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Joe Studlick

Joe Studlick

Mr. Studlick is a development and exploration geologist with more than 45 years of experience in the E&P business in technical and management roles. He has an extensive background in offshore and onshore Gulf of Mexico (GOM), good exposure to many worldwide basins, and more than 15 years of significant experience in the U.S. deepwater GOM. He excels in business development and management, especially in solving complex problems and managing large, multidisciplinary projects from opportunity access through exploration and appraisal to redevelopment. Joe is the 2009 AAPG Dott Award recipient for The Atlas of Deepwater Outcrops and is an AAPG Charles Taylor Fellow.

Experience – 45 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston, 2012-Present
  • Dynamic Global Advisors, Houston, 2007-2012
  • Maersk Oil America, Houston, 2006 - 2007
  • Seis-Strat Services LLC, Houston, 2004 - 2006
  • Baker Atlas, Houston, 2002 - 2004
  • Burlington Resources, Houston, 2001 - 2002
  • Unocal Corporation, Houston, 1997 - 2000
  • Shell Oil Co., New Orleans & Houston, 1978 - 1997


  • M.S., Geology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 1977
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, Millersville University, PA, 1974
Joe Studlick

   Van Odell    
Vice President

Mr. Odell is a geologist with over 40 years of global exploration and development experience. He has participated in or led regional studies, prospect identification and maturation, well operations, and field development. He has been involved in drilling more than 50 wells and significant discoveries such as the 500 MMBOE Corocoro (Venezuela). Van has worked projects in onshore U.S. and Alaska, Venezuela, Ecuador, West Shetlands, Libya, U.A.E., Egypt, Chad, Angola, Namibia, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Kurdistan, Israel, and Russia.

Experience – 40 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2012 - Present
  • Dynamic Global Advisors, Houston, 2008 - 2012
  • Independent Consultant, Houston, 2003 - 2008
  • Delta R, Houston, 2001 - 2003
  • Grey Wolf Geosciences, Houston, 1999 - 2001
  • Conoco, Inc., Houston, 1987 - 1999
  • Dubai Petroleum Co., Dubai, U.A.E., 1984 - 1987
  • Conoco, Inc., Ponca City, OK, 1983


  • B.S., Geology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1983
  • B.S., Forestry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1975
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Dr. Kent Saugier
Vice President

Dr. Saugier has more than 40 years experience in the energy sector, including management, financial analysis, strategy, and planning. His experience with top tier companies resulted in assignments of increasing responsibility with emphasis on business results, technology, and sales and marketing. He has extensive experience with onshore and offshore production, domestic and international markets, and economic evaluations.

Experience – 40 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2012 - Present
  • Dynamic Global Advisors, Houston, 2009 - 2012
  • Independent Consultant, Houston, 2008 - Present
  • Multiphase Solutions Inc., Houston, 2007 - 2008
  • Halliburton/KBR, Houston, 1991 - 2007
  • FMC Corp., Princeton, NJ, 1983 - 1991
  • Eppley Cancer Research Institute, Omaha, NE 1976 - 1978


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • B.S., Chemistry, Univ. of California, San Diego, 1976
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Diamond Mohamed
Vice President

With more than 48 years of E&P experience, Dr. Mohamed has extensive expertise in reservoir engineering research, reservoir management, and integrated reservoir simulation studies. He developed techniques for history matching based on the principles of pattern recognition and genetic algorithms, created multimillion cell models both as single and dual media, and developed stochastic techniques to characterize and history match simulation models. He is highly skilled in probabilistic techniques in geologic and engineering settings. Diamond has worked in the Gulf of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, West Africa, and Tunisia.

Experience – 48 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2013 - Present
  • Woodside Energy, Houston, 2010 – 2013
  • Maersk Oil, Houston, 2007 – 2009
  • Independent Consultant, Venezuela and Libya, 2004 – 2006
  • Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, 1988 – 2004
  • Texaco International, Houston, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, 1982 – 1987
  • Occidental, Lima, Peru, 1982
  • Core Laboratories, Dallas, 1980 – 1981
  • Amoco, London and Tulsa, 1975 – 1979


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University College of Swansea, Wales, U.K., 1975
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University College of Swansea, Wales, U.K., 1969
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  Ken Mallon  

Mr. Mallon is a development and exploration geologist with more than 55 years of E&P experience. He has worked for majors, consulting companies, and as an independent consultant. Ken has been a member or leader on many integrated field and reservoir studies which resulted in significant reserve additions. Recent work has focused on large redevelopment projects, reserve estimates, and asset sales. He has extensive experience throughout the onshore and offshore U.S. and internationally in Asia, India, and South America. He is a recognized expert and affiliated with professional societies on reserve and resource definitions, classification, and evaluations. Ken is a 2009 recipient of the AAPG Distinguished Service Award.

