Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

About Dr. Roberto Aguilera

Dr. Roberto Aguilera is Professor and CNOOC Nexen Chair in Tight Oil and Unconventional Gas Engineering at the University of Calgary and President of SERVIPETROL LTD. He is a petroleum engineering graduate from the Universidad de America at Bogota, Colombia, and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Petroleum Society of Canada, SPE, CSPG, AAPG, SPWLA, CWLS, APEGA and ACIPET. He has worked for Texaco in Colombia and the U.S., H.K. van Poollen and Associates in the U.S., Intercol (Exxon) in Colombia, Cities Service in Argentina, and Soquip in Quebec, Canada.

A consultant since 1978, he has been involved in petroleum engineering studies in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, the North Sea, Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Egypt, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Indonesia, Guatemala, Yugoslavia, Italy, Pakistan, Libya, Australia, Ecuador, New Zealand, Chile, Philippines, China, Japan, Yemen, Israel, Cuba, Bolivia, Vietnam, Albania, Jordan, Norway, Russia, Thailand and Iraq. Determination of reserves and economic evaluations has been an integral part of many of these studies

He has presented short industry courses dealing with "Naturally Fractured Reservoirs", "Reservoir Engineering", "Horizontal Wells", and/or "Well Testing" in Canada, the U.S.A., Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, Guatemala, Brazil, Egypt, India, Japan, Denmark, Italy, Syria, England, Iran, Yugoslavia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Libya, New Zealand, Greece, China, Turkey, Germany , Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cuba, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, France, Bolivia, Spain, The Netherlands, Hungary, Norway and Russia.

He was an AAPG lecturer on the subject of "Fractured Reservoir Analysis" from 1984 through 1996. He received the Outstanding Service Award (1994), the Distinguished Service Medal (2006) from the Petroleum Society of CIM, the 2011 SPE Canada Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, the 2011 SPE ‘A Peer Apart’ distinction, and the recognition as Guest Professor of the China University of Petroleum (Eastern China) (2011 – 2016). He was a Distinguished Author of the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (1993 and 1999) and SPE Distinguished Lecturer on the subject of "Naturally Fractured Reservoirs" for the 2000-2001 season.

Dr. Aguilera has developed many techniques for evaluation of naturally fractured reservoirs that have been published in leading journals of the oil industry. He is author of the book Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (PennWell, 1980; 2nd Edition, 1995), co-author of The Technology of Artificial Lift Methods (Vol.4, PennWell, 1984) with Kermit Brown et al., co-author of Horizontal Wells (Gulf Publishing Co., 1991), co-author of Determination of Oil and Gas Reserves (Petroleum Society Monograph No. 1, First Edition: 1994, Second Edition: 2004) and co-editor of Advances in the Study of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (Geological Society of London, 2014).