Areas of Expertise

Gulf of Mexico Basin

Onshore Eocene

Mr. Rynott began his career in the early 80’s regionally mapping the Wilcox, Sparta, and Cockfield Formations in Beauregard, Pointe Coupee, and St. Landry Parishes Louisiana. Multiple leads were established through the trend, however; the lack of seismic, ineffective logging techniques, and inefficient completion procedures, made it very difficult to raise risk capital. During the 90’s, vast technological improvements were discovered while drilling these same formations in South Texas. In the mid-2000’s, Mr. Rynott re-engaged his Eocene activity via associations with Forest Oil, EP Energy, and Century Exploration. Through these companies, Mr. Rynott has gotten almost 280 square miles of high quality 3D shot, an additional 180 square miles approved, over 7000 linear miles of 2D reviewed, and almost 100,000 acres of prime Wilcox/Sparta acreage leased/ optioned.

Onshore Miocene

While working with various independents during his career, Mr. Rynott has generated and screened outside submittals in every South Louisiana Parish with established Miocene production. He has gained a high level of knowledge in the Amph B, Bigenerina A/B, Big hum, Bol mex, Camerina, Cib carst, Cris I, Cib op, Disc B, Planulina, and Rob A, Siph davisi, Tex L/W, and UL. Over the past 30 years he has generated and/ or screened discoveries in Louisiana Parishes; Acadia, Allen, Cameron, Iberia, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St James, St. Mary, Terrebonne, and Vermillion.

Shelf, Flex Trend, and Deep Water

While working for Red Willow Production, Mr. Rynott oversaw Houston Energy’s 20+ geoscientists. Multiple lease sales were overseen and 100+ Miocene and Pliocene projects were evaluated in water depths ranging from 100’-7000’. Full cycle risk and reserve analysis (predominantly Rose) and reservoir simulation were performed on many of these projects. Three recent deep-water discoveries are anticipated to produce in excess of 115 MMBO.


Other Lower 48 Basins

Paradox Basin

Gothic Shale, Ismay

Williston Basin

Bakken, Three Forks

Appalachian Basin

Marcellus, Trenton Black River, Utica Shale

San Juan Basin

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