Paul Morris

Paul Morris
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2010
M.S., Reservoir Evaluation & Management, Heriot-Watt University, 2015
Ph.D., Computational Geoscience, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2021


Committee Member

Advised by Professor David Mohrig, Dr Jake Covault and Dr Zoltan Sylvester. Working with the Quantitative Clastics Lab.

Using forward stratigraphic models coded in python to understand and quantify the evolution of (deep-water) channel-belt stratigraphy.

Linking the movement and morphology of channels to their resultant deposits - exploring resulting issues around reservoir connectivity (flow behavior) for Oil/Gas extraction.

Quantitative PhD with coding skills a core component.

I have spent Summers 2017 through 2019 working as an intern for Shell both as a Reservoir Engineer and as a Production Geologist working directly on asset teams.

OGS Fellowship - Summer 2020 - University of Texas at Austin (2020)

Teaching Assistant Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2016 - 2021)

Department Prize for Best M.S. Dissertation - Heriot-Watt University (2015)

BG Group Fellowship (Now Shell) - Heriot-Watt University (2014 - 2015)

Processes and Insights Into the Kinematic Evolution of Deep-Water Channels, AAPG, Houston, TX (2020)

Fluvial kinematics predict submarine-channel evolution in the Gulf of Mexico, International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress, Flagstaff, AZ (2020)

Controls on Deep-Water Cutoff Styles and Their Impact on Stratigraphic Architecture, AAPG, San Antonio, TX (2019)

Deep-water Channel Trajectory Controls on Resultant Reservoir Connectivity, AAPG, Salt Lake City, Utah (2018)

Deep-water Channel Trajectory Control on Connectivity, British Geological Society, London (2017)