Areas of Expertise

Siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy, sandstone petrology, continental depositional systems, field mapping and stratigraphy


2012 BEG Publication Award - Bureau of Economic Geology (2012)

Third Place, Gordon I. Atwater Best Poster Award - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2010)

Wallace E. Pratt Award for best AAPG Bulletin article published in calendar year 2009 - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2010)

First Place, Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2009)

First Place Poster Award - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (1998)

Editor, Transactions, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention (2012)

Editor and Head of Editorial Board, Memoir Series: Gulf Coast Geology (Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies), 2011 - 2014 (2011)

General Technical Program Co-Chair, 2008 Annual Convention, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2008)

Co-Editor, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2002)

Miocene depositional and chronostratigraphic framework: relation to potential gas exploration in the Burgos Basin, northeastern Mexico, presented to Pemex, Reynosa, Mexico (2005)

Miocene depositional and chronostratigraphic framework: relation to potential gas exploration in the Burgos Basin, northeastern Mexico, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, (2004)

Miocene play definition and chronostratigraphic framework of the Burgos Basin, northeastern Mexico, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Conference & Exhibition, Cancun, Mexico (2004)

Exploring nontraditional hydrocarbon traps for resource additions in the shallow Gulf of Mexico shelf, U.S.A., presented at Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 52nd Annual Convention, Austin, Texas (2002)

Sequence stratigraphy and hydrocarbon distribution of Miocene plays: a case study from Starfak and Tiger Shoal fields, offshore Louisiana, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Houston, Texas (2002)

Sequence stratigraphic and seismic conceptualization of the Miocene succession, offshore Louisiana: implications for gas-resource development in mature fields of the Federal OCS, Starfak and Tiger Shoal fields, Bureau of Economic Geology research seminar, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2001)

Controls on hydrocarbon distribution within a sequence-stratigraphic framework: a case study from the Miocene of offshore Louisiana, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (2001)

Production prediction and reservoir characterization of systems tracts of fourth-order sequences in the Miocene offshore Louisiana, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (2001)

3-D seismic expression of high-frequency sequence stratigraphy in Vermilion Block 50-Tiger Shoal area, offshore Louisiana, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (2001)

Seismic sedimentology by stratal slicing of fluvial and shallow-marine depositional system in Pliocene, offshore Louisiana, presented at American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (2001)

Play concepts and data compilation for the offshore Gulf of Mexico atlases, presented to the Geospatial Information and Technology Association, Houston, Texas (1998)

Geologic context and overview of the Waha-Lockridge project: presented to the workshop, "Integrated strategies for carbonate reservoir reserve growth: an example from the Ellenburger Group, Permian Basin, West Texas,", sponsored by the Gas Research Institute; U.S. Department of Energy; Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin; and the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Houston, Texas (1998)

The northern Gulf of Mexico atlas project: play synthesis of 10,000 offshore reservoirs, presented to the Austin Geological Society, Austin, Texas (1997)

Northern Gulf of Mexico gas and oil atlas: a significant new tool for offshore producers, Bureau of Economic Geology research seminar, Austin, Texas (1997)

Incentive for offshore gas and oil production: the offshore atlas project, presented at the Production Incentives and Technology Transfer Seminars, sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and the Railroad Commission of Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (1997)

Convenor and co-lecturer, Atlas of northern Gulf of Mexico Gas and Oil Reservoirs: technology transfer seminar, sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and the Bureau of Economic Geology, Houston, Texas (1997)

Atlas of northern Gulf of Mexico gas and oil reservoirs, presented to the Gas Research Institute project advisors group, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1997)

Regional overview of the structure and depositional facies of the Cleveland Formation, presented to the Cleveland Development Forum sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, Panhandle Geological Society, and Amarillo Geophysical Society, Amarillo, Texas (1995)

Key-well concept and other aspects of stratigraphic analysis of the Wilcox Lobo play, presented to Wilcox Lobo operators, Houston, Texas (1995)

Regional diagenesis, reservoir hydrodynamics, and hydrochemical-facies and gas-composition mapping of the Wilcox Lobo trend, South Texas, presented to Wilcox Lobo operators, Houston, Texas (1994)

Ozona Canyon sandstone composition and diagenesis, presented to Canyon Sandstone Workshop, Midland, Texas (1994)

Sequence stratigraphy of the Middle to Upper Pennsylvanian Cleveland and Marmaton siliciclastics, western Anadarko Basin, Texas Panhandle, presented to the North Texas Geological Society, Wichita Falls, Texas (1993)

Bone beds of the Permian Red Beds, North-Central Texas, presented to the Central Texas Paleontological Society, Austin, Texas (1992)

Evidence for eustatic and tectonic control on the sequence stratigraphy of the Upper Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation, western Anadarko Basin, Bureau of Economic Geology research seminar, Austin, Texas (1992)

Lithostratigraphy and depositional environments of Lower Permian red beds, North-Central Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology research seminar, Austin, Texas (1986)

Sedimentology and structure of Lower Jurassic lake beds in the Culpeper Basin, northern Virginia, Bureau of Economic Geology research seminar, Austin, Texas (1982)