AIM GeoAnalytics has been providing reliable, high-quality geologic analytical services, geological consulting, and customized geoscience training to the energy industry since 2012. By focusing on quality analyses, customer service and timely delivery, the AIM GeoAnalytics team has become a trusted partner to our clients’ businesses.
Dr. Michael H. Hofmann, Chief Executive Officer
Michael is a founder and principal of AIM GeoAnalytics. He has worked in the energy sector for the past 15 years. His technical expertise lies in sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, petrography, and integrated basin analysis. He has worked in diverse basins in North America and around the world. After earning his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Montana, he worked as a senior geologist for ConocoPhillips' Subsurface Technology, Sedimentary Systems, and Shale Stratigraphy groups in Houston, TX. Before forming AIM GeoAnalytics in 2012, he worked as an independent consultant, providing geological expertise to energy industry. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Montana. Michael supervises and manages AIM GeoAnalytics' technical and business operations.
Dr. Marc S. Hendrix, Chief Scientific Officer
Marc is a founder and principal of AIM GeoAnalytics, and has over 30 years of experience as a geologist. His research has focused on the sedimentary record of petroleum-producing basins in North America, Central Asia, and East Africa. His expertise is in integrating geologic field observations with sedimentologic, mineralogic, petrographic, and geochemical analyses to understand sedimentation history and diagenesis and their effects on the heterogeneities and quality of petroleum source and reservoir facies. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a Professor of Geology in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Montana. Marc provides technical expertise and supervises quality control of AIM Geoanalytics' geological analysis and work product.
David T. McGee, M.S. Principal Geologist, Geological Advisor
Dave has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He has worked for Shell, Unocal, ConocoPhillips, Apache, and Maersk in capacities from exploration to development and technology. His technical expertise is in sequence and seismic stratigraphy, sedimentology, reservoir description, and integrated studies from basin- to reservoir-scale. He has worked on six of the seven continents – including in the Gulf of Mexico and the Permian Basin in North America; the North Sea, East and West Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. He earned his M.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma, and his B.A. in Geology from the University of Montana. He has published literature and presented on topics in seismic stratigraphy and reservoir description, and taught training seminars on and led field trips to diverse depositional systems around the world. Dave oversees technical projects at AIM GeoAnalytics as a senior geological adviser. He is also involved with business development.
Dr. Steven L. Bachtel, Principal Geologist/Geological Advisor
Steve has 30 years of experience as a reservoir geologist in exploration, development, and research roles. His career has focused on carbonate and mixed carbonate-siliciclastic reservoir characterization and stratigraphy using integrated datasets including core, log, seismic, production, and outcrop data. Steve has previously worked for ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Chevron and has investigated many of the major carbonate fields in the world including those in the Pricaspian Basin, Timan-Pechora Basin, Permian Basin, the Middle East, and SE Asia. Steve was an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer in 2006-2007 and has given invited talks on seismic stratigraphy in carbonates. He teaches field and classroom training seminars in Modern and ancient carbonate systems. He received his M.S. from the University of Idaho and his PhD from Texas A&M University. Steve is currently an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Austin.
Jenica J. Andersen, M.S. Senior Geologist, Geodata Analyst
Jenica brings a broad range of geological skills to AIM GeoAnalytics. She has developed global experience in the energy industry. After completing a B.S. in International Field Geosciences and a B.A. in English from the University of Montana in partnership with the University of Potsdam, Germany, she geosteered lateral oil wells in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming with Sunburst Consulting. She also worked as an exploration intern with StatoilHydro in Stavanger, Norway. Following the internship, she returned to the U.S. to complete an M.S. in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College, focusing on 2-D fluid modeling. Jenica provides geological expertise to analytical and data-driven projects and drives efforts in research and development.
Shibu Arens, B.S. Geologist, Inventory Manager
Shibu has a diverse geosciences background and holds a B.S., with honors, in International Field Geosciences earned at the University of Montana in partnership with the University of Potsdam, Germany. In his time as an undergraduate he also completed a minor in International Development Studies. He was an intern with AIM GeoAnalytics in 2015; during this time he worked on a project from the Williston Basin. Shibu works on analytical projects, provides logistics support, and applies his geological knowledge to expand the range of services AIM provides.
Brianna M. Berg, M.S. Geologist
Brianna completed a B.S., with honors, in Geosciences from the University of Montana. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester at University College Cork as part of the International Field Geosciences Program, participated in research with the Keck Geology Consortium, and was a member of the University of Montana AAPG Imperial Barrel Award team, which won the Rocky Mountain Section competition in 2015. She worked as a Geotechnician with Rio Tinto Kennecott before returning to school to receive her M.S. in Petroleum Geosciences from University College Dublin. She was an intern with AIM GeoAnalytics in 2016, during which time she worked on an exploration project in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Brianna applies her diverse geologic knowledge to analytical projects throughout a range of services provided by AIM, with a focus on Petrographic and Mineralogic analysis."