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 >>
  • 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 over 38 years of oil and gas field experience of which the last 25 years in gas well production engineering. He has covered a wide spectrum of activities moving from R&D to green field development to brown field surveillance and optimisation, to become a globally recognized gas well performance and deliquification specialist. Kees likes to capture the complex reality of gas well reservoir, inflow, outflow and surface performance by means of simple physics-based data-driven rules and tools. 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Remo van Namen

    Remo van NamenRemo van Namen obtained bachelor degrees in electronics in The Hague and physics in Delft, followed by more than 40 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry. He started to work for Shell Research in 1977 where he worked on applied instrumentation (surface and downhole) and was transferred to Shell Expro Aberdeen, Scotland (UK) in 1987 as team leader in the Brent field, responsible for field wide maintenance support. In this role he became involved in the development of Reliability Centered Maintenance for the whole of Shell Expro and its application in the Brent field. He subsequently moved to Damascus, Syria in 1996 to work as an Operations Engineer for the Al Furat PC, a joined state oil/Shell operated company.  Read more >>
  • Bridget Allaway

    Bridget AllawayI am an experienced organisational effectiveness consultant with over 40 years’ experience in Organisational Effectiveness, Change Management and HR working in diverse national and organisational cultures. I have significant international experience having worked on 4 continents, over 40 countries advising a wide range of organisations in the areas of individual and organisational change, leadership and team development, coaching, learning and development and diversity & inclusion.  Read more >>
  • Jürgen Grötsch

    Jürgen GrötschDr. Jürgen Grötsch, Lecturer and Advisor Geo-Energ, GeoCentre Northern Bavaria, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany. Background: Currently, Jürgen is Lecturer Geo-Energy in the Master Program at the Friedrich-Alexander University (Erlangen, Germany). He also works as Assurance Consultant for the national Nuclear Waste Site Program in Germany and as Energy Transition Advisor. Next to this, he is a member of the OSDUTM Forum, a game changing open-source software development consortium on Subsurface Data & Workflow Management.  Read more >>
  • Tim Needham

    Tim NeedhamI am a structural geologist with wide experience in hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and production. My experience ranges from basin-wide evaluations, through field scale interpretations and analysis, to fractured core studies. Prior to forming Needham Geoscience in late 2007, I was a Senior Project Manager with Rock Deformation Research Limited, a structural geology spin-out company based at Leeds University. Before that I worked for BP Exploration, Badley Earth Sciences and Robertson Research. Read more >>
  • Julian Moore

    Julian MooreAPT AS Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) APT UK Managing Director I am a highly motivated, and successful Geoscientist and Technical Leader with international experience gained with a super-major, in a non-operated JV and in a highly regarded technical consultancy and laboratory. I am a proven self-starter and possess both analytical and creative skills with an ability to both reduce problems to the principal issues at hand and to both offer and deliver effective solutions. My approach is delivery focused with a dedicated, practical, and pragmatic work ethic. 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 >>
  • Alice Post

    Alice PostAlice Post has close to 20 year experience as a geologist in the oil and gas industry. She obtained an MSc in hard rock structural geology from the University in Utrecht. After a PhD at Brown University (RI, USA) and a post-doc at the RWTH Aachen she joined Shell.  Read more >>