Dr Enzo Zappaterra, Head of Exploration

Enzo is an American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)-certified petroleum geologist with broad international experience gained through more than three decades of active oil and gas exploration. He has worked in many of the world’s oil basins (Africa, Asia, South America, Europe) in a variety of positions, including management with Chevron and its affiliates.

While with Chevron, Enzo was responsible for the regional evaluation of exploration opportunities leading to hydrocarbon play models being developed for basins in Europe, Africa and Asia. Enzo coordinated exploration operations through to completion in Italy, former Yugoslavia, and Albania. He also carried out active petroleum exploration and acreage or prospect evaluation in Norway, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Libya, Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Nigeria, Brazil, and Indonesia.

Enzo has worked in many of the world’s oil basins, building up a broad knowledge of all functional aspects of regional petroleum exploration from assessing business opportunities in frontier areas, to building the necessary industry and governmental relationships.

As well as the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Enzo is a member of the Geological Society of London; the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB); and the European Association of Petroleum Geoscientists (EAGE). Enzo provides consulting services to Ardilaun Energy on international petroleum exploration projects and on regional evaluation of opportunities, drawing on his extensive personal knowledge and expertise.


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