Dr. David P. Craig is Oxy’s Unconventional Technology Improvement Manager working within the Unconventional Reservoir Technical Support group. Dr. Craig is also the developer of DFITpro.com, which provides cloud-based DFIT analysis tools, and previously, Dr. Craig was a consultant for Reservoir Development Company where he developed a method for identifying the number of producing fractures in a multifractured horizontal well and developed a process for identifying, evaluating, and stimulating bypassed or ineffectively-stimulated zones in oil or gas wells. Dr. Craig earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1989, an MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1991, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.
Dr. Craig has been an in-house consultant for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation between 2012 and 2016, and Dr. Craig worked as a Chief Engineer with Halliburton where he developed reservoir engineering technology and a prototype mathematical model for analyzing complex hydraulic fracture patterns. Dr. Craig is the inventor listed on 10 United States patents or patent applications—5 patents relate specifically to DFIT design, implementation, and interpretation methods. Dr. Craig has also written and presented 14 papers on DFIT technology since 1999.
Dr. Craig was awarded the Henry Matson Technical Service Award from the Denver Section of SPE in ""recognition of significant contributions in engineering design and diagnostics of hydraulic fractures,"" and in 2006 Dr. Craig received the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University."