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James Young – Petroleum/Reservoir Engineer

Career summary:

I have a long track record of positively impacting the oil & gas business through identifying opportunities, securing support and guiding them through implementation. I enjoy working with people to increase value anywhere that I work with a passion to succeed in any endeavor. I am specifically seeking opportunities which can leverage my skills to add value to your organization.

Competencies & skills (that add value to your business)

  • Leadership experience, communication and adaptability skills
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills with proven results.

24-years Upstream Oil & Gas Industry experience

2013 to 11/16 Senior Reservoir Engineer, Hilcorp Alaska

  • Mature field re-development, reserves booking & management

Altered re-development plan in Cook Inlet to unlock significant value

2012 to 2013 Staff Petroleum Engineer, BP Prudhoe Bay

  • Mentoring younger engineers, developing & executing:

Led team to realize 5-10% production increase at no additional cost

Guided viscous water flood concept yielding >30% injectivity gain

2008 to 2012   Production & Operations Engineer, BP Heavy Oil Pilot

  • Designing & monitoring field trials in Canada, enhancements for arctic conditions

Delivered a record setting Cold Heavy Oil rate with the second  pilot well

  • Technology lead for broader application across heavy oil assets, IP

2000 to 2008   Petroleum Engineer for BP Prudhoe Satellites development

  • Reservoir appraisal & development in multi-disciplinary team

Initiated water flood improvement project resulting in 20% value increase

  • Well completion & artificial lift design:  1st to deploy use of swell packers in conventional horizontal wells realizing 20% cost & rate benefit.

fracturing design improvements yielded 30% productivity increase at minimal cost

 92 to 1999      Petroleum Engr. for Arco Alaska, Greater Prudhoe Bay & Kuparuk

  • Field engr. (1 year), wellwork coordination & optimization
  • Production/reservoir engr. (3 yrs), reservoir surveillance, wellwork & drilling: 10mbd increased production in 1 year (reversed decline trend
  • Field engr./technician (1 yr), gas-lift, scale inhibition & data gathering
  • Production engr. (2 yrs), wellwork, completion studies & optimization

Formal Education

BS, Petroleum Engineering (honors), Montana Tech, 1992

SPE Papers documenting results: Heavy Oil:133592, 137232 ; Fracturing: 76914; Development: 76739, 76738