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Pierpaolo Marchesini, a new postdoctoral fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division (EGD) received the 2015 “Gustavo Sclocchi” Thesis Award in December.

The Award is organized by EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers), SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), and Assomineraria (Italian Petroleum and Mining Industry Association – Hydrocarbon and Geothermal Resources Branch) and is given to those who have  achieved great results with doctoral and graduate degrees in petroleum engineering, geoscience and other disciplines related to the Oil & Gas industry.

A reference to Marchesini’s thesis titled “Visualization and Quantification of Fluid Dynamics in Fractured Carbonates Using 4D GPR” will be published on the February 2016 issue of First Break (a journal published by EAGE).

Marchesini, recently joined the EGD back in November 2015 to work with Tom Daley and his team focusing on the acquisition, processing, and analysis of cross-well seismic data from field scale experiments. Current project work addresses continuous travel time monitoring to detect stress changes, monitoring geologic storage of CO2, and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.

Image showing horizontal slice extracted from a Ground Penetrating Radar 3D volume (in gray scale) overlaid by fluid content changes data (red and yellow tones). The white circular outline indicates the location of a controlled field experiment to infiltrate water into a fractured rock matrix. Data show how deformation bands grouped up in clusters act as buffer zones to cross-fracture fluid migration.

Image showing horizontal slice extracted from a Ground Penetrating Radar 3D volume (in gray scale) overlaid by fluid content changes data (red and yellow tones). The white circular outline indicates the location of a controlled field experiment to infiltrate water into a fractured rock matrix. Data show how deformation bands grouped up in clusters act as buffer zones to cross-fracture fluid migration.