Research and Development Leader

Paola Leon serves as a Research and Development Advisor at Nakasawa Resources. A petroleum engineer by profession, Paola graduated from Universidad Industrial de Santander, where she also completed an M.S. in Hydrocarbon Engineering.

Her master’s focused on the use of catalysts in steam injection processes, which were carried out under the direction of the Enhanced Recovery Group (GRM) and with co-direction from the Center for Research in Catalysis (CICAT) both from Universidad Industrial de Santander. Her experience is focused on reservoir engineering, EOR processes, numerical reservoir simulations, laboratory equipment operation, and research project planning.

Paola has been a member of the Enhanced Recovery research group since 2013, serving as leader in the steam injection and professional injection research areas. She is professionally associated with the UIS-Ecopetrol Cooperation Agreement.