Contact Information

  • AJ Chavero
    (619) 818-7584


-Experienced Geoscientist with over seven years in the oil and gas industry.

-Effective collaborator across geoscience, reservoir engineering and data analysis disciplines.

-Skilled in multivariate data analysis and computational statistics, Petrel, Interactive Petrophysics, SeisWorks, PetroMod; and computer-Aided Design, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Canvas, Photoshop and Illustrator.

-Dedicated team member with experience working on multidisciplinary projects covering multiple aspects of the petroleum geology.

-Fluent in English and Spanish.


San Diego, CA, USA


*2015-05 - Current Operation Manager
AdVenture Games Team Building, San Diego, CA
-Plan and organize activities, details and timelines for around 20 Team Building events per month.
-Manage brand awareness and online marketing campaigns.
-Improve page content, keyword relevancy, and branding to achieve search engine optimization goals.

*2014-07 - 2015-05 Exploration Geologist - Seismic Interpreter
PDVSA Exploration And Production, Venezuela
-Worked on 2D and 3D seismic interpretation integrating well logs, created synthetic seismogram, velocities modeling and Time–Depth conversion.
-Seismic and structural interpretations in Eastern Venezuelan Basin.

*2012-07 - 2014-07 Petroleum Geologist
PDVSA Production, Venezuela
-Developed the stratigraphic, structural, sedimentological and petrophysical models of 10 reservoirs comparing them with production information and reservoir engineering information to consolidate the static models (3D models) using Petrel in a Certification of Reserves project.

*2010-01 - 2012-07 Engineering Draftsman
PDVSA Corporation, Venezuela
-Visited worksites and made initial drawings and compiled date necessary to complete drafts.
-Completed the migration and digitization of 89 maps that were only found on papers using MicroStation and AutoCAD.
-Executed CAD drawings and updating of field plans for the construction and operation teams.

*2008-06 - 2010-01 Reservoir Geologist
PDVSA Production, Venezuela
-Developed and wrote annuals technical reports to the relevant authorities from 2008 to 2010.
-Evaluated inactive or wells with low production of hydrocarbons in order to incorporate new opportunities.
-Executed mud logging activities and lithological control while drilling a development well in Anaco, Venezuela.

*2004-01 - 2006-12 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Universidad De Oriente, Venezuela
Taught structural and geologic concepts 3 times per semester to undergraduate students.

Awards and Certifications

-Reservoir Geomechanics (Stanford University)
-Data Acquisition Surface Geology
-Geochemical modeling with PetroMod (Schlumberger) Certified -Characterization Oilfield
-Sedimentary Environments
-Petrophysical Characterization Reservoir Geostatistics applied to reservoir engineering

-School honor roll. Universidad de Oriente, 2002, 2003 y 2005.
-Outstanding results in drilling activities, PDVSA, 2010.


-Problem solving
-Team building
-Adaptability to new challenges Multitasking
-Great working relationships with multicultural teams
*Microsoft Office
*Petrel - Modeling software
*Interactive Petrophysics - Petrophysics Modeling
*SeisWorks - Seismic Interpretation
*PetroMod - Modeling software
*Microstation - Drafting software AutoCad - Drafting software
*Canvas - Editor software
*Photoshop and Ilustrator - Editor software


2013-10 - 2015-05
Universidad Venezolana De Los Hidrocarburos - Venezuela
MS Characterization and Exploitation of Reservoir
GPA: 18 / 20 (70% completed)

2002-06 - 2007-12
Universidad De Oriente - Venezuela
Bachelor of Sciences - Engineering Geologist
GPA: 7.29 / 10, 2nd rank out of 12 graduates.