♦ Negotiated, on behalf of the President of a CIS Republic, the Production
Sharing Contract (PSC) on a 4,000 million barrel field. This PSC gave the
Republic 80 percent of the oil produced, 100 percent of all the associated
gas, and stabilized the economy.
♦ Advised a major European contractor on proposals that won EP &
EPC contracts on $14 billion worth of projects between 1989 - 1996, with
profit margins that ran between 3 and 8 percent of gross.
♦ Directed the technical and economic planning, and the negotiations
with the Government
ministries, for a UK company to become the license
holder and operator for 9 overseas oil
fields with total reserves of 950
♦ Directed a project which demonstrated 60 percent reductions for the typical North Sea
marginal oil and gas field development Capex. The
reductions were realized by identifying
and quantifying international design,
procurement and fabrication practices which could
replace North Sea practices.
♦ Developed a Capex apportionment of a $1,000 million topsides producing
two oil fields which
was accepted by the UK Government for ring fence taxation.
♦ Optimized the technology and economics of all systems and equipment
on the first HP/HT
gas field on the UKCS.
♦ Created the technical and economic analysis for a UK oil & gas
company proposing the
takeover of a North American company. The foreign
company's principal asset was a 50
percent interest in three overseas fields
with total recoverable reserves of 350 million
♦ Developed the technical and economical analysis for a UK oil &
gas company proposing the
international sale of the company's 100 percent
interest in two overseas fields, totaling 125
million barrels recoverable.
♦ As the sole consultant on a multi-operator task force, I identified
and removed 10 thousand
tonnes from the float-out weight of a large Canadian
GBS platform, with less than one week's
investigation. In that same
timeframe I also showed them how to reduce the development
Capex by 47
percent, or $1,900 million, without impact on functionality.
♦ Assisted the operators of a large gas field development in realizing
an ‘as-built’ Capex
reduction of $900 million.
♦ Identified early operator decisions that could have saved a further
475,000 man-hours of the design and procurement contract on the same development.
♦ Demonstrated the specific technology & economics to further reduce
the topsides Capex of
the same development by 39 percent while reducing
its weight by 55 percent.
♦ Wrote the design and economics methodology manual for the modernization
of a mature 1,400 million barrel recoverable field.
♦ Demonstrated by software modeling and calibration how to combine
two large planned
integrated decks (D-P & Q-U) into a single liftable
deck for evacuation of a 145 Kbpd oil
Manager of Matthew Hall-ENCON Ltd - London
♦ Won 80 per cent of all UKCS front-end conceptual work during the
low oil price period,
♦ Demonstrated how to delay 50 per cent of the original Capex of a
heavy oil field for 5 years,
without increasing the Capex.
♦ Saved a 56 Kbpd four-reservoir oil development by cost reduction
cancellation by one of the partners.
♦ Developed and applied software for cost and schedule risk analysis
which, when used on a
Norwegian development, demonstrated the key cost
driver for project over-runs.