Mickaele Le Ravalec
Head of Geology Department, Geoscience Division, IFPEN
Dr. Mickaele Le Ravalec is an expert from the Geoscience Division of IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) with over 15 years of reservoir modeling experience. Mainly involved in research projects at IFPEN, she also spent one year in an operational team from Total with activities in heavy oil recovery. She graduated as an engineering geophysicist (Master) from Strasbourg University (EOST), France, in 1992, and received a Ph.D. in Rock Physics from Rennes University, France, in 1995. Then, after completing a two-year postdoc in Rock Physics at Stanford University, USA, she joined the Reservoir Engineering Department of IFPEN in 1997 where she has been focusing on problems related to uncertainty and data integration for reservoir modeling. Since 2014, she is the head of the Geology department that is part of the Geoscience Division. She has authored and co-authored 45 peer-reviewed journal papers, 56 conference papers, 26 patents and two books. Mickaele was awarded the Michel Gouilloud-Schlumberger Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 2011.
Expert Director, Geoscience Division, IFPEN
Brigitte Doligez, Expert Director at IFP Energies nouvelles, has been graduated from Nancy School of Mines in 1977. She obtained an accreditation to supervise research (HDR) in 2006 at UPMC/Paris VI acknowledging her work on numerical geological modelling.
She has been first involved as a researcher at IFPEN in Basin modelling. She participated to the conception and the realization of a numerical model aiming to reconstruct through time the thermal and fluids transfers in sedimentary basins. She then focussed her activities towards reservoir modelling, and participated to the realization of a numerical model allowing geostatistical modelling of geological heterogeneities in a reservoir. She has been in charge of several collaborative projects and coordinated the integration of constraints coming from geology, geophysical and production data in the reservoir models, as a project leader.
She has been in charge of the Sedimentology & Stratigraphy department from 2006 to 2013, supervising a team of about 25 people. After IFPEN reorganization, she became head of the Geology department and of a team of about 45 people. Since July 2014, she became Expert Director in Geological modeling.
Since 2003, when she has been half-time with IFP-School for 3 years, she gives more than 100 hours lectures per year. She has authored and co-authored 50 peer-reviewed journal papers, 60 conference papers, and three books. She also has been in charge of the organization for two IFP Research Conferences.
She has received several awards (Prix IFP de l'Innovation (2000) for Themispack; EAGE Falcon Award - Best Poster Award 1999; AAPG Best International Poster Award 1998). She is member of EAGE, IAMG and SPE.
Brigitte likes traveling and visiting foreign countries, also reading and painting, but mainly sailing (she sailed around the world in 1994-1995).
IFP School Graduate, Petroleum Geology, IFPEN
Olivier Lerat is an IFP School graduate, specialized in Petroleum Geology. He joined IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) in 1993 to work on the "Production Geology" project carrying out R&D studies on clastic and carbonate reservoirs. He contributed to several field studies of reservoir analogs, in collaboration with oil and gas companies. In 2000, he was seconded for 18 months to Total and was in charge of building a new reservoir model of a fractured carbonate field in North Africa. Back in IFPEN, from 2004 to 2006 he was responsible for the building of a geological model of the Girassol field with Total. From 2007 to 2009, he was in charge of a collaborative project with CGG on the seismic monitoring of thermal heavy oil production in Canada. For the next three years he was coordinator for the industrial project "CobraFlow" (static reservoir modeling software developed by IFPEN). Olivier joined IFP School in January 2013 to teach Geology and Reservoir Modeling. His main fields of expertise are the development of transverse workflows in reservoir characterization and the integration of geological, geophysical and production data to better constrain reservoir models.