Et profilbilde

Professor
Alejandro Escalona Varela { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Alejandro Escalona Varela", "tel": "Telefon: 5183 2259", "email": "alejandro.escalona@uis.no" }

Avdeling/enhet Det teknisk- naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for petroleumsteknologi
Rom KE E-383

Undervisning


Forskningsområder

Interest in basin evolution of continental margins, tectonics, regional to reservoir scale analysis to define petroleum systems, sequence/seismic stratigraphy, all using Landmark and Petrel based workstations and interpretations of both 2D and 3D seismic data integrated with well and core data, GIS Arc/Info database management and visualization techniques.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Ten most recent publications

  1. Rossland, A., Escalona, A. and R. Rolfsen, 2013, Permian-recent tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Mandal High, Central graben, North Sea. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 97, p. 923-957.
  2. Escalona, A. and Y. Wenxiu, 2013, Impact of low-angle subduction in petroleum systems along the Leeward Antilles island arc emergent gas trend, northern South America, First Break, v. 31, p. 55-65.
  3. Escalona, A. and Y. Wenxiu, 2013, Subsidence controls on foreland basin development of northwest offshore Cuba, southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 97, p. 1-25.
  4. Bingham, L., Zurita-Milla, R. and A. Escalona, 2012, Geographic information system-based fuzzy-logic analysis for petroleum exploration with case study of northern South America. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 96, p. 2121-2142.
  5. Bingham, L., and A. Escalona, 2011, Creating a unified geological database: the need for a global standard: First Break, v. 29, p. 41-48.
  6. Kroehler, M., Mann, P., Escalona, A. and Christeson, G., 2011, Late Cretaceous-Miocene diachronous onset of backthrusting along the South Caribbean deformed belt and its importance for understanding processes of arc collision and crustal growth: Tectonics. doi:10.1029/2011TC002918
  7. Yang, W. and A. Escalona, 2011, Basin modeling and source rock evaluation in the Guyana basin: First Break, V. 29 October, p. 40-69.
  8. Escalona, A., Fjeldskaar, W. and Grunnaleite, I., 2011, Basin modelling along emergent island arcs and oblique convergent margins ? impact of petroleum systems, SE Caribbean case: First Break, v. 29 September V. 29 September, p. 77-87.
  9. Yang, W. And Escalona, A., 2011, Tectono-stratigraphic evolution of Guyana basin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v.95, p. 1339-1368.
  10. Escalona, A. and Mann, P., 2011, Tectonics, basin subsidence mechanisms, and paleogeography of the Caribbean-South American plate boundary zone: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 8-39.

Pågående forskning

  • Caribbean Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons: This project is in collaboration with Dr. Paul Mann at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin. The main goal of the project is to compile all the available digital seismic and published data in a regional basis - particularly offshore Venezuela, Colombia and Trinidad - to create an integrated geologic synthesis of tectonosequences, depositional systems, major structures, petroleum geology, paleogeographic maps, and quantitative plate reconstructions for a better understanding of the hydrocarbon systems in the region.
  • Lower Creataceous clastic wedges - an under-explored play in the Arctic (LoCRA): The main goal is to improve the basin configuration and fill of the Lower Cretaceous basins in the high Arctic as input to prediction of coarse grained siliciclastic wedges as plays. LoCrA is a consortium managed by UiS (Pi: Alejandro Escalona) and UNIS (Snorre Olauseen) in cooperation with other universities from USA, Denmark and Russian, and supported by 14 companies and the Norwegian petroleum Directorate.
  • Characterization of fault zones using seismic data: The fundamental objective of this project is to evaluate to what extent 3D seismic data can be used to map fault envelopes and yield information about their internal structure. The project leader is Associate Professor Nestor Cardozo

Arbeidserfaring

 

2013 -         Professor in Petroleum Geology at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Norway. Head of the Petroleum Geosciences section

2007-2012  Associate professor in Petroleum Geology at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Norway. Head of the Petroleum Geosciences section and academic responsible for the Petroleum Geosciences Engineering bachelor and Master program

2007-2011  Researcher at the International research Institute of Stavanger

2004-2006     Postdoctoral researcher, Ins. for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. Technical leader in the CBTH consortium

2000-2003     Teacher and research assistant, Ins. for Geophysics, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

