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CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016
GEOFFREY SMITH
CONSULTANT GEOSCIENTIST
Contact E-Mail: gfergusonsmith@btinternet.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7766760250
KEY SKILLS
TECHNICAL - GEOSCIENCE
 Field geological studies  Volumetrics and risk analysis
 Basin, asset and prospect evaluation  Technical and project management
BUSINESS
 Management of integrated projects  Scoping economics
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE
 KingdomTM
 Petrel™
 REPTM
 Oilfield Data ManagerTM
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
A Chartered Geologist with over 40 years of experience in the oil industry. Experienced
manager of both geoscience projects, and integrated projects involving geoscience,
engineering and economics. All-round geologist with exploration and development
background. Experience in well, field, asset, licence and basin evaluation. Extensive
world-wide experience in a variety of geological settings.
RPS ENERGY (ECL FROM 2002-2006) 2006 TO 2016
Principal Geoscientist
Project Manager and senior geologist in a series of studies undertaken for the UK
Government (DTI & DECC) - including regional aquifer study of Eocene to Chalk in the
CNS, and assessment of yet-to-find HPHT resources in UK North Sea. Several other
projects include: statistical analysis of UKCS exploration results, numerous Competent
Persons Reports and Due Diligence evaluations, field studies, licence applications, well
location recommendations, etc. Experienced in many areas including Norway,
Netherlands, Australia, Middle East, Iran, Russia, Pakistan, India, and West and East
Africa (e.g. Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea,
Cameroon, Gabon, South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Somalia).
SELECTIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE
 Due Diligence of discoveries and prospects in onshore Kenya rift basins.
 Field evaluations and volumetric estimations onshore Mozambique for operator.
 Development geology studies of carbonate reservoirs in nine undeveloped discoveries
in Iran. This involved geological input and supervision of reservoir characterisation in
preparation for reservoir simulation and development plans (MDPs).
CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016
 Project management and geology for evaluations of post-salt and sub-salt discoveries
in offshore Gabon.
 Report on the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea areas.
Review of prospectivity of the West African Transform Margin.
 Technical reviews of two licences (EG-06 and EG-08) in Equatorial Guinea for Ministry.
 Project Manager and geology for integrated studies in Cuba (with 3D seismic interp.),
Georgia (w/3D seismic mapping), Yemen, Chad and Pakistan.
 Preparation of Bid Document for block in Cambay Basin, India for NELP VII (awarded).
 Evaluation of discoveries and prospectivity on the NW Shelf, Australia.
 UK North Sea: Evaluation and quantification of prospective resources for HPHT
prospects. Integrated evaluation of In-Place and Recoverable Oil from large
undeveloped, heavy-oil field with 12 wells plus assessment of primary technical risks.
 Licence applications and evaluations for onshore Angola and Cabinda, Niger Delta,
Sao Tome & Principe, Barents Sea in Norway, and offshore Israel Levant Basin.
 Competent Person Report (CPR) of North Sea assets for companies seeking AIM
listing and asset valuation (SPE PRMS compliant). CPRs for assets in Chad, Nigeria,
Morocco and UKCS.
 CPRs for companies with fracture reservoir prospects in UKCS (to SPE PRMS
specifications).
 Geological drilling programme and well prognosis for a well in Songo Songo field,
Tanzania.
 Block evaluations and proposed well locations onshore Mozambique.
 Evaluation and in-place hydrocarbon quantification for discoveries onshore Colorado
and Trinidad (to SPE PRMS specifications)
PREVIOUS CAREER DETAILS
IHS ENERGY GROUP 1999- 2002
Senior Subsurface Manager
 Senior Subsurface Manager of a data and services group (circa 10 staff) providing well
log and well attribute services, formation pressure data and studies, and petrophysical
evaluations. Conducted contractual negotiations with the UK Department of Trade and
Industry and with Sonatrach.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT 1996-1999
Geological Consultant
 Geological evaluation of Moudi licence in Cameroon’s Niger Delta for Perenco involving
correlation of 20 wells, evaluation of facies, biostratigraphy and sequence / seismic
stratigraphy.
