Michael Munteanu

Michael Munteanu is a Professional Reservoir Engineer with a solid 15 years experience in integrated reservoir characterization in Canada and international, specializing in enhanced oil recovery and horizontal well modeling.

Michael Munteanu skills includes:

  • Reservoir Modeling and Simulation
  • Reservoir Production Performance Analysis
  • Reservoir Optimization and Development
  • Production Forecast and Reserve Estimation
  • Reservoir Fluid Phase Behavior
  • PVT and Relative Permeability Curves
  • Integrated Reservoir Studies
  • Professional Skills Development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Strategic Oil & Gas, Calgary-Canada (March 2009 – September 2017)

Senior Reservoir Engineer

    • Performed reservoir engineering projects for various oil companies such as Strategic Oil, Husky Energy, Perpetual Energy, Harvest Operations, Crescent Point, Legacy Oil & Gas, Baytex Energy, Manitok Energy, Boulder Energy, etc.
    • Actively involved in different types of reservoir studies including multi-stage fratured horizontals in heterogeneous formations, multifaulted carbonates with strong active aquifer, complex geological model developed on a fluvial channel, low permeable reservoir with medium viscous oil and multi-stage hydraulically fractured, low permeability, water and gas injection, waterflooding, gas storage
    • Reviewed field performance, analyzed well logs and cross sections for a better undersanding of recovery and production efficiency
    • Liaised with geologists to achieve optimal simulation model
    • Improved the reservoir history match and forecast by collaborating with production/ exploitation engineers
    • Performed numerical simulation with history match for Multi-Stage Fractured Horizontal Wells on unconventional reservoirs including well test analysis, well interference and analyzed different scenarios for new wells (well spacing, number of frac ports, interference analysis between frac ports, horizontal well length)
    • Enhanced performance recovery by running predictions and evaluation scenarios for most of the projects
    • Developed simple Petrel models for most of the simulation projects
    • Prepared single well model for a better understanding of the field potential and fluid movement in the reservoir
    • Interpreted the field data to obtain the right PVT and relative permeability curves using appropriate correlations
    • Developed Excel macros to streamline well production evaluation and data analysis
    • Prepared reservoir studies and detailed presentations with reservoir description, simulation results, field and well analysis

 

ResModMan, Calgary-Canada (July 2006 – 2009)

Reservoir Simulation Specialist

  • Performed simulation studies for many reservoirs located in Canada, Russia, Australia, Yemen, India, Yemen, Algeria
    • Completed performance recovery evaluation and optimization projects for major oil companies such as Encana, Husky Energy, Vermillion Resources France, ConocoPhillips, Enerplus, Highpine
    • Built reservoir dynamic models and performed simulations for chemical IOR/EOR, water injection, waterflooding and ASP schemes, fractured and tight carbonates, medium heavy oil
    • Prepared detailed presentations with reservoir description, simulation results, field and well analysis
    • Analyzed the well production and calculated the decline using OFM software

 

Husky Energy, Calgary-Canada (2005 – 2006)

Reservoir Specialist

    • Added 15-25% proven reserves of oil and gas at the end of the year for the Wildmere and Wainwright fields
    • Performed analytical reservoir engineering (PVT, screening criteria, original hydrocarbon in place and statistical methods for recovery factor) for all projects
    • Performed simulation study to evaluate and improve the existing waterflood in the Wildmere field
    • Developed analysis study for a potential ASP flooding process to improve the production on the Wainwright field

 

OMV-PETROM, ROMANIA (1999-2005)

Reservoir Engineer

  • Conducted detailed reservoir projects providing reservoir technical detail about drilling, completion and workover programs, depletion plan strategies
  • Collaborated with G&G for drilling new wells
  • Performed analytical reservoir engineering (PVT, screening criteria, original hydrocarbon in place and statistical methods for recovery factor) for all projects
  • Optimized oil and gas production to more than 40 new and existing wells with 80% success (completions, re-completions, pumpjack, PC pump and plunger lift systems)
  • In-house reserves evaluation, documentation and reporting
  • Developed good working relationship with operations through periodic field trips and a thorough familiarity with the properties to enhance decision making

 

OMV-PETROM, ROMANIA (Sept 1994 – 1999)

Specialist Field Engineer

    • Responsible for pumpjack, gas-lift and progressive cavity pumping system operation
    • Echometer Operator: testing wells and providing details engineering design for more than 100 oil and gas wells using a portable laptop-based data acquisition system (acoustic liquid level tests, dynamometer tests and motor power/current tests)

 

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

  • “The Behavior of the Reservoir Fluids and the Evolution of PVT Parameters”, presented at the National Oil Symposium, I.C.P.T. Campina, Romania, July 2004
  • “The Evaluation of Applicability of the Most Known Secondary Recovery Processes with Screening Criteria Software”, presented at the National Oil Symposium, I.C.P.T. Campina, Romania, July 2003

 

EDUCATION

Ploiesti ²Oil-Gas² University, Romania (1993 – 1998)

  • BSc. Eng. Petroleum Engineering

 

 

Computer literacy

    • CMG Simulation Package
    • Eclipse Simulation Package
    • Petroleum Experts Package with experience on Prosper, PVTP, Reveal, MBAL
    • Fekete Package (Welltest and Virtuwell)
    • Analyzing Well Performance 2000 from Echometer
    • Petrel, OFM, IHS Accumap, GeoScout
  • Applications: MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access) and programming experience