- Siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy
- Continental depositional systems
- Sandstone petrology
- Field mapping and stratigraphy
B.A. Geology cum laude, Franklin and Marshall College, 1977
M.S. Geology, The University of Kansas, 1982
Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Smith, D. C., 2014, Eaglebine play of the southwestern East Texas basin: Stratigraphic and depositional framework of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Woodbine and Eagle Ford Groups: AAPG Bulletin, v. 98, no. 12, p. 2551-2580.
Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Carr, D. L., 2012, Reservoir systems of the Pennsylvanian lower Atoka Group (Bend Conglomerate), northern Fort Worth Basin, Texas: high-resolution facies distribution, structural controls on sedimentation, and production trends: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 7, p. 1301‒1332.
Hentz, T. F., 2011, Chronostratigraphy and depositional history of the Pennsylvanian Marmaton Group and Cleveland Formation on a structurally complex shelf: western Anadarko Basin, Texas and Oklahoma, in Ambrose, W. A., ed., Sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, and hydrocarbon play analysis of the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation and Marmaton Group, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 275, p. 1‒34.
Hentz, T. F., and Ruppel, S. C., 2010, Regional lithostratigraphy of the Eagle Ford Shale: Maverick Basin to East Texas Basin: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 325–337.
Hentz, T. F., and Bonnaffe, F., 2010, Sequence stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Woodbine Group: chronostratigraphic integration of the East Texas Basin and East Texas field, in Hentz, T. F., ed., Sequence stratigraphy, depositional facies, and reservoir attributes of the Upper Cretaceous Woodbine Group, East Texas field: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations No. 274, p. 1–16.
Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., Bonnaffe, F., Loucks, R. G., Brown, L. F., Jr., and Wang, F. P., 2009, Sequence stratigraphic controls on complex reservoir architecture of highstand fluvial-dominated deltaic and lowstand valley-fill deposits in the Woodbine Group, East Texas field: regional and local perspectives: AAPG Bulletin, v. 93, p. 231–269.
Hernández-Mendoza, J. J., Hentz, T. F., DeAngelo, Michael, Wawrzyniec, T. F., Sakurai, Shinichi, Talukdar, S. C., and Holtz, M. H., 2008, Miocene chronostratigraphy, paleogeography, and play framework of the Burgos Basin, southern Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 92, no. 11, p. 1501–1535. [As a condition for publication of this PEMEX-funded study, PEMEX required one of its personnel to be listed as first author.]
Zeng, Hongliu, and Hentz, T. F., 2004, High-frequency sequence stratigraphy from seismic sedimentology: applied to Miocene, Vermilion Block 50, Tiger Shoal area, offshore Louisiana: AAPG Bulletin, v. 88, no. 2, p. 153–174.
Hentz, T. F., and Zeng, Hongliu, 2003, High-frequency Miocene sequence stratigraphy, offshore Louisiana: cycle framework and influence on production distribution in a mature shelf province: AAPG Bulletin, v. 87, no. 2, p. 197–230.
Editor and Head of Editorial Board, GCAGS Journal, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 2011 – 2014.
Editor, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 2012 Annual Convention, Austin, Texas.
General Technical Program Co-Chair, American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2008 Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas.
Co-Editor, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 2002 Annual Convention, Austin, Texas.
Volume Editor, Transactions, 1999 Gulf Coast Section SEPM 19th Annual Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, Houston, Texas.
Co-Editor, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 1994 Annual Convention, Austin, Texas.
Technical Editor, Bureau of Economic Geology, in-house and outside publications (1987–1996).
Fellow, Geological Society of America
GCAGS Distinguished Service Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 2013.
Wallace E. Pratt Award for best AAPG Bulletin article published in calendar year 2009, 2010 (co-awardee).
Third Place, Gordon I. Atwater Best Poster, 60th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, 2010.
First Place, Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), 59th Annual Convention, Shreveport, Louisiana, 2009 (co-awardee).
First Place Poster Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), 48th Annual Convention, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1998.