Melina Oviedo



Reservoir Engineer

Senior professional
Profile Summary

As a Chemical Engineer Specializing in Oil and Gas Production, I have more than 5 years of experience in Reservoir Engineering, complemented by a Master's Degree in Project Management. I have managed Secondary Recovery Projects, prepared oil and gas production forecasts, and supervised Pulling, Workover and Drilling operations. Proficient in office suites, I possess a comprehensive skill set, including project management, agile methodologies (SCRUM), reservoir modeling (Sahara), economic evaluations (Merak-Peep) and Microsoft MS Office (including Power BI).

In addition to technical expertise, I am fluent in Spanish and English. I excel at teamwork and collaboration, demonstrating leadership and mentoring skills. My effective oral and written communication skills have facilitated successful interactions with various stakeholders. I am intrinsically motivated to continually learn and overcome challenges in the energy industry.

As for education, I recently finished my Master's in Project Management at the European Postgraduate Center in Madrid, Spain. I have a specialization in Oil and Gas Production from the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA), Argentina, and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Misiones (UNaM), Argentina.

Previously, I worked as a Field Reservoir Engineer at YPF in Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. In this role, I made production forecasts, prepared annual production plans and analyzed field behavior. I led optimization proposals for production and collaborated in all stages of new projects, from visualization to execution. Additionally, I supervised and managed project execution, water quality, and Pulling, Workover, and Drilling operations. I excelled in mentoring and training junior engineers and interns, received excellent performance reviews, and achieved notable results in interdisciplinary optimization and teamwork.

In addition, I obtained a postgraduate certification for the "Specialization in Oil and Gas Production" from a prestigious institute in Argentina, recognizing my dedication and experience in the field.

With a proven track record of success and a commitment to continuous improvement, I am prepared to contribute my skills and knowledge to drive excellence in oilfield engineering and subsurface technical solutions.

Personal details
Melina Oviedo
Educational background
Highest academic degree:
Oil and Gas Production Specialist - MPM
Professional details
Profession /occupation:
Reservoir Engineer
5+ years
Notable past employers:
Areas of expertise:
Production Forecasting
Field Development
Software skills:
Peep Merak
Recent work

YPF SA Semi Sr Operational Reservoir Engineer +5years
Austral Basin, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Conducted economic analysis of Waterflooding Pilot Deployment and Gas Field Development project wells and facilities OPEX

Planned and executed field operations while optimizing Waterflooding Projects and conducting DCA analysis

Evaluated Reservoir and Economic for investment and business plans

Conducted Field Development Surveillance and proposed Well Intervention and Workover opportunities. Supervised wireline, slickline, drilling and field operations

Increased field production by 10% through efficient resource utilization, planning, and monitoring of water injection and implementing selective installation in injection wells

Estimated reserves, projected production, and evaluated the cost-benefit ratio of marginal production wells

Participated in the integration of PROSPER-MBAL-GAP in a gas reservoir model

Monitored production and reserve development, as well as secondary recovery projects

Identified new opportunities in the asset through technical and economic evaluation, and contributed to the visualization, conceptualization, definition, and execution stages of new projects

Collected data and configured comprehensive reports for the evaluation committee

Proposed optimization actions for injection wells and monitored operations, times, and costs in workover and pulling activities

Developed a database for simulation in the Sahara and monitored water quality, proposing improvement initiatives

Mentored and trained interns

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