Eva has over twenty-five years’ experience working for major to intermediate sized petroleum companies, on Mississippian and Devonian carbonate reservoirs of western Canada. In her early days of field work, as a field assistant of the late Dr E.W. Mountjoy, she got to map some spectacular Devonian Leduc equivalent outcrops in the Main Ranges of the Rocky Mountains near Banff and Golden. She continued to develop her skills on carbonate sedimentology while completing a Master’s degree in 1994 under the supervision and mentorship of Dr E.W. Mountjoy – on the Devonian Leduc Formation in the subsurface, describing many cores from wells drilled along the Rimbey Meadowbrook reef trend between Caroline and Edmonton. An integrative approach, combined with a focus towards correctly describing and understanding rocks, remains a strong emphasis to this day in Eva’s work when resolving geological problems, and finding oil and gas, in carbonate reservoirs.
She started her career in the oil industry in 1995 with Shell Canada in their “reservoir research group”, acquiring state of the art training with Royal Dutch Shell in Holland, attending several modern reef seminars, and being involved with various exploration and development projects on Devonian carbonates. Other companies she worked for include Crestar, Gulf Canada, Pancanadian, Encana, and Enerplus adding more exploration/development drills, training and field trips to her resume. She has published several papers on the topic of carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, and regularly conducts industry courses. She has offered her consulting services since 2008 as a sole proprietor and incorporated in 2012.
She is the proud mother of one daughter and two sons, all raised to embrace diversity and inclusivity in our society. She’s an avid equestrian who enjoys spending a day in the saddle exploring mountain trails, beautiful scenery and local outcrops. Her favorite rock is a “pyroclastic mega debris flow” she mapped on the Belcher Islands in 1990 for her B.Sc. thesis, along the coast of Hudson Bay to assist a M.Sc. student in establishing the stratigraphic framework for his geochemical study of Proterozoic volcanic basalts.
Eva Drivet is a registered Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).