Contact Information

  • Salvatore Rabbio
    (720) 524-7816
    (303) 917-5667


AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist with 32 years of diverse experience in domestic exploration. Sucessful track record of finding oil in multiple basins utilizing 3D seismic and subsurface geology. Team player accustomed to working closely with geoscientists, engineers, and management. Management, Team Leadership, and Mentoring experience. Work experience in Gulf Coast onshore, GOM shelf and deepwater, Rockies, Permian Basin, East Texas, Michigan Basin, Italy and Tunisia. Expert in application of computer aided exploration tools including Kingdom, Landmark, LESA (petrophysics), and Petra. Communication and technical presentation skills.




Denver, CO


Area worked include Deepwater and Shelf Gulf of Mexico (Norphlet, Miocene), Gulf Coast onshore Texas and Louisiana (Yegua, Hackberry, Frio, Austin Chalk, Eagleford, Nonion Struma, Wilcox), Delaware Basin (Abo, Montoya, Devonian), Animas Arch Colorado (Spergen, Osage, Shawnee, Fort Lewis), DJ Basin (Niobrara), Powder River Basin (Minnelusa, Tensleep), Williston Basin (Lodgepole, Duperow, Mission Canyon), and Michigan Basin (Silurian Reefs, Prairie Du Chein).

Awards and Certifications

Certified Petroleum Geologist, AAPG
Professional Geologist, Wyoming Board of Certification
2009 - Employee of the Quarter Award, Catamount Exploration
2004 – Employee of the Quarter Award, Aspect Energy
 2002 – Oxy Recognition Award for mentoring a Summer Intern
 2002 – HGS Presidents Award
 2001, 2002 – HGS Summer TechnoFest Chairman
 2000-2002 – HGS Emerging Technologies Committee Chairman
 2000-present – Oxy College Recruiter for Colorado School of Mines
 1996-2000 – HGS Emerging Technologies Committee Member
 2000 – Oxy Recognition Award for reviving Oxy’s college recruiting program
 1999 – Oxy Recognition Award for initiating and managing Landmark upgrade project
 1998 – Oxy Recognition Award for outstanding work in the Norphlet Gas Project (GOM)
 1988 – Excellence in Masters Research Award from Michigan State University


3D Seismic interpretation
AVO and Synthetics
Log Analysis/Petrophysics
Mapping using Kingdom, Landmark, and Petra
Wellsite work including wireline logging, coring
Log correlation
Integration of rock data
Technical presentations
Well planning and operations Geology
Excellent communication skills
Management/ Team Leadership
Mentoring skills
College Recruiting


MS Geology - 1988 - Michigan State University
BS Geology - 1985 - Michigan State University