About Me


     My expertise rests in integrated high-resolution siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology and ichnology. Peripheral interests include paleo-topography, sediment body geometry, structure, as well as regional and sub-regional scale kinematic analysis, including the timing of fluid migration and trap development. I am an active member in various professional and technical organizations and I continue participating in technical development courses in an effort to provide small- to medium-sized independent upstream oil and gas firms affordable access to leading-edge technologies used by industry majors and up-to-date innovations seen in research undertaken at well-regarded academic institutions.

     It is common practice for field geologists to collect and work with multiple diverse data sets. In my role as a field geologist, I have worked on dozens of field-based investigations all requiring multi-disciplined approaches and highly integrated data. I have conducted and worked geologic research projects in siliciclastic and carbonate systems in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Grand Cayman Islands, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, offshore Angola, offshore Gulf of Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

     Field-based investigators must remain up-to-date and possess solid insights into geological questions asked by academia and industry. Furthermore, the geologist needs a keen eye for identifying and efficiently synthesize additional beneficial data sets. Experience must provide 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional information suitable for discipline-specific inquiries in formats best suitable for basic research, including multi-disciplinary industry technical teams and management.

     At present, only a  few select geoscience graduates coming out of university can readily meet head-on the challenges faced each day in industry and ongoing scientific research.

     In my current professional role as a Consulting Petroleum Geologist, I am focused in on economic exploration and development for oil and natural gas deposits, the generation of oil and gas prospects, as well as evaluations for asset acquisition and devestiture, and conduct systematic studies for exploitation of existing properties. I continue basic scientific research and geologic collaboration through field studies using outcrop, subsurface and core-based data and journal research. I am currently writing and delivering stratigraphic and sedimentological papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

     Please feel free to contact me to learn more.


     Click here to view my doctoral abstract.

     Consulting Petroleum Geologist, 2020 - Present

     Senior Geologist Exploration and Development - Spindletop Oil & Gas Company, 2008 - 2020

     Ph.D. Candidate - University of Texas at Dallas, 2000 - 2008 Geology

     B. S. - Southern Methodist University, 1999 Geology


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