Eva has over fifteen years experience working for major to intermediate size petroleum companies, on Mississippian and Devonian carbonate reservoirs of western Canada. She first developed her passion for carbonates while attending McGill University geology undergraduate program. One of the many highlights of her undergraduate studies was working as a field assistant in the Main Ranges of the Rocky Mountains near Banff and Golden, for a Ph.D. student supervised by the late Dr E.W. Mountjoy. Mapping spectacular exposures of Leduc equivalent Devonian reefs in Banff national park and surrounding areas was a unique opportunity to get a full appreciation for the three dimensional vertical and lateral variations characterized by this depositional setting. She continued to develop her skills while completing a Master’s degree in 1994 under the supervision and mentorship of Dr E.W. Mountjoy – this time studying the Devonian Leduc Formation in the subsurface, describing many cores from wells drilled along the Rimbey Meadwobrook reef trend between Caroline and Edmonton. An integrative approach was used by incorporating data from regional mapping, petrography, logs and geochemistry. This integrative approach, combined with a focus towards looking at rocks, remains a strong emphasis to this day in Eva’s work when resolving problems in carbonate reservoirs.
She started her career in the oil industry in 1995 with Shell Canada in their “reservoir research group”, acquiring state of the art training with Royal Dutch Shell in Holland, attending several modern reef seminars, and being involved with various exploration and development projects. Other companies she worked for include Crestar, Gulf Canada, Pancanadian,
Encana, and Enerplus adding more exploration/development drills, training and field trips to her resume. She has published several papers on the topic of carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, and regularly conducts industry courses. She has offered her consulting services since 2008 as a sole proprietor, and incorporated in 2012.
Eva Drivet is a registered Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). She lives on an acreage NW of Calgary with her husband, three children, three horses, two dogs and one very old cat. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, trail riding and playing with her horses.