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Steve Laubach

Bureau of Economic Geology

Structural geology; Structural diagenesis

Senior Research Scientist and Jackson Research Fellow, BEG. Research on fractured reservoirs, tight gas sandstone. Before joining BEG taught at Lehigh U.; B.S. Tufts U., M.S., Ph.D. U. of Illinois. SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2004 [ abstract ].

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Randall A. Marrett

Geological Sciences

Quantitative structural geology

Associate Professor in structural geology. [ DGS ]

Jon E. Olson

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Geomechanical modeling

Associate Professor in petroleum & geosystems engineering. Research on fractured reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing and petroleum rock mechanics. Before joining UT was research engineer at Mobil. B.S Notre Dame and Ph.D. Stanford. [ PGE ]

Peter Eichhubl

Bureau of Economic Geology

Structural diagenesis

Research Scientist in structural diagenesis.

Jon Holder

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Rock mechanics; Rock physics; Testing

Research Associate in petroleum & geosystems engineering, research in rock mechanics and petrophysics. Formerly principal geoscientist at CGS Inc. and Earth Technology Corp. Assistant/Associate Professor of geology at U. of Illinois. B.S. in physics, Lamar U., Ph.D., physics, U. of Illinois.

Julia Gale

Bureau of Economic Geology

Structural geology; Fractured carbonate rocks

Research Associate, structural geology.

Kitty L. Milliken

Geological Sciences

Geochemistry; Fractured shale

Shale petrology; Diagenesis

Senior Research Scientist, diagenesis and geochemistry.

Larry W. Lake

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Petroleum engineering; Geostatistics


Rob Reed

Bureau of Economic Geology

Microstructural imaging; Structural geology

Fractured basement rocks

Research Scientist Associate.

John Hooker

Bureau of Economic Geology

Fracture maps; Provenance:

Soft-sediment faults

Research Scientist Associate, BEG.
Research Fellow

Linda M. Bonnell

331-0363  Geocosm site

Diagenesis, burial history analysis

Research Fellow, BEG.

Robert H. Lander

331-0363  Geocosm site

Diagenetic and structure modeling

Research Fellow, BEG.
Visiting Scientists & Postdoctoral Fellows

Steve Becker

Bureau of Economic Geology

Fluid inclusions



Virginio Neumann

University Pernambuco, Brazil

Bureau of Economic Geology

Carbonate geology


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