- Petroleum geologist with extensive Appalachian basin
Over a quarter century in the petroleum industry.
- Appalachian, San Juan, Powder River, Raton, Black
Warrior, Permian, Michigan basins in the US
Silesian basin in Poland
- gas storage
- ooalbed methane
- unconventional reserviors
- saltwater disposal
- environmental issues associated with produced fluids
Currently an independent consultant, located in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Performed contract work on behalf of
United Energy Development Consultants (UEDC) for several clients,
starting in 1990. Previously, ten years as a petroleum geologist
Natural Gas (CNG), a large independent, from 1980-1990. Worked for CNG
Development Company, a production subsidiary located in Pittsburgh, PA,
from 1983-1990, and with East Ohio Gas Company, a utility subsidiary
located in Cleveland, Ohio, from1980-1983.
United Energy Development Consultants, Pittsburgh, PA
Integrated geological mapping with
chemical and biologic data to formulate mechanisms for arsenic
production in Abo gas sands along the Pecos River in Chaves
County, New Mexico, for a GRI funded study. Linked problem
wells to fault zones, allowing the majority of wells in the field,
not within the zones, to resume production.
Identified potential underground
injection zones on previously uncharacterized formations
comprising over 10,000 feet of stratigraphic section in the Black
Warrior Basin, Alabama, for a GRI funded study on produced waters
management. Resulted in increased options for disposal of the
large volumes of water associated with coalbed methane production.
Evaluated data in the San Juan Basin,
New Mexico and Colorado, to identify areas of optimum injection
potential and address the contamination risk of overlying aquifers
by fluid migration from the injected zone, for a GRI funded study
on produced waters management.
Characterized the Antrim shale in the
Michigan Basin and identified mechanisms for NORM scaling
and souring in this formation. This GRI funded study used
mud log and completion data on over 100 wells along with chemical
and biological fluids sampling from select wells. Results of
this study allowed for appropriate remediation work to be
Performed gas storage evaluations,
including scoping assessment to determine potential for historic
depleted and current producing fields in the northeastern US for a
Canadian gas utility and evaluated underground natural gas storage
reservior management across the US for the Department of Energy
Evaluated coalbed methane potential in
Poland's Upper Silesian Basin.
Performed drilling program evaluations for
local Appalachian basin clients.
Petroleum Geologist, Consolidated Natural Gas, Pittsburgh, PA and
On behalf of CNG
Development Company, a production subsidiary, performed regional
mapping, conducted field studies and evaluated logs and production
to generate economic oil and gas prospects in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
Plays included the Silurian Clinton-Medina in Ohio, Northwestern
PA and New York; and the upper Devonian Elk, Bradford and Venango
sands in Pennsylvania. Increased percentage of
high-grade prospects by mapping depositional environments,
structure, porosity and porosity/feet to infer the diagenetic
controls on these tight sand formations. Was also able to identify
causes of production decline and poor production in development
areas, leading the company to lessen their exposure in two joint
venture operations and improve prospect selection on infill
locations in several fields.
Conducted numerous coalbed methane studies in Colorado, New
Mexico, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
On behalf of East Ohio Gas Company,
a utility subsidiary, performed well-site geology, reserves
analysis and yearly gas volume estimates (based on log parameters
and production decline curves from company and gas purchase
contract wells), conducted regional mapping and acreage evaluation.
Determined acreage tracts with farm-out and development potential.