Jesus Ochoa, Statoil


Q: Please tell me something interesting about yourself?
I try to make time for putting together and showing GoogleEarth videos and ESRI story maps for elementary and middle school kids. I collect soccer jerseys of the countries I visit.

Q: Why is geoscience research important?
I think that the research we provide help us better understand the Earth systems that is essential to meeting the environmental challenges and oil and gas limitations of this century. If we can find better reservoirs with higher porosity and permeability, closer to existing facilities, and in thicker intervals that’s how we see we can contribute to have a lower CO2 footprint in the oil and gas industry.

Q: If there was one thing you’d want people to understand about your research, what would it be?
The concept that the Earth doesn’t shut down, time is continuous, there are no gaps in the stratigraphic record. Stratigraphy can be represented either by time or rock.

Q: What are people most surprised about when you discuss your work?
We get a lot of good feedback about the visualization techniques we used and the new concepts we proposed on the basins we have studied.

Q: Why should someone attend your presentation?
This specific presentation will focus on two points: 1) showing examples against a longstanding dogma that asserts that carbonate platform demise often is attributed to the overwhelming influx of siliciclastics, and 2) the effects of carbonates on run-out length of sediment gravity flows. All this from data in our newly acquired blocks offshore Nova Scotia.