Michael Adams



Reservoir Engineer

Subject matter expert
Senior professional
Profile Summary

After 36 years in the energy industry, I enjoy solving difficult problems and finding the remaining value in assets in the latter stages of life. I have been able to help with projects that are stalled or failing and have always been able to identify the crucial elements to understand assets and find the best way(s) to progress them and to generate value. 

I am skilled at managing large and small integrated teams and in delivering projects on schedule and budget, and in driving increases in reserves and production.

I have also been successful in leading and facilitating communications across JV partners, between technical disciplines, and when negotiating with regulators and associated government agencies.

In a recent role, I was able to find and develop more than $10 million in oil reserves and over $100 million in gas related value in mid and late life assets.

Personal details
Michael Adams
New Zealand
New Zealand
Educational background
Highest academic degree:
MSc Physics
Professional details
Profession /occupation:
Reservoir Engineer
30+ years
Notable past employers:
Shell, Maersk, BHP, OMV
Areas of expertise:
Reservoir appraisal
Reservoir development
Reservoir modelling
Numerical simulation
CCUS modelling
Gas stoarge
Well testing
Production optimization
Project management
Team management
Software skills:
Tempest MORE
Tempest ENABLE
Roxar RMS
Kappa Carbone
Recent work
  • Carbon Capture and Storage in Aquifer - Studies for NZ Operator using Kappa Rubis & Petrel/Eclipse. Viability demonstrated & project proceeding to next stage.

  • Gas Storage field Reservoir Modelling - History Matching and guidelines developed for improved Reservoir Management. Studies to increase storage capacity to match any demand changes in progress

  • Reserves & Resources review for Australian fields JV partner

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