VSO Team

Adam Taberner

Senior Engineer

Mr. Taberner is a Senior Engineer at VSO’s Montgomery office. He joined the firm in 2019 and provides petroleum engineering consulting services to clients. Adam has evaluation experience in most major basins in the Lower 48 providing technical due diligence to E&P and financial firms. He also serves as VSO’s lead Data Architect, utilizing Python to improve, optimize, and automate VSO’s internal data management processes.

Representative Experience /Projects:

  • Evaluated a supply forecast for a midstream company targeting an oil gathering asset in the Williston and Anadarko Basins. Developed type curves, forecasted PDP, performed frac-hit study, and analyzed development trends to inform remaining inventory expectations.
  • Performed technical due diligence on a commercial bank’s marketed portfolio of reserves-based loans for upstream operators on behalf of an investor consortium. Work included various B-Factor studies and terminal decline studies.
  • Evaluated a marketed non-operated package that covered most of the Midland Basin and parts of the Haynesville Shale.
  • Evaluated a marketed Eagle Ford DrillCo opportunity. Quantified child location expectations on the basis of parent well spacing, timing, and depletion. Compiled Gun Barrel Diagrams of proposed locations to better inform client decision-making.
  • Provided technical due diligence for numerous marketed opportunities across the Delaware Basin, including LOS reconciliation, PDP forecasting, type curves, and spacing studies.
  • Designed and integrated automated data pipelines which clean up and transform public data into project-ready, performance-centered engineering metrics.
  • Designed and deployed data management system consisting of real-time databases containing well data and production data for every major basin in the Lower 48, enabling VSO engineers to quickly initiate new projects and significantly cut down on setup time.
  • Co-contributor to VSO’s horizontal well spacing framework, specifically the development of a “vertical” framework to accurately quantify the effects of multi-bench development scenarios.
  • Developed Frac-Hit Indicator tool, which identifies frac-hit events based on offset well development and gives VSO an edge in terms of understanding PDP well performance and predicting frac-hit performance impacts.

Summary of Experience and Affiliations:

Mr. Taberner previously interned with TotalEnergies and TRM Energy, with a focus on Reservoir Engineering. Adam is a 2019 graduate of Texas A&M University (Summa Cum Laude) with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Mr. Taberner has co-authored an SPE technical paper on the topic of horizontal well spacing (URTeC: 5058).