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Roberto Lagazzi Orlandi

Geologist & Mechanical Engineer

Roberto is a geologist with thirty six years of experience in exploration and production geology. He has expertise in structural interpretation, including saline tectonics, both with well data as well as with 2D and 3D seismic information and the integrated characterization of naturally fractured carbonate deposits. Mr. Orlandi has extensive knowledge of the geology and production data of the sedimentary basins of Lake Maracaibo and the Maturín Subbasin in Venezuela, as well as the Akal Pillar, the northern portion of the Macuspana Basin and the Comalcalco de la Sonda de Campeche and the areas Catemaco, Salina del Istmo and the southern portion of the Mexican Cordilleras in the Gulf of Mexico, Golfo Profundo Sur. He was involved in the evaluation of blocks and fields of the 1st Exploratory round 1995 and the 3rd Production Round 1997 in Venezuela and in the characterization of the naturally fractured Cretaceous carbonate deposits of Lake Maracaibo. With over thirty years experience in exploration and production geology. Mr. Orlandi will be assisting Genoil and it’s clients with asset evaluation including deepwater asset evaluation in Mexico and Latin America. He has worked in Venezuela for over fourteen years and has a deep knowledge of the Venezuelan oil sector as well.


Roberto was with Halliburton for ten years. He was involved with offshore Asset of Marine Exploration: Interpretation of about 1650 km2, in the PSTM cube of HOLOK-ALVARADO and documentation of 3 Loc .; Kaix-1, Enah-1 and Lakach-10, which include: time and depth structural mapping, amplitude, negative maximum and RMS attribute maps, AVO attributes of IxG, FF and F-NxF (as applicable) with in-depth contours, regional seismic sections of correlation showing the stratigraphy and structure of the “Play” to be drilled, seismic sections in depth or in detailed time, including the line and trace of the location, showing the lateral structural features of the structure, graphs of juxtaposition of the critical faults in the closing area, elaboration of CGM graphics that accompany the document, wording or contribution to the text of the structural model. Support in monitoring the drilling of NOXAL-1 and TABSCOOB-101 wells. HOLOK cube regional speed model update with information on new wells. He was studying the interpretation of about 2150 km2, in the PSTM cube of HOLOK-ALVARADO and documentation of 4 Loc’s Kukum-1, Piklis-1, Ahawbil-1 and Tabscoob-201. Support in monitoring the drilling of the LAKACH-1, LALAIL-1 and CHELEM-1 wells. Update regional speed model cube of HOLOK with information of the new wells. Roberto was working on the interpretation of about 4800 km2, in the PSTM cube of TEMOA and documentation of 1 Loc .; Tamha-1 and support generation of 4 Oport .; Chok-1, Kiyaab-1, Sakbe-1 and Wem-1. Interpretation of about 1450 km2 of PSDM 3D seismic with WEM processing and Kirchhoff. Support in monitoring the drilling of the TAMHA-1 well. Elaboration of TEMOA regional velocity model with RMS velocity information from the Post Stack and speed data from wells NAB-1, BOK-1 and LAKACH-1. Roberto has studied the HOLOK-TEMOA Integral Asset doing interpretation about 3400 Km2 in the HOLOK-ALVARADO cube with PSDM-RTM processing where 2 Loc .; Holok-1 and Kabilil-1. Gender support for the Oport. Hiyal-1, Hahal-1 and Ikal-1 on the PSTM hub of HOLOK-ALVARADO. Support for drilling well monitoring COX-1, LEEK-1 and HOLOK-1. Interpretation of amplitude anomalies of interest in AVO cubes of Loc. Piklis-1 and Ahawbil-1. He was responsible for re-interpretation of 4 horizons in about 6350 Km2 of the HOLOK-ALVARADO cube in PSTM with the calibration of the new CHELEM-1, COX-1 and KABILIL-1 wells. Documentation of the Loc. Paynum-1 and support for the Oport. Payche-1 and Pasak-1. Interpretation of 6 horizons in about 3200 km2 of the Lankauasa South and Deep cubes with the calibration of the LAKACH-1 and LALAIL-1 wells.

Mr. Orlandi was also repsonsible for Integrated Deepwater Deep South doing the interpretation about 2700 km2 in the cube Post Stacking YOKA-BUTUB for documentation of 3 Loc .; Hem-1, Nat-1 and Yoka-1 and support of the Oport. Yoka-101 and Yoka-201. Interpretation of amplitude anomalies in the AVO cubes of Loc. Makaab-1, Atal-1 and Naajal-1 (about 900 Km2) and support documentation for re-approval of these 3 Loc. regional Yoka hub speeds. He also was responsible for the re-interpretation about 1300 Km2 in the YOKA-BUTUB PSTM cube for the revision of 3 Loc .; Hem-1, Nat-1 and Yoka-1. Interpretation of about 2550 km2 of the cube of IXIC in Migration Post Stacking and documentation of 2 Loc .; Pul-1 and Xip-1. Support to the Oport. Tokxik-1 and Butub-1. Development of the regional velocity model of the IXIC cube.

