U3 Explore Venezuela project is focused on reducing the risks in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) into the Venezuelan energy sector. The first step towards this goal is the creation of a validated and reliable digital knowledge repository of Venezuela's oil and gas and natural resources via cloud-based Sustainable Development Data Center (SDDC).
The company specializes in projects involving the exploration, appraisal, development and modeling of deep-water clastic reservoirs, specifically building deep-water databases and reservoir models from core, outcrop, seismic and other data. Associates include Dr. Kick Kleverlaan, Dr. Janet Thornburg, Dr. Kevin Pickering, Dr. Markus Leishman and Jeff Brame.
ChronoSurveys, Lda is a Geological Consultancy that offers integrated services to the Oil & Gas and Mining industries, Research institutions and Geological Surveys internationally. We are a group of consultants with vast international industry and academia experience, working with Precambrian to recent sediments and a variety of geological settings.
Actus Veritas specialists with experience in Oil Exploration & Production with Major & National oil companies, who have delivered major projects & saved millions of dollars by initiating efficiencies and improving & streamlining processes and ready to help with your CCUS solutions and energy transition strategy
Catalina Luneburg, PhD is the owner and director of TerraEx Group, a Geoscience training and consulting company with an innovative services model. She is a recognized Structural Geology/Tectonics expert with over 25 years of experience in academics and the HC industry. She specializes in the validation of HC basins worldwide and has a proven track record in structural geology modeling, 2D/3D balancing and restorations as well as HC estimates, 3D frameworks, fracture prediction. She has held positions with Halliburton, GeoLogic Systems and Midland Valley.
Reservoir and production engineer responsible for the engineering, economic evaluations, and portfolio of the projects. He has more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry. In the past, his primary focus was generating profitable opportunities to grow reserves by developing and stewarding reservoir management plans, including infill target maturation, surveillance, and production optimization plan fully aligned with the field development & depletion strategies. Ability to work collaboratively, helping to decarbonize industry with carbon capture and storage for the energy transition.
Geologist with expertise on hydrocarbon exploration and production areas, proficiency in sedimentary processes and associated geo- and bio -events, facies distribution, and geological reservoir characterization, clastic and carbonate reservoirs. Industry researcher with publications about stratigraphy, micropaleontology (foraminifers), sedimentary environment interpretations and reservoir geology and sedimentology. Expertise as a university professor teaching stratigraphy, and as a thesis advisor, granting knowledge transfer to graduate and undergraduate students.
Katya is one of the founders of Actus Veritas Geoscience and U3 Explore. She has more than 30 years of experience in the Petroleum Industry. Katya is a uniquely qualified professional with experience in geoscience, geospatial analysis, design, and implementation of specialized technical assessments and technologies in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. She is now applying her oil and gas subsurface characterization skills in decarbonization projects in regional and injection site assessments.
Technical advisor Geologist with more than 20 years of International experience most recently involved in unconventional plays exploration in Neuquén basin Argentina. Integrating exploration and development projects, from regional to prospect delineation. Clastic and carbonate petroleum systems experience, well log basic analysis and detailed well correlation. 2D & 3D seismic interpretation and sequence stratigraphy analysis. Hydrocarbon volumetric estimation, risk and economic assessment. Bid round blocks evaluation and new ventures experience. Ending PhD in sequence stratigraphy.
Geóloga de la Universidad Central de Venezuela con Master of Science de la Universidad de Toronto. Ha trabajado en la dirección de Geología en el Ministerio de Energía y Minas en Petrología, Petrografía y Mineralogía, Estudios mineralógicos por Difracción de Rayos X con énfasis en arcillas, Yacimientos Minerales, Geología de Superficie. Profesora Fundadora de la Carrera de Ingeniería Geofísica de la Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas – Venezuela por 20 años. Actualmente: Jubilada: Profesora en la Carrera de Ingeniería Geofísica del Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra
Kevin’s 37 years of experience in technical leadership and SME roles has resulted in a deep integrated understanding of exploration, development and project oversight in deepwater petroleum systems in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea & West Africa. He has also worked extensively in the Middle East & Australasia. As a Divisional and Corporate Chief Geologist he developed significant experience in integrated project assurance, & individual and team development. He has developed/delivered short- and long-form courses for industry in Play-Based Exploration and Integrated Project Development.
