LiDAR

Graduate Students


Doctoral Students

David David Duarte
PhD Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
MS Geology, Univeristy of Oklahoma
BS Geology, Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia
dduarte@ou.edu
Research Topic

Diagenesis, chemostratigraphy, and reservoir characteristics of fine-grained Mississippian strata, Ardmore Basin, Oklahoma

David David A. Lubo-Robles
PhD Student, Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
(co-Advisors: Dr. Marfurt and Dr. Pranter)
MS Geophysics, Univeristy of Oklahoma
BS Geophysical Engineering (Cum Laude), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
davidlubo@ou.edu
Research Topic

Development and application of modern machine learning and pattern recognition techniques; quantitative interpretation, pre-stack inversion, and seismic attribute analysis for petroleum exploration and development

Javier J. Javier Téllez-Rodríguez
PhD Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
MS Geology, University of Oklahoma
BS Geological Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
jjtellezr@ou.edu
Research Topic

Integrated characterization of tight siliciclastic reservoirs: examples from the Cretaceous Burro Canyon Formation, Colorado and Mississippian Meramec strata, 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

TBD

Spencer Spencer M. Corbett
MS Student, Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
BS Geophysics, Southern Methodist University
spencer.corbett-1@ou.edu
Research Topic

Seismic structural characterization and reservoir-quality modeling using using machine learning and multi-attribute analysis, Cretaceous Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Hannah Hannah M. Morgan
MS Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
BS Geology, University of Oklahoma
hannah.m.morgan-1@ou.edu
Research Topic

Sedimentology, chemostratigraphy, and stratigraphic architecture of the Lower Cretaceous Burro Canyon Formation, Nine-Mile Canyon, Colorado

Ryan Ryan M. Rosol
MS Student, Geology, University of Oklahoma
BS Geology, University of Oklahoma
rosol@ou.edu
Research Topic

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and reservoir quality of the Pennsyvlanian (Missourian) Marchand Sandstone, 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

Sedimentology, petrography, and reservoir quality of the Caney Shale, southern Oklahoma


Past Graduate Students & Research Staff

Lindy M. Dingmore, Master of Science, 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, 2020
Dissertation PDF: Integrated reservoir characterization of a mixed siliciclastic-carbonate system, Mississippian strata of northern and central Oklahoma
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: Stratigraphic and lithofacies control on pore characteristics of Mississippian limestone and chert reservoirs of north-central Oklahoma, Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4, p. T1001–T1022.

Hope Williams, Master of Science in Geophysics, 2020
Thesis PDF (completed and available May 2021): 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, 2019
Thesis PDF (completed and available December 2020): Stratigraphic variability of Mississippian Meramec chemofacies and petrophysical properties using Machine Learning and geostatistical modeling, STACK trend, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

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

Garrett J. Hickman, Master of Science, 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, 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

Puntira Henglai, Master of Science, 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, 2018
Thesis PDF: Regional stratigraphy and organic richness of the Mississippian Meramec and associated strata, Anadarko Basin, central Oklahoma
Article PDF: 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, Shale Shaker, vol. 70, no. 2, p. 50-79.

Kelsey D. Lewis, Master of Science, 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 PDF: 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, Society for Sedimentary Geology, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 4-10.

Sarah A. Clark, Master of Science, 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 PDF: 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, p. T1117-1139.

Niles Wethington, Master of Science, 2017
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture of the Mississippian Limestone through integrated electrofacies classification, Hardtner Field area, Kansas and Oklahoma
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: 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, p. T1095-T1115.

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

Burak Salantur, Master of Science, 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, 2015
Thesis PDF: Stratigraphic architecture, facies characteristics, and distribution of deepwater deposits, Colony Granite Wash, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Katherine M. Lindzey, Master of Science, 2015
Thesis PDF: Geologically constrained seismic characterization and 3-D reservoir modeling of Mississippian reservoirs, north-central Anadarko Shelf, Oklahoma
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: Lindzey, K. M., M. J. Pranter, and K. J. Marfurt, 2017, 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 116.

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

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

Anna M. Turnini, Master of Science, 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 PDF: Turnini, A. M., M. J. Pranter, K. J. Marfurt, 2017, 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 116.

John L. McFadden, Jr., Master of Science, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2013
Thesis PDF: Geological controls on formation water salinity distribution, southeastern Greater Natural Buttes Field, Uinta Basin, Utah

Aya El Attar, Master of Science, 2013
Thesis PDF: Regional stratigraphy, elemental chemostratigraphy, and organic richness of the Niobrara Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: 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.

Daniel B. Allen, Master of Science, 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.

Gabriela I. Keeton, Master of Science, 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 PDF: Keeton, G. I., M. J. Pranter, E. R. (Gus) Gustason, and R. D. Cole, 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, p. 1929-1956.

Christopher M. Rybowiak, Master of Science, 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, 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, 2011
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture of the lower Williams Fork Formation, (middle Mesaverde
Group), Douglas Creek Arch, Colorado

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

Sait Baytok, Master of Science, 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 PDF: 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, p. 203-222.

Alicia C. (Hewlett) Deaton, Master of Science, 2010
Thesis PDF: Fluvial architecture and static connectivity of the Williams Fork Formation
central Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: Fluvial architecture and connectivity of the Williams Fork Formation: use of outcrop analogues for stratigraphic characterisation and reservoir modelling, in T. Good, J. Howell, A. W. Martinius, eds., Sediment-body geometry and heterogeneity: analogue studies for modelling the subsurface, The Geological Society of London, Special Publication, vol. 387, 308 p.

Rachel V. Shaak, Master of Science, 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, 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, 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, 2007
Thesis PDF: Sandstone-body connectivity in a meandering-fluvial system: an example
from the Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: 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, p. 899-923.

Quentin A. German, Master of Science, 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 PDF: ModDRE: A program to model deepwater reservoir elements using geomorphic and stratigraphic constraints: Computers & Geosciences, v. 32, p. 1205-1220.

Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: 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: Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 12, p. 29-40.

Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: Deepwater reservoir modeling using sequence-stratigraphic and geomorphic constraints: Society of Petroleum Engineers, Annual Technical Conference Proceedings, SPE 95952, p. 1-11, Dallas, Texas.

Marielis F. Vargas, Master of Science, 2004
Thesis PDF: Characterization and modeling of fluvial sandstone distribution and
static connectivity, Williams Fork Formation, Rulison Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Peer-Reviewed Article PDF: 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, p. 158-172.

Amanda I. Ellison, Master of Science, 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 PDF: Modeling and analysis of intermediate-scale reservoir heterogeneity based on a fluvial point-bar outcrop analog, Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA: AAPG Bulletin, vol. 91, p. 1025-1051.

Colette B. Hirstius, Master of Science, 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 PDF: Scales of lateral petrophysical heterogeneity within dolomite lithofacies as determined from outcrop analogs: Implications for 3-D reservoir modeling: AAPG Bulletin, vol. 89, p. 645-662.


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