Petronate offers a reliable and structured network of E&P experts each having first-hand experience and international recognition in excess of 20 years. All consulting services and training programs are organized by Petronate to guarantee highest standards and state-of-the-art technology.
Senior Exploration Geophysicist
Seismic interpretation experience with Petrel, Kingdom, GeoTeric, Paleoscan, Kingdom, Charisma and Landmark, in-depth evaluation knowledge of gravity and magnetic data, block evaluation, basin studies, prospect generation and data room evaluations in extensional and compressional tectonic regimes. As consultant he has worked for Falkland Oil & Gas, Repsol, GdF Suez/ Engie, Nippon and Wintershall.
New ideas evolve from experience!
High expertise in Petrophysics, data acquisition, data management, well operations, well planning, pore pressure evaluation and modelling. Good soft skills effective team building and mentoring. As a consultant he has worked 25 years on long term placements with Amoco, BP, Dong Energy, Hess, Nexen and Talisman.
Sound decision making from integrated data evaluation approach!
Petroleum Systems Specialist
Application of structural geology and geomechanics, appraisal and field development. As a consultant he has worked in Albania, Algeria, Denmark, England, France, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway and Scotland.
Your faults are my problem!
Wellbore stability and mud window determination, green field stress tensor modeling, fully coupled THM numerical simulation of reservoir performance, induced seismicity potential analysis, subsidence prediction, hydraulic fracture extension analysis, cap rock integrity, determination of key rock mechanics and hydraulic properties, audit for German and British Authorities.
In life there are no problems, only solutions!
Principal Reservoir Engineer
Reservoir modelling & simulation (black-oil, EOS and geothermal), expert Petrel/Eclipse suite user & RUBIS ambassador, IOR & EOR specialist, full-field studies & management, PVT/fluid sampling & modelling, exploration assessment & prospect generation, data room evaluation & business development, on-site supervisor. As consultant he has worked for ADX Energy, Dong Energy, Erdwerk, Gazprom, Mærsk Oil, OMV and recently for INEOS Norge.
Everything is possible!
RE Advisor & Mentor
Reservoir engineering & simulation (E100 & E300), EOR specialist. As consultant he has worked for Bayerngas, Erdöl Erdgas Gommern, GdF Suez/Engie, Maersk Oil, PetroCanada, PetroSA, Ruhrgas and Wintershall.
A day without laughter is a day wasted!
Principal Well Test Engineer
Well test expert & advisor (design, supervision & analysis), production data analysis, quantifying well & reservoir performance, characterizing reservoir flow systems & developing fit-for-purpose flow models, operations & management of oil & gas fields and gas storage, data room evaluation & business development. He has worked for DONG Energy, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and in consulting.
Data-driven understanding and technical solutions!
Principal Production Technologist
Well performance analysis, well stimulation, completion design & stress analysis, artificial lift, flow assurance, sand control, hydraulic fracturing & field development feasibility, concept selection & execution. As consultant he has worked for Wintershall and Dong Energy.
Keep it simple – back to basics!
Principal Production Engineer
Production chemistry & flow assurance, materials selection & testing, AFE and OPEX preparation, sand & erosion management, well performance modelling, well integrity, offshore supervisor. As consultant he has worked for Tuscan Energy, ENGIE UK, Endeavour International and Dong Energy.
Do it right, and you'll only do it once!
Principal Production Technologist
Artificial lift (expert in ESPs & gas lift), well & field production optimization – including nodal analysis & integrated asset modelling, full-life cycle artificial lift planning & operations procedures, operations support, workover & well interventions, well testing. As consultant he has worked for BP, OMV, RWE‐DEA, Petro‐Canada, TNK‐BP, Total and Wintershall.
Quality pays for itself – many times over!
Dr. Thomas Franzen
Founder & CEO
Being an active supporter and life-time member of the Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE) eventually led to become the Technical Manager: Operations of the South African NOC PetroSA. Promoting his academic career, he moved to Germany early 2009 and researched EOR/EGR improvement on applied Multiphase Pump Technology (MPT) as R&D Manager at the Institute of Technology Berlin.
Parallel to his Ph.D. program Thomas founded Petronate in 2011 and since doing consultancy business for various E&P companies worldwide. As Non-Executive Director advising the SP Offshore Group and as Vice President ‘Studies & Planning’ been in charge for Kuwait Energy Iraq in 2017/2018.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)