1999               Lecturer at the Department of Geology, Mines and Geophysics, Univ.

                        Central de Venezuela

1997-1999     Lecturer at the Department of Geodesy, Univ. del Zulia

1995- 1999    Seismic interpreter-production geoscientist, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Botter, Charlotte; Cardozo, Nestor; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro; Paton, Gaynor (2015). From Geomechanical Modelling to Seismic Imaging of 3D Faults.. NGF; 2015-01-12 - 2015-01-14.
  • Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Marin, D.L.; Olaussen, Snorre; Jelby, Mads; Escalona, Alejandro; Sliwinska, Kassia; Nøhr-Hansen, Henrik (2015). Towards a refined depositional model for the Lower Cretaceous in Svalbard and the northern Barents Shelf: implications for onshore-offshore correlations. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Olaussen, Snorre; Jelby, Mads; Marin, D.L.; Escalona, Alejandro; Sliwinska, Kassia; Nøhr-Hansen, Henrik (2015). The architecture of Lower Cretaceous clastic wedges in Svalbard and the northern Barents Sea: the influence of sea-level change in a low-angle ramp setting. International Association of Sedimentologists; 2015-06-22 - 2015-06-25.
  • Hagen, Ida; Escalona, Alejandro (2015). Seismic stratigraphy of Upper Paleozoic Cabonates on the Finmark Platform, southwestern Barents Sea. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Kairanov, Bereke; Escalona, Alejandro (2015). Overview and timing of main structural elements in the northeastern part of the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea and impact on early Cretaceous deposition. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Kairanov, Bereke; Marin, D.L.; Escalona, Alejandro (2015). Structrural controls in progradation direction of Lower Cretaceous Clinoforms in the Barents Sea. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Marin, D.L.; Escalona, Alejandro (2015). Characterization of Lower Cretaceous seismic clinoforms in the SW Barents for sandstone prediction. Norwegian Geological Society; 2015-01-12 - 2015-01-14.
  • Marin, Dora; Escalona, Alejandro (2015). Architecture of Lower Cretaceous clastic wedges in the SW Barents Sea and hydrocarbon potential, 3P Arctic, Stavanger. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Mordosova, Alina; Stoupakova, Antonina; Escalona, Alejandro; Suslova, Anna; Kurasov, I. (2015). Cretaceous of the Barents-Kara Sea region:cyclicyty, paleogeography, petroleum prospects. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Nikishin, Anatoly; Mayshev, N.; Nikishin, Valery; Soloviev, A. V.; Escalona, Alejandro; Aleksandrova, G.; Petrov, E. (2015). Aptian paleogeography of north Kara Sea region: provenance analyses on detrital zircon ages from Vize island aptian sandstones. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Nordaunnet-Olsen, Erik-Magnus; Escalona, Alejandro; Skar, Tore; Pedersen, Laila (2015). Controls on Upper Paleozoic carbonates build-up development in the SE Norwegian Barents Sea. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Rodriguez, Isabel; Escalona, Alejandro; Lehne, Karl Audun (2015). Petrophysical characterization of Lower Cretaceous clastic wedges in the south-western Barents Sea. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Rojo, Luis Alberto; Escalona, Alejandro; Schulte, Lothar; Sayghe, Sultan (2015). Interpretation, and halokinetic evolution of salt diapirs in the Nordkapp basin. American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2015-10-31 - 2015-11-03.
  • Botter, Charlotte; Cardozo, Nestor; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro; Cooke, Nicholas; Paton, Gaynor (2014). From Geomechanical Modelling to Seismic Imaging of 3D Faults. EAGE; 2014-06-16 - 2014-06-19.
  • Botter, Charlotte; Cardozo, Nestor; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro; Cooke, Nicholas; Paton, Gaynor (2014). From Geomechanical Modelling to Seismic Imaging of 3D Faults. AAPG; 2014-09-14 - 2014-09-17.
  • Cardozo, Nestor; Botter, Charlotte Delphine; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro (2014). From mechanical modelling to seismic imaging of faults. Tectonic Studies Group; 2014-01-06 - 2014-01-08.
  • Botter, Charlotte Delphine; Cardozo, Nestor; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro (2013). Mechanical modelling and seismic imaging of fault zones. CIPR; 2013-05-27 - 2013-05-28.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Zurita-Milla, Raul (2012). GIS-based Analysis for Petroleum Exploration - Case Study of Northern South America. EAGE; 2012-04-02 - 2012-04-05.
  • Botter, Charlotte Delphine; Cardozo, Nestor; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro (2012). Mechanical modelling and seismic imaging of fault zones. UNIGEO, UiO, UiB, UiT, Statoil; 2012-08-15 - 2012-08-17.
  • Botter, Charlotte Delphine; Cardozo, Nestor; Hardy, Stuart; Lecomte, Isabelle; Escalona, Alejandro (2012). Mechanical modelling and seismic imaging of fault zones. EAGE; 2012-10-01 - 2012-10-03.
  • Suter, Eric Christian; Cayeux, Eric; Escalona, Alejandro; Kårstad, Terje; Vefring, Erlend (2012). A Strategy for effective local updates of the geological structure in an earth model during drilling. 2012-06-04 - 2012-06-07.
