Ursula Hammes

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Dr. Ursula Hammes is currently President of Hammes Energy & Consultants and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences, Texas A&M University, teaching and assessing various shale oil/gas systems. Dr. Hammes has 25+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry and academia in Europe and USA in positions ranging from exploration, development, research and management. She has provided advanced consulting in shale-gas/oil and carbonate systems and has taught industry short courses and in-house training courses for universities and oil companies.

Dr. Hammes obtained her Diploma at the University of Erlangen, Germany, and her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her graduate studies specialized in carbonate depositional environments, sequence stratigraphy, carbonate diagenesis, and rock-water interactions. Her background is diverse ranging from exploration, exploitation and business development for Anadarko Petroleum, consulting for Marathon Oil, Equinor, and various other independent oil/gas companies, conducting research in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico as Research Scientist and Principal Investigator of $3+ million projects for the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery project and leading research and advising students at the University of Potsdam, Germany, Texas A&M University, and Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Hammes served as president of the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM (GCSSEPM), was elected Energy and Minerals Division (EMD) president (2020), currently assists as associate editor for the AAPG Bulletin, and has been chair of many AAPG conventions and sessions. She has served as shale liquids and gas committee chair for EMD. Her research interests range from tight shale, sandstone, and carbonate analyses to clastic and carbonate sequence stratigraphy, reservoir characterization, and sedimentology. She has published extensively in recognized sedimentologic and petroleum industry professional journals.

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