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Randy V. Miller
7 Robin Run Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77381
Senior Geologist with extensive experience in exploration, development, and production geology, with
special emphasis on subsurface stratigraphy and reconstruction of depositional environments. Familiar
with Geological and Geophysical computer applications. Experience includes Acquisition and Divestiture
of producing properties, economic analysis, generation of prospects, and the evaluation of regional plays,
producing properties, and coal-bed methane projects. Additional experience in reservoir characterization,
water-floods, well-site geology, well completions, and production operations.
Areas of Experience
• Rocky Mountain region – all major basins.
• Western Canada Basin – Southern Alberta, and Canadian Williston Basin.
• Mid-continent – Including the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.
• Gulf Coast.
• East Texas, N. Louisiana.
• Permian Basin.
• International – South America, Mexico and Caspian Basin.
1. Independent Geologist 1992 to present. Houston Texas and Denver, Colorado. The following is
a summary of client – companies and work performed. Overlapping years represent concurrent
work for more than one client.
o Oil and Gas Asset Clearinghouse: Houston, Texas 2003-2006. Providing geologic input
into the identification and evaluation of upside value in properties sold through
negotiated sales processes. To date, have participated in the successful sales of properties
o Geopark, Ltd.: Buenos Aires, Argentina 2003. Worked Austral basin of Southern
Argentina and Southern Chile. Integrated subsurface geology and seismic data to identify
oil and gas prospects and development opportunities.
o El Paso Production Company: Houston, Texas 2000-2003. Worked Rocky Mountain
region with emphasis on geological evaluations of northeastern Utah and northwestern
Colorado. Developed stratigraphic – framework for interpretation of depositional
environments of Tertiary and Cretaceous age formations. Integrated geological data with
source-rock and reservoir-engineering analyses. Work led to oil and gas discoveries,
identified significant water-flood opportunities, and detailed the potential for basin-
centered gas in deeply buried Cretaceous formations.
o Decker Operating Company: Houston, Texas 1997-present. Evaluated numerous
recommendations for seismic acquisitions, leasing and drilling, resulting in several
discoveries. Assisted in 3D seismic interpretations in East Texas and on the Gulf Coast.
Worked on Rodessa, Travis Peak and Cotton Valley plays in East Texas. Provided
geological interpretations and evaluations which led to acreage acquisitions (200,000+
acres) and successful drilling of numerous gas wells in Northern Montana.
o Netherland, Sewell, and Associates, Inc.: Houston, Texas 1997-2000. Worked on
geological and engineering evaluation projects, which are summarized as follows.
• Southern Mexico: Mapped salt domes in the Salinas Basin. Evaluated remaining
reserves in the Miocene sandstone reservoirs, and identified infill drilling
opportunities. Made recommendations to PEMEX for development of additional
• Northern Louisiana: Performed geological evaluation of various oil and gas
fields in northern Louisiana. Identified numerous infill and step out drilling
opportunities with clients. Provided geological input for accurate reservoir
characterizations of Cretaceous and Jurassic formations to engineers for reserves
• Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast (onshore and offshore): Mapped,
compartmentalized, and fault bounded reservoirs associated with salt domes.
Determined reservoir volumes for remaining reserves determinations.
• British Columbia: Worked with team in Calgary, Alberta for Coastal Oil and
Gas. Reviewed geology and reserves potential for various properties in Northern
• Colorado: Reviewed geology, economics and reserves potential of projects in
the Denver Basin. Also, evaluated coal bed methane reserves potential for several
producing properties in the Raton Basin.
• Utah: Evaluated producing coal bed methane properties in the vicinity of Price,
Utah. Mapped coal volumes and made reserves determinations utilizing decline
curves, and coal-gas volume analyses.
• Oklahoma: Mapped gas fields in the thrust belt play of southeastern Oklahoma.
Determined reservoir volumes of fault compartmentalized traps, and identified
and development drilling opportunities.
• West Texas: Provided geological evaluations of Atoka, Morrow, and Ellenburg
gas fields in Texas and New Mexico. Studies determined reservoir
characteristics, remaining reserves potential, and identified new drilling
o Seagull Energy Corporation. (Ocean Energy): Houston, Texas 1996-1997. Worked on
major gas field expansion project in northern Montana and southern Saskatchewan.
Investigations included detailed cross-section work, subsurface mapping of structure and
various isopach data related to gas productivity. Conducted additional geological studies
of depositional environments as related to regional trends in Canada and the U.S. In
addition, provided geological input into gas reserves studies and economic analysis of the
play. Upon completion of the study, assisted in the establishment of two large federal
o Marsh Operating Company: Denver, Colorado 1995-1996. Provided geological input
for divestiture of company’s oil and gas assets in Montana, Colorado, Kansas, the Texas
and Oklahoma Panhandles, the Western Anadarko Basin and the Permian Basin.
