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Neil F. Hurley is professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. and is the Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology.
Hurley received a bachelor's in geology and a bachelor's in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California, a master's in geology from the University of Wisconsin and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Prior to assuming his present responsibilities at the CSM, Hurley was advanced senior geologist at Marathon Oil from 1985-1996 and was previously a geologist with Conoco in research in Ponca City, Okla., and prospect developing prospects while in Lafayette, La. and in Denver.
Previously, he worked summer mapping and evaluation projects for Mobil, the U.S. Geological Survey and Chevron.
Joining AAPG in 1979, Hurley was AAPG associate editor for the BULLETIN from 1993-97 and was the AAPG Foundation Haas-Pratt Distinguished Lecturer in 1991-92. Hurley was also co-recipient of the Levorsen Award for the best paper at the 1989 AAPG Eastern Section Meeting.
He is a member of a number of geologically related societies, including the Wyoming Geological Association, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and SEPM.