Areas of Expertise

Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Reservoir Development and Connectivity, Petroleum Geoscience


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project ( view )

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

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

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

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

Graduate Students

Jie Xu, Ph.D., expected 2017 (Co-supervisor)
Jie's current research involves detrital zircon double dating (U-Pb and U-Th/He) to make provenance interpretations for the Gulf of Mexico basin, as well as using seismic and well logging data to study the depositional system of Lower Miocene interval from onshore to offshore.