Radim Kolarsky



Experience by region

Past and current projects 1. - 1989-1992: Tectonics, stratigraphy and hydrocarbon potential of the Central American forearc basin in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama (regional integrated basin study); University of Texas dissertation project published by the Geological Society of America in Special Publication 295 "Geology and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate Boundary in Southern Central America". Click here for further details.

2. - 1991: New ventures acreage screening for a licensing round in the Vienna Basin and Carpathian Fold and Thrust Belt; internship project at Exxon Company International Houston. Click here for further details.

3. - 1992-1997: Exploitation and field development work at Texaco E&P in Louisiana, U.S.A.: Côte Blanche Island, West Côte Blanche Bay, Vermillion Bay, Lake Pelto fields. Highly successful re-development program at Côte Blanche Island field increased production from 300 bopd to 7000+ bopd. Several wells were still producing as of 2006. Click here for further details.

4. - 1997-1999: New ventures acreage screening in ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Shell Deepwater Development. Generated Shell's first abyssal plain prospect in the U.S.A. (Excalibur). Drilled Cayenne deepwater discovery in JV with Vastar. Click here for further details.

5. - 1991-2002: Exploitation/appraisal/exploration/new ventures projects on numerous assets in the Gulf of Mexico for a number of independent oil companies and Wall Street investment firms. Pecan Island, Paradis, Bay Marchand, East Cameron 9, Matagorda Island, West Côte Blanche Bay fields, Successful development drilling campaign at Paradis Field. Drilled a gas discovery in East Cameron block 9 in 2002 in a JV with Nexen and Pelican Oil and gas. . Click here for further details.

6. - 2002-2004: Consulting work for Shell Nigeria on a 17 TCF LNG project (re-development of Utapate, Kolo Creek and Gbaran fields). Leading integrated field studies, risking offshore exploration prospects, hands-on QI and reservoir modeling work, teaching courses, developing staff.

7. - 2004: Consulting work for Petrokazakhstan on appraisal and exploitation of Akshabulak, Nuraly, Aksai fields. Later joined the company as Exploitation Manager. Leading a number of large integrated field development projects, continuing hands-on technical work. Highly successful and profitable drilling campaign at Akshabulak field.

8. - 2006-2007: Geology & Geophysics Manager and project leader for Devon Energy (Ocean Energy Nigeria) steering an ultra-deepwater exploration project. Oil discovery in block OPL-242. Leading and developing a large technical team consisting of local and western expatriate staff, liaising with Nigerian government, continuing hands-on technical work. Devon's exit from West Africa put further appraisal drilling in OPL-242 on hold.

9.&10. - 2007: Exploration Manager for MND E&P Ltd. on Brates and Südbayern licenses in Romania and Bavaria, hands-on geophysics work, planning and bidding of seismic acquisition and processing, Barchiz-1 drilled in 2010 was a oil discovery (suggesting an extension of the Geamana Field trend into the Brates Block)

11. - 2007: Evaluation of offshore acreage in Tunisia for MND E&P Ltd. 12. - 2007: Evaluation of offshore acreage in the Black Sea for MND E&P Ltd. 13. - 2007: Leading due dilligence work on the acquisition of Regal Petroleum Ukraine for MND E&P Ltd.

14. - 2007-2010: Evaluating new ventures opportunities in Australia, Indonesia and Thailand for a Murphy/Mitsubishi/PTTEP consortium. Identified a new play in the Browse Basin and single-handedly captured block WA423 on the Australian NW Shelf. First exploration well due to spud in 2013.

15. - 2008: New ventures acreage screening in northern Sumatra for Murphy Oil.

16. - 2008: New ventures acreage screening in the Andaman Sea for Murphy Oil.

17. - 2009: New ventures acreage screening onshore and offshore Papua New Guinea.

18. - 2009-2010: New ventures acreage screening in Makassar Strait. Successfully captured several blocks. Prospect development in a held block onshore Borneo.

19&20. - 2011-2012: Expanding the highly attractive and successful Upper Cretaceous play (cf. Jubilee discovery) from Liberia through Ivory Coast and Ghana to Cameroon (Bowleven Oil and Gas and Rialto Energy).

21-24. - 2013: Screening of new ventures investment opportunities in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar) for Berlanga Holding BV.

26. - 2013: New ventures acreage screening onshore and offshore Myanmar for Berlanga Holding BV.

27. - 2013: Appraisal prospect generation on several assets in the Zaisansky region of eastern Kazakhstan, operated by Tarbagatay Munay LLP (a Kazakh-Chinese joint venture).

28. - 2013: Assessing field re-development potential in Vietnam for a consortium of wealthy private and institutional investors.

29. - 2013: Investigating unconventional gas reserve potential in the Lower Silesian Basin for a consortium of wealthy private and institutional investors.