LiDAR

Graduate Students


Doctoral Students

Caf Abidin B. Caf
PhD Student, Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
MS Geophysics, Univeristy of Oklahoma
BS Geophysical Engineering, Ankara University, Turkey
berkcaf@ou.edu
Research Topic

Quantitative seismic interpretation and machine learning for subsurface characterization, modeling, and resource and storage assessments

Anna Anna M. Turnini
PhD Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
MS Geology, Univeristy of Oklahoma
BS Geological Engineering, Michigan Technological University
anna.hermesmeyer@gmail.com
Research Topic

Statewide assessment of CO2 storage capacity, injectivity, transport, and reactivity potential, Arbuckle Group, Oklahoma


Masters Students

Grace Grace S. Barber
MS Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
BS Geology, University of Oklahoma
grace.s.barber-1@ou.edu
Research Topic

Stratigraphy and reservoir characteristics of the Springer-Goddard Shale, southeastern Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Brittany Brittany V. Stroud
MS Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
BS Geology, University of Oklahoma
brittany.v.stroud-1@ou.edu
Research Topic

Regional variability of Caney Shale elemental composition, mineralogy, and petrophysical properties, Ardmore Basin, Oklahoma


Past Graduate Students & Research Staff

David A. Lubo-Robles, Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics, 2022
Dissertation PDF (completed and available May 2024): Combining seismic attributes and machine learning for seismic facies analysis

Peer-Reviewed Article: Lubo-Robles, D., D. Devegowda, V. Jayaram, H. Bedle, K. J. Marfurt, and M. J. Pranter, 2022, Quantifying the sensitivity of seismic facies classification to seismic attribute selection: An explainable machine-learning study, Interpretation, vol. 10, no. 3 (August 2022), 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/INT-2021-0173.1

Peer-Reviewed Article: Lubo-Robles, D., T. Ha, S. Laksmivarahan, K. J. Marfurt, and M. J. Pranter, 2021, Exhaustive Probabilistic Neural Network for attribute selection and supervised seismic facies classification, Interpretation, vol. 9, no. 2 (April 2021); p. T421–T441, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0102.1

David Duarte, Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, 2021
Dissertation PDF (completed and available May 2023): Stratigraphic and diagenetic controls on petrofacies and reservoir-quality variability using semi-supervised and supervised machine learning methods: Sycamore Formation, Sho-Vel-Tum Field, Oklahoma, USA

Peer-Reviewed Article: Duarte, D., M. Benmadi, R. D. Elmore, M. J. Pranter, and R. Slatt, 2021, Diagenetic controls on reservoir quality of a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic system: Sycamore Formation, Sho-Vel-Tum Field, Oklahoma, USA. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 134 (December 2021), 13 p., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105375

Hannah M. Morgan, Master of Science in Geology, 2021
Thesis PDF: Sedimentology, chemofacies, and stratigraphic architecture of the Lower Cretaceous Burro Canyon Formation, Ninemile Hill, Unaweep Canyon, Colorado

J. Javier Téllez-Rodríguez, Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, 2021
Dissertation PDF (completed and available May 2022): Integrated characterization of tight siliciclastic reservoirs: examples from the Cretaceous Burro Canyon Formation, Colorado, and Mississippian Meramec strata, Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Tellez, J., M. J. Pranter, C. H. Sondergeld, C. S. Rai, J. Fu, H. Han, S. Dang, and C. McLain, 2021, Mechanical stratigraphy of Mississippian strata using machine learning and seismic-based reservoir characterization and modeling, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma. Interpretation, vol. 9, no. 2 (April 2021); p. SE53–SE71, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0167.1

Peer-Reviewed Article: Tellez, J. J., M. J. Pranter, and R. D. Cole, 2020, Fluvial architecture and sequence stratigraphy of the Burro Canyon Formation, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado, Interpretation, vol. 8, no. 4 (November 2020); p. T1037–T1055, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2019-0215.1

Lindy M. Dingmore, Master of Science in Geology, 2020
Thesis PDF (completed and available July 2023): Stratigraphic variability of mineralogy, rock types, and total porosity of the Wolfcamp Formation using multi-mineral petrophysical analysis, Northwest Shelf, Delaware Basin

