Contact Information

  • Luis Bravo
    +57 305 251 8361

Description

Geophysicist with solid experience in Oil & Gas exploration and production projects internationally, specialist in 2D & 3D seismic interpretation, seismic attributes, data analysis and integration of geological, geophysical and engineering information for reservoir characterization and regional studies, subsurface mapping, fractures, volumetrics, rock physics, inversion and modeling; generation and evaluation of new ventures, prospects and development opportunities with multidisciplinary approach.

Experience boosting efficiently exploration and development strategy through adequate technical management of acquisition, processing and interpretation of geophysical and reservoir data, reducing costs by order of MMUSD.

With a balanced geological and geophysical knowledge, combines technical strength with adaptability, creativity and analytics to solve problems, lead and collaborate with work teams and identify critical needs in Oil & Gas projects that integrate geosciences in order to improve efficiency, optimizing resources and generating value; reaching goals and supporting decision making.

Location

Bogotá, Colombia

Experience

+15 year of solid experience in Oil & Gas exploration and production projects internationally, specialist in 2D & 3D seismic interpretation, seismic attributes, data analysis and integration of geological, geophysical and engineering information for reservoir characterization and regional studies, subsurface mapping, fractures, volumetrics, rock physics, inversion and modeling; generation and evaluation of new ventures, prospects and development opportunities with multidisciplinary approach.

Awards and Certifications

Winner of the 1st SEG Latin American Challenge Bowl. Cartagena, Colombia 2008

Skills

- Executes workflows for seismic data interpretation, attribute analysis to determine reservoir architecture, seismic geomorphology, fractures, carbonates, elastic parameters, fluids, and contacts.
- Knows techniques of amplitude versus offset (AVO), rock physics, inversion.
- Performs seismic and well data calibration, synthetic seismograms, velocity models and depth conversion.
- Knows the main elements of geomechanics, pore pressure estimation, non-conventional Shale and Heavy Oil reservoirs.
- Background in geology, sedimentary environments, sequential stratigraphy, structural styles and petrophysics.
- Performs integrated interpretation at regional, sub-regional and prospective levels to identify and characterize stratigraphic or structural traps in different geological contexts.
- Knows the main elements and tools for data analytics and data science, AI and Machine Learning applied to geosciences, processes monitoring and improvement and business intelligence.
- Recommending appropriate work and exploratory programs, including drilling, seismic and geophysical studies
- Planning and project management; ability to set technical goals, quality expectations and success criteria.

Systems: Petrel, IHS KingDom, SeisEarth, Hampson & Russell, GIS mapping, Microsoft Excel, Power Bi, Basic Python and others

Education

Geophysical Engineer
Central University of Venezuela, 1999

Magister in Earth Sciences
Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela, 2010

Integral Training Program in Reservoir Engineering
PDVSA, 2000: one year of (theoretical and practical) training in production techniques in oil and gas fields, artificial lift methods, drilling and completion of wells, production geology, reservoir integrated studies, hydrocarbon reservoir management and other relevant courses.

Project Management diplomaed
Colombian School of Eng. Julio Garavito, 2017