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The Latin American Association of Organic Geochemistry

The Latin American Association of Organic Geochemistry (ALAGO) is a community of students and professionals who work with ACADEMY, RESEARCH and INDUSTRY, in various Organic Geochemistry areas.

The organization aims to create a space for exchange information and knowledge updates among researchers, professionals, students and other interested parties in Latin America and the world.

2018 is an special year because we are celebrating 30 years of ALAGO. All this years of scientific congress, workshops and interactions between universities, R&D centers and companies were crucial to lead the Latin American scientific community to a high level of advances in organic geochemistry area.

Board of Directors

Débora de Almeida Azevedo


Attained B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1985), and M.Sc. and a D.Sc. in Organic Chemistry in the same University (1990 and 1994, respectively). She achieved a pos-doctoral fellowship in environmental chemistry with Dr. Damia Barceló, Barcelona, Spain, 1999. In 2008, she stayed as guest scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, Rostock, Germany. Her experience includes over 24 years as a researcher and Professor at Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She published more than 100 papers and supervised 7 pos-doctoral, 52 graduate students, besides more than 20 undergraduated students, Currently works on oil and environmental geochemistry, fuel and biofuels characterization and high resolution chromatography and mass spectrometry. Researches granted by Petrobras, CNPq, FAPERJ, CAPES, ANP. She is a CNPq Senior Researcher Fellow. She assumed the position of President of ALAGO, 2018-2020, having previously engaged the position of Secretary of ALAGO from 2012-2014, and on 2010-2012, post of Brazilian director of the ALAGO board. Has also acted as 1st treasurer of Brazilian Geochemical Society, SBGq, from 1997-1999, and engaged the SBGq Board 2005-2007. Also acts as deputy-director of Brazilian Mass Spectrometry Society, BrMASS.

Diego Fernando García Bautista


Graduate geologist at the National University of Colombia, with Specialization in Economic Evaluation of Projects for the School of Mines de Paris, Master of Quantitative Methods and Evaluation of Sedimentary Basin by the School of Petroleum and Engines-IFP (France) and a PhD in Oil and Gas Exploration by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He is part of the International Exploration Management of ECOPETROL S.A. company where he worked for 15 years. He is currently in charge of evaluating cargo oil exploration in areas of interest in basins in Africa and America and is internal consultant on issues of geochemistry and basin simulation. For 5 the last 5 years represents Colombia in the direction of Alago, from where he directed the realization of Alago XIII Congress in Santa Marta-Colombia 2012). He has engaged the position of ALAGO president in the period 2014-2018.

Igor Viegas Alves Fernandes de Souza


Has degree and master degree in Geology by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004 and 2007, respectively), and is postgraduate in Sedimentary Basins Analysis from State University of Rio de Janeiro (2006). He works at Petrobras since 2006 with Organic Geochemistry at the Research y Development Center (CENPES). He has worked for 5 years in source rock characterization with active participation in the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP). Currently, He is one of responsible for geochemical data integration of rocks, oil and gases, as well as petroleum systems assessment, mainly in Paleozoic and Brazilian Equatorial Margin basins., He engaged the position of 2nd treasurer of ALAGO from 2012-2014. In the end of 2014, he assumed the post of Brazilian director of the ALAGO board.

Liliana López


Degree in Chemistry (1982), and PhD in Geochemistry (1992) by Central University of Venezuela. She is Full Professor at the Earth Sciences Institute, Faculty of Sciences, Central University of Venezuela since 1982. Researcher in the area of ​​petroleum geochemistry. She held the position of ALAGO president (2006-2008). Research fellow in the IFP-France (1992) and Intevep (1997). She has Given courses in the Los Andes University (Venezuela), Rio Grande and Rio Grande Dosul universities (Brazil). She has directed 43 undergraduate and 18 graduate theses and published 72 papers in national and international journals. Corresponding member at the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela (2008-2014). Number Individual (Chair XXV) of the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (2014). "Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury" Polar Foundation Award (2015).

Martin Eugenio Fasola


Geologist at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) and MSc Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons (Spain), specializing in Hydrocarbon Exploration by the Superior Institute of Energy Repsol (ISE) and the University of Heriot Watt (Edinburgh-Scotland ). Since 2003 he served as a research scientist in the area of ​​Geochemistry of Petroleum Technology Center YPF S.A. (CTA-YTEC). Since 2011 is a benchmark in oil geochemistry issues in the Directorate of Exploration and Development (E & D) of YPF S.A. and is currently member of the Group of Geology Subsurface Management Studies. It is involved in various projects of geochemistry and its application to the evaluation of unconventional reservoirs such as Shale, Hydrocarbon Exploration (Geochemical characterization of source rocks and their correlation with oils and geochemical prospecting area) and reservoir characterization and production allocation. In addition, he teaches internal courses on oil geochemistry applications.

Roger Baudino


He holds a Ph.D. in Sedimentary Basins and Geodynamics Structural Geology at the University of Pau (France). He currently works as Senior Advisor in Basin Analysis for Repsol Exploration in Madrid. He began his professional career in 1995 at the University of Pau and then coached for Landmark Software applications. From 1998, worked as a consultant in exploring Beicip Franlab (consulting IFP) in Paris participating in various projects around the world and especially in Latin America. In 2003 he joined Repsol to work as a basin modeler and structural geologist, initially in Neuquén (Patagonia Argentina), then in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Since 2010, is based in Madrid working first in the Geological Discipline Group (Exploration Support Team) involved in projects around the world, and since 2014 in the EAME New Ventures team.

Board of Directors

Dr. Diego

President of ALAGO

Dr. Roger

Director of Europe

Dr. Liliana

Director of Venezuela

Viegas Alves

Director of Brasil

M. Fasola

Director of Argentina