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Teaching

I teach Earth-Energy-Environment, Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Subsurface Methods, Petroleum Geology for Geoscientists, Reservoir Characterization, and Reservoir Seminar.

Petroleum Geology

Earth, Energy, Environment (GEOL 1033). Explores Earth and its energy resources. Introduces physical geology and geological energy resources (formation, composition, extraction, use, environmental impacts). The primary focus is fossil energy (oil, gas, coal, conventional, unconventional), additional energy sources (geothermal, hydropower, biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, critical energy minerals and metals, solar, wind), and related topics including geological carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

Petroleum Geology for Geoscientists (GEOL 4133). Discusses the origin and distribution of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, source rocks, traps, seals, reservoir rock properties, exploration methods (well logs, core-to-log calibration, pay determination, subsurface mapping, 3-D seismic interpretation), reservoir geology, and reserves calculations.

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Reservoir Characterization

Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (GPHY 3423). Addresses conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, basic sedimentary and structural geology, the petroleum system, source rocks, migration, types of traps and seals, reservoir rock properties, exploration and development methods, and volumetric reserves calculations.

Reservoir Characterization (GEOL 6970). Introduces concepts and methods of geological reservoir characterization using subsurface and outcrop data. The course explores each topic through lectures, in-class exercises, homework assignments, term projects, and a field trip to beautiful Colorado. Introduction to the petroleum system and reservoir characterization, sedimentary and reservoir-rock properties, reservoir stratigraphy, heterogeneity, and flow units, conventional and unconventional reservoir types, well logs and pay determination, electrofacies classification, well-log and seismic-based correlation and mapping, volumetric reserves estimation, case studies.

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Petroleum Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

Subsurface Methods (GEOL 4233). Addresses concepts and methods of subsurface data analysis and modeling as applied to sedimentary rocks that commonly form subsurface reservoirs and aquifers. Various geoscience data (e.g., cores, well logs, seismic) are analyzed and used to construct 2D and 3-D subsurface models to evaluate and interpret geological features, geophysical characteristics, and petrophysical properties. (Sp)