Areas of Expertise

Facies interpretation, clastic depositional systems, mineral/energy exploration, land and environmental resources, geologic mapping, field studies, basin analysis (including seismic and sequence stratigraphy), reservoir characterization


Doris Malkin Curtis Medal - Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) (2007)

Co-Author, Second Place, Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2007)

Third Place, Gordon I. Atwater Best Poster Award - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2004)

International Distinguished Lecturer - American Association of Petroleum Geologists & Dean A. McGee Foundation (1994 - 1995)

Monroe G. Cheney Science Awardfor "significant contributions to petroleum geology in the Southwest US" - Southwest Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1990)

Best Paper of AAPG Session at Annual SEG Meeting - Society of Exploration Geophysists (1989)

International Distinguished Lecturer - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) (1985)

Distinguished Lecturer - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1972 - 1973)

Best Paper Award - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (1969)

Fellow - Texas Academy of Science (1962)

1st Honorary Life Member - Permian Basin Section, Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (1960)

Understanding growth-faulted, intraslope subbasins and associated reservoir targets by applying sequence stratigraphic principles: examples from the South Texas Oligocene Frio Formation, presented at the Houston Geological Society North American Explorations dinner meeting, Houston, Texas (2004)

Using sequence stratigraphic wireline-log analysis to develop stratigraphic architecture in growth-faulted basins: practical application to the South Texas offshore Frio section, presented at Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, GCSSEPM Short Course #4 (with Bob Loucks), San Antontio, Texas (2004)

Sequences, depositional systems, and synsedimentary tectonics, Oligocene rocks, Corpus Christi region, South Texas: revisiting mature fields with new prospecting tactics, presented at BEG Colloquium, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2003)

Lecture in Honor of Dr. Robert Sherrif's retirement, University of Houston, Department of Geology, (1996)

, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, (1995)

, Baylor University, Department of Geology, (1995)

, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, (1994)

, North Texas Geological Society, (1994)

, North Texas Geological Society, (1994)

, Empresa Nacional Del Petroleo-Chile, (1993)

Sequence Stratigraphy Research Group, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, (1993)

International Field Trip, Soekor Ltd., American Association of Petroleum Geologists, (1992)

Symposium on sequence stratigraphy, Society of Economic Geophysicists, (1992)

, South African Geological Society, Western Branch, (1988)

, Louisiana State University, Department of Geosciences, (1988)

Distinguished Lecturer, Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, (1985)

40th Anniversary Meeting, Pittsburgh Geological Society, (1985)

, Hungarian Oil and Gas Trust, (1985)

, Geology Department, The University of Texas at El Paso, (1984)

, Bureau of Minerals and Energy, (1982)

, Geology Department, Institute of Technology, (1982)

, Geology Department, University of Gadjahmada, (1982)

, Pertamina, (1982)

, 1st National (Argentine) Hydrocarbon Congress, (1982)

, University of South Carolina, (1980)

, Edinburgh Geological Institute, (1979)

, Oklahoma City Geolphysical Society, (1979)

, Argentina Geological Association, (1979)

, Nigerian Geological Society, (1978)

Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, (1978)

, Southeastern Geological Society, (1978)

, Texas Christian University, (1977)

, Permian Basin Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, (1976)

Coastal Zone Management Seminar, Texas A&M University, (1976)

Penrose Conference, Geological Society of America, (1976)

, Permian Basin Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, (1975)

, The University of Texas at El Paso, (1974)

, Fort Worth Geological Society, (1974)

Closed-Circuit Television, Oklahoma Education, Environmental Management, (1974)

Coastal Zone Management Conference, General Land Office of Texas, (1974)

, Earth-Resources Section, NASA, Johnson Space Center, (1974)

Banquet Speaker, Annual National Meeting, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, (1973)

, Governor's Planning Office and University of Mississippi, Jackson, (1973)

, Organization for Preservation of Unblemished Shorelines, (1973)

Keynote Address, Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, (1973)

(with W. L. Fisher), Pick and Hammer Club, USGS, (1972)

(with W. L. Fisher), Alamo Council of Governments, (1972)

, Coastal Environmental Conference, (1972)

, Oklahoma Environmental Institute, Oklahoma State University, (1972)

, Association of Engineering Geologists, (1972)

Symposium of Environmental Geology, Texas Academy of Science, (1972)

Symposium on Solid Waste Disposal, American Association for the Advancement of Science, (1972)

Coastal Environmental Geology, KLRN Radio Program, (1971)

, Louisiana Technical University, (1971)

, Northeastern Louisiana State University, (1971)

, North Texas Geological Society, (1970)

, Texas Christian University, (1970)

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Society of Petroleum Engineers,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Oil and Gas Development Corporation,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Society of Petroleum Engineers,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Univeristy of Karachi, Department of Geology,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Petroleum Development Oman,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Society of Explorationists in the Emirates,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO),

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Dhahran Geologial Society,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), University of Kuwait, Department of Geology,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), Egypt Petroleum Exploration Society,

Tour of Mid- and Near-East: October/November, 1994, Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecture Series (1994-1995), University of Cairo, Department of Geology,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972-1973), Dallas Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Houston Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Mississippi Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Oklahoma City Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Kansas Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Kansas,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Iowa,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Iowa State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Texas Tech University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Alaska Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Alberta Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Amherst (4-College Lecture Series),

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Colorado School of Mines,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Duke University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Edmonton Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Four-Corners Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Grand Valley State College,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Los Angeles Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Nebraska,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Liberal (Kansas) Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Panhandle Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), West Texas Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Abilene Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Corpus Christi Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), South Texas Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Austin Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Northern Ohio Geologial Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Northwest (Seattle) Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Pennsylvania State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Philadelphia Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Roswell Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Shreveport Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), State University of New York - Binghamton,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Alabama,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Cincinnati,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Illinois,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), McMaster University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Memphis State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Michigan Basin Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Montana Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), North Carolina State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Northern Arizona State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Northern California Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Northern Illinois University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Michigan,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Notre Dame,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Rochester,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), University of Tennessee,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Wayne State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), West Virginia State University,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), Wyoming Geological Society,

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Series (1972- 1973), The University of Texas,