We provide advisory services to oil and gas producers working in conventional and unconventional reservoirs worldwide. The principal consultant Bob Barba spent 10 years with Schlumberger as an openhole field engineer, sales engineer, and product development manager. While at Schlumberger he was the North American product champion for the FracHite and Quantifrac products that integrated wireline, testing, and pumping inputs to optimize hydraulic fracture treatments. He was also the product development manager for the QLA program that made the field log analysis “Cyberlook” program available to customers on personal computers. Since then he has spent 28 years consulting to over 300 companies on petrophysics and completion optimization. He served as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer on integrating petrophysics with the hydraulic fracture treatment optimization process. He has focused on the integration of petrophysics with completion designs in a variety of reservoirs in North America, conducting numerous field studies for operators evaluating the effective frac length in over 4000 wells and providing "best practices" recommendations based on the study results (SPE 90483). He has been responsible for the petrophysical analysis of 40 major fields worldwide as part of integrated reservoir characterization studies identifying remaining mobile hydrocarbons. He has authored 33 technical papers on the integration of petrophysics with completion designs, horizontal wells, and reservoir characterization projects. Recent major consulting projects have involved optimizing completion practices in horizontal organic shale wells for major operators in the Marcellus shale, Utica, Cline, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Wolfberry, and Wolfcamp. His latest paper showed a significant improvement in horizontal shale recovery factors can be obtained by ensuring the wellbore, proppant, and net pay are connected using “best practices” presented in the school. Bob's innovative interpretation techniques were recognized by the SPE in 2018 with the Formation Evaluation Award for the SPE Southwest North America Region (Permian Basin). Bob has a BS from the US Naval Academy and MBA from the University of Florida. He is also a member of the SPE, SPWLA, and the AAPG.
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