Dr. Deryck J Bond

SENIOR CONSULTANT – Reservoir Engineer

Dr. Deryck J Bond has 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. After a period in research, he has worked in petroleum and reservoir engineering positions, mainly with operating companies. He has expertise in reservoir simulation, reservoir characterization and petroleum economics and has acted as an advisor to senior management. Additionally, he has taught reservoir management courses. He has worked in Europe the Middle East and Africa and is currently based in Kuwait.


2020 to Present – Technical Consultant, Middle East Oilfield Services, Kuwait
Provides technical advice and services for projects in the oil and gas industry.

2009 to 2020 – Senior Consultant, Kuwait Oil Company
     Key Achievements:

     •  Currently Advising Deputy MD (S&EK) – Greater Burgan Asset Manager
     •  Led simulation studies for Magwa Marrat & Burgan Minagish reservoirs
     •  Led development options work for Burgan Minagish Reservoir
     •  Coordinated pressure transient analysis to support 2009 – 2011 geological model work on Greater Burgan
     •  Directed modeling group for Greater Burgan field. Coordinated major history match exercise of the Wara – Burgan
     •  General technical / engineering advice to South East Kuwait management
     •  Technical and commercial support for the Enhanced Technical Service Agreement with BP

1994 to 2009 – Independent Consultant, DJ Bond & Associates Ltd.
     Key Achievements:

     •  Led simulation studies for re-development of two Obigbo North reservoirs (Shell SPDC – Port Harcourt, Nigeria). Also
         staff training for Shell Nigeria
     •  Compositions studies of developed miscibility for Prudhoe Bay reservoir in Alaska and evaluation of EOR options (BP)
     •  Simulation studies of offshore developments in the UKCS and Angola (Amerada Hess, Shell EXPRO, BP, Amoco)
     •  Data Room evaluations (Wintershall)
     •  Support to KOC through BP Technical Service Agrreements to North and West Kuwait. Led major simulation studies for
         Um Gadir and Minagish (Minagish reservoirs) and Raudhatain (Lower and Upper Burgan and Mauddud reservoirs).
         Horizontal well evaluation for the North Kuwait Mauddud reservoirs.
     •  Consultant to KOC (North Kuwait Project) – providing technical and commercial support related to plans to have an
         IOC operate fields in North Kuwait
     •  Coaching BP ‘Challenge Graduates’

1990 to 1994 – Senior Staff Engineer/Engineering Advisor, Mobil North Sea Limited (London)
     Key Achievements:

     •  Lead reservoir engineer for a series of offshore gas field developments in the UKCS (Lancelot, Guinevere, Excalibur)
     •  Support to pressure transient analysis to all UK assets
     •  Engineering support to Exploration and M&A groups

1988 to 1990 – Reservoir Engineer/Senior Reservoir Engineer, Enterprise Oil PLC (London)
     Key Achievements:

     •  Represented company’s interest in the Beryl Field at technical committee level / alternate as owners committee level
     •  Support to company’s equity position in the Scott field
     •  Reservoir engineering studies for Beryl, Scott and West Firsby fields

1984 to 1988 – Petroleum Research Engineer/Reservoir Engineer, BP Research/BP Exploration NW Europe (Sunbury, Aberdeen, & London)
     Key Achievements:

     •  Lead reservoir engineer for the Miller Field UKCS pre-production. Presented development plans for government
         approval (Annex B)
     •  Simulation studies on the Forties field. Support to SE Forties and the decision not to have dedicated water injection.
     •  Reservoir engineering support to UK Onshore operations and Southern North Sea Carboniferous gas fields
     •  Equity support for Ravenspurn North Gas Field
     •  Research on reservoir simulation and miscible displacements
     •  Compositional simulation of miscible gas injection laboratory experiments
     •  EOR evaluations for various onshore and offshore UK oil fields

1980 to 1983 – Post Doc. Reserch Asst, Physics Department, Imperial College, London
     Key Achievements:

     •  Work on non-linear heat transport and on radiative transfer in laser heated plasmas (supported by UK Atomic Energy
         Commission and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (USA)). Published 16 peer-reviewed papers plus many
         conference papers.

1999 to 2008 – Instructor for Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London
     Key Achievements:

     •  Teaching related to field project for Petroleum Engineering MSc course
     •  Course director for a course “Integrated Reservoir Management” taught at Delft University, IFP Paris and Imperial


PhD. Theoretical Physics, Imperial College, London, 1977-1980
         Thesis: Numerical studies of fast electron transport in laser heated targets
B.Sc. Physics (1st Class Honors), Imperial College, London, 1974-1977


The Imperial College Lectures in Petroleum Engineering, Volume 3: Topics in Reservoir Management. Deryck Bond, Samuel Krevor, Ann Muggeridge, David Waldren , Robert Zimmerman ISBN-978-1-78634-284-3, October 2017

Filak, J.-M., Al-Houti, R. A., Dashti, L., Bond, D. J., & Banagale, M. R. (2017, October 15). Object-Based Modeling of Wara Formation Middle Cretaceous in Greater Burgan Field: An Innovative Approach for a Better Reservoir Characterization. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/187645-MS

Dashti, L., Filak, J. M., Bond, D. J., Banagale, M. R., Al-Houti, R. A., Luneau, B. A., & Molinari, D. (2017, October 9). A Novel Approach to Developing and Conditioning Part Field Models for a Complex Fluvio-Deltaic Reservoir: An Example from the Wara Formation in the Greater Burgan Field. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/187111-MS

Al-Samhan, A. M., Gurpinar, O. M., Ansarizadeh, M., Wang, J. T., Moreno, J. O., Sinha, S., … Bond, D. J. (2017, May 5). Challenges and Solutions of History Matching a Giant Reservoir Model: An Example from the Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/186065-MS

Ma, E., Mahran, A., Kovyazin, D., Chapuis, V., Al-Samhan, A., & Bond, D. (2015, October 11). A Modeling Approach for Optimizing Waterflood Performance, Wara Reservoir of the Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/175175-MS

Muhammad, Y., Diaz Teran Ortegon, L. R., Ibrahim, M. N., Datta, K., Burman, K., Ma, Y. Z., … Gurpinar, O. M. (2015, October 11). Challenges in Developing Part Field Models to Assess Waterflood Performance for the Upper Burgan Reservoir, Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/175377-MS

Ortegon, L. R. D. T., Muhammad, Y., Ibrahim, M. N., Burman, K., Datta, K., Dashti, L., & Bond, D. J. (2015, October 11). Developing Performance Estimates of the Heterogeneous Upper Sands of the Greater Burgan Field Using Part Field Models (Part 2). Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/175400-MS

Dashti, L., Banagale, M. R., Zhang, M. Q., Bond, D., Filak, J.-M., & Ali, F. M. (2015, October 11). The Well Simulation Modeling Studies for Field Development of Wara Reservoir, Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/175409-MS

Ma, E., Gheorghiu, S., Banagale, M., Dashti, L., Bond, D., Ibrahim, M., … Gurpinar, O. (2015, March 8). Reservoir Simulation to Support Pressure Maintenance Projects in the Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/172517-MS

“Integration Of Reservoir Performance And Geoscience Studies In The History Match Of A Complex Carbonate Reservoir - A Case Study From The Magwa Marrat Reservoir – Kuwait” M. Al-Jadi, P. Kumar, F. Lislaud, J. Robert, M. Alessandroni, C. Lefebvre, V. De Groen, L. Vigier, K. Datta, M. Harfez, H. Taneja, M. Bhattacharya , Bond DJ To be presented in MEOS 2015 Bahrain

“Development of a Full-Field Dynamic Model to Support Pressure Maintenance Projects in the World’s Largest Clastic Oil Field, The Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait” Eddie Ma, Sorin Gheorghiu, Merlon Banagale, Laila Dashti, Deryck Bond, Muhammad Ibrahim, Farida Ali, Omer Gurpinar To be presented at Reservoir Simulation Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 23–25 February 2015

“Integration of Core and Log Data for Classification of Reservoir Rock Types in Minagish Reservoir of Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait”, L. Hayat, M.A. Al-Rushaid, K. Datta, S.H. Al Sabea, Y. Muhammad, E. Gomez, W. Clark, Y.Z. Ma, D.J. Bond, International Petroleum Technology Conference, 19-22 January 2014, Doha, Qatar

“Depositional and Diagenetic Controls on Carbonate Reservoir Distribution - A Study in Minagish Formation, Burgan Field, Kuwait”, K. Datta, D. Ghosh, A. Al-Nasheet, W. Clark, M. Yaser, Z. Ma, E. Gomez and D. Bond , 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013

“Accounting for regional aquifer data in a simulation model of the Burgan Minagish Reservoir - A novel approach”, F. Al-Faresi, Kuwait Oil Company; D.J. Bond, J.T. Wang, SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and Exhibition, Sep 16 - 18, 2013 2013, Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

“A Field Trial to Assess Asphaltene Related Production Impairment - Marrat Reservoir, Magwa Field , Kuwait” , A. Al-Qattan, V.S. Chimmalgi, H.H. Dashti, R. Haryono, F. Snasiri, F.A. Abdulla, J. Al-Humoud and D.J. Bond , 18th Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference (MEOS), Mar 10 - 13, 2013 2013, Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, Manama, Bahrain

“Selection Process for Optimum Sour Field Surface Production Scenario - Minagish Reservoir, Burgan Field”, F.A. Al-Faresi, D.J. Bond, M. Abdul Majeed, and M. Al-Naqi, Kuwait Oil Company, 2013 SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 7-10 October 2013, Kuwait International Fair, Kuwait City, Kuwait

“Results from a Pilot Water Flood of the Magwa Marrat Reservoir and Simulation Study of a Sector Model Contribute to Understanding of Injectivity and Reservoir Characterization”, I. Al-Kandari, M. Al-Jadi, C. Lefebvre, L. Vigier, M. De Medeiros, H.H. Dashti, R. Knight, A. Al-Qattan, V.S. Chimmalgi, K. Datta, K.M. Hafez, L. Turkey and D.J. Bond, 2012 SPE Kuwait International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Dec 10 - 12, 2012 , Kuwait City, Kuwait

“Modeling Of Regional Aquifer System Allows Decision On Early Pressure Support To Be Made For The Burgan Minagish Reservoir, Kuwait”, F.A. Al-Faresi, J.T. Wang, W. Clark, M.L. Belobraydic, M. Yaser, F.O. Iwere, E. Gomez, O.M. Gurpinar, K. Datta, A. Mudavakkat, L. Hayat, G.A. Al-Sahlan, R. Husain, A. Prakash, S.J. Crittenden, D.J. Bond, 2012 SPE Kuwait International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Dec 10 - 12, 2012 , Kuwait City, Kuwait

“Evaluation of the Effect of Asphaltene Deposition in the Reservoir for the Development of the Magwa Marrat Reservoir”, A. Al-Qattan, M.J. Blunt, O. Gharbi, A. Badamchizadeh, CMG; J.M. Al-Kanderi, M. Al-Jadi, H.H. Dashti, V Chimmalgi ,D.J. Bond, and F. Skoreyko, 2012 SPE Kuwait International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Dec 10 - 12, 2012 2012, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Sercombe, W.J., I.P. Saxby, C. Rice, D. Bond and T.S. Al-Failakawi 2004. “Distributing fractures in well models in the Mauddud Formation reservoirs, Raudhatain and Sabiriyah fields, North Kuwait” 6th Middle East Geosciences Conference, GEO 2004. GeoArabia, Abstract, v. 9, no. 1

“Reservoir Description and Static Model build in Heterogeneous Mauddud Carbonates: Raudhatain Field, North Kuwait” , Shaikh Abdul Azim, Hussain Al-Ajmi, Craig Rice, Deryck Bond, Shehab Abdullah, Bruce Laughlin, Middle East Oil Show, 9-12 June 2003, Bahrain

“A Petroleum Engineering Educational Model Based on the Maureen Field UKCS”, Alain C. Gringarten, Deryck J. Bond, Matthew D. Jackson, Xu-Dong Jing, Mike Ala, Howard D. Johnson, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1-4 October 2000, Dallas, Texas

“On the Importance of Dispersion and Heterogeneity in the Compositional Simulation of Miscible Gas Processes” , M. Haajizadeh, F.J. Fayers, A.P. Cockin and M. Roffey, D.J. Bond, SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Recovery Conference, 25-26 October 1999, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Targetting the Guinevere Horizontal Well: A Case Study Involving Geostatistics, Reservoir Description, Reservoir Simulation, and Drilling Engineering”, W.C. Fisher, D.J. Bond, G.L. Skeith, Nigel Bonnett, A.G. Gadgil, European Petroleum Conference , 25-27 October 1994, London, United Kingdom

