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OleumPetra LLC is a team of highly experienced professionals in Earth sciences assisting and providing advisory services for the optimization of hydrocarbon exploration and development strategies, including mature fields and exploration areas. In the pursuance of improved results, an emphatic usage of geological principles and sedimentary basin analyses is a must. We drive exploration programs and add value to project developments leveraging on our geological knowledge of sedimentary basins and drawing on a dynamic interaction with different fields of the Earth sciences.
Our experience in a wide variety of geological environments allows us to apply our knowledge on resource estimation through the application and/or development of new technologies.



OleumPetra offers studies and analyses of the following:

  • Geodynamics of sedimentary basins. Exploratory potential analyses of producing basins and frontier exploration. Unconventional reservoirs. Tectonics and sedimentation and their implications for petroleum systems.
  • Surface geology. Mapping and field work.
  • Integrated studies. Reservoir characterization. Formation evaluation. Log analysis. Petrophysics. Geological interpretation of seismic data. Attribute analysis. Spectral decomposition. AVO and seismic inversion. Prospects, leads and plays determination.
  • Training. Courses on petrophysics, geodynamics of sedimentary basins and seismic interpretation.
  • New opportunities.
  • Field development studies and management.
  • Reserve estimates.
  • Adquisiciones y Ventas de Activos.
  • Property acquisitions and sales.
  • Due Diligence.



Luis Pedro Stinco has a PhD in Geology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has more than 25 years of experience in the oil industry working at the Argentine Antarctic Institute, Exploration Logging, Western Atlas, Shell, CGC, Tecpetrol, CAPSA, Occidental Petroleum and Sinopec Argentina.
Luis Stinco has been a professor at the Gas and Oil Institute of the University of Buenos Aires (IGPUBA) since 2002. In 2006 he became a member of the institute’s Academic Committee and in 2007 he was appointed Director of Exploration and Development Applied Geosciences of the IGPUBA.
Luis is also a professor of graduate and postgraduate courses at the Buenos Aires Technological Institute (ITBA).
During 2003-2004 he was President of the Argentina Chapter of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA).
Luis Stinco has also been President of the Exploration and Development Committee for the Argentine Institute of Oil and Gas (IAPG) on several occasions, and President of the VII Exploration and Development Congress in 2008. Additionally, he is member of the IAPG Course Advisory Committee.
Stinco has written more than 30 technical papers on hydrocarbon exploration and reservoir characterization, and contributes with articles for a number of specialized magazines on a daily basis.
In 2010 he co-authored with Silvia Barredo, Ph.D. the technical paper “Geodynamics of Sedimentary Basins: Its Importance in Finding Petroleum Systems in Argentina”, that received the APTA Rizzuto award. In 2013, he was awarded with the Konex 2013 Award of Science and Technology.
Luis has edited several books, is the author of “Introduction to the Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Application of Subsurface Techniques in Formation Evaluation” (“Introducción a la caracterización de reservorios de hidrocarburos. Empleo de técnicas de subsuelo en la evaluación de formaciones”) published by the Argentine Geological Association, and coauthor of “Technical, Economic and Strategic Aspects of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production” (“Aspectos Técnicos, Económicos y Estratégicos de la Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos)” published by the IAPG and "Unconventional shale resources related to the energy development of Argentina. Characterization, opportunities and challenges" (Recursos hidrocarburíferos no convencionales shale y el desarrollo energético de la Argentina. Caracterización, oportunidades, desafíos) edited by Eudeba.