 Geological consulting for British Borneo for a Licence Round evaluation of the Danish
Central Graben.
 Evaluation of all BG’s offshore Tunisia exploration licences at pre-Tertiary level.
Evaluation and preparation for asset sale on behalf of BG of a Netherlands block.
 Quantification of prospectivity in Slovenian fields for MMS.
 Two projects for Sasol Ltd: licence round evaluation in Angola, and a farm-out
 Instigated and set up the West African Service for IEDS Ltd. Produced it for the first
three months.
CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016
SASOL PETROLEUM JOHANNESBURG 1992-1996
Chief Geologist
 Principal tasks included co-ordination of six-man technical group, establishing
procedures for evaluations, farm-in evaluations, prospect generation, operations, and
fiscal and technical review of 53 countries to establish new venture strategy.
 Project leader for Sasol operated Licence 2012, offshore Namibia, and 2nd Round
studies. Supervision of the block’s evaluation, including regional geology, structural
and stratigraphic evaluation, sequence stratigraphy studies, prospect and well location
selection, pre- and post-well reports, and all geological operations.
 Project leader for technical and economic evaluation of a farm-in opportunity, offshore
Congo resulting in a farm-in. Drilling resulted in Sasol’s first commercial oil discoveries
with the initial three wells.
 Integrated evaluation of resources and development of the Pande Gas Field, and study
of further prospectivity in Mozambique. Study incorporated reservoir zonation and
correlation, seismic structure and attribute mapping, log analysis and reservoir
estimation and categorisation.
 Evaluation of Algerian licence 237/246 in Ghadames Basin (positive recommendation
to farm-in accepted).
 Detailed evaluations of opportunities in Argentina, Angola, Tunisia, Poland, Gabon,
Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, and Australia.
EUREKA EXPLORATION SERVICES 1986-1992
Independent Consultant
 Review of Carboniferous prospectivity of Southern North Sea.
 Evaluation of East Irish Sea.
 Seismic interpretation of Outer Moray Firth block for rationalisation decision (for
Statoil).
 Evaluation of petroleum potential of offshore Ireland resulting in major investment
commitment by Statoil.
 Geological and seismic evaluation of Dutch 8th Round and subsequent licence
applications.
 Geological and seismic evaluation for UK 12th Round and subsequent licence
applications.
 Onshore UK licence application document and presentation to the DTI (awarded).
 Analysis of fiscal terms and asset deals throughout Europe over three year period.
 Project manager and geologist for production of non-exclusive reports on
Jurassic of the UK Central Graben and Permian of the Mid North Sea High Area (IEDS)
 Co-authored non-exclusive reports on Poland and Laos (IEDS).
 Production geology evaluation of two fields in Former Soviet Union (Mannai
Corporation).
CLYDE PETROLEUM PLC 1982-1986
Area Geologist
Geological and seismic evaluations of areas in North Sea, onshore UK, on and offshore
Netherlands, Paris Basin, South France, Irish Sea, German and Danish Baltic, and Gulf of
Suez. USA field development geology study on Caddo Lime reservoir, and operations in
UK and Netherlands. Evaluation of East Irish Sea.
MARATHON PETROLEUM (UK) 1980-1982
CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016
Advanced Geologist
Geological and seismic evaluations in ten African countries, and UK North Sea 8th Round.
Field study in Nigeria, well-site geology in Syria.
