“In 29 years with ConocoPhillips I’ve worked closely with a lot of great people, and I rank Alan among the extraordinary. Alan consistently demonstrated acumen and depth in critical thinking, listening, seeking to understand, self-motivation and problem solving. He showed patience and even an infectious enthusiasm for bringing all team members up to the same level of understanding of our technical challenges and proposed solutions.”
David Weichman, Principal Geologist, ConocoPhillips
“I worked with Alan for 4 years, and in that time he has always performed at an extremely high standard . His unique ability to be focused and pragmatic at the same time is made possible by a very sound petroleum engineering knowledge base combined with a high level of business acumen. He always seeks to understand how things work, and this thirst for knowledge combined with his desire for continuous improvement make him an extremely valuable employee in any environment.”
Sai Krishna Naidu, CFA, Manager, Strategy & Valuations at Origin Energy
“Alan is an exceptional free thinking reservoir engineer, more than capable of challenging any conventional or unconventional asset. Alan has an incredible work ethic, is tenacious and always over-delivers. The perfect combination when looking for your next technical expert. Highly recommend getting in touch and seeing for yourself.”
James Mullins, Director / Regional Manager at Rock Fluid Dynamics Pty. Ltd.
“Alan is an extremely competent consulting Reservoir Engineer. In late 2019, he was commissioned to build a simulation model for the Mereenie Oil & Gas Field, which has been on production since the early 1980’s (long and complex history). In a short period of time, he was able to to deliver the base model, alternate history matches and field forecasts. These, along with the comprehensive report, have been valuable in business planning and resource estimation exercises.”
Kevan Quammie, Development & Appraisal Manager, Central Petroleum Ltd.
“Alan is an exceptional RE. His combination of analytical skills, reservoir engineering knowledge and problem solving capabilities are outstanding. He has the ability to quickly understand the key issues which need to be solved, gather the data and rapidly build a methodical workflow to deliver the best technical solution. Alan is then able to set that into a business context to maximise the value of the solution to the business.”
Dan Fearfield, Consulting Geologist
“Alan is a very competent Petroleum Engineer with a wide range of experience and an amazing ability to rapidly analyse complex matters and to formulate a rational and pragmatic solution to any problems that may arise. He is a great mentor of less experienced staff and is very accomplished at explaining technical matters to non-technical staff even if they are senior to him”
David Guise, Director and Petroleum Engineer at Ederline Investments Pty. Ltd.
“Alan has exceptional technical skills that he combines with a natural curiosity and intuition for problem-solving. He can seek out value in any situation, and is not afraid to try new approaches. Alan is an excellent team worker and collaborator, and can present complex technical concepts to any audience”
Oliver Thomas, Senior Expert - Reservoir Engineering at OMV
“I’ve had the pleasure of working in the same team as Alan over several years now. Alan has strong organisational skills, not just in managing his time and tasks but critically in the use of methodical workflows when building models. He sets a plan and thoroughly records his work. Where some Engineers would be willing to accept shallow reasoning, Alan will continue questioning and probing until he is satisfied that best practice has been applied”
Tony Kourakis, CFA, Senior Production Engineer at Westside Corporation Pty. Ltd.