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Location:
Stillwater, OK
Posted:
March 15, 2018

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AVINASH CHANDRA

: ac4trb@r.postjobfree.com : 405-***-**** : Stillwater, OK

https://www.linkedin.com/in/avinash-chandra-81646823/ SUMMARY

8+ years of experience in subsurface technical roles across field prospecting, appraisal and development, petrophysical and seismic interpretation, reserve estimation and booking, depletion planning, production forecasting and reservoir performance analysis with ability to work with multifunctional teams to meet project deadlines while maintaining quality standards.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University Aug 2016-Current

Reservoir characterization of Cretaceous Sandstones on the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf using structural, sequence stratigraphic and geomechanical tools and estimation of their CO2 sequestration potential.

Intern Geologist, BP Gulf of Mexico, Houston, US May 2017-Aug 2017

Interpreted the depositional environment of sub-salt Miocene sands using Full Waveform inversion seismic, performed spectral decomposition and RGB blending to highlight depositional features, and integrated well logs, fluid and pressure data to build an integrated static description of the reservoir.

Performed detailed volumetric analysis, rate prediction using PVT and decline curve analysis, well economics (development cost) and proposed two drilling targets to add 60 MMBOE of reserves. Petrotechnologist, BP Exploration Alpha Ltd, India Mar 2013-Aug 2016

Worked with a multi-disciplinary team to estimate potential value, manage performance and optimize the future development plans of BP-RIL joint venture green and brown fields in the India region.

Interpreted 3D seismic and well logs to develop reservoir depositional framework, GIIP and recoverable volumes for NEC25 deep-water exploration block to add 1.4 TCF reserves in the regional portfolio.

Performed deterministic and probabilistic resource estimation and economic valuation of second largest exploration project (D55) across the organization in 2015 to move 1.9 TCF deep-water gas- condensate field through exploration stage gates.

Assisted in detailed reservoir characterization of the CB10 onshore shale gas exploration block.

Conducted project feasibility studies by benchmarking India regional fields against global analogues in terms of recovery factor, resource volume and reserve per producer.

Provided technical inputs for developing Subsurface Uncertainty and Risk Management matrices to optimize deep-water cluster and satellite gas fields to add a collective 1.4 TCF to the regional development plans that decreased the development cost by 34%.

Improved ultimate recovery by 10% through improved recovery strategy by recalibrating field MBal tank models with production data and propose additional development targets in depleting fields.

Developed a production dashboard for depletion planning and forecasting to feed into regional area development plan, analysed production operation scenarios through sensitivities, and monitored production to highlight critical events.

Conducted well test analysis to estimate well producibility (AOFP) and well development cost.

Worked with drillers to define new targets and monitored new well delivery performance.

Prepared year-end technical RSPs (Reserve Support Packages) for SEC reserve booking.

As acting regional subsurface data lead, conducted Petrel toolkit deployment for India region. Senior Analyst, Accenture Technology Solutions, India Oct 2012-Feb 2013

(Contracted to Talisman Energy)

Worked with the Oil and Gas Centre of Excellence team to develop technical solutions for the industry in the area of subsurface data management and toolkit integration.

Oil and Gas technical capability build-up by conducting domain and application training sessions. Support Analyst/Team Lead, Tata Consultancy Services, India Jun 2008-Oct 2012

(Contracted to Landmark Graphics)

Provided workflow consultancy and quality assurance for Landmark suite of subsurface and data management applications (Ex: DecisionSpaceDesktop, OpenWorks, PowerView, SeisWorks, ZMap+, GeoGraphix etc) in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe regions.

Led a team of 12 consultants and provided expert global mentoring and technical training.

Carried out a six-sigma green belt project and improved user satisfaction index from 83% to over 99%.

Rendered technical expertise to the Centre of Excellence’s successful RFP to British Gas. SKILLS

Core geosciences skills: Structural geology, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, petrophysics, reservoir geomechanics of conventional and unconventional petroleum systems (CBM and Shale)

Interdisciplinary skills: Reservoir surveillance, forecasting and optimization, reservoir performance analysis and management (MBAL/IPM-Petex), optimization and economic analysis, reserve estimation and progression

Analytical and data management skills: MS Excel/Access, TIBCO Spotfire, Crystal Ball (Monte Carlo simulation), SQL, RedHat Linux, Oracle, VBA, C++

Interpretation Software skills: Petrel, TechLog, Landmark subsurface suite, ArcGIS, DGI Suite, IHS- Kingdom, GeoGraphix

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Geology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma Aug 2016 – May 2018 (E) Bachelor of Technology Mining Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India Jul 2004 - Jun 2008 ABSTRACTS/CONFERENCES

Chandra, A., Pashin, J.C., Meng, J., 2017, Geological Characterization of Cretaceous Sandstone on the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Continent Shelf, CO2 Sequestration Potential of Cretaceous Formations, 2017 GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Meng, J., Pashin, J.C., Chandra, A., 2017, In-situ Stress in the DeSoto Canyon Salt Basin, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, 2017 GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. TRAININGS/SHORT COURSES

Chili Toolkit (Petrel geoscience and data management suites); DSS for decline curve analysis; RSDP

(Reserve Segment Defined Practice) for year-end SEC reserve booking – BP, Sunbury (UK)

ArcGIS (Essentials, Coordinate Reference Systems, Data management, Basin Analysis) - Exprodat, UK

EarthVision and CoViz4D – Dynamic Graphics Inc., UK

TechLog (Fundamentals, Formation Evaluation with Quanti.Elan) – Schlumberger, Mumbai

Enhanced Oil Recovery – SPE, Mumbai

Reservoir Geomechanics - Stanford University

Classical Reservoir Engineering – IPIMS

Sandstone Reservoir Quality Modeling – ConocoPhillips, OK

Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs – AAPG, Mid-Continent section, Oklahoma City

Well log analysis; Advanced Seismic Interpretation – Tulsa Geological Survey

HUET with EBS (OPITO approved) survival training, Fire warden and first aider training OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Quarterly spot recognition – BP, Dec 2015, Aug 2015, Oct 2014, July 2014, Dec 2013, Aug 2013

Employee of the year – TCS (Landmark Graphics group), 2011-2012

Excellence award for contribution towards Centre of Excellence – TCS, 2011

Merit scholarship - Indian School of Mines, 2004-2008



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