Properties were successfully sold in 1996.
o Richardson Operating Company: Denver, Colorado 1995-1996. Performed geological
evaluations of diverse plays and prospect areas in the Wyoming and Utah Overthrust
Belt, Unita Basin, Wind River Basin, Big Horn Basin, Powder River Basin, San Juan
Basin (coal-bed methane), and Williston Basin. Assisted in the acquisition of the giant
Bell Creek field in southeastern Montana from Exxon. The field was extensively studied
and successfully returned to production with upgraded water-flood. Also assisted in the
presentation of a large development drilling program to the Greek National Oil Company
in Athens, Greece.
o Balcron Oil and Gas Company (Equitable Resources): Billings, Montana 1994-1995.
Conducted geological studies of the Cretaceous Frontier and muddy formations in the
Wind River and Big Horn basins of Wyoming. Promising trends were identified and
recommendations for acreage acquisitions and seismic purchases were made.
o Axem Resources Company: Denver, Colorado 1994-1995. Conducted geological
studies of Cretaceous depositional trends in the greater Green River Basin of Wyoming.
o Snyder Oil Company: Denver, Colorado 1993-1994. Conducted geological studies of
gas-bearing Cretaceous reservoirs of the giant Wattenberg field complex in east-central
Colorado. Studies included D and J sandstones, the Sussex and Shannon formations, and
the Niobrara and Codell formations. Numerous infill locations were identified and
drilled, resulted in the development of significant new oil and gas reserves.
o Parker and Parsley: Midland, Texas 1993-1995. Conducted geological evaluations of
company’s producing properties on the Moxa Arch in the Green River Basin, and in the
Washakie Basin of Wyoming. Additional evaluations were made in the Williston Basin
and in the Delaware Basin of New Mexico.
o Hallwood Energy Corporation: Denver, Colorado 1993-1994. Conducted geological
studies and developed prospects and plays in northern Montana and on the Sweetgrass
Arch. Recommended drilling, which led to significant expansion of Devonian oil
production at Southeast Kevin field. Evaluated acquired properties in the central
Anadarko Basin. Recommended drilling, which led to several oil and gas discoveries in
Pennsylvania Red Fork sandstones. Assisted acquisitions team in the evaluation of
offshore oil fields in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan Republic. Traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan
for extensive meetings with the technical staff of the State Oil Company of the
Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). Follow-up work involved geologic mapping of oil and
gas reservoirs in Pliocene sandstones, and identification of water-flood opportunities for
determination of reserves potential.
o J. Burns Brown Operating Company: Malta, Montana 1991-1992. Conducted
geological evaluations and exploration for oil and gas in Cretaceous, Jurassic, and
Paleozoic formations on the Sweetgrass Arch of northern Montana and southern Alberta.
Numerous locations were identified for infill and wildcat drilling. Subsequent drilling
found new reserves of gas.
2. Marsh Operating Company: Denver, Colorado 1988-1991. Conducted geological searches for
shallow gas opportunities in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions. Made extensive
geological studies of the Sweetgrass Arch and Bowdoin gas field, which resulted in the
acquisition of approximately 250,000 net acres in Montana and Saskatchewan. Provided
geological input and testimony for the formation of the Martin Lake Tight Gas Area in Phillips
County, Montana. Additional geological work was performed in the Washakie Basin of Wyoming,
the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, the giant Hugoton gas field, and the Unita basin of
3. Synder Oil Company: Denver, Colorado 1982-1987. Retained as a consultant working such
diverse areas as the Unita Basin, the Wattenberg gas field (early Niobrara-Codell play), and
Washakie Basin. Identified a significant Tertiary Green River shoreline play in the Unita Basin
for leasing opportunities. This trends today has over 300 producing oil wells.
4. Donald C. Slawson: Denver, Colorado 1978-1982. Conducted exploration in the Denver Basin,
Williston Basin, Unita Basin, Douglas Creek Arch, and the Piceance Basin. Drilled a number of
prospects which resulted in oil and gas discoveries. Performed well-site geological duties on
• 1971 B.S. Geology, Lamar University – Beaumont, Texas.
• 1973 M.S. Geology, University of Tulsa – Tulsa, Oklahoma.
• 1975-1977 Post graduate studies, Colorado School of Mines – Golden, Colorado.
• American Association of Petroleum Geologists – Certified Petroleum Geologist
• Houston Geological Society
• Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies: Finance Committee
• Tulsa Geological Society
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