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Carl is one of those unique individuals that brings experience from both the service (17 years) and operator (20 years) perspective. His expertise includes propped and acid fracturing, matrix stimulation, geomechanics and well completions. He has authored chapters in 5 technical books/monographs and 25 technical papers, while receiving 22 patents and numerous industry awards including the prestigious 2006 SPE Drilling and Completions Engineer of the Year Award.
Carl is recognized in the industry as one of the most active individuals in the area of well stimulation and completion technologies. He has extensive experience in the techniques, products and engineering practices of hydrocarbon well stimulation, sand control and completion practices. He is a very effective mentor and educator to professionals in the area of well stimulation. He has lived and worked in the Middle East, Far East, South America and North America and has designed and operationally conducted well treatments in over 40 countries around the world.
Formerly of ConocoPhillips, Arco, and Dowell Schlumberger, Carl now works with NSI Technologies.
Courses That I Teach
CV Industry Experience
September 2009 to Present
Engineering Consultant, NSI Technologies.
Technical service, engineering development and research in Well Stimulation and completions.
April 2002 to September 2009
Senior Engineering Fellow, ConocoPhillips Production Engineering and Operations Group.
Staff technical service and research in Well Stimulation, Completions and Geomechanics.
July 2000 to April 2002
Research Advisor, Phillips E&P Technology and Project Development
Staff technical service and research in Well Completions, Production and Rock Mechanics.
May 1996 to 2000
Research Advisor, ARCO Drilling and Operations Technology
Staff technical service and research in Well Stimulation.
May 1989 to 1996
Senior Principal Research Engineer, Production Enhancement, ARCO Exploration and Production Technology
Staff technical service and research in Well Stimulation.
July 1973 - April 1989
Technical and Managerial Positions (Grade 3 thru 18), Dowell Schlumberger
Research and field management in stimulation, sand control, drilling and mineral extraction.
Sept 1967 – May 1973
Secondary School Science Teacher
Wiley Public Schools, Wiley, Colorado
DESCRIPTION OF PAST AND CURRENT JOB AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Engineering Consultant, NSI Technologies.
Technical service, engineering development and research in well stimulation and completions.
- Apply expertise in well completion and production enhancement to accelerate and sustain well productivity. Development and maintenance of design programs for hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing and matrix stimulation techniques.
- Pursue engineering development projects for understanding and improving the techniques and methods used for well completions and production enhancement. Focus has been on the design and enhanced development of fracturing and acidizing models, design of innovative stimulation techniques for North Sea chalk, tight gas and shale gas wells, improved understanding of the application of electric logs and core analysis to borehole failure and the stimulation process, development of real-time monitoring and history matching techniques for the optimization of matrix and hydraulic fracturing treatments, the application of stimulation methodologies for novel uses such as drilling and produced solid waste disposal, electro-magnetic stimulation of heavy and viscous oil, chemo mechanical weakening of rock and sand control.
- Serve as an expert consultant in the area of well completion and stimulation. Conduct and recommend completion strategies, candidate selection, design, on-site execution and post job evaluation of stimulation treatments for critical well stimulation treatments and new development prospects. Responsible for the development, introduction, technical coordination and training of stimulation technologies. Conduct safety, quality control and performance inspections of stimulation and pumping service treatments. Make recommendations as to technical and business improvements or modifications needed.
- Serve as a mentor and spokesperson to other engineers, chemists and geologists about the role and business benefits of stimulation technology. Continually upgrade NSI completion technologies by professionally representing NSI in industry and university organizations and activities. Provided a continuing leadership role in the safe operation of well stimulation treatments.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1993 – 1995, Appointment as Special Member of the Petroleum Engineering Graduate Faculty, The University of Oklahoma Graduate Collage
1996, ARCO E&P Award of Excellence, Innovative Production Enhancement through Stimulation at THUMS
1997, Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation, Petroleum Engineering International, Stimulation Treatment Integrated Model Computer Aided Design and Evaluation “StimCADE”
1999, ARCO Alaska Inc.’s Technical Achievement Award for “Innovative Fracturing Technologies at Tarn”
2002, Regional Achievement Award of Merit, Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, Cavity Completion
2003, ConocoPhillips Outstanding Commitment and Dedication Award, Bohai Bay PL 19-3 Stimulation Program
2006, SPE Engineer of the Year Award for Drilling and Completions
2008, ConocoPhillips Technology Award, Cote d’Or Stimulation Optimization
2009, Appointed to the US DOE advisory board for the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology (IPGT)
2009, ConocoPhillips Lifetime Achievement Award
SPE PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY EXPERIENCE
1984-1985 – Director – Mid Continent Section, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1984 – SPE Mid-Continent Symposium Committee
1984-1992 - SPE Editorial Review Committee
1993-1996 - Executive Editor for the SPE Production and Facilities Journal
1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010- Steering Committee for SPE Formation Damage Symposium
April 1996 – Chairman of SPE ATW on “Applied Multilateral Technology”; Plano, Texas (This was the first ATW offered by SPE and set the guidelines for future ATW’s. The program was so successful it was repeated in August 1996)
1996 – Steering Committee Member SPE Forum Series in North America
1999 – Chairman SPE Forum Series on Fracture Diagnostics
1998-1999 – SPE Distinguished Lecturer
2001 – Program Committee Member for Asia Pacific Forum on Modern Completion and Stimulation Practices.
