The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Lorena  Moscardelli
Lorena Moscardelli Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: lorena.moscardelli@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-4971 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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My technical experience is in stratigraphy, seismic geomorphology, and seismic interpretation and visualization. I specialize in the study of deep-water deposits, with particular interest in mass transport complexes. My industry experience includes regional hydrocarbon prospectivity and the development of exploration prospects.
Researcher ID: A-3096-2009
Research Interests
Study and characterization of mass transport complexes around the world

Application of quantitative seismic geomorphology techniques in shallow and deep-water deposits

Subsurface mapping of depositional systems

Basin analysis
Awards
Ed Picou Full Fellowship Grant, 2007 Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

AAPG Grant in Aid, 2006 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation

Graduate Student Research Grant, 2005 Geological Society of America GSA

Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2004 Hydrology Section AGU

Thomas R. Banks Memorial Scholarship, 2004 from the San Antonio Area Foundation

L. Austin Weeks Grant, 2004 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation

Exxon-Mobil Student Grant Participation Award, 2001 AAPG/SEPM Annual Convention
Education
B.S., Geology, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2000

Ph.D., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
Professional History
Bureau of Economic Geology: Graduate Research Assistant for the Quantitative Clastic Laboratory Consortium, 2003–2007

BHP Billiton: Summer Intern, 2006

OXY Occidental Oil and Gas: Summer Intern, 2005

PDVSA Exploration: Exploration Geologist, 2001–2003

Rice & Avendaños: Exploration Geologist, 2000–2001
Selected Publications
Moscardelli, L., Dooley, T., Dunlap, D., Jackson, M. and L. Wood, 2012, Deep-water polygonal fault systems as terrestrial analogs for large-scale Martian polygonal terrains, GSA Today, v.22, no.8, pp. 4-9

Moscardelli, L., Wood, L., and D. Dunlap, 2012, Shelf-edge deltas along structurally complex margins: A case study from eastern offshore Trinidad, AAPG Bulletin, v.96, no. 8, pp. 1483-1522

Moscardelli, L. and L. Wood, 2011, Deep-water erosional remnants in eastern offshore Trinidad as terrestrial analogs for teardrop-shaped islands on Mars: Implications for outflow channel formation: Geology, v.39, no.7; p. 699-702

Salazar, M., Moscardelli, L., Fisher, W. L., and Lorente, M. A., 2011, Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Morichito piggyback basin, Eastern Venezuelan Basin: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 109–125.

Garciacaro, E., Escalona, A., Mann, P., Wood, L., Moscardelli, L., and S. Sullivan, 2011, Structural controls on Quaternary deepwater sedimentation, mud diapirism, and hydrocarbon distribution within the actively evolving Columbus foreland basin, eastern offshore Trinidad: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.28, p. 149-176.

Mosher, D. C., Moscardelli, L., Shipp, C., Chaytor, J. D., Baxter, C. D. P., Lee, H. J., and Urgeles, R., 2010, Submarine mass movements and their consequences, in Mosher, D. C., Shipp, R. C., Moscardelli, L., Chaytor, J. D., Baxter, C. D. P., Lee, H. J. and Urgeles, R., eds., Submarine mass movements and their consequences: 4th International Symposium: Springer, v. 28, p. 1–8.

Moscardelli, L., Hornbach, M., and Wood, L. J., 2010, Tsunamigenic risk associated with mass transport complexes in offshore Trinidad and Venezuela, in Mosher, D. C., Shipp, R. C., Moscardelli, L., Chaytor, J. D., Baxter, C. D. P., Lee, H. J. and Urgeles, R., eds., Submarine mass movements and their consequences: 4th International Symposium: Springer, v. 28, p. 733–744.

Moscardelli, L., and Wood, L. J., 2008, New classification system for mass transport complexes in offshore Trinidad: Basin Research, v. 20, no. 1, p. 73–98.

Moscardelli, L., Wood, L. J., and Mann, Paul, 2006, Mass-transport complexes and associated processes in the offshore area of Trinidad and Venezuela: AAPG Bulletin, v. 90, no. 7, p. 1059–1088.

Parra, M., Moscardelli, L., and Lorente, M. A., 2003, Late Cretaceous anoxia and lateral microfacies changes in the Tres Esquinas Member, La Luna Formation, Western Venezuela: Palaios, v. 18, no. 4, p. 321–333.

Abstracts
Moscardelli, L., Dooley, T., Dunlap, D. B., Wood, L. J., and Jackson, M. P. A., 2012, Deepwater polygonal fault systems as terrestrial analogs for Martian polygonal terrains (abs.): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention, Abstract 1225531, 1 p.


Moscardelli, L., and Wood, L. J., 2012, Deepwater erosional shadow remnants as terrestrial analogs for teardrop-shaped islands on Mars: implications for outflow channel formation (abs.): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention, Abstract 1225516, 1 p.


Prieto, M. I., Moscardelli, L., and Wood, L. J., 2012, Sedimentary and erosional processes in a deepwater setting: an ultra-high resolution study of multiple regions in the ultra-deep water of the eastern Gulf of Mexico (abs.): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention, Abstract 1236498, 1 p.


Salazar, M., Moscardelli, L., and Wood, L. J., 2012, Morphologic variability of clinoforms within the giant Foresets Formation of the northern Taranaki Basin, New Zealand (abs.): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention, Abstract 1236413, 1 p.


Ramnarine, S., Wood, L. J., and Moscardelli, L., 2011, Late Cretaceous-age, half-graben basin, turbidite fills in the North Sea Heidrun field, mid-Norwegian Continental Shelf (abs.): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition Abstracts Volume, v. 20, p. 149.
Selected Committees
Session Co-Chair, Recent Advances in Deepwater and Shelf Siliciclastic Facies Models: Implications for Reservoir Characterization, Houston, Texas: American Association of
Petroleum Geologists / Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 2006.

Reviewer, External Controls on Deep Water Depositional Systems;
Climate, Sea-level and Sediment Flux: GSL Special Publication, 2006.

Reviewer, The Significance of Mass-Transport Deposits in Deep Water Environments: AAPG/SEPM Special Publication, 2006.
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