Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Peter H Hennings

Peter H Hennings
Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 0156
Office: BEG
Mailcode: E0610

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Areas of Expertise

Field and subsurface structural geology; seismic structural interpretation and analysis; characterization and hydraulic modeling of fractured and compartmentalized reservoirs; reservoir geomechanics; induced seismicity; fault seal analysis; thrust belt kinematics; hydrocarbon exploration and production; geology of West Texas, Wyoming, and western Montana; coaching for students seeking geoscience careers in the petroleum industry.


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

Induced Seismicity in Texas and Principal Investigator for the UT-BEG Center for Integrated Seismicity Research ( view )

Reservoir-scale to regional deformation and coupled fracturing and diagenesis of Tensleep and Frontier Fms outcrops in central Wyoming

3D architecture and geomechanical evolution of basement-rooted structures in the Wyoming segment of the Laramide Rockies and Texas segment of the Ancestral Rockies

Geometry and kinematic evolution of structures in the Big Bend country and Mexican borderlands of West Texas


AAPG Distinguished Service Award - AAPG (2016)

Matson Award for Best Paper - AAPG (2015)

Honorary Fellow - GSA (2001)

Distinguished Lecturer - AAPG (2001 - 2002)

Levorsen Award for Pest Paper - AAPG (1986)

Graduate Students

Evelin G Gutierrez (Committee Member)
My Master's thesis involves stratigraphy, geochronology, and provenance analysis of the basin-fill deposited during orogenesis, as well as seismic structural analyses. My thesis presents 1,500 new detrital zircon U-Pb ages from Upper Cretaceous and Cenozoic clastic formations to provide maximum depositional ages and a comprehensive provenance analysis for key stratigraphic units that span critical timeframes during orogenesis in the Ecuadorian...


YearSemesterCourse
2018Summer GEO f660A Field Geo-Tx/Nm/Co/Wy/Mt/Id/Ut
2017Spring GEO 391 Seismic Structural Analysis
2016Spring GEO 191 Seismic Structural Analysis