Henry Halpern

Affiliate Scientist

Phone: 801-581-5126
Fax: 801-585-2540
Email: contact@egi.utah.edu

Geochemical Consultant in unconventional and conventional applications

Geochemistry in unconventional plays

Conventional and unconventional exploration

Source rock analysis

Regional & Basin Experience

  • Bakken
  • Niobrara
  • Eagle Ford
  • Delaware Basin
  • Uinta Basin
  • Montney
  • Appalachian Basin
  • Scoop and Stack
  • Permian Basin Residual Oil Zone
  • Glauconite (Western Canada)

PhD Organic Geochemistry, UCLA 1981

BSc  Chemistry, Lafayette College 1977

Memberships

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Publications & presentations

Jones, P. J. and Halpern, H. I., 2016, Method for Reconstructing the Total Organic Carbon Content from Compositional Modeling Analysis, Patent United States Patent Number 9,495,488, US Patent and Trademarks Office.

Jones, P. J., and Halpern, H. I., 2013, A Method for the Determination of the Volume of Organic Matter in Reservoir Rock, Patent United States Patent Number 8,492,153, US Patent and Trademark Office.

Al-Meshari, A. A., Kokal, S. L., Jenden, P. D., and Halpern, H. I., 2009, An Investigation of Pressure/Volume/Temperature Effects on Geochemical Fingerprinting of Condensates from Gas Reservoirs, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering 12 (1): 88-95.  SPE-108441-PA.

Jones, P. J. and Halpern, H. I., 2008, Compositional Modeling and Pyrolysis Data Analysis Methods, Patent United States Patent Number 7,363,206, US Patent and Trademark Office.

Major presentations given at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meetings in Salt Lake City 2003 “An Explanation for the Variation in Gas Oil Ratios in Central Arabia” and in Dallas in 2004 “Applications of Pyrolysis to Optimize Oil Field Development in Saudi Arabia: Part 1 Prior to Planning Phase”.

Jones, P. J., Halpern, H. I., Al-Qathami, S. M., Al-Malki, K. R., Dahan, M. W., and Aktas, G., 2004, Geochemistry while Drilling to Optimize the Development of a Giant Oil Field, 2004 SPE Technical Symposium of Saudi Arabia Section Paper SA 03.

Jones, P. J., Al-Shafei, E. N., Halpern, H. I., Dubaisi, J. M., Balley, R. E., and Funk, J. J., 2004, Pyrolytic Oil Productivity Index Method for Predicting Reservoir Rock and Oil Characteristics, United States Patent Number 6,823,298 (Apparent Water Saturation Method).

Al-Eid, M. I., Kokal, S. K., Carrigan, W. J., Al-Dubaisi, J. M., Halpern, H. I., Al-Juraid, J. I., 2001, Investigation of H2S Migration in the Marjan Complex, December 2001 SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 509-515.

Westrich, J. T., Fuex, A. N., O’Neal, P. M., and Halpern, H. I., 1999, Evaluating Reservoir Architecture in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Using Oil and Gas Chemistry, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering 2 (6), 514-519.

Carrigan, W. J., Jones, P. J., Tobey, M. H., Halpern, H. I., Wender, L. E., Philp, R. P., and Allen, J., 1998, Geochemical Variations among Eastern Saudi Arabian Paleozoic Gas/Condensate Reservoirs Related to Different Source Kitchen Areas, in: Organic Geochemistry v. 29, no. 1-3, 785-798.

Tobey, M. H., Jones, P. J., Halpern, H. I., Khan, M. I., Al-Shafei, E. N., and Al-Amoudi, M. A., 1996, Assessment of Reservoir Quality While Drilling Using ‘Rock-Eval’ Pyrolytic Technology, Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology, Winter 1996/97, 45-50.

Halpern, H. I., 1995, Development and Application of Light-Hydrocarbon-Based Star Diagrams, AAPG Bulletin, v. 79, No. 6, 801-815.

Cole, G. A., Halpern, H. I., Aoudeh, S. M., Al-Hajji, A. A., Carrigan, W. J., and Gwathney, W. J., 1994, The Use of Biomarkers and Gas Chromatography to Imply a New Source Rock in the Paleozoic Sequence of Saudi Arabia:  Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Chemistry in Industry, Manama, Bahrain 24-26 October, 1994, 523-536.

Cole, G. A., Abu-Ali, M. A., Halpern, H. I., Carrigan, W. J., Savage, G. R., Scolaro, R. J., and Al-Sharidi, S. H., 1994, The Petroleum Geochemical Assessment of the Midyan and Jaizan Basins of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 15, 597-614.

Cole, G. A., Abu-Ali, M. A., Halpern, H. I., Carrigan, W. J., Savage, R., Scolaro, R. J., and Al-Sharidi, S. H., 1995, The Source Rock Geochemistry of the Midyan and Jaizan Basins of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia:  GEO ’94, Proceedings of the Middle East Geosciences Exhibition and Conference, AAPG/DGS, 307-319.

Halpern, H. I., Tobey, M. H., Cole, G. A., Colling, E. L., Cole, J. C., Chen, H. H., Carrigan, W. J., and Al-Amoudi, M. A., 1995, Geochemistry and Possible Origins of Reservoir Tar at a Selected Saudi Arabian Well:  GEO ’94, Proceedings of the Middle East Geosciences Exhibition and Conference, Gulf PetroLink, Manama, Bahrain, 2, 463-470.

