About Miocene, Inc.

Petroleum Engineering & Operating Services

Miocene, Inc. exists to provide expert petroleum engineering and upstream oil and gas operating services to our clients. We do not accept "because that's the way we have always done things." We relentlessly strive to solve our clients' needs with innovative solutions that are cost-effective, efficient, and provide superior results.

For nearly 40 years, Miocene has been helping clients in the oil and gas industry. We've worked on most major oil and gas basins in the USA and numerous basins around the world, including the Middle East, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Specialized Experience

Miocene has specialized experience in two major areas outside of our everyday petroleum engineering services:

  1. Solving issues faced by property developers related to former oil and gas operations conducted in major metropolitan areas that are undergoing re-development.
  2. Supporting financial institutions in managing distressed assets that are undergoing restructuring or in the bankruptcy process.

Finding Solutions for Land Owners

Miocene helps landowners find bypassed or missed value in oilfields that have been sold, plugged, or abandoned. We have the ability to assist landowners in converting the sites for agriculture, commercial and residential use. Many of our clients have come to us after frustration with navigating the complex and sometimes expensive work in converting a property. Miocene helps landowners the entire way, including challenging government agencies and finding solutions to meet landowner goals.

Miocene Clients – Who We Serve

Our core customers include:

  • Oil and gas operating companies
  • Property developers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Law firms
  • Oil and gas investment companies
  • Oil and gas mineral rights owners
  • Public utility and private underground natural gas storage companies
  • Solid Waste Landfills

Miocene Company History

Miocene, as we know it today, was first formed in 2015 when Alan White purchased the assets of Jack Cook Petroleum Engineering Consultants. Jack performed Petroleum Engineering services in California for over 50 years. Alan retired from Oxy Oil and Gas Company, where he served in a variety of engineering and operations management and executive roles. Alan now operates the business as Miocene, Inc. – Petroleum Engineering and Operating Services.

Miocene staff have extensive experience in all reservoirs and operating environments in California. The reservoirs include experience in drilling, completing, and stimulating the Monterey/Antelope Shales in Santa Barbara and Kern Counties, including the Cat Canyon, Elk Hills, Asphalto/Railroad Gap, Monument Junction, Buena Vista, North Shafter, Rose, and South Belridge Fields.

Additionally, Miocene staff have experience in the Stevens sandstone reservoirs at Rio Viejo, Landslide, Paloma, Yowlumne, Buena Vista, and Elk Hills Fields. Operating environments include urban, agricultural, mountains, and sensitive environmental habitat regions of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties, as well as all Northern California dry gas basins.