BAROID AND GARMAC 1973-1979
Well Site Geologist and Mud Logger
OTHER INFORMATION
QUALIFICATIONS
 M.Sc. DIC Petroleum Geology , Imperial College, University of London (1979-80)
 B.Sc. (Hons. - Upper Second) Geology, University of Wales, Cardiff (1970-1973)
 Geological Society of London Chartered Geologist (C.Geol) (2014)
AFFILIATIONS
 Fellow of Geological Society of London
 Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
LANGUAGES
 English
 French (moderate)
NATIONALITY
British

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Geoff Smith CV full

  • 1. CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016 GEOFFREY SMITH CONSULTANT GEOSCIENTIST Contact E-Mail: gfergusonsmith@btinternet.com Mobile: +44 (0)7766760250 KEY SKILLS TECHNICAL - GEOSCIENCE  Field geological studies  Volumetrics and risk analysis  Basin, asset and prospect evaluation  Technical and project management BUSINESS  Management of integrated projects  Scoping economics INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE  KingdomTM  Petrel™  REPTM  Oilfield Data ManagerTM PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY A Chartered Geologist with over 40 years of experience in the oil industry. Experienced manager of both geoscience projects, and integrated projects involving geoscience, engineering and economics. All-round geologist with exploration and development background. Experience in well, field, asset, licence and basin evaluation. Extensive world-wide experience in a variety of geological settings. RPS ENERGY (ECL FROM 2002-2006) 2006 TO 2016 Principal Geoscientist Project Manager and senior geologist in a series of studies undertaken for the UK Government (DTI & DECC) - including regional aquifer study of Eocene to Chalk in the CNS, and assessment of yet-to-find HPHT resources in UK North Sea. Several other projects include: statistical analysis of UKCS exploration results, numerous Competent Persons Reports and Due Diligence evaluations, field studies, licence applications, well location recommendations, etc. Experienced in many areas including Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Middle East, Iran, Russia, Pakistan, India, and West and East Africa (e.g. Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Somalia). SELECTIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE  Due Diligence of discoveries and prospects in onshore Kenya rift basins.  Field evaluations and volumetric estimations onshore Mozambique for operator.  Development geology studies of carbonate reservoirs in nine undeveloped discoveries in Iran. This involved geological input and supervision of reservoir characterisation in preparation for reservoir simulation and development plans (MDPs).
  • 2. CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016  Project management and geology for evaluations of post-salt and sub-salt discoveries in offshore Gabon.  Report on the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea areas. Review of prospectivity of the West African Transform Margin.  Technical reviews of two licences (EG-06 and EG-08) in Equatorial Guinea for Ministry.  Project Manager and geology for integrated studies in Cuba (with 3D seismic interp.), Georgia (w/3D seismic mapping), Yemen, Chad and Pakistan.  Preparation of Bid Document for block in Cambay Basin, India for NELP VII (awarded).  Evaluation of discoveries and prospectivity on the NW Shelf, Australia.  UK North Sea: Evaluation and quantification of prospective resources for HPHT prospects. Integrated evaluation of In-Place and Recoverable Oil from large undeveloped, heavy-oil field with 12 wells plus assessment of primary technical risks.  Licence applications and evaluations for onshore Angola and Cabinda, Niger Delta, Sao Tome & Principe, Barents Sea in Norway, and offshore Israel Levant Basin.  Competent Person Report (CPR) of North Sea assets for companies seeking AIM listing and asset valuation (SPE PRMS compliant). CPRs for assets in Chad, Nigeria, Morocco and UKCS.  CPRs for companies with fracture reservoir prospects in UKCS (to SPE PRMS specifications).  Geological drilling programme and well prognosis for a well in Songo Songo field, Tanzania.  Block evaluations and proposed well locations onshore Mozambique.  Evaluation and in-place hydrocarbon quantification for discoveries onshore Colorado and Trinidad (to SPE PRMS specifications) PREVIOUS CAREER DETAILS IHS ENERGY GROUP 1999- 2002 Senior Subsurface Manager  Senior Subsurface Manager of a data and services group (circa 10 staff) providing well log and well attribute services, formation pressure data and studies, and petrophysical evaluations. Conducted contractual negotiations with the UK Department of Trade and Industry and with Sonatrach. INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT 1996-1999 Geological Consultant  Geological evaluation of Moudi licence in Cameroon’s Niger Delta for Perenco involving correlation of 20 wells, evaluation of facies, biostratigraphy and sequence / seismic stratigraphy.  Geological consulting for British Borneo for a Licence Round evaluation of the Danish Central Graben.  Evaluation of all BG’s offshore Tunisia exploration licences at pre-Tertiary level. Evaluation and preparation for asset sale on behalf of BG of a Netherlands block.  Quantification of prospectivity in Slovenian fields for MMS.  Two projects for Sasol Ltd: licence round evaluation in Angola, and a farm-out  Instigated and set up the West African Service for IEDS Ltd. Produced it for the first three months.
