Curriculum Vitae – Fabrizio Felletti

Milan,  2015

CURRICULUM VITAE

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Name  / Surname: FABRIZIO FELLETTI
Place and date of birth: Milan; November, 11th, 1968
Home address: via  Conte Rosso 25, 20134 Milano. Tel. ++ 39 0250315554, ++39 3475354955
Nationality: Italian
Office address: Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra. Via Mangiagalli 34, 20133 Milano. Tel: ++ 39-0250315554. Fax: ++ 39-0250315494. E-mail: Fabrizio.Felletti@unimi.it
Foreign languages known: English, French, Spanish

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I am a graduate from the University of Milan in Italy, where I was also awarded a PhD degree in 2001, in collaboration with the Geostatistical Center of the École National Superiore des Mines de Paris (ENSMP). Since 1999, I have been Lecturer at the Earth Science Department of the Milan University. My teaching duties include  Geostatistics, Sedimentary Geology and Facies analysis. I am also a member of the didactic staff of the PhD courses held at the same Department, being recently the (co)-supervisor a of 8 PhD Students.

My research focuses on the study of sedimentary systems, from facies analysis to the geostatistical modelling of the basin fills, aiming also to characterise the siliciclastic and carbonate units both as hydrocarbon reservoirs and as groundwater repositories, within their stratigraphic framework. I am currently involved in three main projects: i) multi-disciplinary approach to understanding deep marine clastic systems, ii) characterisation and modelling of aquifers and aquitards, iii) facies characterization in extensional continental basins.

My publication record includes more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed books and journals; this is an average of 4 papers per year since 2001. Member of International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), Italian Sedimentological Group (GEOSED). Regular reviewer for a broad range of international Earth Science journals (incl. Sedimetology, Sedimentary Geology, Journal of Hydrology).

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University studies, diplomas, research and professional experiences

2002-2015 Lecturer at the Earth Science Department of the Milan University. Geostatistics, Sedimentary Geology and Facies analysis 
2005-2012 Research Scientist -University of Milan, Earth Science Department. Research Interests: geostatistics, groundwater modeling, subsurface characterization, sedimentology. 
1999 – 2004 Italian Research Contract -University of Milan, Earth Science Department. Subject of the Research: geostatisticalcharacterisation of the geological complexity and the hydrogeological properties of the shallow aquifers along a N-S section of the Po plain alluvial basin, in order to adequately model groundwater flow at different scales.
1997 – 1999 European Research Contract (FMBICT97174) – Geostatistical Center – École National Superiore des Mines de Paris – France. Subject of the Research: improving of geostatistical techniques to simulate facies heterogeneities in subsurface clastic reservoir. Used software: ISATIS, HERESIM, GSLIB, S-PLUS. Supervisor: Prof. A.Galli, Dr. H.Beucher.
1996 – 1999 Ph.D in Sedimentary Geology – University of Milan, Earth Sciences Department. Subject of the Ph.D. thesis: study of facies heterogeneities in siliciclastic turbidite units, at the outcrop scale, in view of applications to reservoir geology and exploitation. The purpose is to develop a “traditional” (field based) approach to facies analysis accompanied by a statistical and geostatistical attempt to improve the correlation and modeling procedure.  The thesis has been developed in cooperation with AGIP S.P.A and the Geostatistical Center of the École National Superiore des Mines de Paris. Supervisors: Prof. R. Gelati, Dr. R. Bersezio, Dr.R.Potenza.
1996 –  1997 Master Course in Geostatistics (CFSG – Cycle de Formation Spécialisée en Géostatistique). Geostatistical Center (École National Superior des Mines de Paris). Fontainebleau, France.  Supervisor: Prof. M.Armstrong, A. Galli.
1997 Eurobasin School -Royal Holloway University of London. Subject of the course: Structural and sequence stratigraphic modelling of sedimentary basin.Supervisor: Prof. D.J.Blundell.
1997 – 2002 Research activity in collaboration with ENI-AGIP S.p.A. Subject of the research: improve the procedure for integrating geological knowledge and geostatistical analysis on a sub-seismic scale, combining both deterministic and stochastic approaches. The research concentrates on well-exposed siliciclastic sediments, that crop out in the eastern part of the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (Northern Italy). Tutor: Dr. M.Cafiero, Dr. M.Rossi.
1995 – 1996 Employed in a geophysical service company (GEOITALIA S.p.A – San Giuliano Milanese, Milano) operating in acquisition and processing of high resolution seismic reflection (2D and 3D) data, applied to hydrocarbons research. During this period it has been acquired a good experience with 2D and 3D  seismic acquisition and processing, mapping and modelling, using work-stations with specific software.
1994 – 1995 Consulting activity about the following aspects: (i) Geological and structural reports on stability problems for lanslides, (ii) Geological and geotechnical studies for evaluation of enviromental risk of a new industrial site, (ìì) survey research to prepare some geological and geomorphological maps for Public Local Administrations.
1994 Degree in Geology – University of Milan, Earth Sciences Department. Subject of the thesis: study of a calciclastic turbidite system in the Liassic rifted margin of Southern Alps (Italy), based on traditional stratigraphic methods (geological mapping, field facies analysis, paleocurrent analysis, compositional and microfacies analysis). Supervisor: Prof. R. Bersezio, Prof R. Gelati.
1994 Period of practical training in ENI-AGIP S.p.A. This apprenticeship has involved the geological and hydrogeological study of an area (near Milano) interested in hydrocarbons pollution as conseguence of blow-out incident.
1991 – 1992 University Diploma in Petroleum Geology – University of Milan and ENI-AGIP S.p.A. (National Italian oil company). Subject of the course: concepts and methods of subsurface facies analysis applied to hydrocarbons research and reservoir evaluation.

