Petroleum Geology

Understanding geological features and processes, ranging from the nanoscale to the field scale, drives exploration for new hydrocarbon reservoirs and is fundamental in effectively producing oil and gas from the subsurface. Researchers at Missouri S&T focus on understanding the processes that create and trap hydrocarbons as well as the physical and chemical properties (petroleum geochemistry, petrophysics, fracturing, etc.) of the source and host rocks.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Dr. David Borrok

Gulf Oil Foundation Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Research Interests

Water resources, water quality, aqueous geochemistry, petroleum geochemistry, and geomicrobiology.

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe

Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Palynology, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and paleoclimatology.

For additional information regarding Dr. Oboh-Ikuenobe, please see her website, or select here for publications.

Dr. Jonathan Obrist Farner

Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis, petroleum geology, and paleolimnology.

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Dr. Wan Yang

Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Shallow marine, marginal marine, and non-marine sedimentary processes; depositional environments; and petrology (carbonate and siliciclastic, modern and ancient, outcrop and subsurface).

For additional information regarding Dr. Yang's research, please see his website, or select here for publications.