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Panel Discussion II: How is Geophysics Enhancing the Geological Understanding of Caribbean Stratigraphy? (English and Spanish Discussion)

SW Caribbean Virtual Symposium Presentation
AAPG Distinguished Lecture

Hear Andres Pardo, Antonio Velásquez, and Andrea Ortiz-Karpf debate how geophysics enhance the geological understanding of Caribbean stratigraphy configuration. The panelists talk both in English and Spanish throughout the discussion.

The panel discussion took place on 23 July 2020, as a part of the Southwest Caribbean Basins Virtual Research Symposium.


Andres Pardo, Universidad de Caldas

Andres earned a BSc in Geology form the Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, and a MSc and PhD both in Geology from the Universite De L'Etat A Liege, Belgium.

With 31 years of experience in the academy, he is currently Titular Professor and researcher at the Universidad de Caldas in Manizales, Colombia, where he also administrates the Instituto de Investigaciones en Estratigrafía-IIES (Stratigraphy Research Institute).

He previously worked at the ANH and is a member of the ACGGP and Professional Council of Geology, Colombia.

Antonio Velásquez, Ecopetrol S.A./p>

Antonio graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a BSc degree in Geology. He also holds a MSc in Geology from the same university and a MSc in Geophysics and Seismology form the Colorado School of Mines.

With 15 years of experience in the industry, he currently works at Ecopetrol Brasil as Exploration Assets Manager, where he leads the exploration team responsible for prospect generation and maturation, and is also on charge of project management, economical evaluations, TCR / Alt.TCR roles in partnerships and operations follow-up in offshore assets located in both PreSalt and Ecuatorial Magin basins.

Antonio is a member of AAPG, SEG, EAGE and ACGGP.

Andrea Ortiz-Karpf, Ecopetrol S.A.

Andrea earned a BSc in Geology form the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a PhD from the University of Leeds.

In her 15 years of experience in the industry, Andrea has worked in companies as BP and Equion. Currently, she is Technical Advisor for the Exploration Vice-presidency at Ecopetrol in Bogota, where she supports the exploration VP by prompting technical quality and rigor, and implementing technical standards.

Andrea is a member of AAPG, ACGGP and IAS.

Jaime Checa, Occidental Petroleum

Geophysicist with 30 years of experience in seismic acquisition and processing. Current manager of geophysical projects for OXY in Colombia.

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