Expert in Geology, Geomechanics, Subsurface Integrity and Risking, Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities, and Oil and Gas Fields
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas
|Year: 1987||Degree: Ph.D||Subject: Geology||Institution: Purdue University|
|Year: 1982||Degree: MS||Subject: Geology||Institution: Arizona State University|
|Year: 1979||Degree: BA||Subject: Geology||Institution: Rutgers University|
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Research Scientist||Department: Center for Petroleum and Geosystems||Responsibilities: Expert has been Senior Research Scientist at this U.S. university's Center for Petroleum and Geosystems engineering for two years.|
|Years: 2011 to 2015||Employer: ConocoPhillips Company||Title: Principal Geomechanist||Department:||Responsibilities: Overburden/reservoir geomechanics; co-developed Subsurface Containment Assurance program for global deployment to all asset typ0es|
|Years: 1990 to 2010||Employer: University of Nevada, Reno||Title: Foundation Professor of Geological Engineering and Geomechanics||Department: Geological Sciences and Engineering||Responsibilities: Expert was Professor of Geological Engineering and Geomechanics at this U.S. university from 2000 to 2010. Prior to this time, he was Associate Professor of Geological Engineering (1995-2000) and Assistant Professor of Geological Engineering (1990-95).|
|Years: 1988 to 1990||Employer: NASA||Title: NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Department: Goddard Space Flight Center||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Rock Mechanics Association (Founder and Charter Member, 1996-present)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (2013-present)
International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Member, 2013-present); Charter Member of Reservoir Structure and Geomechanics Division, 2013)
American Geophysical Union (Member, 1981-present); Physical Properties of Earth Materials (PPEM: Steering Group, 1996-98).
Geological Society of America (Member, 1991-present; Fellow, 2016).
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Licensed Professional Geologist (#11755) by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (April 2014-present)
Certificate, “Human Dimensions of Organizations, with concentration in Organizational Improvement,” The University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2017)
|Foundation Professor of Geological Engineering and Geomechanics, Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno (2011)
Visiting Professor, Université Montpellier II, France (2011)
Foundation Professor, University of Nevada, Reno (2010-11)
Director of Graduate Programs and Webmaster, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (2010-11)
Coordinator, Geological Engineering Programs, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (2008-11)
Visiting Invited Professor, OrsayTerra, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay (Paris XI), France (2003 and 2007)
Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). Standing Committee appointments include the Energy Resources, Research and Technology Committee and the Environment and Safety Committee.
Fellow of the Geological Society of America (2016)
|Awards / Recognition|
|2016 Completions Optimization and Technology Region Award from SPE’s Gulf Coast North America Region
ConocoPhillips' Special Recognition Award for Subsurface Containment Analysis; SPIRIT Award for Innovation (for wastewater disposal and field assessment for subsurface containment assurance -- the organization's highest award; and Certificate of Appreciation for Company-Wide Knowledge Sharing.
Foundation Professor of Geological Engineering and Geomechanics -- among the highest honors given to faculty at the University of Nevada for outstanding and sustained excellence in teaching, research, and service.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has two U.S. patent applications. He has authored ~120 papers, books, and chapters; more than 250 abstracts and contributed presentations; and 76 invited presentations. He has participated in a variety of panels and work groups in the oil and gas industry as well.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|As an expert witness, he can opine on geology, geomechanics, and subsurface integrity related to oil and gas fields and underground natural gas storage.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert was an Instructor for TopCorp oil and gas industry State regulators.|