Santiago Salvia

IFM-Solutions                                                               January 2008 – Present


  • Petroleum Engineering Consultancy work for the oil & gas industry


Business portfolio: section Our Clients and Track records


Petroleum Experts                                            September 2004 – December 2007

Petroleum engineer / Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

  • Provide technical support to customers in the use of IPM (Integrated Production Modeling).
  • Perform Workshops with customers to construct IPM models.
  • Instructor of IPM training courses for clients in client’s premises around the world.

(Argentina, Malaysia, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Italia, United Kingdom, Croatia, Spain, Thailand, Kazakhstan) training more than 300 engineers in the use of IPM.

Chevron                                                                                  October 1998  – July 2003

Production engineer / El Trapial Field, Neuquén, Argentina 

  • Coordinate completion/pulling rig activities in El Trapial field with an annual budget of  U$S 5 million.
  • Design well completion and workovers. Background includes hydraulic fracture and acid well treatment.
  • Design Artificial lift system, ESP’s, Gas lift and beam pump with cost control over an annual budget of U$S 4 million.
  • Evaluation of artificial lifts performance and re-designs to increase production/maximize run life.
  • Member of “El Trapial Work Team” a multidisciplinary team whose goals were to increase oil production in the short term and generate additional value to the company through the identification of new development alternatives.
  • Successfully implemented an intelligent well completion (ICV) that helps us to allocate production, which results in improved reservoir management.
  • Surveillance and monitoring of the field, which includes oil wells and water injection wells.
  • Providing support part time (1 week per month) in the Austral basin, Santa Cruz, Argentina in production engineer activities.



Geologic Consulting                                                                          Jul. 1997 – Jul. 1998

Part-time job during university studies performing maps digitalization and logs correlation.

TOTAL FINAL ELF                                                                                         Apr. 1998

Student contest participation during university with a paper on “How to manage big amount of cutting in a platform”. I won a 3-day visit to an offshore platform in Rio Grande.


Msc in Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons (ISE)     September 2003-Agust 2004

(Superior institute of Energy, Madrid Spain in agreement with Heriot-Watt University)


Petroleum Engineer

ENET Nº 2 – Neuquén, Argentina                                                                   1988/1993

Electronic Technician


  • ChevronTexaco Reservoir Management Forum                                        May 2002         San Ramon, California USA. Co-author of the paper “El Trapial Field – Surveillance and Monitoring practices” presented at the Forum.
  • Chevron Artificial Lift Forum                                                                   Apr. 2001          Houston, Texas USA
  • SPE Artificial Lift Congress                                                                     Apr. 2001 Houston, Texas USA
  • Squeeze cementing course (BJ Services)                                                 Nov. 2000   Neuquen, Argentina
  • Hydraulic Fracture (BJ Services)                                                              Sept. 2000   Neuquen, Argentina
  • Horizontal & Multilateral Well Forum Short Course                                  May 2000    San Ramon, California. USA
  • Advance ESP operations course REDA                                                    Oct. 1999          Bartlesville, Oklahoma. USA


  • Very good English, both oral and written.
  • Fluent Spanish.


  • Petroleum Expertssuit (GAP, PROSPER, MBAL, PVTP, RESOLVE, REVEAL).
  • Roadstar    (Theta Enterprises)
  • Dynamic Surveillance System (Landmark)
  • Eclipse (Used during Msc project)

  • Basketball, Golf, Sailing, Scuba diving. 

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