Sustainability Concepts: A necessary framework for our geoscience-related organization & individual

About the Course

Sustainability is key for our future and that of future generations. We need to embrace what sustainability entails, so that our careers evolve and have the necessary outlook to endure and prosper in time. Geophysics is key in many ways to the three pillars of sustainability: Economic development, Social Development and Environmental protection. This webinar will share the basics about sustainability, the 17 United Nations Sustainable development Goals for 2030, and some of the recent developments in analyzing the sustainability of Geophysics into the future.


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Maria Angela Capello, SEG-HL
Maria Angela Capello, SEG-HL

Maria Angela Capello is a renowned leader in the energy sector, with a prominent success in reservoir management and field development as well as in diversity, talent development, sustainability, and leadership.

A pioneer woman in many fronts, Maria Angela is successful at steering step-changes at corporate scale, with her characteristic executive and multicultural approach, grooming leadership, motivation and resilience in individuals and teams. She has had executive and highly influential roles in Halliburton, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

She is an avid communicator, and has toured Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). She is the lead author of two books, “Learned in the Trenches” (Springer, 2018) and “Mentoring and Sponsoring: Keys to Success” (Springer, 2020).

Maria Angela has been knighted “Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia” (Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia), one Italy’s highest honors, by the President of Italy. She received the SPE Honorary Membership, and SEG Lifetime Membership awards. She serves as Director at Large for the SEG Board and is the co-chair of the United Nations Women in Resource Management.

She is a Physicist from the Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) and a M.Sc. of the Colorado School of Mines (USA).


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