Keith W. Shanley is a consulting geologist with The Discovery Group in Denver, and has more than 25 years of experience in petroleum exploration, development, and research. He has worked in a variety of basins around the world for both major and independent oil and gas companies in positions ranging from upstream geoscience research and technology development to exploration, production, and appraisal. Keith has published numerous papers, edited volumes, and organized conferences and seminars dealing with sequence stratigraphy, its application to reservoir characterization and prediction, non-marine sedimentology and stratigraphy, and tight-gas resources. Keith’s work in tight gas has been recognized by the AAPG (Dott Award – 2009, Pratt Award – 2006) and by the CSPG (Medal of Merit - 2005). He received his BA degree in Geology from Rice University, and his MSc and PhD degrees in Geology and Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. Keith’s experience includes both major and independent oil and gas companies including Tenneco Oil, Shell Development Co, and Amoco Production Co./BP America, and Stone/Basin Exploration as well as the U.S. Geological Survey. Keith is a member of the AAPG, SEPM, SPE, RMAG, and SPWLA, he serves as an editor for the AAPG and SEPM, teaches for the AAPG Continuing Education program and is a registered petroleum geologist in both Texas and Wyoming.