Carbonate, sandstone, and mudstone sedimentology/stratigraphy
Diagenesis and pore networks
A.A. Math and Science, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, 1964
B.A. Geology, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1967
Ph.D. Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1976
ARCO Research and Development, Plano, Texas, 1983–2000
Cities Service Research Lab, Tulsa, 1981–1983
Mobil Research Lab, Dallas, 1980–1981
Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1975–1980
Texaco, Inc., Midland, Texas, 1968–1972
Loucks, R. G., Reed, R. M., Ruppel, S. C., and Hammes, Ursula, 2012, Spectrum of pore types and networks in mudrocks and a descriptive classification for matrix-related mudrock pores: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 6, p. 1071–1098.
Loucks, R. G., Moore, B. T., and Zeng, H., 2011, On-shelf lower Miocene Oakville sediment-dispersal patterns within a three-dimensional sequence-stratigraphic architectural framework and implications for deep-water reservoirs in the central coastal area of Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 10, p. 1795‒1817.
Loucks, R. G., Kerans, C., Janson, X., and Marhx Romano, M. A., 2011, Lithofacies analysis and stratigraphic architecture of a deep-water carbonate debris apron: Lower Cretaceous (latest Aptian to latest Albian) Tamabra Formation, Poza Rica field area, Mexico: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Special Publication No. 96, p. 367–389.
Zeng, H., Loucks, R. G., Janson, X., Wang, G., Xia, Y., Yuan, B., and Xu, L., 2011, Three-dimensional seismic geomorphology and analysis of the Ordovician paleokarst drainage system in the central Tabei Uplift, northern Tarim Basin, western China: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 12, p. 2061‒2083.
Loucks, R. G., 2010, Petrographic controls on reservoir quality of the Upper Cretaceous Woodbine Group, 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. 83–93.
Loucks, R. G., Reed, R. M., Ruppel, S. C., and Jarvie, D. M., 2009, Morphology, genesis, and distribution of nanometer-scale pores in siliceous mudstones of the Mississippian Barnett Shale: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 79, p. 848–861.
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: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, no. 4, p. 579–6
McDonnell, Angela, Loucks, R. G., and Dooley, Tim, 2007, Quantifying the origin and geometry of circular sag structures in northern Fort Worth Basin, Texas: paleocave collapse, pull-apart fault systems, or hydrothermal alteration? AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, no. 9, p. 1295–1318.
Loucks, R. G., Mescher, P. K., and McMechan, G. A., 2004, Three-dimensional architecture of a coalesced, collapsed-paleocave system in the Lower Ordovician Ellenburger Group, central Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 88, no. 5, p. 545–564.
Loucks, R. G., and Ward, W. C., 2001, Stratification and beach-to-dune transition in a Holocene carbonate eolianite complex, Isla Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, in Abegg, R., and Harris, M., eds., Modern and ancient carbonate eolianites; sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and diagenesis: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication No. 71, p. 57–76.
Loucks, R. G., 1999, Paleocave carbonate reservoirs: origins, burial-depth modifications, spatial complexity, and reservoir implications: AAPG Bulletin, v. 83, p. 1795–1834.
President’s Certificate for Excellence in Presentation (Best Oral Presentation), AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD), 2011
Award of Excellence “Top 10” Oral Presentation for presentation of “Spectrum of Pore Types in Siliceous Mudstones in Shale-Gas Systems,” AAPG Annual Convention, Houston, April, 2011
Wallace E. Pratt Award for best AAPG Bulletin article published in calendar year 2009, 2010
A.I. Levorsen Award for Best Paper presented at Gulf Coast Section, GCSSEPM/GCAGS Annual Meeting, “Preliminary Classification of Matrix Pores in Mudrocks,” 2010
First Place, Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), 59th Annual Convention, Shreveport, Louisiana, 2009
Jackson School of Geosciences 2008 Outstanding Research Award
Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for Best Paper in the 1999 AAPG Bulletin at the 2001 Annual AAPG Convention
A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award, Southwest Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2006
Mideast AAPG Dean A. McGee International Distinguished Lecturer (for Fall 1999)
SEPM Excellence of Poster Presentation Award, AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting, Dallas, 1991
SEPM Excellence of Presentation Award, AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting, Calgary, 1982