Tim Gognat has worked in the petroleum industry since 1977. His career includes exploration, development and wellsite work in North America, Indonesia, and western Europe. Mr. Gognat has a particular interest in carbonate rocks, fractured reservoirs and hydrocarbon source rocks and their evaluation utilizing logs, remote sensing techniques, geochemical properties, pressure and reservoir fluid data. Coal studies have included geological assessments in the Piceance, Powder River, San Juan, and Hanna basins and on the Wasatch Plateau and Yampa coalfield using a relational database. In addition to his work with multiple coal database projects, Mr. Gognat has been involved with coalbed methane projects since 1979. In 1988, he coordinated a USGS study on the preliminary evaluation of 35 US basins for basin centered gas potential. Currently Tim is working as a wellsite geologist In Prudhoe Bay steering and evaluating horizontal wells.
M.S., Geology Southern Illinois University, 1977
B.S., Earth Science Indiana State University, 1973
June 2000-Present GEOLOGIST, PETROTECHNICAL RESOURCES ALASKA
Geosteer Prudhoe Bay development wells on coiled tubing drilling rig, Prudhoe Bay Alaska
November 1999 – June 2000 GEOLOGIST, GRYNBERG PETROLEUM COMPANY
Develop prospects and regional plays, Mississippi Interior Salt basin, review in-house Rocky Mountain basin prospects, evaluate regional play potential offshore West Africa, East Africa Rift basins, offshore South and Central America and Aquitaine basin, France. Prepare international license applications. Install and test database management and mapping software; prepare maps for funding packages, manage installation of DSL service and maintain personal computers.
March 1991 – November, 1999 PETROLEUM CONSULTANT, DENVER, COLORADO.
Manage oil and gas project development, including prospect generation, field studies, interpretation of old vintage logs and production records, and infill drilling programs in heterogeneous, fractured, stratigraphically complex carbonate and shale reservoirs. Perform regional geological evaluations and geosteer horizontal field development wells for client companies.
July 1998 -April 1999 CONSULTING GEOLOGIST, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DENVER, COLORADO.
Conducting summary evaluation of 38 U.S. basins for potential “basin-centered gas” and other “continuous hydrocarbon accumulations.
March 1998 – December 1998 WELLSITE GEOLOGIST, BP EXPLORATION (ALASKA)
Geosteer Prudhoe Bay field horizontal development wells, coordinate and plan wellbore path and evaluation with asset team in Anchorage office.
March 1996 – October 1998 DATABASE MANAGER AND GEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DENVER, COLORADO
Manage compilation of digital database for Wasatch plateau, Powder River basin and Piceance basin portions of National Coal Assessment.
April – November, 1994 PETROLEUM CONSULTANT, PERTAMINA-ASAMERA JOINT OPERATING BODY, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Applied sequence stratigraphic concepts in compiling and analyzing geological and engineering data for enhanced oil recovery in an integrated structural evaluation of a wrench faulted, anticlinal, fluvial-deltaic-marine shelf, multiple pay oil field, South Sumatra basin, Indonesia.
Part-time, July 1991 – May 1995 GEOLOGIST AND APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST, GRG CORPORATION, WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO
Managed U.S. Bureau of Land Management projects involving the compilation of computerized geological databases in structurally and stratigraphically complex intermontane coal basins, interpreted and correlated old vintage logs, developed computer applications for storage of geological engineering data, provided technical support and training for a relational database/graphics software package, tested software, edited and wrote technical materials, supervised technical personnel, managed and budgeted for contract database services, assisted with marketing and sales.