An Integrated View of Hydraulic Induced Fracture Geometry in Hydraulic Fracture Test Site 2
Gustavo Ugueto, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Gustavo Ugueto is Shell’s Fiber Optic Regional Deployment coordinator for the Americas and Principal Petrophysicist for Shell’s Unconventional Technology Organization. In 1982, he received a degree in Geological Engineering from Universidad Central de Venezuela. Gustavo began his career as Petrophysical Engineer at Petroleos de Venezuela in 1981, later joining Shell International in 1988 where he has worked as Petrophysical Engineer, Section Head of Petrophysics and Discipline Head of Petrophysics in The Hague, London, Nigeria and Brunei respectively. He transferred to Shell in the USA in 1997 where he worked in several exploration and development projects in the Shelf and in Deep Water Gulf of Mexico (Auger and Mars-Ursa Basin). Starting in 2005 he began his works on the development of Unconventional Tight Gas Sands and Shales Reservoirs as a lead Petrophysicist, Assets Technology Coordinator and Geoscience Advisor for multiple exploration and development assets in the US-Rockies, including Pinedale. During this time, he led multiple efforts aimed at the integration of frac-diagnostics and modeling and has participated in the installation and interpretation in most of Shell’s Fiber Optic deployments in Unconventionals (about 50 wells). In 2010, he became Shell’s Global Principal Technical Expert (PTE) for Data Acquisition and Special Processing within Petrophysics. He is currently the Focal Point for Frac Diagnostics within Unconventionals, concentrating on Fiber Optic development and data integration. Throughout his career Gustavo Ugueto has participated in several projects involving collaboration between academia and industry. He participated as industry advisor in the USGS/Stanford University San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD). He led the instrumentation and Fiber Optic interpretation of wells in GTI Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site #2 Consortium in the Permian Delaware Basin and more recently he is co-Pi in a University of Texas Austin project in the EGS FORGE in Utah.