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Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 20, 2019

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Worked as Chief Geophysicist Consultant, Chief Seismic Operations, Chief Geophysical and Geological Services, Senior Geophysicist Consultant, Seismic Project Manager, VSP Expert, Geophysicist Interpreter Consultant, Data Processing QC Geophysicist Supervisor, Senior Data Acquisition Specialist, Senior Observer, Chief Hardware Engineer.


More than thirty-five years of excellent oil and gas industry experience:

Skilled in seismic data acquisition, 2D, 3D, and 4D. Done planning, designing, field parameters settings and QC.

Skilled in seismic data processing 2D, 3D, and 4D, data in both batch mode and interactive mode both in time and depth domain. Experience includes processing of data from structurally complex areas and severe static problems.

Skilled with software packages OMNI 3D, GEOLAND, MESA, SEISSPACE PROMAX, GEOCLUSTER, VISTA, Omega, SPW, Paradigm, RadExPro, CARIS HIPS & SIPS, QINSY, VSProwess, and Eclipse

Experienced as exploration geophysics.

Advanced knowledge in prospect generation and evaluation.

Advanced knowledge in integrating geological and geophysical data.

Proficient in application of seismic sequence stratigraphy.

Interpretation skills in 2D & 3D seismic (Landmark software).

Skilled in seismic acquisition and processing techniques.

Experience in reservoir engineering fundamentals, fluid & rock properties,

Experienced in core data interpretation, Integrated reservoir characterization

Advance experience in carbonate reservoir interpretation, structural mapping, reservoir modelling fundamentals. Experienced in oil and gas reserves estimation fundamentals

Extensive knowledge of data management tools, geophysical, geological, petrophysical data types and their typical workflows

Good knowledge of Geographical Information system: ESRI ArcGIS.

Good knowledge of Information Systems, Information Technology and Data Management (applications, databases, Linux OS, programming tools)

Good understanding of Geoscience Exploration studies and requirements

Experienced with modern 3D seismic interpretation tools. Skilled in 2D/3D seismic structural, sequence stratigraphic and quantitative interpretation, mapping and visualization, sedimentary basins and dispositional settings

Skilled in software packages, SEISWORKS, OPENWORKS, GEOPROBE, GEOGRAPHIX, PETREL, GEOFRAME, SEISWARE, Kingdom, and HAMPSON-RUSSELL, Decision Space® Geophysics, Oasis montaj, SonarWiz, Techlog Petrophysics

Skilled in use of multiple seismic attributes, AVO analysis, seismic fancies analysis (Neural networks, fuzzy logic, and multivariate analysis) and Inversion. Experienced in carbonate reservoirs.

Expert in Borehole Seismic, VSP data acquisition, planning, processing, interpretation and QC. Successfully completed VSP jobs on more than 160 wells.

Skilled in planning and supervising Petrophysical analyzes by contractors, and performs Petrophysical interpretation of individual wells.

Skilled as senior level observer for oil & gas exploration on different seismic data acquisition systems, repaired and maintained seismic data acquisition systems, including SERCEL, I/O, GEOSOURCE, Halliburton, systems.

Excellent experienced as Seismic Project Manager and Party Manager. Successfully completed many projects before time and saved millions of dollars.

Worked internationally in different regions that include South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America, and North Africa.


Skilled in current computer software for geophysical applications.

Strong communication & presentation skills both verbal and written.

Good PC skills

Skilled in installation of computer software, debugging and repair.

Skilled with Microsoft Office suites and Windows suites.

Excellent communication and technical report writing skills.

Expert knowledge of relational database design and optimization principles.

Proficient with database stored procedures development (PL/SQL).

Experienced in Tender documents preparation (Tender strategy, Scope of work, etc.). Technical / Commercial evaluation of contractors with all concerned parties.

Skilled in Group Company HSE Policy and HSE Management System. Finance Business plan and Budgeting.


Jan. 2010- present: Amerapex Corporation Inc.and OEC Iraq, Houston/Baghdad, USA, VSP Expert and Chief Geophysicist Consultant

Supervised multidisciplinary team of seismic field geophysicists, field QC geophysicists and VSP crew.

Done seismic data acquisition, data processing, and QC

Provided technical support and training to different client companies’ geophysicists and engineers on seismic data acquisition, data processing, interpretation and VSP.

Used Petrel, Mesa, OMNI, PROMAX, GEOLAND, and GEOCLUSTER software.

Done VSP acquisition, processing and QC of zero-offset, offset, walkaway and 3D VSP. Used VSPROWESS and PROMAX software.

Utilized SEISWORKS, HAMPSON RUSSELL, performed structural and stratigraphic interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic data; and performed seismic attribute analysis.