  • 3. CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016 SASOL PETROLEUM JOHANNESBURG 1992-1996 Chief Geologist  Principal tasks included co-ordination of six-man technical group, establishing procedures for evaluations, farm-in evaluations, prospect generation, operations, and fiscal and technical review of 53 countries to establish new venture strategy.  Project leader for Sasol operated Licence 2012, offshore Namibia, and 2nd Round studies. Supervision of the block’s evaluation, including regional geology, structural and stratigraphic evaluation, sequence stratigraphy studies, prospect and well location selection, pre- and post-well reports, and all geological operations.  Project leader for technical and economic evaluation of a farm-in opportunity, offshore Congo resulting in a farm-in. Drilling resulted in Sasol’s first commercial oil discoveries with the initial three wells.  Integrated evaluation of resources and development of the Pande Gas Field, and study of further prospectivity in Mozambique. Study incorporated reservoir zonation and correlation, seismic structure and attribute mapping, log analysis and reservoir estimation and categorisation.  Evaluation of Algerian licence 237/246 in Ghadames Basin (positive recommendation to farm-in accepted).  Detailed evaluations of opportunities in Argentina, Angola, Tunisia, Poland, Gabon, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, and Australia. EUREKA EXPLORATION SERVICES 1986-1992 Independent Consultant  Review of Carboniferous prospectivity of Southern North Sea.  Evaluation of East Irish Sea.  Seismic interpretation of Outer Moray Firth block for rationalisation decision (for Statoil).  Evaluation of petroleum potential of offshore Ireland resulting in major investment commitment by Statoil.  Geological and seismic evaluation of Dutch 8th Round and subsequent licence applications.  Geological and seismic evaluation for UK 12th Round and subsequent licence applications.  Onshore UK licence application document and presentation to the DTI (awarded).  Analysis of fiscal terms and asset deals throughout Europe over three year period.  Project manager and geologist for production of non-exclusive reports on Jurassic of the UK Central Graben and Permian of the Mid North Sea High Area (IEDS)  Co-authored non-exclusive reports on Poland and Laos (IEDS).  Production geology evaluation of two fields in Former Soviet Union (Mannai Corporation). CLYDE PETROLEUM PLC 1982-1986 Area Geologist Geological and seismic evaluations of areas in North Sea, onshore UK, on and offshore Netherlands, Paris Basin, South France, Irish Sea, German and Danish Baltic, and Gulf of Suez. USA field development geology study on Caddo Lime reservoir, and operations in UK and Netherlands. Evaluation of East Irish Sea. MARATHON PETROLEUM (UK) 1980-1982
  • 4. CV FOR GEOFFREY SMITH MARCH 2016 Advanced Geologist Geological and seismic evaluations in ten African countries, and UK North Sea 8th Round. Field study in Nigeria, well-site geology in Syria. BAROID AND GARMAC 1973-1979 Well Site Geologist and Mud Logger OTHER INFORMATION QUALIFICATIONS  M.Sc. DIC Petroleum Geology , Imperial College, University of London (1979-80)  B.Sc. (Hons. - Upper Second) Geology, University of Wales, Cardiff (1970-1973)  Geological Society of London Chartered Geologist (C.Geol) (2014) AFFILIATIONS  Fellow of Geological Society of London  Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain LANGUAGES  English  French (moderate) NATIONALITY British