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Teaching activities

Since 1998, I have been Lecturer at the Earth Science Department of the Milan University. My teaching duties include:

2009-2015 Facies analysis;
2010-2015 Sedimentology;
1999-2015 Geological field excursions and field activities;
2008-2011 Introduction to Geologic Maps;
2003-2008 Geological survey of sedimentary rocks;
2002-2008 Geological and hydrogeological data modeling I;
2002-2008 Geological and hydrogeological data modeling II;
1998-2001 Lithology and geological map exercitation (laboratory);
2001,2012 Geostatistics (Ph.D. courses and Master course);
2004-2008 Exercitation of hydrogeology (geostatistics);
2001-2003 Earth science, Lithology, Stratigraphy and Principle of Geology (IFTS course; sponsored by the European Community  and the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research; organized by the University of Milan and the Archeological Centre of Capo di Ponte (BS), Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici).

Member of the didactic staff of the PhD courses held at the Earth Sciences Department, being recently advisor (or co-supervisor) of 8 Ph.D. theses in Earth Sciences and of more than 40 Degree’s theses in Earth Sciences.

He has organized numerous filed excursions for: (i) ENI Corporate University, (ii) British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG Postgraduate Field Trip), (iii) CARG (Italian Geological mapping ptoject, scale 1:50000) and national and international sedimentological congressMember of the didactic staff of the PhD courses held at the Earth Sciences Department, being recently advisor (or co-supervisor) of 6 Ph.D. theses in Earth Sciences and of more than 25 Degree’s theses in Earth Sciences.

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Research topics

Research interests focus on the study of sedimentary systems, from facies analysis to the geostatistical modelling of the basin fills, aiming also to characterize siliciclastic and carbonate units both as groundwater repositories and as hydrocarbon reservoirs, within their stratigraphic framework. I am currently involved in three main projects:

i) characterisation and modelling of aquifers and aquitards

 The general aim of this project is a multidisciplinary approach aimed to characterize the geological complexity and the hydrogeological properties of the shallow aquifers of alluvial basin, in order to: (1) adequately model groundwater flow at different scales; (2) improve the methodology for reconstruction and characterisation of the sedimentary heterogeneity of the basin fill which host groundwater resources; (3) ameliorate the methodology for scaling up the sedimentological heterogeneity and the petrophysical – hydrodispersive properties; (4) assess the influence of uncertainties in the geological information on results of groundwater modelling; (5) define the relation between surface and ground waters.

ii) multi-disciplinary approach to understanding deep-marine clastic systems

The general aim of this project is therefore the improvement of the geological and geostatistical methods for modelling the architecture of siliciclastic turbidite units. The geostatistical approach is finalized to develop a forecasting method of analysis of turbiditic sedimentary bodies, at the reservoir scale, to allow predictions and simulations of the behaviour of the major sedimentological and petrophysical variables. Several case histories have been selected from the Oligo – Miocene turbiditic infill of  episutural and foredeep basins of northern Italy. These cases show several analogies with some hydrocarbon reservoirs that are currently under investigation by Oil Companies, in the subsurface of the Alpine – Apenninic foredeep area.

iii) facies characterization in extensional continental basins

The primary objective of this research is to examine the sedimentological features and the distribution of clastic facies (from coarse to fine-grained)  in a continental setting, to develop a model that can be used to define rules to predict reservoir properties and, consequently, to help reservoir modeling. The model will rely upon field work and facies analyses. The final goal is to define “rules” that can be exported to different systems with appropriate input changes. The study focuses on a well-exposed continental succession located in the Southern Alps (Orobic Alps, Northern Italy), which was deposited during the Early Permian in an extensional tectonic regime in arid climate conditions. Deposition of sediments is coupled with tectonic and volcanic activity which controlled rapid vertical and lateral facies changes. After deposition, the succession was deeply involved in the alpine orogenesis and suffered diagenetic modifications. Nevertheless, the facies and architecture of the basin are suitable for detailed stratigraphic studies.

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Financed research projects

Participant of research projects financed by the National Research Council (CNR), public administrations, public and private companies. Scientific participant of research programs of national interest (PRIN 2005 – “Integrating geophysical and geological data for modeling flow in some aquifer systems of alpine and apenninic origin between Milano and Bologna”; PRIN 2007 – “Integrated geophysical, geological, petrophysical and modeling study of alluvial aquifer complexes representative of the subsurface of the Po plain: relationships between the scale of hydrostratigraphic reconstruction and flow models”) and international interest (EEC – Regione Basilicata – Basilicata University: POP-AGRIFLUID 1999-2001: “Evaluation, characterisation and monitoring of groundwater resources in the Agri basin”, Nat. Coord. A. Colella, Potenza). He also partecipated with the Milan working groups in the following research programs: National “CARG” Project for survey of the 1:50000 Italian Geological Map (Foglio 228, Cairo Montenotte. Nat. Coord.  Prof. S. Seno – University of Pavia); EC-TMR, Panel E-10 Ore and Petroleum Geology; (1998): “Facies correlations in siliciclastic turbidite units, combining geology and geostatistics”; CNR Project (1997-2000): “Statistical and geostatistical modelling of sedimentary variables in siliciclastic units” (National Coord. G. Nardi, University of Naples).

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Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

CONGRESS PRESENTATIONS (abstracts and extended abstracts)

Milan, 2015

Fabrizio Felletti

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