J. Frederick (Rick) Sarg received his Ph.D. (1976) in Carbonate Sedimentology and Stratigraphy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rick has extensive petroleum exploration and production experience in research, supervisory, and operational assignments with Exxon (1976-90), Mobil Technology Company (1992-99) where he attained the position of Research Scientist, and with ExxonMobil Exploration (2000-05) where he was Stratigraphy Coordinator. Rick was a member of the exploration research group at Exxon that developed sequence stratigraphy, where his emphasis was on carbonate sequences. He has worldwide experience in integrated seismic-well-outcrop interpretation of carbonate sequences, and has authored or co-authored 33 papers on carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy. Currently, Rick is a Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. Rick’s current projects include low-porosity, fractured carbonate reservoirs in Abu Dhabi; lacustrine carbonates and stratigraphy of the Green River Formation in Colorado, and the Bakken unconventional shale oil resource play.
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado