University of Texas at Austin

F. Jerry Lucia

F. Jerry Lucia

F. Jerry Lucia

Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

Mr. Lucia’s interests include outcrop and subsurface studies of the origin and distribution of pore space in carbonate rocks and its impact on permeability and capillary properties. His research includes diagenetic and stratigraphic studies, as well as petrographic investigations of rock fabrics. Of special interest is his exploration of the links between petrophysical properties, geologic descriptions, and wireline logs.

  • Research Interests

    Carbonate geology

    Petroleum geological engineering 

    Petroleum exploration geology

    Sandstone geology

  • Education

    B.S. Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1953

    M.S. Geology, University of Minnesota, 1954

  • Professional History

    Shell Development Company and Shell Oil Company, Houston and Midland, Texas, 1954–1985

  • Selected Publications

    Lucia, F. J., Jennings, J. W., Jr., Rahnis, M. A., and Meyer, F. O., 2001, Permeability and rock fabric from wireline logs, Arab-D reservoir, Ghawar field, Saudi Arabia: GeoArabia, v. 6, no. 4,
    p. 619–646.

    Lucia, F. J., 1999, Carbonate reservoir characterization: New York, Springer-Verlag, 226 p.

    Lucia, F. J., 1995, Rock-fabric/petrophysical classification of carbonate pore space for reservoir characterization: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 79, no. 9,
    p. 1275–1300.

    Lucia, F. J., 1995, Chapter 14, Lower Paleozoic cavern development, collapse, and dolomitization, Franklin Mountains, El Paso, Texas, in Budd, D. A., Saller, A. H., and Harris, P. M., eds., Unconformities and porosity in carbonate strata: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG Memoir 63, p. 279–300.

    Lucia, F. J., and Major, R. P., 1994, Porosity evolution through hypersaline reflux dolomitization, in Purser, B. H., Tucker, M. E., and Zenger, D. H., eds., Dolomites, a volume in honour of Dolomieu: International Association of Sedimentologists, Special Publication No. 21, p. 325–341.

    Lucia, F. J., and Conti, R. D., 1987, Rock fabric, permeability, and log relationships in an upward-shoaling, vuggy carbonate sequence: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Geological Circular 87-5, 22 p.

  • Awards

    AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, 2000

    AAPG Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for Best Paper, 1995

    AAPG Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for Best Paper, 1994

    Distinguished Service Award, West Texas Geological Society, 1993