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Peter Betts

International Petrophysical Consultant


Peter Betts (1952) graduated in Petroleum Engineering from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London in 1975 and joined Shell as a Petroleum Engineer in the same year. Peter had a variety of assignments in Malaysia, Oman, the United Kingdom, Denmark and the Netherlands, working as well-site engineer, petrophysicist and area team leader. In the Netherlands, he headed the petrophysics technology development group, and spent two years as senior petrophysics trainer before moving to the integrated studies group, where he served a joint role as project manager for contract field studies and petrophysics consultant. Peter left Shell in 1999 and joined Logica, a major IT systems integrator, where he worked as an account manager and IT business consultant. In 2003 he returned to his EP roots, working as an independent petrophysical consultant.

He is a highly experienced consultant with an international background and wide knowledge of the oil and gas exploration business. His experience and skills base can be applied to a variety of tasks, ranging from petroleum engineering technical services, with specialist knowledge of petrophysics, to business process analysis and software specification. Petrophysical expertise covers all aspects of shaly sand evaluation, complex carbonates and mixed lithology probabilistic analysis techniques, capillary pressure analysis and cased hole interpretation. He has well-developed technical writing abilities, negotiating, facilitation, training and communication skills. Job experience to date includes business and technical consultancy, account management, operational and studies activities, equity determinations, training, software development and contract field studies project management.