Aug 06, 2022

Jason Stewart

  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Contractor Completions Consultant Education Oil & Gas Production and Operations Petroleum Engineering

Personal Summary

• Well completion, recompletion, and workover design and implementation for onshore operations
• Rigless intervention operations including coil tubing, snubbing, slickline, and wireline
• Artificial lift selection and design including rod pumps, plunger lift systems, ESPs, and gas lift
• Production decline curve analysis, reserves estimation, and cash flow forecasting
• Reservoir management of EOR projects (water floods and CO2 floods)
• Strong background in stochastic (Monte Carlo simulation) and deterministic economics, risk analysis, decision analysis, and corporate finance for upstream oil and gas industry
• Experience with the following computer applications/languages:

• ARIES • Production Explorer • DecisionTools Suite
• PowerTools • Schlumberger OFM • Microsoft Office
• WellView • RodStar/Xrod/Srod • Python

Work Experience

Systems Engineer
Nov 2019 - The Boeing Company

Systems Engineer for in-service support of military aircraft (737 Airborne Early Warning and Control) consisting of engineering project management and front line-technical interface with customer and suppliers.

Field stimulation engineer on Anadarko Basin frac fleet
Apr 2018 - Aug 2019 Stingray Pressure Pumping

• Assist in stimulation treatments of Meremec and Woodford Shale horizontal oil wells
• On-the-fly re-design of frac stages and post job reporting
• Inventory management of proppant and stimulation chemicals
• Rig-up and rig-down of frac spread and basic pump maintenance
• Gained more knowledge and understanding of completions and wellhead operations in this position than prior 13 years combined

Senior operations engineer
Apr 2014 - Jan 2018 Devon Energy Corporation

for Eagle Ford Shale completions group
• Plan and execute workovers (lateral cleanouts, artificial lift repair, P&A) in horizontal oil wells
• Developed mitigation strategy for sulfide stress cracking risks in improperly designed wellheads
• Develop completion cost forecasts for capital budget and field development planning
• Led corporate wide study group to review technology and best practices for flowback sand control in order to maximize early well production while producing frac sand
Senior production engineer for Eastern Permian Basin asset group
• Responsible for daily operation and optimization of +/- 150 gas lift, ESP, and rod pumped wells
• Artificial lift selection and design for new horizontal Cline and Wolfcamp shale completions
• Integral part of salt water disposal cost reduction project, developing detailed economics and design recommendations
• Initiated and led failure analysis program for operating group, identifying and documenting all well failures. Conducted root cause analysis and developed mitigation recommendations for repeat failures caused by corrosion (bacteria, CO2), paraffin, scale, and mechanical wear
• Worked closely with field counterpart to improve chemical treatment program efficiency and expand to include entire field in order to mitigate common failures
• Informal mentoring of new engineers

Reservoir engineer
Oct 2011 - Apr 2014 Resolute Energy Corporation

for multi-disciplinary Paradox Basin asset group
• Responsible for production unit under both secondary and tertiary (EOR) recovery (CO2)
• Utilize well surveillance for planning and optimization of pattern water/CO2 injection cycles
• Manage water flood, plan completions and implement pressure-up phase in preparation for CO2 flood in new formation

Operations and production engineer for Powder River Basin asset group.
• Plan and oversee vertical oil well recompletion projects
• Design and coordinate reconfiguration of central production facilities
• Responsible for production monitoring and optimization of rod pumped and plunger lift wells
• Continue development of chemical program for paraffin and corrosion inhibition
• Developed database program for tracking production tests and chemical treatments
• Designed portable three-phase test separation units for use in lease volume allocation
• Assist in the transition to WellView for field reporting and wellbore information

Operations and production engineer
Mar 2008 - Oct 2011 SandRidge Energy

for West Texas asset group working tight, unconventional gas in the West Texas Overthrust as well as conventional oil in the Permian Basin (San Andres).
• Responsible for design and implementation of completions, workovers, and P&A operations including casing selection, wireline operations, acid and fracturing work, coil tubing cleanouts, and remedial cement work
• Responsible for production and maintenance operations on nearly 500 rod pumped wells - operations include chemical treatment for corrosion and bacteria mitigation, identification of workover candidates, and optimization of rod/pump/pumping unit designs.
• Work on special projects including produced water treatment and disposal, proppant studies, and alternative stimulation methods.

Reservoir engineer
Oct 2007 - Mar 2008 Forest Oil Corporation

in Corporate Engineering and Business Development group
• Maintain ARIES database with cases for all wells and 3P locations in Arkoma Basin asset team
• Responsible for reserve reporting and tracking for asset team
• Work with third party auditors to match reserves for year close
• Assist vice president and division manager in evaluation of acquisitions and divestitures

Petroleum engineer for private
Sep 2005 - Oct 2007 Anschutz Exploration Corporation

E&P company operating in the Rockies, Bakken, and Appalachian Basin
• Responsible for day-to-day operations of all production, artificial lift design, and analysis of production performance; design and implementation of well workovers and P&A operations
• Assist in the design of multi-stage completions in directional oil and gas wells
• Developed capital budgeting program and prepared quarterly cash flow forecasts
• Conduct decline curve analysis of all wells and prepare semi-annual reserve reports
• Prepare drilling prognoses with casing/cementing designs and multi-lateral directional plans

Self Employed
Jan 2005 - Sep 2005 Self Employed

While a full time master's degree candidate, performed consulting petroleum engineering work for various firms. Projects included reserve evaluation and extensive five-year field development plan for mixed sand/CBM development. Also performed economic evaluations of royalties and working interests for private mineral owners and investors.


Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering - Petroleum Engineering
- May 2009 Colorado School of Mines
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering - Petroleum Engineering
- May 2004