Paul Barry

MR. PAUL BARRY is a petroleum engineering consultant specializing in production operations and oilfield development and management. Mr. Barry has over 44 years of international upstream oil and gas production and reservoir engineering and management experience resident in various US locations, South America, SE Asia, the Middle East, and the North Sea. He has been a consultant and PetroSkills instructor since 2002. With PetroSkills, he was based in Perth, Australia from 2007-2008 and in Dubai, UAE, from 2003-2006, developing PetroSkills regional business in both locations. Industry experience has been as a consultant for shale oil and gas exploitation planning and multi stage, fractured horizontal well completion practices. Previous experience has been as a field production engineering manager of an onshore oilfield re-development/brownfield project for PDVSA and partners in Venezuela which required a combination of gas lift, submersible pump, and rod pump artificial lift completion technology, and frac pack sand control well completions. Previous Indonesia experience was in the design and completion of dual string, multiple selective, underbalanced, TCP high pressure gas wells, artificial lift oil well completions, and exploration well testing and evaluation for Pertamina and ARCO partners for Bontang LNG gas supply operations. As district reservoir engineer for Pertamina and Arco partners in Indonesia, Mr. Barry was responsible for the plan of development and reserves determination and certification for a 1.3 TCF offshore Bali gas field. He has also worked as a field engineer in Saudi Arabia for Aramco, responsible for a 1.2 MMBWD reservoir pressure support injection well system and injection water quality, producing well gravel pack completions, corrosion control systems, and, as Mobil Oil facilities engineer in the Aramco Gas Projects department. He has represented company technical and commercial interests in both UK and Norwegian North Sea sector oil and gas producing fields. Mr. Barry has served as an officer in the Jakarta and Dubai SPE sections. He holds a BSCE from the University of Notre Dame and an MSCE from Marquette University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, USA.