John W SneddenSenior Research Scientist and Project Leader, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
Areas of Expertise
Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Reservoir Development and Connectivity, Petroleum Geoscience
Current Research Programs & ProjectsGulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project ( view )
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)
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)
Jie Xu, Ph.D., expected 2017
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.
Source to Sink Paleocene of the Greater Gulf of Mexico, International Group of the Houston Geological Society, Houston (2016)
PhD Candidate (Graduate)
Research on Gulf of Mexico sedimentary systems and sequence stratigraphy; Source to sink analysis.
Masters Candidate (Graduate)
Research on Gulf of Mexico, using industry seismic and well data