ABOUT GGRE DIRECTORS & ASSOCIATES
GGRE is all about the rocks! The letters GGRE represent GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS & RESERVOIR ENGINEERING. Understanding these disciplines and integrating them appropriately and in an environmentally responsible way are fundamental to a successful investment in the oil & gas upstream business.
GGRE was first incorporated in Singapore in January 2011 as GGRE Asia Pte. Ltd. (201102710N) and then moved to Malaysia in May 2016, incorporating in Miri, Sarawak as Integrated GGRE Asia Sdn. Bhd. (1189341-M). It is a company which brings a strong technical, commercial and subsurface led focus to finding and derisking opportunities, whether it is a New Venture, Exploration, Production Optimisation or Field Development/Redevelopment Project. The company is also PETRONAS licensed and has approved SWEC codes for Integrated Studies such as FDP, FFR, block reviews, reserve assessments along with Static & Dynamic Reservoir Modeling services and Geological Analysis while drilling services.
The Directors & Associates bring an entrepreneurial spirit, a wealth of experience and a track record for delivering projects across South East Asia and Globally. We are also passionate about the environment and finding commercially viable solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of our industry and also reducing the carbon footprint within our personal lives.
Mr Jean is an innovative and self-motivated registered Canadian Professional Geophysicist with over 23 years of international experience in the oil and gas upstream business. He has been involved in operated exploration, development and new venture activities and has been the creative force behind finding and delivering many opportunities. As a hands on project/subsurface leader and experienced seismic interpreter, he is capable of managing multi-disciplinary teams with strong communication, mentoring and technical skills. Mr Jean has a proven track record in building effective teams and delivering projects which have led to significant discoveries, field developments and production optimisation value additions.
For the past 6 years Mr Jean has been working in Malaysia, as part of the leadership team to help establish two new companies to the Malaysian upstream oil & gas business. This work has culminated in numerous new ventures, discoveries and redevelopments offshore Sarawak, both for oil and gas, in carbonates and in clastic reservoirs. Prior to this Mr Jean worked in India, Russia, the North Sea, West Africa and North America for numerous small cap and large cap companies as a Geophysicist to Chief Geoscientist and was part of the leadership team to deliver projects or strategies for New Ventures, Exploration and Developments. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Geophysical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and is an active volunteer to many local professional societies and conferences.
Ms Karim is a bright and motivated Reservoir Engineer with experience in consulting and operational roles within the upstream oil and gas industry. Her technical skills include classical reservoir engineering and dynamic reservoir simulation, which have been applied to various field studies and development plans across Malaysia, New Zealand, Romania, and the UK. Being involved in integrated teams throughout her professional career, Ms Karim has a broad understanding of the upstream disciplines including geology and geoscience, production technology, drilling and completions, front end engineering, as well as petroleum economics. She is also an active member of professional bodies including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Energy Institute. With a passion for learning, technology, and problem-solving, Ms Karim enjoys volunteering for Professional Societies and is on the SPE Board for Malaysia. She holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ms Ngumbang is a Geologist with 16 years of experience in operated oil & gas projects and research and development. Her skillset is extensive in development geology and reservoir geomodeling to support Field Development Planning (FDP), Full Field Reviews (FFR) and Reserve Assessment. She is able to perform and incorporate regional geological work, seismic interpretation, petrophysical analysis, production performance and volume assessments into a comprehensive, integrated study. She is a dynamic, open minded professional that thrives in a multi-discipline environment.
Mr Laksamana has over 11 years of industry experience as a Geophysicist and Technical Lead on many projects across South East Asia. He brings a wealth of experience having worked on Field Development Plans and regional studies, seismic interpretation, inversion and AVO analysis. He has been involved in well proposals, resource assessments, peer reviews and supporting the delivery of drilling programmes. He is a hands on Geophysical Interpretation Specialist able to help lead the delivery of any subsurface derisking project. He is also a great mentor, volunteering at the University of Technology PETRONAS (UTP).
Mr AL-Ashry brings 20 years of experience in Petrophysics and has worked challenging fields around the world. He has led numerous formation evaluation projects always bridging the communication between the operations team members and the subsurface disciplines. Finding subtle opportunities and delivering fit for purpose solutions is his strength.
Mr Urlwin is an experienced Operations Geologist having planned, tendered and supported drilling programmes throughout the Asia-Pacific and North American regions for the past 18 years. His experience covers the full well cycle from pre-drill contracting, well inception and program definition, to Well Proposal generation and well delivery.
Mr Rae is a recognised leader in Production Technology across South East Asia and globally. He brings over 30 years of valuable experience in completion design and production optimisation in both oil and gas fields.
Mr Fejer is an accomplished Geomodeling expert with over 25 years as a Petroleum Geologist. He has led numerous high profile international projects and has strong technical, communication and mentoring skills.
Mr Lee brings over 30 years of operated Oil & Gas Reservoir Engineering experience. He is great team motivator, with a high energy strong work ethic and a keen eye to find opportunities. Most recently he has worked in South East Asia for InterOil, ConocoPhillips, and PETRONAS EOR. He is passionate about reservoir engineering that integrates classical methodology with simulation in a multi-discipline team work environment.
Ms Cipto has over 10 years of operated Oil & Gas experience in evaluating and maturing investment proposals. She is a talented economist who has analysed a number of upstream assets up to US$2 Billion in value for acquisition and can deliver strategic long-term planning for your companies portfolio. She is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Indonesian Petroleum Association.
Mr Martin has spent over 30 years as a Petrophysicist with Occidental, ConocoPhillips and Chevron, working in all types of geologic environments; clastics, carbonates, and igneous in more than 25 countries. He was the Lead Petrophysicist on numerous high profile projects, performing and documenting the technical work and also defending the work in peer reviews, for reserve reporting and for governmental review processes. Mr Martin is also a great mentor, and has given many Petrophysical Interpretation courses internationally
Mr Ball is a pragmatic, versatile, and self-motivated Reservoir Engineer who brings over 25 years of work experience with Major and Independent operators around the world. He has led and always engaged in multidisciplinary reservoir study teams delivering reservoir simulations, new field development plans, late field life / production optimisation, EOR/IOR strategies, exploration / appraisal wells, and production operations in SE Asia, India, Yemen, and the USA.
GGRE Associates have worked Internationally for up to 30 years and have developed great working relationships with other consulting firms, Independent Oil & Gas Operators, and National Oil Companies. A few companies GGRE is able to leverage are:
- Nail Petroleum, a European Consultancy that provides commercial & technical evaluations for Oil & Gas.
- Provenance Exploration Consultancy BV who specialise in exploration risk reduction via basin analysis.
- Seismic Scanning out of Australia.