In his early career, John Pantano focused on numerically determining fluid flow and characterization of source rocks, seals, carrier beds, and reservoirs. He took that knowledge to help characterize and remediate large super fund and industrial impacted ground and surface water systems in the next decade and a half. After working directly for ARCO, BP, and Saudi Aramco, he has consulted for large and small firms in the energy and environmental field. John is passionate about cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions for demanding business ventures.
I am a Systems Engineer from UNIMET Venezuela with expertise in Software Design for Digital Photogrammetry and Mapping. Being one of the founders of Oficina Técnica Geosoft with more than 25 years of experience, I design many solutions that made our company shine as the only one in South America to develop soft copy technology for several years. Also, I have involved in Operations Research & Logistics Software development for more than 10 years allowing our customers to attain great success as Logistics service providers Both in Mexico and the US.
Jon (Jonathan) has worked in Oil & Gas company upstream operations since 1985, providing vital operational set-up and support for land and marine seismic 2D, 3D and 4D as well as rig positioning activities in relation to the positioning and mapping of associated surveys. These activities include evaluation of bids, contract specification, onsite validation, and field processing of data as well as post-survey position processing reviews to solve mapped errors caused by human and software problems.
Senior Geoscience Advisor at U3 Explore, G&G Manager at New Stratus Energy, and Associate Professor at Universidad Simón Bolívar. Geoscientist with extensive experience in exploratory analysis and integration, passionate for new technologies applied to solve geotechnical challenges. Skilled in uncertainty reduction and functional play visualization for exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and subsurface container characterization.
I have a degree in Geodesy and an MSc. in Geophysics. I have more than 50 years of experience performing and managing projects in the area of Cartography and cadaster here in Venezuela. Some of the projects I have managed: oil industry's geodetic network using inertial technology, airborne Radar mapping in South Venezuela, geodetic network in large cartographic projects, several hydrographic studies, all related field studies for power electrical submarine cables, I do also have experience in performing and coordinating geophysical projects in shallow water environments.
Oil and gas professional with over 39 years experience in the crude oil and gas industry, 18 of which in the transportation processes and measurement (operations and maintenance). Extensive experience supporting high-profile pipeline projects and custody transfer operations. Exceptional analytical ability, talent for managing information, and experience leading teams
Víctor es conocido por sus interpretaciones integradas de datos potenciales con información de de pozos, sísmica 2D/3D, mapas de geología de superficie y profundidades magneto-telúricas. Reúne una extensa Base de Datos Potenciales del Noroeste de Suramérica que incluye Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. Es autor de los Mapas de Anomalía de Bouguer e Intensidad Magnética Total de Venezuela y Colombia. Ha desarrollado “software” para la implementación de las Bases de Datos Gravimétricos y Magnéticos de Venezuela y áreas vecinas y también para la integración potencial con otras fuentes
Biostratigrapher (Foraminifers specialist), stratigraphic data analysis for inland and off-shore wells, and integrated analysis. Limnologist with expertise in water analysis in rivers, lakes and reservoirs with phytoplankton expertise. More than 20 years of experience in exploratory data analysis for ecology and geology, with unidimensional and multidimensional statistics analysis.
Senior Geoscientist and Structural Styles Advisor with over 30 years of experience in Tectonics, HC Exploration, and Geological Risks. Expert in different structural settings: Active and Passive margins, Salt and Shale tectonics, Foreland and rifted basins, Gravity-gliding and gravity-driven deformations, and Mass-Transport Complexes.
Marel Sanchez has a Master of Science degree in Geophysics and more than 25 years of experience in subsurface characterization as a geoscientist working in fast-paced result-oriented multicultural & multidisciplinary project delivery teams. She has strong technical expertise in basin/play/asset evaluation, block/asset acquisition, technology selection and implementation fit to local project conditions, and decarbonization projects. She leads business development and resource characterization projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
Over 17 years of experience in the seismic industry. Bruce served as a lead Surveying Engineer. He has directed, acquired, and managed multiple 2D and 3D survey projects onshore and offshore. Bruce had experience of working all over the world with various datums (Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Bolivia, Tanzania, Suriname, Brunei & USA) and logistics. His survey experience to date has included the processing, drawing, editing, digitization, and cartography of topographical surveys.
