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Richmond, Texas, United States
September 17, 2019

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Dayanara J. Betancourt

Houston TX Area 832-***-****

Results-Driven Senior Reservoir Engineer

Economic Evaluation and Acquisitions Project Leader from Definition to Execution

Reservoir engineer with 19 years worldwide experience in oil and gas reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, field development plan, risk evaluation and mitigation, economic evaluation, and project management. Extensive reservoir simulation experience including Nexus and Eclipse simulators. Proven record for offering quality solutions to challenging problems by utilizing technical and business tools and strategies. Face challenges and bring innovative and creative ideas to multidisciplinary team. Strong interpersonal skills and team-work oriented. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Bilingual: Spanish.

Expertise includes:

Field-development Plan

Project Management

Economic Evaluation

Business Development

Reservoir Engineering

Uncertainty Analysis & Optimization

Unconventional Resources

Reservoir Simulation

Professional Experience


Senior Reservoir Engineer, USA 2013 to 2019

Provided reservoir engineering technical expertise to several clients in US and abroad. Services included field development plan for several assets, development plan optimization and uncertainty analysis, reservoir characterization, economic and acquisition evaluation. Role included project definition to delivery, from business development to project management and reservoir engineering evaluations.

Provided optimized field development plans by using numerical reservoir simulation (Nexus, Eclipse) and analytical models such as decline curve analysis (DCA) and rate transient analysis (RTA); coordinating the projects from definition to execution. Clients included: Kuwait Oil Company, ADOC-JAPAN, PAM, Coastal Energy.

Advised on asset acquisition and field potential to several clients by developing production forecast and economic evaluation; clients included: Fieldwood Energy, Gazprom.

Maximized reservoir production by evaluation EOR techniques applicable to reservoirs as part of field-development plan approach, simulating best practices, ranking and providing to clients as part of portfolio analysis.

Senior Reservoir Engineer, Ahmadi, Kuwait 2009 to 2013

Supported reservoir engineering evaluations for Kuwait Oil Company in several projects and reservoirs along country.

Maximized recovery, minimizing costs by generating optimum field-development plan for sandstones and carbonate reservoirs while utilizing conventional reservoir engineering techniques and reservoir simulation models.

Assisted in development, managing and implementing Digital Oil Field, allowing reduced data processing time and identifying opportunities for oil production increase in short time.

Developed business opportunities by engaging and training clients in consultant available capabilities for field-development plan optimization.

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Senior Reservoir Engineer, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina 2007 to 2009

Provided reservoir engineering support to local client, including reservoir simulation modelling in Nexus and VIP.

Achieved incremental oil recovery around 2% to 3% from base case in Alba Valle Field by using reservoir simulation models and identifying optimum infill drilling scenarios; client: YPF.

Prepared field-development plan for Myburg East Heavy Oil field by using reservoir simulation, optimizing operation and production parameters; client: YPF.


Reservoir Engineer, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

Served as team member dedicated to Hamaca Field development plan located in Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt. Role included reservoir simulation, reserves evaluation, reservoir surveillance, and well planning.

Planned and designed 53 horizontal wells for development of Hamaca heavy oil field, achieving 82% pay rate contact, maximizing well production by using standard volumetric analysis for primary candidate selection and black oil simulation for production predictions.

Contributed to development of 3 generations of dynamic reservoir models, allowing reserves calculation for official submission to Venezuelan authorities, predicting production performance for project life, and determining optimum number of development wells required.

Determined reserves for 105 wells for field development, estimating productivity index per well using reservoir engineering analysis.

Applied hydraulic units principle, defining reservoirs for reserves, reporting purposes to Venezuelan authorities, reducing official reservoirs from 46 to 5, and allowing more flexibility on development plan and booking of reserves.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Universidad de Oriente, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

Bachelor of Science (BS), Petroleum Engineering, Universidad de Oriente, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, cum laude

Software Skills

Nexus Eclipse QuikLook MBAL Aries Dynamic Surveillance System (DSS)

Crystal Ball Decision Management System (DMS) OFM NetTool Microsoft Project KAPPA


SPE 86971 Subsurface Challenges in Reservoir Modeling for Hamaca Project

SPE 86976 Modeling of Scale-Dependent Effective Permeability: From Core Plug to Flow Simulation

SPE-163811-MS Enabling Numerical Simulation and Real-Time Production Data to Monitor Waterflooding Indicators

SPE-180973-MS Optimization of Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery with C02 Injection

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