Senior Explorationist (1965)
Reinoud is a structural geologist (MSc Free University Amsterdam) by background and started his career in 1990 as a structural field geologist working mainly in the Middle and Far East (Yemen, Pakistan, Burma and Indonesia). He then worked for four years as an exploration consultant for Shell in their London, Brunei and The Hague offices. In 1998 he joined Clyde Petroleum working on exploration in the Dutch on- and offshore, combining a strong structural geological background with seismic interpretation. In 2008, following several take-overs by Conoco and Wintershall respectively, he joined the independent Canadian operator Cirrus in their new Dutch office where he was responsible for the Dutch exploration. Over the years he generated 11 exploration and appraisal proposals of wells which were drilled resulting in 4 commercial discoveries (among which Oranje-Nassau’s first operated exploration well in Holland: Q16-Maas). A proven gas finder.
Reinoud always kept a strong focus on, and interest in the technical aspects of exploration. He developed an effective set of skills for evaluation, selection and maturation of opportunities with a strong emphasis on practical attainability. As such he actively has taken part in various stages of an E&P project’s lifecycle from lead to production. He is a creative and independent analyst, quickly focusing and delivering on his task within a project team’s objective. He is an expert Petrel user in all modules from seismic interpretation to static reservoir modeling. As a consequence of his interest in the technical part of exploration, he has developed a broad experience in seismic (re-)processing (both PreSTM and PreSDM) initializing and managing several processing projects himself. Reinoud has TCM and OCM responsibilities and manages exploration and production licence applications as well.