Extensive experience in reservoir simulation and reservoir analysis. Her industry experience includes interdisciplinary projects in reservoir characterization development, has participated in activities in geological and petrophysics interpretation. In these projects, my principal role has been the mathematical modeling to analyze existing reserves and assessment, conducting reservoir development planning. Currently Board member of Venezuelan American Petroleum Association VAPA as a treasurer
Co-founder of Cartogeo (ESRI Venezuela local partner), a consulting company that offers products and services in the areas of geodesy, GIS, Mapping, and Remote Sensing. With 30 years of experience as a Geodetic Engineer performing and managing projects for the generation, conversion, and updating of cartographic information, as well as in the acquisition, processing, and analysis of remote sensing images from optical and radar sensors on satellite and airborne platforms. Professor of GIS, Cartography, and Photogrammetry at the Central University of Venezuela and at the Simon Bolivar University
Geologist engineer specialized in stratigraphy, biostratigraphy (expertise in Micropaleontology) and geochemistry. Proficiency in sequence stratigraphy applied to outcrop and well correlations of onshore, and offshore areas. 35+ years of knowledge in the exploration and development of HC basins (Tertiary-Mesozoic-Paleozoic) of Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, and Kuwait. Experience in clastic and carbonates petroleum systems, regional play evaluation to reservoir scale. Professor and thesis advisor of Stratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, Micropaleontology in the Central University of Venezuela
Andreina Martínez, muchos años de experiencia en el negocio petrolero, graduada como Geólogo en la Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela, con Certificado en Gestión del Talento Humano, en la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello y Grupo Hay, Administración de los Hidrocarburos (UCV- Escuela de Economía) y Geofísica Aplicada (Université Pierre e Marie Curie, Paris, Francia, no culminado). Mi experiencia en la Industria Petrolera abarca Geofísica y Geología de Exploración, Informática, Planificación y Gerencia de Conocimiento, donde ocupe diversas posiciones técnicas y supervisorias;
Dr. Stephen Cossey is chief geoscientist at Cossey and Associates Inc. providing geoconsulting. He has more than 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He worked for Conoco Uranium exploration and International Exploration and Sohio/BP prior to starting his own company in 1995. With Sohio, he was working in oil & gas exploration in frontier areas of the US. He spent 2 years based at BP Research in Sunbury, UK, and helped to start BP’s deep-water research program. The remainder of the time at BP was spent working on exploration in the onshore US
Gil is a Geologist with a Ph.D. in Stratigraphy and Petroleum Geology with ten years of Oil & Gas industry experience. He worked in specialized and project teams as an Exploration Geologist and Biostratigrapher. Gil is familiar with all stages of petroleum exploration and development planning, from new opportunities to pre-development. He has an extensive background in seismic interpretation and sedimentary fairways analysis using seismic attributes.
Subsurface-oriented consulting in upstream oil & gas development and potentially geothermal in the longer term. Reservoir simulation, competitive intelligence, new business development (opportunity screening). I make recommendations for investment decisions in the upstream oil & gas industry, based on reservoir modeling and analysis of data from multiple sources. To date, I have participated in projects totaling $20 billion in capital investment, with ~4 billion boe of hydrocarbon resource volume.
Scotty Salamoff is a geophysicist QA Engineer for Bluware Corp. He specializes in the design, implementation, and integration of geoscience-specific neural network and machine learning solutions to deliver data-supported rapid-turnaround interpretations. In addition to his skills with Machine Learning and Data Science, Scotty is an experienced play validation and evaluation specialist with worldwide basin exposure. Scotty is an accomplished classroom instructor, public speaker, and author.
Highly qualified international executive with over 20 years of demonstrated leadership as an Oil Field Services executive. Operated as an officer in private equity mode with a successful exit in 2006, subsequently operated as an officer of a US public company for six years until it became private. Successfully expanded global markets, introduced new technology, and achieved year-on-year international growth of > 30% from 2006 -> 2009.
Holds a BSc in Physics from Simón Bolivar University in Venezuela and a MSc. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), USA. With over 30 years of petroleum experience, managing integrated G&G projects, resource assessment and drilling operation in exploration and production, he founded IGS a G&G services company with 17 years in the market serving companies across the Latin America region. Jesus has authored over 30 technical papers and is a specialist in AVO and attributes for seismic reservoir characterization.
Globally experienced and motivated Geophysicist more than 25 yrs. experience in the oil & gas industry. Expert in Quantitative Interpretation and Pore Pressure. Skillful in geophysical exploration, application of statistics in the classification of geological facies, lithology type and hydrocarbons fluid content. Adept at collaborating with and managing geoscientist personnel ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach to all aspects of reservoir development to establish, promote and execute affordable and target-oriented exploratory and production projects in the petroleum industry.