Retired from Schlumberger in 2016 after more than 40 years, Alan is still looking for new problems to solve and people to help.
He has worked in Formation Evaluation, Training, Mentoring, Software Development and Technical Advisor roles in many locations worldwide.
Have extensive experience in both developing and delivering Petrophysical Training courses since 1980. A short summary is below:
Specialist in Mathematics and Software Development. Have undertaken extensive software development including modules in GEOFRAME, TECHLOG and Interactive Petrophysics (IP),
THE PETROPHYSICIST LTD., FRANCE
July 2016 onward - Independent Petrophysical Consultant
Looking for new problems to solve and people to help.
SCHLUMBERGER DOLL RESEARCH, CAMBRIDGE, U.S.A.
October 2014 to February 2016 - Senior Research Advisor
SCHLUMBERGER WIRELINE HEADQUARTERS, PARIS, FRANCE
January 2012 to September 2014 - Advisor, Technical Director
SCHLUMBERGER MONTPELLIER TECHNICAL CENTER, FRANCE
October 2009 to December 2011 - Advisor Petrophysics
SCHLUMBERGER, STAVANGER, NORWAY
August 2008 to September 2009 - Advisor Logging Technology & Interpretation
SCHLUMBERGER RUSSIA REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
May 2004 to July 2008 - Advisor Geology & Geophysics
SECONDED FROM SCHLUMBERGER TO YUKOS E&P, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
February 2003 to April 2004 - Chief Petrophysicist
Responsible for interpretation of data in current operations (> 300 wells/year primarily in Western Siberia), field studies (including Priobskoe) and petrophysics training.
SCHLUMBERGER CENTER FOR ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION, HOUSTON, U.S.A.
1997 to 2003
Carried out joint studies with E&P companies, developing new evaluation methods as required.
SCHLUMBERGER ASIA, INDONESIA & MALAYSIA
1991 to 1997 - Manager of Interpretation Development
Developed evaluation methods for reservoirs with low formation water salinity (Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia) and fractured reservoirs (Bach Ho, Vietnam)
SECONDED FROM SCHLUMBERGER TO ONGC, DELHI, INDIA
1987 to 1991 - Director ONGC-Schlumberger Joint Research Center
Reservoir studies in many Indian oilfields including Bombay High and various fields in the North East and the West of the country.
SCHLUMBERGER DOLL RESEARCH, RIDGEFIELD, U.S.A.
1985 to 1987 - Reservoir Description Researcher
Petrophysics research including Saturation measurements on core and saturation computation from logs (Resistivity and Carbon/Oxygen)
1983 to 1985 - Reservoir Description Services Manager Far East Asia
Conducted and managed reservoir studies in Brunei, China, Malaysia and Thailand
SCHLUMBERGER, CAMEROON & EQUATORIAL GUINEA
1982 - Wireline Location Manager
SCHLUMBERGER, PARIS, FRANCE
1979 to 1981 - Interpretation Engineering Engineer
Involved in the development of the GLOBAL one of the first computer-based log interpretation to use a global optimizer to solve for formation constituents. Also began to teach petrophysics courses.
SCHLUMBERGER, MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
1975 to 1979 - Field Engineer
Wireline Log acquisition
CLEVELAND EDUCATION AUTHORITY, ENGLAND
1974 to 1975 - High School Maths Teacher
1972-1978 UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
Fluent in English and French