  • Alvarez, Tricia; Vargas, Carlos; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Latchman, J. (2011). Subduction-to-strike-slip-transition in the southeastern Caribbean imaged using deeply-penetrating seismic reflection lines and tomography. AAPG; 2011-04-10 - 2011-04-13.
  • Campos, Henry; Mann, Paul; Cardozo, Nestor; Escalona, Alejandro (2011). Tectonic and subsidence history of the Llanos foreland basin of Colombia: implications for hydrocarbon exploration. AAPG; 2011-04-10 - 2011-04-13.
  • costley, ruth; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Bingham, Lisa Jean; Vargas, Carlos (2011). GIS database for research on active tectonics and basinal studies in Colombia and its offshore Caribbean and Pacific margin. Penrose; 2011-01-17 - 2011-01-21.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Bingham, Lisa Jean (2011). Peak oil: An elusive target. The impact of technology and frontier exploration. NGF; 2011-01-11 - 2011-01-13.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Yang, Wenxiu (2011). Evaluating petroleum systems along the Leeward Antilles island arc, southern Caribbean. EAGE; 2011-05-23 - 2011-05-26.
  • Mann, Paul William; Escalona, Alejandro (2011). Introduction to the special issue of Marine and Petroleum Geology: Tectonics, basinal framework, and petroleum systems of eastern Venezuela, the Leeward Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, and offshore areas.
  • Sutter, Erich; Cayeaux, E.; Escalona, Alejandro; Friis, H.; Kårstad, T.; Næsheim, L.I.; Vefring, E.H. (2011). A gridless earth model enabling effective local modifications of geological structure. NGF; 2011-01-10 - 2011-01-13.
  • Yang, Wenxiu; Escalona, Alejandro (2011). Pseudo 3D modeling on source rock evaluation in the Guyana basin, northern South America. EAGE; 2011-05-23 - 2011-05-26.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro (2010). Mapping Known 'Green' Energy Sources in Northern Europe. 2010-01-11 - 2010-01-13.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Creaming curves and discovery trends of 5 basins from the Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. 2010-04-11 - 2010-04-14.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Creating a unified geologic database ? methods and techniques , EAGE annual conference. 2010-06-14 - 2010-06-17.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Fjeldskaar, W.; Mann, Paul (2010). Basin modelling along emergent island arcs and oblique convergent margins- Impact on the petroleum system- SE Caribbean case. 2010-06-14 - 2010-06-17.
  • Sutter, Erich; Cayeaux, E.; Vefring, E.H.; Næsheim, L.I.; Friis, H; Escalona, Alejandro; Kårstad, Terje (2010). An Efficient Approach for Earth Model Updates. SPE; 2010-10-26 - 2010-10-28.
  • Wenxiu, Yang; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Tectonic setting and hydrocarbon trendology of a reported 7-8 TCF giant gas Discovery, Eastern Gulf of Venezuela. 2010-04-11 - 2010-04-14.
  • Wenxiu, Yang; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the continental shelf of Guyana and Suriname. 2010-04-11 - 2010-04-14.
  • Whitehill, Carrie; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Vargas, Carlos (2010). Tectono-stratigraphic framework of the western Maracaibo block, Colombia-Venezuela: implications for hydrocarbon exploration. 2010-04-11 - 2010-04-14.
  • da Costa, Mateus; Escalona, Alejandro; Fjeldskaar, W. (2009). Pre-Cenozoic-Recent basin modeling of the Timor Sea Region: implications for Petroleum Systems. 2009-01-13 - 2009-01-15.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Cardozo, Nestor; Nicolaisen, Elin (2009). Characterizing fault zones from 3D seismic data. 2009-11-03 - 2009-11-04.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2009). GIS-based hydrocarbon resource map of the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2009). Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the greater Caribbean region and neighboring provinces. 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-11.
  • Jiang, Xiangyun; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2009). Tectonostratigraphic and hydrocarbon framework of the Colombian offshore margin from the Magdalena Delta to Panama. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2009). Paired strike-slip bend model applied to the Svalbard-southern Barents Sea continental margin. 2009-01-13 - 2009-01-15.
  • Nazarova, Irina; Escalona, Alejandro (2009). Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic deformation propagation into the Loppa High, western Barents Sea. 2009-01-13 - 2009-01-15.
