people ABOUT MAKINHOLE.COM
"We're Makin' Hole"...words oil & gas drilling
engineers love to hear. Based in Golden, Colorado, makinhole.com is published
by Stoner Engineering.
18-years-in-the-making 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 & steering guidance).
Companies have a choice and today, in 2018 and
pushing ten consecutive years, more choose SES
of this kind. Unobvious evolved attention-to-detail and
total-value matters. Absolutely no-one matches our 3D math and we're
literally 10s of 1000s of programming hours into
meeting the engineering & software challenges of this topic
and to us, we're just getting started :-). Unlike
all others, we publically publish the user manual,
license pricing, and more than an hour of training
video. Most importantly, we're
here every day to support SES, listen to industry feedback,
enhance the software.
who's using SES today
and our progression.
We promise SES is only getting better from here!
SENIOR CORPORATE OFFICERS
Dr. Mike Stoner — Founder and Managing Director
Mike manages SES license sales, technical support,
and training; and writes code. He authors & publishes technical papers, this website, and
SES User Manual. He
invented Technical Hole Deviation (THD),
steering technology, and the
coupled geosteering terms and mathematical concepts
3DStratBlock & Relative Stratigraphic Depth (RSD).
He is a guest lecturer at Colorado School of Mines.
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 more than 23 years of
experience. Mike worked in drilling
(including engineer and company man) and production
Energy, Texaco E&P, Anadarko Petroleum, and
other operators. He specialized in drilling
engineering while working for
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
Programmer by Professional Experience (VB 1992-97, VBA+ 1997-Present; Microsoft Access Expert)
Mr. Dave Reyes — Chief Operations Specialist
Dave is responsible for nearly all non-geotechnical aspects of running the
company and helping clients with their SES needs.
He commands exemplary attention to detail
and authentically enjoys assisting people. Dave has worked full-time with Stoner Engineering for more than
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 his country, Dave earned a multi-disciplinary bachelor's degree and an applied science associate's
degree from Grantham University, Kansas City, Missouri.