About Us

GrailQuest Corp. is a premier exploration and production software and consulting firm with 30+ years of industry experience.

  • 1980: Founded Swanson Consulting
    • Provided industry-leading reservoir description (30+ yrs)
      • Geological, geophysical, and engineering models, original and remaining hydrocarbons in place maps, reserves analysis and classification, depletion plans, economics, risk analysis, A&D due diligence
  • 1985: Founded Stratamodel
    • Created the first commercially available 3D geocellular modeling software in the industry
      • Merged with Landmark / Halliburton in 1994
  • 1999: Founded GrailQuest Corporation
    • Developed ReservoirGrail, the first commercially available volumetric balancing reservoir simulation software

To learn more about GrailQuest Corporation, see our company resume.

To learn more about ReservoirGrail, see the software page.

To see who is using ReservoirGrail, see the client list page.

Jeff Swanson (President)

Jeff Swanson founded GrailQuest in January 1999. With over 25 years in the industry, he continues to serve as the president of Swanson Consulting Inc. which is a global leader of geological and engineering geoscience studies for the oil and gas industry. In 1985 he co-founded StrataModel Inc. to create the first commercial 3D software for geo-cellular modeling for the oil and gas industry. StrataModel Inc. was acquired by Landmark Graphics in 1994. Jeff graduated from Southern Methodist University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Greg Stevens (Chief Technology Officer)

Greg is a 30-year operations geologist and technology veteran with experience in software product engineering and development, professional services, operations management, and product support. Greg is a founding member of the GrailQuest team and is responsible for all product development, software engineering, and product support. Greg holds a BS in Economics and a BS and MS in Geology from the University of Houston.

Don Swanson (Chairman Emeritus)

Don Swanson spent a large part of his professional career at the Exxon research lab in Houston. He resigned in 1979 to form Swanson Consulting Inc. He is the principle author of the StrataModel® patent for geo-cellular modeling. Don is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on clastic facies. Don has a BS in Geology from the University of Tulsa.