Fnu "Ming" Suriamin, Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, 2020
Dissertation PDF: Integrated reservoir characterization of a mixed siliciclastic-carbonate system, Mississippian strata of northern and central Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: Suriamin, F., and M. J. Pranter, 2021, Lithofacies, depositional, and diagenetic controls on the reservoir quality of the Mississippian mixed siliciclastic-carbonate system, eastern Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, USA. Interpretation, vol. 9, no. 3 (July 2021); p. T881–T910, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0165.1

Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: Suriamin, F., and M. J. Pranter, 2018, Stratigraphic and lithofacies control on pore characteristics of Mississippian limestone and chert reservoirs of north-central Oklahoma, Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4 (November 2018), p. T1001-T1022, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2017-0204.1

Hope Williams, Master of Science in Geophysics, 2020
Thesis PDF: Seismic-constrained lithology prediction and reservoir-quality modeling using pre-stack inversion and Bayesian classification, Mississippian Meramec strata, eastern Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Laynie Hardisty, Master of Science in Geology, 2019
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic variability of Mississippian Meramec chemofacies and petrophysical properties using Machine Learning and geostatistical modeling, STACK trend, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Hardisty, L., M. J. Pranter, D. Devegowda, K. J. Marfurt, C. H. Sondergeld, C. S. Rai, I. Gupta, H. Han, S. Dang, C. McLain, R. Larese, 2021, Stratigraphic variability of Mississippian Meramec chemofacies and petrophysical properties using machine learning and geostatistical modeling, STACK trend, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma. Interpretation, vol. 9, no. 3 (August 2021); p. T987–T1007, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0169.1

Michael Miller, Master of Science in Geology, 2019
Thesis PDF: Mississippian Meramec lithologies and petrophysical property variability, STACK trend, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Miller, M., M. J. Pranter, D. Devegowda, I. Gupta, K. J. Marfurt, C. H. Sondergeld, C. S. Rai, C. McLain, R. Larese, and J. Packwood, 2021, Mississippian Meramec lithologies and petrophysical property variability, stack trend, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma. Interpretation, vol. 9, no. 2 (April 2021); p. SE1–SE21, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0161.1

Garrett J. Hickman, Master of Science in Geology, 2018
Thesis PDF: Parasequence-scale stratigraphic variability of lithology and porosity of Mississippian Meramec reservoirs and the relationship to production characteristics, STACK trend, Oklahoma

Katherine A. Drummond, Master of Science in Geology, 2018
Thesis PDF: Regional stratigraphy and proximal to distal variation of lithology and porosity within a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic system, Meramec and Osage series (Mississippian), central Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Drummond, K., M. J. Pranter, and G. M. Grammer, 2021, Regional stratigraphy and proximal-to-distal variation of lithology and porosity within a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic system, Mississippian strata of northern and central Oklahoma. Interpretation, vol. 9, no. 4 (November 2021); p. T1111–T1131, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0170.1

Puntira Henglai, Master of Science in Geology, 2018
Thesis PDF: Sequence-stratigraphic and facies control on reservoir quality and productivity of Early to Middle Miocene fluvial and tide-dominated deltaic deposits, Formation 2, Gulf of Thailand

Joshua C. Miller, Master of Science in Geology, 2018
Thesis PDF: Regional stratigraphy and organic richness of the Mississippian Meramec and associated strata, Anadarko Basin, central Oklahoma

Article: Miller, J. C., M. J. Pranter, and A. B. Cullen, 2019, Regional stratigraphy and organic richness of the Mississippian Meramec and associated strata, Anadarko Basin, central Oklahoma, The Shale Shaker, vol. 70, no. 2 (March/April 2019), p. 50-79.

