John W Snedden

John W Snedden
Senior Research Scientist and Project Leader, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: ROC
Mailcode: R2200

Areas of Expertise

Gulf of Mexico Basin global expert, Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Reservoir Development and Connectivity, Petroleum Geoscience

Research Locations

Current Research Programs & Projects

Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project ( view )

Gulf Coast Section SEPM Foundation, (2019 - Present)

Organizer, Co-editor, Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, December 2017 Perkins Rosen Research Conference, Mesozoic of the Gulf Rim and Beyond (2016)

Geological Society of America Joint Technical Program Chair, GSA Charlotte Convention-2012, GSA Charlotte Convention-2012 (2011 - 2012)

Global Ambassador, SEPM-Society of Sedimentary Geology, SEPM-Society of Sedimentary Geology (2010 - 2011)

AAPG, Technical Program Chair, Cape Town South Africa Intemational Convention (2009)

Research Committee Member, Hedberg Research Committee, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2009 - 2020)

Secretary-Treasurer, SEPM-Society of Sedimentary Geology, SEPM-Society of Sedimentary Geology (2008 - 2010)


Zachary T Sickmann
Basin Analysis, Convergent Margin Tectonics, Source-to-Sink Sediment Dispersal, Provenance Analysis, Sedimentology in the Anthropocene

Chris Lowery, 2016 - 2019, Institute for Geophysics

Graduate Students

Mario Andres A Gutierrez (Supervisor)

Harry L Hull (Committee Member)

William Waltrip, M.S., 2020 (Supervisor)

Gulf of Mexico Super Basin: reservoirs, seals, source rocks, traps and successes, AAPG, East Texas Geological Society, New Orleans Geological Society, Various (2021)

Oxfordian Aeolian Sandstones of Mexico Offshore, Geological Society of London, London (2019)

Source to Sink Paleocene of the Greater Gulf of Mexico, International Group of the Houston Geological Society, Houston (2016)

Undergraduate Positions

Geoscience Undergraduate Research Assistant (Spring and Fall semesters part time, and Summer full time.)
The position entails working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) as part of a research team in support of an oil and gas industry funded project which focuses on the depositional history of the Gulf of Mexico. URAs work with geophysical data, geographic information systems, geosoftware and scientific literature to accomplish GBDS research goals.

The undergraduate research assistant duties include:

1. Editing, geo-referencing and digitizing geologic maps in ArcGIS;
2. Locating and accessing geologic data (well, paleontological, and seismic);
3. Assisting with data management for multiple databases;
4. Creation of LAS files by digitizing well logs data;
5. Assisting with literature searches and reference organization;
6. Working with geologic core and samples;
7. Word processing and creation and editing of spreadsheets;
8. Computer illustration of figures and cross-sections;
9. Printing and binding project reports;
10. Clerical assistance as necessary.

There are opportunities for independent research projects. The advantages of being an undergraduate research assistant include getting exposure to software and coding (Excel, ArcGIS, Neuralog, Landmark, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Python, VBA), building industry connections and gaining academic research experience.

How to apply
Interested students should contact Summer Li.