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ABOUT DR. SALVATORE MORANO

 

 An experienced sedimentary petrographer, specialized in the assessment of reservoir potential of siliciclastic and carbonate oil and gas reservoirs at well,  field and regional scales. Author and co-author of multiple regional projects from reservoirs in East/West Africa, South America, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

 

 Author of academic papers and contributor of oil industry events (posters, abstracts and presentations). Expertise in TS analysis of core samples & cuttings tied to wireline logs, as well as, Rock typing, SEM, CL, stable isotopes & epifluorescence microscopy of gas shale samples.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:


SENIOR PETROGRAPHY ADVISOR

MORANOPETROGRAPHY

March 2014 – Present: Italy (headquarters), UK & Worldwide consultancy services.

Providing consultancy services in petrographic/reservoir quality analyses of siliciclastic and carbonate facies for the oil industry.
Services offered:
Core TS analysis, Cuttings TS analysis, SEM analysis, CL analysis, Integrated reservoir quality studies, Diagenetic studies, Regional Petrography/Reservoir Quality vs. Stratigraphy, Rock Typing, Report compilation, Petrography training into clients' offices worldwide.


SENIOR PETROGRAPHER (ACTING TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER)

ALS PETROPHYSICS. Guildford, United Kingdom

November 2013-March 2014 (5 months), Guildford, United Kingdom.

Implementing new procedures/metholologies for petrographic/petrophysics analyses;
Petrography/Technical Advisor for wells and field reservoir studies (UK, NW Africa, Angola and Serbia);
Training of junior geologists in sedimentary geology topics.

 

SENIOR STAFF PETROGRAPHER

CORE LABORATORIES, IRS, REDHILL, UK

January 2008-October 2013 (5 years 10 months), IRS, Redhill, United Kingdom.

Co-author of several regional geological reports (N, E & W Africa, Asia, South America); Integration of petrographic results in other geological datasets (stratigraphy, sedimentology, CA data);
Training of oil industry personnel in sedimentary petrography/Rock Typing;
Presenting reservoir quality/diagenetic results of multi-well studies to oil industry events;
QC of data output.


SUPERVISOR OF RESERVOIR GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

COREX UK (Ltd).

August 2005 – December 2007 (2 years 5 months)-Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Managing staff in laboratory tasks/duties;
Performing TS and SEM analyses;
Qc of geological data output;
Preparation of geological reports;
Administrative and sales duties.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:


Free University of Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) and University of Burgundy (France):

2003-2004: Postdoctoral fellowship in sedimentary petrography: "Diagenesis and microbial content of the Italian Rosso Ammonitico" (Jurassic carbonates from Southern Alps), coordinators Prof. A. Preat (ULB) and Prof. J.P. Loreau (University of Burgundy).

University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium:

2001-2003: Scientific collaboration with Prof. A. Préat (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) & preparation of a research project on: “Biosedimentology and biodiagenesis of some European Paleozoic and Mesozoic series”.

University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy), Department of Earth Sciences:

1996-2000: PhD in Sedimentary Geology. Research thesis on biostratigraphy by the title: "Lower Pliocene Ostracods of some Southern Italy sedimentary successions", coordinators Prof. G. Ciampo & Prof. I. Sgrosso.

1995: Degree in Geological Sciences-Thesis on biostratigraphy by the title: "Lower Pliocene Ostracods along the Ionian Calabria coast", coordinator Prof. G. Ciampo.