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Aldo Ortiz

Aldo Ortiz

Aldo Ortiz
Senior Engineer, Vice President
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Aldo Ortiz joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2016 as a petroleum engineer, having worked for Chevron for 15 years and BP Exploration for 6 years, completing assignments in Asia, North America, and Latin America.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1992. He earned a master’s degree in petroleum engineering in 2001 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He became a Vice President of D&M in 2021. 

Geographical Experience

  • Angola
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Thailand
  • United States
  • Venezuela

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Production optimization
  • Well completion
  • Nodal analysis
  • Waterflooding
  • Reserves evaluation
  • Evaluation of tight oil and gas reservoirs

Major Projects

Since joining D&M, Ortiz has gained experience with well performance and analytical modeling for complex and unconventional reservoirs. He has worked with multidisciplinary teams in the evaluation of tight oil and gas resources located in Mexico’s Chicontepec and Burgos Basins. Ortiz carried out well performance evaluations of tight gas fields located in the Tarim Basin, China and the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Ortiz has evaluated unconventional resources of coalbed methane and shale gas in China and the Eagle Ford field in the United States.

In 2012, he was selected for an assignment in Chevron Thailand as a senior petroleum engineer. During his Chevron Thailand assignment, he was instrumental in improving base production for the Platong field using IPM tools. He increased the estimated ultimate recovery of multiple fluvial reservoirs under waterflood and mentored the local workforce.

In 2006, he moved to Houston, where he provided reservoir management support to the Takula field located offshore Angola and served as a Chevron liaison to the Angola LNG Project. He managed several workover intervention projects, facilitated dynamic model updates, supervised engineering studies, and built integrated production model (IPM) tools to evaluate field development alternatives.

After completing graduate studies in 2001, he joined Chevron in New Orleans, where he provided technical support to a shallow-water Gulf of Mexico asset. He managed production optimization and reserves bookings, and he implemented many well-work opportunities in this geologically complex heavy-oil field, including construction of horizontal wells.

Ortiz started his career as a petroleum engineer for BP in Colombia, where he oversaw well intervention operations to complete and stimulate gas-condensate producers. Additionally, he supported the start-up and commissioning of a Central Process Facility that produced an average 300 thousand barrels of oil per day in 1998.