McGinley - Geologist - Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast, Russia

David McGinley

Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast, Russia


Geologist with extensive and successful experience in oil and gas exploration, prospect development, petrophysics, and operations/wellsite supervision in domestic and international projects. Record of accomplishment includes discovery of several significant commercial and potentially commercial oil and gas reserves. Twelve years of international experience in Russia, CIS countries and Middle East. Domestic exploration and development experience in Rocky Mountain Basins especially for tight - unconventional oil & gas and carbonate projects.



Work History

Geologic advisor


From August 2013

August 2013-present In-Oil LLC Geologic advisor for Domestic and international oil and gas acquisition projects.


Lukoil-AIK, Kogalym, Russia

November 2012 - November 2012

Waterflood project and Bazhanov unconventional formation evaluation


Ruspetro Moscow, Russia .

March 2012 - July 2012

developing petrel 3D models for Production/waterflood program in Western Siberia


Northern Gas Invest

From December 2012

Currently developing and marketing an unconventional shale play in Western Siberia, Russia for my own account through ЗАО Севергаз-Инвест (SGI) in Nadym, Russia

Wellsite/Operations geologist

KNOC Uralsk

March 2011 - April 2011

Epsilon Energy Yemen LTD Exploration Manager/Operations

May 2008 - November 2009

supervisor in onshore block 41 May 2008-Nov2009 developing fractured shaley limestone and granite reservoirs.

Associate Geologist to Ferrexpo

TRACS International Consulting

June 2007 - October 2007

companies, Poltava, Ukraine Development and drilling projects for carbonate and over pressured reservoirs.

Nadym, Yamala Russia and Almaty, Kazakhstan Senior geologist/wellsite supervisor

Northern Gas Invest / Victoria Oil and Gas

September 2006 - June 2007

Nadym, Yamala Russia and Almaty, Kazakhstan Senior geologist/wellsite supervisor. Exploratory project for deep Jurassic gas/condensate production. Responsible for all geological, operational, and engineering issues.

Baker Atlas, Noyabrsk, Russia. Lead geoscientist

October 2005 - September 2006

Petrophysist for Western Siberian projects.

British Petroleum Baku, Azerbaijan, GOCAD

August 2005 - October 2005

geomodelling Caspian offshore project.


Russian Weather Service (Rushydromet)

February 2005 - June 2005

Russia. Computer modernization project.

Consulting Geologist/Wellsite supervisor

Devon Energy

November 2004 - July 2005


Principal Geologist/Petrophysist

a Halliburton company

January 2002 - January 2003

Gubkinskii, Russia

• Project geologist/Petrophysist for oilfield revitalization project, Russia
• Coal bed Methane properties appraisal
• Develop horizontal drilling targets, strategy, and evaluation for Komsomolskaya field. Including Strata steering LWD multilateral programs with wellsite supervision.
• Develop methods of employing new technologies and training in interpretation and field best practices operations.



January 1996 - January 2002

• Petrophysist specialized in advanced interpretation projects For Conoco' seismic imaging technology center, Ponca City, Oklahoma, for domestic and international Russian projects.
• Basin studies and evaluation project in GOM, Nigeria, and Rocky Mountain basins.
• Developed new CBM interpretation processes for ash and gas content determination within GeoFrame software. Develop petrophysical training programs for internal schools and clients.
• Interpretation projects and reservoir studies for domestic and international clients working Russia, Nigeria and GOM

Petrox Resources Consulting Geologist Evaluated

January 1992 - December 1998

producing properties and generated successful prospects for CBM in Powder River, San Juan Basins.

Geological Support

January 1990 - December 1992

Division Geologist

National Cooperative Refinery Association

January 1987 - January 1990

Director of Geology

Core Data Products

January 1985 - January 1987

Exploration Manager

American Resource Management Corp

January 1983 - January 1985

Chief Development Geologist

Natural Gas Corporation of California

January 1981 - January 1983


Fenix & Scission/Department of Energy

January 1977 - January 1981

Assistant Lab Supervisor Casper, Wyoming

Core Laboratories, Inc

January 1974 - January 1977

Qualifications & Certifications

United States Air Force Instructor School

United States Air Force Air War College

United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College

United States Air Force Squadron Officers School

Universities of Houston Seismic School


Lamar University


Lamar University

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