Here are some examples of projects that I have carried out since I started my adventure as an independent consultant
Disclaimer: Figures are from publications and they are not related to the specific projects
North Africa exploration project
Large-size Canadian operator
Early exploration phase
3D seismic, well logs and analogs
Extensive and continuous collaboration with the operator’s regional exploration team
An extensive investigation of an underexplored basin was carried out and several carbonate prospects were recognized, mapped and characterized through the integration of 3D seismic, petrophysical logs, vintage well reports and producing analogs
Seismic facies were calibrated through the few wells available and a reliable geologic model was built
Furthermore, a forward depositional model was created, inferring and describing the sedimentation process in time of reservoir and seal rocks
Finally, through the selection and study of nearby and worldwide analogs, along with a focused seismic attribute analysis, reservoir and seal quality and distribution were determined and risked
Full assistance was provided to the client during internal peer reviews focusing both on prospect evaluation and reservoir/seal risk definition.
High satisfaction regarding the work performed was expressed by the client.
Thin section study and reservoir characterization
Middle East operator
Diagenetic evolution reconstruction
Reservoir parameter estimation
Although I usually work at a prospect/basin scale, I think an explorer should also have a background in reservoir characterization because, at the end of the day, a reservoir is one of the key elements that we look for when we are exploring. This project gave me the opportunity to apply my previous knowledge on carbonate reservoir characterization and to get familiar with more concepts and parameters, like MICP plots.
125 thin sections of Mesozoic and Paleozoic carbonate reservoirs coming from a producing field in the Middle East were analyzed and the following products were delivered:
Diagenetic products and processes
Pore system and reservoir quality
E-learning training platform for O&G professionals
I was honored to be chosen by Badley Ashton as the provider of the training course on seismic interpretation of carbonates within the Knowlah project.
This is a synthetic, one-day version of my official course, which was recorded as an audio powerpoint presentation and loaded on the Knowlah e-learning training platform, along with courses of other E&P disciplines.
Training in the Southeast
Thai national O&G company PTTEP
3 day training course
Internal case studies of exploration and development of carbonate fields
I’ve really enjoyed teaching my course “Seismic interpretation of carbonates applied to HC exploration and development” to PTTEP. It was a 3 day live remote training, split into 6 sessions for time zone reasons, which also included a very interactive final session in which several internal exploration and development projects involving carbonates were analyzed and discussed. I have to thank the Knowlah team for putting me in touch with the client and for assisting with the course logistics.