Gustavo Côrte (Heriot-Watt University)
Is a postdoctoral research associate at the Edinburgh Time Lapse Project in Heriot-Watt University. He has a physics background with an MSc by the University of Campinas, Brazil, and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, both with research focused on Reservoir Geophysics and 4D seismic interpretation. Gustavo also has previous industry experience, providing onsite technical support for seismic inversion and reservoir characterization projects at Petrobras, Brazil, as a Beicip-Franlab employee. His recent research topics have been focused on 4D seismic inversion to pressure and saturation changes, involving Bayesian frameworks for uncertainty quantification and the exploration of Machine Learning techniques. His main research interests are on seismic inversion, reservoir monitoring, uncertainty quantification and seismic history matching.
Jonathan Brain (Shell)
Jon has over 20 years of 4D experience and is Shell’s Principal Technical Expert for 4D Seismic. He has worked on dozens of projects in the North Sea and consulted widely across the globe. During this time, he has worked across the full 4D workflow, from acquisition design and qc, through processing, interpretation, inversion and close the loop. He is based in Aberdeen, providing QI support for Exploration and Development projects and spends his spare time exploring the wilds of Scotland on rock climbing and mountaineering trips.
Marcos Grochau (Petrobras)
Marcos received PhD from Curtin University (Australia), Master’s degree from
UNICAMP and the Science Academy of Czech Republic (Prague) and Bachelor’s
degree from UFRGS University (Porto Alegre, Brazil).
Mona Hanekne Andersen (Equinor)
Specialist Reservoir Geophysicist and leading the Geophysical Reservoir Monitoring Competence Group in Equinor. Started in Research with lithology and fluid prediction work, moved over to Exploration to get seismic interpretation experience - but did not find any oil and hence moved over to production assets. Worked with 4D seismic in three decades and was involved in the piloting and full field installation of a permanent seismic system at Snorre Field. Since 2016 heading up the competence group to ensure experience transfer, competence building, standardizing workflows, evaluating seismic demand and monitoring strategies for field development and production projects across the company.
Professor Florian Doster (Heriot-Watt University)
[PhD, Stuttgart University, 2011] is Professor for Multi-Scale Multi-Phase Flow Modelling in the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and Program Director for the MSc program Subsurface Energy Systems. Previously he worked at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University and the Department of Mathematics at University of Bergen as well as the Institute of Computational Physics at Stuttgart University. His research interests include the study of multi-physics multi-phase flow phenomena in porous media and their appropriate physical and mathematical description across length and time scales. He focuses on phenomena related to CO2 storage, flow in fractured porous media and hysteric phenomena such as trapping. His research is funded by the ACT(BEIS), European Commission, US Department of Energy, the Scottish Energy Technology Partnership, Norwegian Research Council, Foundation CMG, Total, BP and Petronas.
Dan Clarke (Shell)
Since 2013, Dan has worked across several different pre-salt fields in appraisal and
development settings. His main interests are reservoir characterisation, deployment of
new technology and the integrated interpretation of geophysical data to generate value
and impact decisions.
Babak Jafarizadeh (Heriot-Watt University)
Is a faculty member in the Institute of Geo-energy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. He holds a PhD in Investment and Decision Analysis from the University of Stavanger in Norway, and before joining academia, has worked as a senior economic analyst in the energy industry. His research aims to improve business decision making by integrating finance, engineering, and decision analysis. He is the author of the book “Economic Decision Analysis”.
Dr. William Burnett (ExxonMobil)
Earned a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geophysics at University of Texas at Austin, where he focused on seismic diffraction imaging. Will entered the geophysical industry as a seismic land crew worker in 2002, but since joining ExxonMobil in 2011, he has held a broad range of research and applied roles involving seismic survey design, ground-penetrating radar, induced seismicity, FWI, and applications of specialized imaging. Most recently, Will coordinated global seismic reservoir monitoring programs as ExxonMobil’s 4D seismic technical team lead, and is currently a geophysical coordinator for their Guyana programs.
Adeoye Adeyemi (TotalEnergies)
After graduating from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria & Heriot-Watt University, Institute of petroleum Engineering, Edinburgh, I joined the deep-water exploration team of Total E&P Nigeria Limited as an exploration geophysicist in 2007.From there, I moved on to a Development/Reservoir Geophysics position in an integrated asset team still in Nigeria. In 2013, I joined the 4D Seismic monitoring team in the TotalEnergies Technical center (CSTJF) in Pau, France for 2.5 years. Afterwards, I moved to the Seismic Processing and Imaging Team for another 2.5 years. In 2017, I returned to Nigeria where I eventually became Head of Geology & Geophysics of a deep-water asset.I returned to CSTJF, Pau France to head the 4D Seismic monitoring team in Pau in 2019 and today, I lead the Seismic Characterisation and Monitoring team at TotalEnergies CSTJF Pau, working on various seismic characterization and (timelapse) monitoring projects globally spread across clastics, carbonates, unconventionals and CCS contexts. My career has taken me through various technical, managerial and leadership roles. In my spare time, I enjoy playing football and driving with family.
Denis José Schiozer (University of Campinas)
is a Full Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, Director of Center for Petroleum Studies (1998-2002, 2014-2020), Chair of Energy Simulation (since 2014), Director of EPIC Research and Education, and researcher 1A from CNPq. His research interests are reservoir management, reservoir numerical simulation, decision analysis, and integration of reservoir simulation with reservoir characterization and production facilities. He holds a BSc. in Aeronautical Engineering at Aeronautical Technological Institute (1986), MSc. in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Campinas (1989), Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University, and MBA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (1997). Over 500 publications, 95 M.S. dissertations oriented, 30 Ph.D. theses oriented. Awards: Academic Zeferino Vaz - UNICAMP (2000 and 2019), Excellence in Education and Research SPE Brazil (2006 and 2015), winner ANP Innovation 2018 (project UNICAMP-SHELL), finalist ANP Innovation 2019 (project UNICAMP-PETROBRAS), 30 awards with students.