Digital Architecture of the Subsurface

The Digital Architecture of the Subsoil refers to the art and technique of projecting, designing, and building digital models of the subsurface, which allow efficient and sustainable exploitation. It is to build a model that transforms data into information and information into knowledge for the decision-making process in the value chain of the oil business. For this purpose, the integration, classification, visualization, analysis, and decision-making based on the information is vital for the construction of the digital model that allows us to make the correct business decisions. The intention of this work is to present in a simple way the procedures to be carried out for the construction of such a model.

Speaker Bio

Humberto Salazar Soto

Humberto Salazar Soto is a geophysicist with passion for oil exploration and a pragmatic sense of geological and geophysical solutions through the interpretation and integration of information and technology. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil industry both in exploration and production, in services companies, private oil companies, national oil company and government agencies: Perforadata, Servicio Seismológico Nacional de México, GSI de México (Geophysical Service Inc.), Compañía Mexicana de Geofísica (CGG), Diavaz, Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) and PEMEX.

He currently works as geophysical studies manager at Pemex Exploración y Producción in acquisition, processing and imaging, onshore and offshore projects, and seismic or potential methods.

Soto is an author and co-author of several technical articles and member of the Mexican Association of Exploration Geophysicists (AMGE), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE).

  • Born in Mexico City (1961).
  • Geophysicist (National Polytechnic Institute IPN 1979-1983).
  • Master in Petroleum Project Management (Universidad de las Américas 2004-2006).