Donald W. BrizzolaraDonald W. Brizzolara – Consulting Geologist

Donald Brizzolara represents 35 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development geology (Prudhoe and Kuparuk fields), and experience as a successful prospect generator resulting in oil discoveries (Kuvlum, Midnight Sun/Sambuca) in the North Slope of Alaska.

In his consulting geologist work since 2005, Donald has drawn on his understanding of Alaskan petroleum geology including the North Slope, interior basins, Cook Inlet, Alaska Peninsula and offshore federal waters. His consulting work has been diverse and ranges from wellsite geologist to conducting regional geologic evaluations for firms such as ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP | $76.82B), Shell (NYSE:RDS.A | $214.03B), Pioneer, and Linc Energy.

Earlier in his career, Donald was employed by ARCO Alaska, Inc as an exploration and development geologist, specializing on the North Slope but also working most of Alaska's diverse petroleum provinces. During that 20-year period, he added value to ARCO's operations in CPF-3 Kuparuk River Field, Lisburne Field and the Endicott Field.

He later worked for the Alaska Division of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Oil and Gas (DOG) as a senior petroleum geologist. His responsibilities included regional evaluations of oil and gas potential for the North Slope foothills province as a well as the Alaska Peninsula.

Donald received a B.S. degree in geology from California State University, Hayward (1975) and an M.S. degree in geology from the University of California, Davis (1979).