University of Texas at Austin

Stephanie Forstner

Stephanie Forstner

Stephanie Forstner

Research Scientist Associate II
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-475-7265
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Education

    B.S. Geology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, May 2012.

  • Professional Appointments

    Present Position: Research Scientist Associate I, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (January 2016 – Present). Specializing in the collection of fluid inclusion, microthermometry, and SEM-Cathodoluminescence data: Extracting paleodiagenetic environments during fracture and microfracture development in siliciclastics. 

    Exploration Geologist and Owner, Spudlet Exploration & Consulting, LLC, Durango, CO (June 2011 – Present). I’ve provided geologic consulting for many companies, all of which are specified below.

    Consulting E&P Geologist, Logos Resources, LLC, San Juan Basin (May 2014 – March 2015). Established a regional petrographic model from well logs to delineate semi-unconventional clastic reservoir quality for horizontal well development in the Lower Cretaceous Mancos Formation.

    Consulting Geologist, Kinder Morgan CO2, Paradox Basin (July 2012 – August 2013). Mapped and correlated the Mississippian Leadville Limestone trend over 17,000 mi2 utilizing Petra software, ArcGIS, well logs, and published literature.

    Consulting Exploration Geologist, Ridge Resources, LLC, LA Gulf Coast (June 2011 – September 2014). Upstream generation, evaluation, and field development for multiple productive horizons in 800+ mi2 of the prolific Eocene trend. Marketed, promoted, and brokered $22.2 MM worth of multi-field divestitures, seismic shoots, prospects, overrides, and minerals.

    Exploration Geologist Intern, Barrick Gold Corporation, Carlin Gold Trend (Summer 2010). Utilizing clay alterations, mapped thermal gradients over a 500,000 ounce disseminated gold reserve which was hosted in Ordovician to Mississippian carbonates.

    Laboratory Assistant, Department of Geology, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN (Spring 2008). Collected, prepared, and tested soil and water samples for various pollutants to determine the main source of Minnesota River pollution in Blue Earth County.

  • Thesis

    Depositional and Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality in an Upper Wilcox Sandstone, Fields Field, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

  • Funding & Research Support

    Principle Investigator: Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality:
    EP Energy research grant, (2011, $8,410)
    Whiting Petroleum lab services, (2011-2012, $20,000)

    Grant Author: Biochar application for acid mine drainage remediation:
    Dean’s research support grant, FLC (2011, $2,000)

  • Continuing Education

    Point Counting Methodologies, Durango, CO October 13, 2015
    Petra Advanced Cross Section, Denver, CO
    Petra Advanced Mapping, Denver, CO
    Petra Overview for Geoscientists, Denver, CO
    Play Assessment Methodology – ExxonMobil, Houston, TX, August 23, 2012
    Lisbon Field, SE Utah – Carbonate Core Workshop, UGS, Salt Lake City, UT
    Paradox Basin Pennsylvanian thru Jurassic Outcrops June 12, 2012
    Reservoir predictability within the Mississippian Leadville Limestone and Pennsylvanian Hermosa Group SW Colorado and SE Utah, June 10-11, 2012
    Leadville Limestone Reservoir Analogs in Outcrop, June 5, 2012

  • Areas of Expertise

    Petra
    ArcGIS
    Brunton compass
    Stratigraphic log correlation
    Cross-section building
    Subsurface structural mapping
    Subsurface stratigraphic mapping
    Leica DM EP polarizing microscope
    Oil & gas prospect evaluator, generator, developer, marketer, and broker

  • Areas of Competence

    SEM-CL imaging
    Olympus BX51 microscope
    Fluid, Inc. heating/ freezing stage
    Fluid inclusion microthermometry
    Structural diagenesis
    Thin section point counting
    SEM
    XRD
    QEMSCAN
    Thin section petrography
    Regional petrographic modeling
    2D seismic structural and stratigraphic interpretation
    Short wavelength infrared spectral analysis of ore deposit clay alterations

  • Presentations

    Wilcox Rebirth: South Louisiana: presented at 2013 AAPG ACE, Pittsburgh, PA, May 19-22, 2013.

    Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in an Upper Wilcox Sandstone, Fields Field, Beauregard Parish, LA: poster presented at 2012 GCAGS, Austin, TX, October 21-23, 2012.

    Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in an Upper Wilcox Sandstone, Fields Field, Beauregard Parish, LA: presented at Spring 2012 FCGS Meeting, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, April 26, 2012.

    Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in an Upper Wilcox Sandstone, Fields Field, Beauregard Parish, LA: poster presented at 2012 AAPG ACE, Long Beach, CA, April 22-25, 2012.

  • Professional Societies

    American Association of Petroleum Geologists
    Four Corners Geological Society
    Geological Society of America

  • Publications: Published Abstracts

    Rynott, T., Griffin, J., Forstner, S., 2013, Wilcox Rebirth: South Louisiana (abs.): AAPG ACE 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90163.

    Forstner, S. R., 2012, Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in the Upper Wilcox Sandstone, Fields Field, Louisiana (abs): 2012 Annual GCAGS, Austin, TX, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90158.

    Forstner, S. R., 2012, Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in the Upper Wilcox Sandstone, Fields Field, Louisiana (abs): AAPG ACE 2012, Long Beach, CA, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90142.

  • Publications: Contract Reports

    Head, C., Spear, P., and Forstner, S., 2015, San Juan Basin semi-unconventional reservoirs, Phase IV: Petrographic modeling and reservoir quality of Cretaceous oil and gas reservoirs, final report prepared for LOGOS Resources, LLC, 25 slides.

    Forstner, S., 2014, San Juan Basin semi-unconventional reservoirs, Phase III: Digital log normalization for Cretaceous oil and gas reservoirs, final report prepared for LOGOS Resources, LLC, 7 slides.

    Forstner, S., 2014, San Juan Basin semi-unconventional reservoirs, Phase II: Production trends Cretaceous oil and gas reservoirs, final report prepared for LOGOS Resources, LLC, 31 slides.

    Forstner, S., 2014, San Juan Basin semi-unconventional reservoirs, Phase I: Literature review of stratigraphy and depositional environment Cretaceous oil and gas reservoirs, final report prepared for LOGOS Resources, LLC, 18 slides.

    Forstner, S., 2013, Paradox Basin: Deliverable 4: Regional stratigraphic and structural correlation of the Mississippian Leadville Limestone, final report prepared for Kinder Morgan CO2, 9 figures.

    Forstner, S., 2012, Paradox Basin: Deliverable 5: Literature review of regional igneous intrusions and major faulting trends, final report prepared for Kinder Morgan CO2, 7 figures.

    Forstner, S., 2010, Carlin Trend: Goldstrike Mine: Minimizing risk by mapping clay alterations and thermal gradients over a 500,000 oz gold reserve hosted in Paleozoic carbonates, final report prepared for Barrick Gold Corp, 19 slides and 15p.