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BRT Energy Advisors is an E&P Consulting Services Company founded in 2010 by Allen Bertagne, a highly-experienced geoscientist with a deep understanding of the technical, operational, and business aspects of E&P as well as a track record of successfully executing projects in today’s Digital and often-Virtual environment.

Since 2010, BRT has grown into a Team with expanded technical skills that combines knowledge, experience and know-how to create new measurable value and reduce E&P risks


BRT is committed to efficient execution, quick turnaround and clear, concise communication.

We have successfully completed Projects ranging from the most technical, to primarily business-oriented, from domestic to international, and clients have ranged from Majors to Small Independents, from Oil Companies to Service Companies, and have also included Individual Investors requiring an independent third-party perspective.


BRT Energy Advisors’ Founder is fully-proficient in modern workstations as well as Data Management and Data Sources, the Cloud, and fast-moving modern Technologies.  He has been enthusiastically sharing his ideas and insights with the next generation for years, most recently as Technical Coordinator of the SEG EVOLVE student Program.  

Worldwide Experience

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About the Founder

Allen Bertagne is a hands-on, fully-Kingdom-proficient, geophysicist/explorationist with more than 35 years experience gained while working in numerous basins around the world

After receiving a B.Sc. in Geology from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College and an M.A. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin, he worked for Exxon and explored in the Wyoming Thrust Belt and other Rocky Mountain Basins.


Next, he worked for service companies including CGG, PGS, Core Lab, and Fusion Geophysical, providing exploration and production analysis and advice to domestic and international oil companies. 


From 2006-2010, he was the lead Geoscientist in Shell’s Gulf of Mexico Commercial Team and was responsible for business deals with a total value of more than $500 million.   

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In 2010, after raising the necessary drilling funds, he became Country Manager in France for a 2-year exploration campaign in the Aquitaine Basin, on behalf of an exploration JV that included a company he founded, Hexagon Natural Resources


After completing the France project, he worked in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Colombia for 18 months at Shell, before participating as a Geophysicist and Investor in a new Deepwater Gulf of Mexico $2 billion exploration startup, Venari Resources


Since January 2015, he has been a Technical Advisor to several companies, primarily providing high-end integrated interpretation using the IHS Kingdom Suite

Drilling Operations in the Bassin D’Aquitaine, France A “guided tour”
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Drilling Operations in the Bassin D’Aquitaine, France

A “guided tour”

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In his spare time,  Allen has served on The Leading Edge Editorial Board, as First Vice President of the SEG and was named as an Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston in recognition for his contributions to the profession and the industry.  Over the years, he has  also  presented lectures and short-courses to many students and in December 2017, he also accepted responsibility as SEG EVOLVE Technical Coordinator.

About the Founder

Lead Advisors

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Allen Bertagne

Allen Bertagne is a hands-on, fully-Kingdom-proficient, geophysicist and explorationist with more than 35 years experience gained while working in numerous basins around the world


Jenny Thompson

An expert in seismic volume interpretation and visualization specializing in post stack seismic attributes, structural mapping, seismic stratigraphy, and data management utilizing multiple software platforms. Developed techniques for rapid horizon and fault interpretation resulting in reduced cycle time for mapping and improved interpretation quality.


Rocky Detomo

Provide technical advisory for Exploration, Development and Production teams and projects. Teach and provide lectures and courses in geophysical evaluation, especially Exploration Evaluation & Risking, QI Geophysics and Integrated Reservoir Geophysics. Over his career he has worked with 18 different software packages.

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Nancy House

Worked as a geophysicist for multinational corporations and small independent oil companies primarily as an interpreter in on and offshore US, South America and Africa (West and East), and other areas. She is second-generation oil field, growing up in Wyoming, Colorado, US,, South America and Singapore.

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Bernard Laugier

42 years of experience in Exploration and Production around the world, specializing in multi-disciplinary data integration using state-of-the-art geophysical workflows, volume interpretation and Machine Learning techniques. Proficient in multiple software platforms including Petrel.  In-depth knowledge of acquisition processing and velocity model building with extensive experience in CO2 storage and geothermal projects.

Additional  Advisors

Ivan Puckett - E&P Project Engineering a

Ivan Puckett

E&P Project Engineering

and Technical Design Manager

Allen D. Gault - Drilling and Completion

Allen D. Gault

Drilling and Completions Engineer


Krzysztof (Chris) Wojcik 

Geoscientist - Exploration Quantitative Interpretation, AvO Technologies, DHI Assessment & Prospect Risking


Niyi Adisa

Geologist- Petrophysicist-Engineer

Conventional & Unconventional Plays

Technology Advisors

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Jesus Nevarez

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Mario Ballinas


Johnathan Torres

Expertise in all major modern workstations including the Kingdom Suite, Decision Space, Paleoscan and Petrel. Extensive experience in Data Loading, Data Management, Coding, the Cloud, Virtual Operations, as well as participation in SEG EVOLVE 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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