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Engineer Manager

Bakersfield, California, United States
February 11, 2019

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Louzolo Petelo Agostinho (Augie)

***** ********* *****, *** ******* Place.

Bakersfield California 93314, USA

661-***-**** (Bakersfield, CA) - Mobile

661-***-**** (Bakersfield, CA) - Mobile

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Louzolo is a Sr. Reservoir and Production Engineer with 30 years of experience in the oil & gas upstream sector. An Advocate of Integrated Reservoir & Field Management using Industry Best Practices and Strategies. A versatile Reservoir & Production Engineer with exposure to Conventional, Unconventional and Deep Waters Reservoirs. Geographical exposure includes the Post and Pre-salt Reservoirs of Angola & Congo, the Turbidites Deposits of Ventura Coastal California, the Fractured Monterey Shales of California and the Wolf Camp Shale of the Permian Basin of Texas. Augie served as a Trusted Petroleum Engineering Advisor for several International Joint Ventures Agreements and Project Management. A Polyglot in 5 languages.

A Subject Matter Expert (SME) in:

1.New Field Development Planning (FDP)

2.Mature Field Re-Development Planning (MF-RDP) & Optimization Process

3.Integrated Subsurface & Surface Evaluation Process (ISSEP)

4.Oil & Gas Property Evaluation for Acquisition/Reserves Based Lending (RBL)

5.Petroleum Project Economics, Valuation, Risks & Decision Analysis

6.Multi-Domain & Multi-Disciplinary Integrator and Facilitator

7.Oil & Gas Decision Analysis and Strategic Planning


Augie has developed two (2) Intellectual Properties, namely:

1.“Advanced Reservoir Quality Assessment” (ARQUA) with patent pending.

ARQUA is a Novel Permeability & Initial Water Saturation Algorithm designed to enhance Reservoir Description & Characterization.

2.“Integrated Subsurface & Surface Evaluation Process” (ISSEP) for Mature &

Marginal Fields. ISSEP is a Holistic Mature Oil & Gas Field Evaluation Process that focusses on the Multi-Disciplinary & Integrated Asset Team Development for a Maximum Team Productivity and uses the following practices:

oProven Best Technical & Economical Evaluation Practices

oProven Best Execution & Operational Practices

oProven Interpersonal Dynamics, Group Behavioral & Development Approach to achieve High Productivity and Best Results.

Positions held in the past:

1. Senior Petroleum (Reservoir) Engineer – Chevron, San Ramon (USA)

2. Executive Management Consultant – DRC Ministry of Petroleum, Kinshasa (RDC)

3. Senior Petroleum (Reservoir) Engineering Advisor – Occidental Petroleum (USA)

4. Petroleum Engineering Director – SOCO International, Pointe Noire (Congo)

5. Country Manager, Consulting & Project Management – Halliburton, Luanda, Angola


April 27, 2018 – Present - Nyala Oil & Gas Services (NOGS)

Sr. Petroleum Engineering Consultant

2017 – 2018 - Halliburton

Senior Technical Advisor for Halliburton CPM in Houston, Texas.

Integrated Reservoir & Field Management Planning.

Oil & Gas Property Evaluation and Valuation for Investment. Risk Service Contract Planning for Brazil Petrobras Canto de Amaro Onshore Field.

2014 – 2017 - Halliburton

Country Manager for Halliburton Consulting & Project Management in Luanda, Republic of Angola - Sub-Sahara Africa Region.

Mature Field Revitalization Projects in Sub Sahara Africa: Planning for Angola Mature Fields using ISSEP. Evaluating & Executing Well Intervention Projects.

Applying Fit-for-Purpose Technology Solutions to Angola (Onshore & Offshore) Mature & Marginal Fields.

Negotiating & Advising Technology & Financial Strategic Alliances between Halliburton and Operating Companies.

2010 – 2014 - Occidental Petroleum

Sr. Reservoir Engineering Advisor, Occidental Petroleum, Bakersfield California.

Multi-year Field Development Planning. Re-development and optimization planning for Mature Waterflood Fields (Rincon and San Miguelito) of Ventura Coastal, CA.

Performance Optimization of WF Patterns through Rigorous Subsurface Surveillance and Monitoring sessions.

Production Engineering and Well Performance Optimization through extensive well review sessions. Planning and coordination of inter-well chemical tracer surveys.

Production forecast, Reserves Estimation, Annual Business Plan & Economic evaluation

2008 – 2010 - Venoco Inc,

Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Venoco Inc, Carpentaria, California.

Field development planning, reservoir engineering evaluation and studies (from analytical reservoir screening to dynamic modeling) of major fields.

Production Optimization Planning. Planning and execution of remedial well work for the offshore South Ellwood field, and Onshore Lease 421 in Southern California.

Comprehensive review and study of the Monterey Shales. Production forecast, Reserves Estimation & Economic evaluation. Annual budget estimation and business planning. Field Re-development with Planning and designing of PUD wells. Planned and recommended directional, Horizontal and ERD wells for the Monterey Shales of the South Ellwood Field. Planning and execution of production Logging surveys (PLS) for producers and injectors. Waterflood conformance work through planning and execution of water shut off and treatment operations following PLS.

