Stadis "Stan" Patniyot B.S.

Senior Consultant

Stan Patniyot is a business-oriented petroleum geoscientist and expert petrophysicist who has worked in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry for more than 35 years. He has worked for major oil companies, national oil companies and service companies as a technical manager and consultant. He has guided numerous multi-disciplinary teams that serve the oil and gas companies to help them understand the reservoir characteristics, well performance and how to optimize the development of their oil and gas fields. His guidance helped minimize the inherent risks in identifying, acquiring and producing the commercial hydrocarbon accumulations and ultimately, adding to the company’s bottom line. His worldwide experience includes North America (U.S. Gulf Coast offshore/onshore, Mid-Continent, Texas, Western U.S., Alaska, Canada and Mexico), South America, Far East, Middle East, India, North Africa, West Africa, Australia, Europe, North Sea and Russia. The most recent 6 years have been spent working primarily in the US, Mexico, and international locations, on un-conventional plays and brown fields. Stan has an excellent track record in business development, earning multi-million-dollar contracts for major service company E&P projects worldwide. One notable example is when he was an integral member of the core team which established a major service company’s overseas operation, beginning in South America and expanding to West, North Africa, North Sea and beyond. The revenue growth in South America was meteoric in a relatively short time. Mr. Patniyot is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, Greek and has working knowledge of French and Russian.


Bachelor of Science, Geophysics
University of Melbourne, – Melbourne, Australia


Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • Houston Geological Society (HGS)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
  • Society of Core Analysts (SCA)
  • Australian American Chamber of Commerce (Ex-President, VP and Secretary) (AACC)
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