Dr. George Iusco is based in Madrid, Spain, where he leads the New Ventures Group for Repsol YPF, a major international exploration and production company. He possesses over 30 years of exploration experience in the petroleum industry, and has held senior positions with Gulf Oil, Exxon, and Venezuela’s PDVSA. His extensive international exploration experience includes Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Trinidad, Central America, Argentina, Brazil, Kazakhstan, the Middle East, North Sea, West Africa, Alaska, the US Gulf Coast, and other areas in North America. He is an expert in evaluating complex structural and stratigraphic settings, integrating geophysical and geological technologies in order to detect, rank, and evaluate new prospective areas and formulate new exploration strategies. Mr. Iusco received a M.S. in Geology from the University of Bucharest and a M.S. in Geophysics from the Petroleum Institute in Bucharest, Romania.