Quinn Passey is the Senior Formation Evaluation Consultant for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. He earned a BS degree in Geology from BYU in 1978, and continued his graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology with a M.S. and PhD in Planetary Science and Geology. He has numerous external publications on topics ranging from planetary geology, meteoroid breakup, earth-crossing asteroids, isostatic basin rebound, and various topics in petrophysics – including papers on source rock evaluation from well logs, interpretation of high-angle and horizontal wells, and an AAPG book addressing thin-bed formation evaluation. He is recipient of the 2011 AAPG-EMD Best Paper Award, 2011 SPWLA Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, and 2005-06 SPWLA Meritorious Service Award. Quinn has been an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (Europe) and an SPWLA Distinguished Speaker. Current research is on the geological and petrophysical properties of fine-grained reservoirs. He is a member of AAPG, SPE, SPWLA, AGU, and HGS.