Summary of Worldwide Experience

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 Europe 

Geoservices SA

Kelt UK Ltd

Bow Valley Petroleum (UK) Ltd

Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd

Geoservices SA

Bow Valley Petroleum (UK) Ltd

Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd

Geoservices SA

Deering Petrophysical Ltd 

 Middle East 

Geoservices SA

Geoservices SA

Talisman Energy Inc

Geoservices SA

Saudi Aramco

 Far East 

Talisman Malaysia Ltd

Talisman Malaysia Ltd

 Africa 

Geoservices SA

Kelt UK Ltd

Scott Pickford Ltd

Talisman Energy Inc

Talisman Energy Inc

Talisman Energy Inc

Deering Petrophysical Ltd

 North America 

Talisman Energy Inc

Talisman Energy Inc

Talisman Energy Inc

Talisman Energy Inc

 South America 

Talisman Energy Inc

Talisman Energy Inc

 Bow Valley Petroleum (UK) Ltd    United Kingdom  |  Netherlands
 Deering Petrophysical Ltd    Italy  |  South Africa   |  Vietnam
 Geoservices SA   United Kingdom | Netherlands | Spain | Egypt | United Arab Emirates | Qatar | North Yemen
 Kelt UK Ltd   United Kingdom | Gabon
 Saudi Aramco   Saudi Arabia
 Scott Pickford Ltd   Tunisia
 Talisman Energy Inc   Sudan | Uganda | Sierra Leone | Qatar | Canada | Alaska | Trinidad | Gulf of Mexico | Peru | Colombia
 Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd   United Kingdom | Netherlands
 Talisman Malaysia Ltd   Malaysia | Vietnam
 

United Kingdom

Geoservices SA  1984–89

  • Mudlogger, Data Engineer 1987-1989

    • Southern, Central and Northern North Sea

    • Morcambe Bay
       

Kelt (UK) Ltd  1991

  • Geologist 1991

    • Onshore UK – Play Geologist. (Humbly Grove)

    • Offshore UK – Play Geologist.  Block 43/22 in UKCS


Bow Valley Petroleum (UK) Ltd  1991–1994

  • Geologist 1991-1993

    • Offshore UK, Southern Gas Basin - Operations Geologist, Wireline Logging QA/QC, Blocks 43/22, 43/21a, 43/44, 50/26a

  • Petrophysicist 1993-1994

    • Southern Gas Basin, tight gas sands. Blocks 43/22, 43/21a, 43/44, 50/26a
       

Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd  1994–1998

  • Petrophysicist & Head of Operations Geology 1994-1998

    • Responsible for running the Operations Geology Group

    • Wireline Logging QA/QC

    • Development Petrophysics (Ross, Beatrice, Buchan, Clyde)

 

Netherlands

Geoservices SA 1984–1989

  • Mudlogger 1985

    • Onshore Development wells

 

Italy

Deering Petrophysical Ltd

  • Petrophysicist  2017–present

    • Client: Delta Energy

    • Po Valley

      • Review of five wells in the Bagnolo and Ravizza fields

      • Carbonate analysis

      • Core integration

 

Spain

Geoservices SA 1984–1989

  • Mudlogger 1985

    • Offshore Development wells

 

Egypt

Geoservices SA  1984–1989

  • Mudlogger 1986

    • Offshore Development wells – Red Sea (Ramadan)

 

Gabon

Kelt (UK) Ltd  1991

  • Geologist 1991

    • Operations Geologist, Wellsite Geologist, Wireline Logging QA/QC (BM-1)

    • Presented well results to Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons

 

Tunisia

Scott Pickford  1990

  • Geologist 1990

    • Tunisia.  Updating company review summary of Tunisian oil & gas industry

 

Sudan

Talisman Energy Ltd   2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist  2010

    • Wellsite coring & logging operations QA/QC

    • Instructor

      • Taught two day log quality control course in Khartoum

 

Uganda

Talisman Energy Ltd  2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist  2011

    • Assigned to the New Ventures team looking at a farm-in opportunity

    • Data acquisition, interpretation & presentation to CEO and senior management

 

Sierra Leone

Talisman Energy Ltd  2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist  2012

    • Project petrophysicist for deep water operated offshore well

    • Planned exploration well logging programs & QC’d the data

    • Interpreted operated well log data from turbidite sequence

 

South Africa

Deering Petrophysical Ltd

  • Petrophysicist  2017–present

    • Client:  Impact Oil & Gas

    • South Outeniqua deep water basin

      • Petrophysical analysis of exploration well

      • Clastic sequence

 

United Arab Emirates

Geoservices SA  1984–1989

  • Mudlogger 1984

    • Offshore Development wells – Various Fields (Satah, Zukum, Abu Al Bukhoosh, Umm Shaif)

Qatar

Geoservices SA  1984–1989

  • Mudlogger 1986

    • Onshore Development wells – Dukan Field

Talisman Energy Ltd  2006–2012

  • Exploration Petrophysicist  2010–2011

    • Assigned as Petrophysicist to the Qatar Block TQ Exploration Team

    • Examined offset wells and supported play geologist/geophysicist

    • Electro-facies identification though core-log integration and mapping of results

    • Planned exploration well logging programs & QC’d the data

    • Interpreted operated well log data

    • Presented petrophysical interpretations to the government

 
 

North Yemen

Geoservices SA  1984–1989

  • Mudlogger 1986–1987

    • Onshore Development wells – Alif Field

    • Onshore Exploration wells – various

 

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco   2013–2017

  • Petrophysicist (Petroleum Engineering Specialist) 2013–2015

    • Assigned to Northern Area Petrophysical Unit (NAPU)

    • Development Petrophysicist, wireline & LWD, for operated offshore wells.

      • Marjan, Safaniya, Zuluf, Manifa, Abu Sa’fah, Berri

    • Development petrophysicist for operated onshore wells

      • Shaybah, Qatif, Khursaniyah, Fadhili, Abu Hadriya

    • Liaised with contractors and recommended open hole formation evaluation programs covering wireline, PCL and LWD conveyance

    • Clastic analysis included deterministic and probabilistic techniques as well as saturation height analysis and covered conventional sands, shaly sands and thin bedded sections

    • Carbonate analysis included deterministic and probabilistic techniques, core - log facies analysis and covered conventional carbonates, low porosity tight carbonates and low resistivity pay carbonates.  Two specific field studies undertaken to address this issue

    • Core-log integration studies.  Lead petrophysicist for study on the identification of clay types and their effects on facies and reservoir properties in a clastic reservoir

    • Formation pressure data acquisition planning and interpretation

    • Qualified, to Saudi Aramco standards, Baker Hughes TesTrak and Halliburton MCI tools

    • Mentoring graduate petrophysicists
       

  • NAPU Team Leader   2015–2017 

    • Supervised the petrophysicists working for the Northern Area development fields by carrying the responsibility for ensuring interpretations delivered to clients were correct and timely.  This involved providing quality control on the interpretations, assigning rigs and managing their workloads.

    • Mentoring graduate petrophysicists

    • Liaising with contractors.

    • Troubleshooting: analyses, software issues, contract issues, personnel issues.
       

  • Instructor  2015-2017

    • Assigned instructor for 5 day Saudi Aramco course – Openhole Logging Tools and Applications.  Presented four times over two years

 

Canada

Talisman Energy Ltd.  1999–2002 & 2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist  1999–2002

    • Exploration & Development Wells – Domestic Assets

      • Lac La Bische, Whitecourt, Foothills, Turner Valley

        • Shallow, 600m-1500m, oil and gas clastic plays​

        • Deep, 3000m+, foothills carbonates involving image and fracture analysis

      • Wireline Analysis

      • “Old Logs” interpretation

      • Designed an analysis program (Excel based) for simple, fast and accurate Quicklook analysis for the shallow wells

  • Petrophysicist  2006–2012

    • Exploration & Development Wells – International Assets

      • Alaska, Trinidad, Qatar​, Peru, Colombia

    • New Ventures

      • Uganda, Gulf of Mexico, Sierra Leone​

    • Instructor

      • Taught one and two day basic log interpretation courses

    • Subject Matter Expert – peer review team​

 

USA

Talisman Energy Ltd   2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist  2006–2011

    • Alaska  2006–2010

      • Assigned to Alaska Evaluation & Development team

      • Development field petrophysics

        • Aklaq, Aklaqyaak, Amaguq

      • Exploration petrophysics

        • Smith Bay, Kugrua, Inigok, East Simpson, Susie

      • Shaly Sand Analysis

      • Thin Bed Analysis

      • LWD Data Analysis & Integration

      • "Old Logs" interpretation
         

    • Gulf of Mexico  2011

      • Part of team to evaluate entry into GoM play

      • Evaluated deep water pre- and post-salt plays

 

Trinidad

Talisman Energy Ltd  2006–2012

  • Operations Geologist & Petrophysicist  2010

    • Offshore non-operated exploration well

    • Clastic sequence. Basic analysis

 

Malaysia

Talisman Energy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd   2002–2006

  • Petrophysicist & Operations Geologist  2002–2006​​

    • South China Sea
      • Development Petrophysics (Bunga Raya, Bunga Kekwa, Bunga Seroja, Bunga Orkid, Bunga Pakma)

      • Exploration & Appraisal Petrophysics (South Angsi)

      • Shaly Sand Analysis

      • LWD Data Analysis & Integration

      • Core – Log integration

      • Saturation Height Modelling

      • Cased hole formation evaluation (initial run of Cased Hole Formation Resistivity tool)

 

Vietnam

Talisman Energy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd  2002-2006

  • Petrophysicist  2003–2006

    • South China Sea

      • Exploration Petrophysics (Block 46 Cai Nuoc, Block 15–2 Thang Long)

      • Shaly Sand Analysis

      • Core – Log integration

      • Saturation Height Modelling

      • Basement Petrophysics (created custom built cross plot charts for porosity determination)
         

Deering Petrophysical Ltd

  • Petrophysicist  2017–present

    • Client: Jadestone Energy Inc.

    • South China Sea

      • Petrophysical evaluation of two exploration wells (Nam Du, U Minh)

      • Clastic sequence

 

Peru

Talisman Energy Ltd  2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist & Operations Geologist  2008–2011

    • Maranon Basin

      • Exploration Petrophysics (Huitoyacu, Pupuntas, Capahari, Catapiza, Runtasapa Tambo, Ungumaya, Yanez)

      • Development Petrophysics (Situche)

      • Shaly Sand Petrophysics

      • Core – Log integration

      • Saturation Height Modelling

      • Wireline Logging QA/QC

 

Colombia

Talisman Energy Ltd  2006–2012

  • Petrophysicist  2008–2012

    • Llanos Region Foothills

      • Development Petrophysics (Huron)

      • Deep Tight Gas Sand Analysis

      • Core – Log integration

    • Llanos Basin 2008–2012

      • Exploration Petrophysics (Segua)

      • Development Petrophysics (Akacias)

      • Shallow Heavy Oil Analysis

      • Core – Log integration

 

James Deering

e: james.deering@deeringpetrophysical.com

t: +44 775 775 1590

Hinton House, Higher Street, Martock

Somerset  TA12 6LJ  United Kingdom

Petrophysicist