Xavier Janson

Xavier  Janson
Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: xavier.janson@beg.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 475 9524
Office: BEG
Mailcode: E0630

Areas of Expertise

Carbonates sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, petrophysics of carbonate, seismic signature of carbonate rock, seismic modeling, carbonate modern depositional environment


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory (RCRL) ( view )

Select Past Research

ExxonMobil 3D Lidar Modeling

Digital Outcrop Modeling and Seismic Characterization of a Paleokarst Carbonate System-Tarim Basin China

Carbonate Slopes Atlas

Seismic Response of Permian Khuff Formation

SEPM Best Poster Award, Annual AAPG/SEPM Convention - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (2007)

Associate editor, Sedimentology, IAS (2009 - 2011)

Editor, The Sedimentary Record, SEPM (2009)

Member, Honorary Member Comittee, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (2008 - 2010)

Session Co-Chairman, Seismic Imaging of Carbonates, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Houston, Texas (2006)

Member, Nomination comittee, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (2006 - 2007)

Session Co-Chairman, Deep Water Carbonates: Reservoirs and Potential, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas (2004)

Graduate Students

Junwen Peng , Ph.D., expected 2021 (Supervisor)
1. Shale sedimentology: transportation and deposition processes and mechanisms of the mudrock system. 2. Shale petrography: textural variation, mineral composition, grain assemblages composition, pore types, and diagenetic features. 3. Sedimentary geochemistry: trace metals used as proxies for paleoenvironmental and paleomarine system reconstructions (e.g., hydrographic circulation, seawater chemistry, productivity, and redox conditions). 4. Unconventional hydrocarbon resources: mechanisms of organic...

Reynaldy Fifariz , Ph.D., expected 2018 (Supervisor)
Carbonate Sedimentology & Sequence Stratigraphy, Seismic Geomorphology, Geo-cellular Modelling.

Yaser A Alzayer , Ph.D., expected 2018 (Committee Member)
I am interested in understanding the spatial distribution of natural fractures in carbonate depositional systems and the effect of the stratigraphy and lithology on fracture intensity and geometry. I take a process-based approach to understand early fracture development with a focus on carbonate mounds/build-ups. This is accomplished by geomechanical forward models that takes into account variable mechanical properties, differential compaction,...

Wentao Wang , B.E., expected 2016 (Supervisor)

Colton S Spears (Co-supervisor)

Randy Caber, M.S., 2009 (Supervisor)

Darrin Madriz, M.S., 2009 (Supervisor)

Greg Hurd (Supervisor)


YearSemesterCourse
2018Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geological Sciences
2017Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geological Sciences