Mr. Rynott, owner/operator of Ridge Resources LLC, has 30 years experience in prospect generation and prospect evaluation, primarily in the Gulf Coast Basin. He has screened over 1000 prospects, generated numerous discoveries, and uses cutting edge technology and old-school experience to drive profitable exploration programs.
Prior to forming Ridge Resources, Mr. Rynott was the Exploration Manager at Red Willow Production Co., where he worked multiple Lower-48 basins. He was also part of a Deep Water multidisciplinary team (Red Willow Production, Noble Energy, and BP) involved in a 85 MMBOE discovery in the ultra-deepwater of Mississippi Canyon.
Preceding Red Willow, Mr. Rynott was appointed by Forest Oil in Denver CO to evaluate 140,000 acres in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parishes Louisiana. He ultimately coordinated the shooting of the 132 square mile Hurricane Creek 3D which was later sold to EP Energy Corporation. Since July 2010, EP Energy has successfully completed 21 consecutive Wilcox wells in the Hurricane Creek survey.
Mr. Rynott has served on the following Boards: AAPG Advisory Council, AAPG Associate Technical Editor, AAPG House of Delegates, Louisiana Oil and Gas Assoc (LOGA), Gulf Coast Assoc of Geological Societies (GCAGS), and Gulf Coast Prospect Expo. He also served as the 2004 GCAGS President-Elect, Chairman of the 1999 GCAGS Annual Convention and 2001 Gulf Coast Prospect Expo.
Mr. Rynott has given multiple oral presentations in 2013 and 2014 titled “Wilcox Re-birth: South Louisiana” and “Gothic Shale: Economic Viability” at AAPG (ACE), SIPE’s National Conference, and GCAGS. His Wilcox extended abstract can be found here. The AAPG Explorer has published an article about the Wilcox rebirth.
In 1979, Mr. Rynott graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Geology and subsequently attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and completed 26 hours of graduate level work in Geology. He is presently a member of: AAPG, DPA (Cert #5803), SIPES (Cert #3233), LOGA, HGS, RMAG, LGS, FCGS, and SGE.
Tim received his B.S. in Geology from Fort Lewis College in April 2013 in Durango, Colorado. His thesis involved slope stability analysis pertaining to clay speciation and determining the potential for future slope failures. He has a strong academic background in sedimentology and stratigraphy and was the recipient of multiple awards including RMAG Outstanding Student Award, as well as research grants from various institutions. He is currently applying his educational background to developing and mastering the skills necessary for generating and evaluating oil and gas prospects. His focus is shallow oil in the Frio, Vicksburg, Cockfield, and Yegua Formations of Southern Louisiana and Eastern Texas.
Tim started working for Ridge Resources in May 2013. He has quickly developed skills including detailed well log correlations, subsurface and cross-section mapping, seismic interpretation, and data acquisition and processing. His proficiency with ArcGIS and Microsoft Suite has been strongly utilized. He is also a member of FCGS.
Sabina Kraushaar is a consulting geoscientist with a variety of experience in oil, gas and geothermal exploration. She currently provides services as a geophysicist and software specialist at Ridge Resources, LLC. Ms. Kraushaar especially enjoys using OpendTect and IHS Kingdom softwares to load, visualize and interpret 3D seismic data. She is learning the intricacies of correlating velocity data to depth data using synthetic seismograms, in order to make the most accurate model of the subsurface. She is also proficient using IHS Petra and ArcGIS spatial software to create geologic maps and organize well data.
For the past two years, Ms. Kraushaar has worked the prolific Mancos shale play in the San Juan Basin, and also has experience working the Eocene/Paleocene trend in the onshore Gulf of Mexico. Her previous clients include Brame Geoscience, LLC and Cossey and Associates, Inc.
Prior to consulting, Ms. Kraushaar worked as a geophysics intern at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA. While working here she learned about potential field geophysics and conducted gravity and magnetic surveys across Idaho, Utah, California and Nevada. She was a co-author of two publications during her time with the USGS.
Ms. Kraushaar is also a faculty member at East Carolina University’s geology field camp each summer (since 2014). Mapping areas include metamorphic complexes near Taos, New Mexico, Cretaceous stratigraphy near San Ysidrio, NM and Durango, CO, and Paleozoic outcrops in the San Juan Mountains of CO.
Ms. Kraushaar received her B.S. degree in Geology from Fort Lewis College in 2011, and her M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2014. Her M.S. thesis project incorporated geologic field mapping and geophysics in order to assess the structural controls of a geothermal prospect in Nevada. She gave a talk about her thesis work at the world’s largest annual geothermal conference in Las Vegas, NV, and was awarded “Best Geothermal Energy Presentation” for original technical content and quality of presentation.
For a complete list of Ms. Kraushaar’s publications, please visit her website at www.smkgeoscience.com/about/.
Mr. Brooke, a consulting attorney and landman since 2004, is presently providing the primary legal land consultation for all aspects of the Cypress Creek 3D project. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Brooke has managed numerous 3D projects in the Rockies, Texas and Louisiana. Services provided have included: 1) contract drafting and review, 2) lease and title opinion review, 3) unitization and regulatory analysis, and 4) management of title attorneys and lease brokers.
Mr. Brooke received his BA in political science and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming. He has been a landman and Sr. landman under the employment of Dome Petroleum, Axem Resources, Snyder Oil, and Aspect Resources. Some of his larger clients have included; Louisiana Gas Development Corp., FIML, Enduring Resources, the Northern Ute Tribe, Intrepid E&P LLC, and Talisman Energy USA, Inc.