JAMES H. TRAEN
President – Downhole Well Services,
Traen has over twenty years of multifaceted experience in the geophysical and
environmental consulting fields. Mr. Traen has extensive background in borehole
slimline electrical and optical imaging servicing the groundwater and
geotechnical industries. His multilevel experience includes data acquisition,
processing, interpretation, and reporting; project management; and marketing.
Specifically, his experience includes analyzing geophysical data employing
software programs to form two and three dimensional graphs of the subsurface.
Mr. Traen has researched problems with on-site data processing to determine why
results were inaccurate or nonobtainable. Mr. Traen has supervised field
acquisition layout parameters, operations, and initial analysis as per client
request and extensive test site technical data communication and evaluation with
client exploratory field staff mapping potential hydrocarbon traps.
- Presently is
the founder and president of Downhole Well Services, LLC, a company
established to provide visual, optical, acoustic, and geophysical logging
services to the water well industry.
Recently Mr. Traen was the Downhole Services Manager for the Upper Midwest’s
leading provider of geophysical logging services to the water well
industry. Duties entailed all facets of the business from marketing at
conventions to field data acquisition to lithologic interpretation to
invoicing and collections.
as Downhole Slimline Services Manager on hundreds of projects.
Responsibilities included acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
data; client communications, and marketing.
as Geophysical Operations Manager/Technician on over 50 projects.
Supervised the acquisition of near surface magnetic, electric, ground
penetrating radar, and seismic surveys.
Acquired, processed, and analyzed Vibroseis, dynamite, Weight Drop, gravity,
reflection, refraction, and uphole static data constructing graphs of
potential hydrocarbon traps in Kenya, Sudan, and Pakistan.
as a field based Quality Control Technician Supervisor for Geophysical
Services International, Dallas, Texas with work location in Saudi Arabia.
Responsibilities included: bird dogging parameter compliance of Vibroseis
crew operations, programming drilling, acquisition, processing, and
interpretation of dynamite source uphole static program.
State University, Mankato, Minnesota
- Studies in
concentration in Geophysical Processing and Basic Petroleum Geology
- 40-hour OSHA
1910.120 Hazardous Materials Handling Training, with annual refresher
Water Well Association, Minnesota Rural Water Association, American Water
Works Association, Wisconsin Water Well Association, Wisconsin Rural Water
Association, Iowa Water Well Association, National Groundwater Association,
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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