Dr. Clara Rodríguez is a Venezuelan geoscientist with 19 years of experience in seismic interpretation of sedimentary basins, reservoir characterization and seismic data management. She obtained a PhD in Geology (2017) and an MSc. in Petroleum Geoscience (2007) from Imperial College London in the UK. Her first degree is in Geophysical Engineering (2002) from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. In addition, Clara completed the last year of her first degree as an exchange student at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, United States.
Her experience while working for Schlumberger and during her postgraduate studies includes projects in sedimentary basins in the South Atlantic margins, East Africa, the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. During her PhD research at Imperial College London, she investigated intrasalt stratigraphy, salt tectonics controls on deep-water sedimentation and the impact and significance of submarine salt dissolution.
Clara has been working for PETRONAS Mexico since March 2020 as a Regional Exploration Technical Leader and Salt Tectonics Specialist focusing on regional studies in shallow and deep-water basins offshore Mexico and on subsalt prospect maturation. Clara is also co-founder and vice-chair of the GeoLatinas organization (2020 Team GRIT awardee) and co-founder and co-chair of the AAPG.