Our teaching experts

  • Gerhard Diephuis

    Gerhard DiephuisGerhard Diephuis brings a strong academic foundation in Geology and Geophysics, and many years of hands-on experience at Shell in the use of Seismic data for exploration and development purposes. Since 1997 he is active as independent consultant in a wide range of EP projects and training activities. Read more >>
  • Jaap Mondt

    Jaap MondtJaap Mondt has gained extensive experience in Geophysics R&D, the application of Geophysics technologies and in Geophysics training during his long career with a major E&P operator. He was also part-time professor in applied geophysics at the University of Utrecht. Read more >>
  • Evert Uitentuis

    Evert UitentuisEvert Uitentuis has a a lot of experience in hands-on application of Development Geology, developed at first during a 20 year career with Shell, and more recently as a consultant. He is an excellent teacher. Read more >>
  • Evert van de Graaff

    Evert van de GraaffEvert van de Graaff brings a wealth of experience in sedimentary geology and reservoir modelling. During his 35 year career at Shell, he was a.o. running the internal training programs in these areas and performed numerous QC reviews on the subsurface aspects of field development plans. Read more >>
  • Edward van Riessen

    EdwardEdward van Riessen graduated in Geology and worked for many years at Shell as a petroleum engineer, in training, and in venture management. Read more >>
  • Jan de Jager

    Jan de JagerJan de Jager has over 30 years of experience as exploration geologist at Shell. In recent years he was responsible for the assurance of Risk and Volume assessments. He is now professor in Petroleum Geology at the University of Amsterdam and free lance exploration advisor. Read more >>
  • Wim Swinkels

    Wim SwinkelsWim Swinkels is an independent Reservoir Engineering Consultant, providing project consultancy, quality assurance and reservoir engineering training for major oil companies, governments, engineering firms and other global customers. Read more >>
  • Derk Jan Feenstra

    Derk Jan FeenstraDerk Jan Feenstra is one of the directors of EPTS. He has 33 years experience as Geophysicist with Shell in both technical and management positions.  Read more >>
  • Dick Nieuwland

    Dick NieuwlandDick Nieuwland has PhD in Earth Sciences and many years experience as a Geologist at Shell - both in research and operational positions. He is specialised in all aspects of Structural Geology. Read more >>
  • Mia van Steenwinkel

    Mia van SteenwinkelMia van Steenwinkel has a PhD in Geology and worked initially in carbonate research, thereafter for many years in Petroleum Development Oman in both exploration and development positions. She was also a workplace learning facilitator. Mia is now working as an independent geological consultant. Read more >>
  • Barrie Wells

    Barrie WellsBarrie Wells holds a BsC in Mathematics and Statistics and a PhD in underground stress analysis. he has specialised in Geostatistics and has his own consultancy company with many of the top oil companies as clients. Read more >>
  • Maarten Wiemer

    Maarten WiemerMaaarten Wiemer has long standing experience as an exploration and development geologist in Shell. During his career he has worked in many different geological environments and developed a.o. excellent teaching skills. Read more >>
  • Marcel Bouts

    Marcel BoutsMarcel Bouts has more than 36 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Gained a broad experience in Petroleum Engineering with a good knowledge of the integrated production system from subsurface, wells and surface. He has a passion for teaching following an assignment in Shell Learning. Read more >>
  • Gijs Holstege

    Gijs HolstegeGijs studied geophysics at Delft University before joining Shell international. He has 31 years’ experience in technical and leadership roles throughout the entire upstream lifecycle from mature field production, through to exploration including several years in finance, planning and strategy. Read more >>
  • Kees Veeken

    Kees VeekenKees Veeken has 35 years oil and gas field experience within Shell companies, of which 25 years as gas well production engineer in Malaysia, The Netherlands and Sultanate of Oman. Read more >>
  • Mark Bouman

    Mark BoumanMark Bouman is a former Shell geologist with over 30 years experience in both exploration and development related operational jobs. Next to this, Mark is also a seasoned geology trainer. Read more >>
  • Luis Blanc

    Luis BlancLuis Blanc is originally from Barcelona, Spain. He is currently working as an independent Reservoir Engineering Consultant providing project consultancy.  Read more >>
  • Mike Mansell

    Mike MansellMike Mansell has extensive experience in the oil industry. He started his career with Shell and worked all over the world. The last 9 years Mike has worked as Senior Petroleum Engineering Consultant for Qatar Petroleum Read more >>
  • Eric de Graaff

    Eric de GraaffEric de Graaff is a director of EPTS. Eric has over 30 years experience as Geophysicist with Shell in technical and management positions. After he left Shell he joined Fugro and CGG as Chief Scientist.  Read more >>
  • Peter van den Bogert

    Peter van den BogertPeter van den Bogert has over 30 years of experience identifying, assessing and mitigating technical risks in the oil & gas industry, with main focus on subsurface risks and geomechanical risks in particular. Read more >>
  • Mart van Stiphout

    Mart van StiphoutMart van Stiphout has 30 years experience working in the oil and gas industry. He joined Shell shortly after earning a PhD in Electrical Engineering and turned into a reservoir engineer. Read more >>
  • Bram Bruijn

    Bram BruijnBram studied geology at the Amsterdam University. He joined Shell in 1989 and spent half his career in Exploration with side steps into Development and Talent Development Advisor in HR Read more >>
  • Jon Noad

    Jon NoadJon Noad studied Geology at Imperial College, London, graduating in 1985. He joined Gencor in South Africa and spent four years working as a Geologist on Gold and Platinum Mines in the Witwatersrand and Bushveld Complexes. He returned to the UK in 1991 and worked as a marine geologist for British Telecom (Marine), surveying submarine cable and pipeline routes. During this time, he studied at evening classes for a MSc, in Sedimentology at Birkbeck College, London, earning a Distinction. This led to a full time PhD. Exploring the Sedimentary Evolution of Eastern Borneo. Read more >>