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Mr. Michael Gunningham

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Mike graduated from Bradford University with a Chemical Engineering degree before completing his MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College. He has worked for Shell for 25 years, based mainly in Holland, while working all over the world on numerous projects (Bonga, Nigeria NLG, Brunei, Miri, Muscat, GOM, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, and half of the North Sea). Mike has been a Production Technologist for most of his career working in Sand Control Completions Research & Development, developing the Ameland Gas Field, Course Director at the Shell Learning Centre, Produce the Limit Consultant and was Sakhalin Energy’s Production Technology Discipline Head. Since then he has been the Well & Reservoir Management Programme Manager for Shell in Europe. In 2011 he moved to become the Well, Reservoir & Facility Management Advisor for Maersk Oil in Qatar (MOQ). He is now Head od Subsurface Support in MOQ. Mike has also been a member of the SPE Netherlands Board for over 8 years, acting as Programme Chair and Board Chair. He was Director at Large for SPE Sakhalin and is now the Programme Chair at Qatar SPE. In 2009/10, he was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, talking about "Lunskoye Big Bore Gas Wells".

May 14 - Present: Head of Subsurface Support Team for Maersk Oil Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Jun 11 to Apr 14: Well, Reservoir & Facility Management Advisor for Maersk Oil Qatar, Doha, Qatar and for a period the Production Technology Discipline Head for MOQ

Apr 09 to May 11: Well, Reservoir Management Programme Manager for Upstream International Europe, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, Rijswijk, Netherlands

Mar 08 to Apr 09: Production Technology Discipline Head, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island, Russia

Sep 05 to Feb 08: Lead Production Technologist, Lunskoye Subsurface Team, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, The Hague, Netherlands

Aug 03 to Aug 05: Produce the Limit Consultant (Production Technology), Shell International, Rijswijk, Netherlands

Aug 98 to Jul 03: Course Director Production Technology, Shell International, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands

Jan 00 to Jul 03: Global Consultant Production Technology, Shell International, Netherlands

May 97-Jul 98: Venture Coordinator, NAM Offshore Business Unit, Velsen, Netherlands

May 94 to Jul 98: Production Technologist, NAM Offshore Business Unit, Velsen, Netherlands

Apr 89 to Apr 94: Production Technologist, Shell Research, Rijswijk, Netherlands

Jul 87 to Apr 89: Wellsite Operations Engineer, Brunei Shell Petroleum, Seria, Brunei

May 86 to Jul 87: Petrophysicist, Venezuelan Study Team, Shell International, The Hague, Netherlands

Oct 85 to May 86: Joined Shell - Phase 1 Training, Shell International, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands

Specialties: Areas of Expertise:
Well, Reservoir & Facility Management
Producing the Limit - Production System Optimisation
Downhole sand control
Integrated sand management
Produced water re-injection
Water shut-off
Well completion design
Well intervention
Facilitation Skills
Learning & Development

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