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2020. "Front Matter", Mudstone Diagenesis: Research Perspectives for Shale Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Seals, and Source Rocks, Wayne K. Camp, Kitty L. Milliken, Kevin Taylor, Neil Fishman, Paul C. Hackley, Joe H. S. Macquaker
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About the Editors
Wayne K. Camp
Wayne K. Camp is a distinguished geological advisor with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, where he has been employed since 1980 working on various domestic and international exploration and development projects. Prior to working at Anadarko, Camp was employed for two years at Phillips Petroleum Company. Camp received his B.A. degree in geology with honors from the State University of New York at Oneonta (1976) and his M.S. degree in geology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (1979). He has extensive experience in exploring and developing unconventional reservoirs, including tight gas sands, coalbed methane, and shale gas. Camp is an active member of AAPG, the Geological Society of America (GSA), and the Houston Geological Society. He served as chair for the AAPG Unconventional Reservoirs Research Group (2004) and as president of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division (2018–2019) and currently is director of the Houston Geological Society (2019–2021). He was a contributing editor for the AAPG Hedberg No. 3 Special Publication on tight gas sands, which received the Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial award for best Special Publication in 2010 and AAPG Memoir 102 Electron Microscopy of Shale Hydrocarbon Reservoirs (2013). In 2019, Camp was elected fellow of the GSA. Camp lives in Montgomery, Texas with his wife Joanne. They have two daughters and four granddaughters.
Kitty L. Milliken
Kitty L. Milliken is a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She received a B.A. in geology (1975) from Vanderbilt University and M.A. (1977) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees from UT Austin. Her research focuses on the diagenesis of siliciclastic sediments and the evolution of rock properties in the subsurface. She has authored and coauthored around 100 peer-reviewed papers and also digital resources for teaching sandstone and carbonate petrography. She served as associate editor (1993–2000) and co-editor (2004–2008) of the Journal of Sedimentary Research. She was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2008) and in 2015 received the AAPG's Robert Berg outstanding research award. In 2005–2006 and 2016–2017, she toured as a distinguished lecturer for the AAPG. Her current work is focused on the application of electron microbeam imaging and analysis to interpret chemical and mechanical histories of mudrocks (oil and gas shales).
Kevin Taylor heads the Mudstone and Shale Reservoir Research Group at the University of Manchester, UK. He graduated from the University of Durham with a B.Sc. Honors in geological sciences in 1987 and completed Ph.D. in sedimentology from Reading University in 1990. His research has applied standard petrographic and geochemical analysis (e.g., optical and electron microscopy, XRD, stable isotope analysis) and novel mineralogical analysis (e.g., CL, Raman, synchrotron x-ray analysis) to sediment, shale gas, and mudstone systems. He has been instrumental in integrating field- and basin-scale observations with pore-scale analysis, which has had significant implications for predicting shale and sandstone reservoir properties. Taylor's recent and current research has been integrating multiscale sedimentological and diagenetic analysis in major mudstone successions and shale gas reservoirs (e.g., the Mancos Shale, Utah; the Marcellus, Woodford, and Fayetteville shales of eastern United States; Cretaceous calcareous shales of the Western Interior Seaway, Ordovician shales in Canada and the UK; and Mesozoic shales and source rocks of Europe). He is also coordinating research initiatives in shale reservoir structure using high-resolution x-ray CT scanning with links to mineralogical and petrophysical data. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. students.
Neil Fishman earned a B.A. in geology in 1979, and an M.S. in geology in 1981 from the University of Colorado. He worked for more than 33 years as a research geologist with the US Geological Survey (USGS), focusing on diagenesis related to energy resources including uranium, coal, and petroleum. In 2012, he became a senior geological advisor in the Unconventional Technology Team for Hess Corporation, where he was employed more than five years, working on both domestic and international unconventional petroleum systems. During his tenure at Hess, Fishman, along with colleagues, developed new analytical workflows for obtaining accurate and reliable core data, particularly for cores taken from tight oil reservoirs in which pore fluids are hypersaline. He also directed projects ranging from identification of pores and pore types in unconventional resource plays to integration of digital rock analysis into porosity development. He is now owner and senior geological advisor at PetroLogic Solutions, LLC, where he works collaboratively with clients to address questions related to sedimentary rock properties and reservoir quality. Fishman is an award-winning author, who has published dozens of technical papers, and he has co-edited three volumes related to energy resources and diagenesis. He previously was chair of the AAPG-EMD Shale Gas and Liquids Committee, and he served as a councilor for the GSA. Fishman also was a member and chaired various GSA committees and has been elected to be a GSA fellow. He has also served professional organizations by being on the organizing committees for numerous local, national, and international technical meetings.
Paul C. Hackley
Paul C. Hackley holds a baccalaureate degree in geoenvironmental studies from Shippensburg State University (1995), an M.Sc. in geology from George Washington University (1999), and a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry from George Mason University (2017). He is a research geologist with the USGS's Eastern Energy Resources Science Center in Reston, Virginia, where he manages the USGS Organic Petrology Laboratory. Paul began his career with USGS in 1997 as a student intern mapping meta-igneous rocks in the Virginia Piedmont. After four field seasons in the Appalachian hinterland, he undertook a new technical assignment in energy resources, studying the organic petrology of the Gulf Coast basin coalbed methane, coal resources, and conventional oil and gas systems from 2001 to 2006. As the shale revolution began in earnest in 2007, he moved his focus to shale organic petrology, where he has remained since. His primary research interests lie in the use of hydrous pyrolysis, organic petrography, and microspectrometry to understand the molecular processes of kerogen conversion and solid bitumen generation in the early oil window, and the application of this information to reduce uncertainty in assessment of fossil fuel resources. Paul has contributed to more than 50 indexed journal articles and more than 100 technical presentation abstracts, primarily on the topics of organic petrology and thermal maturity. He is the chair of ASTM subcommittee D05.28 for the petrography of coal and coke, chair of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology Commission II—Geological Applications of Organic Petrology, vice president of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP), and holds memberships in the AAPG (vice president, Energy Minerals Division 2015–2016), and the GSA. Paul received TSOP's distinguished service award in 2013 and was a co-recipient of the TSOP Ralph Gray award in the same year. His latest research, published in the AAPG Bulletin, received the 2018 TSOP Ralph Gray award for best refereed paper in coal and organic petrology.
Joe H. S. Macquaker
Joe H. S. Macquaker is presently a senior researcher working at the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in Houston, Texas. Prior to working with ExxonMobil, he was an associate professor in petroleum geology at the Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's, Canada) and previously a faculty member at the University of Manchester. He received both a Ph.D. and Honors degrees from the University of Bristol and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield. His main research interest has been focused on investigating the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological processes responsible for the variability preserved within fine-grained sedimentary rocks. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals in these research areas and was the recipient of the Wallace Pratt award from AAPG in 2013. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of Sedimentary Research since 1989. He has served on the SEPM Research Council, on the HGS Annual Mudrocks Conference Organizing Committee, is vice chair of the Gulf Coast SEPM, was chair of the Manchester Geological Society, and for many years secretary of the British Sedimentological Research Group. He has taught many short courses for SEPM.
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