CV Area experience Egypt - West Med Denmark - North Sea Australia - Carnarvon Basin Norway - Norwegian Sea Indonesia - Natuna Sea UK - North Sea Russia – West of Urals Region West Africa - Onshore Gabon Software experience Petrel – Interpretation & Modeling*** Geoframe - Seismic interpretation** ArcGIS - GIS mapping* Kingdom - Seismic interpretation* Powerlog - Petrophysics** Trinity - Basin modeling** Kinex - Source rock kinetics** Genesis - Source maturation* Bivius - RFT plotting* Microsoft Office - Documentation*** Xait Porter - Documentation* RokDoc - Geophysical modeling** Paradigm - Seismic Interpretation* * Basic knowledge user (<2 year) ** Experienced user (2-3 years) *** Super user (3+ years) Curriculum Vitae Name: Thomas Joshua Gruss Date of birth: 20.10.1978 Nationality: Danish, American (Dual Citizenship) Education 2003 - 2005 M.Sc in geology (Basin Geology) at University of Aarhus, Denmark 2000 - 2003 BA in geology at University of Aarhus 2000 GSK course in mathematics level A 1998 - 1999 Soldier in the Kings Artillery Regiment 1995 - 1998 Student, mathematical line Vesthimmerlands Gymnasium Work history 2006-2010 Geophysicist at Hess 2006 Contract Geophysicist at Amerada Hess Aps 2004 - 2005 Tutoring exchange students at Aarhus University 2003 - 2005 Employee at Aarhus University doing geophysical fieldwork 2000–2005 Employee at Carl Bro a/s doing geophysical fieldwork Languages Danish read and write, high level English read and write, high level Spanish read and write, mid level German read and write, low level Relevant Skills 2D and 3D seismic interpretation 3D modeling Petrophysical interpretation Reservoir characterization Seismic attribute analysis Extensive knowledge in structural geology Well planning Time lapse interpretation (4D) AVO analysis Acoustic Impedance Inversion Depth conversion Data handling and loading Data management Rock Physics - Forward Modeling Seismic acquisition and processing Industry Relevant Experience During my 5 years studying Geology & Geophysics at Aarhus university I was working for geophysical consultancies and the university doing potential field and electromagnetic surveys. This has given me a good insight to what is required in planning and executing geophysical fieldwork. The following 4 years working as a geophysicist for Hess Ltd. I have been involved in several projects across the globe, spanning from production/development projects in Denmark, UK and Egypt to exploration activity in UK, Norway, Russia, Western Australia and Western Africa. I've worked both operated areas and non-operated, including hosting and attending partner meetings regularly. Work has also included evaluating various new venture opportunities in UK, Norway and SE Asia. Some of the achievements during this time includes a successful application for operatorship of a license block in Norway which was ranked 4th best application by the NPD (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate). Other license applications include a successful bid on a Russian onshore block West of Urals and a full evaluation of the Beagle Subbasin in West Australia. During my period in production/development a producer/injector well development was successfully planned and executed on the South Arne field in the Danish North Sea. Also, comprehensive field studies such as 4D were carried out to realize remaining field potential and infill opportunities. I've received a rigorous broad training covering all of the geoscience disciplines, but have honed my skills towards quantitative and qualitative geophysics as well as 3D geomodeling. In the future I see myself developing further as a geophysicist with specialty in rock physics integrated with 3D modeling expertise. My software experience includes expertise in Petrel. I've used Petrel for everything from seismic interpretation through to volumetric calculation. As a recognized expert I've also been involved in evaluating different plug-ins as well as writing specialized work flows. Other g&g programs frequently used include Geoframe, Paradigm and Rokdoc. As a geophysicist/geoscientist I've been working as part of a subsurface team, but also individually when required. I enjoy both the challenges and benefits of team work, but also the focus and discipline required by working on your own. Specialties Seismic interpretation (2D & 3D), 3D modeling (Petrel), seismic attribute analysis, AVO analysis, acoustic impedance inversion, rock physics - forward modeling, depth conversion, reservoir characterization, volumetrics calculation, well planning, data management/loading.