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Petroleum Engineer (Exploitation, Reservoir, & Development)

Calgary, AB, Canada
March 09, 2020

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Shaun Tymchyshyn, P.Eng.

** ******** ** ** *******, AB T2V 3E1



Petroleum Engineer with well-developed business, technical, coordination, and leadership experience gained from working in intermediate to large oil & gas companies. Proven track record of developing oilfields through horizontal drilling, high intensity fracs, cost reductions, and production optimization. In-depth understanding of numerous plays throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin focusing on long reach laterals in deep liquids rich gas plays.


Past 8 years of reservoir engineering experience recently focused in the Montney plays in Alberta, and Ft St John, BC with Murphy Oil, and PETRONAS Canada.

Technical validation: Reviewed, and held accountability of the corporate reserve bookings at PETRONAS the past 6 years. The development strategy was recently extended to 45 years with the LNG Canada development plan.

Extensive horizontal well knowledge across several plays, with the recent focus in the liquids-rich Montney in BC & AB. Prior experience in the Deep Basin liquids rich Notikewin & Falher, the Bakken oil play in North Dakota, the Duvernay play in Alberta, as well as the Eagle Ford in Texas.

Reservoir characterization and analysis. Complete understanding of the full well life cycle from geological concept, reservoir model, acquisition, drilling & completing, facilities, and production ops.

Studied the past 10 years of completions in unconventional plays and the hydraulic frac implications in recoverable reserves, and the economics in Capex, and LOS. WORK EXPERIENCE:

PETRONAS Canada (Calgary, AB) Mar 2013 – Nov 2019

SR Reservoir Engineer –BC Montney, & AB

Calculated, Categorized, and reconciled Canada’s reserves, contingent resources, and prospective resources totally over 90 TCF across the 900,000 acres. Ensured the corporate reporting was compliant with NI 51-101, & internal requirements similar to PRMS at PETRONAS.

Increased reserves & resources by over 10 times the initial booked volumes and was involved in team oriented modeling all full scale development scenarios for LNG Canada with pricing sensitives.

Analyzed over 600 producing Montney wells declines and compared the year-over-year performance analysis in type curves, was confident and identified the future locations that could be strategically developed to optimize the economics.

Projected capital requirements of more than $20 billion for long range development in LNG Canada, over 45 years, while adhering to the decision making annual capital constraints and economic hurdles.

Analyzed the competitor activity that would be the guidance in the development plans, and focused on the liquids-rich key acreages that had a proven track record for maximizing the profitability.

Studied parent/child well relationships and reviewed the prior 6 yearend reserve bookings to understand interference effects, and the well shut-in practices.

Conducted monthly capital expenditure reviews that were in excess of $10 MM/month with waterfall charts, and analyzed these expenditures vs. the annual forecasted budget, and the quarterly re- forecasts.

Supported the 3rd party evaluation of the Alberta light oil assets in Wapiti, Gold Creek and Karr, strategized in maximizing the asset value over $180 MM for the disposition to CNR. Shaun Tymchyshyn, P.Eng.


Murphy Oil (Calgary, AB) Feb 2011 – Mar 2013

SR Exploitation Engineer – BC Montney, US & International

Evaluated acquisitions in PHDwin, Value Navigator, & ARIES that were in excess of $2Billion and recommended various business scenarios to management with multiple economic sensitivities.

Optimized the Montney well & pad development schedules to align with corporate budgets of $500MM, and ensured that production targets were maintained within 5% in performance reports.

Reviewed SEC reserve bookings, and provided guidance in the development plan for Murphy’s Eagle Ford shale oil play that increased production by over 200%.

Corresponded with the Ryder Scott office in Denver for evaluating Murphy Oils’ N. American on shore properties in the unconventional plays – Montney, Duvernay, Bakken, and Eagle Ford.

Evaluated numerous farm-in projects, and was involved in a Chevron opportunity for farm-in in their Duvernay acreage. Proposed scenarios to A&D team, and the price sensitivity analysis.

