Dr. Luigi Saputelli
President, Frontender Corporation
Dr. Luigi Saputelli is a petroleum engineer with 24 years' experience in reservoir engineering, field development, production engineering, drilling engineering, production operations and oilfield automation projects. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003) from the University of Houston, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering (1996) from Imperial College, London, and a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering (1990) from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Luigi worked as technical lead for the development of the integrated reservoir management framework for ADNOC and its operating companies in the UAE (2014-2015), senior advisor in the North Kuwait Sabriyah-Mauddud, SEK Burgan GC01 and WK Minagish Oolite Kuwait Oil Company Digital Oil field efforts (2012-2014), Production Engineering Senior Advisor in Hess Corporation (2009-2012), Halliburton (2003-2009) where he acted as technical lead of various major projects such as Petrobras Barracuda-Caratinga fields Real Time Operations project (2005-2006), KOC KwIDF Digital Oilfield projects (2012-2014), PDVSA integrated modeling and field exploitation plans for Carito and Orocual fields (2006-2007); he later acted as Production Operations Regional Practice Manager and Field Development Global Practice Manager for Halliburton. He also worked in PDVSA E&P (1990-2001) and acted as a well planning senior advisor, production technologist, reservoir modeling and simulation engineer.
He has worked in several countries such as Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, Scotland and USA. He is an industry recognized researcher, lecturer, SPE Liaison and member of various SPE committees.
He has published more than 60 industry papers and three patents on applied technologies for reservoir management, real time optimization and production operations.
He is currently the president of Frontender Corporation, and he is currently engaged in various Digital Oilfield implementations around the world.