University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Stephen Ruppel

Dr. Stephen Ruppel

Dr. Stephen Ruppel

Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-2965
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Paleozoic Mudrock Systems

    Carbonate reservoir characterization

    Carbonate sedimentology and geochemistry

    Paleozoic depositional systems and basin analysis

    Conodont biostratigraphy and 87Sr/86Sr chemostratigraphy

  • Education

    B.S. Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1969

    M.S. Geology, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1971

    Ph.D. Geology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1979

  • Professional History

    Professional Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1978–1981

    Development Geologist, Chevron Oil Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1971–1974

  • Selected Publications

    Loucks, R. G., and Ruppel, S. C., 2007, Mississippian Barnett Shale: lithofacies and depositional setting of a deep-water shale-gas succession in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 91, no. 4, p. 579­601.

    Ruppel, S. C., and Jones, R. H., 2007, Chapter 10. Key role of outcrops and cores in carbonate reservoir characterization and modeling, Lower Permian Fullerton field, Permian Basin, United States, in Harris, P. M., and Weber, L. J., eds., Giant hydrocarbon reservoirs of the world: from rocks to reservoir characterization and modeling: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG Memoir 88/SEPM Special Publication, p. 355­394.

    Ruppel, S. C., and Barnaby, R. J., 2001, Contrasting styles of reservoir development in proximal and distal chert facies: Devonian Thirtyone Formation, Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 85, no. 1, p. 7–34.

    Ruppel, S. C., Ward, W. B., Ariza, E. E., and Jennings, J. W., Jr., 2000, Cycle and sequence stratigraphy of Clear Fork reservoir-equivalent outcrops: Victorio Peak Formation, Sierra Diablo, Texas, in Lindsay, R., Trentham, R., Ward, R. F., and Smith A. H., eds., Classic Permian geology of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, 75 years of Permian Basin oil & gas exploration & development: West Texas Geological Society, Publication 00-108, p. 109–130.

    Ruppel, S. C., James, E. W., Barrick, J. E., Nowlan, Godfrey, and Uyeno, T. T., 1998, A high-resolution Silurian 87Sr/86Sr record: evidence of eustatic control of seawater chemistry?, in Landing, E., and Johnson, M. E., eds., Silurian cycles: linkages of dynamic processes in the atmosphere and oceans: New York State Museum Bulletin 491, p. 277–287.

    Ruppel, S. C., and Lucia, F. J., 1996, Diagenetic control of permeability development in a highly cyclic, shallow water carbonate reservoir: South Cowden Grayburg field, Ector County, Texas, in Martin, R. L., ed., Permian Basin oil and gas fields: keys to success that unlock future reserves: West Texas Geological Society, Publication 96-101, p. 7–24.

    Ruppel, S. C., James, E. W., Barrick, J. E., Nowlan, Godfrey, and Uyeno, T. T., 1996, High-resolution 87Sr/86Sr chemostratigraphy of the Silurian: implications for event correlation and strontium flux: Geology, v. 24, no. 9, p. 831–834.

  • Selected Committees

    Society Membership: AAPG, SEPM, IAS, Pander Society, Austin Geological Society, West Texas Geological Society

    Chair, Publications Committee, Austin Geological Society, 1992–present

    Delegate, AAPG House of Delegates, 1999–2001

  • Awards

    Levorsen Memorial Award for Best Paper, Southwest Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2006

    Honorable mention for excellence of presentation, SEPM annual meeting, Houston, Texas 1995

    Distinguished Member Award: West Texas Geological Society, 2001

    Dedicated Service Award, Permian Basin Section, SEPM, 2002-2003.

    Wallace E. Pratt Award for Excellence of Presentation, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 2002.