Mr. Orlandi was responsible for the integrated part of the VCDSE Team for the Evaluation of Technological Wells of the ONEL Field located in the Pillar of Akal, Litoral, PEMEX, PEP. Documentation of the Loc. Onel-12. He did the interpretation about 3200 Km2 cube of SAYAB, Post Stacked for support of (3) Oport. Poot-1, Yaan-1 and Yaan-101. Interpretation of amplitude anomalies in the AVO cubes of Loc. Nat-1, Nat-1DL and Nat-2DL, Yoka-1DL and Yoka-2DL (about 1700 Km2). Update Yoka cube velocity model with data from KUNAH-1 and KUNAH-101 wells. Review of the Oport. Ajaw-1, Tumben-1, Batabil-1 and Alsak-1 in the RTM version of the Han-Sur cube.

Mr. Orlandi worked on the Humapa Block, Paleocañón of Chicontepec doing interpretation of 240 km2 of 3D seismic, PSTM, for the identification and characterization of seismic facies and trends in the definition of the sedimentological model and stratified correlations in the Paleocene and Eocene horizons. Interpretation of Horizons of the Middle and Lower Jurassic for the identification of possible changes of facies that favor the presence of shallow water cafes with potential to develop reservoirs.

On the Integral Deepwater Waters South projects Mr. Orlandi was responsible for YOKA cube velocity model update, with data from the YOKA-1 and NAT-1 wells. Interpretation of ~ 450 km2 cube of SAYAB (PSTM) support of (3) Op. Hahakaan-1, Chachbilkal-1 and Emal-1, and ~ 650 Km2 HOLOK cube (PSTM) Loc. Kuyah-1. Generos attributes of: ESP (Event Similarity Prediction) for distribution and fault intensity, RMS for fire detection and Echo in Grades for location of zones between 0 and 5 degrees. Integrate seismic sections to show presence of BSR and Planned Events. We produced regional arbitrary seismic sections from the NAT-1 well to the Loc-Hem-1 and from the LAKACH-1, PIKLIS-1, KUNAH-1, NOXAL-1, NEN-1 wells to Loc Alaw-1 and Hem -1 well and NAT-1 well, showing the stratigraphic correlation and for the integration of the recent information obtained with the well of the NAT-1 well. He also was part of the Halliburton Consulting Team that evaluated the YACHE and XANAB fields located in the shallow marine area of ​​the Coatzacoalcos Production Asset for PEMEX in Mexico.

Mr. Orlandi was part of the Halliburton Consulting team, which carried out the evaluation of the information packages of 8 fields in the land areas that are part of the Round 1, Call 3, of the CNH, Mexico. He joined joined the Halliburton Consulting team that was carrying out the static model of the MADREFIL Field, collaborating with the structural seismic interpretation for the definition of the Structural Model, located in the land area of the Comalcalco Production Asset, for PEMEX, in Mexico


In other activities for Pemex, Mr. Orlandi was involved with studying of of

  • 800 km2 of 3D seismic data for Chukua cube, Pillar of Akal, Activo Campeche, PEMEX, PEP. Integration of well data and generation 4 exploratory locations with Tertiary objective.
  • TIKIN Tertiary Project, interpretation of 1420 km2 of 3D seismic, Pillar of Akal, PEMEX, PEP. Elaboration of the Geological Model with the integration of data of paleo bathymetry and dating.
  • TIKIN Mesozoic Project, Interpretation of 2300 km2 of 3D seismic, Pillar of Akal, PEMEX, PEP. Elaboration of the Geological Model with the integration of data of paleo bathymetry and dating. We documented 4 sites with Cretaceous Superior and Mesozoic targets.
  • Project Clam-Swan, Tertiary and Mesozoic, Interpretation of 1250 Km2 of 3D seismic, Litoral Active, PEMEX, PEP. Generated Structural Geological Model and documentation of 7 locations.
  • Holok-Alvarado Project, Interpretation of 6080 km2 of 3D seismic, Tertiary of the area of ​​Catemaco and Salina del Istmo, Coastal Active and Deep Gulf, PEMEX, PEP. Structural Geological Model and documentation of 12 locations, of which 8 belong to the Deep Gulf.


Mr. Orlandi work for PDVSA with the Campo El Furrial group on this massive oil field as well as the massive oil fields of Edo. Monagas, PDVSA. Updating of structural maps and improvement of production and injection profiles. Development of new interpreters.

While working with Beicip-Frenlab in Venezuela as Senior Geological Interpreter, Mr. Orlandi was involved in the interpretation of 120 km2 of 3D seismic and 647 km of 2D seismic from the areas of El Salto & El Brinco and the Northern area of the Temblador Field, Edo. Monagas, PDVSA. He was advising on El Furrial, Edo. Monagas, PDVSA and completed detailed mapping of subsoil, improvement of production and injection profiles.

At Tecnosinergia, Venezuela he was a Senior Geological Consultant responsible for the Integrated Las Cruces Field Evaluation, Operated by Tecpetrol. Generation of structural sections and detailed subsoil mapping in the Tarra-Los Manueles landslide. Mr. Orlandi also worked on the Geological Survey of the Site # 5, Campo Jobo, PDVSA. Homogenization of the stratigraphic correlation, detailed subsoil mapping for the development drilling campaign. Roberto worked on the Integrated Geological Survey of the exploratory area of Las Piedritas, Monagas Central, PDVSA. Structural interpretation and mapping of the deposits in 380 Km2 of 3D seismic.

Additionally, in Venezuela, Roberto worked for Occidental De Hidtocarburos, Lagoven, S.A. Filial de PDVSA, Maraven, and S.A. Filial de PDVSA.


Roberto studied at the Universidad Central de Venezuela