Alejandro Escalona

PhD, professor ved Institutt for petroleumsteknologi, Universitetet i Stavanger

Alejandro Escalona is a Professor in Petroleum Geosciences at the department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger. He graduated as a B.Sc. in Geophysical Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2005 and as a Ph.D. in Geosciences from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. His main academic and research interests are in the area of basin evolution of continental margins, tectonics, regional to reservoir scale analysis to define petroleum systems, sequence/seismic stratigraphy, tectonics/ sedimentation interaction, all using integration of both 2D and 3D seismic data, well, core and outcrop data. Among his main academic achievements so far was the creation of the petroleum geosciences study program (B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD) at the University of Stavanger. The program was open in 2008 (B.Sc.) program, followed by the M.Sc. program in 2010 and the first Ph.D.’s graduating in 2016. Currently, there are more than 120 active B.Sc. and M.Sc. students and more than 10 active PhD researchers. Within the research area, he is a founder and co-PI of several industry sponsored projects of high relevance in the area of exploration which includes: Caribbean Basins, Hydrocarbons and Tectonics (CBTH;, The Lower Cretaceous Clastic wedges in the high Arctic (LoCRA;, and the Low Frequency (LowFreq;