RYAN C. THOMPSON
I am a structural/exploration geologist with 10 years of experience in Rocky Mountain & Permian basins working both unconventional and conventional projects. Overseeing operations while taking prospects from concept to initial development. Proficient in industry-standard software & techniques; extensive training record; skilled presenting & writing abilities; team collaborator & leader. EDUCATION:
5/2010, MS Geosciences, Colorado State University, 3.3 GPA Field research grants awarded by AAPG, RMAG, WGA, & CSS 8/2007, BS Geology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 3.4 GPA Teaching assistant for structural geology, extensive field experience, senior thesis, & biology minor EMPLOYMENT:
8/2014-Present, Owner, Leviathan Natural Resources Ø Partner with Great Northern Gas on conventional Red River prospect, Williston Basin Ø Geoscience consultant for MBI Oil & Gas, Bellotti Capital Partners, & Stewart Geological 9/2014-2/2019, Geologist III, Apache Corp
Ø Proposed new structural concepts for the Permian Basin: style & timing of faulting & stress history, interpreted & restored regional 2D seismic, & evaluated critically-stressed faults that may impact production & salt water disposal.
Ø Central Basin Platform: coordinated team exploration efforts including risk/economic analysis, strategic testing, horizontal drilling operations, field development planning, & added to inventory. Ø Wichita-Albany/Abo: mapped depositional fairway & stratigraphy for hybrid unconventional carbonate play; integrated petrophysics & 3D seismic to identify new sweet spots. Ø Woodford: mapped basin-wide geologic setting using geochemical & shale rock quality data, piloted & drilled successful unconventional oil-window test well. Ø Three Bar field: mentored new geologists to 3D model Devonian water flood & Wichita-Albany infill potential; also mapped San Andres potential.
Ø GMK field: built core-calibrated 3D volumetric/flow unit model for the San Andres water flood. 8/2011-7/2014, Exploration Geologist, Prolific Petroleum Ø Well planning, regulatory hearings, & geosteering operations for Mountainview Energy’s Three Forks carbonate unconventional wells resulting in 2.9 MBOE EUR; evaluated their Southern Alberta Basin acreage.
Ø Stratigraphic correlation & mapping of carbonate unconventional plays, Williston & DJ basins: added significantly to oil-in-place estimates, managed input from geophysical, geochemical, & petrophysical consultants, marketed prospects to potential drilling & investment partners. Ø Lodgepole clinoform trend with carbonate & mature source rocks above Three Forks sub- cropping dolomites along the southeast margin of the Williston. Ø Wattenburg shear zone look-alike associated with an aero-mag anomaly & thermal maturity in the Niobrara, also proposed a potential Greenhorn play in the DJ. Ø Identified a Red River regional hydro-dynamic trap trend & conventional vertical locations from 3D seismic amplitude anomalies indicating porosity on structure. Ø Mapped the Heart River Fault (Williston) & Bird Shear Zone (DJ) with stacked conventional carbonate pay & intervening mature source rocks.
1/2011-8/2011, Geologist, Fronterra Geosciences
Ø Image & open-hole log interpretation, regional fracture & stress studies; Bakken, Niobrara, & Green River.
5/2008-7/2010, Geologist, Encana Oil & Gas
Ø Analysis of structures, fractures, & stress in the Wind River Basin from image logs, cores, micro- seismic, 2D/3D seismic interpretation, & outcrops (in conjunction with graduate research). Ø Geologic planning & operations for directional pad & horizontal wells at Frenchie Draw gas field; discovered highly productive fracture trends.
Ø Petrophysical analysis & mapping the entire stratigraphic section at Madden gas field: ran models using Archie for carbonates & Indonesian for tight clastic sands. 6-8/2007, Geology Intern, EOG Resources
Ø Stratigraphic interpretation & mapping of a Strawn carbonate lobe in the northern Delaware Basin. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Ø Thompson, R. C., 2019, Orogenesis and Post-Orogenic Collapse: Rocky Mountain Analogs and New Permian Basin Insights, RMS-AAPG annual meeting Ø Thompson, R. C., 2015, Post-Laramide, Collapse-Related Fracturing and Associated Production; Wind River Basin, Wyoming: The Mountain Geologist, v. 52, no 4, p. 27-46 CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Ø Reservoir Geomechanics: Stanford 8-week course, A+ Ø 3 Nautilus courses: West Texas Carbonates, Tectonics of the Permian Basin, & Advanced Seismic Structural Interpretation.
Ø 59 additional days of training in petrophysical techniques (core analysis & description, image logs, capillary pressure, pore systems & permeability); petroleum systems, source rocks, geochemistry, geomechanics, carbonates, risk mitigation, & geosteering. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
2018 PBS-SEPM Treasurer, summer host family for 2 Ukrainian children 2014 RMS-AAPG annual meeting signage & structure session chair 2012-2014 RMS-AAPG young professional treasurer
2011-2013 RMAG sponsorship committee
SOFTWARE: Petra, Kingdom, Petrel, Geographix, ArcGIS, FSP, 2D Move, Office Applications LANGUAGES: Native English, intermediate Spanish
PERSONAL: Born 7/2/1984 USA; Married in 2005 with 2 children (ages 13 & 11) REFERENCES:
Terry Ganey, Owner/Geologist, Prolific Petroleum, 303-***-****, email@example.com Martin Oldani, Geoscience Manager, Apache, 432-***-****, firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Spancers, Geology mentor, 303-***-****, email@example.com