World-class training for the modern energy industry

Vitor Abreu

President, ACT-GEO (Abreu Consulting and Training); Adjunct Professor, Rice University.

Vitor has 30 years of experience in petroleum exploration, development production and research, with a proven record in evaluating, risking and/or drilling in 22 countries and 31 sedimentary basins in 6 continents. His areas of expertise include deep water reservoirs, regional studies to define petroleum system elements and plays in frontier exploration, tectono-stratigraphic evolution of basins in different tectonic settings, play to prospect risking assessment and integrating high-resolution stratigraphic interpretation with engineering data to define reservoir connectivity and baffles and barriers for effective field development. Research interests include reservoir characterization of deep water systems and proposing new deep water models with strong impact in development and production. Vitor was AAPG’s inaugural international Distinguished Instructor and is a Past-President of SEPM. His Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Systems is already the second historical best seller of SEPM.


Ph.D. in geology and geophysics, Rice University, 1997
B.A. and M. S. in geology, Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil, 1984