About Barree & Associates
Barree & Associates is a petroleum engineering firm based in Lakewood, Colorado. We offer consulting services for companies worldwide, specializing in stimulation and well performance optimization. Our group of petroleum engineers has years of experience in the field, and will work closely with you to accomplish your goals.
Dr. Robert D. Barree is President of Barree & Associates. He has been involved in the development of hydraulic fracture design simulators and fracture diagnostic procedures since 1980 and is the primary author of the fully three-dimensional hydraulic fracture simulator GOHFER®.
Previously, Dr. Barree was a Senior Technical Consultant at Marathon's Petroleum Technology Center in Denver, Colorado. His 24 years' experience at Marathon developed extensive expertise in the areas of well completion, stimulation, numerical simulation, special core analysis, formation damage, and equipment design.
He continues to provide consultation on formation damage evaluation, well completions, and stimulation to company engineering personnel in domestic and international operations. Consulting services have been provided in Mid Continent US, Alaska, California, Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Africa, Mid East, Australia, China, and Russia including onshore and offshore developments.
John Gilbert is a Senior Engineering Consultant with Barree & Associates. He began his career as a wireline engineer with Schlumberger after completing his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Auckland University in New Zealand. Having spent seven years at various locations around the world, he left Schlumberger to pursue his Master’s in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.
Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is a Senior Consulting Engineer with Barree & Associates. Prior to joining the company in 2012, she was an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, where she taught classes in completions and stimulation for over ten years and was the founder and director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium.
Dr. Miskimins holds BS (1990), MS (2000), and PhD (2002) degrees in petroleum engineering. Before returning to graduate school and subsequently joining Mines, she worked for Marathon Oil Company for eight years as a production engineer in a variety of field locations. She specializes in well completions, stimulation, formation damage, and production issues, as well as, offers a variety of in-house short courses on these topics.
Val Barree graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1986 where she majored in mineral engineering mathematics, with minors in chemical petroleum refining and computer science. After graduation and a brief stint as an instructor at Arapahoe Community College, she focused on software development for core test analysis and instrumentation under the company name Custom Scientific Tools. Developed software included tools for the acquisition and analysis of relative permeability and capillary pressure data, as well as many other customized testing procedures.
In 1999, Val joined Bob in forming Barree & Associates. In addition to her role as managing partner, her primary duties included well test analysis and software development for the Stim Lab Proppant Consortium (including Predict-K) and GOHFER®. This company owes a great debt to Val, who devoted so much time and effort helping get the business off the ground and developing it over the years. We wouldn't be where we are today without her. Val passed away in 2011.