Andrés, Development and Planning Engineer
Andrés is passionate about innovation and new challenges. Presently, he is making his mark at the Development and Planning Department, the area where he is committed to better energy, along with Total.
Growing in commitment
From a very early age, numbers and energy called his attention. Years later, curiosity found its course and in 2011 he became Petroleum Engineer, graduating from the Buenos Aires Technological Institute (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)). That very same year he joined Total.
His professional career in the Company is marked by his constant search for efficiency, his analytical thought and proposal of innovative alternatives, fundamental qualities for contributing to the development of a better energy for our country.
His everyday life
He works as Development and Planning Engineer for the Neuquén Basin and this is not an easy task.
Andrés works at the Pre-project Conceptual Studies Coordination and Technical-economic Assessment of Total Austral’s new developments, aligned with the strategy of the Affiliate and Headquarters.
He also feeds as requested into the Long Term Plan annual exercise run by Strategy & Economics department, providing long term planning to both Production forecasting function and Cost forecasting function until fields end of licence.
Building tomorrow’s energy
His position requires the ability of interacting with different areas of the Company and working seamlessly with them. In this context, his proactive attitude allows him to defy the traditional methodologies and contribute with innovative solutions in his daily work.
According to Andrés, teamwork allows to exchange experiences, generate synergies and complement the tasks of everyone involved departing from innovation and creative thinking. “This way, we achieve better results and we solve daily problems, overcoming obstacles without this meaning a trouble; on the contrary, transforming challenges into new opportunities and learning”.
Undoubtedly, cross-functionality and audacity, which are Total core values, are present in Andrés’ everyday life.
Andrés started his career at Total as Onshore Drilling Engineer in 2011. Two years later, he was the night shift Supervisor of Drilling in the Qatar Affiliate. In 2015, he came back to Total Austral as Offshore Drilling Engineer, a position he held until last year.
His previous experience in the Drilling Area allowed him to interact with geologists, geophysics and reserves analysts with the aim of defining the geological objectives pursuant to which wells are designed and the natural resources extraction is possible.
“As a Drilling Engineer, I carried out engineering studies and designed operating programs for drilling gas wells at the Southern Argentinian Basin, focusing on the operating performance as well as on the safety of people, facilities and environment”, Andrés explains.
Passion for challenges
Hydrocarbons exploration and production is an activity in constant growth: we still have a lot of resources to discover and Andrés knows it, and he transmits us his enthusiasm for defying the established and proposed new alternatives and ideas. "The most passionate thing about working in Development and Planning is to become one of the first links which facilitates the access to hydrocarbons, which will then transform into energy", he says proudly.
With restless and pioneering nature, Andrés is a plane pilot and fan of traveling, swimming and music, a perfect combination for a professional open to the challenges that may come.
"The most passionate thing is to become one of the first links which facilitates the access to hydrocarbons, which will then transform into energy"
He graduated from Petroleum Engineering at the Buenos Aires Technological Institute (ITBA) in 2011. He took a postgraduate course in Drilling and Completion Engineering at the IFP School in France during 2013, obtaining the best mark in the course.
He started working at Total Austral as Onshore Drilling Engineering in December 2011. Two years later, he was night shift Supervisor of Drilling in the Qatar Affiliate. In 2015 he took the position as Offshore Drilling Engineer in Total Austral.
Present position as of July 2016, Engineer of Development and Planning at Total Austral.