VII Escuela De Verano 2019 29, 30 y 31 de Mayo

Escuela de verano 2019


 The VII ESCUELA DE VERANO 2019: NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN PRODUCTIVITY AND ENHANCED RECOVERY OF OIL AND GAS is a scientific event organized each year since 2011 and this year

will take place at the National University of Colombia. The main objective of the seventh edition of this conference is to provide the last advances in new technologies applied to productivity improvement and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes based on the current challenges of the oil and gas industry. This has been a significant event in Colombia for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals where they share their advances regarding petroleum science and engineering. 



  • CEOR
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Petroleum Engineer & M Sc from National University of Colombia, Medellín, 2004. 15 years experience in reservoir engineering, production and field operations. I have worked as a stimulation and fracturing operations engineer for Halliburton in Colombia, Mexico and in Permian Basin, United States and later as a formation damage and stimulation engineer designing chemicals and fractures jobs for Halliburton Colombia with a SIGMA LEADER cataloging. Linked to Ecopetrol S.A. since January 2010 in an engineering department working like a stimulation and fracturing engineer for Cupiagua, Cusiana and Piedemonte fields, currently formation damage specialist in the technical management area in charge of new technology implementations. 


Diana M. A. Masiero

BSc in Chemical Engineering from the National Technological University, Argentina. From 2013 to   date,  she  is  working  as  Senior   Reservoir   Technologist  at  YPF  Technology SA, Reservoir Engineering Area.   She   led   projects   related   to  Water Quality issues for Secondary Recovery, Enhanced   Oil   Recovery  (EOR) in conventional reservoirs.  Currently,   she  is   in charge of EOR projects     in     unconventional     reservoirs  (shale),  characterization   of   tight   gas   sand    and volcanoclastic origin reservoirs, and evaluation of nano and microgels for IOR using microfluidic techniques. She is a reference of the Laboratories of Petrophysics, RMN and EOR of YPF Technology SA,   being responsible for the acquisition of the equipment and start-up of the laboratories. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as Head of the Special Essays Sector in INLAB. She was in charge of EOR, Non-Conventional studies, Formation Damage  for  different   companies. Responsible for Quality Management, S & SO.    In 2008,  she  was responsible for implementing and  carrying  out  the  certification   of  the Quality Management System of the company, under   the ISO 9001: 2008 Standard


Dr. Pedro Pereira-Almao

Dr. Pereira   graduated  as    a Chemist   in    1976 and obtained a  doctorate  in   Heterogeneous catalysis, both from L'Universite de Poitiers, France, in 1979. He was a  chemical    engineering professor at the "Universidad de Los Andes" in Merida- He dedicated  1 4 years  as a  Research 

and Development Leader at a major  Petroleum    corporation   where he  co-invented         and coordinated the development of the two major competitive  upgrading technologies,  named Aquaconversion  and  HDHplus. Dr. Pereira has 7 patents  on  the  areas and   processes above mentioned.  His   activities   nowadays  pursue significant improvements   to the upgrading of Athabasca bitumen and other Alberta  and  Canadian  heavy   oils  by    combining  research  in applied catalysis  targeting    specifically    designed    catalysts,   with    research of   upgrading processes   integrated   with   the   selective   separation   and  conversion  of     coke   precursor

 molecules  from   selective   deasphalting and gasification. This has the potential  to  generate technology commercialization that will promote cost-effective conversion of the bitumen and heavy oil reserves in Canada and throughout the world into valuable products. Key aspects of Dr. Pereira’s research group include: evaluation of field and in-situ upgrading paths; synthesis of catalysts   from    nano   to  conventional   size  and  development  of  catalytic  processes for upgrading and refining; monitoring of process variables; evaluation of upgrading schemes, 

and; conceptual engineering to process heavy crude oils.


Sócrates A Acevedo

 Emeritus professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Ciencias de la Escuela de Química.  Professor   in   organic  chemistry   and   physical   chemistry.   Research Activities in Chemical structure, dispersed and colloidal systems; emulsions, both /W   and W/O with over 70 international    articles    published.     Director     of     20   postgraduate   Thesis.   Coauthor of six international patents.   Research   related  links to   Universidad    Nacional   de Colombia,   Sede Medellin; to University of Pau, France; to the IMP and other research institutions. Consultant at PDVSA Intevep for many years . 


Dr. Elizabete Fernandes Lucas

Chemical Engineer (1986) and MSc(1990) and PhD(1994) in Science and Technology of Polymers (UFRJ, Brazil). After having worked in companies, she is currently full     professor at the Institute  Macromolecules (UFRJ). She has been coordinating the Laboratory    for   Macromolecules   and Colloids in the Petroleum Industry (LMCP)   for   25 years,   which has   ISO     certification.  She is Coordinator of the Scholarships Program of Brazilian Agency of Petroleum,   Gas   and    Biofuels (ANP) of Polymer Additives and Nanosystems applied to Petroleum Industry. She has presented approximately 300 works at conferences, has published approximately 150 papers,   has written one technical book and two specialized dictionaries, and has translated two books.    She    also holds four patents. She developed about 30 projects with petroleum industry. She   has advised 28 doctoral students thesis and 43 master’s dissertations and is currently   advising     6 doctoral and 5 master students.


