John W. Snedden

John W. Snedden

  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas - B.A. Degree May, 1977.
  • Indiana University Geology Field Camp, Cardwell, Montana, Summer, 1977.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas - M.S. degree - December, 1979 Major: Geology. Thesis: "Stratigraphy and Environment of Deposition of the San Miguel Lignite Deposit, Northern McMullen and Southeastern Atascosa Counties, Texas". Major Professor: Dr. David G. Kersey.
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Ph.D. degree - December 1985. Support: LSU Alumni Federation Fellowship. Dissertation title: "Origin and Sedimentary Characteristics of Discrete Sand Beds in Modern Sediments of the Central Texas Continental Shelf". Major Professor: Dr. Dag Nummedal.
Institute for Geophysics, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Director, Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project, Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin, July 2011 to present. Promoted to Senior Research Scientist, Sept. 1, 2013.
  • ExxonMobil Production Deutschland GmbH. (Hannover, Germany) Lead Stratigrapher, Unconventional Exploration, March, 2010 to July, 2011.
  • ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. (Houston, Texas) Team Lead/Supervisor, Reservoir Connectivity, December, 2004 to March, 2010.
  • ExxonMobil Production Co. Inc. (Houston, Texas) Near-Field Wildcat Coordinator, February, 2004 to December, 2004.
  • ExxonMobil Exploration Co., Inc. (Houston, Texas) Skill Area Advisor, February 2000 to February 2004.
  • Mobil Exploration Norway, Inc. (Stavanger, Norway) Seismic sequence stratigrapher, July, 1998 to February 2000.
  • Mobil E&P Technology Center., (Dallas, Texas) Geological Research Advisor, Dec. 1990 to June, 1996 Senior Geological Research Advisor, June, 1996 to July, 1998.
  • Mobil Exploration Norway, Inc. (Stavanger, Norway) Senior Staff Geologist, Feb. 1988 to December, 1990.
  • Mobil Exploration and Producing Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Technical Specialist, January, 1986 to February, 1988.
  • Mobil Producing Texas and New Mexico, Inc. (Houston) Exploration Geologist, September, 1979 to August, 1983.
  • Mobil (Houston Exploration and Production)-Summer, 1978 Field mapping, Northwestern Arizona.
  • Snedden, J. W. 2014, Estimating effective shale area distributions from subsurface data: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 49C, p. 35-44 (online from Sept. 2013). DOI information: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.09.006
  • Snedden, J. W. 2013, Channel-body basal scours: observations from 3D seismic and importance for subsurface reservoir connectivity: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 39, p. 150-163.
  • Snedden, J. W., W. E. Galloway, T. L. Whiteaker and P. E. Ganey-Curry, 2012, Eastward shift of deep-water fan axes during the Miocene in the Gulf of Mexico: possible causes and models: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies GCAGS Journal, vol. 1, p. 131-144.
  • Snedden, J. W. and C. Liu, 2011, Recommendations for a uniform chronostratigraphic designation system for Phanerozoic depositional sequences: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 95, no. 7, p. 1095-1122.
  • Snedden, J. W., Tillman, R. W., and S. J. Culver, 2011, Genesis and evolution of a mid-shelf, storm-built sand ridge, New Jersey Continental Shelf, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 534-552.
  • Snedden, J. W., and H. R. Feldman, 2010, Deltaic seismic facies analysis, Lagnaippe delta: in, Abreu, V., Neal, J., K. Bohacs, and J. L Kalbas, eds., Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Systems –The ExxonMobil Methodology: SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology #9.
  • Snedden, John W., Peter J. Vrolijk, Larry T. Sumpter, Mike L. Sweet, Kevin R. Barnes, Elijah White, M. Ellen Meurer, 2007, Reservoir Connectivity: Definitions, Strategies, and Applications: International Petroleum Technical Conference: IPTC 11375 MS, 7 pages and figures.
  • Snedden, J. W., Sarg, J. F (Rick), and Ying, Xudong (Don), 200

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