Y Zee Ma

Y Zee Ma

Dr. Zee Ma is currently a Scientific Advisor in Geosciences and Mathematical Modeling for Schlumberger, specializing in integrated reservoir modeling and hydrocarbon resource evaluation for both conventional and unconventional plays. Prior to joining Schlumberger, he worked for several other major oil companies and service providers for over 28 years in Europe and the US, including Total and ExxonMobil, and served many years as leader for Reservoir Characterization, Static and Dynamic Reservoir Modeling Special Interest Groups. Ma has provided technical consultancy and training for many oil companies and institutions around the world, and has worked on a number of large worldwide projects, including North America’s unconventional oil and gas fields, reservoirs of various depositional environments in West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, Mideast, Canada, South America, and North Sea. Ma has received numerous awards, including the Schlumberger Gold Award and Chairman's Award, and Best Paper from Mathematical Geosciences. He has published numerous papers in geophysics, geology, petrophysics, geostatistics, petroleum engineering, economics, and applied mathematics, and served as the lead Editor of the AAPG Memoir 96. Ma earned four degrees - a Ph.D. in Mathematical Geology, Geostatistics, and Remote Sensing from the Institute National Polytechnique de Lorraine (France), a M.Sc. in Geostatistics from the Ecole National Superior de Mine de Paris (now ParisTech), a M.Sc. in Geologic Engineering from University of Lorraine in France, and a B.Sc. in Geology from the China University of Geosciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientific Advisor in Geomechanics and Mathematical Modeling, Schlumberger