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 24 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)