Oscar Lopez-Gamundi, PhD

Dr. Oscar Lopez-Gamundi has close to 30 years of worldwide experience in pathfinding, play trend definition, prospect generation and execution.  He has extensive expertise in onshore and offshore exploration in areas including Latin America, Gulf of Mexico, and Africa.  He served on a part-time basis as an Assistant Professor in Sedimentology at the University of Buenos Aires where he had previously received both his Bachelor’s degree equivalent and Ph.D. in Geology.  The bulk of his career was then spent holding various high-level positions with Texaco, Chevron, and Hess.  He has instructed various industry courses, given convention presentations, and has more than 100 publications on sedimentology, basin analysis, and oil and gas exploration.  He is also fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Drawing from his wide-ranging experience in both the industry and academia, Dr. Lopez-Gamundi instructs a five-day course for SCA entitled “Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy”.  This course covers the basic concepts of carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy with emphasis on their practical applications for oil and gas exploration, appraisal, and production.  All concepts are illustrated with examples of outcrop well-log, core, and seismic data.  The final objective is to provide course participants with the tools and methodologies to effectively predict the pressure and quality of reservoir, source rock and seal.

Dr. Lopez-Gamundi teaches the following courses: