Feb 22, 2024

Erving Mayorga

  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Bakersfield, CA, USA
Contractor Consultant Oil & Gas Production and Operations Petroleum Engineering Reservoir Other

Personal Summary

I am seasoned Petroleum Engineer with diverse skills and cross-functional expertise. I am eager to contribute my extensive experience to your esteemed clients in a permanent or contract/consultant capacity.


Highlights of my Background:


  • National and international experience in Drilling, Production, Reservoir Management, Project Management, and Exploration/Development (IOR-EOR).
  • Contributions to high-profile projects such as Chevron’s Offshore Deep-Water Oilfield (Frade – Brazil) and ExxonMobil’s Orinoco Extra-Heavy Oil Belt (Cerro Negro – Venezuela).
  • Roles including Sr. Reservoir Engineer at Freeport McMoRan O & G, Thermal Reservoir Advisor at SENECA, and leadership in Consulting & Project Management initiatives in West Africa and South Africa.
  • Proficiency in technical areas like Decline Curve Analysis, Integrated Production Modeling, Pressure Transient Analysis, Steamflood Heat Management, Field Operation/Production Optimization, Economic Analysis, and Project Management.
  • Comprehensive training and hands-on experience with esteemed organizations such as PDVSA, ExxonMobil, and Chevron.
  • Throughout my career I have participated in field operational roles in the areas of drilling, production, and reservoir.


Entrepreneurial Ventures:


  • Founded InnovaTerra Technology Solutions LLC (ITTS) to introduce new technologies in Environmental/Water Supply, Renewable Energy, Biochemical, Agriculture, and Oil & Gas sectors.
  • Successfully facilitated collaborations, implemented Electro-Seismic technology for aquifer location, sought investors for a brain cancer drug, and presented a new Enhance Oil Recovery (EOR) chemical technology.


I am confident that my multidisciplinary background and proven track record will align seamlessly to any company's technical and business objectives.


For more insights, please visit my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/ervingmayorga.





Erving Mayorga, MSc.

Cell: +1-832-818-5015

Email: [email protected]

Work Experience

May 2021 - Feb 2024 InnovaTerra Technology Solutions, LLC

I am a seasoned Petroleum Engineer, equipped with a robust educational background from Texas A&M University. My expertise spans conceiving, strategizing, and impeccably executing oil & gas field development initiatives, encompassing Reservoir, Production, and drilling domains. Moreover, I possess a knack for seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art technologies in the realms of Environmental, Renewable Energy, and Biochemical sectors.

My track record is punctuated with consistent triumphs in project management, precise technical assessments, and adept leadership across a spectrum of disciplines. As a skilled communicator, I am fluent in multiple languages - not just linguistically, but also in the context of fostering synergy among diverse teams. Additionally, I excel in effectively representing enterprises in interactions with governmental entities.


Key Qualifications:

  • Petroleum Engineering Graduate (Texas A&M) with 35+ years in Oil & Gas industry.
  • Specialized in Heat Management & Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for heavy oil fields.
  • Broad onshore and offshore (deep-water) operational experience, including well treatments and testing.
  • Working knowledge of Onshore and Offshore Drilling Planning, Engineering, and Operations.
  • Proficient in Project Management, Planning, and Economic Analysis.
  • Spearheaded the development of an AI-powered Expert System tailored for evaluating O & G well formation damage with the guidance and mentorship of IBM experts.
  • Expertise in locating and implementing innovative technologies across diverse sectors.
  • Multilingual: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Professional Highlights:

  • Led evaluations and analysis of key projects, e.g., Steam-flooding (SF), Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS), and Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR).
  • Proficient in data acquisition and interpretation, including well testing, core/fluid analysis, and advanced logging techniques.
  • Cumulative span of 7 years’ experience in drilling engineering / planning and operations, which was notably shaped and reinforced by rigorous training at the esteemed Shell Corp. drilling school in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Evaluated and applied AI applications for improved project outcomes and heat management.
  • Managed HSE regulations (HAZOP, PAL) and addressed complex root causes effectively.
  • Exhibit exceptional entrepreneurship quality by establishing a technology placement company in O & G, Water Management, Biomedical, Renewable Energy, etc. (InnovaTerra Technology Solutions, LLC).
  • Successfully communicated complex processes in accessible terms for rapid implementation.
  • Built and nurtured culturally diverse teams for maximum efficiency and knowledge sharing.
  • Represented industry leaders like ExxonMobil, Chevron, and O & G Investors to governmental bodies.



Technical Skills:

  • Project Management (CSS, SF, CO2 Flooding, AI, Microbial, etc.)
  • Economic Evaluation and Analysis (ARIES, PEEP) and Production Modeling (IPM, OFM) & Pressure Analysis (Saphir, Fekete), but currently in the process of updating skills in these applications to enhance proficiency and stay in-tune with the latest industry trends.
  • Data Acquisition & Interpretation (Well Testing, Electro-Seismic, Core & Fluid Analysis, etc.)
  • AI "Data-Physics" Application Implementation, especially in Heat Management
  • Health, Safety, & Environmental Regulations (HAZOP, PAL) with Root Cause Analysis & Problem Solving
  • Multidisciplinary Team Leadership
  • Multilingual: Spanish, English, Portuguese

Representative Engagements:

  • Collaborated with Ghana’s Deputy Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, and State California Assemblymen & Senators.
  • Provided expert representation in regulatory and governmental interactions (Geologic Energy Management Division - CalGEM).
  • Orchestrated successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies with industry giants.


Master of Science - Petroleum Engineering
Aug 1989 - Aug 1991 Universidad del Zulia
Bachelor in Petroleum Engineering
Aug 1977 - May 1980 Texas A & M University