Michael L.
Michael L. Sweet
Geoscience Technical Team Lead
ExxonMobil Research Co., Spring, Texas
Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Texas Austin
  • M.S., Geology, University of Illinois - Champagne-Urbana
  • B.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin - Madison


  • 2010-present Geoscience technical team lead, ExxonMobil Angola Production, Houston
  • 2001-10 Research geologist, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston
  • 1999-2001 Geologic consultant, Knowledge Reservoir, Houston
  • 1996-99 Exploration geologist, BP, Houston
  • 1993-96 Production geologist, BP, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1989-93 Sedimentologist, BP, Houston
  • 1982-84 Exploration geologist, Getty Oil, Oklahoma City


AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 1983

  • 2009-present Vice chair, Publications Committee
  • 2008-present Publications Committee
  • 2004-present Associate editor, AAPG Bulletin
  • 2011 Field trip co-chair, ACE 2011
  • 2000-05 Publications Committee

AAPG Honors & Awards


Over 40 peer-reviewed publications and presentations on stratigraphy/sedimentology, reservoir connectivity and production geology

  • 2007, Genesis field, Gulf of Mexico: Recognizing reservoir compartments on geologic and production time scales in deep-water reservoirs, AAPG Bulletin
  • Distal Basin Floor Fan Deposits of the Middle Eocene Tyee Formation, Oregon, United States - Atlas of deep-water outcrops, AAPG Studies in Geology 56
  • 2002, Contrasting styles of eolian, fluvial and lacustrine sequence development: UK southern North Sea - GCSSEPM 22nd Annual Research Conference
  • 1999, Interaction between aeolian, fluvial and playa environments in the Permian Rotliegend Group, UK Southern North Sea -Sedimentology
  • 1997, South Ravenspurn Gas Field, Offshore United Kingdom: Sequence Stratigraphy and Heterogeneity Modeling in a Low Permeability Continental Reservoir -  GCSSEPM 18th Annual Research Conference
  • Rotliegend core from the 48/6-34 well, Hyde Field, Southern Gas Basin - Cores from the Northwest European Hydrocarbon Province: An illustration of geological applications from exploration and development. Geological Society of London
  • 1996, Modeling heterogeneity in a low permeability gas reservoir using geostatistical techniques - Hyde Field, Southern North Sea, AAPG Bulletin.
  • 1995, Three-dimensional distribution of lithofacies, bounding surfaces, porosity and permeability in a fluvial sandstone - the Gypsy Sandstone of northern Oklahoma, AAPG Bulletin
  • 1992, Lee-face airflow, surface processes and stratification types: Their significance for refining the use of eolian cross-strata as paleocurrent indicators - GSA Bulletin
  • 1990, An empirical model of aeolian dune lee-face ai

Section 8. Editor

The Editor shall have general supervision and final authority in soliciting, accepting, and rejecting all material on technical subjects for publication. The Editor shall have policy oversight and responsibility for editorial content of all technical and peer reviewed publications. With the approval of the Executive Committee, the Editor shall appoint, replace, and reappoint such volunteer associate editors from among the membership of the Association that may be required to accomplish the publication activities of the Association. The Editor shall submit an annual report of editorial activities to the Executive Committee.




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