Vitor Abreu

Vitor Abreu

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Dr Vitor Abreu is considered one of the world leaders on deep water reservoirs, proposing new deep water models with strong impact in reservoir characterization. Vitro has 28 years of experience in the oil industry in petroleum exploration, with a proven record in evaluating, risking and/ or drilling in 22 countries and 31 sedimentary basins in the 6 continents. His previous experience includes working for Petrobras, Unocal, and ExxonMobil.

As an educator, Vitor is an Adjunct Professor at Rice University, teaching the graduate course on Sequence Stratigraphy since Peter Vail’s retirement. More than 1000 students from around the globe have taken his short course on “Sequence Stratigraphy for Applied to Exploration” since the year of 2000. This course has been taught at the AAPG annual meetings, international meetings, universities, and geological societies around the world continuously since it was first offered. He is also one of the industry leaders on Sequence Stratigraphy and is the chief editor of SEPM’s book “Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Systems”, which has sold almost 4000 copies since publication in 2010.

Vitor is the President-Elect of the Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and held the position of Research Councilor also for SEPM (2004-2006). He was a Convener for the International Geological Congress held in Japan (2006) an was in the Board of Directors of STEPPE, a NSF-supported consortium (2013-2014). He was the recipient of the AAPG’s Jules Braunstein Memorial Award and was appointed AAPG’s inaugural International Distinguished Instructor in 2006.



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