Jose Montero graduated in Geology from the 'Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)' in 2011 and joined CEPSA shortly after. He went through their graduate programme obtaining his MSc degree in Petroleum Geoscience from the Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK). In 2012 he joins the Petrophysics department giving support to many different operated assets. In 2016 he began his PhD research in the University of Leeds under the supervision of Dr. Nigel P Mountney and Dr. Luca Colombera. Jose’s research is developing new facies model workflows using multipoint statistics techniques applied to model reservoirs which comprise fluvial meander-belt deposits.

  • Undergraduate Dissertation: “Geomorphology and hydrogeology at RKF oilfield in Eastern Algeria” (Supervisor: Jorge Navarro, Geology Manager at CEPSA)
  • Postgraduate Dissertation: “Seismic facies modelling: a close look at different geostatistical techniques in a clastic reservoir” (Supervisor: Dr. Asghar Shams, Reservoir Characterization dep. at Heriot-Watt University)
  • BSRG
  • AAPG
  • PES GB

I am mainly interested in the development of new facies models using MPS techniques (Multipoint statistical simulations) which include more geological realism and contribute to deliver better petrophysical models.

Reservoir characterization, petrophysics and modelling.

Demonstrating for geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering modules both at undergraduate and masters levels.

Application of quantitative analysis of fluvial sedimentary architecture to improved facies and reservoir modelling workflows.

Dr Luca Colombera and Dr Nigel Mountney


Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience