JAMES S. PHELPS, JR.
Edmond, OK 73034 firstname.lastname@example.org
Accomplished, Results-driven Senior-level Petroleum Geologist, with a strong background in trend analysis, reservoir geology and horizontal drilling, both conventional and unconventional plays, including:
Highly valued by Executive Leadership Team for analytical thinking and problem-solving skills; utilize introspective, thorough approach that positively impacts exploration and field development programs
Proficient in petrophysical analysis / geo-steering for horizontal wells; exploration/exploitation geology, prospect generation, risk assessment; trend analysis, log analysis, salt tectonics, and well-planning
Proven record of analytical, decisive leadership building/managing cross-functional teams; exceptional Project Management skills for multi-disciplinary projects; conduct evaluations and build models strong communicator with proficiency in influencing, leading, negotiating and delegating
Extensive in-field developmental experience in conventional and unconventional assets; planning and oversight of multi-well programs; recognized for delivering cost reductions.
Diverse geologic experience includes: BASINS: Appalachian, Black Warrior, Gulf Coast Salt, Los Angeles, Michigan, Permian, Rio Grande, and Williston Basins; REGIONS: ARK-LA-TEX; Rockies (Niobrara, Big Horn, Powder River and Greater Green River)
Advanced Technical skills: Geographix; NeuraLog; MapInfo; SMT; Petra; Landmark, ArcGIS; Interactive Petrophysics; I.H.S. TLog, Bloodhound, ArcGIS, StarStreer; geo-steering software development.; 2-D and 3-D Seismic surveys
PERSONAL STRENGTHS: disciplined work ethic; enthusiastic; highly adaptable; insightful; loyal and trustworthy; motivated; take ownership of projects; tenacious; well-organized; visionary mindset
EL OSO GEOLOGICAL, LLC. EDMOND, OK & MIDLAND, TX 2018-PREASENT
Providing a wide range of geological services from reservoir modeling, formation & prospect evaluation and well-site geology. Geo-steered several wells in the Stack/Scoop & Bonesprings horizontal trend. Made interpretive mudlogs which are tied to open hole logs for better target and formation evaluation. Also, taught younger professionals’ geological skills from mapping to formation evaluation. Provided Well Site Geology expertise for 2 SWD wells in the Midland Basin, called formation tops from surface casing to basement. Working on data acquisition for exploration and prospecting in Mexico.
MAVERICK NATURAL RESOURCES / BREITBURN ENERGY COMPANY, LP, HOUSTON, TEXAS 2011 TO 2018
SENIOR STAFF GEOLOGIST – Gas Division
Provided leadership and geological support for field and asset teams primarily for the exploration and in-field development for the Michigan Basin and South Florida fields.
Performed asset review and ranked fields then picked asset for divestment. Set up data room online and in house for South Florida fields and select Michigan fields. Made executive overview presentation and gave technical presentations to interested companies. Gathered all necessary data and began correlating logs and tied picks to 2-D data set for regional and field level evaluation for the Niagaran Reef trend.
TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR – Technical and Planning Division I (Breitburn, 2016-2018)
Oversaw exploration and trend analysis for the lower 48 with a focus on upside potential on existing properties and looking for unconventional development. Also provided geological support for all Divisions, but mainly Division I. Updated Executive Leadership Team (ELT) on recent A & D activity in the lower 48 and also informed divisional VPs of new activity in their divisional area.
Evaluated Wamsutter, WY for unconventional potential on HBP acreage. Studied drilling, completion techniques and horizontal targeting of companies’ unconventional development of the Lewis, Lance and Maseverde Formations. Mapped and analyzed necessary data for reservoir potential and performed risk assessment on all formations. Picked 273 possible locations.
Evaluated Moxa Arch area Wyoming for unconventional potential of the Mowery and Frontier Formations. Mapped and analyzed necessary data for reservoir potential. Discovered numerous land and regulatory issues that need to be resolved before further development and made recommendations and strategy.
TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR – Division I (Breitburn, 2014-2016)
Supervisor for the asset team’s technical staff and was Geologist for Michigan and Wyoming properties. Also provided leadership and delegated responsibility to the team members, which allowed them to focus on organic growth opportunities in the Division. The team evaluated well histories, production and reservoir properties and built geological and engineering models for the development, extensions and exploration.
Mapped and analyzed necessary data to evaluate Collingwood Utica potential on HBP acreage. Studied drilling and completion techniques of companies who attempted to establish the trend. Performed risk assessment and economics to achieve a 20% ROR. Determined trend needed higher gas prices.
GEOLOGICAL SUPERVISOR – California, Florida & Wyoming Team (Breitburn, 2013-2014)
Supervised geological work of the team and looked for opportunities to increase production. Finished East Coyote development plan and the Rosecrans 3-D survey acquisition. Pushed for the drilling of seismic features on the Santa Fe Springs 3-D survey and the testing of seismic events in existing well bores.
Generated all geological maps’ needed for the Half Moon, Hunt and Fergusson Ranch reservoir model. Then gathered all production, well bore history and survey data which was QC’ed and loaded into SMT and Petral. Responsible for the re interruption of geological maps which lead to drilling location for Hunt field. Purposed a 45 square mile 3-D seismic survey to aid in water flood development. Tested possible field extension and untested fault blocks in the Big Horn Basin.
Realized the geological model for Sunniland trend development was not working. Performed quick field study determined facies mapping did not match core data. Re-interrupted facies, petrophysics and geological structure, which demonstrated that current model, was a bust and it was very complex geological model. Informed ELT to stop drilling program. Hired new geological staff to preform a new field study.
GEOLOGICAL SUPERVISOR – Southern Division (Breitburn, 2012-2013)
Responsible for in-field development and supervising of all geological work for the Southern Division. Mapped and analyzed water floods in the Los Angeles Basin. Supervised geological work and in-field development for four fields in the Los Angeles Basin, Permian Basin and the Suniland Field in Florida. Prepared reservoir maps, well planning and injector placement for Los Angeles Basin proprieties. Also supervised the acquiring of a 3-D seismic survey for Rosecrans Field.
Responsible for the Field Study of East Coyote Field Orange County, CA. Gathered data and generated structure, reservoir, production maps and injection profiles. Noticed the 1st Anaheim sand was taking as 80% of the injected water. Started a re-allocation of water injection into the 2nd and 3rd Anaheim sands which had not been properly flooded and saw noticiable increase in oil production. Average rate of return for project was 83%.
Supervised Spraberry and Wolfcamp vertical development in Howard and Glasscock Counties, TX. Helped created Gantt charts to track drilling locations, rig movement and completions. Hired geological staff to analyze formations for unconventional horizontal potential.
STAFF GEOLOGIST (Breitburn, 2011-2012)
Responsible for exploitation and in-field development of the Big Horn, Grater Green River and Power River Basin, WY for the Northern Division. Analyzed properties for opportunities to increase production by defining producing reservoirs and generating geologic maps for the field development. Other duties included log analysis and well planning.
Led development of Greasewood Field, Niobrara County, WY. Gathered data and generated structure, reservoir, production maps and injection profiles. Defined 19 PUD’s and seven injectors on 40 acre spacing.
ENERQUEST OIL & GAS LLC, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 2003 TO 2010
Responsible for exploration, in-field development and acquisitions in South Texas, Mississippi, and ARK-LA-TX area. Mapped and analyzed Southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana covering all producing trends to aid in acquisitions and exploration. Defined producing reservoirs and generated reservoir maps for reserve report. Other duties included well-site geology, log analysis and well planning.
Led the acquisitions of San Miguel Creek Field in McMullen County, TX. Shot a 3-D seismic survey and tied seismic to subsurface data which led to the generation of Wilcox locations and Edwards locations on the northern most salt dome in the Rio Grande Basin. Also, analyzed and mapped the Eagle Ford for unconventional development which defined 110 horizontal locations.
Geo-steered three horizontal wells in the Kerlin Field, Columbia County, AK Pettet Formation staying in a 6 foot target with undulating surfaces. Mapped formation structures, isopach pay intervals and water encroachment in the middle of a water flooded field. Increased daily production by 500 barrels of oil a day.