Worked on both conventional and unconventional plays.

June 2009- Dec. 2009: OGDCL, Pakistan, Chief Seismic Operations

Supervised multidisciplinary team of seismic field geophysicists.

Done seismic data acquisition, processing, field parameters setting and quality control.

Done seismic data QC Processing with CGGVERITAS software, GEOCLUSTER.

Geophysical interpretation of seismic data 2D and 3D, using SEISWORKS, GEOFRAME, PETREL and GEOPROBE software packages.

Organized and managed seismic parties.

Nov. 2008-May 2009: Landmark Graphics, Colombia, Geophysicist Interpreter Consultant

Done Interpretation of 2D & 3D and unconventional seismic data and prospect generation using POWERVIEW, Geographic and Openwork software.

Sept. 2008-Oct. 2008: KNOC, UAE, Data Processing QC Geophysicist Supervisor

Done QC of 2D marine and 2D Land seismic data processing for Yemen Offshore and Onshore blocks. Both conventional and unconventional plays. Used Omega software.

Done QC of 2D marine and 2D Land reprocessing of seismic data. Used Omega software.

Dec.2006-Aug.2008: Craddock Engineering and ENI Oil Company, Libya, Senior Geophysicist Consultant

Supervised 2D/3D seismic data acquisition and data processing projects.

Planned and designed 2D/3D/4D seismic data recording parameters.

Participated in tender awarding procedure, prepared contract technical documents and involved in whole contract procedure.

Interpreted seismic data using Schlumberger’s Geo-frame (Charisma, and CPS-3) and Petrel software. Both conventional and unconventional data.

Prepared technical reports and presentations for partners, senior management and government representatives as necessary.


Supervised multi-disciplinary team of seismic field geophysicists,

Done seismic data acquisition, processing, field parameters setting, QC, and reservoir modeling. Used OMNI, SPW, Paradigm and PROMAX software.

Done Interpretation and reservoir characterization using HAMPSON-RUSSELL, especially AVO, Strata and Emerge applications.

Provided training and guidance to subordinates and junior officers.

Supervised and conducted well logging and VSP on oil and gas wells. Designed, correlated and interpreted well logs and VSP with seismic data.

Organized and managed seismic crews.

Worked as Senior level Observer on different seismic data acquisition systems

Seismic data QC with CGGVERITAS software, GEOCLUSTER and GEOLAND.

Overall supervision of operation, maintenance, debugging and repair of seismic data acquisition systems (Seismic Recorders) and related peripheral equipment.


Diploma in Microcomputer Management, Humber College, Toronto with Honors

Masters in Physics, (Earth Sciences, Electronics) University of the Punjab, Lahore,


B. Sc. (Honors) Physics (Earth Sciences) University of the Punjab, Lahore

Bachelor of Science (Physics, Mathematics A, B) University of the Punjab


GEOCLUSTER 5000 processing software, CGGVERITAS University, Massy, France

SERCEL Seismic Data Acquisition system SN-348, 408ULand 428XL, SERCEL

HAMPSON-RUSSELL software training (Six weeks), OGTI

SERCEL VSP System Wave Control and Tools Pilot, SERCEL

Workstations SEIS-Q and SEISCOPE OGTI

Management Course “Discipline at Work” Human Resources Management Services

HSSE Training, OGTI

Fire Prevention/Fighting short Course for Oil Installation, National Institute of Fire Technology


Project Management: Worked directly with different departments, clients, and management and successfully completed many data acquisition, data processing, interpretation, and VSP projects in OGDCL, ENI Oil Company, KNOC, Landmark Graphics, OEC, and Amerapex Corporation.

Trained and supervised multicultural technical staff.

Protective Services: Applied safety procedures and policies as outlined in Department Safety Manual.


Geophysical Society of Houston, Geophysical Society of Pakistan, Geophysics Professionals Worldwide, Seismic Data Processing – Professionals.

Global Subsurface Professionals, International Geophysical Contractors

O&G Professionals, Oil and Gas Professionals

SEAPEX, SEG, APEGA, Worldwide Geophysicists


Suhail Mumtaz is an intelligent and hardworking person. He bears a good moral character.

--Dr. M. Saleem, Chairman of the Physics Department, University of the Punjab

Suhail Mumtaz is an extremely experienced and qualified Geophysicist. Moreover, he is a very dedicated gentleman, hardworking and of good character.

-- Colin Cardona, General Manager, Craddock Engineering, UK

Suhail Mumtaz worked with me and usually impresses his coworkers, juniors and seniors. He is expert in his work and produces an excellent quality of work.

--Arif Shahzad, Coworker

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