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Engineer Engineering

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 29, 2018

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Calgary, AB 587-***-****

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Senior Reservoir Engineer with 15+ years’ experience in all aspects of Canadian oil and gas property evaluations including reserves, resources, economics, and risk. Expertise includes conventional and unconventional oil & gas, tight and shale oil & gas, horizontal multistage hydraulic fracturing, water flood, polymer flood, ASP flood, CO2 miscible gas flood, CHOPS, CSS, and SAGD.

Prepared independent reserves reports on 100+ WCSB properties, fields, and pools for 30+ public and private oil and gas companies including ARC Resources, Bonavista Energy, Caltex Resources, ConocoPhillips, Crescent Point, City of Medicine Hat, Encana, Harvest Operations, Imperial Oil, Pengrowth, Penn West, Gear, CNPC Canada, Daylight Energy and MEG Energy.

Audited and evaluated numerous EOR projects including major ongoing and potential ASP/polymer flooding properties such as Strathmore Lower Mannville B Pool, Wainwright B pool, Wildmere Lloyd and East Bodo Lloyd in Alberta, and Battrum Roseray and Cactus Lake Lloyd pools in Saskatchewan. Industry experience is complemented by 2 Master’s degrees related to EOR and heavy oil recovery, and 8 years’ experience as a university lecturer, researcher, and oilfield chemistry consultant. Ø Reserve Estimation Techniques: probabilistic and deterministic methods coupled with material balance, decline analysis, type curve generation, volumetric calculation, recovery factor forecasts, and reservoir simulation forecasts.

Ø Risk & Uncertainty Quantification: Monte Carlo analysis for probabilistic distributions. Ø Software Skills: Value Navigator, GLJ REM, GeoSCOUT, Mosaic, IHS AccuMap, PVR, MATLAB, Fekete FAST, Aspen HYSYS, Microsoft Office, and VERDAZO.

Ø Time Management: proven ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently and meet tight deadlines. Ø Strong interpersonal and communication skills: delivers high quality work independently and in multidisciplinary environments.

Ø Memberships: APEGA and SPE


Reservoir Engineering Consultant October 2017 – Present RWS Geomodeling Ltd. - Calgary, Alberta

Ø Marketing and coordinating Oil and Gas Engineering Consulting service in helping Clients with their A&D activities, reserve reporting, asset exploitation, development and management. Senior Reservoir Engineer February 2001 – May 2017 GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd. - Calgary, Alberta

Ø Performed independent reserve and resource estimations in alignment with Canadian National Instrument 51-101 and Security Commissions’ reporting requirements.

Ø Executed data analysis related to well testing, completions, PVTs, core analysis, daily operations & productions, logging, AFEs, companies' development plans and lease operating statements to get accurate inputs for reserve estimations, production forecasting, and economic assessment Ø Completed oral and written reports used for corporate year-end reporting to security committees, financial institutes and investors, A&D, exploration, regulatory submissions, litigation, and corporate advisory. Ø Conducted reservoir and production engineering studies to assist clients with valuing acquisition and divestiture opportunities. Example plays and pools include Deep Basin tight gas (Montney, Falher, Caddote, Bluesky, Cadomin, Spirit River, etc.), Bakken, Cardium, Viking, Clearwater, McMurray, Mannville, Wainwright, Belly River, and Gething. Ø Worked with a multi-disciplinary team to incorporate geophysical, petrophysical, and geological inputs into reserves quantification and production forecasting. HELEN H. XU, P.ENG, M.SC, SENIOR RESERVOIR ENGINEER Calgary, AB 587-***-****

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Research Engineer and Lecturer February 1992 – August 1997 / July 1986 – August 1988 Southwest Petroleum University - Sichuan, China

Ø Supervised internship programs; taught oilfield chemistry and reservoir engineering. Ø Provided consultancy and well-site services to upstream oil and gas production companies. Ø Led and participated in projects related to the mechanism and optimization of polymer and ASP flooding; Managing Polymer Flood Trials by Optimizing Production Rates, Conformance, and Efficiency; Optimizing the Water Injection Strategy; Systematic Reservoir Protection Engineering; Formation Damage Evaluation. Production and Process Engineer-in-Training January 1991 – January 1992 CNPC Sichuan Oil & Gas Administration – China

Ø Provided technical support for optimizing a natural gas processing and sweetening facility. EDUCATION

M.Sc. Chemical & Petroleum Engineering - University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta 2001 Thesis: “In-Situ Upgrading of Heavy Oil”

M.Sc. Applied Chemistry – China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China 1991 Thesis: “Chemical Adsorption onto Clay in the ASP Flooding Process” B.Sc. Oilfield Chemistry – Southwest Petroleum University, Sichuan, China 1986 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Risk Analysis:

v Quantification of Geological Risk, Rose & Association, Calgary 2013 Formation Evaluation:

v Open Hole Log Interpretation for Engineers, GLJ Petroleum Consultants, Calgary 2009 v Practical Analysis of Well Tests, GLJ Petroleum Consultants, Calgary 2006 v Geology for Engineers, Paul Pause, PEICE, Calgary 2003 v Seismic for Engineers, Petroleum Society of CIM, Calgary 2003 v Well Test Interpretation, Louis Mattar, Fekete Associates, Calgary 2002 v Principles of Formation Evaluation for Open Hole Logs, Schlumberger, Calgary 2002 Well Stimulation:

v Hydraulic Fracturing, GLJ Petroleum Consultants, Calgary 2011 v Horizontal Well Technologies, UPRI In-House Training, Calgary 1996 Economic Analysis:

v Basic Principles of Financial Management, The Financial Facilitators Inc., Calgary 2007 v Project Management (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) 2017 Petroleum Industry:

v Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, PEICE, Calgary 2006 PUBLICATIONS

Ø “Independent Reserves and Resources Evaluation”, Presentation to The Chinese Canadian Petroleum Society, March 2017

Ø “In-Situ Upgrading of Heavy Oil”, co-authored with Okazawa & Moore, JCPT, August 2001 Ø “Application and Analysis of Surfactants”, Textbook, 1995, Southwest Petroleum Institute Ø “Porosity Measuring Technique under the Conditions of High Temperature & High Pressure” Paper, co-authored with K.H. Zhang, No.2, 1996, Natural Gas Industry Issue Ø “Analysis of ABS and HPAM Mixture Solution”, paper, No.4, 1994, Southwest Petroleum Institute

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