Alaska's Oil & Gas Consulting Company

Daniel Rietze – Technical Assistant


1963 – 1982 University of Alaska, University of Denver, North Dakota State University, University of
Oklahoma, Bemidji (Minnesota) State College —Additional courses in Computer Techniques, Geology,
Math, Physics, English
1960-1963 North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND — BS Degree Major: Math Minor: Chemistry
1989 Petroleum Engineering Technology Seminar – 3 weeks in Dallas — presented by Dallas Technical staff
1983 – 1988 ARCO Classes – JCL, TSO/ISPF, PETROS, CPS-1 Mapping, FORTRAN, SAS, PC and MAC classes


2/2001 – Present Technical Assistant for BP Exploration Greater Prudhoe Bay Central New Development working under contract with Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska

7/1994 – 2/2001 Self Employed

  • Received ARCO enhanced severance package July 1994
  • Earned living by trading stocks on a full time basis using electronic trading
  •  Kept current on computer-related information, software, Windows 95/98, Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition including Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word—used Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets and Word daily in work

5/1991 – 7/1994 Engineering Analyst for ARCO Prudhoe Bay Corrosion Department (On site at Prudhoe Bay) – Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Corrosion Database on Novell network server (Included all radiographic and ultrasonic data for points monitored by the corrosion group)
  • Write and modify programs to generate weekly corrosion reports for distribution to engineering and facility managers
  • Write programs to meet special requests from corrosion engineers and execute data queries
  • Analyze data looking for trends of increasing or decreasing corrosion rates
  • Select, purchase, and install PC computer hardware/software for the corrosion group and provide PC support
  • Delegate computing responsibilities to two contract employees

1/1989 – 5/1991 Field Engineering Specialist for ARCO Prudhoe Bay Operations Engineering (On Site) – Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with and support Anchorage Engineering, Field Engineering, and Wellwork group to ensure that all well work is accomplished as efficiently as possible
  • Distribute and file well-work procedures after approval by Field Area Engineer
  • Serve as ARCO witness for well logging, perforating, etc. when work load dictates and write a concise report for files
  • Update well schematics to reflect all changes (perforations, cement squeezes, packers, nipple ID, gas lift valves, etc.)
  • Work closely with engineers and well-work supervisors in order for me to obtain desired samples (oil, water, emulsions, gas, paraffins, etc.) at processing facilities
  • Maintain sampling database in Excel spreadsheet
  • Order gas lift valves and witness set-up at vendors; process returned gas lift valves
  • Complete special projects as assigned (proppant return rate, precipitate location in piping, sampling methodology)
  • Coordinate well pressure/temperature surveys (program down-hole tool and, after retrieval, download data for analysis)
  • Conduct safety meetings for staff and maintain training records

8/1983 – 1/1989 Engineering Aide for ARCO Prudhoe Bay Operations Engineering, FS2 (Anchorage) – Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage a variety of Flow Station 2/Waterflood databases
  • Write/modify programs to generate monthly state injection reports and a suite of various types of production/injection surveillance graphs for distribution to engineers and engineering managers
  • Map injector patterns, reservoir pressure, GOR
  • Serve as the IBM mainframe computer user representative for Prudhoe Bay Operations Engineering with associated troubleshooting/problem resolution for approximately 75 users, also provide PC support. Perform custom programming to meet special requests from drill site engineers


  • Computer Languages: SAS (Statistical Analysis System), dBase
  • Software: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Internet Explorer.
  • Netscape Navigator, Norton Systemworks 2000.