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.

 John 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.

 

Representative Assignments

1997 – 1998 Technical Consultant, Maraven, Venezuela

  • 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 Petroleum

  • 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 Petroleum

  • 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 Technology Corporation

  • 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."

Awards Received

  • Distinguished Lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists on the subject of formation damage and its effect on well evaluation and performance, 1985.
  • Distinguished Lecturer from Overseas, Australian Geological and Geophysical Society, 1986.
  • Section Service Award, Gulf Coast Section, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1988

Professional Associations

  • Continuing Education Committee, Gulf Coast Section, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Steering Committee, American Geological Institute
  • Continuing Education Program, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
 

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