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.
Carbon Storage / Sequestration
Sequence stratigraphic interpretation / reservoir characterization
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