Rick's Expertise:

Oilfield Geomechanics

         

 

Rick Hicks

Technical Specialist

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Rick has a degree in Geology from Cardiff University and an MSc in Applied Geotechnics from Camborne School of Mines.  He worked as a data engineer in the North Sea prior to joining GeoScience in 2007.

Experience

Oct 2007 to Present – GeoScience Limited, Technical Specialist.

  • Working as part of the Borehole Rock Mechanics Group assisting in the prediction of wellbore stability for drilling, completion and production operations.

  • Duties include collating, analysing and interpreting geotechnical data to determine parameter properties for input into proprietary geomechanical model.

  • Review of operational reports to establish observed wellbore conditions for model calibration. Preparation of presentations and technical reports for clients

 

2005 to 2006 – Datalog Technology Ltd, Data Engineer.

  • Working as part of a small service team to the oil and gas E & P Industry. Duties included monitoring drilling operations, lithological analysis and interpretation, data acquisition and quality control, database management, data presentation, maintenance of technical equipment

  • Responsible for producing daily reports covering operational issues, and liaising with the client at daily meetings

  • Also responsible for supervising junior staff and assisting them to develop their skills

 

2004 to 2005 – Torchfire Protection, Engineer.

  • Technician working as part of a team that maintained and installed fire fighting equipment to British Standards

  • An understanding of electrical systems, technical aptitude and the ability to resolve problems

  • Also responsible for database management, and maintaining a quality management system

Education

MSc Applied Geotechnics

BSc (Hons) Exploration and Resource Geology

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