Houston (August 28, 2008) – Ingrain, a Houston-based rock physics company, has added Patricia Pastana de Lugão to its growing management team.  Pastana de Lugão will serve as the managing director of Ingrain’s first international office, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pastana de Lugão comes to Ingrain with a long and influential career in the Brazilian oil and gas market. Specifically, she holds extensive expertise in developing and introducing new geophysical technologies and software.  As founder of StrataImage, a Rio de Janeiro-based consulting firm for Brazilian geophysical companies, Pastana de Lugão has worked with industry leaders on cutting-edge projects such as seismic elastic inversion and marine electromagnetic surveys.  She also has extensive experience with companies including Landmark Graphics and Baker Hughes’ Geosignal and Baker Atlas divisions.
Pastana de Lugão holds a doctorate in geophysics from the University of Utah, as well as a master’s degree in geophysics from the Observatorio Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, and a bachelor’s degree in water resources and environmental engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Ingrain is providing the oil and gas industry with a new paradigm in rock properties measurement. The company’s digital process leverages patented algorithms and state-of-the-art imaging techniques to simulate fluid flow measurement in oil and gas reservoir rocks, allowing exploration and production operators to better understand their assets and make smarter, more informed field management decisions.

Source: Internal

Nora Villarreal
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Author: Nora Villarreal
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