Amigos Energy Advisors, L.L.C.

Geophysical Interpretation

  • Paul Cunningham
    Paul Cunningham is a geophysicist with twenty years of international experience in project management, acquisition, processing and interpretation of various forms of geophysical data (2D & 3D seismic, VSP, gravity), and implementation of new seismic acquisition technologies (4D seismic, WARRP, 9C-VSP, cross-borehole seismic tomography). Paul is recognized for his ability to manage complex international seismic projects, balancing technical, business, operational and environmental requirements. He has substantial experience working with venture partners, government entities (E&P and environmental regulatory agencies, national oil companies, indigenous affairs bureaus) as well as successfully managing complex relationships with local communities and non-governmental organizations. Paul is a team player with demonstrated leadership skills managing and working with multi-disciplinary project teams. He is registered in Texas as a Professional Geoscientist (Geophysics).

    Paul’s work experience includes two years with Sohio Petroleum Co. and 13 years with Mobil Oil Corp., working at Mobil’s Dallas Research Lab, Mobil E&P Technical Center and Mobil New E&P Ventures affiliates. His experience includes projects in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Algeria, Egypt, Oman, Malaysia, Canada and the U.S. (Alaska, California heavy oil fields, West Texas, South Texas, Oklahoma and southern Louisiana).

    Paul has an M.S. and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Earth & Planetary Sciences (geophysics concentration). He is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) having served as Latin American coordinator for the SEG Global Affairs Committee (1995-2001) and on various other committees serving the geophysical community in a variety of ways. Paul was honored by the SEG in 2004 with a Life Membership. Paul is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Brazilian Geophysical Society (SBGf), and the Union of Latin-American Geophysicists (ULG). In 1999 he co-chaired the 6th International Congress of the SBGf in Rio de Janeiro. Paul has co-authored numerous published papers and technical presentations and is fluent in English and Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.

  • John Sharry
    John Sharry is a petroleum geologist with over 30 years experience in exploration and production. His considerable expertise includes project management, geological modeling using Petrel, database creation/management, and seismic interpretation. John has been involved in large, integrated reservoir and field development studies worldwide and has taught a number of courses to industry on reservoir characterization, map projections, directional surveys, and the use of the Internet by geoscientists. John is registered in Texas as a Professional Geoscientist (Geology).

    John has extensive experience as a consultant for various multinational, integrated petroleum companies, national oil companies, independents, and seismic contractors in various countries and regions worldwide including the former Soviet Union, India, eastern Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Prior to starting his consulting practice, John worked 13 years with Gulf Research & Development Co. and Oryx Energy/Sun Oil Co. on a wide variety of assignments including projects in China, the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the western U.S. John has been active in various unconventional resource (shale gas / shale oil) plays worldwide. He has consulted for all of the major database vendors on the creation of directional survey databases.

    John obtained a Ph.D. in Geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Geology from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in Geology from Carleton College. He is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Dallas Geological Society, the Geological Society of America (GSA), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). John has also published scores of papers and articles in various professional journals.

  • Robert L. Borger
    Robert Borger is a geophysical interpreter with 28 years experience in the integration and interpretation of multidimensional geophysical data sets. He has worked extensively to maximize the extraction of geological information by combining 2D and 3D seismic data, gravity, magnetics, satellite imagery, air photos and radar imagery as well as geochemical and surface and sub-surface geological data. Bob has demonstrated expertise in applying technology to solving problems in Regional Geology, Prospect Generation and Production. While working as Technical Leader of the Remote Sensing and Image Processing group at Mobil’s Dallas Research Lab, Bob pioneered the application of image processing technology to other geophysical data and directed the development of early interactive seismic interpretation technology. He also has extensive experience as a classroom lecturer teaching Remote Sensing and Image Processing technology. Bob is a hardworking team player who is also able to work independently. His most recent projects include the identification and detail mapping of prospects in the upper Cretaceous to Miocene section in Benin, The Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea.

    Bob’s work experience in the U.S. includes the Gulf of Mexico, both shelf and deep water; south Mississippi; west Texas and eastern New Mexico. Outside the U.S. Bob has worked the North Sea, southern U.K., west Africa, northwest shelf of Australia, Northern Territories of Australia, Indonesia, Austria, western and eastern Canada and the Middle-East. Bob has extensive experience with the Landmark SeisWorks suite, GeoQuest IESX and Charisma and is considered an expert with Dynamic Graphics EarthVision geological mapping and 3D modeling package. He also has experience with CPS-3, ENVI, ER Mapper and Surfer.

    Bob is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Houston Geological Society, Dallas Geological and Geophysical Societies and the Mid-Continent Landmark Users Group. He has a B.S. degree in Physics from Ohio University, an M.S. degree in Exploration Geology from Purdue University and received his GIS Certification from the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • H. Edward Denman
    Edward Denman is a renowned geophysicist with nearly 30 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and producing. He holds degrees in both geology and geophysics with a masters in geophysics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, 1975. Ed’s experience includes both international and domestic projects requiring prospects and play identification, structural and sequence stratigraphic mapping, seismic and other geophysical surveys, and acquisitions, data processing, and contracts administration/QC. Projects completed include various offshore Gulf of Mexico and international areas with current experience in West Africa, Brazil and prior projects in Europe with associated discoveries.

    Ed’s experience and training was obtained from Exxon Corporation and affiliates from 1979-1990 where projects were completed in the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America and Europe. Subsequently, interpretation and consulting projects were conducted for the Calibre Consulting Services Company and TGS-Nopec Geophysical company from 1990-2000. During this time Excalibur Interpretation Company was co-founded to provide consulting and geophysical interpretation service projects. His prior experience includes work as an engineering geophysicist on major industrial and offshore drilling locations for site suitability and geo-hazards investigations with Dames and Moore and Fairfield Industries from 1974-1979.

    Ed is registered in Texas as a Professional Geoscientist (Geophysics) # 3141.

  • Gloria Eisenstadt

    Gloria Eisenstadt is an industry-recognized expert in structural geology. She has over twenty years of international experience in the analysis and interpretation of 2-D and 3-D seismic interpretation in complex structural settings; extensional, inversion, thrust belts, and salt/shale tectonics. She has managed large regional and basin studies integrating seismic interpretation with other data sets. Her worldwide experience includes: West Africa, North Sea Basins, Argentina and Brazil, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. Domestically she has worked on projects in Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Montana, California, and the Gulf of Mexico. Gloria teaches industry courses in seismic interpretation and structural geology.

    Prior to becoming a consultant Gloria worked at the Mobil Exploration and Producing Technology Center for 11 years as an internal consultant, researcher and technical trainer. Her research centered seismic interpretation of complex structures, restoration and cross section balancing and physical modeling. Gloria helped develop and run a state-of-the art physical modeling laboratory investigating the development of complex structures. She developed and taught in-house courses in structural geology.

    Gloria obtained her Ph.D. in Geology from the Johns Hopkins University, a M.A. and B.A. in Geology from Temple University. She is an active member in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Dallas Geological Society.


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