Echikh - Petroleum Geologist - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Linda Echikh

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


15 years experience Geologist, APEGGA Professional member, with an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. Possess an appreciable understanding of clastic and carbonate depositional systems. Strong petrophysical analysis skills. Familiar with reservoir engineering concepts, sequence stratigraphy, hydrodynamics, geochemistry, seismic interpretation and geostatistics ,experience applying COGEH/SEC oil & gas guidelines for field reserve assessments.


Petroleum Geologist

Work History


Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants / Ryder Scott Company, L.P.

July 2006 - July 2006


Consulting Geologist, Ryder Scott Company

January 2006 - July 2012

Performed petrophysical characterization of clastic and carbonates reservoirs and identified potential pay zones in single and multiple well fields . worldwide Experience (Putumayo, ILanos, Krishna Godvari , Bangal, Azrak, Sirhan, Georgina, Officer, Georgina , Amadeus( Australia) ,Cooper,Molqing , Alakol, West Siberian basins) by integrating core, cuttings, mud-logs, strip-logs data with the well interpretation and regional geological mapping.
Integrated geological and geophysical, engineering data for reservoir characterization and mapping of the net and/ or gross rock reservoir volumes and HCPV utilizing Petra software for digital mapping.
Assessed petroleum reserves/ resources according to Canadian and International Exploration and Development standards ( NI51-101 /COGEH and SPE)of projects using deterministic and probabilistic methodologies (Crystal Ball statistical software).
Prospect evaluations with exploratory geological risk analysis.
Preparation of geological reports for TSX Venture Exchange listings.
Conducted yearend reserve reports and audit reserve updates for securities commission requirements, acquisitions and divestitures.

Area Geologist

IHS –Energy

January 2006 - June 2006

Regional evaluations and Cross-correlations, Southern plains Alberta/SW .Sask.


Exploration Geologist, SONATRACH

January 1994 - January 2000

Participated within a team in a seismic stratigraphy project (seismic attributes) to build A Geological model confirming an Upper Devonian/Carboniferous reef prospect with estimated reserve of 2tcf. This project included 2 months’ work with AGIP in Milan, Italy
Evaluation and recommendations pertaining to two structural/stratigraphic prospects in Algeria (42MMBO and 25MMBO)
Evaluated of the oil generation capacity and oil potential/timing of Silurian shales by Regional Burial History modelling and geochemical characterization
Prioritized structural/stratigraphic exploration prospects in the North West corner of Tilrhemt Dome, Algeria based on their geologic risk
Estimation of prospectively of Triassic prospects in the NW Hassi R’melF Field (estimates reserves of 40Tcf)
Evaluated of the hydrocarbon potential of Devonian sand bars and recommended them as a new exploratory target by conducting via:
Regional Paleostructural reconstruction for the Paleozoic in the North Sahara
Prepared of detailed facies interpretation based on core examination/description, petrographic analysis of thin sections
Determination of the Diagenetic sequence and preparation of a sedimentological model elaboration
Determination of the lateral limits of the Lower Devonian reservoir utilizing well log correlations and sequence stratigraphy.
Participated in setting up of technical Data Rooms and in technical meetings with prospective foreign oil companies.

Qualifications & Certifications


Algerian Institute of Petroleum - University of Boumerdes

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