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The World Leader In Reservoir Intelligence

The intel gathered and shared by our unique, integrated process and one-of-a-kind team of experts informs the entire life cycle of an asset. Having analyzed nearly 100,000 wells for more than 500 clients in every major play in the world, no one can provide a clearer picture of an asset’s value.

Identify, quantify and produce.

Our sole purpose, the reason we exist, is to drive hydrocarbon reserves and facilitate energy independence. We help our clients identify, quantify and produce their hydrocarbon reserves – unconventional and conventional – without the added expense of running new logs.

A privately-owned, comprehensive global oilfield services company, NUTECH was founded in 1998 by ex-Schlumberger and Numar/Halliburton executives who pioneered Nuclear Magnetic Resonance research and development.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 
Jorge Viamontes

Jorge Viamontes, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Jorge Viamontes joined NUTECH in 2014 to create the NUVISION reservoir engineering department. He was in addition a principal contributor to the creation and expansion of the Reservoir Intelligence consulting business, which allowed NUTECH to enhance the spectrum of its integrated reservoir characterization and engineering services. Dr. Viamontes has recently taken up the position of EVP, Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the operational performance of NUTECH.

Dr. Viamontes brings a solid technical foundation that has been created through extensive experience working in assets throughout the world. His career has principally concentrated on the development and optimization of oil and gas reservoirs at every stage of the field life.

Dr. Viamontes graduated in 2000 from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics. Thereafter, in 2001 he earned a Master of Science degree in Physics at Indiana University. Lastly in 2005 he earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics at Brown University.

Prior to joining NUTECH Dr. Viamontes held the following positions:

  • Lead Reservoir Engineer and Deputy Project Manager in PEMEX’s Cantarell Complex for the consulting firm Quantum Reservoir Impact. In that role he worked on production optimization of the giant oil fields Akal and Sihil. This work mainly concentrated on reducing the production decline rate of Akal through a re-development and optimization analysis. This lead to an executable development plan that realized a series gas-oil gravity drainage opportunities in Akal north, south and KL blocks that brought on stream incremental production not previously recognized by PEMEX.
  • At Royal Dutch Shell Dr. Viamontes held a number of position with increasing responsibility:
  • At the Projects and Technology center located in Bangalore, India he was a Senior Reservoir engineer and Lead of the subsurface team to demonstrate 100 MMSTB of new scope for recovery opportunities for the Ekulama field in Port Harcourt Nigeria.
  • In Shell Gabon he was the Petroleum Engineer responsible for all engineering facets of the Koula (25,000 STB/D) and Bende (gas field for the Gabon LNG project). He also, shared responsibility for operating the Toucan field (18,000 STB/D) and Gamba/Ivinga field (6,000 STB/D). In this role Dr. Viamontes developed and brought on stream a green field and through a series of re-development and appraisal activities helped extend the life of some of the largest brown fields in Gabon.
  • At the Bellaire Technology Center Dr. Viamontes worked as a Petroleum Engineer - Principal Investigator on a number of coded projects with miscible and immiscible flood experiments. This work enabled Shell to improve field recovery and produce from previously technology-locked resources. In addition it was the source of a patented novel displacement process, which Dr. Viamontes is a co author.

Email: jviamontes@nutechenergy.com

 

 
Britt Hill

Britt Hill

Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Hill is a 1980 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. His 42 years of oil and gas exploration experience has included the following positions:

  • Senior Technical Advisor for Halliburton where he was responsible for developing and maintaining petrophysical analysis for fracture stimulation design.
  • Numar Product Champion responsible for all aspects related to Magnetic Resonance Logging in the Midcontinent including sales and analysis.
  • District Manager with Halliburton responsible for managing logging operations in Pauls Valley, OK, Beaumont, TX, Liberty, TX, and Laurel, MS.
  • Director of Training for Gearhart (GO Wireline) responsible for training domestic and international logging engineers.
  • Region Engineer for Gearhart responsible for oversight of technical operations related to open-hole logging in the Eastern US (Midcontinent and Northeast US).

Mr. Hill holds two patents related to the oil and gas industry as well having developed several innovative processes related to petrophysics. Mr. Hill is also affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Oklahoma City Geologic Society (OCGS), and American Petroleum Institute (API).

Email: bhill@nutechenergy.com

 
Jeff Bayless

Jeffrey Bayless

Vice President, Reservoir Characterization

Jeffrey Bayless joined NUTECH in 2007 as a Lead Engineer and business development in the NUVIEW business unit where he focused on reservoir modeling and field development planning for numerous Gulf Coast fields. As VP Reservoir Characterization, he is currently responsible for overseeing POROLABS, NULOOK and NUVIEW; NUTECH’s reservoir characterization and integrated reservoir modeling business units.

Mr. Bayless graduated in 1984 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, and later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston in 1989. In his 34 plus years in the industry, Mr. Bayless has held numerous positions:

  • G&G Consulting Manager with Blueback Reservoir, focusing on reservoir modeling studies throughout Texas and Louisiana, international projects in Colombia and the African West Coast.
  • Global Account Technical Manager with Roxar, focusing on business development strategies for IOC and NOC accounts.
  • Support and Consulting Manager with Roxar, focusing on customer support, reservoir modeling training and consulting projects throughout North and South America.
  • Consulting and Reservoir Engineer positions were held at Scientific Software-Intercomp, Texas Eastern and Marlin Drilling.

