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Biographical Information on Panel Members

CHARLES (CHIP) G. GROAT (Chairman) is Professor of Geological Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Resources Management at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his M.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Groat has also held the positions of Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey; Executive Director, American Geological Institute; and Executive Director, Center for Coastal, Energy, and Environmental Resources, Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

ARTHUR C. H. CHENG received his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and Sc.D. in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Principal Research Scientist at the Earth Resources Laboratory, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the project leader of the Borehole Acoustics and Logging Consortium at MIT. Dr. Cheng’s research interests include seismic wave propagation in boreholes and in anisotropic media, seismic imaging using downhole and surface techniques, effects of pore shapes on the physical properties of rocks, relationship between elastic and flow properties of rocks, and application of parallel computing and



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D Biographical Information on Panel Members CHARLES (CHIP) G. GROAT (Chairman) is Professor of Geological Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Resources Management at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his M.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Groat has also held the positions of Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey; Executive Director, American Geological Institute; and Executive Director, Center for Coastal, Energy, and Environmental Resources, Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ARTHUR C. H. CHENG received his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and Sc.D. in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Principal Research Scientist at the Earth Resources Laboratory, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the project leader of the Borehole Acoustics and Logging Consortium at MIT. Dr. Cheng’s research interests include seismic wave propagation in boreholes and in anisotropic media, seismic imaging using downhole and surface techniques, effects of pore shapes on the physical properties of rocks, relationship between elastic and flow properties of rocks, and application of parallel computing and

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visualization to geophysical problems. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts. JAMES A. DRAHOVZAL is Geologist and Head of the Petroleum and Stratigraphy Section of the Kentucky Geological Survey and adjunct professor of geology at the University of Kentucky. Previously, he was a research associate in tectonics and basin analysis for ARCO Research and Technical Services. His research areas are regional geology, oil and gas reservoirs and plays of the Appalachian and Illinois Basins, and Cincinnati Arch fractured carbonate reservoirs. He received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. (geology) degrees from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the Geological Society of America and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. GEORGE J. HIRASAKI received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Rice University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, American Chemical Society, Society of Core Analysis, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, SIAM, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He has been a staff reservoir engineer with Shell Oil Company and research advisor at the Bellaire Research Center of the Shell Development Company. Prof. Hirasaki is the author of various publications and has been granted three patents. His research interests are interfacial phenomena, numerical simulation, multiphase flow in porous media, wettability, foam in porous media, and surfactant flooding. NEIL F. HURLEY is an advanced research geologist with Marathon Oil Company. Previously, he was a geologist with Conoco Incorporated. He received a B.S. in geological sciences and a B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in geology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He currently works for Marathon Oil Company. His research interests are reservoir characterization, carbonate reservoirs, fractured reservoirs, and horizontal wells. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society for Sedimentary Geology, Society of Petroleum Well Log Analysts, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. RANDI S. MARTINSEN received her B.S. in geology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and her M.S. in geology from Northern Arizona University. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming and a consulting petroleum

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geologist. Prior to this, she was a geologist with Cities Service Company. Her research interests include processes and models of clastic depositional systems, hydrocarbon exploration and development. She is a member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Sedimentary Geology, the Wyoming Geological Association, and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. CHARLES S. MATTHEWS received his B.S. in chemical engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Rice University. Dr. Matthews spent many years with the Shell Development Company and Shell Oil Company as Director of Research and Manager of Engineering. He retired from Shell Oil Company as senior petroleum engineering consultant. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the American Petroleum Institute. His research interests include new methods for recovery of petroleum, behavior of petroleum reservoirs, geothermal energy, and recovery from tar sands and oil shale. ARTHUR H. SALLER received his B.S. from the University of Kansas, M.S. from Stanford University, and Ph.D. (geology) from Louisiana State University. He is a carbonate sedimentologist specializing in reservoir characterization for Unocal Oil and Gas Corporation. He was a research assistant in sedimentary geology at Stanford University and Louisiana State University, and he then worked as a research geologist for Cities Services Oil and Gas. He has helped in a successful exploration program in the Devonian of Canada, successful development projects in west Texas, and more cost-effective evaluation of gas discoveries in Indonesia. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of America, and the Society for Sedimentary Geology. ROBERT J. WEIMER received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is Emeritus Professor of Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, as well as a consultant in the petroleum industry. Before teaching, he worked for the Union Oil Company of California. Dr. Weimer is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. His research interests are sedimentary basin analysis; stratigraphic research in the application of modern sedimentation studies to the geologic record; fossil fuel exploration and production; geologic history of the Rocky Mountain region; and stratigraphic record of global sea level changes. W. FRANK WEST received his A.B. and M.S. degrees from Stanford Uni-

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versity. He is owner and president of PACO Minerals, Inc. He was a petroleum engineer with Continental Oil; assistant manager at Stoddard Oil; co-owner of Oliver and West, Inc. (petroleum consultants); President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Hanover Petroleum Corporation; and President and Chairman of Santa Fe Minerals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Santa Fe International Corporation, which itself is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (the government of Kuwait). Mr. West was Senior Vice President of Santa Fe International Corporation.