Mr. Chad Baillie

Owner & Reservoir Geophysicist


Continue developing my career as a geophysicist, grow professionally as an effective problem solver and team leader, and expand my knowledge and skills in reservoir characterization and petroleum geoscience.


Geophysicist with 11 years of professional experience working on reservoir characterization and interpretation projects using an interdisciplinary approach, collaborating alongside with geologists, engineers, and geophysicists to solve challenging reservoir problems. Specialize in multivariate statistics by integrating 3D seismic attributes, rock mechanics, microseismic, engineering and geologic data to optimize completion and well performance. Most of my experience has been focused in unconventional and conventional reservoirs and the development of existing fields.


2016 to Present - Present Reservoir Insight Geosolutions - Golden, Colorado
     Owner & Reservoir Geophysicist

  • RIG was selected as the 2018 Consultancy of the year for Rocky Mountain and West Region by the Oil & Gas Awards.
  • Completed multiple consulting projects in the Williston Basin, focused on Pre-stack Inversion, Azimuthal AVO and Reservoir Productivity Analysis over the Bakken/Three Forks.
  • Directed a pilot study in the Powder River Basin over the Teapot Reservoir using 3D seismic attributes and engineering data to predict well performance.
  • Completed multiple Permian Basin Projects for small to mid-size E&P companies using MV Stats to predict Cum Oil and reservoir properties within the Wolfcamp Formation.

2012 – 2016 Global Geophysical Services - Denver, Colorado
    Manager of E&P Consulting Services

  • Manage complex reservoir characterization and integration projects covering a wide range of exploration and developmental tools including AVO modeling, fluid substitution, petrophysics, pre-stack simultaneous inversion and multivariate statistical analysis.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and execution of multiple projects at a time covering both conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the US, Canada, and other parts of the world.
  • echnically involved as a Reservoir Geophysicist throughout course of management for many E&P Companies.

    2013 – 2015 Lead Reservoir Geophysicist & Project Manager
  • Technical lead and project manager on a wide range of consulting projects in Texas including the Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk, Buda, Olmos and Wolfcamp/Spraberry formations.
  • Extensive communication and collaboration with clients throughout course of projects, to the delivery of results.
  • Presented at oil and gas conferences on Global’s technology and consulting services for business development and marketing campaigns throughout course of employment.
  • Developed time-depth velocity modeling workflow combining structural interpretation, well velocity and seismic migration velocities.
  • Integrated Ambient, Microseismic, and Tomographic Fracture Images with seismically derived rock mechanical attributes and prediction models to evaluate fault and fracture activity in unconventional reservoirs.

    2012 – 2013 Reservoir Geophysicist
  • Reservoir interpretation specialist for the E&P Consulting Group focused on structural and stratigraphic 3D seismic interpretation and mapping, well-to-seismic ties, wavelet extractions, well log and rock physics analysis and interpretation.
  • Performed bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis using various types of data, including seismic, completion and engineering data to predict hydrocarbon production for well planning and fracture stimulation optimization.
  • Analyzed azimuthal/vertical anisotropy with rock properties to provide insights into local stress and fracture intensity/orientation.
  • Involved in providing supporting interpretation and attribute analysis for seismic processing and inversion QC on multi-client and proprietary data.

2008 – 2012 Prism Seismic/Sigma³ - Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • Worked as a consultant focused on reservoir characterization and prospect development in carbonate, clastic and shale reservoirs from the mid continent of US to Iraq. I was also involved in developing and de-bugging Prism’s model software Crystal.
  • Performed post-stack and pre-stack seismic inversions including, GLI, Sparse Spike, Colored, Deterministic, Extended Elastic and Stochastic.
  • Computed geologic property and fracture models (DFN) using applied Neural Networks and other geostatistical methods. Generated facies and porosity probability maps using Sequential Gaussian Simulation (SGS) and corresponding areal and vertical variograms.
  • Crystal Software Training Consultant for small to mid-size E&P companies.

2007 U.S. Geologic Survey - Lakewood, Colorado
    Hydrologic Technician

  • Worked throughout Rocky Mountain National Park for the Alpine Hydrology Research Group collecting water quality samples and specific measurements.
  • Appointed team leader towards the end of my employment and was responsible for the execution of surveys on high alpine lakes. Also involved in a large project for the EPA completing in-depth surveys on the ecological habitat and conditions of lakes throughout the state of Colorado.
  • Performed various lab tasks including acid treatments and filtering samples.


▪ Transform Software ▪ Well-seismic Correlations ▪ Multivariate Statistical
▪ SMT Kingdom Suite ▪ Seismic Interpretation    Analysis
▪ Decision Space Geo ▪ Seismic Inversion ▪ Geologic Property and
▪ Hampson & Russell ▪ Time-Depth Conversion    Fracture Modeling
▪ Microsoft Project ▪ Attribute Analysis ▪ Data Analytics
▪ Microsoft Office ▪ Velocity Modeling ▪ Project Management
▪ Prism Seismic Crystal ▪ Azimuthal AVO ▪ Microseismic Analysis


2006 - 2009 Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado
      BS in Geophysics with a minor in Geology
      Awarded the Excellence Scholarship
      Dean’s List, 2008 - 2009
      Avg. GPA: 3.5/4.0


Summer 2014       Applied Petroleum Systems for Reservoir Modeling
Summer 2014       Applied Seismic Geomorphology and Seismic Stratigraphy


      Society of Exploration Geophysicists
      Denver Geophysical Society
      American Association of Petroleum Geologists
      European Association of Geoscientist & Engineering


  • Seismically Driven Characterization of Unconventional Shale Plays, CSEG Recorder, February 2012
  • Integrating Seismic and Microseismic to Understand Fault and Fracture Activity in Unconventional and Fractured Reservoirs, Houston Geological Society-Applied Geoscience Conference, May 2015
  • Modeling Optimizes Asset Performance, The American Oil & Gas Reporter, March 2016
  • 2018 Consultancy of the Year Award for Rocky Mountain and West Region by the Oil & Gas Awards