Kelsey D. Lewis, Master of Science in Geology, 2018
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture of the Burro Canyon Formation using UAV-based photogrammetry and outcrop-based modeling: implications for reservoir performance, Rattlesnake Canyon, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Lewis, K. D., M. J. Pranter, Z. A. Reza, and R. D. Cole, 2018, Fluvial architecture of the Burro Canyon Formation using UAV-based photogrammetry and outcrop-based modeling: implications for reservoir performance, Rattlesnake Canyon, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado, The Sedimentary Record, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 4-10 (September 2018), https://doi.org/10.2110/sedred.2018.3

Sarah A. Clark, Master of Science in Geology, 2018
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture of the Burro Canyon Formation using UAV-based photogrammetry and outcrop-based modeling: implications for reservoir performance, Escalante Canyon, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Clark, S. A., M. J. Pranter, Z. A. Reza, and R. D. Cole, 2018, Fluvial architecture of the Burro Canyon Formation using unmanned aerial vehicle-based photogrammetry and outcrop-based modeling: Implications for reservoir performance, Escalante Canyon, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado. Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4 (November 2018), p. T1117-1139, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2018-0091.1

Niles Wethington, Master of Science in Geology, 2017
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture of the Mississippian Limestone through integrated electrofacies classification, Hardtner Field area, Kansas and Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Wethington, N., and M. J. Pranter, 2018, Stratigraphic architecture of the Mississippian limestone through integrated electrofacies classification, Hardtner field area, Kansas and Oklahoma, Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4 (November 2018), p. T1095-T1115, https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2018-0042.1

Doğa Şenoğlu, Master of Science in Geology, 2017
Thesis PDF: Reservoir characterization and modeling of the Desmoinesian Series Granite Wash, Buffalo Wallow Field, Anadarko Basin, Texas

Burak Salantur, Master of Science in Geology, 2016
Thesis PDF: Continuity, connectivity, and reservoir characteristics of Desmoinesian fan-delta conglomerates and sandstones, Elk City Field, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Cori D. Holmes, Master of Science in Geology, 2015
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture, facies characteristics, and distribution of deepwater deposits, Colony Granite Wash, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Katherine M. Lindzey, Master of Science in Geology, 2015
Thesis PDF: Geologically constrained seismic characterization and 3-D reservoir modeling of Mississippian reservoirs, north-central Anadarko Shelf, Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Lindzey, K. M., M. J. Pranter, and K. J. Marfurt, 2019, Lithological and petrophysical controls on production of the Mississippian limestone, northeastern Woods County, Oklahoma, in G. M. Grammer, J. M. Gregg, J. O. Puckette, P. Jaiswal, S. J. Mazzullo, M. J. Pranter, and R. H. Goldstein, eds., Mississippian reservoirs of the midcontinent: AAPG Memoir 122 (https://doi.org/10.1306/AAPG122) (January 2019), p. 541–560, https://doi.org/10.1306/13632163M1161925

Alyssa M. Karis, Master of Science in Geology, 2015
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphy and reservoir characteristics of the Marmaton Series (Pennsylvanian) Granite Wash, southern Anadarko Basin

Colton B. Birch, Master of Science in Geology, 2015
Thesis PDF: Reservoir-scale stratigraphy, sedimentology and porosity characteristics of Mississippian reservoirs, northeastern Anadarko Shelf, Oklahoma

Anna M. Turnini, Master of Science in Geology, 2015
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic and structural controls on Mississippian limestone and tripolitic chert reservoir distribution using seismic-constrained reservoir characterization and modeling, northern Oklahoma

Peer-Reviewed Article: Turnini, A. M., M. J. Pranter, and K. J. Marfurt, 2019, Mississippian limestone and chert reservoirs, Tonkawa field, north-central Oklahoma, in G. M. Grammer, J. M. Gregg, J. O. Puckette, P. Jaiswal, S. J. Mazzullo, M. J. Pranter, and R. H. Goldstein, eds., Mississippian reservoirs of the midcontinent: AAPG Memoir 122 (https://doi.org/10.1306/AAPG122) (January 2019), p. 489–511, https://doi.org/10.1306/13632160M1161925

John L. McFadden, Jr., Master of Science in Geology, 2015
Thesis PDF: Depositional environment and reservoir characteristics of the upper Mesaverde Group, upper Philadelphia Creek, Douglas Creek Arch, Colorado

Chelsea A. Fenn, Master of Science in Geology, 2014
Thesis PDF: Outcrop to subsurface reservoir characterization of the lower Mesaverde Group, Red Wash Field, Uinta Basin and Douglas Creek Arch, Utah and Colorado

