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Billy M. Arnold, Jr.

Billy M. Arnold, Jr.

Billy M. Arnold, Jr.
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Billy M. Arnold, Jr. joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2013 as a senior engineer with approximately 26 years of experience. Prior to joining D&M, Arnold worked for various independent oil companies as operations manager, staff engineer, or contract consultant, attaining approximately 20 years of experience in prospect evaluation, drilling, completion, production, safety, environmental, and marketing responsibilities.

Arnold earned bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering in 1981 and petroleum engineering in 1993 from Texas A&M University. He is a current member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Geographical Experience

  • United States (onshore)

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Economic analysis
  • Decline-curve analysis
  • Lease operating statement financial analysis
  • Waterflood analysis
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Log analysis
  • Coalbed methane analysis

 Major Projects

Arnold has reservoir engineering experience within the following U.S. major basins and plays: Appalachian Basin (Marcellus Shale), Barnett Shale, Coal Bed Methane (Appalachian, Rocky Mountain and San Juan Basins), Delaware Basin, Denver Basin, DJ Basin (Niobrara), Eagle Ford Shale, East Texas Basin (Paluxy, Pettit, Travis Peak and Cotton Valley), Fayetteville Shale, Green River Basin, Gulf Coast, Haynesville Shale (East Texas and Louisiana), Mid-Continent Basin (Hugoton, Mississippian Lime and Woodford Shale), Midland Basin, North Louisiana Basin, Paradox Basin, Permian Basin, Piceance Basin, Powder River Basin, San Joaquin Basin, San Juan Basin, Uinta Basin, Washakie Basin, Williston Basin (Bakken Shale) and Wind River Basin.

Additionally, Arnold has broad on-site field operations experience with drilling, completion, production, safety, environmental, and marketing responsibilities on oil and gas properties in the East Texas, North Louisiana, Permian, San Juan, and Paradox Basins.