Dorian Holgate, P. Geol. is the
principal consultant of Aptian Technical Limited, an independent
petrophysical consulting practice, specializing in well log
evaluation of conventional and unconventional reservoirs, and
rock mechanical properties in support of stimulation design.
Dorian graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in
Geology in 2000 and completed the Applied Geostatistics Citation
program from the University of Alberta in 2008. After
graduation, he began working in the field for BJ Services (now
Baker Hughes) and completed BJís Associate Engineer Program.
Later, he joined BJís Reservoir Services Group, applying the
analysis of well logs to rock mechanics to optimize hydraulic
In 2005 Dorian joined Husky Energy as a Petrophysicist and
progressed to an Area Geologist role. He completed a number of
petrophysical studies and built 3D geological models for
carbonate and clastic reservoirs.
Beginning in 2011, Dorian worked as an Associate Petrophysicist
with Ross Crain, P.Eng. until Ross's retirement in June 2016.
Dorian is a Member of CSPG, SPE, SPWLA, CWLS, and a Registered
Professional Geologist with APEGA.