Dr. Vicente Torres

Dr Vicente Torres, Geological Engineer (UNAM, 1985) and Master in Exploration in Energy Resources (UNAM, 1987). Currently, Dr. Torres is Professor of Geochemistry at the UNAM. Performs applied research in the exploration and exploitation of non-conventional oil fields and improved hydrocarbon recovery, through the direction of the projects: "Mathematical / numerical / computational model for the simulation of reactive multiphase flow in fractured porous media associated with processes of combustion in situ "and" Integral modeling of oil fields: geological, petrophysical, geochemical and advanced isotopic methodologies ". Chemical equilibrium modeling in oil well waters; Methodologies for the control of mineral deposits in wells. He designed and directed the creation of the Laboratory of Petrofísica y Geofluidos sponsored by the SENER-Conacyt Fund, operating since 2012. Dr. Torres currently directs the creation of 34 geological, geochemical, isotopic and petrophysical methodologies for the integral characterization of oil fields.

Dr Torres collaborates in the integral characterization of naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs, terrigenous deposits and geothermal deposits, Pemex, Petricore, Stratascan, Enal, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Secretariat of Energy and UNAM


Dr. Mario Minale

Dr. Mario Minale is Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. He got the PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Naples   “Federico II”. He holds 3 undergraduate awards and 2 laureate dissertation prizes. He is member of: The International Committee of Rheology – ICR; The European Society of Rheology Committee; The executive board of the Italian Society of Rheology – SIR. Mario Minale is   author   of more than 120   publications   on international Journals,  books  and   on proceedings  or  books    of abstracts of scientific conferences. In last years, his activity mainly focused on transport phenomena and non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics.    Also, He   has   studied   the   asphaltenic  crude   oils    with   special   interest on the relation between   composition   and   rheology   and   on   the effect of solvent addition on the asphaltenes microstructure.  Finally  he  was   involved   in   the innovative study of the manure anaerobic digestion to maximise the H2 yield.


Dr. Masoud Riazi

Dr. Masoud Riazi is currently Associate   Professor,   Director at Enhanced Oil Recovery research   center   and   Vice   dean  of research of   School   of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Dr Riazi received his BSc.   in   Petroleum     Engineering  (specialization in Production Engineering) – at Petroleum University of Technology, Iran, 2003, M.Sc.   in Chemical   Engineering (specialization   in   Reservoir Engineering) – Tehran University, Iran,   2006   and   PhD   in   Petroleum   Engineering  – at Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 2011.    He  has   five   year   experience   as   reservoir   engineer   and   senior consultant   in national  and   international  oil companies. Dr Riazi’s research interests are  in  enhanced  oil  recovery,  and  multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media. He performs experimental and numerical research into aspects of fluid transport in porous systems.


Dr. Francisco Carrasco Marín

Prof. Dr. Francisco  Carrasco   Marín holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Granada (July 1984). He obtained the degree of Doctor in November of 1988   with the qualification   of   Apto    "Cum Laude", being  Extraordinary  Doctorate  Award  of   the University of Granada in the biennium 1987-1989. After a postdoctoral stay funded by the MEC, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Pennsylvania State University, USA), during the 1989-1990 course, he has held various   positions   in   the universities of Jaén and Granada since 1990. Associate Professor of the University of Jaén in 1993. Associate Professor of the University  of Granada since 1996     and   Full Professor of this University since 2009. For the last   years his research has focused on the preparation of advanced carbon materials, through    the      polycondensation   of various aromatic monomers with formaldehyde and from agricultural waste and their applications as catalysts, in decontamination processes and in   energy    applications such   as   energy   storage     in supercapacitors   and     as catalysts   in   O2   and     CO2 electroreduction.   He   is   member   of   the   Spanish  Carbon Group, vice-president of its Board of Directors, member of the Spanish Catalysis Society and of the Specialized Group of Adsorption of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry, member of its Governing Board.




Professor in Plastic Arts of the National University of Colombia, with Specialization in Aesthetics, Art and Ecology and Master in Philosophical Aesthetics from the same University. Professor in the Undergraduate in Plastic Arts and the Master's in Visual and Plastic Arts. Researcher in Cultural Studies and Social Artistic Practices. Mainly he has dedicated himself to the construction of models of reading and comprehension of complex systems, developing proposals for the National University of Colombia, the University of Antioquia, Emerson College and the Ministry of Culture. As an active artist he has exhibited his work in the main museums and artistic spaces of the country, highlighting the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, the Museum of Antioquia, Santa Fe Gallery and the Luis Angel Arango Library. Professor Luis Serna has developed transdisciplinary research proposals with the Department of Writing Studies and the Film Department at Emerson College, the Department of History at Duke University and the communication faculty at the University of Antioquia. Currently develops proposals for cultural studies in mining environments - jewelers with De La Mano, CIMEX, CiB and AMR