Moderator: Freddy Corredor, GeoStrAp
Participants: Victor Ramos, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Fernando Martinez, Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile); Willy Gil (Repsol); Tomas Zapata, Repsol; Guillermo Fuentes, Universidad Santo Tomás, Incaic Exploration
Convener Freddy Corredor moderates a discussion with presenters, who answer questions and share final thoughts to conclude Session I, Structural Geology and Tectonics, at the Andean Basins Virtual Research Symposium. Discussion in English and Spanish.
Convener: Freddy Corredor, GeoStrAp
Freddy is a geologist, explorationist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He holds a BSc in geology from the National University of Colombia, a MSc degree in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD candidacy in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University.
He started his career with Occidental Oil and Gas in Colombia where he led the discovery of the 100 MMBOE Gibraltar Field, now operated by the NOC Ecopetrol. In 1998 he moved to the U.S. and during that time he held internship positions with Oxy, Chevron, BP and Shell. In 2004 he joined Shell E&P Company in New Orleans as senior structural geologist for the Gulf of Mexico assets.
In 2006 he returned to Colombia where he has held various executive positions including Founder and Director at GeoStrAp SAS; Director of New Ventures Latin America at Casa Exploration LLC; Exploration Manager of Vetra E&P Colombia; and Executive VP Exploration at Amerisur Resources PLC.
Victor Ramos, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Victor is Doctor with 50 years of experience in the industry. He currently is Emeritus Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a member of AGA and AAPG.
Fernando Martínez, Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile)
Fernando earned a PhD from the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, where he currently works as associate professor and main researcher at Andean tectonics. With 22 years of experience, he has previously worked as structural and regional geologist at PDVSA, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela and assistant professor of University of Chile.
Guillermo Fuentes, Universidad Santo Tomás, Incaic Exploration
Guillermo graduated on geology and got his PhD on structural geology and tectonics in the University of Chile. He has participated with the AMTC in two geology national maps for the Geological National Survey (SERNAGOMIN) and has been consultor in economic structural geology for major companies as Antofagasta Minerals, as well he has lead generative mineral exploration projects for covered zones in the north of Chile. He has been research fellow at Universidad Santo Tomás and academic in others universities in Chile.
He currently is Assistant Professor at Universidad Santo Tomás, where he is responsible for field and structural geology courses, head of applied structural geology and geotectonics group at the university. He also works as Exploration Manager at Incaic Exploration SpA.
Willy Gil, Repsol
Willy earned a PhD from the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse III. France.
He currently is Structural Geology Advisor at Repsol E&P in Madrid, Spain. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, he has held positions in the company in different countries such as Repsol E&P USA, Repsol E&P Peru, Repsol E&P Venezuela, Repsol E&P Ecuador.
Tomas Zapata, Repsol
Tomas earned a geology degree from the University of Buenos Aires; Argentina; a PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca New York; and was part of the Director Development Program (PDD) at the IAE School of Business, Universidad Austral, Argentina.
With 25 years of experience in the industry, he currently is Director of Exploration Americas Assets for Repsol USA Corp. at The Woodlands, USA, where he is responsible for the whole Exploration Business Activities (Planning, access, execution, abandonment) of Repsol in the Americas Region (Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Brazil, Mexico, US. GOM, Alaska). He has previously held positions at YPF S.A., Argentina, and at University of Buenos Aires as Associate Professor of Petroleum Geology).
German Andres Pardo Torres, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
German earned a BSc in Geology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and is a MSc in geology candidate from the same university.
During his 9 years of experience in the industry, he has worked in consulting companies in Colombia. Currently, he is Structural Geologist at the Hydrocarbon Division of the Colombian Geological Survey in Bogotá, where he is responsible for structural analysis of fracture patterns, kinematic evidences, and deformational processes related to Unconventional Shale Reservoirs.