Areas of Expertise

Basic and applied research in fractured reservoirs using advanced imaging and structural petrology methods, stratigraphy, and petroleum geology; geoscience outreach; organization of technology transfer opportunities to petroleum industry in Texas; subsurface geology


Coordinator, Decision Makers Conference, Bureau of Economic Geology (2003)

Member, Bureau Support Staff Promotions Committee, Bureau of Economic Geology (2003)

Member, Bureau Informational Data Services Task Force Committee, Bureau of Economic Geology (2003)

Member, Media Production Manager Task Force Committee, Bureau of Economic Geology (2003)

Member, Jackson School Outreach Committee, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin (2003 - 2004)

Chair, Teachers Workshop, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2002)

Co-chair, Short Course Committee, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2002)

Member, Bureau Log Scanning Task Force Committee, Bureau of Economic Geology (2002 - 2003)

Chair, Austin Earth Science Week, (2000)

Member, Organizing Committee, Austin Earth Science Week Activities (1999)

Chair, Texas Environmental Awareness Network (TEAN) (1998 - 2003)

Co-Lecturer, Reservoir Characterization of Ford Geraldine Unit, Presentation of Ramsey Sandstone Cores, Geraldine Ford Field: Permian Bell Canyon Formation, Delaware Basin, West Texas, BEG/DOE/STARR/PTTC Technology Transfer Workshop (1997)

Co-Lecturer, Reservoir Characterization of Permian Deep-Water Sandstones, Bell Canyon Formation, West Texas (Delaware Basin), Core Display of Ramsey Sandstone Cores, Geraldine Ford Field, West Texas Geological Society Continuing Education Short Course (1997)

Member, Organizing Committee for Fractured Petroleum Reservoirs and Aquifers Workshop, SCGSA 1996 Convention (1996)

Organizer, ISR/ASTM, RQD Round Robin and Core Fracture Description Session, NARMS 1st North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Austin, Texas (1994)

Organizer, CRC core display, NARMS 1st North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Austin, Texas (1994)

Member, Organizing Committee for Secondary Earth Science Teachers Educational Seminar, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 52nd Annual Meeting Transactions (1994)

Co-organizer, The Tight Gas Sands of the Cotton Valley Formation of East Texas: A Core Workshop, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2006)

Co-organizer, Reserve Growth Potential from CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery along the Gulf Coast, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Material Balance, Modeling, and Simulation: Reservoir Engineering Tools Past, Present, and Future, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Sand Control Workshop, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Barnett Shale Symposium, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Introduction to Mining the Internet: Using Free GIS Data and Low Cost Software for the Oil & Gas Professional, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Production Data: Collecting It and Using It!, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Stranded Gas, Options for Realizing Value, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Wichita Falls, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, The Tight Gas Sands of the Cotton Valley Formation of East Texas: A Core Workshop, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2005)

Presenter, Careers in Geoscience, presented to Fort Valley MSEA high school students, Austin, Texas (2005)

Judge, NASA Student Science Projects, Austin, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Symposium on Improved Profits through Best Managed Practice, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Corpus Christi, Texas (2005)

Organizer, Turning Emissions into Significant Profits, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Corpus Christi, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Rocks, Pores, and Capillary Pressure: The Hole Story on How to Understand Reservoirs and Seals by Thinking Like Oil and Gas, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Fundamentals of Seismic Interpretation, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, New Technology Enabling New Plays, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Geological, Petrophysical, and Engineering Aspects of Avoiding Reserves Writedowns, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Barnett Shale Symposium III, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Drillinginfo.com seminar, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2005)

Co-organizer, Introduction to Mining the Internet: Using Free GIS Data and Low Cost Software for the Oil & Gas Professional, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmington, New Mexico (2005)

Co-organizer, Production Data: Collecting It and Using It!, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmington, New Mexico (2005)

Organizer, Lunch and Learn: Technology in Well Optimization Utilizing New Technologies, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2004)

Co-organizer, Deep Gas Well Simulation Workshop, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2004)

Co-organizer, Stratigraphic Synthesis of Peleozoic Oil-Bearing Depositional Systems: Data and Models for Recovering Existing and Undiscovered Oil Resources from the Permian Basin, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2004)

Presenter, Careers in Geoscience, LAMP Conference, Houston, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Integrated Synthesis of Permian Basin Depositional History and Stratigraphic Architecture: Data and Models for Recovering Existing and Undiscovered Oil Resources, PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Low-Cost Rod Pump Control, PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Converting Stranded Gas and Lowering Power/Operating Costs Workshop, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Lunch and Learn: Technology in Well Optimization Utilizing New Technologies in Field Automation and Remote Monitoring, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2004)

Co-organizer, Stratigraphic Synthesis of Peleozoic Oil-Bearing Depositional Systems: Data and Models for Recovering Existing and Undiscovered Oil Resources from the Permian Basin, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2004)

Co-organizer, Essentials of Subsurface Mapping, presented to PTTC Texas Region, San Antonio, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Soil Remediation, PTTC Texas Region, Tyler, Texas (2004)

Co-organizer, Produced Water and Associated Issues, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Wichita Falls, Texas (2004)

What do geologists do?, presented at Cub Scout meeting, Austin, Texas (2004)

Geoscience as a Career, presented at Jackson School of Geosciences, MSEA program for gifted high school students, Austin, Texas (2004)

Exhibitor, JSG booth, SACNAS Conference, Austin, Texas (2004)

BEG tour, St. Andrews School, Austin, Texas (2004)

Presenter and exhibitor, Science Festival, Austin, Texas (2004)

Exhibitor, JSG booth, at CAST Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Low-Cost Rod Pump Control, PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Barnett Shale and Other Fort Worth Basin Plays, PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2004)

