SUMMARY
E. R. (Ross) Crain, P.Eng. is a retired Consulting Petrophysicist and Professional Engineer specializing in petrophysical well log analysis, with a background in well logging,  geophysical data processing, reservoir engineering, cash flow analysis, project management, and entrepreneurship. As an independent consultant, Ross has worked on integrated petrophysical projects in 36 countries on 6 continents and several oceans.

Ross's current interest is mentoring of novice and experienced petrophysicists, making use of an extensive library of ebooks, narrated self-study slideshows, and video courses.


See Also:
 Publications      
Courses and eBooks
                  Detailed Career History 

EDUCATION

  • McGill University, Montreal, Sept 1957 - May 1962
    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
    5 year program
     

  • University of Calgary, Alberta, Jan 1969 - Apr 1972
    Certificate in Management Development
    4 year evening program
     

  • Industry Courses: well log analysis, core analysis, seismic processing, mining geophysics, DST analysis, petroleum economics, oil and gas law, production logging, water chemistry, surface land rights.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Crain's Petrophysical Handbook
    2000 - Present:
    Webmaster / Content Developer,

    Created an Internet-based shareware resource for petrophysics (www.spec2000.net). Website design and content development for eLearning, and distance education in petrophysical analysis techniques. Page views: 1.5 million per year (2015).
     

  • Spectrum 2000 Mindware Ltd
    1984 - 2016
    President and Principal Consultant

    Created an independent petrophysical consulting practice, specializing in integrated petrophysical analysis in support of reservoir geology, engineering, geophysics, simulation, and stimulation; petrophysical training and mentoring; forensic analysis.
     

    Clients include major and independent oil and gas companies, service companies, consulting firms, and government agencies. Projects have spanned 36 countries on 6 continents and several oceans.

    Specialists in unconventional reservoirs: tight gas, tight oil, gas shale, oil shale, tar sands, coal, coal bed methane, potash, low resistivity, radioactive, laminated sand-shale, laminated porosity, metamorphic, igneous, or volcaniclastics.

    Developed and marketed META/LOG, an expert system spreadsheet for petrophysical analysis. Co-developed the META/LOG script with Dorian Holgate for use on GeoGraphix PRIZM and PowerLog.
     


    Developed and marketed META/LOG, an expert system spreadsheet for petrophysical analysis. Co-

  • D&S Petroleum Consulting Group Ltd.
    1982- 1986
    Petrophysics Division Manager
     
    Managed LOG/MATE group acquired by D&S, managed D&S/ARC Joint Venture research project to develop an expert system petrophysical software package.
     

  • Log/Mate Limited
    1973 - 1982          Name changed from E.R. Crain and Associates Ltd. in 1980
    President and Principal Consultant

    Created an independent petrophysical consulting practice, developed and successfully marketed the first desktop microcomputer system for log and core analysis (LOG/MATE, 1976). Consulting offices in Calgary and Denver. Field services included logging supervision, well site log analysis, and logistics, western Canada and Canadian Arctic Islands.
     

  • Prior Industry Experience
    1962 1973

    Digitech Ltd (seismic processing center manager, Canada and Australia)
    Sproule and Associates Ltd (reservoir engineer)
    Dome Petroleum Ltd (reservoir engineer)
    Geophysical Services Inc (seismic data processing)
    Schlumberger (well logging)
     

 

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