The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Ramón H. Treviño
Ramón H. Treviño Project Manager Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: ramon.trevino@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-3362 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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I have been a project manager in the Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) of the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) since 2007. In that time I managed two large, multi-year studies funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. The first, at Cranfield, MS, comprised injection of several million tons of CO2 into a deep subsurface reservoir (> 3,000 m / 11,000 ft deep) and monitoring / modeling of the CO2‘s movement by various remote sensing methods involving several national laboratories, international research organizations, commercial organizations, GCCC researchers and University of Texas research assistants. The second study ran, in part, concurrently with the first study and included both regional and site-specific reservoir and seal (cap-rock) characterization of the Miocene age section of the Texas State Waters. Field activities with the second study involved acquisition of three ultra-high resolution 3D seismic datasets using, for the first time in the Gulf of Mexico, a P-Cable seismic system.

My research interests include stratigraphy / sedimentology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy and reservoir / seal characterization, and before becoming a project manager I had the opportunity to work within these disciplines on several Texas State Lands studies in the BEG’s State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery program as well as earlier studies of Venezuelan and Argentinian oil and gas fields.
Research Interests
Carbon Storage / Sequestration
Sequence stratigraphic interpretation / reservoir characterization
Education
B.S. Geology, Texas A&I University, 1983

M.S. Geology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1988

M.B.A. Business, University of Oklahoma, 1994
Professional History
Project Manager, Gulf of Mexico Miocene CO2 Site Characterization Mega Transect study, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009 to Present.

Project Manager, SECARB “Early Test” Phases II & III, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007 to Present

Research Associate, STARR Program, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-2007

Janus, 1999–2000

Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995–1999

Exploration Geologist, Mobil E&P, 1988–1992
Selected Publications
Treviño, R. H., and Vendeville, B. C., 2008, Origin of coast-perpendicular extensional faults, western Gulf of Mexico: the relationship between an early-stage ridge and a late-stage fault: AAPG Bulletin, v. 92, no. 7, p. 951–964.

Treviño, R. H., Loucks, R. G., Gale, Julia F. W., and Abdelmoniem, A. K., 2007, Extending facies interpretations by integrating core, image-log, and wireline-log data in the Upper Cretaceous Olmos Formation of South Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 57, p. 729–736.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., Treviño, R. H., and Hammes, Ursula, 2006, Understanding growth-faulted, intraslope subbasins by applying sequence-stratigraphic principles: examples from the south Texas Oligocene Frio Formation: Reply: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 90, no. 5, p. 799-805.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Treviño, R. H., 2005, Site-specific sequence-stratigraphic section benchmark charts are key to regional chronostratigraphic systems tract analysis in growth-faulted basins: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 89, no. 6, p. 715-724.

Treviño, R. H., Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Hammes, Ursula, 2005, "Wheeler diagrams": a useful exploration tool in the Gulf of Mexico: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 55, p. 830-834.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., Treviño, R. H., and Hammes, Ursula, 2004, Understanding growth-faulted, intraslope subbasins by applying sequence-stratigraphic principles: examples from the south Texas Oligocene Frio Formation: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 88, no. 1, p. 1501-1522.

Hammes, Ursula, Loucks, R. G., Brown, L. F., Treviño, R. H., Remington, R. L., and Montoya, Patricia, 2004, Structural setting and sequence architecture of a growth-faulted lowstand subbasin, Frio Formation, South Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 54, p. 237-246.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Treviño, R. H., 2004, Correlating sandstones within and between growth-faulted intraslope subbasins; rules and common correlation pitfalls: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 54, p. 91-97.

Hovorka, S. D., Romero, M. L., Warne, A. G., Ambrose, W. A., Tremblay, T. A., and Treviño, R. H., 2000, A tool to facilitate modeling and pilot projects for sequestration of carbon dioxide in saline formation: American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry, 6 p.

Treviño, R. H., Loucks, R. G., Brown, L. F., Jr., and Remington, R. L., 2003, General geology of the mid-Tertiary Block 889 field area, offshore Mustang Island, Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 53, p. 802–814.

Ambrose, W. A., Treviño, Ramón, Akhter, M. S., Barba, R. E., Dutton, S. P., Raeuchle, S. K., Wang, F. P., Guevara, E. H., Barrow, Kenneth, Muñoz, Pedro, Medina, Mileida, Agostini, Nelida, León, Alfredo, Parra, Nestor, and Delgado, Ismael, 1997, Structural and depositional controls on hydrocarbon production in estuarine, tidal-shelf, and valley-fill sequences in the Misoa Formation (Eocene), Maraven Bloque I Area, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela: Memorias del I Congreso Latinoamericano de Sedimentología, Sociedad Venezolana de Geólogia, v. 1, p. 45–52.

Treviño, R. H., Ambrose, W. A., Guevara, E. H., Akhter, M. S., Raeuchle, S. K., Muñoz, Pedro, Medina, Mileida, Agostini, Nélida, León, Alfredo, Parra, Nestor, and Delgado, Ismael, 1997, Reservoir architecture of the VLA-6/9/21 Area, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, in Shanley, K. W., and Perkins, B. F., eds., Shallow marine and nonmarine reservoirs: sequence stratigraphy, reservoir architecture and production characteristics: Gulf Coast Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation Eighteenth Annual Research Conference, p. 355–364.
Selected Committees
Treasurer, Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, 2004-2008

Treasurer, GCAGS Convention, 2002

Chairman, BEG Annual Evaluation Task Force, 2001
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