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Reservoir Engineer/ Geological Modeler

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
November 23, 2018

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Prashanth Mandalaparty ac7rz6@r.postjobfree.com

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Summary of Qualifications

Reservoir characterization and static modeling experience with expertise in building fit-for-purpose reservoir models in diverse subsurface backgrounds by integrating petrophysical, geologic and geophysical data.

Production forecasting and reserves computation using analytical methods (RTA, DCA & Material Balance) to develop the short and medium term development plans for economic modeling (ARIES) and project evaluations

Identification and evaluation of field exploitation opportunities including new drilling and workover opportunities for reserve addition in mature assets

Manage development of reserve and resource tracking application based on SEC & PRMS guidelines for a portfolio of developed and undeveloped acreage

Application of Analytical and Reservoir modeling workflows for field development studies in complex reservoirs (Carbonate and Siliciclastic)

Decline Curve Analysis in Williston Basin (Bakken), Southern Midland Basin (Wolfcamp Shale) and economic evaluation using ARIES

Data analytics, Well and Reservoir Management for giant fields with large well inventory

Field appraisal and development related reservoir engineering tasks

Facies modeling with SIS, object modeling and geostatistical methods using ArcGIS, SURFER and GEOPACK

Expert PETREL user with high proficiency in developing advanced work flows

Complex structural 3D reservoir model building and faulting, velocity modeling and depth conversion

Discrete fracture network modeling and well design in PETREL

Compositional reservoir and subsurface flow simulations using ECLIPSE, CMG suite of simulators (GEM, IMEX, STARS)

Technical Tools

Reservoir Characterization PETREL,

Economic Evaluation ARIES,

Data Visualization and Analytics SPOTFIRE

Reservoir simulation ECLIPSE, GEM, IMEX, STARS,

Geostatistical analysis PETREL, ArcGIS, GEOPACK, SURFER. MATLAB.

Geochemical simulation GWB, PHREEQC, TOUGHREACT, PFLOTRAN

Analytical Tools XRD, SEM/EDS, CHNSO, ICPMS, GCMS.

Education

University of Utah, Utah, USA

PhD, Chemical Engineering GPA 3.8 / 4.00 August 2012

Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India

Bachelor of Technology, Chemical engineering. GPA 3.98 / 4.00 May 2006

Current Employment

Reservoir Engineer/Chief Geomodeler December 2013- Present

PetroTel Inc

5240 Tennyson Pkwy, Suite 207, Plano TX.

Professional Experience

Research Assistant Professor September 2011 – December 2013

Energy & Geoscience Institute, and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

The University of Utah

Research Scientist, (Post-Doctoral Fellow), September 2011- December 2013

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah.

Energy and GeoScience Institute, University of Utah

Geochemical Engineer, 05/2010 -- 08/2010

TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Key projects involved

Chief Reservoir Engineer/Chief GeoModeler

Block 17 Prospect, Musandam Peninsula, Oman. Block 39, 67 South Oman

Building comprehensive Geocellular model in Petrel for stacked tight/fractured carbonate reservoirs with reverse faults incorporating the Pre-Stacked Depth Migration (PSDM) seismic data and well information.

Performed quality assurance of seismic interpretation data (horizon, fault picks), building a basic velocity model in PETREL using VSP data for wells on the structure.

Petrophysical modeling from well data including upscaling well logs, variogram analysis of the available well data, Sequential Gaussian Simulation for propagating the porosity log and running multiple realizations for the property distribution

Reservoir engineering support for the implementation of a field development plan involving infill drilling campaign of 15 wells for the asset

Interpret and integrate data for reservoir model building, additionally, develop justifications for reservoir surveillance program

Reservoir Modeling & History matching

Waterflood optimization and WAG simulation studies

Manage and update ARIES database for multiple prospects in Block 17, Block 39 and 67 Offshore and Onshore

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, SURFER, ECLIPSE. MATLAB, ARIES

Southern Midland Basin, Wolfcamp Shale.