Experience – 55 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2012 - Present
  • Dynamic Global Advisors, Houston, 2011 – 2012
  • Independent Consultant, Houston, 1992 - 2008
  • Landmark Graphics, Houston and Beijing, 1988 - 1992
  • Independent Consultant, Houston, 1986 - 1988
  • Gulf/Chevron, Houston and New Mexico, 1968 - 1986


  • M.S., Geology, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, 1966
  • B.S., Geology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1964
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Dr. Barbara Radovich
Chief Geoscientist

Dr. Radovich has more than 46 years of worldwide experience in 2D- and 3D-seismic and well log sequence stratigraphy of clastics and carbonates, from fluvial to deepwater settings, and basin to reservoir scales of investigation. She is a proven oil-finder, having developed interpretations leading to major discoveries in deepwater Nigeria for which she received Texaco’s highest research award. She is an industry-recognized speaker on shelf margin to deepwater settings within the framework of sequence stratigraphy and on the integration of 3D-seismic attribute and visualization techniques. Her experience covers more than 50 areas around the world including East and West Africa, South America, Mediterranean, Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad, North Sea, India, and Southeast Asia.

Experience – 46 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2012 - Present
  • Dynamic Global Advisors, Houston, 2007 – 2012
  • Independent Consultant, Houston, 2002 - 2007
  • Texaco, Inc., Houston, 1991 - 2002
  • Pennzoil Exploration & Production, Houston, 1982 - 1991
  • Exxon Production Research, Houston, 1977 - 1982


  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977
  • M.S., Geophysics, Rice University, Houston, 1973
  • B.S., Geology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1970
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Jerry Coggins –
Chief Geophysicist

Mr. Coggins is a geophysist with more than 38 years of experience in oil and gas exploration, development, and asset evaluation. He is highly skilled in reservoir geophysics, quantitative interpretation, prospect risking, volumetric evaluation, and development planning. Jerry is a subsurface specialist with experience in 2D- and 3D-seismic; AVO; onshore, shelf and deep-water deltaics, turbidites, and carbonates; oil, gas, heavy oil, shale/chalk resource plays, and CO2 sequestration. He has worked in the onshore Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Venezuela, Canada, Nigeria, Angola, Morocco, and Australia.

Experience – 45 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2013 - Present
  • Coggins Geosciences, Inc., 2011 – Present
  • Shell Oil Company, New Orleans, Houston, 1980 – 2011


  • M.S., Applied Physics, University of New Orleans, 1993
  • B.S., Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana – Champagne, 1980
Joe Studlick

   Tom Uphoff   
Chief Geologist

Mr. Uphoff has more than 51 years of domestic and international experience in E&P, with a focus on new ventures. He has worked for major oil companies and independents at all stages of the E&P cycle, from basin evaluation and new play generation through prospect generation, drilling, and field development. His experience spans a broad range of tectonic regimes and depositional settings, with plays ranging in age from Precambrian to Tertiary. Tom has worked domestically in the Gulf Coast onshore and offshore, Midcontinent, Rocky Mountains and Alaska. International work includes Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Qatar, Kenya, Tunisia, and Portugal.

Experience – 51 years

  • Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants, Houston,
    2012 - Present
  • Dynamic Global Advisors, Houston, 2009 – 2012
  • Mohave Oil and Gas Corp., Houston, 1992 - 2008
  • BHP Petroleum, Houston, 1991 - 1997
  • BP Exploration Inc., Houston & Dallas, 1977 - 1991
  • Geothermal Kinetics Inc., Phoenix, 1973 - 1975
  • Texaco Inc., New Orleans, 1972 - 1973


  • M.S., Geology, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, 1978
  • B.S., Geology, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, 1972

Senior Advisors

We draw on a team of 30 other E&P professionals in the geosciences, engineering, business development, and legal disciplines. Many of these team members are specialists in petrophysics, pore pressure/ fracture gradient prediction, reservoir simulation, well design and completions, AVO analysis, structural geology, sedimentology, carbonates, deep water, GIS, reservoir characterization, and international law.

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Other Team Members

Our team of more than 30 geophysicists, geologists, and engineers have an average of more than 40 years of experience in exploration and development projects, both in the United States and internationally. As recognized experts in their fields, our team members offer the following specialties:


  • Basin and regional studies
  • Play, lead, and prospect generation/evaluation
  • 2D- and 3D-seismic interpretation
  • Seismic attribute analysis
  • Seismic inversion
  • Subsurface mapping
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Geochemistry
  • Petroleum systems modeling
  • Pore pressure/fracture gradient estimates
  • Geologic risking
  • Lease sale or bid round evaluation
  • Operational support
  • Appraisal planning
  • Portfolio analysis


  • Carbonates and clastics
  • Deepwater clastics
  • Unconventional plays (shale sand coalbed methane)
  • Outcrops and field work
  • Core descriptions
  • Satellite imagery and LIDAR
  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Structure
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Petroleum system modeling
  • Geochemistry
  • Fracture modeling
  • Exploration strategy


  • 2D- and 3D-seismic interpretation
  • Time-to-depth conversion
  • Synthetics
  • Acquisition planning and QC
  • Seismic processing QC


  • Open and cased hole evaluation
  • Pore pressure/fracture gradients

Petroleum & reservoir engineering

  • Resource and reserve estimates
  • Decline curve analysis
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Nodal analysis
  • Well and field planning

Completions engineering


Portfolio management