New Instructor for Hugh Reid's DST & Hydrodynamics Courses

Phil Esslinger operates Melange Geoscience Inc. an international petroleum consulting practice in Calgary, Canada. He specializes in Hydrodynamic studies and Pressure Test interpretation, as well as Subsurface Fluid Chemistry interpretations and Hydrocarbon Exploration. He has broad experience in interpreting and evaluating DSTs, Pressure vs. Depth Plots & Hydrodynamics for the petroleum industry, and enjoys mentoring and teaching.

Phil received a B.Sc. (Geol.) from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1988. He has over 28 years' experience in DST analysis and hydrodynamics, 14 years with Rakhit Petroleum Consulting Ltd. performing local area and basin scale hydrodynamic and hydrochemistry evaluations of Canadian and U.S Basins and over 12 years of Exploration experience with EnCana & Cenovus in both Conventional and Unconventional traps. He has a proven track record of finding hydrocarbons, having drilled more than 500 oil and gas wells which have produced more than 1.5 MMBbl of Oil and more than 50 Bcf of gas, including 38 Horizontal Multi-staged Frac'd tight oil wells.

Phil is an active member of the AAPG, CSPG & APEGA. He was a member of the CSPG's Hydrogeology Division executive for 9 years and Chaired the division for 3 of those years. He has published on Hydrodynamics and has been retained by multiple corporations as an expert witness on Hydrogeology at Regulatory Hearings conducted by the Alberta Government.

Comments from first DST Course taught by Phil for Hugh in February 2017.

"The course was tremendous and taught with excellent depth of knowledge on Phil's part.
Phil answered questions from an audience composed of both seasoned geologists and skilled workers learning new bodies of essential DST knowledge. He explained some very fine points on certain parts of the equipment and the analyses, some of which I did not know, even after 43 years in the business"

David W. Richardson, P.Geo
Director, Titles Geology
Ministry of Natural Gas Development BC

"Great refresher for me. The imformality of the presentation allowed for all kinds of questions and discussions."

Ed Janicki
Nat Gas Development B.C.


December 2009
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