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Sebastian Saavedra

Sebastian Saavedra

Sebastian Saavedra
Staff Geologist, Vice President
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Sebastian Saavedra joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2014 after nearly 10 years as a geomodeler and exploration geologist for Apache Corporation.

Saavedra obtained a 6-year university degree in geological sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2004. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Saavedra is a licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Texas. He was named a Vice President of D&M in 2020. 

Geographical Experience

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States
  • Venezuela

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Formation evaluation
  • Prospect assessments
  • Reservoir characterization
  • 3–D reservoir modeling
  • Reserves estimations
  • Shale and tight sand reservoirs
  • Seismic interpretation

Major Projects

In the U.S., he was a member of an exploration team working on shale and tight sand projects. Saavedra has performed geological modeling and volumetric estimations in the Wolfcamp and Cline Formations. He integrated geological and petrophysical information to obtain better determinations of facies, allocate reserves associated with each well, and determine the optimal trajectory between wells. In addition, Saavedra worked in several projects in Texas (Irion County, Barnhart area, and Schleicher, Border, Lynn, and Garza Counties) on unconventional and stratigraphic targets involving static modeling, reservoir characterization, reserves calculation, and a generation of new prospects in several formations including the Wolfcamp, Cline, Spraberry, and Mississippian Formations. In Argentina, Saavedra was involved in exploratory development projects in several basins.

Saavedra has been involved in reserves estimation projects in Africa and Latin America.