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Dr. John H. Barwis

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Institute for Analytical Philately Inc
P.O. Box 8035
Holland , Michigan 49422
United States

Company Description: IAP is pleased to announce that we have concluded a Center of Excellence agreement with Western Michigan University (WMU). WMU is home to the Paper Technology...   more

Employment History


  • PhD degree , geology
  • BA Degree , geology
  • MA Degree , geology
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Dr. John Barwis, President, ..., 7 June 2015 [cached]
Dr. John Barwis, President, says that "IAP intends to fund a variety of studies that will solve long-standing philatelic problems through scientific inquiry. Importantly, we expect all researchers to publish their work so that their results may be applied by all those philatelists that follow us."
Joining John are Jim Allen, Harry G. Brittain, and Mark Schwartz.
John H. Barwis, President and Senior Fellow
John H. Barwis, President and Senior Fellow
Moreover, Dr. John Barwis, ..., 7 June 2015 [cached]
Moreover, Dr. John Barwis, Vice President and Senior Fellow at IAP, as well as a serious student of classic U.S. material, says "Not only will IAP researchers be able to use the NPM facilities, but we will also have access to the philatelic collections.
IAP Vice President John Barwis addressed the Board of Directors of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society in January 2010. This has resulted in the completion of an Alliance Agreement with the USPCS.
Formed more than 60 years ago, the USPCS has a simple credo prominently placed on their web site, "We emphasize the need to share the results of our studies and research with fellow students and collectors. But most of all, we are here to promote enjoyment and fun from a hobby that has given us many hours of pleasure."
John is excited that "this agreement opens the possibility of funding larger, even more important research on U.S. Classic issues through the possibility of cost-sharing between our two organizations."
John H. Barwis, President and Senior Fellow
Officers & Chapters, 27 May 2014 [cached]
John Barwis President
John Barwis; Dr. Charles J. DiComo; James A. Allen; David D'Alessandris
Scientific Philatelic Research Home Page, 24 Jan 2013 [cached]
John H. Barwis, President and Senior Fellow
Dr. Barwis retired in 2003 after 25 years with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. His career comprised a wide range of technical and leadership positions, including stints as a Chief Geologist, Exploration Manager, and Manager of Geological Research, as well as Technical Director and Member of the Board of Shell U.K. While serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers he conducted research in sedimentology and hydrodynamics at the Hydraulics Laboratory of the U.S. Waterways Experiment Station.Prior to military service he managed an Arctic drifting station owned by the Office of Naval Research, spending more than 15 months on the north polar ice pack. e has contributed more than 50 articles and government publications to the geological literature in coastal geomorphology and hydrodynamics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, as well as petroleum exploration and production. He holds BA, MA and PhD degrees in geology.
Dr. Barwis has been a stamp collector for 59 years, most recently specializing in the classic issues of the United States, the first issues of Victoria, Australia, and the postal history of Philadelphia. His exhibits have won national and international gold medals, as well as grand awards in the United States and Great Britain. He is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and President of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society. He serves on the Long Range Planning Committee of the American Philatelic Society, and is a member of many philatelic organizations. His publications include contributions to the American Philatelic Congress Book, The Chronicle, and The Collectors Club Philatelist. His most recent publication on the first issues of Victoria won large gold and the grand award for literature at the New Zealand national exhibition, as well as gold medals at the national exhibition in Melbourne and Stampshow in Pittsburgh. John won the Champion of Champions competition in Pittsburgh, Columbus, OH in August 2011.
Hart's E&P Net: April 2003 Issue, 1 April 2003 [cached]
John Barwis, well engineering manager for Shell UK E&P and founder of that company's Gamechanger technology development process, talked of technological maturity where the more mature the technology, the less risk of failure.
And we all know mistakes can be expensive.Barwis described a North Sea drilling operation 5 years ago involving a single well on a high-pressure, high-temperature prospect where the reservoir temperature was 310°F (154°C).There were considerable problems on the operation.Shell was pushing the drilling technology envelope, and it went seriously wrong.The project was US $55 million (£35 million) over the authorization for expenditure budget, Barwis said."The NPV (net present value) of that reservoir will never be positive," he said.
His story illustrates the cost of trying new technology and failing."If we understand the cost of failure, a crucial consideration is probability" Barwis told his audience.
He suggests the industry needs to change its perspective from value of cost and the value of failure to the probability of cost and failure."Oil and gas exploration and production may be the least risk averse endeavor in the industrial world," he suggested.
Barwis pointed out Shell is making "extensive use" of online bidding, which he said is good for procurement staff within operators and for vendors,"Because we are not spending $100,000 putting a bid together."The same factor applies to contractors, he suggested."It is good for the operator and good for the supplier.
"E-bidding is here to stay, I am afraid, and you are going to see more of it."
Asked if e- procurement could be altered to reflect the overall value of using new technology - which may not be covered purely by the bid price on an invitation to tender - Barwis suggested that issue is better tackled by licensing authorities within national governments, which could amend licensing rules to provide incentives for innovation.
"If it becomes more capitalistic, you would see technology being slammed into the ground a lot faster than it is now," Barwis said.
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