Neale - Data Management - Calgary, AB, Canada

Owen Neale

Calgary, AB, Canada


Data Management

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Sr. Geological Technologist


March 2011 - March 2011

Assist North Asset Team staff on an ongoing or ad hoc basis. Create and populate GeoGraphix projects through routine updates of public data and TAQA North proprietary data. Maintain data currency for geophysical projects. Teach in-house courses.

• Provided Petra, GeoGraphix, geoSCOUT support and project updates for BC and AB.
• Transferred tops and log data to Seismic software from assorted digital sources.
• Charted decline curves, production plots, data normalization and EUR data.
• Digitized and geo-referenced maps for volumetric calculations.
• Taught in house “Introduction to Petroleum” classes for summer students.
• Mentored summer students as they completed assigned projects.
• Mapped National Earthquake Database magnitudes vs well fracture data in Google Earth.

Continuing Education Instructor


May 2011 - September 2012

Instruct classes in Basic Geology, Log Analysis and Mapping Skills. Prepare course work, plan classes and mark assignments & exams

• Organising and delivering classroom lectures to students.
• Evaluating student assignments.
• Preparing classroom and coursework materials, homework assignments, and handouts.
• Recording and maintain accurate student grades.
• Classroom management.
• Creating a vibrant teaching atmosphere.
• Advising students on career issues.
• Instruct 7 continuing education classes at SAIT Polytechnic:
• Petroleum Applications Overview PETR-110
• Rocks and Minerals GEOL-200
• Physical Geology GEOL-203
• Historical Geology GEOL-205
• Petroleum Geology - Basic GEOL-207
• Mapping Techniques MAPS-203
• Log Analysis EVAL-204

Senior Geological Technologist

EOG Resources Canada Inc.

July 2009 - November 2010

Support exploration staff on an ongoing or ad hoc basis. Maintain digital geology projects through routine updates of public data and EOG’s daily drilling. Create presentations for quarterly, management, Board of Directors and investors meetings

Senior Geoscience Specialist

Kerogen Resources Canada ULC

September 2008 - July 2009

• Created and maintained digital well and log file database.
• Provided mid-level support for Geographix and geoSCOUT projects.
• Updated daily corporate drilling and completion summary reports and charts.
• Coordinated data replication of standalone geological projects in Calgary & Houston.
• Developed standard processes for populating and updating project databases.

Data Support Analyst

Nexen Inc.

November 2006 - September 2008

• Created workflows for importing well data and LAS curves into project database.
• Standardized “Level One” quality check of over 1 million LAS curves.
• Developed initial LAS curve mnemonic alias table.
• Supervised conversion of NAD27 coordinates to NAD83 in project databases.
• Mentored staff and summer students during Geographix Implementation project.
• Coordinated installation of new software with Oracle Database Administrators.
• Evaluated and made recommendations for in-house well data viewer.
• Received “outstanding service” award for NAD83 conversion project in 2007.

Staff Geophysics Technologist

Anadarko Petroleum

March 2002 - November 2006

• Created, updated and maintained SeisWorks projects and SEGY data.
• Coordinated the transfer of seismic data from PC to UNIX applications.
• Devised workflow for capturing EBCDIC headers from SEGY data.
• Synchronized well data updates in Western Canada covering 7 OpenWorks projects.
• Managed Geographix project from start up to over 100,000 wells, LAS data & picks.
• Mentored Exploration’s Technical Support Lead in well curve management.
• Developed methodology for quality checking and editing LAS files.
• Consolidated several LAS databases to a single, no duplicates, data base.
• Assisted Exploration staff with the application of desktop technology.
• Evaluated and tested new software for Information Systems Department.
• Wrote software license management scripts, database queries and XL macros.
• Won “2005 Anadarko Innovator” award for annual cost savings exceeding $100,000.
• Presented poster at Anadarko’s 2005 Technical Conference in Houston.
• Received award for “achievement excellence” during 2004.
• Acknowledged for repositioning $4 Million well, 1.8 km, to correct location.
• Promoted to Staff Geophysics Technologist from Data Administrator.

Staff Geophysics Technologist

Anadarko Canada

January 2002 - January 2006

Senior Geological Technologist

Ravenwood Resources

January 2002 - February 2002

• Assembled structural and stratigraphic cross-sections for geologist.
• Created user picks data for input to Accumap and subsequent mapping.
• Derived net pay data from well logs, using cut-offs established by geologist.
• Contoured structure, isopach and net pay maps for zones of interest.

Senior Geoscience Technologist


May 1997 - January 2002

• Updated well information within Geoquest’s Finder Oracle database.
• Created and maintained over 50 district sized Landmark OpenWorks projects.
• Supported UNIX applications for Geologists and Geophysicists.
• Designed a macro that simplified well location update time by 90%.
• Provided support to Exploration staff wishing to use ACCUMAP.
• Supervised 5 summer students during 4 separate summers.
• Received Mobil service award for outstanding contributions as part of the Y2K team.

Senior Geological Technologist

Transwest Energy

August 1994 - May 1997

• Generated maps for exploration staff using Geographix mapping software.
• Assembled maps & cross-sections for property disposition and corporate sale.
• Wrote Excel macros for economic evaluation, data input and conversion processes.
• Created a program for building DST show maps from raw well data, using Kedit and Word.
• Maintained and upgraded all Accumap mapping and data software.
• Completed geological prognosis sheets for new drilling locations.
• Produced structural and stratigraphic cross-sections for geologists.
• Trained data management consultant to use Geographix & Accumap.

Geological Technologist

Chauvco Resources

December 1991 - August 1994

• Provided technical support to computer users in Exploration Department.
• Prepared land expiry packages using Geographix & Accumap.
• Evaluated and recommended petroleum software purchases.
• Supported implementation of PC’s in Exploration Department.
• Performed maintenance and trouble shooting for Exploration Dept. hardware.

Senior Geological Technician


March 1990 - December 1991

• Accumulated and stored data for regional projects using Lotus 123.
• Constructed data base of formation tops and perforated intervals for property disposition (resulting in $10 million sale), using Geographix.
• Prepared agenda of computer hardware upgrades for Exploration Department.
• Proposed basic requirements for geologic data base software upgrades.
• Assisted with seismic interpretations using GMA software.

Senior Geological Technologist

Unocal Canada

June 1987 - March 1990

• Updated the geological data base, using commercial data sources.
• Taught courses related to user access of the geologic data base.

Geological Technologist


November 1986 - December 1986

Geological Technologist

Petro Canada

January 1982 - January 1986


GeoGraphix Experience

Assist staff on an ongoing or ad hoc basis. Create and populate GeoGraphix projects through routine updates of public data and proprietary data. Maintain data currency for geophysical projects. Teach in-house courses.

Qualifications & Certifications

Petroleum Technology - Geology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Petroleum Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

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