Lynn Watney is a Senior Scientific Fellow with the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas with specialties in carbonate reservoir geology and Paleozoic stratigraphy. He received his B.S. in Geology, with minors in math and chemistry and M.S. in Geology (geochemistry) from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Geology (Pennsylvanian depositional sequences) from the University of Kansas. Work experience includes exploration and development geologist with Chevron U.S.A, New Orleans from 1972 to 1976, Kansas Geological Survey as a Research Associate between 1976-1981, Subsurface Section Chief from 1981-1990, Executive Director KU Energy Research Center from 1991-2007, and most recently as Senior Scientific Fellow (2007-present) in the Energy Research Section. He is also a Courtesy Professor of Geology at KU and Kansas State University. Professional affiliations include Kansas Geological Society, AAPG, SEPM, and SPE. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for SEPM (1996-98) and as President-Elect (2008), President (2009), and Director (2010) of Kansas Geological Society and Library. He is a co-recipient of the Jules Braunstein Memorial Award for Best Poster Presentation in 2001 and 2003. In 2003, he received the Robey H. Clark Service Award & A.I. Levorsen Award for Best Paper for AAPG Mid-Continent Section.