Mark has been in the oil and gas industry since 1986, initially as a production geologist with Shell, working in the UK, Oman (PDO) and the Netherlands and subsequently training and consulting with TRACS (now owned by AGR Petroleum Services) based in Scotland.
He has spent most of his career working in or leading integrated study teams on a wide variety of reservoir assets. His specialist technical fields of expertise are 3D reservoir modelling and scenario-based approaches to handling subsurface uncertainty and risk, including the associated behavioural heuristics. He has published several papers on these topics, is a frequent contributor at conferences and also co-author of the textbook ‘Reservoir Model Design’ - A Practitioner’s Guide.
He has written and delivered tailored training courses for BP, Shell, BG, OMV, PDO, Centrica, Maersk, Hess, Wintershall, JOGMEC, Cairn Energy, Woodside, YPF and Nautilus.Mark has delivered training courses on every continent except Antarctica.
Main Series tutoring:
Reservoir, E&P Overview, Open Air and Master Class
30 years, geoscience
Shell, TRACS and AGR
Author ‘Reservoir Model Design’, SPE and EAGE distinguished lecturer, AGR TRACS Training director