North Kuwait field study

This project involved reviewing five large fields – Abdali, Bahrah, Ratqa, Raudhatain and Sabiriyan – in north Kuwait. Prepared an independent review and assessment of the conceptual development plans prepared by the client. Evaluated projected recoverable reserves, future producing rates, proposed development activities, operating costs and associated capital costs. Reviewed estimates of original oil in-place and remaining reserves. Examined various reserves estimation techniques, including volumetric studies, probabilistic analysis, material-balance studies and reservoir simulation.

Reserves management system and field studies

Evaluated 24 fields in various worldwide regions for state-owned company in Kuwait. Also designed and implemented a system that established company-wide standardization of methods and tools for managing reserves. The reserves management system (RMS) provides the client with early warnings of the potential for significant reserves changes to a field. Furnished an evaluation report citing the advantages/disadvantages of viable software options and recommending a software solution. Prepared detailed user documentation in a comprehensive manual unavailable from the software vendor. Ultimately, the Ryder Scott-designed RMS combines and integrates processes, software and personnel to enable the client to efficiently track changes in reserves and enable management to make decisions on its property portfolio, including acquisitions and divestitures, exploration and development, reservoir and field management and other upstream activities.