Richard J. Heil

Chief Geologist

Richard J. Heil - QRI Chief Geologist

Richard J. Heil

Chief Geologist

Richard Heil is a senior geological consultant with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas and environmental engineering industries. For 23 years he marked a distinguished career with Saudi Aramco, where he was involved in or responsible for the construction of many of the 3D geocellular geological models of the Saudi Arabian giant reservoirs. He was also a key member of Saudi Aramco’s Reservoir Engineering Best Practices Team, providing reservoir characterization requirements.

A tireless proponent of the multi-disciplinary asset management team, Mr. Heil is known for achieving effective results from detailed geocellular models incorporating salient geological, petrophysical and reservoir engineering information. In addition to “hands-on” construction of reservoir models, he also served in management as supervisor or division chief for a variety of operating and specialist groups, including the geological support division for Ghawar field, the reserves division and the geo-modeling unit.

Education: 
M.A., Geology, University of Texas at Austin
B.Sc., Geology, Tufts University in Boston
Professional Experience: 
30+ years industry experience
Former Chief Technical Consultant, Reservoir Characterization Department, Saudi Aramco