Thomas worked as manager Reservoir Engineering & Petroleum Engineering for the Bahrah Project in onshore Kuwait, ... This major and complex project was tasked to explore, appraise and subsequently develop ad produce the Cretaceous reservoirs in the large Bahrah area against very tight deadlines. Thomas played a major role in the successful execution of the project. He was involved in the planning of the wells and coordinated all reservoir engineering and petroleum engineering activities of the project, including evaluation of test results and discussing and reporting these to KOC. Around 5 senior reservoir and petroleum engineers in the project team were reporting to Thomas and he worked closely with the Exploration and Development teams in KOC. Besides his excellent technical skills Thomas has also been a very pleasant colleague to work with, highly motivated, a great team player, capable to work in a multicultural technical team, great presentation skills and with a capacity to deliver high quality results against tight deadlines.
Thomas brought broad upstream knowledge and expertise into the country to identify and mitigate reservoir and production issues and increased oil production by 24% within the first two months. The corporate board appreciated his guidance and deep insights about rich gas-condensate fluids in Carbonate reservoirs to optimize development strategies. He made significant contributions to the corporate framework and planning not just by the introduction of Reservoir Management and Well Surveillance Plans. Leading by example his excellent managerial skills and upstream knowledge grants top performance and timely technical evaluations tailored to all relevant business decisions. In addition he dealt firm, but with the necessary thoughtfulness and respect towards the Basra Oil Company (BOC) and related authorities.
Thomas made significant contributions to the framework, execution and review of reservoir engineering evaluation at DONG Energy. He brought broad and deep knowledge to projects ranging from frontier exploration to brownfield redevelopment. In addition, to his technical strengths, Thomas is an active and effective integrator and collaborator.
Petronate has provided expert reservoir engineering advice on: 1. The use of relative permeability rock curves in low permeability chalk reservoir simulation 2. The use of log data in geologic and reservoir simulation models 3. Dual porosity and dual permeability modelling and impact on reservoir and well performance in fissured (naturally fractured) petroleum reservoirs I recommend Thomas as a sound reservoir engineer who can optimise the NPV profit value of prospect and producing petroleum fields.
Acting as Chief Reservoir Engineer, Thomas successfully performed and supervised RE tasks in-house OMV Tunisia. He supported the national (ETAP) & local (TPS) operators to their full satisfaction and was a well-respected colleague and advisor. He made significant contributions to the framework during daily operations & work-overs being the driving link between departments and facilitator towards Vienna headquarter. Thomas worked independent while supporting the team to full extend and kept cool with great advice, care and support even during the Arabic spring. Excellent work Thomas! Thank you so much!!
Whilst working at PetroSA, I had the pleasure of working with Thomas where I provided information to him and his team, including report to him when our direct manager was on leave. His knowledge and experience provided me with a lot of information and also contributed to broadening my knowledge and experience. He has a natural ability to explain complex concepts. He was one of the very few managers that I looked up to, and learnt a great deal from. He was always consistent in his behaviour; including displaying a high EQ. He is one of the few I know who embodies the key components of a good manager.