Congratulations to Marathon Oil’s Jesús Salazar, Adv. Sr. Petrophysicist, who recently took over as President of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA).
SPWLA is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1959 dedicated to the advancement of the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques and to the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas, oil and other minerals. Boasting close to 3,000 members in more than 60 countries, in June 2019 the organization held its 60th annual symposium in The Woodlands, Texas.
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“I’ve been involved with SPWLA for more than 20 years, beginning when I started my career in Venezuela,” Jesús said. “The organization has been a great partner, starting with the scholarships I received when I began my graduate work in Austin. As my career progressed, I’ve appreciated the technical knowledge gains and professional development opportunities through activities ranging from my first paper presentation in New Orleans in 2005, to my tenure as editor of the Petrophysics Journal, to presentations at multiple international and local conferences.
Jesús joined the Marathon Oil team in Nov. 2018 after a 10-year stint at ConocoPhillips, where he was most recently the lead petrophysicist in the Subsurface and Technology Group. He earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and his bachelor’s degree in physics from Universidad Central de Venezuela. He spent four years as a research and teaching assistant The University of Texas at Austin while earning his doctoral degree.