Jeremy D. Ring, Master of Science in Geology, 2014
Thesis PDF: Petrophysical evaluation of lithology and mineral distribution with an emphasis on feldspars and clays, middle and upper Williams Fork Formation, Grand Valley Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Ryan J. Sharma, Master of Science in Geology, 2013
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture and sequence stratigraphy of the upper Williams Fork Formation, Plateau Creek Canyon, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Tuba Evsan, Master of Science in Geology, 2013
Thesis PDF: Geological controls on formation water salinity distribution, southeastern Greater Natural Buttes Field, Uinta Basin, Utah

Aya El Attar, Master of Science in Geology, 2013
Thesis PDF: Regional stratigraphy, elemental chemostratigraphy, and organic richness of the Niobrara Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: El Attar, A., and M. J. Pranter, 2016, Regional stratigraphy, elemental chemostratigraphy, and organic richness of the Niobrara Member of the Mancos Shale, Piceance Basin, Colorado, AAPG Bulletin, v. 100, no. 3 (March 2016), p. 345–377, https://doi.org/10.1306/12071514127

Daniel B. Allen, Master of Science in Geology, 2013
Thesis PDF: Geologically constrained electrofacies classification of fluvial deposits: an example from the Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Uinta and Piceance basins

Peer-Reviewed Article: Allen, D. B., and M. J. Pranter, 2016, Geologically constrained electrofacies classification of fluvial deposits: an example from the Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Uinta and Piceance basins, AAPG Bulletin, v. 100, no. 12 (December 2016), p. 1775-1801, https://doi.org/10.1306/05131614229

Gabriela I. Keeton, Master of Science in Geology, 2012
Thesis PDF: Characterization of fluvial sandstones based on outcrop spectral-gamma-ray data and borehole images, Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Keeton, G. I., M. J. Pranter, R. D. Cole, and E. R. (Gus) Gustason, 2015, Stratigraphic architecture of fluvial deposits from borehole images, spectral-gamma-ray response, and outcrop analogs, Piceance Basin, Colorado, AAPG Bulletin, v. 99, no. 10 (October 2015), p. 1929-1956, https://doi.org/10.1306/05071514025

Christopher M. Rybowiak, Master of Science in Geology, 2012
Thesis PDF: Evaluation of measured and facies-based effective permeability and the significance for reservoir mapping and connectivity

Jayne A. ("Ali") Sloan, Master of Science in Geology, 2012
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture and connectivity of a low net:gross fluvial system: combining outcrop analogs and multiple-point geostatistical modeling, lower Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Ericka S. Harper, Master of Science in Geology, 2011
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture of the lower Williams Fork Formation, (middle Mesaverde Group), Douglas Creek Arch, Colorado

Kimberly S. Hlava, Master of Science in Geology, 2011
Thesis PDF: Sequence-stratigraphic controls on reservoir-scale architecture of the middle Mesaverde Group, Douglas Creek Arch, Colorado

Sait Baytok, Master of Science in Geology, 2010
Thesis PDF: Seismic investigation and attribute analysis of faults and fractures within a tight-gas sandstone reservoir: Williams Fork Formation, Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Baytok, S., and M. J. Pranter, 2013, Fault and fracture distribution within a tight-gas sandstone reservoir: Mesaverde Group, Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado, U.S.A., Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 19, no. 3 (August 2013), p. 203-222, https://doi.org/10.1144/petgeo2011-093

Alicia C. (Hewlett) Deaton, Master of Science in Geology, 2010
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture and static connectivity of the Williams Fork Formation central Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Pranter, M. J., A. C. Hewlett, R. D. Cole, H. Wang, and J. R. Gilman, 2014, Fluvial architecture and connectivity of the Williams Fork Formation: use of outcrop analogues for stratigraphic characterisation and reservoir modelling, in A. W. Martinius, J. A. Howell, and T. R. Good, eds., Sediment-body geometry and heterogeneity: analogue studies for modelling the subsurface, The Geological Society of London, Special Publication (https://doi.org/10.1144/SP387), vol. 387 (January 2014), p. 57-83, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP387.1

