Xavier Janson

Xavier  Janson
Senior 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,...

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

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

Greg Hurd (Supervisor)

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