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A. Derek Arriaga

A. Derek Arriaga

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A. Derek Arriaga joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2011. As a geophysicist he has extensive experience with geophysical database management, 3-D seismic interpretation, 2-D seismic survey analysis, prospect evaluation, and seismic analysis of carbonate and clastic reserves studies. Prior to joining D&M, Arriaga worked as a seismic engineer at Schlumberger WesternGeco, gathering experience in seismic signal processing and image quality enhancement.

Arriaga graduated from Texas Tech University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in geosciences, with an emphasis in geophysics. He is an active member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Timor-Leste

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • 3-D seismic interpretation and attribute analysis
  • 2-D Seismic survey analysis and database refinement
  • Cartographic reference systems (CRS) and coordinate transformations
  • Seismic data acquisition and data processing
  • Depth conversion and velocity modeling
  • K-Shell awk scripting
  • Petrel workflow creation and utilization
  • Prospect evaluation and identification of upside exploration opportunities
  • Reserves analysis
  • Geophysical data management

Major Projects

  • Evaluation of exploration areas for bid rounds in Mexico, including regional seismic interpretation, prospect mapping, risk analysis, and identification of exploration opportunities and upsides
  • 3-D seismic interpretation of Australian offshore deepwater study
  • 3-D seismic interpretation of Kuwait onshore fields
  • Contributed to dozens of reserves studies throughout the world
  • Created and integrated numerous geophysical databases, including large 3-D and 2-D seismic datasets throughout the world