Neal has 26 years of industry experience and has provided geomechanics consulting and training since 2009. Neal is the Chief Engineer and co-founder of Oil Field Geomechanics LLC. He previously worked for 20 years with ConocoPhillips as a world-wide geomechanics specialist.
He has taught extensively over his career as well as given many invited presentations – including serving as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2004 and giving a keynote presentation at the 2014 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference.
Neal was also chief editor of the 2010 SPE Monograph on Solids Injection and has written more than 50 peer-reviewed and conference papers, including more than 20 related to Unconventional Play geomechanics.