Chris’s qualifications comprise a BSc/PhD in Physical Chemistry and an MS in Petroleum Engineering and he has over 20 years international oil and gas experience. He has worked world-wide in some of the most remote areas of the world, including Russia and Africa. He now has more than a decades experience assessing and developing unconventional reservoirs (UNCON: Tight Gas, CBM and Shale reservoirs), both in the US and world-wide.
Originally, he started his career in oilfield production chemicals, before specializing in production engineering and subsequently operations management. In 2003, he returned to US academia to study for a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering, where he investigated optimized hydraulic fracturing techniques in Tight Gas Reservoirs using 3D modeling of fracs calibrated using microseismic and 4D seismic technologies in the FAST/RCP consortia.
n 2011, he started a hydraulic fracture consultancy group, e-Frac®, specializing in the development of UNCON’s world-wide. The e-Frac® mission is to ensure application of industry best practices and technologies in unconventional reservoir development that maximize production and minimize environmental risk. To ensure that e-Frac® are aware of the latest advances in UNCON development, the company maintains strong relationships with US academia, SPE and also US-based hydraulic fracture consultants.