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J. David Hooks

J. David Hooks

J. David Hooks
Senior Staff Geologist, Vice President
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J. David Hooks joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 1996 after 11 years with ARCO Oil and Gas and ARCO International Oil and Gas Company.

Hooks received a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1983 and a master’s degree in 1985 from the University of Alabama. A certified Texas Professional Geoscientist and member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Society of America, Hooks was named a Vice President of D&M in 1998.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Latin America
  • Malaysia
  • North Sea
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Clastic and carbonate reservoir analysis
  • Equity determinations
  • Petrographic analysis
  • Prospect assessments
  • Reservoir characterization
  • 3–D reservoir modeling
  • Reserves estimations

Major Projects

Since joining D&M, Hooks has participated in numerous reserves estimation projects worldwide, including field equity determinations in the Timor Gap area. A member of the Asia-Pacific Division, he has extensive experience in China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia where he has evaluated both discoveries and producing fields, many on an annual basis. Hooks is proficient in reservoir geomodeling, having formed and serving as administrator of an intracompany Petrel Users Group website.

Prior to joining D&M, Hooks worked as both an exploration and reservoir geologist with ARCO and ARCO International Oil and Gas Company. During his time with ARCO, Hooks was involved in exploration and exploitation of carbonate reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. He was also part of an exploration/development team that mapped and drilled multiple horizontal Austin Chalk wells in the East Texas area. After transferring to ARCO International, he was responsible for a wide range of reservoir and basin assessments worldwide, and participated in a major joint venture field study. Hooks has experience performing core description, petrographic analysis, and both conventional and fractured reservoir mapping.