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

Geology of National Parks

Geology of National Parks (GEOL 1023). The amazing landforms and geologic features within the National Parks have a story to tell about their geologic history and tectonic setting, and are important for illustrating and describing concepts related to Earth processes and geologic time. This course blends an introduction to geology with geologic concepts as they apply to selected National Parks.

Earth, Energy, Environment

Earth, Energy, Environment (GEOL 1033). Introduces physical geology and the link to global energy resources - their origin, properties, abundance, distribution in and on Earth, and environmental challenges. Emphasizes the advantages, disadvantages, and misconceptions of each energy resource. Also explores hydrogen as an energy resource, critical minerals and metals for energy applications, and possible methods to capture and store CO2.

Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

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.

Petroleum Geology

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.

Subsurface Methods

Subsurface Methods (GEOL 4233). Concepts and methods of subsurface geoscience data analysis, modeling, and interpretation. Data integration (core, well logs, 3-D seismic, outcrops) to evaluate, map, model, and interpret subsurface geological characteristics and formation property heterogeneity. Application to subsurface reservoirs and aquifers related to energy (oil, gas, geothermal, hydrogen), water, and CO2 storage.