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Mark Bentley

TRACS International Consultancy and Langdale Geoscience.

Mark is a geoscientist and training course designer and tutor. He has 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, working for both operators and service companies. Mark has written and delivered tailored training courses for BP, Shell, BG, OMV, PDO, Centrica, Maersk, Hess, Wintershall, JOGMEC, Woodside and YPF. Mark has spent most of his career working in or leading integrated study teams, initially with Shell and subsequently with AGR and TRACS where he currently designs and runs courses and directs the TRACS Training programme.  His specialist fields of expertise are 3D reservoir modelling and scenario-based approaches to handling subsurface uncertainty and risk. Mark has served as a distinguished lecturer for the SPE and the EAGE and in July 2018 he became an Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh with an initial brief to co-ordinate the new MSc program in Mature Field Management, which is now running. He has published numerous articles and papers on reservoir modelling and uncertainty quantification and is a recent co-author of the practioner’s reservoir modelling book ‘Reservoir Model Design’. Mark has delivered training courses on every continent, except Antarctica.


B. Sc. and Ph.D. in Structural Geology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1979-1986