projects: Balder, Brage, Snorre and Sleipner satellites. Coordinated engineering aspects of exploration license rounds 11, 12A, 12B, and provided technical and economic evaluations. Led engineering studies to establish minimum viable reserves for license round applications. Coordinated company annual planning and budget reporting.

ESSO NORGE a.s, an EXXON Affiliate, Stavanger, Norway:
(December 1980 to November 1985) Senior Reservoir Engineer
Lead reservoir engineer on the Balder Field development project team. Developed reserve estimate and production forecast with numerical reservoir simulation models. Designed, supervised and analyzed a North Sea well test from a semi-submersible drilling rig. Provided reservoir engineering support for several other field development projects: Brage, Odin and Northeast Frigg.

ESSO MIDDLE EAST LOANEE to ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company):
(November 1977 to November 1980, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) Area Reservoir Engineer
Provided sole reservoir surveillance of the giant Abqaiq oil field, producing 1 million barrels of oil per day at the time. Provided technical support to 4 drilling rigs and 5 workover rigs at the same time. Defined coring and testing programs for the early development of the giant Khurais oil field and exploration of the Rub al Khali desert.

EXXON COMPANY U.S.A., Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, Louisiana:
(June 1975 to October 1977) Area Reservoir Engineer
Responsible for reservoir surveillance of the Gulf of Mexico West Delta 30 oil and gas fields, including drill wells, workovers and depletion studies.


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


Publications:

  1. "Improved Recovery From Thin Oil Sands". Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger, Norway, 1984.
  2. “The Iron Grip of Depletion”. Offshore Technical Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas, May 6, 2004. Paper 16863. Co-authored with Dr. Campbell
Jack Zagar
Sr. Petroleum Engineering Associate

Professional Highlights

  • Over 30 years petroleum engineering experience
  • Project management and reservoir operations including; reservoir simulation, facility optimization, workover, and drilling/coring programs
  • U.S., Australia, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Nigeria
 

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Dallas Crocker
Administrative Services Manager

Terry Burlingame
Office Manager - California