RAINIER MINERALS CORPORATION
Geologist / President / Owner
Interpret 3-D seismic data utilizing computer based software, integrate well log and computer originated production data with subsurface mapping
and 3-D seismic data; capture additional reserves in mature fields by recognizing production/economic inefficiencies and anomalies via computer-aided
evaluation of production characteristics integrated with geological/geophysical data; market oil and gas drilling projects to the oil and gas industry
and individual investor clients; caused test wells to be drilled and continue to successfully establish oil and gas production/reserves; owner
of a multitude of producing and prospective oil and gas interests throughout the South Louisiana oil and gas producing province.
EXPERT WITNESS GEOLOGIST
Unitization Geology (Louisiana Office of Conservation)
Represent clients on matters related to the forming of oil and gas drilling and producing units, perform drilling and production unit risk analyses
for clients and advise accordingly; research cases and prepared direct and rebuttal exhibits/testimony for Louisiana Office of Conservation hearing
Court of Law, (Recognized Expert Witness)
Homer D. Wood, et al vs. Axis Corporation, et al, June, 2003
38th Judicial District Court, Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Performed and testified as to paying quantities calculations and good faith operations. Received favorable ruling based on testimony.
Exploration / Exploitation Geology
Determined the commercial viability of oil and gas producing property acquisition candidates based on computer driven cash flow analyses and other
variables; explored for opportunities to capture additional reserves in mature fields by recognizing production/economic inefficiencies via the
evaluation of production characteristics; interpreted geophysical, well log and computer originated production data; mapped Louisiana Gulf Coast
sediments; marketed oil and gas drilling prospects to the oil industry and individual partners; caused test wells to be drilled and successfully
established oil and gas production/reserves.
Unitization Geology - Lawsuits, (Expert Witness, Louisiana Office of Conservation)
Sub-contracted unitization services to larger unitization firms (south Louisiana province), represented clients on matters related to the forming
of oil and gas drilling and producing units, performed drilling and production unit risk analyses for clients and advised accordingly; researched
cases and prepared direct testimony and rebuttal exhibits for Louisiana Office of Conservation hearing matters and lawsuits; utilized computer
to aid in client case development and data management, (past clients: Joe Battle, Leon Comeaux and Assoc., Charles Cutright and Assoc., Chip Leblanc,
W. H. Robbins and Assoc.).
D. B. L. DRILLING and PRODUCTION, INC.
Evaluated outside oil and gas drilling prospect submittals; utilized computer driven cash flow analyses to evaluate drilling candidates and performed
environmental consulting services.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING and TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Computer software utilization
- Field Supervisor
Responsible for conducting hydrogeological surveys at the Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserves sites.
- Site Supervisor
Responsible for complete groundwater monitor well installation and sampling program involving underground tanks.
- Project Manager
Successfully marketed clients and managed air emissions permits application projects; generated potentiometric maps and vertical cross-sections;
assembled technical reports that included data interpretation, text compilation, exhibit preparation and drafting.
Developed an automated computer program within Lotus which resulted in a significant time reduction potential for future projects.
Geologist and Draftsman
Generated subsurface drilling prospects and caused test wells to be drilled; correlated well logs, integrated well control information utilizing
2-D seismic data; marketed oil and gas drilling prospects to the oil industry and individual partners; caused test wells to be drilled and established
oil production; drafted subsurface maps and diagrams for clients.
ENSIGN EXPLORATION COMPANY,
William D. Groves, Sr., Geologist / Owner
Geologist and Draftsman
Generated subsurface drilling prospects and caused test wells to be drilled; posted well data on maps for over 3,000 electric logs and seismic
data in study area that covered over 576 square miles of the South Louisiana Oligocene oil and gas producing province; correlated well logs, integrated
well information with 2-D seismic data; drafted subsurface maps and diagrams for clients.
NATIONAL LEAD BAROID
Retrieved samples of drilling fluids and cuttings for content analysis.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Geology, College of Engineering
University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1992
Sub-surface mapping, geophysical exploration and interpretation, gravity, magnetics, seismic reflection, stratigraphy, petrology, carbonate petrology,
carbonate depositional environments.
Geologic Regimes Studied
- Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming Black Hills, South Dakota
- Capulin Mountain, New Mexico,
- Gulf Coast Sedimentation, Louisiana/Texas Llano Uplift, Central Texas
- Marathon Mountains, West Texas
- Powder River Basin, Montana Rocky Mountains, Colorado
- Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, Mexico
- Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, Mexico
- Tidal Flats and Barrier Island Complexes, South Texas
BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES in Humanities,
College of General Studies
University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1987
Additional Academic and Industry Course Work
SEISMIC GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SEISMIC STRATIGRAPHY – EXTRACTING GEOLOGIC INSIGHTS FROM 3-D SEISMIC DATA
BY HENRY W. POSAMENTIER (CHEVRON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Energy Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana, April, 2009
Course included: Workflows designed to facilitate extraction of stratigraphic insights from 3-D seismic data, demonstrated techniques for 3-D
seismic geomorphologic/stratigraphic analyses and reviewed numerous examples of various depositional systems in their settings.
3-D Seismic Interpretation
by Alistair Brown (AAPG Distinguished Speaker)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Energy Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana, October, 2003
Course included: 3-D seismic structural and stratigraphic interpretation, color and phase study, reservoir identification, attributes and reservoir
Concepts in Seismic Interpretation
by Frank Limouze
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Energy Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana, January, 2003
Course included: 2-D and 3-D seismic data migration, stacking, synthetic generation, acoustic impedance, reflection coefficients, wavelet
analysis, frequency, phase changes, de-convolution, velocity issues, reflectivity trends, bright spot and dim out analysis, attribute analysis,
tuning, AVO (amplitude verses offset), gridding and depth conversion.
Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
by Fred J. Hilterman (Distinguished Research Professor of Geophysics, Reflection Seismology)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Lafayette, Louisiana, May, 2001 & April, 2006
Course included: 3-D seismic data related amplitude (hydrocarbon) anomaly recognition, interpretation and validation utilizing "amplitude verses
offset" evaluation techniques ("AVO").
3-D Seismic Data Interpretation
Held at North Harris College, Houston, Texas, 1998
Course included: Mapping events in 3-D seismic data sets, etc.
3-D verses 2-D Seismic Data Interpretation
GCAGS Convention, Shreveport, Louisiana, October, 1993
Practical Approaches in Ground Water Hydrology and Contamination
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1992
Course included: Hydro-geologic computer modeling, aquifer testing, contaminate plume delineation, solute transport illustration, monitor well
program design, underground storage tank leak detection, assessment and remediation, determination of contaminate retardation coefficient and mobility,
Phase I and II site investigation and characterization.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
- Lafayette Geological Society (LGS)
- Society of Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES)
- Lafayette Association of Petroleum Landmen (LAPL)