The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Masoumeh  Kordi
Masoumeh Kordi Graduate Research Assistant Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: masoumeh.kordi@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-475-9525 Fax: 512-471-0140
Research Interests
I am interested in reservoir characterization and geological modeling of the hydrocarbon system in particular diagenesis and its impact on reservoir quality. For reservoir quality evaluation, linking diagenesis to sequence stratigraphy and depositional facies is a superior way to predict the spatial and temporal distribution of reservoir properties and heterogeneities.

I am currently using geological modeling to determine the reservoir quality and heterogeneity of the Cranfield Field, Mississippi, USA for CO2 sequestration. I am performing this work under the supervision of Drs. Kitty Milliken and Susan Hovorka.
Academic Background
Bachelor and Master degrees in Geology specializing in sedimentology and sedimentary rock petrology

Visiting scholar at GCCC in 2008

PhD student at Jackson school of Geosciences, UT since Fall 2009-Graduate Research Assistant at the GCCC, Bureau of Economic Geology
Recent Research
Regional sequence stratigraphy based on wireline logs: evidence from the lower Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Formation, northern Gulf of Mexico

Core descriptions

Thin section studies and petrography of Tuscaloosa reservoirs to determine effects of diagenesis on reservoir heterogeneity
Future Research
Additional petrographic studies for diagenetic modeling to determine the heterogeneity of reservoir in the field

Study of depositional facies and depositional environment of Tuscaloosa Formation

Linking diagenesis to sequence stratigraphy of the Tuscaloosa Formation

Basin analysis and determining burial history of the basin
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