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Dr. Diego Iaffa

Dr. Diego Iaffa

Dr. Diego Iaffa
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Dr. Diego Iaffa joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2015, performing seismic interpretation for the Asia-Pacific-Latin America Division. Prior to joining D&M, Iaffa was consultant in Beicip Franlab based in Paris, France.

Iaffa earned his Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2011, publishing several reviewed publications and participating in international congresses. He previously graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 2004. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • United States
  • United Arab Emirates

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Geological seismic interpretation
  • Basin analysis and modeling
  • Fracture analysis and modeling
  • Regional and tectonic evolution
  • Cross section restoration

Major Projects
At D&M, Iaffa is mainly involved in the evaluation of prospects and leads in the Gulf of Mexico. He uses his expertise to interpret structures in order to estimate areas and volumes of potential exploratory structures.

He has evaluated regional structural evolution and natural fractures net distribution on a variety of projects in basins around the world. He has also participated in regional exploration and reservoir recovery projects in a variety of different environments, such as clastic and carbonate reservoirs with different tectonic evolution.