Mapped and analyzed the Edwards trend in Karnes and Gonzales counties which lead to several large acquisitions, making the company the third largest player in the trend. Drilled vertical wells for attic oil and horizontal wells for attic gas. Also analyzed and mapped the Eagle Ford for unconventional development, picking 117 horizontal locations.
VIRTEX PETROLEUM COMPANY, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 1999 TO 2003
Oversaw exploration and in-field development in South Texas but also included the Appalachian Basin and Permian Basin. Identified 72 PUD’s covering several different trends in South Texas. Analyzed properties for acquisitions to increase production and strengthen lease position.
Defined producing reservoirs and mapped reservoirs properties for the company. Other duties included well-site geology, log analysis and well planning.
Found behind pipe potential in the Georgetown formation for Doering Ranch Field in Frio County, TX with a successful recompletion that led to in-field development program on the Pearsall Arch.
Mapped and analyzed the Olmos Sand trend in a four-county area which led to several large acquisitions, making the company the second largest player in the trend. Drilled 52 wells in two years with these properties producing 10 billion cubic feet of gas.
Defined several in-field development locations for Jourdanton Field in Atascosa County, TX. Mapping showed untested fault closures and undrained attic features in the Edwards formation. Also picked several horizontal Buda locations.
ENRON OIL & GAS COMPANY, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 1997 TO 1999
As Cretaceous team leader for the division area, supervised geophysical and geo-technical staff. Mapped and analyzed large areas to define fracture carbonates for in-field development and/or new trends. Other areas of exploration included the Edwards reef and back-reef trend and the Vicksburg trend of South Texas. Defined field extension in the Vicksburg trend leading to acquisition of properties.
Discovered Gander Ranch (Gander Sand) Field, the first Eagle Ford completion in Webb County, TX.
Defined a salt withdraw basin in Washington, Brazos and Grimes Counties, TX for Austin Chalk, Buda and Georgetown exploration.
SAGE ENERGY COMPANY, SAN ANTONIO, TX 1990 TO 1997
Responsible for exploration, prospect evaluation and in-field development of the Austin Chalk trend along with well selection, trend analysis and geo-steering of Giddings, First Shot and Pearsall Field areas. Other areas of exploration included the Red River trend in the Williston Basin, Glenrose Patch Reef and San Miguel sands in the Maverick Basin.
Defined and geo-steered over 275 in-field development wells and 55 field extensions wells covering seven counties in Texas. These horizontal Austin Chalk, Buda and Georgetown wells produced in excess of 14 billion cubic feet of gas and 12 million barrels of oil.
Co-Discovered ICI Field in Robertson County, TX, a horizontal Georgetown field. Developed derivative mapping techniques to define sweet spots in fractured reservoirs.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO, TX
POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDIES: Completed coursework toward Master of Science in Geology
MCMURRY UNIVERSITY ABILENE, TX
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GEOLOGY
TEXAS PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST CERTIFICATION #3586 – Renewable August 31, 2019
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JAMES S. PHELPS, JR.
324 Stonebridge 713-***-**** (Mobile)
Edmond, OK 73034 email@example.com
ATTENTION: HUMAN RESOURCES:
Enclosed is my résumé containing my qualifications in consideration for employment as a senior-level petroleum geologist or related role within your organization. As reflected, I am a highly motivated leader with 30+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry with specialization in horizontal drilling, both conventional and unconventional plays.
My areas of particular strength include:
Highly valued by Executive Leadership Team for analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
Proficient in petrophysical analysis / geo-steering for horizontal wells
Proven record of analytical, decisive leadership building/managing cross-functional teams
Extensive in-field developmental experience in conventional and unconventional assets
Diverse geologic experience in basins, regions, and formations
Advanced Technical skills
I would appreciate the opportunity to present myself to you personally in order to discuss your needs. I believe that my professional skills, personal integrity and disciplined work ethic will be a valuable addition to your team.
Thank you in advance for the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss this position. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I look forward to having a conversation with you.
James S. Phelps, Jr.