a candidate for AAPG elected editor, is a distinguished
member-technical staff with Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque,
of Toledo, Ohio, Lorenz earned his bachelor's degree from
Oberlin College, and served in the Peace Corps, assigned
to Morocco. Upon his return, he earned his master's from
the University of South Carolina and worked for the U.S.
Geological Survey for two years, leaving the USGS to earn
his doctorate from Princeton University.
then joined joined Sandia Laboratories as a geologist-technical
staff in 1981. His research projects as he moved through
the ranks at Sandia have focused on reservoir characterization,
including a Multi-Well Experiment in Colorado, the San Juan
Basin and the Lisburne Limestone in Alaska.
work in the past 15 years has emphasized natural fracture
studies in the United States and internationally.
joined AAPG in 1982. AAPG activities include serving on
the Distinguished Lecturer Committee from 1990-96; he was
a Visiting Professional Geologist in 1990-91; was on the
Publications Committee from 1985-87; was a delegate to the
AAPG House of Delegates in 1994-97; and has been an AAPG
associate editor since 1991.
has presented a number of technical papers at AAPG and other
professional meetings, and has published numerous publications
through both his AAPG and Sandia activities. He also has
authored Triassic-Jurassic Rift Basin Sedimentology in 1988
and Energy Frontiers in the Rockies, published by the Albuquerque
awards include the Jules Braunstein Award in 1988 and the
Levorsen Award in 1990. He has been secretary/treasurer
of the AAPG Rocky Mountain Section in 2000 and also in 1989.
professional affiliations include SEPM, the Society of Petroleum
Engineers and the Albuquerque Geological Society, of which
he is a past president.