2005 – 2008 - Soco International PLC

Reservoir Engineering Manager, SOCO International PLC,

Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo (ROC)

Integrated Reservoir Management of SOCO Africa Portfolio. Managed Exploration & Development Planning for Marine IX offshore permit in Pointe Noire (Congo).

Screening and comprehensive evaluation of the Toca carbonates of the Viodo field. Detail interpretation of all transient test analyses (DST) from discovery wells.

Strategic Planning & Economic Evaluation of all New Ventures and Assets in West Africa (Cabinda-Angola, Nganzi & Cuvette Central-DRC).

Onshore Mengo & Kundji Bindi Fields (Old Loeme Permit, Congo), Likouf & Makouala Fields (Offshore Marine XIV Permit, Congo). Comprehensive Review and Evaluation of all discoveries and Prospects from Marine XI Permit, Pointe Noire, Congo.

Evaluated several development scenarios for both Marine XI & IVX including scoping evaluation for FPSO

2003- 2005 - Trinity Oil & Gas

Founder and Honorary President, Trinity Oil & Gas,

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Executive Management Consulting Firm based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. TOG assists the DRC Ministry of Petroleum on Upstream and Downstream Strategic Planning. Initiator and promoter of the “Reptilian Pipeline Project. Advisor and facilitator for the “Joint Development Zone” between Angola and DRC.

1988 – 2003 - Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. (COPI)

2001 – 2003: Senior Petroleum Engineer: Chevron, San Ramon, CA.

Performed comprehensive review of Kitina field in the Republic of Congo (ROC).

Made Gas lift and ESP designs and performed comparative evaluation of both in the Kitina field. Made Horizontal well designs for the Kitina field.

Effective team member for the Moho- Bilondo CPDEP process. Key Chevron Texaco representative and facilitator for Marine IV project in Brazzaville & Pointe Noire (ROC).

2000 – 2001: Sr. Petroleum Engineer, Chevron, San Ramon, CA.

Southern Africa SBU: Oil and gas property evaluation for the onshore, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Reserves review prior to its acquisition by Perenco.

Southern Africa SBU: Reserves estimation for China, Bahrain and Venezuela.

1998 – 2000: Sr. Petroleum Engineer, Chevron, San Ramon, CA.

New Ventures SBU: Evaluation of the Cornea Field, Australia (a Joint Venture between Chevron and Shell).

New Ventures SBU: Made several trips to Melbourne, Australia to assist Chevron in Project Planning, Development and Execution Process (CPDEP). Represented Chevron at high level Negotiation meetings with Shell Australia.

1996 – 1998: Petroleum Engineer Representative, Chevron, San Ramon, CA

Effective team member of the West Africa Gas Pipeline Project (Nigeria to Ivory Coast). In collaboration with GNPC (Ghana National Petroleum Company), made preliminary review and evaluation of the Tano field (offshore Ghana).

Also provided several cultural orientation sessions to Chevron expatriates prior to their residence assignment to West Africa (Angola, DRC and ROC).

1995 – 1996: Petroleum Engineer: Chevron, San Ramon, CA.

Southern Africa SBU: Built a reservoir simulation model for Ndola field in Cabinda.

Performed a comprehensive evaluation of the Pinda Reservoir.

Recommended a successful completion strategy for Ndola and Kokongo (Pinda) fields, after working with several industry experts on completion.

Completion techniques recommended became the strategy for all Pinda reservoirs in Cabinda.

Integrated Reservoir Characterization of the Nemba and Lomba fields, area B Cabinda. Phased Development Approach with initial Early Production System (EPS) using an FPSO (Jamestown). Work was key contribution for the selection of the appropriate FPSO and subsequent Development Plan.

1992 – 1995 Colorado School of Mines: Graduate Student, Golden, CO.

Thesis Work: Integrated Reservoir Characterization of the Nemba and Lomba fields, area B, Cabinda. Work was key contribution to the Nemba & Lomba FDP.

1988 – 1992 Gulf Oil Co./Chevron: Production Engineer, Cabinda, Angola.

Monitoring of individual well and gas lift performance. Supervision of wire-line and hot oil operations. Performance of rig and non- rig workover operations in Malongo offshore fields. Design and Supervision of the Injectivity testing program for the Takula and Numbi Waterflood project. Performance of well and reservoir reviews for production optimization purpose. Lead Production engineer for Toca (carbonate) reservoirs. Gulf Oil merged and rebranded as Chevron.


Higher National Diploma, Petroleum Geology, South London College, UK (1984)

BEng, Engineering Geology & Geotechnics, University of Portsmouth, UK (1988)

MSc. Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado (1994)


Steven Knabe: Director – Halliburton Mature Fields Practices, Houston-Texas

Tel: 713-***-****

Herve Petit: Project Manager - Halliburton Mature Fields Practices, Paris-France

Tel: +336**-**-****

Steve Shih: Vice President of BST Lift Systems, Ventura-California.

Tel: 805-***-****

Serge Lescaut: General Manager – Soco International (West Africa)

Tel: +33-660**-****

Jerry Foster: Sr. Waterflood Advisor & SME – Occidental Petroleum

Tel: +281-***-****


Fluency in Spoken & Written English, French, Portuguese, Kikongo and Lingala

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