Roderick Perez is working toward a PhD in Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma with Dr. Kurt Marfurt. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he completed his undergraduate degree (2007) in Geophysical Engineering at the Universidad Simon Bolivar (Caracas, Venezuela), after studying at OU his senior year as an exchange student. In 2007, he returned to OU for grad school and completed his M.S. in Geology in 2009, under the direction of Dr. Roger Slatt. His PhD dissertation research is focused on seismic attributes (AVO, pre-stack seismic inversion, reservoir characterization, history matching) in conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the Fort Worth Basin and Horseshoe Atoll in West Texas.