1999-2002 – Member SPE Distinguished Lecture Selection Committee
2003 – Program Committee Member of ATW on Hydraulic Fracturing, Guilin, Guangxi, China
2002 – 2003– Chairman SPE Distinguished Lecture Selection Committee
2004 – Steering Committee Member for European Forum on Tight Gas, St. Maxium
2004 to 2008 – SPE International Drilling and Completions Director
2007 – Initiated First SPE, SEG, AAPG Joint Workshop, initial workshop on “Integrating Stress & Pore Pressure Predictions for Exploration, Drilling, and Production”.
PROFESSIONAL AND MENTOR RECORD
I am recognized in the industry as one of the most active individuals in the area of well stimulation and completion technologies. I have extensive experience in the techniques, products and engineering practices of hydrocarbon well stimulation, sand control and completion practices. I have helped set the standard for well stimulation within the company and worked with others to pioneer non-conventional techniques for the design and implementation of stimulation of oil and gas wells. I am a very effective mentor and educator to professionals not familiar with well stimulation.
In my career I have taught over 80 internal and external schools and forums on the design, execution and evaluation of formation damage and well stimulation technologies. These schools have been taught in the Lower 48, Alaska, Indonesia, North Sea, Middle East and South America.
I have lived and worked in the Middle East, Far East, South America and North America. I have designed and operationally conducted well treatments in over 40 countries around the world.
A few direct quotations from managers associated with several project I have completed over the years will give the evaluation committee an idea of my capabilities.
Large Major Oil Company Director – Carl’s “inventiveness for bringing together appropriate but non obvious combinations of industry players so as to be able to develop cost effective solutions for the development of new technology has been again illustrated by the development programme for a Matrix Acidising software design package.”
Atlantic Richfield Bali North Manager – “Carl is largely responsible for the success of our hydraulic fracture treatments in the Jave Sea in recent years.” “His input to various projects has proven invaluable to the success of the projects, as well as facilitated technology transfer to others. Carl is a pleasure to work with because of his easy to work with style as well as his willingness to explain technical details in a manner that people less familiar with the technology can understand.”
Alaska Shared Services Drilling Manager – “Carl is extremely effective in supporting field operations through job design, consulting, and well site assistance. At the well site, Carl is quickly identified by Operator and Service Company personnel as being a true operational and technical expert with the ability to help make good things happen. Carl is a talented teacher. In a classroom and one to one, Carl has a gift of communicating complex information in a way that is understandable and applicable for engineers seeking to apply stimulation technology.”
Service Company International Coordinator – “Two of Carl’s highest strengths are his technical knowledge and his natural ability and desire to pass this knowledge to others. He makes an excellent mentor and he is often sought as a keynote expert to participate in technical meeting and forums.”
In 2008/09 I participated in a joint ConocoPhillips-Lukoil peer review of the Tevlinsko-Russkinskoe, Kechimovskoye and Yurevskoye fields in Western Siberia which resulted in a request to provide a hydraulic fracturing school along with a team of ConocoPhillips hydraulic fracturing specialists to train and work with the Lukoil Western Siberia (LWS) engineers to implement an improved hydraulic fracturing program. I coordinated and participated in this hydraulic fracturing optimization program.
A quote for the ConocoPhillips Russian/Caspian VP states “On behalf of the Russia-Caspian region, I want to thank you for your contribution to the tremendous success of the hydraulic frac project in Western Siberia. The project has delivered impressive results - doubling the effectiveness of the frac designs currently being applied by Lukoil and increasing the initial production rate per well by 120 bopd over and above the previous designs.
We understand that Azat Shamsuarov, GD of Lukoil Western Siberia, and Valerie Mulyak, VP of Lukoil Russia Production have now reviewed the results of the pilot program and are enthusiast about incorporating the changes recommended by the COP team and extending the technology throughout their Western Siberian asset base. This means the technology will be applied to some 1,000 wells per year. I want to express my appreciation for all of your efforts and your willingness to work through the Siberian winter with an often reluctant partner. I hope that it was a gratifying experience and am sure that you will take pride in the fact that you personally made such a large impact in such a critical area.”
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