Dick Nieuwland

Dick Nieuwland

Dick Nieuwland graduated in geology at Leiden University and did a PhD at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra. He joined Shell in 1979 and worked as research geologist in structural geology in the Shell research lab in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. He then worked for Shell as production geologist in Thailand and as chief geologist in Turkey, thereafter resuming his carrier as senior research geologist at Shell Research. In this position he was responsible for technical advice in exploration and production; he developed and gave in-house workshops and seminars for Shell and for a number of State Oil Companies. Dick joined the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1999 where he is in charge of the sandbox modelling. In 1999 he founded NewTec, a consultancy company though which he continues to be active in the E&P business.