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Matthew E. Gross

Matthew E. Gross

Matthew E. Gross
Senior Engineer, Vice President
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Matthew E. Gross joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2005 as an engineering specialist with a background in working on projects involving fractured reservoirs.

Gross graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering in 2003, and he earned his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from A&M in 2006. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He was elected a Vice President at D&M in 2012.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • Denmark
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Discrete fracture simulation
  • Contingent resources estimation
  • Enhanced oil recovery techniques
  • Unconventional reservoirs

Major Projects

Gross has carried out evaluations for naturally fractured fields, as well as fields with several forms of secondary and tertiary recovery ranging from standard waterflood patterns to analysis of several active firefloods.

Gross has carried out evaluations for over a dozen fields in Kurdistan, from small single-well discoveries to the largest producers in the region. Productive reservoirs evaluated include Jurassic and Cretaceous fractured carbonates as well as sandstones and shallower gas horizons. Fluids encountered varied from dry gas to dead, heavy oils, and enhanced recovery methods were also evaluated.

Gross has carried out evaluations for more than 80 fields in Romania, from small single-well discoveries to large producers with nearly a century of production. Additionally, Gross assisted with cushion gas reserves evaluations of gas storage fields in Romania.