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David J. Neat

David J. Neat

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David Neat joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2015 as an associate engineer in the North America Division. Prior to joining D&M, Neat participated as a summer engineer with Latshaw Drilling Co. and Laredo Petroleum Inc.

In 2010, Neat graduated with a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Geographical Experience

  • United States
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Russia
  • Australia

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Unconventional resources
  • Well performance analysis
  • Reserves and resources evaluations
  • Decline-curve analysis
  • Volumetrics

Major Projects

Neat’s work involves evaluating producing wells to determine type curves and recoverable volumes from undeveloped locations. In addition, he has also done well performance evaluation in unconventional reservoirs using production-performance diagnostic techniques. At D&M, Neat has worked extensively with PHDWin and Citrine to assist in his evaluations of reserves.

Recent work has included a number of well performance studies and reserves evaluations of shale oil and gas plays in North America (Bakken, Codell, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Marcellus, Niobrara, Three Forks, Utica, Wolfcamp, and Woodford).