SPE Live: Technical Directors Series — Reservoir and Production & Operations

This SPE Live will discuss the benefits and challenges of integrated subsurface and surface simulation tools for screening new developments, field rehabilitation, and IOR/EOR using CCS.

The availability of ever more sophisticated, multi-functional tools allows the project teams to quickly study dependencies, inter-face issues, business opportunities and technical/commercial risks. These models are also very valuable in presenting the opportunities and risks to management. 

However, these tools depend on strength of the component functions and their transparency to the subject matter experts on the project team. Integrated cross-functional capabilities, digitalization, and automation along with emerging policies limit exploration and incentivise CCUS are creating exciting opportunities for wider scale adoption of EOR. 

There are also some R&D tasks that need to be addressed to have a reliable geologic storage.

This SPE Live is categorized under the Reservoir and Production and Operations and Projects, Facilities and Construction technical disciplines.

Erdal Ozkan (Moderator)

Professor of Petroleum Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Rodolfo Camacho

Reservoir Technical Director


Rodolfo Gabriel Camacho-Velázquez is a professor in the petroleum engineering department at the National University of Mexico, where he teaches courses related to naturally fractured reservoirs and provides guidance and monitors research progress on the subject. He worked with Pemex for 25 years, where he was the manager of different positions identifying assets’ technical needs and provided guidance on the dynamic characterization and behavior of complex, naturally fractured reservoirs. He currently is a member of the SPE Reservoir Advisory Committee and was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015–2016 season. In 2008, he received the Lester C. Uren Award.  Camacho-Velázquez was president of SPE’s Mexico Section from 2004 to 2007, and review chairman for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering from 1997 to 1999. Camacho-Velázquez holds master’s and doctorate degrees in petroleum engineering from The University of Tulsa, and a bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering from the National University of Mexico.  

Bob Pearson

Production & Facilities Technical Director


Bob Pearson, P. Eng., is the current SPE Technical Director for Production & Facilities. He has extensive experience includes Field Development Planning and Production Engineering for onshore, shelf and deep-water projects, as well as completions design for Conventional and Unconventional Wells. After working for 13 years for major Operators (Shell International and Petro-Canada (now Suncor)), he has spent the last 38 years working as a consult with APA Petroleum Engineering and RPS Energy, as well as his own independent companies in Singapore, Australia & Canada. He currently based in Canada and provides advisory and peer review services through Glynn Resources Ltd. Bob Pearson has a BSc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K. and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA in Alberta, Canada. He joined the SPE in Aberdeen in 1975. 


SPE Live: Technical Directors Series — Reservoir and Production & Operations
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