G. MICHAEL GRAMMER
Carbonate Sedimentology and stratigraphy, Carbonate Reservoir Characterization,Petroleum Geology
Office: 103D Noble Research Center
HONORS and AWARDS
2004-2014 Associate Editor, Journal of Sedimentary Research.
2011 WMU Faculty Service Award, Department of Geosciences
2010 Schramm Lecturer, University of Nebraska
2009 WMU Emerging Scholar Award, for faculty in their first decade at WMU who have developed an international reputation as a leader in their field
2007 WMU Deans Faculty Appreciation Award, College of Arts and Sciences, for exemplary research and service to the College
2006 AAPG Robert H. Dott, Sr. Memorial Award for best Special Publication (Memoir 80, lead editor with co-editors P.M. Harris and G.P. Eberli)
2006 AAPG Vincent E. Nelson Memorial Best Poster Award with A.E. Sandomierski and W. B. Harrison, 2005 Eastern Section of AAPG
2007 Schramm Lecturer, University of Nebraska
2004/2005 President – Michigan Basin Geological Society
2002/2003 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (United States, Canada and Mexico)
2000 Elected to the Texaco Fellows Mentoring Excellence in Technology Program (top 1% of technology leaders selections criteria)
1998 Outstanding Instructor Award - Texaco Upstream Technology (UT)
1998 General Manager's Outstanding Individual Contributor Award - Texaco Upstream Technology
1998 Texaco Star Ambassador Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions
1998 Outstanding Contributor Award - Texaco North American Producing
1998-present Adjunct Professor, University of Miami, RSMAS
1997 Junior Faculty Development Award, University of Miami/RSMAS
1996 Elected to University of Miami Graduate School Faculty, University of Miami
1996 Research Council Award, University of Miami
1994 Keynote Presenter, AAPG Internat'l. Hedberg Conference, Paris, France
1993 Best Poster Award, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
1987-1990 Doctoral Fellowship, University of Miami/RSMAS
1983 Outstanding Masters Thesis, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Southern Methodist University
1983 First Place, Graduate Student Paper Contest, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting
1981 Mobil Foundation Geology Field Course Scholarship
*Stratigraphic control on the lateral distribution of Hydrothermal Dolomites away from major fault zones, University of Texas at Dallas Seminar Series, Jan. 2014
*An Integrated Approach to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, Fort Worth Geological Society, Feb. 2014
*An Integrated Approach to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, Abilene Geological Society, Feb. 2014
* An Integrated Approach to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, Permian Basin Section of SEPM, Oct. 2013
*Stratigraphic control on the lateral distribution of Hydrothermal Dolomites away from major fault zones, Oklahoma State University Seminar Series, Oct. 2013
*An Integrated Approach to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, Tulsa Geological Society, Feb. 2013
*Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Characterization, Shramm Lecturer, 2-day workshop and 1 week field trip, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2010
*An overview of Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs from around the world, Universidade Federal do Paraná Curitiba, Brazil, 2009
*Exploration and Production Scale Reservoir Characterization of Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs, Petrobras Exploration and Petrobras R&D, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009
*Three-Dimensional Modeling and Reservoir Characterization of Silurian (Niagaran) Reefs in the Michigan Basin, PTTC annual meeting, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2009
*Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Characterization of Silurian (Niagaran) Pinnacle Reefs in the Michigan Basin – How a little bit of science may help to find a whole lot of oil, Oklahoma State University, 2008
*Reservoir characterization of Trenton/Black River Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs and Silurian (Niagaran) Reef Reservoirs, Michigan Basin, PTTC, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2008
*Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Characterization, Shramm Lecturer, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2007
*An overview of Hydrothermal Dolomite (HTD) Reservoirs with examples from the Michigan Basin, Petrobras Exploration and Petrobras R&D, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006
*Introduction to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, Universidade Federal do Paraná Curitiba, Brazil, 2006
*Can Science Really Help us Find More Oil, PTTC, 2006
*Carbonate Reservoir Characterization – A new look at a Niagaran Pinnacle Reef, Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC), 2005
*Recent Advances in Carbonate Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Applied to the Silurian Niagara Group, Michigan Basin, State of Michigan DEQ and DNR, 2005
*A Virtual Field Trip to the Bahamas - An Introduction to the Value of Modern Analogs to Understanding Ancient Carbonate Systems, Michigan Basin Geol. Soc., 2005
*Can Science Really Help Us to Find More Oil and Gas?, Michigan Oil and Gas Association, 2005.
*Predicting the Distribution and Geometry of Carbonate Platform Reservoirs – Insight from the Integration of Modern and Ancient Analogs, AAPG Distinguished Lecture, presented to 19 institutions and organizations in U.S., Canada, and Mexico, 2002-2003.
*Formation and Evolution of Steep Carbonate Platform Margins – Lessons learned from the Modern, invited paper for special session on Carbonate Platform margins, GSA, Boston.
*Comparative sedimentology in the new millenium: Recent advances and future
directions, University of Texas at Austin, April 2000.
*Geology and Petroleum: Applications of Earth Science in the Oil and Gas Industry, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, Sept. 1999, AAPG - VPG Program.
*Geology and Petroleum: Applications of Earth Science in the Oil and Gas Industry, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, Nov. 1998, AAPG - VPG Program.
*Application of Integrated Reservoir Characterization for Enhancing the Predictability of Carbonate Reservoirs, KIO/KOS, Aksai, Kazakhstan, Feb. 1998
*Application of Comparative Sedimentology to Enhance the Understanding of Subsurface Hydrogeological Problems, AWG, Nov. 1996, Tampa, FL.
*Distribution and Geometries of Platform-Carbonate Reservoirs - Insight from Modern Counterparts in the Bahamas, with co-author R. N. Ginsburg, Oklahoma Geol. Survey and DOE sponsored Workshop on Platform Carbonates in the Southern Midcontinent, March 1996.
*Application of High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy in Developing an Exploration and Production Strategy for a Mixed Carbonate/Siliciclastic System (Carboniferous), Paradox Basin, U.S.A., Tour Elf, La Defense, Paris and Elf Research Center, 1995, Pau, France.
*Understanding the Distribution and Architecture of Algal Mound Reservoirs through Outcrop based High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy: An Example from the Paradox Basin, USA, 1995 AAPG International Conference, Sept. 1995, Nice, France.
*Correlation of the 18O Composition of Marine Aragonite Cements to the Skeletal Record during the Latest Deglaciation, SEPM Congress on Sedimentary Geology, 1995, FL
*Laterally Discontinuous Reservoir Facies Controlled by Multiple Orders of Sea Level Change, Paradox Basin, Utah, U.S.A., Keynote paper presented at the AAPG Hedberg Conference, Sept. 1994, Paris, France.
*Timing of Deposition and Failure of Steep Carbonate Slopes, Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, presented in SEPM session on Carbonate Slope Failure and Depositional Processes at 1991 AAPG/SEPM Annual Convention.
*Evolution of Bahamian Foreslopes: Highstand vs. Lowstand Deposition, University of Vermont Lecture Series in Geology, March 1991.
*Evolution of Quaternary Carbonate Foreslopes, Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, Miami Geological Society, September, 1990.
*Depositional History and Diagenesis of the Viola Limestone (Ordovician), Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, Dallas Geological Society, 1983
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