Service Partners

Service Partners

We have a comprehensive service offer, ranging from seismic interpretation, petrophysics and seismic inversion through our partners in Brazil, Canada and Australia


Fernando Bordignon
Co-Founder and CEO LTrace

Service areas: Machine Learning, Geostatistics and Software Development

Fernando has a Doctorate in Computer Science from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. His thesis theme was the integration of Bayesian linearized inversion into geostatistical inversion methodologies. He has experience at Geophysics, Geostatistics, Computational Intelligence and Computer Science. See more at his professional profiles:


Leandro Passos de Figueiredo
Chief of Research and Co-Founder

Service areas: Seismic Inversion, Reservoir Characterization, Stochastic Inversion, Rock Physics and Petrophysical Inversion.

Doctor in Physics, his strength is at applied research, always with open eyes for the latest methodologies. Leandro has a Doctorate in Physics from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. His thesis theme was Bayesian linearized inversion methodologies. He has experience in the following areas: Statistical Physics, Geophysics and Computer Science. See more at his professional profiles:


Rodrigo Exterkoetter

Service areas: Machine Learning and Software Development

Currently a PhD student in Computer Science, he focus is on Deep Learning research, reservoir modeling and software development. Rodrigo has a Master degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. He has experience in Data Science and Geophysics. See more at his professional profiles:


Jon Noad
Consultant Geologist

Specialties: Sedimentology, Exploration Geology, Development Geology, 3D reservoir modelling, Sequence stratigraphy, field geology, teaching and coaching young professionals

More than 20 years of oil and gas related experience, as well as 4 years of university level and industry teaching. Experienced trainer in geology, in the field, the core store and the classroom. Happy to consult or take on part or full time consulting roles.

Extensive experience in both Exploration and Development Geology, both international (Colombia, Middle East, Russia, North Sea) and in western Canada. Worked in oil and gas since 1998, after completing a Masters and PhD. in Sedimentary Geology.

My management experience includes managing the G&G New Graduates at Husky for two years, as well as managing all geology related training and all the upstream Peer Reviews. Previously I held the role of Exploration Manager at Murphy Oil Canada, where I managed a team of eight technical professionals. We made discoveries in both gas and shale oil plays during my time there. I have also held several Team Lead roles with Shell, and lead exploration geologist roles on several Middle Eastern exploration projects.

I have set up and taught many in house courses that showcase my extensive skill base. These included field trips, numerous workshops and classroom based courses on diverse geological topics. I am a qualified Professional Geologist (Alberta, APEGA), and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta. I hold a Masters and a PhD. from the University of London.

Rafael Medeiros de Souza
Consultant Reservoir Geophysicist at Georaf Australia

Service Areas: Time-lapse seismic, reservoir characterization, 3D/4D seismic interpretation, Fluid-flow modelling, Seismic history-matching, Quantitative Seismic Interpretation (QI), Rock Physics Modelling, Seismic Inversion.

Rafael is a Reservoir Geophysicist and Data Scientist acting as an international consultant in both academia and industry. Rafael worked as a Geophysicist at CGG GeoSoftware in Perth and at Ingrain Inc. in the US and Brazil through which he had roles in several projects for NOCs and IOCs. In 2017, Rafael founded Georaf Australia, which has been successful in offering geoscience and data science solutions to the Western Australian industry. He holds a Bachelor degree in Physics, a Master in Science and Petroleum Engineering and a PhD in Reservoir Geophysics from the University of Western Australia.