MARTIN R. LEIPZIG BS, MS
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Senior E&P Geologist - Exploration/Geology/Subsurface Manager
Conventional/Unconventional Resources . Field Development . EOR . Team building & managing
Oil finder/team leader/working manager with extensive experience in US/international exploration, production & operations geology/geophysics, research, project & personnel management. Employing advanced skills in sequence stratigraphy, clastic & carbonate sedimentology, subsurface geology, basin analysis, and computer applications; have established a rock-solid record of discovering and producing economic resources the world over:
oEastern &, Western Siberia
Global experience in:
oCoal bed gas
Supervised exploration and production personnel as Exploration/Asset Manager; internationally and domestically.
Subject Matter Expert:
oPetroleum Geology: Exploration, Operations, Production
oGeochemistry: Aqueous and non-aqueous
oEOR: Water/fluid flood design & implementation
oHeavy Oil: Exploration, production, development
oHelium: Exploration and production, Neoproterozoic- Cenozoic age source rocks.
oEconomic/risk assessment, NGO/governmental JV/MOU processes, EPSA/DPSA, project management, volumetrics
oNew ventures, portfolio development, farm-ins/farm-outs, business development, data rooms, prospect evaluation
Oil finder, Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Bahrain, Basin Analysis, Brazil, Carbonate, Central Asia, China, Clastic, Colombia, CSG (CBM), Depositional Environments, Delaware Basin, Dubai, East Texas, Eastern Siberia, EOR, Exploration Manager, Field Development, Frontier Geology, Genetic Stratigraphy, Geology, Geophysics, GOM, Gulf Coast, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Landmark, Management, Mid-Continent, MS, OFM, Pakistan, Petrel, Qatar, Rockies, Russia, San Juan Basin, Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy, South Texas, Trinidad, Venezuela, West Texas, Western Siberia
2017 - Present Target Oilfield Services
Muscat, Oman and US Senior Project Manager
Sr. Manager for TOS' cloud-based "Living Data Room" for Bakken and Eagle Ford unconventional development. Primarily, all data necessary for any company, US or International, to initiate and bring to fruition shale projects in the US unconventional arena. Also, oil industry project QA/QC/QI.
2015 - 2017 BrontoSaurus Oil & Gas
Illinois, USA Chief Consultant
Chief Consulting Geologist whose self-formed company ensures short-term contract geological and geophysical analysis of properties, prospects, and projects for unconventional (CBM, GSG, heavy oil) and conventional resources, US (Illinois Basin, DJ Basin, Permian Basin, San Juan Basin, Maverick Basin) and international (Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Argentina).
2011 –2014 DNO Oman Ltd.
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Geology Manager/Senior Geologist
Responsible for all geological/geophysical/geochemical projects, including daily operations of 1 offshore and 1 onshore rig; and in the development of projects/prospects for five onshore Blocks. Created, managed and mentored 30+ member multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. Originated and developed the 1st ever Shale Gas project, and created first Coal Bed Methane pilot project in the Middle East.
2010 –2011 CC Energy Development S.A.L. (Oman)
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Geology Manager/Senior Geologist
Geology Manager delivering all geological/geophysical and exploration/production; activities in Oman Blocks 3 & 4, comprising over 35,000 km2 area, through creation, management and mentoring of multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. Also critical-pathed/implemented JVs, MOUs, Field Development Plans, and EOR projects.
2002 –2010 PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OMAN
2007-2010 PDO - STUDIES
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Sr. Petroleum Geologist/Birba Studies
Sr. Petroleum Geologist constructing, updating and interpreting geocellular models (via Petrel™) for the “Birba Sour” project. Models include limited well data, extensive 3-D Wide Aperture seismic, petrophysics, PT and RE data for input into ‘Eclipse’ Black Oil simulator for creation and delivery of Field Development Plan and EOR program. Sole discoverer of helium sourced from the Neoproterozoic in the Middle East.
January, 2007 – Dec, 2007 PDO - GAS
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Team Leader– Government Gas
Team leader sustaining daily drilling/completion operations of 12 heavy rigs in Oman; exploiting deep Barik, Miqrat and Amin formations (5,000-6,500m). Included in this is entire well delivery process from studies through drilling, frac, clean-out, testing, hook-up and commissioning.
2002 –2007 PDO - OIL
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Team Leader/New Oil Coordinator: South
Team Leader/Senior Geologist responsible for the daily drilling/completion operations of 4 rigs in South Oman; drilling single, dual and multilateral horizontal wells for heavy oil. Also the development of FDP’s, as well as the entire well delivery process; from studies, through reservoir management to New Oil and the individual well proposal. As Coordinator of New Oil-South, drove the coordination, management and implementation of the South’s 12-rig Drilling Sequence, to fulfill delivery of FDP’s, proposals and materiel for the wells drilled in the country’s Southern Oil province.
2000 – 2002 INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Houston, Texas Sr. Geological Consultant (Contract)
Consultant geologist providing geological/geophysical exploration and production expertise for the investigation and optimization of oil and gas fields in Pakistan (Indus Basin) and other international venues (Colombia, Congo, Yemen). As Senior Petroleum Geologist assigned to Russian joint-venture to train and mentor Russian professionals in developing and implementing Field Development Plans. Created and developed geological frameworks and drove implementation of coal seam gas pilot programs in Russia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
1997 - 2000 QATAR GENERAL PETROLEUM CORP.
Doha, Qatar Senior Production Geologist (North Field)
Chief Geologist for the development and production of Qatar's supergiant North Field (1000 TCFG, 5,000,000 MMBC), as well as exploitation and delineation of Dukhan Field (oil) and exploration of offshore boundary waters.
