Baek, Ph.D. 1994, Department of Civil Engineering,
The University of Texas at Austin. During his time at
the Bureau he worked with Steve Laubach on fracture and
fracture mechanics properties prediction using examples
from West Texas reservoirs. His area of specialty is geological
engineering. Research interests include the stability
assessment of rock and earth slopes, fracture characterization
for underground rock structures, and applications of GIS.
Professor, Department of Environmental and Geosystem Engineering,
Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, 200-701, South
Korea. Telephone: +82 33 250 6257 (voice/fax) E-mail:
Bebout. Since leaving the Bureau in December 1994,
Don has been occupied full time with design, production,
and sale of stoneware pottery, where he sells at galleries
and stores in and around Austin. Please contact him via
or call him at his studio, Clay Ways, at 512-459-6445,
or at home at 512-452-2430.
Beveridge was a GRA working on fractures with Steve
Laubach. Currently she is the technical manager of the
Voluntary Cleanup Program and Brownfields Response Program
at the Railroad Commission of Texas. Prior to joining
the RRC, Ms. Beveridge worked as an environmental consultant
involved in Phase I and Phase II site assessments, groundwater
investigations and emission inventories for clients in
the chemical, oil & natural gas processing industries.
She was also employed by Shell Western Exploration and
Production, involved in drilling projects in the San Joaquin
Basin in California and the Oligocene Frio Trend in Texas.
Ms. Beveridge has a B.S. degree from the University of
Texas and a M.S. degree from University of Southern California,
both in geology. She is active in cave exploration, conservation,
and mapping of caves and is currently the Vice Chair of
the U.T. Grotto and a board member of the Texas Cave Management
M. Combes is a geologist at ExxonMobil Production
Company in Houston, Texas. Contact her at email@example.com,
713-431-1103 (work) or 713-431-1982 (fax).
Condon is a Quality Assurance Team Leader, Compliance
Support Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Cumella (B.S., 1977, M.A., 1981) is a senior staff
geologist at Williams Production in Denver.
Davidson. Web link to Dow's consulting companies,
Curatorial Science Consultants, at www.realtime.net/~edowdavd/CSC.html.
Debus (Mallien), B.S., 1990, is a geologist
for Oakrock Exploration Company in San Antonio, Texas.
She was president of the South Texas Geological Society
(20022003) and an AAPG delagate. Michelle is busy
exploring South Texas for natural gas and raising her
3 children. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debus (former M.S. candidate). Richard is Exploration
Manager for Oakrock Exploration Company in San Antonio.
He is busy writing papers, giving talks, and exploring
South Texas for natural gas. He has 3 daughters and a
son. E-mail email@example.com.
A. Desselle is
currently a Vice-President at Total Biostratigraphic Services,
Inc., in Slidell, Louisiana, which specializes in high-resolution
biostratigraphic interpretation utilizing foraminifera
and calcareous nannoplankton. Areas of expertise include
Gulf of Mexico Basin, Trinadad, and Nigeria. In-house
and wellsite paleo provided to major oil industry clients.
Edwards (graduated BEG March 81) has been a geological
consultant in Houston for nearly 20 years. The kids are
leaving the nest, spreading from California (Sun) to Denton
(UNT) to Missouri (WashU). He is punch drunk from the
2-decades of roller coaster, but thankfully the work keeps
coming along (June 2002). For more info, please visit
his website at www.marcedwards.com.
Finley has been at the Illinois State Geological Survey
(ISGS), Champaign, Illinois, since February, 2000, where
he is Director of the Energy and Earth Resources Center.
Staff in that Center carry out ISGS programs in oil &
gas, coal, environmental engineering, applied geochemistry,
industrial minerals, and Illinois Basin structure &
stratigraphy. He has been working with state agency heads
as part of the Governor's Energy Cabinet, developing energy
market analyses from the perspective of a consuming state,
and working on expanding ISGS' energy research programs.
Rob's wife Sandy has a position with the University of
Illinois developing strategies for teaching excellence
among new faculty and graduate teaching assistants. 217-244-8389.
E. Fryar (BEG 1992-1995) is now an Associate Professor
of Geological Sciences (specializing in hydrogeology),
Co-editor, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience,
and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of
Kentucky. Together with his wife, Carol Ruthven (who worked
at BEG from 1992-1996), they have two sons, Michael and
Alan at the Department of Geological Sciences, University
of Kentucky, 101 Slone Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0053.
Phone 1-859-257-4392; fax 1-859-323-1938. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goldhammer was an assistant professor in the Department
of Geological Sciences at UT Austin, teaching undergraduate
and graduate classes in carbonate geology and receiving
the department's Knebel Outstanding Teaching award. His
graduate students worked on a myriad of projects (from
Mexico to Italy to west Africa, outcrop and subsurface).
His wife (Uschi Hammes) lives in Austin with their children,
Nora and Max. Bob's hobbies included unicycle-riding,
guitar-playing, watching the Godfather trilogy, and calling
old BEG friends from his cell phone while stuck in traffic,
especially Bruno, Ramón, and Charlie. Bob died
on May 26, 2003, in a tragic car accident in West Texas.
here to read the Geology Foundation Memorial. An AAPG
Memorial Grant has been established in Bob's name. Send
contributions to the following address: Robert K. Goldhammer
Memorial Grant, AAPG Foundation, ATTN: Diane Keim, P.O.
