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Pradeep Bhatnagar

Pradeep Bhatnagar 2

Executive Summary:

Senior Lead Exploration Geologist with 19 years of oil & gas industry experience, 15 yrs Exploration & 4 yrs Development with a total of 9 years of Operations Geology. Extensive work history of high performance. Well respected by my peers and senior management. Successful oil & gas finder. Experienced in a variety of reservoirs: clastics (coastal plain, fluvial, lacustrine, deltaic, shallow and deep marine environments), carbonates (ramps, atolls & reefs) and fractured (granite) basement plays. Have worked a variety of structural settings including offshore extensional rift basins throughout Southeast Asia and onshore compressional fold & thrust belts in Canada.


2016-present Sr. Exploration Geologist, Direction of Global New Ventures- Basin Evaluations, KL 2015-2016 Senior Exploration & NV Geologist, Repsol Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur2013-2015 Lead Exploration & NV Geologist, Repsol (Talisman) Asia Limited, Jakarta 2009-2013 Senior Exploration Geologist, Talisman Vietnam Limited, Ho Chi Minh City 2003-2009 Explorationist, Geology, Monkman, NE B.C. Foothills, Talisman Energy 2001-2003 Geologist, Alberta Foothills Asset Team, ExxonMobil Canada1998-2001 Geologist, Carson Creek, Rainbow & Pembina Asset Teams, Mobil Oil Canada Basins Worked: Malaysia: West & North Luconia, Onshore-Deepwater Sarawak, Sabah Indonesia: North Sumatra Basin, South Sumatra, East Natuna Basin East Kalimantan, East Makassar, Irian Jaya/Papua Vietnam: Nam Con Son Basin, Vung May Basin, Cuu Long Basin Canada: Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

Key Skills: Regional Play Fairway Analysis, Geology and Seismic Interpretation and Integration Structural Geology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Depositional Environment Interpretation Extensional and Compressional Geology, Carbonate and Clastic Geology Well Log and Seismic Facies Analysis, Well Planning Prospect Generation, Reserve & Risk Evaluation, New Ventures Assessments Well Operations, Report Writing, Good Communication & Interpersonal Skills Mentoring and Coaching National and Junior Staff

Character Profile:

Leadership & Team Player: led exploration teams, extensive track record of working well independently and closely with multiple peers, disciplines, offices and countries. Consistent High Performer: takes initiative, passionate, results driven, widely known for making things happen, getting the job done and contributing to my teams success. Multitasker: handle multiple projects simultaneously and deliver work projects on time. Adaptable: proven history of learning and applying new skills to increase play understanding and achieve results.2015-2017 Sr. Exploration Geologist, Direction of Global NVs- Basin Evaluations, KL

Leadership and Technical Guidance. Specifically brought in by the Director of Exploration for SE Asia and the Malaysia Country Manager to lead and conduct regional geological studies and to technically evaluate Bid Rounds and Farm In opportunities.

New Ventures / Business Development: Led technical teams in the evaluation of Bid Rounds and Farm Out opportunities. Twelve blocks in Sabah & Sarawak were technically assessed between June 2015 to June 2016. Regularly met with my Business Development counterpart to formulate strategy and to discuss exploration opportunities and competitor activity. Met with other Country Managers and Exploration Managers of several companies to proactively seek out opportunities and relationships.

Led the Sarawak Regional Technical Evaluation Project. Led the project by working with other groups based in Madrid, Spain. Worked closely with petrophysicists, geophysicist and geochemists to complete petrophysical analyses, geophysical mapping and a geochemical review of available regional data. Achieved very good results working with service groups despite distance and performance was recognized by supervisor.

Gross Depositional Environment Mapping. Interpreted Gross Depositional Environments by incorporating core data, biostratigraphic data, well logs, geological reports, well reports, regional studies, operator reports and published papers. Interpreted GDEs for over 40 wells to produce regional scale Gross Depositional Environment maps. These maps were critical inputs for PBE/play fairway map construction.

Post Well Analyses. Reviewed all available reports to determine the well failure mechanism(s) to better understand the key critical risks to focus on. Highly effective one page summaries were created for each well. Each summary contained: a location map, structure maps, seismic sections, well logs with biostratigraphic data, well test & shows information, summaries of the petroleum system elements and a conclusion regarding the well failure mechanism(s). The Post Well Analysis was key to understanding the regional risks.

Supervised, mentored and led geologists and geophysicists. Provided technical guidance and directed the teams work and projects including New Venture Assessments. Made technical recommendations to management regarding the pursuit of Bid Round blocks and Farm In Opportunities.

Supervised the construction of the regional database. Worked with other geologists and technologists to create a regional database from which regional geological and geophysical interpretation could be conducted. The database construction was a critical first step towards the goal of Play Based Exploration. This regional database gave us a technical competitive advantage over other operators.

Conducted regional technical literature search. Regional technical literature search completed for Eastern Malaysia. Key conclusions and figures incorporated into a regional geology presentation. This review was critical in the regional geological and geophysical understanding of Eastern Malaysia and used in the Play Based Exploration methodology. 2013-2015 / Lead Exploration Geologist, Talisman Asia Limited, Jakarta

Leadership and Technical Guidance. Was specifically brought by management into this national exploration team to bring western leadership, a high caliber work ethic, raise the technical bar of the team, develop geologic models, assist Business Development and successfully move exploration opportunities from assessments through to final internal approvals. Provided technical leadership with play based exploration, play fairway maps, resource and risk estimation methods. Contributed in local and regional technical reviews. These achievements have been recognized in my performance reviews.

Supervised, mentored and led geologists and geophysicists. Provided technical guidance and directed the teams work and projects including New Venture Assessments. Responsible for performance review appraisals, coaching and mentoring.

Participated in Regional Peer Assists with the Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Singapore Regional teams. Shared knowledge of adjacent geology and petroleum system across the border on the Indonesian Papua side and Western Canadian foothills experience. Provided guidance for technical follow up work to help better understand charge migration and fault seal to reduce geological risk and move the prospect forwards through the next technical reviews.

Created regional play fairway maps for the North Sumatra Basin to improve regional and local understanding of prospectivity. Play fairway maps are a key exploration tool and requirement for Talisman and I have built that capability into this office.

Advance the Andaman III PSC. Reviewed, revised, improved and completed additional technical work on the block and in a regional context. Held peer and resource reviews with technical experts from Houston and Calgary offices. Presented to regional exploration managers, VP of SEA & Regional Managing Director. Revised and updated farm out flyers, farm out presentations, and technical posters. Prepared abstracts, gave technical presentations and multiple poster presentations at the 2013 & 2014 Farm out Forums which were well received.

New Ventures / Business Development: Continued to grow our business in South Sumatra and throughout Indonesia. Instrumental in assisting the team to meeting additional JSA and PSC targets.

Attended and technically reviewed >20 data room / farm in opportunities throughout Indonesia to date in North Sumatra, South Sumatra, East Natuna, East Kalimantan, East Makassar, Irian Jaya & Papua basins. Made technical recommendations to management whether to pursue the blocks or not.

Prospect Reserve and Risk Calculation. Office expert Geo-X user. Geo-X is the new standard in resource and risk estimation for modern day exploration. Geo-X allows for more geologically reasonable distributions and parameter correlations that result in better resource and risk estimation. Have trained and supported geoscientists in the office on how to use Geo-X and technically evaluate prospects.

Organized and prepared data rooms in order to farm out a portion of TLMs 100% working interest. Received many compliments from data room attendees on the quality of presentation, technical work and merit of the block. My efforts were recognized both internally and externally.

Developing and coordinated the Exploration New Opportunity

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