  • Norton, Ian; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Lawver, Lawrence (2009). Mesozoic Caribbean plate reconstructions based on a revised fit of Precambrian and Paleozoic terranes in northwestern South America and Central America. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Punnette, Stefan; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2009). Tectonic and stratigraphic setting of gas fields of the north coast marine area, offshore northern Trinidad and Tobago basin. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Taboada, Gustavo; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2009). Tectonic controls for three main subsidence phases of the Eastern Venezuelan Foreland Basin in the region of the Orinoco Delta. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Xie, Xiangyang; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2009). Impact of tectonic setting and diagenetic history on the reservoir potential of Eocene to Miocene on- and offshore, deepwater sandstones, northern South America. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Contreras, David; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Nunez, Miguel (2008). Structural and stratigraphic correlations across the Burro Negro fault zone, northeastern margin of the Maracaibo supergiant basin. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • da Costa, Mateus; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Structural styles of the Timor Trough subduction zone based on 2D seismic data interpretation. 2008-08-06 - 2008-08-14.
  • duerto, leonardo; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Blind thrust, triangular zone development and sedimentation effect along the flanks of the Mérida Andes, Venezuela. 2008-08-06 - 2008-08-14.
  • Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Multi phase kinematic model along obliquely convergent margins: South American-Caribbean plate boundary zone. 2008-08-06 - 2008-08-14.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2008). Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the great Caribbean region and neighboring provinces. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • Jiang, Xiangyun; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Structure and stratigraphy of the Tobago-Barbados Ridge and its implications for hydrocarbons in the Barbados offshore area. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • Vence, Eleine; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Tectonic controls on Middle Eocene to recent stratigraphic sequences along the Guajira margin of northern Colombia. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • Xie, Xiangyang; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Paleogene Deep-water Sandstone Provenance and Reservoir Quality of Offshore Areas of Northern South America. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • Xie, Xiangyang; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Paleogene Deep-water Sandstone Provenance and Reservoir Quality of Offshore Areas of Northern South America. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • Xie, Xiangyang; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2008). Paleogeography, Paleo-drainage Systems, and Tectonic Reconstructions of Eocene Northern South America Constrained by U-Pb Detrital Zircon Geochronology. 2008-12-15 - 2008-12-19.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2007). BUILDING AN INTEGRATED, DIGITAL DATABASE USING HTML AND GIS TOOLS: A CASE STUDY FOR THE NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICAN PETROLEUM PROVINCE. 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22.
  • Contreras, David; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Nunez, Miguel (2007). Structure, Stratigraphy, and Gas Potential of the Northwestern Eocene Maracaibo Foreland Basin, Western Venezuela. 2007-04-01 - 2007-04-04.
  • El-Mowafy, Hamed; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro (2007). Hydrocarbon Potential of the Aruba and Western Curacao Basins, Offshore Venezuela. 2007-04-01 - 2007-04-04.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2007). OVERVIEW OF THE SUBSURFACE GEOLOGY OF ON- AND OFFSHORE NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: IMPLICATIONS FOR HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION. 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2007). Subsurface geology of on- and offshore northern South America: implications for hydrocarbon distribution. 2007-01-08 - 2007-01-10.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Lavier, Luc (2007). Kinematic Model Linking Basin Subsidence and Fault Evolution Along the Obliquely Convergent South America-Caribbean Plate Boundary Zone. 2007-04-01 - 2007-04-04.
  • Mann, Paul; Kroehler, Margaret; Escalona, Alejandro; Christeson, Gail; Magnani, Beatrice (2007). Subduction Along the South Caribbean Deformed Belt: Age of Initiation and Backthrust Origin. 2007-12-10 - 2007-12-14.
  • Mann, Paul; Wood, Lesli; Garciacaro, Emilio; Escalona, Alejandro; moscardelli, Lorena (2007). 3D ANATOMY OF THE COLUMBUS FORELAND BASIN, EASTERN OFFSHORE TRINIDAD. 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22.
  • Nordfjord, Sylvia; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Galloway, William (2007). Linking Tectonic and Sedimentary Events in the Northern Caribbean and Southern Gulf of Mexico. 2007-04-01 - 2007-04-04.
  • Vence, Eleine; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; El-Mowafy, Hamed (2007). Along-Strike Continuity of Caribbean Tectonic Terranes and Their Controls on Source and Reservoir Rocks Offshore Colombia and Venezuela. 2007-04-01 - 2007-04-04.