Colin McNabb-Seidl is an Oilfield Operations Specialist at the EERC, where he works with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals to integrate field operations and permitting and regulatory activities with technical information and applied research related to incremental oil recovery, unconventional oil recovery, drilling, well completion, well testing and logging, production, CO2 capture and storage, and saltwater disposal. Colin holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of North Dakota (UND).
Colin’s principal areas of interest and expertise include petroleum engineering, drilling engineering, well logging, well testing, and petroleum fluid properties.
“I appreciate that the work is so diverse, and I’m always doing something new,” Colin said. “Working on innovative projects while utilizing my skills and seeing my work applied in the field is a great opportunity.”
Colin was introduced to the EERC during his undergraduate time at UND by a student employee. He worked as a student for a few months, then as a temporary employee for nearly a year before being hired into his current position. During that time, he worked with hydraulic fracturing data for a State Energy Research Center (SERC) project and production surveillance and management, and he completed field work on drilling, coring, and logging operations.
Colin is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and enjoys spending time outdoors grilling, camping, and playing sports. He resides in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with his fiancé and visits family in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas when he is able.