Scott Cooper has spent the last 15 years working projects related to outcrop and subsurface fracture studies, CO2 sequestration, and additional energy related issues. He received a M.S. in geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2000 under Dr. Laurel Goodwin and Dr. John Lorenz; the thesis topic was “Deformation within a Basement-Cored Anticline: Teapot Dome, Wyoming”. Scott left Sandia National Laboratories, a United States Department of Energy research facility, as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in 2008. Since that time, he has worked as a consultant and instructor on naturally fractured reservoir issues, developing the consulting company FractureStudies LLC in partnership with John Lorenz.