Norm WarpinskiNorm Warpinski is a technology fellow and works on new technology development for Pinnacle – A Halliburton Service. He joined Pinnacle in August of 2005 after spending 28 years working on a variety of oil, gas, geotechnical, and energy research projects at Sandia National Laboratories. Norm has worked on hydraulic fracture modeling, mapping, and analysis, in situ stress measurements, naturally fractured reservoirs, rock mechanics, formation evaluation, geomechanics, geophysics, geothermal development, carbon sequestration and various other related technologies focused on earth behavior. Previously, Norm was the technology director and was in charge of developing new tools and analyses for fracture mapping, reservoir monitoring, fracture design and analysis, and integrated solutions for reservoir development. Norm has experience in both microseismic and tiltmeter mapping, as well as fracture modeling and has been involved in large scale field experiments from both the hardware and software sides.
Eric DavisEric leads the development of Pinnacle’s unique tilt, GPS and InSAR diagnostics, which are used for fracture mapping, reservoir monitoring and geotechnical monitoring. He oversees the instrument designs, develops analysis methods and implements relevant new technologies that can improve the technique of using ground deformation to visualize far field fluid movement. The equipment and methods have garnered numerous awards, from both inside and outside of the oil and gas industry.
Henry BlandHenry came to Pinnacle after having run two microseismic and instrumentation consulting companies. Henry worked many years at the University of Calgary’s “Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave Exploration” (CREWES). While working there he performed a diverse range of research in the field of multicomponent seismology. Although Henry’s education is in Electrical Engineering, the bulk of his experience comes from 20 years of work in geophysics. Henry’s enthusiasm for new technologies has involved him in instrumentation design, seismic sensor testing, seismic processing, seismic acquisition, real-time monitoring and algorithm design. With Pinnacle, Henry has developed new hardware and software to assist in velocity model calibration and continues to develop new methodologies for geophone-orientation calibration. Henry also conducts work evaluating fiberoptic based sensing technologies and works with Canadian clients to integrate Pinnacle’s technologies into their daily monitoring. Henry is active in the geophysical community and is currently leading a group that plans to standardize the exchange of microseismic data. Outside of work hours, Henry plays trombone in a community-run concert band and studies the guitar.
Doug WalserDoug has extensive (33 years) Permian Basin, Mid-continent, Appalachia, Rockies, and South Texas experience with Pinnacle, Dowell Schlumberger, The Western Company of North America, and BJ Services. He has specialized in the calibration of three-dimensional fracture modeling via a number of methods, including historical production transient analysis, and calibration by various fracture mapping processes. He has taught numerous seminars and short courses on subjects related to his fields of interest, including Mini-frac Evaluation, 3-D Pressure Matching, On-Location Stimulation QC, Fracturing Situations, Horizontal Completion Best Practices, Microseismicity, Fracture Mapping Techniques, and others. Most recently, he has specialized in the examination and comparison of the various emerging resource plays in North America, and more specifically, plays with liquid hydrocarbons. He has authored 14 papers, and holds 7 patents in his areas of interest. He holds a B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and has worked for Pinnacle for the last 7 years.
Mikko JaaskelainenTechnology professional developing monitoring solutions used primarily in the Oil & Gas industry for applications ranging from down-hole sensing, pipe-line leak detection, power cable monitoring, sub-sea systems optimization to towed, seabed and down-hole seismic sensing. It all started with a 3 month project assignment in Houston 1996
Neil StegentNeil is a Technology Manager at Pinnacle, a Halliburton service in Houston, Texas and is a registered professional engineer (P.E.). He has worked over 33 years for Halliburton in various roles including engineering, customer sales, management, and marketing. He has a vast amount of field experience implementing fracture theory into practice. Fracture evaluation, pre-frac and post-frac diagnostics, fracture production evaluation, and completion optimization are his expertise. He has worked in numerous basins across North America, and has worked globally to provide solutions and commercialize new technologies. Neil has taught various courses in completion optimization and has worked most of his career focused on Fracture Stimulation and Completions of low permeability reservoirs. He has written many technical papers and holds multiple patents.
Eric HolleyEric Holley started as a fracture field engineer for Halliburton in the Rockies in 2006 before moving over to the Pinnacle group in Calgary in 2009. He began at Pinnacle as a Project Manager for microseismic and fiber optics for Canadian projects. Currently Eric is the Global Product Champion for fiber optics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and has authored several publications on the topic of fracture diagnostics through the use of microseismic mapping and fiber optics.
Nitika KaliaNitika Kalia works as a Sr. Technical Professional Leader in Halliburton and leads the fiber-optics data analysis team. Prior to the current position, she worked as a Technical Advisor in Applied Photonics Center, Halliburton and worked on development of DTS data interpretation software. She has also worked in Production Enhancement on matrix acidizing research and has extensive background in numerical modeling and simulation. Nitika graduated from University of Houston with a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has more than 15 technical papers and presentations in SPE and other peer reviewed journals.