Who Are We?
Our team has over 100 years of combined reservoir simulation experience and has successfully evaluated over 1000 reservoirs in diverse projects ranging from large offshore reservoirs to gas storage and unconventionals.
Dr. James L. Buchwalter PhD PE
CEO - Founder
Jim is the Jim in "Gem" in I solutions.
Since maintaining the original engine on the Texaco mainframe over 30 years ago, Jim has studied every reservoir imaginable in his lengthy career and continues to innovate by developing new workflows and software enhancements as well as providing expertise to any client in need of a solution to the most difficult reservoir engineering problems.
Dr. Stephen Lipp PhD PE
Senior Algorithmic Developer
Stephen is tasked with the unique challenge of maintaining and enhancing the simulation engine.
Scaling reservoir equations to solve ever more complex models means the engine must constantly adapt and improve with all users gaining the speed, reliability, and new feature benefits of his work.
Petroleum Engineer; Support
Taylor is the newest member of the Gemini Solutions team. Leaving behind the brisk climate of Colorado where he studied PE at the Colorado School of Mines as well as being the 3rd generation to attend.
He is tasked with the opportunity to not only be a reservoir engineer but contribute in all aspects of Gemini, marketing, training, support you name it.
Vaibhav Rajput PhD
Petroleum Engineer; Development
Vaibhav has been with Gemini for over a year.
His primary responsibility is to maintain and update .NET products, with current emphasis on Merlin PVT and WCD workflow.
There are very few things Vern does not know about programming and software engineering.
With numerous patents to his name and 30 plus years of software experience, Vernon is ready to turn client needs into code realities.
Contracts & Accounting
Betty handles all of the money and thus is very important.
When she's not negotiating contracts or balancing the books you can usually find her at the nearest swim meet cheering on their 3 wonderful children.
Steve M Hodges PE
VP Consulting Services
Steve has been Gemini's primary consultant for over 15 years.
To date Steve's work has saved and made clients hundreds of millions of dollars by using insights gained from expertly constructed history matched simulation models.
Mauricio is Gemini's sales and support ambassador to Latin speaking nations in central and south America.
He is a professional reservoir engineer with decades of simulation experience working for Large E&P companies in the Americas.
Sr. Software Programmer
Rahul is an outstanding programmer and is very important to our team.
He has been with our team for ten years. His contributions to the new development are too numerous to list here .