Conducted International Evaluations in Perth, Australia for various offshore opportunities, in both development and exploration phases, that went on to provide stock tank 10 Mtpa LNG.

Coordinated the development strategy, and time management skills in the Alberta Bakken bringing 6 multistage fractured Hz wells to the play that tested Murphy’s recently acquired acreage. Hunt Oil (Calgary, AB) Apr 2009 – Feb 2011

SR Development Engineer – South, & Central AB

Led the team in developing Hunt’s Willesden Green acreage and drilled 8 Horizontal (Hz) Glauconite wells with high attention to detail being liquids-rich and high in value, greatly contributing towards the corporate divestiture of $400MM.

Optimized development for future horizontal wells in central AB by partaking in land swaps, and negotiating deals with adjacent competitors.

Oversaw Hunt’s first horizontal Cardium well, partnered with Apache, and strategized on the completion technique that was successful in the valuation.

Steer headed the increase in reserves value in Hunt’s internally tracked Canadian reserves for data management when it was brought to the market for divestiture.

Developed the SE Alberta Enchant land base with infill deviated oil wells on existing pads and improved recovery factor by over 30% with high quality water flood optimization.

Evaluated Hz wells in the North Dakota light oil Bakken play, and proposed long reach laterals with higher intensity hydraulic fracs that improved EUR by over 50% with lower declines. Canadian Natural Resources (Calgary, AB) May 2002 – Apr 2009 Exploitation Engineer –Edson, & East AB

Worked the heavy oil areas in Alberta for 5 years involved in the drilling and re-completions of +400 wells with budgeting and approvals in excess of $350MM. Coaching and training engineers to contribute to work priorities with my communication skills.

Worked in deep basin play for 2 years focusing on the drilling & multi-stage completions of 30 wells with budgeting and approvals in excess of $150MM.

Evaluated acquisitions in excess of $150MM and played a key role in providing management with multiple economics scenarios in their Anadarko purchase.

Production operations forecasting in heavy oil fields Bonnyville, and Brintnell, to predict the net cash flow and project investment hurdles for +100MM.

Shaun Tymchyshyn, P.Eng.


Apache Canada (Red Deer & Calgary, AB) Jun 2000 – Apr 2002 Production Engineer – Swan Hills, & Central AB

Supervising well servicing workovers, wireline operations, HSE, and managed the well costs in lease operating statements to be cost effective and ensure within 90% of budget.

Programmed well completions, re-activations, routine maintenance, operational issues, and water injector conversions in the House Mountain property to increase field production by over 200 m3/d oil.

Supervised a 5 well casing inspection logging program in acquired heavy oil field, and estimated remedial work required would be in the $2MM range.

Proposed 8 well locations in heavy oil field to bring on production 1MMSTB net reserves with a net capital investment of $5MM.

Designed and optimized Rod pumps using Rodstar software and reduced bottom hole pump failures by 25% with attention to detail and enhanced the running time management. EDUCATION:

BSc Petroleum Engineering – University of Alberta – 2000 – Co-op Program o Awarded APEGA Gold Medal – 2000 U of A, Petroleum Engineering COURSES:

The Estimation, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources (SPE, COGEH) – Calgary 2018

Petroleum Reserves and Resources Management System (PRrMS) – Kuala Lumpur 2017 o Qualified Reserve Evaluator Internal Reporting – 3 years

Unconventional Gas and Tight Oil Exploitation (SPE) – Calgary 2017 COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

Value Navigator, Mosaic, Accumap, Geoscout, Verdazo, Fekete Harmony, Spotfire, PVR

Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Access INTERESTS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

APEGA and SPE member

Skiing & Snowboarding, Hiking, Mountain biking, Scuba diving, Taekwondo, half-marathons

Travelling – Australia, Malaysia, Iceland, Poland, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Czech Republic,… References available upon request

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