J. Frederick 'Rick' Sarg received his Ph.D. (1976) in Carbonate Sedimentology and Stratigraphy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has extensive petroleum exploration and production experience in research, supervisory, and operational assignments with Mobil (1976), Exxon (1976-90), as an Independent Consultant (1990-92), with Mobil Technology Company (1992-99) where he attained the position of Research Scientist, and with ExxonMobil Exploration (2000-05). Rick achieved the position of Chief Stratigraphy at ExxonMobil Exploration Company. Rick was a member of the exploration research group at Exxon that developed sequence stratigraphy, where his emphasis was on carbonate sequence concepts. He has worldwide exploration and production experience in integrated seismic-well-outcrop interpretation carbonate and mixed system stratigraphic sequences; and has authored or co-authored 40 papers on carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy. In August of 2006, Rick joined the Colorado School of Mines as a Research Professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. Rick’s current projects at CSM include low permeability carbonate mudrocks; and the lacustrine carbonates and stratigraphy of the Green River Formation in Colorado. Rick served as President of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) (2004-05), and is currently the President of the SEPM Foundation. Rick has been awarded the 2013 Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award by the AAPG.