Basin Architecture, Petroleum Geology of Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs, and Reservoir/Aquifer Characterization.
Office: 405 Noble Research Center
My research focuses primarily on petroleum reservoirs, both conventional and unconventional, their origin and evolution. This interest in reservoirs is extended to the shallow subsurface and outcrop where many are aquifers.
Current research projects include characterization of Paleozoic carbonate and siliciclastic reservoirs in the Anadarko basin, reservoir properties of Mississippian chert and carbonate reservoirs and reservoir properties and stratigraphy of the Woodford Shale.
Recent Funded Projects
1. Petrophysics and Tight Rock Characteristics for the Application of Improved Stimulation and Production Technology in Shale: RPSEA
2. Reservoir Distribution and Characterization of Midcontinent Mississippian Carbonates: Industry Consortium
3. Atlas of Modern Deltas: AAPG
4. G.E.T. (Geoscience Experience for Teachers) in the Field: NSF
5. Global Atlas of Outcropping Reservoir Rocks: AAPG
6. Springer Sequence Stratigraphy: Devon Energy
7. Ancient and Modern Incised Valleys: AAPG
8. Distribution of Carbonate Reefs : AAPG
9. Woodford Shale: Subsurface and Surface Analysis: Newfield Exploration
10. Pressure Distribution in Sedimentary Basins: AAPG
11. Deep Aquifer Characterization: Oklahoma Water Resources Board
12. Elements of Prospectivity and Productivity of Mississippian Dark Shales, Southern Midcontinent and Northern Texas: Devon Energy
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