DCA and RTA of several wells with varying completion and well patterns for EUR scalability

Analyze RTA results to determine well interferences and consequences

Built and calibrated single cluster reservoir models in Petrel RE for Wolfcamp B and C

Economic modeling for the acreage using ARIES

Run economic sensitivity analysis for possible scenarios using ARIES

Tools used: PETREL, ARIES

Deep Gas Resource Evaluation, Barmer Basin, India.

Build petrel project with all available seismic, well, deviation, marker and map data

Performed quality assurance of seismic interpretation data (horizon, fault picks), building a basic velocity model in PETREL using VSP data for wells on the structure.

Build stratigraphic cross sections and adjust their marker tops

Conduct petrophysics on key wells and produce net reservoir tables

Characterize each potential gas reservoir for phi, k, NTG, and Sw

Analyze DST test results pre and post frac. Analyze IP and decline curves to project EUR

Build comprehensive geocellular model by incorporating all available data

Calculate deterministic and probabilistic resources on each prospect and build reasonable input distributions for GRV, porosity, NTG, Sw

Create ARIES database for the client for potential A&D evaluations

Run price sensitivities to generate cash flow, remaining reserves or EUR reports

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, TECHLOG, ECLIPSE. MATLAB,GEOTRACK, ARIES

Dulang Field, Malaysia

PVT data interpretation, EOS development, model upgridding and upscaling

History Matching, Waterflood optimization and WAG simulation studies

Mechanistic modeling to identify key parameters of the CO2 WAG process.

Static model screening by generating streamline models

WAG hysteresis modeling

Evaluate various field development scenarios including well restorations, infill wells, and facility upgradation

Conceptual planning for full field WAG implementation

Implementation of field development plan for CO2 rich WAG project offshore Malaysia.

Subsurface uncertainty management & reservoir modeling

New prospect development evaluation.

Technical Mentoring for reservoir management, waterflood, and WAG optimization.

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, SURFER, ECLIPSE. MATLAB, ECLIPSE, ARIES

Five Oil fields in Mississippi Salt Basin (Clarke, Madison and Yazoo Counties)

QC the available well data for completion, KB values and petrophysical logs

Build surface maps for the reservoir tops and tie them to the well tops

Analyze porosity and saturation logs from various wells and correlate the horizons to the well tops

Map the fault traces and construct the fault planes

Build faulted horizons, flow units and grids

Manage development of reserve and resource tracking application based on SEC & PRMS guidelines for a portfolio of developed and undeveloped acreage

Resource and Reserve evaluation, qualification and analysis

Asset Unitization & Equity Redetermination

Field appraisal and development related reservoir engineering tasks

EOR process modeling at mechanistic, sector and full field level

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, SURFER, ECLIPSE. MATLAB, ECLIPSE, ARIES

Swara Tika Trends, Sarsang Block, Northern Kurdistan

Built geo-cellular models for Swara Tika structures (Main, East, and West) on Sarsang Block. Geology was highly fractured carbonates and dual porosity, dual permeability models were required.

Performed quality assurance of seismic interpretation data (horizon, fault picks), building a basic velocity model in Petrel using VSP data for wells on the structure.

Faulted structure models were built using pillar gridding. Petrel workflows were used for generating multiple model realizations and volumetric reserves calculations were performed.

Discrete Fracture Networks (DFN) modeling was done based on outcrop studies, FMI log interpretation data.

Reservoir Modeling & History matching

Field appraisal and development related reservoir engineering tasks

Tools used: PETREL ArcGIS, SURFER, ECLIPSE. MATLAB

North Kangean, Offshore Indonesia

Structural modeling for offshore prospects near Indonesia. Seismic and bathymetry data were integrated using Petrel for modeling prospects in 3D.

Volumetrics were calculated from the model.

