SES adjust 3D TSD Geosteering Software
"We're Makin' Hole"...words oil & gas drilling engineers love to hear. Based in Golden, Colorado, makinhole.com is published by Stoner Engineering.
Our software solution — SES pronounced S-E-S — helps to 3D-determine where the payzone exists (technical geosteering) and how to drill it (pre-spud|live well planning & geo|directional steering guidance).
From more than one hundred demos and formal software training courses, and from unprecedented subject matter online video, SES users played the most instrumental role in the spreading of technical geosteering know-how within horizontal drilling history. The collective effort of SES development and industry use helped and helps both operators and service companies overcome real challenges of drilling to access energy for mankind. See an American success story here.
Multiple technologies and features within the app are still to this day superior and unique among now-dense competition. We're here every day to support licensed use of SES and we are grateful for your business.
Dr. Mike Stoner — Founder
Mike manages SES technical support and writes code. He authors this website and has published multiple technical papers and SES user manuals. He invented Technical Hole Deviation, steering technology, and the geosteering terms and mathematical concepts 3DStratBlock & Relative Stratigraphic Depth. He has guest-lectured at Colorado School of Mines seven times.
Before SES began to scratch an industry itch in 2006, Mike worked as a subcontracting engineering/programming consultant for numerous clients and firms on predominantly reservoir engineering and reservoir simulation projects. His technical expertise is custom software/systems development as it relates to oil and natural gas business needs, from 28+ years of experience. Mike worked in drilling (including engineer and company man) and production (field) for Oryx Energy, Texaco E&P, Anadarko Petroleum, and other operators. He specialized in drilling engineering while working for renowned Dr. Billy J. Mitchell in drilling industry consulting and academic research (Drilling Engineering Research Group - DERG) for six years while attending Colorado School of Mines.
Dr. Stoner is well-trained in petroleum engineering, directional drilling mathematics, and computer programming. He has created dozens of proprietary software applications and systems in the energy consulting environment related to reservoir, production, drilling, and oil/gas/CBM full-field economics. The value and leadership Mike provides come from rare combinations of industry, technical, and computer knowledge & experience, as well as an inherent thirst to help people help themselves. His unique career path fuels the deliberate practice required to sustain superior, practical software.
Petroleum Engineer - B.Sc. (1994), Ph.D. (1997); Colorado School of Mines - Golden, Colorado, USA
Mr. Dave Reyes — Chief Operations Specialist
Dave is responsible for SES licensing logistics and nearly all non-geotechnical aspects of running the company. He commands exemplary attention to detail and authentically enjoys assisting people. Dave has worked for Stoner Engineering for 12+ years.
Before joining the company, Dave honorably served 21 years in the United States Navy. He worked at bases from Florida to California, overseas in Guam, and aboard the USS Dale, the USS McInerny, the USS John F. Kennedy, and the USS Nimitz. Dave served the U.S.A. during Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. His military decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal.
While serving our country, Dave earned a multi-disciplinary bachelor's degree and an applied science associate's degree from Grantham University, Kansas City, Missouri.