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November 9th, 2021 Meeting Abstract

“Case Examples of Doing Literature Review for Oil Field Management, Why Care?”

Presented by: Tom Hampton



While we are in the age of information, there is an overload of emails and phone calls. It is easy to neglect doing a literature review of “old stuff” that relate to the field we are managing. As 40-year experienced reservoir engineer on various projects, I will show various examples/benefits to on-going projects by “reading” both SPE and AAPG “old stuff” literature.

Examples / Benefits

  • Key Well Data & Darcy Equation as Framework
  • Personal Library – Directories on the Cloud
  • SPE Papers – Midway Sunset (Bremer)- PowerPoint
  • AAPG Papers – Arroyo Grande – Google Earth
  • Field Guidebook – Google Earth


  •  Wide experience with small and large oil companies in several different basins in the U.S. Specialties: Reservoir management of conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs in greenfield development and brown field re-development. Experience in Reservoir Characterization, steamflood, waterflood, ASP (chemical) flood, and gas condensate reservoir engineering.
  • Currently President of Thomas N. Berry & Company in Stillwater, OK, also owner of small oil & gas company, Hampton Family Investments, LLC
  • Past Companies: Sentinel Peak Resources, Aera Energy, Oxy Elk Hills, Schlumberger, Bechtel Elk Hills, Thomas N. Berry & Company
  • Author of several SPE papers, Registered Petroleum Engineer
  • Degree in Petroleum Engineering and MBA from University of Oklahoma
  • Math degree from Brigham Young University
  • Married to Sherri Windsor for 29 years, 3 children, and 6 grandchildren
  • Hobbies: Family History, reading, traveling