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Victor Somerfeld

Victor Somerfeld

Victor Somerfeld
Senior Geologist
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Victor Somerfeld joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2021 as a geologist, evaluating reserves and original hydrocarbon volumes for the Asia-Pacific/Latin America Division. Prior to joining D&M, Somerfeld worked for Newpek, Apache, Enap Sipetrol, and Petrobras, where he worked as Exploration/Development Geologist for assets in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and the United States.

Somerfeld obtained a 6-year university degree in geological sciences from the University of Cordoba (UNC), Argentina in 1999. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Geographical Experience

  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Tunisia
  • United States

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Three-dimensional geocellular reservoir models
  • Sequence stratigraphic analysis
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Petrophysical log analysis
  • Shale and tight sand reservoirs
  • Field development plans

Major Projects

For over 20 years, Somerfeld was part of multidisciplinary teams (geophysicists, geologists, petrophysicists, and engineers) dedicated to the exploration and development of oil and gas fields, reservoir characterization, drilling, and workover proposals in many onshore and offshore blocks in the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina. He worked in the Eagle Ford unconventional project, in the Burgos Basin proposing a development plan with Newpek, in the exploration and development of the Z1 offshore block in Peru, and in exploratory/development projects in several basins in Argentina.