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Donald H. Michel

Donald H. Michel

Donald H. Michel
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Donald H. Michel joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 1982 after working at Schlumberger Well Services for five years. His expertise is well evaluation based on interpretation of logs, core data, and test results. Michel has performed evaluations and field studies in many of the world’s producing provinces.

Michel earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, the Society of Core Analysts, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Dallas Geological Society. Michel became a Vice President at D&M in 1984.

Geographical Experience

  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • North Sea
  • South America
  • Southeast and southern Asia
  • Former Soviet Union nations

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Capillary pressure interpretation
  • Carbonate reservoirs
  • Deepwater environments
  • Development of custom software algorithms
  • Formation tester pressure interpretation
  • Interpretation of clastic sediments
  • Low-and variable-salinity reservoirs
  • Log-core integration
  • Igneous reservoirs

Major Projects

  • Petrophysical analysis for reserves certification for numerous fields in southeast and southern Asia
  • Petrophysical analysis for reserves estimation of many Middle Eastern fields
  • Petrophysical analysis for reserves estimation of many fields in South America
  • Petrophysical analysis for unitization equity determinations in the North Sea and Southeast Asia
  • Petrophysical analysis used for constructing multiple geocellular models used by the operator for reservoir management of the Long Beach Unit