Michael Strugale

Michael Strugale


I graduated in Geology at the Federal University of Parana (2001). Masters in Exploration Geology, same institution (2002), where I studied the relationships between the evolution of the Ponta Grossa Arch in the intracratonic Parana Basin and its effects on the compartmentalization of Botucatu Formation aeolian sandstones (Jurassic) regarding groundwater circulation and oil migration.

I have been working for Petrobras since 2002, mostly as a reservoir geologist (characterization and 3D modelling). In the last years, I have been focused on structural geology and geomechanics applied to reservoir modelling.

My research is focused on structurally controlled hydrothermal dolomites reservoir facies, whose evolution is closely related to the increase of porosity and permeability in many carbonate host hydrocarbon accumulations. We are looking for the connections between fault evolution/deformation and geobody geometries in seismic scale, supported by well correlation and core descriptions, in the Aptian sub-salt microbial and coquinas carbonates of the rift and SAG phases of Campos Basin (Brazil).

Structural framework and Mesozoic–Cenozoic evolution of Ponta Grossa Arch, Paraná Basin, southern Brazil. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2007.05.003


An incomplete correlation between pre-salt topography, top reservoir erosion, and salt deformation in deep-water Santos Basin (SE Brazil) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.10.015


Basement geology and its controls on the nucleation and growth of rift faults in the northern Campos Basin, offshore Brazil https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12540