John Garvey, Petroleum Engineer
1988 - Present Senior Staff Project Engineer, James E. Smith & Associates, Inc., Tyler, TX
Worked in all areas of Petroleum Engineering for numerous clients over the past twenty-seven (27) years. Assignments include multi-level involvement in all aspects of evaluation, drilling, completion, production with job descriptions from wellsite supervision to engineering/operations manager. During this period, have worked for numerous clients providing service as needed or required. Listed below is a detail of major programs.
Summary of Major Programs from 1988 - 2015
2013 – 2015 Vess Oil Corporation, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Completion designs and supervision of horizontal Woodbine and Eaglebine wells in Madison and Brazos Counties, Texas. Assignment was design of completion, wellsite supervision, supervision of activities and production monitoring. Supervised wellsite consultants. Reported to CEO.
2006 – 2013 Forest Oil Corporation, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Completion designs and supervision of vertical and horizontal wells in East Texas, South Texas, North Texas, West Texas and North Louisiana. Initial involvement was startup of the Eastern Business Unit operations in East Texas. Assignment was design of completions, wellsite supervision and supervision of activities. Focus moved to Haynesville completions in North Louisiana. Work scope transitioned to Eagleford completions in South Texas. Moved to New Venture Group and worked acreage blocks in West Texas with completions in Wolfcamp and Bone Springs. Supervised wellsite consultants. Reported to VP of Business, engineering managers and production engineers during the seven (7) years.
2007 – 2010 NFR Energy, LLC, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Completion designs and supervision on horizontal Cotton Valley and Haynesville wells in East Texas. Initial involvement was startup of operation in East Texas. Assignment was design of completion, wellsite supervision and supervision of activities. Work transition to wellsite frac supervision as company developed. Reported to completion engineers.
2005 – 2007 Chalker Energy Partners I and II, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Completion designs and supervision of vertical Cotton Valley wells. Assignment was to maximize potential on acreage blocks. Chalker I sold to Forest Oil and Chalker II sold to NFR. Transitioned to both companies for startup and continued involvement as needed. Along with engineering and wellsite responsibilities, supervised the wellsite consultants. Reported to VP of Operations.
2003 – 2008 Beusa Energy, LLC, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Completion designs and supervision of vertical and horizontal Cotton Valley
wells in North Louisiana. Worked initially in completion activities with later involvement on completion design and production monitoring. Reported to completion engineers.
1999 – 2005 Bligh Petroleum, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Monitor and coordinate production operations at Bayou Choctaw Field in South Louisiana. Design and supervision of deep directional wells in South Louisiana. Provide engineering support in all areas of drilling and completion. Reported to President.
1998- 1999 Apache Corporation, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Wellsite drilling supervision on Bossier wells in Freestone County, Texas. Reported to Drilling Manager.
1995 – 1998 American Cometra, Inc., Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Drilling and completion designs on 16,000’ Pinnacle Reef wells in Leon County, Texas. Involved in the initial drilling operation and completion operations. Provide wellsite supervision on drilling and completion operations. Reported to Engineering Manager.
1988 – 1995 Petroleum Production Management, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
SMK Energy, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Gibraltor Chemical Company, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Zapata Energy Company, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
BWOC, Consulting Petroleum Engineer
Worked in all areas of engineering providing support to above projects.
1987 - 1988 Independent Consulting Petroleum Engineer, Tyler, Texas
Developed drilling prospects for operators. Economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for lending institutions. Evaluated properties for individuals and screened private investments. Worked with major companies to place producing properties. Performed various on-site drilling and completion activities.
1985 – 1987 Texlan Oil Company, Tyler, Texas, Vice President
Dealt with investment group and working interest participants. Supervised all field operations.
1981 - 1985 Engineering Manager
Prepared all AFE’s and DWE’s. Coordinated and supervised all field operations. Handled all Railroad Commission and Conservation Commission permits, filings, etc.
1980 – 1981 Cities Service Company, Staff Engineer, Enhanced Oil Recovery Department, Jackson, Mississippi
Project Engineer for Thermal Recovery Project in Bellevue Field, Caddo Parrish, Louisiana. Supervised all field operations along with all economic forecasts. Presented paper, “Bellevue, a Successful In-Situ Combustion Project,” at numerous SPE/DOE meetings. Supervised staff in locating new EOR candidates.
1979 - 1980 Engineer II, Reservoir Engineering Department, Jackson, Mississippi
Prepared reservoir performance forecast models on various reservoirs and calculated potential new reserves. Worked with legal and land departments on field wide unitization projects. Testified numerous times before the State of Louisiana Conservation Department.
1978 - 1979 Engineer I, Production Engineering Department, Jackson, Mississippi
Prepared AFE’s and DWE’s. Supervised drilling and completion field work on wells ranging from 350 to 12,000 feet. Monitored production on a Smackover gas recycling project.
1977 - 1978 Engineer I, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jackson, Mississippi
Designed casing strings, rod strings and pumping units. Designed and installed gas gathering and waterflood systems. Designed and ordered production equipment.
1977 Engineer, Wichita, Kansas
Conducted field study and biocide testing on micellar polymer project.
1977 Mississippi State University, B.S. Petroleum Engineering