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Stephen E. Laubach
Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology.
Ph.D. 1986, University of Illinois. Numerous refereed and conference proceedings papers on various topics related to natural fractures and reservoir geology. Microstructure and structural petrology.

BEG staff page

Contact: steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu

Phone: (512) 471-6303

Randall A. Marrett
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences.
Ph.D. 1990 Cornell University. Publications on various topics in structural geology and tectonics. Scaling and quantification.

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Fracture research

Contact: marrett@mail.utexas.edu

Phone: (512) 471-2113

Jon E. Olson (on left)
Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.
Ph.D. 1991, Stanford University. Refereed papers on natural fracture mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, and rock mechanics. Geomechanical modeling, fluid-flow simulation, hydrtaulic fracturing of naturally fractured reservoirs.

Contact: jolson@mail.utexas.edu

Phone: (512) 471-7375

Julia F. W. Gale
Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology.
Ph.D., 1987, University of Exeter. Papers on fracture systems and other topics in structural geology. Fracture system architecture, fractures in carbonate rocks.

Contact: julia.gale@beg.utexas.edu

Phone: (512) 232-7957

Jon Holder
Research Associate, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.
Ph.D. 1968, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Experimental rock deformation.

Contact: jholder@mail.utexas.edu

Larry W. Lake
Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.
Ph.D. Member, National Academy of Engineering. Reservoir engineering, simulation, and process modeling.

Contact: Larry_Lake@utpe.pe.utexas.edu

Kitty L. Milliken
Research Scientist, Department of Geological Sciences.Co-Editor, Journal of Sedimentary Research.
Ph.D. 1982, The University of Texas at Austin.

Diagenesis and geochemistry.

ftp site (Reprints)

Contact: kittym@mail.utexas.edu

Robert M. Reed
Research Scientist Associate III, Bureau of Economic Geology.
Ph.D. 1999, The University of Texas at Austin.

Structural geology and petrology; microstructure imaging with SEM-CL; fractured basement rock, crack-seal architecture in macrofractures.

Contact: Rob@alumni.utexas.net

CL Web (Reed CL image pages)

Phone: (512) 471-0356
SEM Lab (512) 475-8786

Linda M. Bonnell
Research Fellow , The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology; Scientific Advisor, Geocosm.
Ph.D. 1990, University of Illinois.

Controls on mechanical and chemical compaction of sediments; application of Monte Carlo techniques and optimization methods to reservoir quality prediction, risk and sensitivity analysis.

2004 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer.

Contact: lmbonnell@geocosm.net

Geocosm web site

Phone: (512) 331-0363 or
(512) 475-9584

Robert H. Lander
Research Fellow , The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology; Scientific Advisor, Geocosm.
Ph.D. 1991, University of Illinois.

Reservoir quality prediction and diagenetic analysis; basin analysis and fluid-flow modeling. Co-developer of system for simulation of sandstone diagenesis and prediction of reservoir quality.

Contact: roblander@geocosm.net

Geocosm web site

Phone: (512) 331-0363 or
(512) 475-9584

Sergey B. Fomel
Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, Geophysicist.
Ph.D.

Contact: sergey.fomel@beg.utexas.edu

Sergey Fomel is cooperating with FRAC on developing methods to characterize fractures using seismic.

John N. Hooker
Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology.
M.S., 2004, Geology, The University of Texas at Austin.

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John is responsible for sample processing and fracture mapping in FRAC case studies and for conducting research on fracture microstructure. He is also developing a research program in provenance using SEM CL.

Robert K. Goldhammer
Assistant Professor, The Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.
Ph.D., 1987, The Johns Hopkins University.

Carbonate depositional systems and sequence stratigraphy; linked fracture and stratigraphic issues, research in NE Mexico.

In Memory of Bob Goldhammer

Students Associated with FRAC  
Gareth Cross
Doctoral Candidate, Structural Geology, Department of Geological Sciences.

Leonel Gomez
Doctoral Candidate, Structural Geology, Department of Geological Sciences. Seven years of petroleum industry experience in seismic processing and interpretation in thrust belts.Three years experience in characterization of fractured reservoirs. Understanding and prediction of the spatial distribution of fractures. Software utilization expert.

Contact: leonelgomez@mail.utexas.edu

Kira Diaz Tushman
Graduate student, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin. Regional fracture patterns in subthrust settings.
Tim Gibbons
Graduate student, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.
Namsu Park
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. Characterization of fractured reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing.

Contact: npark@mail.utexas.edu

Petro Papazis

Graduate Student, Department of Geological Sciences. DGS Student page

Title of research project: Petrologic characterization of processes controlling fracture evolution in the Barnett Shale and their financial implications, Fort Worth Basin, Texas

Edgar Pinzon
Graduate Student, Department of Geological Sciences.

Hamid Adefashe
Graduate Student, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering.
Peggy Rijken
Doctoral Candidate, Petroleum Engineering, Natural fracture characterization, sandstone petrographic analysis.

Contact: rijken@excite.com

Meghan Ward
Graduate Student, Geological Sciences, Fracture scaling, fracture porosity, outcrop studies.
Tight gas sandstone reservoir quality.

Contact: mward@mail.utexas.edu

Chris Wilson
Graduate Student. Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. Flow and chemical modeling; simulation; fracture and reservoir quality; economic evaluation of research results.

   

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