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, SURFER, ECLIPSE. MATLAB

Previous research projects involved

Co-Principal investigator

Integrated Design, Modeling and Monitoring of Geologic sequestration of Anthropogenic Carbon dioxide to safeguard Sources of drinking water

Development of a comprehensive Aquifer Risk Assessment Framework (ARAF)

Model the effect of CO2 injection on underground sources of drinking water (USDWs)

Reactive transport simulations of the CO2-formation brine and mineral matrix

Development of site specific characterization protocols and risk registries

Implement Helium tracer analysis into geological models to determine permeability of cap rocks and preferential flow paths in reservoirs

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, MATLAB, PHREEQC, TOUGHREACT, PFLOTRAN

Comprehensive, Quantitative risk assessment of CO2 Geologic Sequestration

Development of Probability Density Functions (PDFs)

Develop static model of the reservoir units from the available well data, seismic data and petrophysical analysis

Implement the PDFs on specific sites for geological sequestration of CO2

Modeling injection of CO2 into saline aquifer (Gordon creek site), ECBM (San Juan Basin), CO2 EOR (SACROC)

Modeling the migration patterns of the CO2 plume in the subsurface in all the three sequestration scenarios

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, MATLAB, PHREEQC, TOUGHREACT, PFLOTRAN, IMEX GEM

Rocky Mountain Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Modeling high-pressure brine-rock-CO2 interactions

Numerical modeling of groundwater flow and subsurface solute transport

Development of Probability Density Functions (PDFs) for risk assessment

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, MATLAB, TOUGHREACT, PFLOTRAN

Southwest partnership Phase III

Evaluating the potential of deep saline formations for geological storage of CO2

Validating and estimating injectivity and capacity of these formations (Gordon Creek site)

Develop monitoring methodologies for areal extent of plume and leakage pathways

Develop comprehensive 3D geological models for the injection site in PETREL

Developing compositional flow simulations with ECLIPSE

Develop risk assessment and mitigation strategies

Tools used: PETREL, ArcGIS, MATLAB, TOUGHREACT, PFLOTRAN, ECLIPSE

Analysis of fluid rock interactions between pyrolyzed shale and brines under sequestration conditions

Building a high temperature and high pressure experimental setup (3500 psi and 2500C)

Initial characterization of shale using XRD and SEM/EDS and QEMSCAN

Analysis of brine and rock chemistry pre and post reaction with and without CO2

Correlation of brine chemistry changes and rock mineralogical changes post reaction to postulate the governing geochemical reactions

Quantification of the net CO2 used in the reaction

Tools used: XRD, SEM/EDS, GWB, PHREEQC, CHNSO, ICPMS, GCMS

Study of Chemical and Thermal Stability of Proppants under geothermal conditions

Analysis of chemical stability and reactivity of proppants in Enhanced geothermal systems

Study of the reactivity of silica sand, ceramic, resin coated sands and bauxite with geothermal and silica spiked water

XRD, SEM/EDS and QEMSCAN analysis of pre and post reacted proppants

Evaluation of textural, mineralogical and compositional changes resulting from the water-rock interactions

Tools used: XRD, SEM/EDS, GWB, PHREEQC, CHNSO, ICPMS, GCMS

As a Geochemical Engineering Intern at TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company

Evaluation of Micro-variability from scratch testing by deriving a relation between grain size distribution and the variation of the wiggles in the scratch data

Application of one dimensional imbibition theory to cylindrical samples: variability and determination of the factor causing the difference

Academic Achievements

Won the best paper and best presentation award for “Effect of rock composition on mineralization in Carbon dioxide sequestration” at the 27th Annual International Pittsburgh coal conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.

Graduate Assistantship, Department of Chemical engineering, University of Utah 08/06-present

25+ academic papers published in leading journals, conferences and media.

University topper in Undergraduate class for Chemical Engineering.

Invited Seminars

Speaker of Clean coal Technology session at the Euro–Asia Economic Forum, China, September 2013.

Speaker of Geothermal Energy Session at the New Energy Forum, China, September 2013.



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