Led by a seasoned petroleum consultant with more than 25 years of reservoir evaluation and production operations experience, Mire & Associates, Inc. delivers high-quality evaluations that meet clients’ needs and timelines.


Van Odell Senior Advisor-Geology

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A geologist with 26 years of global exploration and development experience, Van Odell has led or participated in regional studies, prospect identification and maturation, field development and well operations. He has also been involved in drilling more than 50 wells and in making major discoveries such as the 500 MMBOE Corocoro (Venezuela).  Odell has also had the opportunity to work on onshore projects not only here in the United States, including Alaska, but at points around the world such as Ecuador, Chad, Angola, Nigeria, India, Namibia, Indonesia, Russia, West Shetlands, Lybia and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Experience
  • Independent Consultant, Houston        2003-Present                   
    Delta R, Houston                                2001-2003
    Grey Wolf Geosciences, Houston        1999-2001
    Conoco, Inc., Houston                        1987-1999
    Dubai Petroleum, Co., Dubai, UAE     1984-1987
    Conoco, Inc., Ponca City, OK            1983
  • Education

  • B.S. Geology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1983
    B.S. Forestry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1975