May 2013 - Present:

Feb 2019 - Present: Lead Simulation Engineer Berri Field

Responsible for all reservoir simulation tasks for Berri Field

  • Berri is one of the largest and oldest oil field in Saudi Arabia.
  • Prepared reports, simulation models, supporting documentation and data for external valuation.

July 2017 - Feb 2019: Senior Simulation Engineer - Gas

Aramco Initial Public Offering (IPO)

  • Prepared 22 gas simulation models (NAG) for external valuation.
  • Prepared reports, simulation models, supporting documentation and data for external valuation.

Responsible for all gas reservoir simulation activities in the Carboniferous and Permian formations

  • Managed 22 non-associated gas fields (Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian formations).
  • Led interdisciplinary teams of 20 professionals. Performing fast peaced reservoir simulation studies. Led project initiation, planning, execution and closure, presentations to stakeholders, proponent and managers.

July 2014 - July 2017: Simulation Engineer - Gas

Responsible for all gas reservoir simulation activities in the Permian

  • Responsible to manage all reservoir simulation studies in the Permian formation (8 fields).
  • Led project documentation, presentations to managers and peer reviews.

Project champion of internal software development at Aramco

  • Responsible for testing, training and deploying new reservoir simulation applications.
  • Wrote over 10 thousand lines of code to automate PVT and SCAL table construction, data conversion, data retrieval and well planning.
  • Project liaison of a Joint Industry Program. Introduced an advanced history matching technique into Aramco.
  • Designed scripts to speed up data processing and reservoir simulation activities.

Performed special simulation studies and optimization

  • Optimized the simulation run time of complex near critical fluid models by 80%.
  • Conducted CO2, N2 and gas cycling studies.

In charge of all Satellite Gas Fields - early Permian Formation

  • Responsible to manage all reservoir simulation studies in the early Permian formation (10 fields).
  • Optimized the required number of wells to efficiently produce the assets.
  • Increased NPV of the assets.

May 2013 - July 2014: Junior Simulation Engineer - Gas

Participated as core team member in 3 major gas simulation projects

  • Subject matter expert in History Matching
  • Championed history matching and prediction studies
  • Performed quality control and assurance

May 2013 - Present: Knowledge Transfer and Mentoring

Led the Knowledge Sharing departmental initiative

  • Organized monthly meetings attended by over 80 professionals.
  • Modernized the meeting format to boost audience and interest in the initiative.

Mentoring

  • Lectured a 2 weeks course at Aramco’s internal university (UPDC).
  • Trained 15 young professionals.
  • Training included:
    • Introduction to reservoir simulation.
    • History Matching.
    • Field development optimization.
    • Field performance prediction and uncertainty.

In charge of the departmental knowledge transfer program

  • Organized biweekly meetings attended by over 80 professionals.
  • Operational Excellence - Knowledge Management champion.
    • Part of the Operational Excellence program identifying gaps, measuring KPI’s and implementing mitigation plans.

Aug 2011 - May 2013: MSc

MSc Earth Sciences and Engineering

Scholarship: Kaust Fellowship (70 thousand dollars)

  • Kaust Provost Award. Granted for exceptional students entering the university.
  • Thesis: History Matching of 4D Seismic Data Attributes using the Ensemble Kalman Filter.
  • GPA: 3.70 (A-).
  • Advisor: Ibrahim Hoteit.

Jan 2011 - July 2011:

Software Engineer - Analyst

Responsible for creation and maintenance of test cases

  • Implemented new accounting modules, developed graphical interfaces, migrated modules written in Delphi to C#.
  • Wrote SQL queries.
  • Performed software maintenance tasks.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2010: BSc

BSc Physics: Ranked in the top 5% of the class.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010: Intern at the Center of Biological Engineering

  • Responsible for developing a software for automatic quality control of mammographic images

Jan 2008 - Dec 2009: Scholarship: National Council for the Science and Technological Development – CNPq

  • Research project: Construct low cost physics experiments to aid classroom teaching

Jan 2007 - Dec 2010: Teaching assistant

  • Teacher Assistant of the courses F 609 and F 709 lectured by professor Lunazzi, J.J.
  • Performed presentations to public high school students

Programming Languages:

Language Experience Technology Experience
C Visual Studio
C++ Git
C# SVN
Delphi Bugzilla
F# SLB Petrel
Matlab SLB Eclipse
Python GigaPOWERS
R MS Scripting
SQL Linux Scripting
VB MS Office

Patents and Awards:

  • 2020 Patent US 10,670,753 History matching of time-lapse crosswell data using ensemble kalman filtering.
  • 2011 Kaust Provost Award. Granted for exceptional students.
  • 2005 Brazilian Physics Olympiad. Silver Medal. Brazilian Society of Physics (SBF). National competition attended by 50 thousand students.
  • 2004 Brazilian Physics Olympiad. Silver Medal. Brazilian Society of Physics (SBF). National competition attended by 50 thousand students.

Publications:

Authored/Co-authored 10 published works in distinguished journals and conferences: SPE, IEEE and American Journal of Physics. Full list here (Google Scholar)

                     
Citations:61
H index:4
                   
Citations since 2016:40
i10 index:2

Contact:

Please feel free to contact me for any inquire.