“Detailed Simulation of Unstable Processes in Miscible Flooding “, Christie, M.A., Bond, D.J., SPE Reservoir Engineering, Volume 2, Number 4 Pages 514-522, November 1987

“Multidimensional Flux-Corrected Transport for Reservoir Simulation”, M.A. Christie, D.J. Bond, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, 10-13 February 1985, Dallas, Texas

Peer Reviewed Papers in Physics

“On the Vlasov fluid stability of the m = 0 mode in a pure Z pinch”, M. Coppins, D. J. Bond and M. G. Haines, Journal of Plasma Physics, Volume 32, July 1984, pp 1 - 5

“Application of the Chebyshev method to radiative transfer calculations for laser heated targets”, D.J Bond, Journal of Computational Physics 09/1984;

“A study of the stability of the Z pinch under fusion conditions using the Hall fluid model”, M. Coppins, D. J. Bond and M. G. Haines, Phys. Fluids 27, 2886 (1984)

“A method for performing radiative transfer calculations in media where population inversion may occur ”, D.J. Bond, ,Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 32, Issue 3, September 1984, Pages 235-240

“The synthetic method in radiative transfer theory”, D J Bond, 1983 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 16 L239

“An efficient numerical method for time-dependent NLTE radiation transfer”, D.J. Bond, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 29, Issue 5, May 1983, Pages 429-434

“Nonlinear heat flow in a steadily ablating plasma”, T. H. Kho, D. J. Bond, and M. G. Haines, Phys. Rev. A 28, 3156 – Published 1 November 1983

“A numerical study of steady state non-linear heat flow in a Lorentz plasma”, DJ Bond, Physics Letters A, Volume 88, Issue 3, 1 March 1982, Pages 144–146

“Solution of the particle transfer equation in a one-dimensional conservative potential”, D J Bond, 1982 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 15 2723

“A measurement of the reduction of the range of fast electrons from laser irradiated targets due to density structure in low density gold substrates”, D J Bond, J D Hares and J D Kilkenny ,1982 Plasma Phys. 24 91

“Plasma heat flow for a simple collision term”, D J Bond, T H Kho and M G Haines, 1982 Plasma Phys. 24 1133

“Approximate calculation of the thermal conductivity of a plasma with an arbitrary temperature gradient” , D J Bond ,1981 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 14 L43

“Application of a moment method to calculation of heat flow in a plasma with a Fokker-Planck collision term” , T H Kho and D J Bond ,1981 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 14 L117

“On the criterion for the reversal of the ∇Tth heat flow in the double diffusion model of electron transport”, Bond, D. J., Physics Letters A, Volume 85, Issue 4, p. 223-224, September 28 1981

Kilkenny, J. D., D. J. Bond, and A. J. Cole. "Recent progress in laser interaction and ablative compression experiment at the Rutherford Laboratory." Laser interaction and related plasma phenomena. 1981.

“Demonstration of Resistive Inhibition of Fast Electrons from Laser-Produced Plasmas in Low-Density Gold Targets” D. J. Bond, J. D. Hares, and J. D. Kilkenny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 252 – Published 28 July 1980

D Kilkenny, D J Bond, A J Cole, D Everett, T J Goldsack, J D Hares, R W Lee, J Murdoch, S J Veats, L Cooke, M J Lamb, C L S Lewis, J G Lunney, A Moore, M J Ward, R G Evans, M H Key, P T Rumbsy, A Raven,W Toner, T A Hall, T Pugatschew, S M S Sim and O Willi, Recent progress in laser interaction and ablative compression experiments at the Rutherford Laboratory, Proceedings 5th Workshop on Laser interaction with Matter, 1980

Kilkenny, D J Bond, D R Gray, J D Hares, R G Evans, M H Key, W Toner and J G Lunney, Energy transport from 1.06 micron and 0.53 micron laser plasma interactions at 1O, 15 W cm, -2, Proc. 9th European Conf. on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Oxford, 1979 Journal Article, 1979 Workshop on Laser interaction with Matter, 1980