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Victor A. Benavente

Victor A. Benavente

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Since joining DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 1995, Victor A. Benavente has provided petrophysical support for projects in around the globe.  Benavente worked at PetroPeru for four years and Sun E&P Company (which later became Oryx Energy Company) for more than 16 years before joining D&M.

Benavente graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in geology. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering in the field of engineering geology from the University of Illinois in 1974. Fluent in Spanish, Benavente is a member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and he is a professional geoscientist licensed by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists of the State of Texas.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guatemala
  • Gabon
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Log analysis
  • Well performance
  • Petrophysical studies

Major Projects

  • Benavente has performed detailed petrophysical evaluations in several fields in the Campos Basin in Brazil. He has evaluated most of the fields in Bolivia.
  • He has evaluated most of the largest fields in the Madre de Dios Basin in Peru.
  • He has interpreted well logs to identify complex lithologies, including carbonates, Globigerina, and thin beds, and analyzed varying water salinities across Southeast Asia.
  • In Pakistan, Benavente performed detailed petrophysical analyses of the Eocene reservoirs of the Qadirpur field as well as the early Paleocene reservoirs of the Sui and Pirkoh fields.  He also studied the Uch and Kadanwari fields.
  • In Yemen, he has performed petrophysical evaluations in the Jannah and Marib areas.
  • In Indonesia, Benavente analyzed well logs and cores from the giant Tangguh gas field and helped identify the complex mineralogy, including the thinly laminated sands. In addition, he evaluated reservoirs in several small fields in the Malacca Strait. In the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area, Benavente analyzed well logs and cores from the giant Cakerawala offshore gas field and the Suriya offshore field.