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- Fivos Spathopoulos
DR. FIVOS SPATHOPOULOS
Petroleum Exploration Consultant, Praxxis Ltd
Dr Fivos Spathopoulos worked as an exploration geologist in conventional petroleum projects for more than 20 years. From 1990 to 2006 he worked as an exploration geologist and basin analyst in Hess and other oil companies, where he was involved in global exploration, as well as in mapping the world’s petroleum source rocks. He spent most of his career on international exploration, studying many sedimentary basins and petroleum systems in the world. He has been working as a shale-gas/shale-oil exploration geologist in Europe since 2007 where he studied the organic geochemistry, lithology and gas content of large amount of black shales in Europe. He is an expert on organic geochemistry and maturity modelling. He has also developed an effective method of estimating potential shale-gas/shale-oil quantities in new basins.
During his career time at the Imperial College London, he lectures on “Geology of Petroleum Source Rocks”, “Petroleum Systems Analysis”, “Formation Pressure Analysis” and “Unconventional Petroleum” and also participates in several University-Industry projects related to shale characterization as shale-gas/shale-oil targets. He is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and the Geological Society of London. He is a member of the
United Nations group that creates the UNFC (United Nations Fossil Fuel and Mineral Classification) scheme and has recently delivered presentations at the Reserves Estimation for Unconventional Reserves Conference 2012 in London and the Unconventional Gas & Oil Summit 2012 in Warsaw.
He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Athens, a Master's degree in "Marine Geology & Geophysics" from the University of London and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of London.
Some of the shale-gas projects that Dr Fivos Spathopoulos have been involved in:
- Evaluation of the Molasse & PermoCarboniferous basins in southern Germany and northern Switzerland
- Evaluation of shale-gas prospectivity in southern France basins(Schistes Carton & Terres Noires
- Evaluation of shale-gas & shale-oil prospectivity of Britain(Liassic, Oxford Clay & Bowland)
- Evaluation of shale-gas prospectivity of Denmark, Austria and Bulgaria
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