Rachel V. Shaak, Master of Science in Geology, 2010
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture of shallow-marine to coastal-plain parasequences: lower Williams Fork Formation, southeastern Piceance Basin, Colorado

Dr. Xiangyang Xie, Research Associate, 2009-2010
Sedimentology
Stratigraphy

Brandon N. Binford, Master of Science in Geology, 2009
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture and connectivity of high-sinuousity fluvial sandstone bodies in Coal Canyon, Colorado, with subsurface comparison to Grand Valley Field

Jill M. Haynie, Master of Science in Geology, 2009
Thesis PDF: Characterization and modeling of petrofacies and pore-volume distribution within a gas-storage reservoir, Ray Reef Field, southern Michigan Basin, Michigan

Nicholas K. Sommer, Master of Science in Geology, 2007
Thesis PDF: Sandstone-body connectivity in a meandering-fluvial system: an example from the Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Pranter, M J., and N. K. Sommer, 2011, Static connectivity of fluvial sandstones in a lower coastal-plain setting: An example from the Upper Cretaceous lower Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado, AAPG Bulletin, vol. 95, no. 6 (June 2011), p. 899-923, https://doi.org/10.1306/12091010008

Quentin A. German, Master of Science in Geology, 2006
Thesis PDF: Analysis of fluvial sandstone-body characteristics and architecture within a high net-to-gross system, upper Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Dr. Zulfiquar A. Reza, Research Associate, 2004-2006
Reservoir modeling, Petroleum Engineering
Geostatistics, Flow Simulation
Peer-Reviewed Article: Reza, Z. A., M. J. Pranter, and P. Weimer, 2006, ModDRE: A program to model deepwater reservoir elements using geomorphic and stratigraphic constraints: Computers & Geosciences, vol. 32, no. 8 (October 2006), p. 1205-1220, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2005.11.004

Peer-Reviewed Article: Pranter, M. J., Z. A. Reza, and D. A. Budd, 2006, Reservoir-scale characterization and multiphase fluid-flow modeling of lateral petrophysical heterogeneity within dolomite facies of the Madison Formation, Sheep Canyon and Lysite Mountain, Wyoming, USA, Petroleum Geoscience, v. 12, no. 1 (February 2006), p. 29-40, https://doi.org/10.1144/1354-079305-660

Article: Pranter, M. J., Z. A. Reza, and P. Weimer, 2005, Deepwater reservoir modeling using sequence-stratigraphic and geomorphic constraints: Society of Petroleum Engineers, Annual Technical Conference (October 2005), SPE 95952, 11 p., https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/10.2118/95952-MS

Marielis F. Vargas, Master of Science in Geology, 2004
Thesis PDF: Characterization and modeling of fluvial sandstone distribution and static connectivity, Williams Fork Formation, Rulison Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Pranter, M. J., M. F. Vargas, and T. L. Davis, 2008, Characterization and 3-D reservoir modeling of fluvial sandstones of the Williams Fork Formation, Rulison Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 2 (June 2008), p. 158-172, https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-2132/5/2/003

Amanda I. Ellison, Master of Science in Geology, 2004
Thesis PDF: Numerical modeling of heterogeneity within a fluvial point-bar deposit using outcrop and lidar data: Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Peer-Reviewed Article: Pranter, M. J., A. I. Ellison, R. D. Cole, and P. E. Patterson, 2007, Modeling and analysis of intermediate-scale reservoir heterogeneity based on a fluvial point-bar outcrop analog, Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado, AAPG Bulletin, vol. 91, no. 7 (July 2007), p. 1025-1051, https://doi.org/10.1306/02010706102

Colette B. Hirstius, Master of Science in Geology, 2003
Thesis PDF: Multiple scales of lateral petrophysical heterogeneity within dolomite lithofacies as determined from outcrop analogs: Implications for 3-D reservoir modeling

Peer-Reviewed Article: Pranter, M. J., C. B. Hirstius, and D. A. Budd, 2005, Scales of lateral petrophysical heterogeneity within dolomite lithofacies as determined from outcrop analogs: Implications for 3-D reservoir modeling: AAPG Bulletin, vol. 89, no. 5 (May 2005), p. 645-662, https://doi.org/10.1306/11300404049


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