Box 979, Tulsa, OK 74101. Please make checks payable to
W. Grimshaw (Ph.D., 1976) is Director of Professional
Services at Shaw Beneco, Inc., where he has been employed
(including predecessor organizations) since leaving the
Bureau in 1997. Tom's home address is 1308 Shannon Oaks
Trail, Austin, TX, 78746. His phone number and E-mail
address are 512-784-1078 and email@example.com.
I. Guzmán is currently in the Reservoir Delineation
and Characterization Department of PDVSA Intevep, the
R&D branch of PDVSA in Venezuela. For the past few
years he has been involved in a major geological integration
of the giant sub-thrust fields of the Eastern Venezuelan
Basin, as Technical Leader for the sequence stratigraphic,
sedimentologic, and multi-scale compartmentation models.
He has also been involved in research on the applications
of ichnology to enhance the resolution of stratigraphic
correlations in clastic reservoirs. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hibbs (BEG 1992-1994) is an Associate Professor of
Hydrogeology at California State University, Los Angeles.
Together with colleagues at the University of Arizona
and New Mexico Tech., he continues to study the hydrogeology
of arid basins of westernmost Texas and northern Chihuahua
Mexicosystems that he was introduced to while employed
at the Bureau. email@example.com.
Inés Net worked with the FRAC group on diagenesis
issues as a GRA. She's a recent UT graduate. She can be
contacted at Geóloga área de Exploración,
Pioneer Natural Resources (Argentina) S.A., Della Paolera
265, piso 23, C1001ADA Buenos Aires ARGENTINA.Phone (54-11)
4312-9081; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kolker Eastern Energy Resources Team, U.S. Geological
Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192. Allan was
recently elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of
703-648-6418. Fax: 703-648-6419.
C. Kosters has her own company, Elisabeth Kosters
Consultancy, which focuses on sedimentary geology and
advisory services and interim management for research
and higher education. Her address is 210 Main street,
Wolfville NS, Canada B4P 1C4. Website: www.elisabethkostersconsultancy.ca.
Phone 902-542-6125. E-mail: email@example.com.
A. Koyi is associated with the Hans Ramberg Tectonic
Laboratory Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University,
Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden. Visit his
web page at http://www.tectonic.geo.uu.se/HAK
(Rip) Langford is an Associate Professor at the University
of Texas at El Paso. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Le Calvez lives in College Station, Texas, working
for SchlumbergerDCS within the Holditch-Reservoir
Technologies group. Contact him at 512-507-3634 or E-mail
P. R. Light is working for the University of London,
UK, at CPOM on polar climate modeling and methane hydrates
in the permafrost and submarine Arctic. In his spare time
he is studying ancient man in Africa and the Orient. email@example.com.
E. Mace is an assistant division director at the Texas
Water Development Board (www.twdb.state.tx.us)
overseeing the development of numerical models for the
aquifers of Texas (www.twdb.state.tx.us/gam/).
He continues to make strange noises with his mouth (www.whirlingpool.com/)
while wrenching on small machines (www.whirlingpool.com/isetta/).
P. Major (19851998). Rick is professor and chairman
of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,
The University of Mississippi. 662-915-5440. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marin is manager of petrographic services at TerraTek
in Salt Lake City. Barb worked on fractures with Steve
Laubach during her time at the Bureau. E-mail address:
Telephone: 801-584-2494. Fax: 801-584-2406. Website:
Martel is an Associate Professor in the Department
of Geology and Geophysics, a unit of SOEST, at the University
of Hawaii. He has been a member of the faculty since
1992. He serves as Associate Department Chair from July
1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. Prior to coming to Hawaii
he worked at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the Bureau
of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.
Steve worked with Martin Jackson and Steve Laubach on
fault and fracture research during his time at BEG.
Visit his web page:
E-mail address: email@example.com
W. N. McAnulty was working on the Cathedral Mt. Quad I
was his Field assistant and at the same time was his teaching
lab assistant at then called Sul Ross State College..
Later I receiver the Walter B. Sharp Scholarship at Univ
Austin in 1950-51and 52.
also owner of the famous Woodward Ranch at Alpine,TX
but have turned it over to my sons.
retired Consulting Geol at
Mitchell works in the rulemaking area at Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality. Auburn deals mainly with water
and waste rules, but also manages some projects involving
air quality regulations. His phone number is (512)-239-1873.
K. "Muki" Mukhopadhyay. Muki is currently
President of his company, Global Geoenergy Research Ltd.,
(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) coordinating contract research
on petroleum system analysis/modeling, environmental geochemistry,
and coalbed methane studies in Eastern Canada and throughout
the world. During 19902002, Muki edited four major
books for Elsevier Sciences and the American Chemical
Society and received the following awards/recognitions:
"Citation of Recognition" and "Ambassador
Award" from the Province of Nova Scotia for contributions
to the development of oil and gas industries in Nova Scotia;
President, TSOP; Member, co-opted Council Member, AGI;
Research Committee, AAPG. Muki has published 51 articles.
