Creties D. Jenkins, P.E., P.G., is an EMD Past President (2008-2009), a former EMD Vice President, and has served in numerous other AAPG and EMD positions over the past 10 years, such as:
- 2009-2011: Chair EMD Tight Gas Sands Committee
- 2010-2011: AAPG Co-Chair, SPE-AAPG Multidisciplinary Reserves Conference
- 2010: Steering Committee, AAPG Hedberg Shale Conference
- 2009: Co-Chair, AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop on Resources and Reserves
- 2008-2010: AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Committee
- 2007-Present: AAPG Committee on Resource Evaluation
- 2007: AAPG Rocky Mountain Section meeting Shale Gas Session Chair
- 2006-2007: EMD Website Committee Chair
- 2006: AAPG Annual Convention Coalbed Methane Session Chair
- 2005-2006: EMD Vice-President
- 2004-2005: EMD Southwest Section Councilor
- 2004: EMD Vice Chair and Technical Program Chair for AAPG annual convention
He serves as Vice-President for DeGolyer and MacNaughton in Dallas where he specializes in the characterization and modeling of clastic reservoirs, including sandstones, shales, and coals. At D&M, Jenkins has conducted integrated studies, reserves work, and training for numerous companies around the world.
He began his career with Tenneco Oil in 1986 as a geological engineer and worked as a production geologist, petrophysicist, and reservoir engineer for ARCO from 1988-2000, spending most of that period at ARCO’s Research and Development center. He has developed and taught multiple industry courses including the “Reservoir Architecture of Sandstones” and “Appraising and Developing Unconventional Gas Reservoirs”, and has contributed more than 25 articles to the published literature, such as:
- Jenkins, C.D., et al., 2009, “Quantifying and Predicting Naturally Fractured Reservoir Behavior with Continuous Fracture Models”, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, vol. 93, no. 11.
- Jenkins, C.D., and Levine, J.R., 2009, “The Role of the Geologist in the Assessment of Continuous Gas Accumulations”, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, vol. 48, no. 10, p. 7-10.
- Jenkins, C.D., Rai, R. and Walls, J., 2009, “Well Behavior and Performance Prediction in the Haynesville Shale”, Presentation to the SPE Haynesville Shale Gas Technology Symposium.
- Jenkins, C.D. and Boyer C.M., 2008, “Coalbed and Shale Gas Reservoirs, SPE Distinguished Author Series”, Journal of Petroleum Technology, February 2008.
- Jenkins, C.D., 2008, “Practices and Pitfalls in Estimating Shale Gas Resources and Reserves Presentation to Capturing Opportunities in Canadian Shale Gas Conference”, Calgary, Alberta.
- Jenkins, C.D., et al., 2007, “Coalbed Methane”, in Volume VI, Emerging and Peripheral Technologies, SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook.
- Jenkins, C. D., 2005, “Geocellular Modeling Aspects of Avoiding Reserves Writedowns”, Presentation to a conference at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, Dallas, TX.
- Jenkins, C. D., Al-Sharif, S., Harris, R., Weisgram, J., and Michel, D., 2004, “Forty Years of Improved Oil Recovery: Lessons from Low-Permeability Turbidites of the East Wilmington Field”, California, SPE 92036, SPE International Petroleum Conference, Puebla, Mexico.
- Jenkins, C.D., Richmond, P., and Wolcott, D., 2004, “Reservoir Description and Numerical Simulation of Neocomian Gas-Condensate and Oil Reservoirs, Western Siberian Basin, Russia”, SPE 90595, SPE Annual Technical Meeting, Houston, TX.
- Jenkins, C.D., 2003, “Technology: Catalyst for Coalgas Growth”, SPE 87358, Keynote presentation, SPE Applied Technology Workshop: Coal Bed Gas Resources of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Frorup, M., Jenkins, C., McGuckin, J., Meredith, J., and Suellentrop, G., 2002, “Capturing and Preserving Sandbody Connectivity for Reservoir Simulation: Insights from Studies in the Dacion Field, Eastern Venezuela”, SPE 77593, SPE Annual Tech. Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
- Jenkins, C., Riese, W., and Lamarre, R., 2002, “The Value of Core Description in Characterizing Coalbed Methane Reservoirs”, AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.
- Seifert, D., Peck, D., Jenkins, C., and Scheihing, M., 2000, “Capturing the Impact of Reservoir Architecture on Fluid Flow: Deterministic Versus Stochastic Models Based on Outcrop Analogs”, Poster Session at the AAPG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Jenkins received a Bachelor’s and Master ’s degrees in geological engineering and geology from the South Dakota School of Mines in the early 1980s. He is licensed in Texas as a Professional Engineer and as Professional Geoscientist. He is also an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist.
Other professional activities and affiliations include:
- SPE Distinguished Author (2008)
- SPE Technical Editor (2002-present)
- SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2000-2001)
- University Advisory Board, South Dakota School of Mines (2009-present)
- Member of SPE, SEG, EAGE, and SPWLA