Bill Donovan is the President of Automated Mudlogging Services. Resumes of other officers and employees are available upon request.
William Sterling Donovan: Career summary
Professional Petroleum Engineer and geologist with 25 years of well rounded oil and gas experience. Experienced in all aspects of the exploration cycle; including prospect generation, drilling, log evaluation, completing and reservoir evaluation. Innovative and creative with a sensitivity to the profitability of projects.
Donovan Brothers Incorporated, Littleton, CO
1989 to present
- President and stockholder of a successful consulting company with two areas of expertise: formation evaluation and well site supervision. Increased the company’s gross revenue every year since its inception in 1984.
- Analyze fields, wells, drilling proposals, recompletions and workovers to improve production and profitability. Reviewed logs, analyzed completions, projected production, ran transient pressure tests and presented hearing testimony for a client which led to the down spacing of the Wattenberg “J” and increased the clients reserves by fourfold.
- Competent drilling engineer and completion supervisor. In past five years have been the drilling and completion engineer on over 150 wells without a major accident, fishing job or cost overrun. My MMS/IADC card is current.
- Prepare reserve evaluations to determine a fair market value, prepare business plans, evaluate drilling proposals, determine estate tax liabilities and meet corporate reporting requirements. Specialize in quickly evaluating projects with less than 100 wells.
- Design completions, stimulation treatments and development plans. Designed a fracture treatment for a client which resulted in a two fold production increase for an additional ten percent cost.
- Operate wells for clients. Familiar with the day to day operation of wells and managing support personnel. Doubled the production on a group of low volume gas wells by adjusting the time cycle.
M.S. Petroleum Engineering; Colorado School of Mines, 1979
At the Colorado School of Mines my thesis advisory was Dr. Hilchie and I took many courses from Dr. Pickett. My core competency is in all forms of formation evaluation including log evaluation, core analysis, mudlogging and transient pressure analysis
B.S. Geology; University of Wisconsin, 1970
Licenses and organizations
New Mexico Registered Professional Engineer #8258
Colorado Registered Professional Engineer #26587
Technical Program Chairman, 1989 SPE Rocky Mountain Region/Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium
Member of the SPE, SWPLA, CWLS, AAPG, RMAG and DWLS
“The Price Gramps Fields”, Oil and Gas Fields of the Four Corners, Four Corners Geological Society
“An Investigation of Spectral Gamma Ray Emissions and Cation Exchange Capacity in the Muddy “J” Formation, Co-authored with Dr. D. W. Hilchie, SWPLA Log Analyst
“A Study of the Factors Influencing Well Productivity of the “J” and Codell Reservoirs”, SPE Rocky Mountain Region/Low Permeability Reservoir Symposium
“Mudlogging Method Calculates Coalbed Gas Content”, Oil & Gas Journal, 2/14/00
PatentsDrilling Nipple Gas Trap, Patent Number 5,007,488 Compensated Gamma Ray Mudlog, Patent Number 5,165,275
LanguagesBasic conversational Russian
IR ENERGY FINANCING CORPORATION, Englewood, CO
1983 to 1989
Executive Vice President
- Corporate officer with sole check and project authority to $1,000,000.
- Marketed, negotiated and sold oil and gas properties worth $17,000,000.
- Evaluated and invested in over 350 net wells.
RESOURCE SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INC., Denver, CO
1981 to 1983
- Prepared reserve evaluations of oil and gas properties in major US productive provinces
- Evaluated logs and well test data
- Presented data in hearings and lawsuits
- Ran commonly use reserve packages
DUGAN PRODUCTION CORPORATION, Farmington, NM
1975 to 1981
Drilling and Completion Engineer/Geologist
- Supervised drilling and completion operations on conventional oil and gas wells, tight gas sand wells and coal bed methane wells.
- Witnessed logs and made casing point elections
- Developed prospects including coal bed methane prospects
CORE LABORATORIES, INC., Farmington, NM
1971 to 1975
- Managed the Farmington, NM core laboratory
- Ran conventional and special core analysis, including Boyles Law, Dean-Stark, tar sand, oil shale, coal bed methane and whole core techniques.
- Mudlogged in the Canadian Arctic Islands, Mackenzie Delta, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado