I have a B.S. and M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Florida. I have an M.B.A degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked for the USGS, Gulf Oil, Discovery Logging, the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, British Petroleum, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, the University of Colorado, as a private consultant, and Chief Geologist for CGG and CGGVeritas. I am currently Chief Geologist for WesternGeco in Houston, TX.
My research interests cover coastal and shelfal clastic deposition, salt structural deformation and evolution, basin analysis, shelf margin to deep marine depositional processes, marine sedimentology, petroleum systems analysis, and the use of three-dimensional seismic data in petroleum exploration. I am currently involved in salt-sediment interaction research in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, fluvial deltaic deposition in the Cretaceous Seaway of NW Colorado, and deep marine stratigraphic analysis in the Gulf of Mexico. I teach internal training classes on seismic interpretation and salt tectonics for WesternGeco and external industry courses for Nautilus U.S.A. and local geologic societies.
WesternGeco, Houston, Texas USA