Syd leads our integrated team to qualify and rank the prospects, assess their commercial viability, formulate an entry strategy, develop the business case and form the JV partnership. Syd brings wealth of International experience in commercial and operations of upstream projects. He has worked in variety of roles including: strategy and corporate planning, acquisition and divestiture, portfolio optimization, asset management, production/field operations; and reserves/reservoir/exploitation engineering. Syd has worked in North America as well as several emerging markets including Oman, Pakistan, Iran, UAE, Yemen, and Tunisia.
Mehran leads the reservoir management team. He specializes in analytical and numerical modeling of hydrocarbon recovery and reservoir characterization. He has published more than 50 Journal papers including “Best Paper published in the 2000 and 2005 in JCPT ” and the “Distinguished Author Series” in the SPE (JPT) in 2004. Between 1997 and 2011 Mehran was a professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. His research focused on naturally fractured reservoirs, production of gas from gas hydrates, CO2 sequestration in geological formations, gas-storage and cold production of heavy oil reservoirs. Mehran worked previously with R.E.R.I. in California and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in Iran. He has appeared as an expert witness at the EUB (Alberta). Mehran received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Iran. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a member of both the SPE and APEGGA.
Andy is a senior professional geophysicist with over 24 years experience in E&P project execution and asset rationalization. Our clients benefit from his expertise in performing both integrated geological and geophysical (G&G) interpretation and business development projects, including: mapping and prospect development; regional trend analysis; exploration and development strategy setting; Decision Gate specific requirements; recommendations for, and management of, horizontal and vertical drilling programs; land sales / lease block evaluations; land strategy development; acquisition and divestiture property asset evaluations; seismic program planning, processing, interpretation and QI.