Moderator: Stanley Wharton, Subsurface Imaging
Participants: Mark Longacre, MBL, Inc; Mei Liu, University of Houston; Max A. Torres, Plata Energy; Craig Schiefelbein, Geochemical Solutions International, Inc; Anthony Aming, Seisnetics
Convener Stanley Wharton moderates a discussion with presenters, who answer questions and share final thoughts to conclude Session III, Geophysical Interpretation and Play Assessment, at the Southeast Caribbean and Guiana Basins Virtual Research Symposium.
Convener: Stanley Wharton, Subsurface Imaging Company
Stanley holds a MSc and has more than 33 years of experience in the industry. He currently is President and Principal Consultant at Subsurface Imaging Company. Stanley is a member of AAPG, EAGE and SEG.
Mark Longacre, MBL
Mark earned a BS in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MSc in Geophysics from Purdue University.
With 39 years of experience in the industry, he is President of MBL, Inc., in Denver, Colorado, where he is responsible for detailed Interpretation integrating gravity and magnetics with other geological and geophysical data. Mark is a member of AAPG, SEG, EAGE, AGU, PESGB, and Fellow at the Geological Society of London.
Mei Liu, University of Houston
Mei has her PhD in progress at the University of Houston. She currently is graduate research assistant, and is a member of AAPG, AGU, Houston geological society, Geophysical society of Houston and SPE.
Max Antonio Torres, Plata Energy
Max is a Geologist from the Universidad de Tucuman, Argentina, and earned a MSc from Georgia State University.
His 35 years of experience in the industry includes positions as VP Exploration at Ecopetrol (2018 -2014) and Exploration Director at Repsol (2014 -2000). He currently is Managing Partner at Plata Energy in Houston. Max is AAPG member since 1987.
Craig Schiefelbein, Geochemical Solutions International, Inc.
Craig holds BS and MS degrees both from the University of Tulsa. He has 45 years of experience in the industry as Petroleum Geochemist.
He currently is Director of Geochemical Solutions International, Inc. in Houston, and is a member of AAPG, HGS, PESGB, EAOG and ALAGO.
Anthony Aming, Seisnetics
Anthony earned a BS with honors in Geophysics from the University of Manitoba.
With 40 years of experience in the industry, he has worked with Amoco Production Company in exploration and exploitation for Oil & Gas in projects in Canada, USA, United Arab Emirates and Oman; has also worked for the Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company (TRINTOC), Amoco Trinidad Oil Company and Western Geophysical. Using his Enterprise Architecture (Business Domain) at Baker Hughes, a GE Company, he has led several successful global projects and initiatives in digital transformation, remote operations, information technology, finance, technology and operations.
He currently is a seasoned full stream digital transformation expert sharing his knowledge and expertise throughout the Oil & Gas industry globally; Director Americas Business Development, Marketing & Support at Seisnetics, working with NOC’s, IOC’s, MOC’s and OFS’s to digitally transform processes to reduce risk and uncertainty resulting in improved capital efficiency and profitability. Anthony is a member of SEG and a past member of AAPG, SPE, EAEG and PIDX.