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