Co-organizer, Unconventional Reservoirs Symposium, presented to PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Soil Remediation, PTTC Texas Region, Hobbs, New Mexico (2004)

Organizer, Operators Working in Offshore Texas State Waters Royalty Leases, PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Reservoir Fluids: from the Matrix to the Market?What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You, PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2004)

Organizer, Polymer and Polymer-Gel Water Shutoff Treatments: What It Takes To Be Successful and Illustrative Field Applications, PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2004)

Organizer, New Methods for Locating and Recovering Remaining Hydrodcarbons in the Permian Basin, PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Produced Water and Associated Issues, PTTC Texas Region, Midland, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Understanding Paraffin and Asphaltene Problems in Oil and Gas Wells, PTTC Texas Region, San Angelo, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Hydraulic Fracturing, PTTC Texas Region, Shreveport, Louisiana (2003)

Organizer and Leader, Botanical Institute of Texas Teacher Workshop, (2003)

Judge, Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Scholarship Essay, (2003)

Tour Guide, Jackson School prospective graduate students, (2003)

Visualizing Texas natural resources in 3-D-promoting public awareness, presented at Meeting of the Texas PTTC Producers Advisory Group (PAG) and State of Texas Policy Makers, Austin, Texas (2003)

BEG Tour, Lake Travis 4th-grade class, Austin, Texas (2003)

Geoscience as a Career, presented at Webb Middle School, Austin, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Inexpensive, Rapid Cross-Section Generation Utilizing MJ Systems' Raster Log Images and DigiRule's CrossLog Suite™ Software, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2003)

Organizer and presenter, PAG Meeting, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2003)

Co-Organizer, Visualization Seminar, presented at Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas (2003)

BEG Tour, Desk and Derrick Club, Austin, Texas (2003)

BEG Tour, Gattis Elementary 4th grade class, Austin, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Produced Water and Associated Issues, PTTC Texas Region, Farmers Branch, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Well Cuttings, PTTC Texas Region, Houston Research Center, Houston, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Reservoir Fluids, PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Low-Cost Rod Pump Control, PTTC Texas Region, Houston, Texas (2003)

Organizer, Wellbore Management, PTTC Texas Region, Tyler, Texas (2002)

Bureau Outreach Program, presented to Bureau of Economic Geology Advisory Committee, (2002)

BEG Tour, Mining Health and Safety Administration, South Central District, (2002)

Rocks and minerals activities, presented at the 2002 Annual Truck Rodeo State Championship, Austin, Texas (2002)

BEG Tour, Lake Travis 3rd grade class, Austin, Texas (2002)

Organizer, New Resources from Old Fields: Revitalizing Gas Exploration and Production in the Gulf of Mexcio Shelf Province, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2002)

Organizer, Inexpensive, Rapid Cross-section Generation Utilizing MJ Systems' Raster Log Images and DigiRule's CrossLog Suite™ Software, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2002)

Organizer, Inexpensive, Rapid Cross-section Generation Utilizing MJ Systems' Raster Log Images and DigiRule's CrossLog Suite™ Software, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2002)

Water for Texas, workshop presented at Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, El Paso, Texas (2002)

Organizer, SONRIS Database Web Interface, PTTC, Houston, Texas (2002)

How to organize an Earth Science Week program in your community, presented at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Roundtable Meeting, Austin, Texas (2001)

BEG Tour, Spicewood Elementary 5th grade class, Austin, Texas (2001)

Organizer, Bureau of Economic Geology K-12 Program, TEA Eye on Earth TV show, Austin, Texas (2001)

Organizer, Predicting Reservoir Quality Using Diagenetic Models, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2001)

Organizer, Optimizing Horizontal Well Technology, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2001)

Virtual reality demonstrations, presented at North Texas Oil and Gas Association Annual Meeting, Wichita Falls, Texas (2000)

Presenter, K-12 environmental education in Texas, TNRCC meeting with Chihuahua, Mexico, Secretary of Urban Development, (2000)

Presenter, Using GIS in the classroom, TEA Region 13 Professional Development workshop, Austin, Texas (2000)

BEG Tour, How Geologists Make Maps, presented to Bridge Point Elementary 5th grade classes from Westlake Hills, Austin, Texas (2000)

Volunteer, Science Fun Day, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2000)

Organizer, Reservoir Characterization Technologies for the Next Millenium: Virtual Reality, Multicomponent Seismic, Fracture Modeling, and Borehole Imaging, PTTC Texas Region, Austin, Texas (2000)

BEG Tour, Students from various high schools in Austin area, Austin, Texas (2000)

Presenter, Earth Science Week in your community, 2000 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), College Station, Texas (2000)

BEG Science Education Programs, Texas Mining and Reclamation Association's Resources and the Environment Teachers' Workshop, Rockdale, Texas (1999)

Texas Oil and Gas, presented at Eden Park Academy, Austin, Texas (1999)

BEG Tour, Westlake High School geology class, Austin, Texas (1999)

Aquifer in a Tank, for Cedar Creek 4th grade class, Bastrop, Texas (1999)

BEG Science Education Programs, presented at EPA Region 6, Roundtable, Dallas, Texas (1999)

Career Fair, sponsored by Junior League Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, Texas (1998)

BEG Tour, Water Valley High School students from Water Valley, Texas, Austin, Texas (1998)

Rocks and Minerals, presented to The University of Texas at Austin Lab School preschool class, Austin, Texas (1997)

Co-lecturer, technology transfer seminar sponsored by GRI, WTGS, and The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Geology and production aspects of a stratigraphically complex natural gas play, Canyon Sandstone, Val Verde Basin, Texas, (1994)

Advancements in sandstone analysis through axial point-load testing (with Steve Laubach), presented at Bureau of Economic Geology Colloquium, (1992)