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Instructors

Our review courses are taught by instructors from academia and industry. We provide multiple instructors for each of our review courses; our lectures are taught by instructors who specialize in their fields.

Mr. Danielson, PE

Mr. Danielson

Mr. Danielson holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Oklahoma and Wyoming.
 
Mr. Danielson has worked in various roles over the course of his career, including completions, drilling, operations, and reservoir engineering, as well as being an accomplished wellsite supervisor. Special areas of interest/expertise include reservoir surveillance/evaluation, production troubleshooting, and remedial casing repair. Professional affiliations include AADE and SPE.
 
He currently serves as Vice President for Petroleum Consultants, LLC, with job duties including business development, engineering design and advisement, and wellsite supervision. 

Dr. Ermila, Ph.D.

Dr. Ermila Mr. Ermila joined the Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines in 2012 as a Research Assistant professor, and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2015. He teaches introduction to petroleum industry, reservoir fluid properties, reservoir rock properties, production engineering, drilling engineering, well completion, well logging and senior design for undergraduate students, advanced drilling fluid and advanced production engineering for graduate students.
He worked as a production and workover engineer for more than 13 years in different oil fields. He earned his B.S. from University of Tripoli in Petroleum Engineering, and a M.S. in petroleum engineering from university of Miskolc (Hungary) and PhD in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines. His research interests include drilling operation, well completion, stimulation, artificial lift optimization. He is an active member of SPE, AADE, ARMA and Pi Epsilon Tau.

Mr. Green, PE

Mr. Green

Trent is an adjunct professor teaching oilfield midstream courses at the Colorado School of Mines. Additionally, Trent is a managing director of a domestic upstream oil and gas operator and a senior production advisor for a private Delaware Basin operator. Prior experience includes Vice President of Production for Matador Resources, Chief Operating Officer for NGH, LLC (now HEYCO Energy Group), Rocky Mountain Division Manager for BOPCO, L.P., and Division Manager for Pinnacle Technologies. Prior to Pinnacle, Trent owned and operated his own oilfield service business that provided specialized in-situ reservoir testing services world-wide to coalbed methane and shale operators. Prior to forming his own business, Trent was the Rocky Mountain Division Manager for S.A. Holditch & Associates, Inc. He also worked seven years for Amerada Hess performing many production, reservoir and completion engineering duties throughout North America.

Trent is a registered professional engineer in Colorado who earned his B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana in 1989 and an MBA from the University of Denver in 2007. Trent is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers serving as chairman for several different chapters. He is also active in the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Denver Geophysical Society, Denver Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists and Rocky Mountain Chapter of GPA Midstream. Trent has authored and co-authored many technical papers and articles for various industry periodicals on the topics of production enhancement and optimization. Trent lectured extensively and taught professional education courses such as hydraulic fracturing, NODAL Analysis, well testing, production operations, decline curve analysis, and various other topics for NExT, LLC, an industry training company.

Hobbies include woodworking, fishing (fly, deep sea and ice), high altitude outdoor activities, golf, and boxing.

Mr. Nguyen, PhD

Mr. Nguyen Dr. Nguyen holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He worked as a drilling engineer for PetroVietnam for five years and as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Tulsa Artificial Lift Project for two years. He is currently an associate professor and department head at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Nguyen was the founder and director of the Production and Drilling Research Project at New Mexico Tech. His current research projects focus on directional and horizontal drilling, rheology of drilling fluid, multiphase flow, well completion, well stimulation and artificial lift methods. Over the years, Dr. Nguyen has taught many courses for universities and industries. Dr. Tan Nguyen has also served as a technical editor for Sustainable Energy & Environmental Sciences (SEES) and is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).


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