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Personal Details:


Piero Casero

Date of Birth:

14th June, 1940


Legnano, Italy



Permanent Address:

Via Enrico di San Martino Valperga 57
00149 Rome

Telephone no.

+(39) 065504360


Marital Status:

Divorced, two sons


Degree in Geological Sciences – University of Milan (1965)


Italian (mother tongue), Fluent French and English, fair knowledge of Spanish


Degree in Geological Sciences – University of Milan (1965)


Italian (mother tongue), Fluent French and English, fair knowledge of Spanish

Previous career:

Esso REP (1965) – Field Geological Assistant:

Measurement of sections on Eastern Southern Alps (Italy)

Società Italiana Resine, Milan (1967/77):

Field Geologist: Geological surveys in Sardinia and in Central Apennines (Italy) Well Site Geologist: Well site geology on wells on-shore Southern Italy, off-shore Malta and Northern Adriatic Sea

Staff Geologist: Regional geological studies (including seismic interpretation) of Italian off-shore Zone B (Central Adriatic Sea) and Sicily Channel. Collaboration with BUTTES in the exploration of the permit Gulf of Hammamet (Tunisia)

Chief Geologist: Regional geological studies of Central Adriatic Zone B, seismic interpretation of deep Mediterranean off-shore seismic surveys and Northern Adriatic Zone A

ELF Italiana (1978/81), Rome – Regional Geologist:

Regional geological study of Sicily Channel (extended to Malta and Sicily off-shores) integrating seismic data interpretation.

Total Mineraria (1982/85), Rome

Regional Geologist: Regional geological studies for new permits applications (mostly in Southern Apennines, Marche Region and Sicily Channel
Chief Geologist: Supervision of domestic exploration activities and Southern Apennines permits applications

Total C.F.P. (1985/86), Paris – Seismic interpreter at the Senior Explorationist Geophysical Interpretation Department

Elaboration of the Petroleum Exploration Report of Sicily Channel. Regional geological study of the Southern Apennines, with the support of IFP (Institut Français du Pétrole)

Total Mineraria (1987/90), Rome – Chief Geologist and Exploration Co-ordinator

Responsible for JV exploration (Marche region and Southern Apennines). Tempa Rossa oil discovery in Southern Apennines.

Total SA* (1991/2001), Paris – New Ventures Senior Explorationist

Seismic interpretation of Cusiana and Cupiagua fields (Colombia). Geological studies of prospects in Venezuela, Cuba and Ecuador. Regional geological study of the Eastern Cordillera foothills in Colombia. Regional geological studies of Albania, Eastern Romania and deep Mediterranean off-shore. Petroleum re-appraisal of the Upper Magadalena basin in Colombia (Gaitanas and Guadalupe applications). Evaluation of Ecopetrol bidding rounds in Colombia (Tangara and Mundo Nuevo permits). * = now Total

Videpiproject (2005-2008)

Proponent and manager of the project aimed at providing an easy access to the public data concerning the past petroleum exploration activity in Italy: scanning, classification, georeferencingand online loading of the data

Professional (2008/2011)

Consultant in petroleum exploration ventures in Italy and Tunisia

Professional 2011/present day:

Petroleum exploration manager of COGEID S.p.A. (Company of the FISI Group)