Dan Nice has noteworthy experience in the Alaskan petroleum exploration and production industry with focused wellsite operations. Dan has been involved with exploration and delineation work in the Prudhoe Bay and Lisburne fields and in outlying North Slope exploration areas. His experience includes selecting and directing wellsite coring operations, casing points, mudlogging operations, and log analysis. Additionally, Dan is an excellent communicator and decision maker.
MS Studies in Geology- University of Alaska- 1984,1985
Thesis: The Triassic-Shublik Formation of Central and Western Brooks Range, Alaska
BS Studies in Geology- Indiana State University- 1971
2001-Present – C-130 AIRCRAFT INSTRUCTOR PILOT-LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Marietta, Georgia.
Responsibilities include all flight simulator and ground training for new and experienced Air Force C-130 pilots.
1998 to 2001– PILOT B747, B727 AIRCRAFT, POLAR AIR CARGO and CAPITAL AIR CARGO INTERNATIONAL- Anchorage, Alaska and Orlando, Florida.
Pilot for worldwide cargo transportation flight companies.
1985 to 1998– COMMANDER- ALASKA AIR NATIONAL GUARD- Anchorage, Alaska.
Commanded two flying squadrons and all support units. Approximately 1500 total personnel.
1978 to 1985– EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST-ARCO, ALASKA, INC.- Anchorage, Alaska.
Wellsite geological work on the North Slope and Upper Cook Inlet of Alaska.
- Performed detailed cuttings and core description and show analysis. Interpreted stratigraphic and structural position. Selected core points, sidewall core points and casing points. Ran and directed mudlogging operations for “super tight” holes. Performed analysis and quality control for wireline logs.
- Provided subsurface interpretation for lease sale participation across the North Slope. Participated in three, one to two month long surface geology field parties in the Central and Western Brooks Range of Alaska. Served as party chief for the last season.
1972 to 1978 – ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY OFFICER, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE – Anchorage, Alaska.