Sebastian Ramiro Ramirez

Sebastian  Ramiro Ramirez
B.S., Geological Engineering, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2012
B.S., Geological Sciences, minor in Petroleum Engineering, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2012
M.S., Geology, minor in Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2016
Ph.D., Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, expected 2020


Committee Members

Sebastian started his PhD program at UT in 2016. He is interested in petrographic, geochemical and petrophysical studies of mudrocks, and is currently working on porosity and permeability experiments in the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring formations, Delaware Basin.

Current Research Projects

Study of water cut in the Wolfcamp Formation in the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, West Texas

Past Research Projects

Petrographic and petrophysical characterization of the Eagle Ford Shale in Gonzales and La Salle counties, Gulf Coast Region, Texas

Degradation potential of aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons in extreme marine conditions by hyperhalophilic Archaea

Fellowship - Equinor (2019)

CEPSA - CEPSA (2014 - 2016)

TASSEP - TASSEP (2011 - 2012)

Erasmus - EU (2009 - 2011)

Treasurer, SPWLA UT Student Chapter (2018 - Present)

Effect of Test Fluid in Steady-state Liquid Permeability Measurements of Siltstone Lithofacies in the Bone Spring Formation, Delaware Basin, JSG Annual Poster Symposium, (2018)

Porosity and Permeability in Wolfcamp lithofacies at Delaware Basin, West Texas, AGU, (2018)

Rock-Eval Basic/Bulk-Rock vs. Shale Play methods for characterization of unconventional shale resource systems: application to the Eagle Ford Shale, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX (2017)

Nano-scale pore characterization of the Eagle Ford Shale, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX (2017)

Source rocks characterization from Vaca Muerta formation: implications for unconventional petroleum resource estimations (co-author), IMOG, Florence, Italy (2017)

Gas and liquid permeability measurements in Wolfcamp sample (co-author), AGU, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Membrane morphology of organic-rich Eagle Ford Shale - Implications for surface-fluid interaction (co-author), AAPG ICE, Barcelona, Spain (2016)

Steady-State liquid permeability tests in the Wolfcamp formation, Permian Basin., JSG Annual Poster Symposium, Austin, TX (2016)