Mr. Bayless is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Houston Geological Society (HGS).

Email: jbayless@nutechenergy.com

 
Corby Goodman

Corby Goodman

Vice President, Engineering

Corby Goodman joined NUTECH in 2005. During his time at NUTECH he has assisted in the development of the NUSTIM process, expanded the NUSTIM™ product offerings, lead department operations and trained NUSTIM™ analysts.

Mr. Goodman graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1995. In his career he has accomplished the following:

  • Worked as an operations engineer for Halliburton supporting hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, cementing and nitrogen operations for the central region of North America.
  • Participated in the design and execution of thousands of completions throughout North America and at international locations around the world.
  • Supervised hundreds of hydraulic fracturing treatments for customers throughout North America, the Gulf of Mexico and Angola.
  • Lead research and development projects for Chevron that could be used to enhance current completion methods and/or provide new completion techniques in the future.
  • Mentored and trained employees at multiple organizations in hydraulic fracture operations, qa/qc procedures, fracture simulations and fracture optimization techniques.

Mr. Goodman’s extensive knowledge of fracture modeling, fracture simulations, completion optimization and fracture injection testing allow him to lead the enhancement of oil and gas production efforts for NUTECH’s customers. Mr. Goodman is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Email: cgoodman@nutechenergy.com

 
Vina Aphay

Vina Aphay

Petrophysical Analyst Associate Manager

Email: vaphay@nutechenergy.com

 

 
Coralee Cox

Coralee Cox

MICP Analyst I, Porolabs

Email: ccox@nutechenergy.com

 

 
Scott Dodson

Scott Dodson

Manager, Regional Study Team

Email: sdodson@nutechenergy.com

 
James Greene

James Greene

Lab Manager, Porolabs

James Greene joined NUTECH in 2019.  As Manager of the POROLABS business unit, he is responsible for leading laboratory operations and technical advisement of core analysis measurements and application.  Mr. Greene graduated from Louisiana State University with dual Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and Geology in 2015.  His previous work experience includes the following:

  • Worked as a technical advisor for a global oil & gas laboratory group, where he managed comprehensive testing programs and delivered integrated analyses from a wide range of conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
  • Lead research and development projects with industry and academic institutions to develop workflows using high-resolution datasets as a link between core and log scales.
  • Asset and supply chain management responsibilities with Eastern Mediterranean and West Africa business units within Noble Energy (now Chevron).
  • Geological evaluation of East Texas fields for future development potential with a small exploration and production company.

Mr. Greene has co-authored over 11 technical papers and presentations, including two lead author publications which introduce advanced analytical workflows related to the measurement and application of capillary pressure data towards relative permeability and mechanical property characterization.

Email: jgreene@nutechenergy.com

 
Tony Gregg

Tony Gregg

Petrophysicist, Regional Study Team

Email: tgregg@nutechenergy.com

 
Harry Hernandez

Harry Hernandez

Petrophysicist, Petrophysical Team

Harry Hernandez joined NUTECH in 2011 as Petrophysicist. He is a proven performance driven petrophysicist with emphasis in core analysis integration execution, quality control, and expert data analysis. He is skilled in collaborating with geologists and engineers to achieve business objectives. His prime responsibility is to ensure well-log interpretations in conventional and unconventional reservoirs consistently and reliably. Mr. Hernandez graduated from Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering in 2002. He received a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 2020.

In his career, he has held the following positions:

  • Petrophysicist for HPO global, participating on reservoir description, formation damage and geomechanics studies for clients in Colombia and Nigeria.
  • Petrophysicist with PDVSA in western Venezuela, focusing on full integrated reservoir characterization, hydrocarbon reserve calculation and field development studies. He planned and executed both conventional and special core analysis, logging and fluid sampling programs.

Mr. Hernandez is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA).

Email: hhernandez@nutechenergy.com

 
Andrew Klein

Andrew Klein

Petrophysicist, Petrophysical Team

Email: aklein@nutechenergy.com

 
Matthew McAllen

Matthew McAllen

XRD Analyst I, PoroLabs

Matthew McAllen joined NUTECH in 2018 as a lab technician. He is currently the XRD Analyst I performing X-Ray Diffraction and Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure measurements to understand how mineralogy and rock texture affect reservoir quality and well log response.

Mr. McAllen holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Science in Geology with specialization in Petroleum Geology from the University of Houston and is a member of AAPG.

Email: mmcallen@nutechenergy.com

 
Leon Resendez

Leon Resendez

Geophysical Data Technician, Regional Study Team

Email: lresendez@nutechenergy.com

 
Noemi Serrano

Noemi Serrano

Petrophysical Technician, Regional Study Team

Email: nserrano@nutechenergy.com

 
Tata Sestha

Tata Sestha

Data Technician, Client Services

Email: tsestha@nutechenergy.com

 
Ben Voss

Ben Voss

Application Development Engineer

Email: bvoss@nutechenergy.com

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