Olivier Houze holds an Engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique (1982) and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University (1983).
In 1983 he joined Flopetrol-Johnston (Schlumberger) as a well test field engineer in the Middle East.
was later assigned to the interpretation research group in Melun, France.
In 1987 he
with Dominique Bourdet and wrote the first versions of Saphir
, a Pressure Transient Analysis program.
Olivier Houze has served as KAPPA Managing Director since 1991.
was involved in numerous SPE forums and workshops on well test interpretation and related topics.
was a co-author of the last SPE Monograph on Pressure Transient Testing (2009).
He is a scheduled SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2012-13 seasons.
Olivier Houze is also on the SPE Board of Directors, as the Technical Director in charge of Reservoir Description and Dynamics for 2012-2015.