Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

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: BRC 3.112F
Mailcode: E0630
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Publications (pdf)

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

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, and layer-parallel slip to simulate early fracture development processes.

Reynaldy Fifariz , Ph.D., expected 2017 (Supervisor)
Carbonate Sedimentology & Sequence Stratigraphy, Seismic Geomorphology, Geo-cellular Modelling.

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

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

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

Greg Hurd (Supervisor)


YearSemesterCourse
2017Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geological Sciences