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.
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.
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. 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.
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 .
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, 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 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 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.
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