Eleine Vence

Exploration Geologist

Eleine was born in Colombia. She graduated with a BSc. in Geology at The Industrial University of Santander (Colombia) in 2000. The same year, she started her career as an Exploration Geologist and had the opportunity to work in different basins and play types while working for ENAP (Sipetrol) and Oxy. She continued her education at the University of Texas in Austin, receiving her master’s in Geological Science in 2008. In the same year, she joined ConocoPhillips. 

Since then, Eleine has worked in different groups, including North Louisiana development, the Gulf of Mexico shallow water exploration, and the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, where she developed her expertise in deep-water reservoirs. She worked in different conventional and unconventional plays worldwide from 2015 to 2020. Eleine joined Global Technical Functions in 2021, where she re-purposed her exploration skills to develop screening methodologies for carbon capture and sequestration. She is currently a member of the Low Carbon Technologies organization, where she leads the subsurface characterization of geological sequestration sites for carbon dioxide along different regions of the Lower 48. Further, her research work was awarded the Best Paper in Interpretation recognition by the SEG and AAPG in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Additionally, in 2022, she recently obtained a Corporate Sustainability and Innovation certification with an emphasis on new energies and carbon reduction strategies for Harvard Extension School.