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James R. Weaver

James R. Weaver

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James R. Weaver joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2002, bringing his extensive background in reserves estimation and evaluation, production optimization, and economic analysis.

Weaver earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Tulsa in 1978 and a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, also from the University of Tulsa, in 1979. He speaks and reads German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Weaver is a registered engineer and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Geographical Experience

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • India
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Estimation of reserves in unconventional reservoirs
  • Analyzing well logs
  • Infill drilling
  • Enhanced recovery techniques
  • Economic evaluations
  • Property valuations
  • Coalbed methane

Major Projects
Weaver has spent a significant amount of time evaluating tight gas sands, coal seam gas, and shale oil and gas production for reservoirs in the United States and Australia. Major projects within the past several years have involved evaluating the effects of infill drilling, well spacing, and production optimization on the ultimate recoveries of mature oil and gas fields.