Bureau of Economic Geology

Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory


Staff

Dr. Charles Kerans

Dr. Charles Kerans

Principal Investigator

Email: ckerans@jsg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-4282

20 years experience in carbonate systems and sequence stratigraphy of Precambrian to Cretaceous age, including West Texas, Arctic Canada, northern Australia, Tunisia, and the Middle East.

Dr. Robert (Bob) G. Loucks

Dr. Robert (Bob) G. Loucks

Principal Investigator

Email: bob.loucks@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-0366

32 years of research, reservoir-characterization, and exploration experience with Texaco, Bureau of Economic Geology, Cities Service, and the ARCO Technology Center, where he worked for 17 years. His research interests include carbonate, siliciclastic, and mudstone sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, diagenesis, and reservoir characterization. Bob has worked in Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Middle East, North Africa, Far East, Alaska, and California.

F. Jerry Lucia

F. Jerry Lucia

Geological Engineer

Email: jerry.lucia@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-7367

31 years experience with Shell Oil in geology and geological engineering, 17 years at the Bureau of Economic Geology, studying methods of integrating geological and engineering data.

Dr. Xavier Janson

Dr. Xavier Janson

Carbonate Stratigrapher

Email: xavier.janson@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-9524

Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami (2002). 12 years experience in carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, seismic signature and petrophysics of carbonate rocks, seismic modeling from outcrop, and carbonate modern depositional environment.

Dr. Christopher K. Zahm

Dr. Christopher K. Zahm

Structural Geologist

Email: chris.zahm@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-3159

5 years experience with ConocoPhillips Technology working fractured reservoirs within worldwide portfolio with emphasis on fracture characterization, geomodeling, and flow modeling within discrete fracture networks.

Josh Lambert

Josh Lambert

Digital Outcrop Technician

Email: josh.lambert@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-6585

Associate Staff

Dr. Hongliu Zeng

Dr. Hongliu Zeng

Research Scientist

Email: hongliu.zeng@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-6382

3 years experience with Texaco, 7 years with the Bureau of Economic Geology, specializing in 3-D seismic processing, interpretation, modeling, and inversion.


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