JOHN R. FARINA
John has 32
years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry with major oil
companies, a small exploration and production consulting company and, since
1981, as an independent consultant. He has worked on completion, stimulation and
workover recommendations for exploration and exploitation programs, both
nationally and internationally. Many of these projects involved evaluating and
successfully hydraulic fracture treating low permeability, gas sands, such as
the Wilcox, South Texas, Cotton Valley, East Texas and Fahler, Canada.
was a supervisor for workover and well completions group, Shell Oil Company,
1968 – 1976. He was also associated with Sneider and Meckel, Associates as
Production Manager and Senior Consultant, 1976 – 1981. John is currently
consulting for projects in Gulf of Mexico, Algeria and Australia, in addition to
presenting training seminars for several major oil companies.
1997 1998 Technical Consultant, Maraven,
- Characterized the reservoir and producing properties of a major
Venezuelan oil field as a member of a team assembled to describe the producing reservoirs
for a simulation to evaluate a possible miscible gas flood. As a result of this work, 10
workover or recompletion opportunities were identified.
1996 1997 Technical Consultant, Mark
- Evaluated the future potential and identified fifty workover
candidates in a giant Western Siberian oil field for a client interested in purchasing a
working interest in the field.
1994 1996 Technical Consultant, Greenhill
- Designed and supervised completion of over-pressured Wilcox (13,000
feet, 345 deg F., 10,600 psi) and Cook Mountain (9,000 feet, 240 deg F., 8,000 psi) wells
in the Gulf Coast of Texas.
1992 1994 Technical Consultant, Completion
- Evaluated and recommended completion program for drillstem tests in
offshore Korea and established a High Pressure, High Temperature (>18,000 psi, >400
deg F.) Drillstem Test Program for Japex.
1981 Present Technical Trainer, Amoco,
Shell, Exxon, Marathon, Chevron Canada
- Present the following one and two-week training courses for several
major oil companies: "Reservoir Management for Geologists and Engineers",
"Well Workover and Completion", "Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals for
Geologists and Geophysicists", "Design and Completion of Horizontal Wells"
and "Petroleum Industry Overview."
- Distinguished Lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists on the subject of formation damage and its effect on well evaluation and
- Distinguished Lecturer from Overseas, Australian Geological and
Geophysical Society, 1986.
- Section Service Award, Gulf Coast Section, Society of Petroleum
- Continuing Education Committee, Gulf Coast Section, Society of
- Steering Committee, American Geological Institute
- Continuing Education Program, American Association of Petroleum