Mullican is Deputy Executive Administrator for the
Office of Planning at the Texas Water Development Board
(TWDB). Bill joined the TWDB in 1997, working to implement
Regional and State Water Planning, the Groundwater Availability
Modeling (GAM) program, surface water modeling, water
conservation, population and water demand projections,
and the water use survey. Recently promoted, his areas
of responsibility have expanded to include water data
collection, environmental programs, and research and planning
fund management. Bill worked at the BEG from 1983 to 1997,
conducting a wide range of hydrogeologic research on groundwater
issues in Texas.
C. Nava is
working as Intellectual Property Counsel for Schlumberger
K.K. in Fuchinobe, Japan. Rnava@slb.com.
Ortega is currently working for Shell International
Exploration and Production on the regional characterization
of natural fractures in Rocky Mountains basins with a
focus on basin-centered gas plays. His phone number is
281-303113. His E-mail is Orlando.Ortega@Shell.com
G. Price is Director/State Geologist for the Nevada
Bureau of Mines and Geology, MS 178, University of Nevada,
Reno, Reno, NV 89557-0088. Jonathan was a BEG employee
from 19811988. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rassi, PhD. (2002) left the Jackson School after graduation
and joined ChevronTexaco in San Ramon, CA. Besides enjoying
the sunny state of California, she is involved with the
Southern African Strategic Business Unit, specifically
the Angola group. After a certain time of training in
the U.S. she will take an overseas assignment in one of
the various locations of the ChevronTexaco International
Rush is currently employed by Occidental Oil and Gas
Corporation in Houston, working in the International Group
as a Production Geologist. Jason will begin his Ph.D.
studies at the University of Houston in 2002. Office:
281-552-1118. E-mail: email@example.com.
L. Ruthven, Ph.D. After working at the Bureau of Economic
Geology from 1992-1996, Carol Ruthven joined the Kentucky
Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky in April
1996 as the Manager of Communications and Technology Transfer. She's since left the KY survey
to study theology and become an Episcopal priest; currently she is a second-year student at
Sewanee/University of the South, School of Theology.
Contact information: Carol Lynn Ruthven, M.Div., Middler, Diocese of Lexington. E-mail:
A. Schatzinger is now working as a consultant and
out of the United States most of the time. The work with
Pemex in the Veracruz Basin is wonderful for a carbonate
sedimentologist. Lots more discoveries to be made! firstname.lastname@example.org.
R. Scott and his wife, Donna Balin, live in San Antonio
where they have independent consulting groups and share
office space. Andrew continues to pursue domestic and
international coalbed methane opportunities and served
as President of the Energy Minerals Division of AAPG from
2001 to 2002. He recently received funding from the Department
of Energy to pursue Phase I of carbon dioxide sequestration
and bioconversion in coal beds. email@example.com.
Seni is Assistant Director for Environmental Services
at the Railroad Commission in Austin. Telephone 512-475-4439.
L. Shipman continues to consult in managing minerals
and oil and gas production for widows and children of
many of his old friends who have died. He continues to
write and lecture on history subjects, particularly military
history. His current "work-in-progress" is a
Handbook of American Presidents, USA, CSA, and Republic
of Texas, their cabinets and their spouses. Ross L. Shipman,
PG, C. Geol., 1911 E. Lawndale Dr., San Antonio, Texas,
Single is living in Denver, Colorado, and is a geological
consultant. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stubbs. TNRCC. email@example.com.
Wawrzyniec is a Senior Research Scientist at the University
of New Mexico, Northrop Hall, Room 223C, Albuquerque,
New Mexico 87131. 505-277-5629. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit his Website at http://epswww.unm.edu/facstaff/tfw/home.htm.
D. Wink (BS Geology '85, BEG-CRC '86-'89) is currently
an independent consultant specializing in software development
methodology, IT project management and management coaching.
After departing the CRC in 1989, Marc worked in Coalbed
Methane in the San Juan, Warrior and Cahaba basins. In
1995, Marc successfully transitioned downstream, working
with Tenneco (and El Paso post merger) in the Business
Processes group, designing and testing pipeline business
systems. Realizing opportunities in technology consulting,
Marc joined EnFORM Consulting as a project manager and
a key contributor developing project management and delivery
methodologies. Marc most recently served as VP of Professional
Services of SunGard Energy Systems in Houston.
in 1993, Marcs spouse, Dulcie G. Wink, is an attorney
with Haynes and Boone, LLP in Houston. Marc, Dulcie
and son, Connor, live in Katy. Marc may be reached by
e-mail at email@example.com.
H. Wilson has been working exploration offshore Angola
at ExxonMobil since September 2001. He recently moved
to The Woodlands, Texas, and completed his commercial
pilot's license. He's playing trombone for the Conroe
Symphony and the North Harris College Night Jazz band.
Work E-mail: Clayton.firstname.lastname@example.org.