The FerVid Geosciences team boasts 20+ experienced consultants covering a full-spectrum of subsurface skills that enable us to provide integrated consulting work.
- Easy access to necessary expertise as needed
- No need for additional parties or contracts
- Elimination of mistakes from experts working in “silos”
The FerVid Geosciences team has global experience gained over the course of our collective XXX years of work experience in the subsurface industry
- We employ true experts who have seen and worked all types of subsurface problems
- Whatever and wherever your project, chances are we have an expert who has worked there or on a similar project
FerVid Geosciences team members have worked together before in their careers, and bring the respect and trust built across decades in industry to their new adventure
- Our experts know how to work with you and your staff
- We can provide a true integrated project team that works together to tackle your most difficult projects
FerVid Geosciences can provide all levels of consulting service from individual experts to a full-scale project team – contact us today!
Vice President Geoscience Consulting
Accomplished petrophysicist and reservoir engineer with extensive leadership experience, a technically diverse background, and a history of driving business impact. Track record of being at the forefront of new technology in the areas of: Low Salinity EOR water-flooding, coal bed methane, and tight gas sand hydraulic fracturing. Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally to improve wellbore data and document management, finding ways for delivering efficiencies to petroleum subsurface engineers and geoscientists.
Areas Of Expertise
- Reservoir Engineering
- New Technology Development
- Project Management
- Wellbore Data and Document Management
- Process Improvement
Vice President Geoscience Consulting
Pore Pressure & Frac Gradient Prediction / Detection
My expertise includes hydrocarbon maturation (Team Leader, Assurance, Petrophysicist) of a multitude of experiences in the deepwater in the Americas from exploration through mature development via a significant career at Shell. I have a strong experience base to call from in order to guide an optimum development concept and to review the complete volume story for integrity.
I have a deep technical understanding in the creation and use of pore pressure fracture gradient, wellbore stability, and fault re-activation estimates, and robust knowledge of what is needed for translation to an optimal well design. Most importantly, I draw from experience to actively influence sound, critical decisions during drilling operations. That experience includes 100+ wells drilled in the DW environs of the Northern GoM (Mars, Ursa, Brutus, Great White, Ram Powell, Auger), Mexico, Trinidad, Brasil (presalt and subsalt), Eastern Seaboard of Canada, and the Chukchi Sea (AK).
My team leadership experience spans 10+ years including BHP and includes SS teams moving volumes from exploration success to development execution and Petrophysics teams concentrating on mature developments in the USGoM DW, into my last role at Shell where I had a Petrophysics team of 2 sub leaders and 20 staff in total. The remit there was to cover the maturation and execution of 90% of all wells drilled in the DW Americas, exploration and development.
40 Years Experience
Andy Brickell began his nearly 40-year oilfield career as a wireline engineer with Schlumberger. He subsequently worked as a petrophysicist at the UK Department of Energy, before joining BHP in 1988. Over the next 32 years he provided petrophysical support to a very wide range of Exploration, Appraisal and Development projects, initially in their London office, and then in Houston. He became the Subject Matter Expert for petrophysics and was recognized as a valued mentor. He left BHP in 2021 and started a petrophysical consultancy. Andy is a Lifetime Member of the SPE, and participates in their eMentoring programme. He was previously President of the LPS, the London Chapter of SPWLA. Andy graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) degree in Physics.
Caren Harris is a petrophysicist with expertise in exploration, appraisal, development, and new ventures with multiple International E&P Companies and a National Oil Company. She has experience with clastics, carbonates, conventional, and tight reservoirs. Caren can deliver timely technical results with clear financial impact as a member of multidisciplinary teams. She enjoys increasing understanding of the petrophysics discipline by teaching in-house classes and mentoring junior staff. She has been a member of the Technical Committee for the SPWLA annual convention for the past two years, holds a BA in Geology from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University.