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John Snedden

John Snedden

Senior Research Scientist and Project Leader, Institute for Geophysics

  • PhD, Louisiana State University, 1985
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 1979
  • BA, Trinity University, 1977

Dr. John Snedden is project leader of the Gulf of Mexico Basin Depositional Synthesis (GBDS) Project in the Jackson School of Geosciences. He has over 25 years of industry experience with Mobil and ExxonMobil, including 11 years in research. John's technical specialties include sequence and seismic stratigraphy, sedimentology, reservoir characterization, reservoir connectivity analysis, and unconventional resource evaluation. He has worked in a number of basins, including the U.S. Gulf Coast, West Texas Midland Basin, North Sea, Mid-Norway, Barents Sea, Papua New Guinea, Arkoma Basin, Niger Delta, Sarawak (Malaysia), Mahakam Delta (Indonesia), US Atlantic Shelf, Northwest Shelf-Australia, Pannonian Basin (Hungary), South Caspian Sea (Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan), China. Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Mexico shelf and slope, North Caspian Basin (Kazakhstan), Lower Saxony and Ruhr - Muensterland Basins, Germany (unconventional, CBM, Shale Gas, Light Tight Oil).

John has published over 30 scientific papers; he is the first author on 23 of these. John has history of leadership in technical societies such as SEPM and the Gulf-Coast Section of SEPM. He has also served as technical chair of several large AAPG conventions.

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