Michael Melancon

Michael Melancon

Michael Melancon

President

President, Lead Consultant (2007-Present)
Offshore Technical Compliance (Covington, LA)

Responsible for field inspection of offshore drilling and production facilities to ensure compliance with federal environmental and safety regulations. Records check for qualifications of personnel, maintenance of critical equipment and safety procedures.

Regional Supervisor, Office of Production and Development (1996-2007)
Mineral Management Service, Dept. of Interior (New Orleans District, LA)

Led a team of 75 engineers, geologists, geophysicists, technicians and other staff performing the functions of Unitization, Suspensions of Production and Operations, Royalty Relief, Down Hole Commingling, Gas Cap Production, Maximum Production Rates, Surface Commingling, Production Measurement, Conservation Information Documents, and Enhanced Recovery.

Chief, Reserves Section (1988-1996)
Mineral Management Service, Dept. of Interior (New Orleans District, LA)

Responsible for leading a large team of engineers, geologists, geophysicists, technicians and other staff to developing proved and unproved reserve estimates for the federal outer continental shelf in the GOM.

Supervisor, Resource and Economic Evaluation Unit (1981-1988)
Mineral Management Service (New Orleans, LA)

Led department responsible for completing the engineering and economic evaluation of offshore federal tracts receiving bids providing the basis for bid acceptance or rejection decisions regarding the awarding of federal leases.

Staff Engineer – Unit Supervisor (1971–1981)
US Geological Survey (New Orleans, LA)

Staff engineer assigned to review reservoir engineering studies, down hole commingling reviews, enhanced recovery applications, and unitization. Promoted to Supervisor, Rate Control Unit in 1976. Supervised Diligence Unit in 1978 to review all suspension of productions and operations, Natural Gas Policy Act Applications and Plans for Exploration and Development.