Xavier Janson

Xavier  Janson
Research Professor, 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

Joshua Malone , Ph.D., expected 2026 (Co-supervisor)
PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin studying deep-water carbonate depositional systems within the Pennsylvanian Bird Spring Formation in east-central California. My research integrates field-based sedimentologic/stratigraphic observations, 3D outcrop modeling, and provenance datasets (detrital zircon geochronology, petrography, and heavy mineral analysis) in order to understand how external forcings such as climate, tectonism, and sea level-change are recorded within...

Taufik Al Amin , M.S., expected 2025 (Supervisor)
My research work with Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory (RCRL) - Bureau of Economic Geology, pertains to the examination of facies variability, mechanical stratigraphy, and their implications on the heterogeneity of natural and induced fractures in the upper Wolfcamp formation of mixed carbonate-siliciclastic fans, Permian, Delaware Basin.

Buddy Price (Co-supervisor)

Junwen Peng, Ph.D., 2021 (Supervisor)
Jackson School of Geosciences

Reynaldy Fifariz, Ph.D., 2018 (Supervisor)
Jackson School of Geosciences

Yaser Alzayer, Ph.D., 2018 (Committee Member)
Jackson School of Geosciences

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