1996 - 1997 IITRI - WESTPORT TECHNOLOGIES INT’L.
Houston, TX. Sr. Petroleum Research Geologist
1995 - 1996 CONSULTING PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST
Houston, TX Independent Geological Consultant
1988 - 1995 COASTLINE EXPLORATION, INC.
Houston, TX Geological Manager/Senior Geologist
1988 - 1988 TEXAS CHALLENGE OIL COMPANY
Houston, TX Independent Petroleum Geologist
1987- 1988 LEXCO, INC.
Houston, TX Independent Petroleum Geologist
1981 - 1987 CONOCO, Inc.
Houston, TX Associate to Senior Staff Geologist
M.S., (Hons) Petroleum Geology University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 1982
B.S. Geology University of Wisconsin – Parkside 1980
Geological Society of America (GSA), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Houston Geological Society (HGS), Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Geological Society of Oman, Friends of the Mesozoic; Time© Magazine's Person of the Year, 2006.
Offshore survival training
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET)
UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES & EOR PROJECTS
Coal seam gas/ Coal bed methane:
Russia: Timan-Pechora Basin – West Siberia, Kuznetsk (Kuzbass) Basin – SW Siberia, Tunguska Basin – East Siberia, Orenburg Basin
USA: Black Warrior Basin - Alabama, Cherokee Basin - Kansas, Powder River Basin - WY and MT, Raton Basin - CO and NM, San Juan Basin - Colorado & New Mexico
Horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, de-watering
USA: Green River Shales, Western US
Hydraulic fracturing, In-situ retort, Externally generated hot gas, In Situ
Europe: Germany - Lower Saxony Basin, Hungary – Mako Trough, Poland – Baltic Basin
Middle East: Oman pilot project (Shammar, Nahr Umr)
USA: Antrim Shale - Michigan, Bakken Shale - North Dakota, Eagle Ford - South Texas, Barnett Shale - Texas, Caney Shale - Oklahoma, Fayetteville Shale - Arkansas, Gothic Shale - Colorado, Haynesville Shale - Louisiana, New Albany Shale - Illinois Basin, Pearsall Shale - Texas, San Juan Basin - New Mexico
Horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing
Gas hydrates (clathrates):
Russia: North Siberian Basin - Messoyakha gas field
Thermal methods, CO2 injection, hot oil, gas-cap depressurization
Basin-Centered Gas Systems (BCGS):
USA: Frontier Formation - SW Wyoming, Tight Gas Uinta - Tertiary East,
Tight Gas Uinta - Tertiary West, Basin Flank - Uinta Mesaverde, Deep Synclinal Uinta Mesaverde.
Oman: Saih Rawl and Kauther Fields
UBD (Under-balanced drilling), Anhydrous hydraulic fracturing, CO2 fracing, Huff-n-Puff (gas-recycling flood)
USA: Austin Chalk, Pearsall - Texas
Horizontal drilling, UBD
Russia: Verkhnechon and Verkhnevilyuy Fields
Russia, Kazakhstan: Astrakhan Field
Oman: Budour & Budour NE Fields (Ara), Fahud Field (Shuaiba), Natih
field (Natih), Saiwan East (Precambrian Khufai fractured carbonate)
Sour/acid gas re-injection, gas recycling, sour waterflood, sour gaslift
Russia: Anabar-Lena, Vilyuy, Yenisey-Khatanga, Tunguska regions
Bitumen: Kir, maltha, asphalt
Olenek – Upper Cambrian carbonates
Chun’ya – Middle-Upper Ordovician carbonates
Chekurovka – Vendian-Lower Cambrian clastics
DEH: Downhole electrical heating
Electromagnetic oil recovery
ES-SAGD: Expanding Solvent Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage
Simultaneous injection of heated exhaust gas (mainly CO2 and N2)
Oman: Nimr, Marmul, Karim, etc, Fields – Al Khlata and Amin Fmns.
Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS), horizontal drilling, FEWD, MWD, EZIPs (Elastomeric [External] Zonal Isolation Packers)
Neoproterozoic-sourced accumulations (including helium):
Ediacarian - VendCambrian:
USA: Mid-Continental Rift System, Central USA
Oman: Ara Carbonate stringers (sole discoverer of Helium from Middle Eastern Neoproterozoic-sourced rocks)
Russia: Eastern Siberia - Sredne-Botuobinsk Field, Kovykta Field
China: Sichuan Region - Weiyuan Field
Russia: Eastern Siberia: Yurubchen – Tokhom Field, Kuyumba Field
Gravity, magnetics, VLF, 2-D/3-D seismic and magnetotellurics.
Fractured (and weathered) basement:
Alaska: Jurassic tuffites and volcanic sands - McArthur River Field
Egypt: Granite wash: Zeit Bay Field
Vietnam: Fractured Granite: White Tiger (Bach Ho) Field, Dragon (Rong) Field
China: Fractured Palaeozoic metamorphics: Yaerxia Oil Field
Fractured Archean metamorphosed granite: Xinglongtai Oil and Gas Field
USA: Fractured Precambrian quartzite: Orth Field, Ringwold Field, Silica Field, Trapp
Field, Eveleigh Field - KS
Algeria: Fractured basalt
Brazil: Fractured basalt: Campos Basin, Badejo Field, Linguado Field
Chile: Fractured volcaniclastics: Magallanes basin: Jurassic Tobifera
USA: South Texas: “Serpentine plugs” - Maverick Basin: Hidalgo Field, Travis Field
Pakistan: Deccan traps