2017-2018 DPS Board Elections – Candidate Biographies

Below are the biographies and position statements of all candidates for the 2017-2018 DPS Board Elections.

To vote in the election, please follow the link in the email that was sent to you. Please do not forward the mail as the link is unique to you.

Additional biographies will be updated in the next few days.


President

Tom Bradley – Baker Hughes

Biography

After graduating from the Royal School of Mines,  Imperial College, London in 1996 with a degree in Geology with Engineering Geology, I joined Western Atlas in London in 1997 as a wireline data processor. In the following 20 years I’ve held various formation evaluation and management positions with Baker Hughes in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East. For the the last 12 years i’ve been based in the Netherlands with my current role being Senior Geoscience Advisor and co-Region Petrophysical Advisor for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian. My role is to provide petrophysical support, guidance, training and mentoring for Baker Hughes globally.

Why i’m Standing for President?

I joined the DPS board when it was revived in 2016 as Vice President Communications and Publications – it’s me who’s been responsible for managing the website, social media, sending out the meeting announcements and membership surveys, and writing the chapter news updates in ‘Petrophysics’. I feel that in doing this role, along with the rest of the board i’ve helped the society build to it’s current strength and I want to continue this by serving as President in 2017-2018. My goal with the help of the board is to promote the DPS, increase the membership, continue the success of the quarterly meetings, build links with our fellow societies in the Netherlands and around the North Sea, and not least build links with academia and our young professionals as the industry continues it’s recovery.


Secretary

Danijela Krizanic – Engie

Oil and gas professional with 15 year of international experience with operator and service companies. I started my career as Log Analyst/Petrophysicist/Borehole Geologist with INA Oil Company in 2002. In 2007 I joined Baker Hughes Inteq Geoscience as Region Geologist for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian region. Currently I work as Asset Petrophysicist / Operational Geologist for Dutch offshore oil and gas fields at Engie E&P Netherlands.
I hold MSc in Petroleum Geology from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering.

Statement:

After obtaining the function of Technology VP last season, I’ll transfer my board responsibilities to secretary position with focus on coordination within the board, administrating board activities as well as activities of the society and establishing relationships with other professional organizations active in The Netherlands for the benefit of DPS members.


VP Technology

Iulian Hulea – Shell

I would like to be part of the DPS board so we move towards a stronger and more efficient sharing organization that covers both operators and service companies. The quality of the technical work we perform can be improved and SPWLA/DPS can play a central role, this is the core of my vision- progress through sharing. I am also looking for ideas from you on how to improve DPS and equally important -how to attract the next petrophysicists generation.

Iulian N. Hulea is a Senior Petrophysicist/ Researcher with Shell in the Netherlands, currently working on Global Reservoir Studies. Before this position he held a carbonate (IRM) Petrophysicist and a Research Petrophysicist position (both in Shell). He holds a Master (Bucharest University, Romania) and a PhD (Leiden University, The Netherlands) in experimental physics. After completing the PhD (2004) he held a postdoctoral position at the Delft University of Technology, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience also in The Netherlands.

In addition, you can learn more about him on LinkedIn.


Treasurer

Paul Mast – Independent

Biography to follow


VP Communications and Publications

Igor Kim – Shell

BIO: Born in USSR. Grew up in Uzbekistan. Graduated from Tashkent State Technical University as a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with specialty in Physics of Materials for Microelectronics. Knew nothing about oilfield on graduation. Upon graduation started with Baker Atlas wireline in 2001 as Junior Field Engineer. Very slowly progressed through the technical ladder. In 2013 joined Shell FEAST team as Petrophysicist/ Fluid Sampling Specialist.

In Short: Sounds cool.

Longer: To reach out and help motivated community members to spread the useful, interesting, new or even exciting petrophysical methods, tools, skills across the rest of the PP community. Also exciting position for the personal development. Learning the technicalities of getting people attention. May even apply skills learned here in the future.


Student and Young Professional Representative

Morgane Bizeray – Baker Hughes

I’m Morgane Bizeray , 28 years old – currently working as a Geologist specialising in Borehole Imaging working for many client across North sea and Europe- I love the everyday challenge, team work and interaction with clients . Before joining Baker Hughes I graduated from a Masters in “ Geological Reservoir” from the University of Montpellier , then worked as a Geologist specialised in Diagenesis in Beicip Franlab (IPF . France) . After this work experience I was hired by Total Norway to be a Regional Geologist for the Upper Jurassic or Q33/34/35/36 in the North Sea. I have experiences from Regional to very Local Geology and mainly in Sedimentology and Structural.

Since 2.5 years I’m based in the Netherlands and since 2 month more specifically in The Hague that why I thought it was the time to invest myself into the SPWLA and DPS . I have a very good connection with the students from Utrecht and Delft and like to help them as much as I can because I was there 6 years ago – trying to understand this professional world coming from  Research world. My plan for Helping them is as follows:

  • Invite every student from Geosciences/Engineering to the DPS meetings
  • Organise a massive mentorship between the Students / young professional / experience people from the industry- the Key is networking ! the Goal it’s to match student with a mentor who fit with their needs ( technical / soft skills/ preparing for interview and many more)
  • Connect more closely the YP of the DPS and the SPE to extend each other groups – sharing experience is the keys and the DPS need more visibility across Netherlands
  • Organise a student workshop dedicated to YP and student who can explain the basics of the life of the field
  • Do a survey of what are the main questiosn of the students and members of the DPS
  • Try to encourage experience professionals to open internships

I believe this YP position is a team work with the rest of the board of the DPS  and as a strong team player I would love to join the challenge!

Abdul Hamid – EBN

My name is Abdul Rahman Hamid and I am working as a Petrophysicist at EBN BV since 2014 right after obtaining MSc Petroleum Engineering degree at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Before that I graduated in Applied Earth Sciences BSc at the TU Delft.

I want to be nominated for the board positon as a Young Professional Representative. I believe that it is important for the young generation to participate in the oil and gas industry events and societies, especially in the field of Petrophysics. We can learn many things from the experienced professional as well as share our own view on various topics. As a Young Professional board member I would like to engage more young people from the industry in such events in the hope for more and better interaction, ideas and obtaining knowledge from each other. I also want to use and improve my organizational skills by helping the board organizing various events.


Regular Board Members

Tracey Flynn – Wintershall

I have been based in the Netherlands for 18 months working as a Petrophysicist at Wintershall Noordzee.  Previously, I worked with Maersk Oil and Gas in Aberdeen, as an independent consultant and for Baker Hughes in several locations around the world.

In Aberdeen, I was a member of the AFES (Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society) and also helped organize the yearly DEVEX conference.  I believe that the DPS is a great way to network with other Petrophysicists in the industry and to keep up to date with the latest developments.

Simon Smith – Halliburton

Biography to Follow

Tarek El-Taraboulsi – Schlumberger

Biography to Follow