American Association Petroleum Geologists
Italian Geological Society
Gerson Lehrman Group Council

Lingue Conosciute
Italian level: Native
English level: Good
French level: Good
Spanish level: Good

Titoli di Studio e Corsi di Specializzazione
Master in Structural Geology - University of Pisa, Italy


Code of Ethics in Business
Safety on Work Site and Manager’s Responsibility
Business and Enterprise
Reading and Understanding a Financial Statement
Management of Human Resources
Exploration for Carbonate Reservoirs

Independent consultant for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.
Member of Gerson Lehrman Group Councils who provides consulting services and online surveys.
Training Courses Instructor for ISS International

Curriculum Accademico

''Management of Exploration'' Scuola Superiore E. Mattei (Milan, Italy) 2000
''Petroleum Operations'' Petroleum Institute Training Centre of Almaty (Almaty, Kazakhstan) 2001
''Economic Evaluation of Development Projects'' Petroleum Engineer Faculty (Quito, Ecuador) 2004
''Hydrocarbon LifeCycle'' Eni UK (London) Oct. 2013
''Hydrocarbon LifeCycle'' Eni Angola (Luanda) Mar. 2014
“Basic Oil” Eni Mozambique (Cortemaggiore, Italy) May 2014
''Hydrocarbon LifeCycle'' Eni Head Office (Italy) Oct. 2014 two editions
''Master in Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbon - MSEPI'' (CGT-Siena University) 2014-2017
''Hydrocarbon LifeCycle'' Ministery of Economic Development (Rome) May 2016

Curriculum Professionale
Managing Director
Eni Venezuela B.V. - Eni Dacion B.V. - Eni Trinidad & Tobago B.V.
January 2010 to December 2011
Caracas - Venezuela
Country based manager for E&P activities of Eni in Venezuela (Corocoro oil field, Perla gas field, Junin 5 extra heavy crude block) and in Trinidad & Tobago (NCMA gas fields).

Managing Director & Chairman of the BoD
Burren Resources Petroleum Limited
June 2008 to January 2010
London - UK
Development and production of the Burun oil field in Turkmenistan following the activities from the Company London office.

Managing Director
Agip Oil Ecuador B.V. - Agip Oleoducto Crudos Pesados B.V
July 2002 to June 2008
Quito – Ecuador
Production operations and reserves optimization of the Villano field, located in the Amazonian province of Pastaza. Development of relationship with local indigenous communities.
Representing the ownership of Eni in the new pipeline for transportation of heavy crude from Oriente basin to the coast.

V.President for Exploration, Domestic
Eni Head Office
October 1999 to June 2002
Milan - Italy
Management of the exploration activity in Italy reorganizing the team structure and applying a strong selection to the projects to reduce budget (-55%) and to achieve results like the oil discovery of Miglianico field and the offshore gas discovery of Panda field in the Sicily Channel.

Managing Director
Agip Gabon S.A.
July 1997 to October 1999
Port Gentil - Gabon
Development of the offshore oil field Limande, starting production in 15 months after drilling and testing the appraisal well. Exploration of three deep offshore blocks.

Project Manager for Exploration in Sicily and surrounding offshore
Eni Head Office
August 1994 to July 1997
Milan / Gela – Italy
New activity period after years of standby due to permitting difficulties. A modern interpretation of geophysical data was successful for finding new gas reserves in the Gagliano area.
Three exploration permit application were filed to follow a new theme in the deep offshore of Sicily searching for gas in the Plio-Quaternary clastics.

Manager of Geodynamic Services Dept.
Eni Head Office
January 1994 to July 1997
Milan – Italy
Coordination of specialistic services aimed to provide evaluation of exploration areas through structural interpretation of satellite images.

Deputy General Manager
Agip Gabon S.A.
May 1991 to December 1993
Port Gentil - Gabon
Exploration activity in three shallow water blocks. Marginal field discovery of Limande. Conduction of active relationship with local authorities to obtain the Limande concession application (1993) kept on hold until its awarding in 1996.

Team Leader Geological Studies and New Ventures, Italy
Eni Head Office
October 1989 to May 1991
Milan - Italy
Regional studies aimed to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of Ligurian Apennine and west offshore of Sardinia.

Chief Geologist
Agip Africa S.A., Succursale de Tunisie
November 1985 to October 1989
Tunis - Tunisia
Evaluation of the residual hydrocarbon potential of southern Tunisia (Bir Aouine Permit and Permis du Sud). Follow up of the geological and geophysical activity. Company representative with Tunisian State Company for cost recovery agreement negotiations.

Regional Geologist
Eni Head Office
September 1980 to November 1985
Milan - Italy
Evaluation of exploration opportunity in Italy focusing frontier targets and new ventures.
Participation to the study group (1982-1984) created in joint venture with the Rice University (Houston) and Prof. Albert Bally, consultant.
The result of the study allowed to issue a Northern Apennines Data Book that was used to promote the participation of Shell and BP in a Joint Venture for exploration on ten blocks over the Northern Apennines.

Sangemini S.p.A.
May 1979 to August 1980
Sangemini (TR) – Italy
Coordination of drilling activities performed by the company team to increase mineral water production for commercial purpose.

Balanced Sections and Seismic Reflection Profiles across the Central Apennines
Società Geologica Italiana - Memorie 35° Congresso in Roma - 1986
Authors: Albert Bally, Renato Gherardoni, Livio Burbi, Calvin Cooper

The Geology of the Sibillini Mountains from Val d'Ambro to Pescara del Tronto
Società Geologica Italiana - Memorie 35° Congresso in Roma - 1986
Authors: Livio Burbi, Calvin Cooper