Cole, G. A., Abu-Ali, M. A., Aoudeh, S. M., Carrigan, W. J., Chen, H. H., Colling, E. L., Gwathney, W. J., Al-Hajji, A. A., Halpern, H. I., Jones, P. J., Al-Sharidi, S. H., and Tobey, M. H., 1994, Organic Geochemistry of the Paleozoic Petroleum System of Saudi Arabia, Energy and Fuels, v. 8, 1425-1442.

Cole, G. A., Carrigan, W. J., Aoudeh, S. M., Abu-Ali, M. A., Tobey, M. H., and Halpern, H. I., 1994, Maturity Modeling of the Basal Qusaiba Source Rock, Northwestern Saudi Arabia, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 19-2B, 249-271.

Cole, G. A., Carrigan, W. J., Colling, E. L., Halpern, H. I., Al-Khadhrawi, M. R., and Jones, P. J., 1994, The Organic Geochemistry of the Jurassic Petroleum System in Eastern Saudi Arabia, in Pangea:  Global Environments and Resources, B. Beauchamp, A. F. Embry, and D. Glass, eds.:  Canadian Assoc. Petr. Geol., Memoir 17, 413-438.

Halpern, H. I., and Cole, G. A., 1994, An Explanation for the Positive Organic Carbon Intercepts on Rock-Eval S2 versus TOC Plots–An Example from Saudi Arabia, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 19-2B, 299-307.

Halpern, H. I., Tobey, M. H., Al-Sharidi, S. H., Chen, H. H., and Cole, G. A., 1994, Geochemistry and Possible Origins of Tar at a Selected Saudi Arabian Well, in:  Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Chemistry in Industry, 24-26 October 1994, Manama, Bahrain, Saudi Arabian International Chemical Sciences Chapter of the American Chemical Society, 1, 563-564.

Tobey, M. H., Halpern, H. I., Cole, G. A., Lynn, J. D., Al-Dubaisi, J. M., and Sese, P. C., 1993, Geochemical Study of Tar in the ‘Uthmaniyah Reservoir, SPE Eighth Middle East Oil Show and Conference, 3-6 April 1993, Manama, Bahrain, Proceedings Volume 2, SPE 25609, 131-140.

Cole, G. A., Drozd, R. J., and Halpern, H. I., 1992, The Petroleum Geochemistry of the Mississippian Heath-Tyler Petroleum System, Central Montana, U. S., in The International Conference on Chemistry in Industry, Proceedings Part I, Bahrain 14-16 November, 1992, 451-469.

Requejo, A.G., Hollywood, J., and Halpern, H.I., 1989, Recognition and Source Correlation of Migrated Hydrocarbons in Upper Jurassic Hareelv Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland, AAPG Bull. 73, 1065-1088.

Requejo, A.G. and Halpern, H.I., 1989, An Unusual Hopane Biodegradation Sequence in Tar Sands of the Pt. Arena (Monterey) Formation, Nature, 342, 670-673.

Burwood, R., Drozd, R.J., Halpern, H.I., and Sedivy, R.A., 1988, Carbon Isotopic Variations of Kerogen Pyrolyzates, Organic Geochemistry, 12, 195-205.

Sedivy, R.A., Penfield, I.E., Halpern, H.I., Drozd, R.J., Cole, G.A., and Burwood, R., 1987, Investigation of Source Rock-Crude Oil Relationships in the North Alaska Habitat, I. Tailleur and P. Weimer, eds., Alaskan North Slope Geology, Vol. 1, 169-180.

Cole, G.A., Halpern, H.I., Sedivy, R.A., and Drozd, R.J., 1987, Relationship between Sediment Thermal Maturity and Reservoired Oils within Ohio, Organic Geochemistry, 11, 419-421.

Cole, G.A., Drozd, R.J., Sedivy, R.A., and Halpern H.I., 1987, Organic Geochemistry and Oil-Source Correlations, Paleozoic of Ohio, AAPG Bull., 71, 788-809.

Burwood, R., Cole, G.A., Drozd, R.J., Halpern, H.I., Penfield, I.E., and Sedivy, R.A., 1985, Carbon Isotopic Characterization of Some North Alaska Petroleums and Potential Source Rock Kerogen Assemblages, L.B. Magoon and G.E. Claypool, eds., Alaska North Slope Oil-Rock Correlation Study:  AAPG Studies in Geology 20, 123-137.

Cole, G.A., Sedivy, R.A., Drozd, R.J., Halpern, H.I., and Burwood, R., 1985, Ohio Paleozoic-Reservoir Combinations:  Source-Oil Correlation Studies, The Sixteenth Annual Appalachian Petroleum Geology Symposium:  West Virginia Survey Circular No. C-36, p.3.

Simoneit, B.R.T., Halpern, H.I., and Didyk, B.M., 1980, Lipid Productivity of a High Andean Lake, Biogeochemistry of Ancient and Modern Environments, P.A. Trudinger, M.R. Walter, and B.J. Ralph, eds., Australian Academy of Sciences, Springer Verlag, New York.

Halpern, H.I., 1981, An Investigation of Mineral-Kerogen Interactions and Their Relation to Petroleum Genesis, Ph.D. Thesis, University of California at Los Angeles, California.