Mary Carr

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Dr. Mary Carr


Research Assistant Professor
Petroleum Geology
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
1516 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401
USA


Email:mcarr@mines.edu
Phone: (+1) 303-273-3107
Fax: (+1) 303-273-3859

 

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 1994. Dissertation Title: Controls on Accumulation in Modern and Ancient Wet Eolian Systems.
  • M.S., Geology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987. Thesis Title: Facies Relationships and Depositional Environments of the McKnight Formation (Lower Cretaceous) Val Verde and Uvalde Counties, Texas.
  • B.S., Geology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1982.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Executive Director: Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Lead the national organization and supervise the national staff in technology transfer to the Oil and Gas community of the US,  November 2013 to present
  • Director: Rocky Mtn. Region PTTC, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Distribute technical information and data to the petroleum community of the Rocky Mtn Region through the internet, print media and workshops, May 2006 – present.
  • Chevron Center of Research Excellence, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Field study in Austrian Alps studying structural deformed coarse-clastic deepwater deposits. Development of MPS deepwater sheet models using Brushy Canyon outcrop data focusing on fine-scaled subseismic facies heterogeneity using Earth Decision Sciences GOCAD, January 2004 – present.
  • Slope and Basin Consortium, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Construction of 3D outcrop models of the Brushy Canyon Fm deep-water system focusing on fine-scaled facies heterogeneity in channels and sheets using GeoPlus Petra  and Earth Decision Sciences GOCAD. October 2000 – March 2006.
  • Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, outcrop-based research on architecture of the Lower Brushy Canyon sandy basin-floor fan complex, West Texas. May 1996 – September 2000.
  • Institute for Energy Research, University of Wyoming, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Detailed reconstruction of Tensleep Sandstone stratal architecture using surface and subsurface data in the Bighorn and Wind River Basins, Wyoming, June 1994 - May 1996.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Research Assistant; Stratigraphic architecture of the Cretaceous Fall River Fm. in the Powder River Basin, and field work in Permian carbonates of the Guadalupe Mountains. September 1993 - May 1994.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Research Assistant; Dissertation studies on eolian deposits of the Colorado Plateau, White Sands New Mexico, Namibia, and Mauritania. January 1988 - December 1993.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Research Associate; Assisted Dr. R. L. Folk in research on the microstructure of etched quartz utilizing Scanning Electron Microscopy. November 1987 - August 1988.
  • Mobil Exploration and Producing Services Inc., Summer Geologist; Determined depth and temperature of formation for the bedded dolomites, Monterey Formation, Santa Maria Basin utilizing stable isotope and petrographic data. May 1985 - September 1985.
  • Penn Resources, Inc., Geological Technician; Prepared maps using electric well log data and seismic data primarily for the East Texas Basin.  May 1984 - September 1984.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

      PAPERS:

  • Ramirez, K.M., Cuba, P.H., Miskimins, J.L., Anderson, D.S. and Carr, M.M., 2012, Integrating geology hydraulic fracturing modeling, and reservoir simulation in the evaluation of complex fluvial tight gas reservoirs: SPE 151931, SPE/EAGE European Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 16 p.
  • Cuba, P.H., Miskimins, J.L., Anderson, D.S., and Carr. M.M., 2011, Impacts of diverse fluvial depositional environments on hydraulic fracture growth in tight gas reservoirs: SPE 140413, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, TX, 22 p.
  • Gardner, M.H., Borer, James, M., Romans, Brian W., Baptista, Noelia, Kling, Erik K., Hanggoro, Diah, Melick Jesse J., Wagerle, Roger M., Dechesne, Marieke, Carr, Mary M., Amerman, Robert, and Atan, Safian, 2008, Stratigraphic Models fro Deep-Water Sedimentary Systems, in Answering the Challenges of Production from SW Reservoirs: Analogues and Case Histories to Aid a New Generation, Gulf Coast Section – SEPM Foundation Twenty-eighth Annual Research Conference, p. 77-175.
  • Paton, D., Carr, M., Trudgill, B., Ortner, H., and Medwedeff, D., 2007, Alpine scale 3D Geospatial modeling: applying new techniques to old problems. Geosphere.
  • Kocurek, G., Carr, M., Ryan Ewing, Karen G. Havholm, Y.C. Nugar, A.K. Singhvi, 2007, White Sands Dune Field, New Mexico: age, dune dynamics and recent accumulations, Sedimentary Geology, p. 313-331.
  • Carr, M., Gardner, M.H., 2000, Portrait of a Basin-floor Fan for Sandy Deep-Water Systems, Permian Lower Brushy Canyon Fm., Delaware Mountains, West Texas. in A.H. Bouma and C.G.Stone eds., Fine-grained Turbidite Systems, American Assocation of Petroleum Geologists, Special Publication 72, p.215-231.
  • Kocurek, G., Lancaster, N., Carr, M., and Frank, A., 1999, Tertiary Tsondab Sandstone Formation: preliminary bedform reconstruction and comparison to modern Namib Sand Sea dunes. Journal of African Earth Sciences, v. 29, no. 4, p. 629-642.
  • Carr-Crabaugh, M., and Kocurek, G., 1998, Continental sequence stratigraphy of a wet eolian system : a key to relative sea-level change. in Shanley, K.W., and McCabe P.J., (eds.) Relative Role of Eustasy, Climate, and Tectonism in Continental Rocks, SEPM Special Publication, No. 59, p. 213-228.
  • Carr-Crabaugh, M., and Hurley, N., 1996, Interpreting Eolian Reservoir Architecture Using Borehole Images, in Jory Pacht ed., Stratigraphic Analysis Utilizing Advanced Geophysical, Wireline and Borehole Technology for Petroleum Exploration and Production, Gulf Coast SEPM  Foundation Seventeenth Annual Research Conference, p. 39-50.
  • Carr-Crabaugh, M., and Dunn, T.L., 1996, Reservoir heterogeneity as a function of accumulation and preservation dynamics, Tensleep sandstone, Bighorn and Wind River Basin, Wyoming. in M.W. Longman and M.D. Sonnenfeld, eds., Paleozoic Systems of the Rocky Mountain Region. Rocky Mountain Section, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), p. 305-320.
  • Crabaugh, M. C., and Kocurek, G., 1993, Entrada Sandstone - example of a wet eolian system. in K. Pye, (ed.), The Dynamics and Environmental Context of Aeolian Sedimentary Systems, The Geological Society of London, Special Publication No. 72, p.103-126.
  • Kocurek, G., Crabaugh, M., 1993,  Discussion: Significance of thin sets of eolian cross-strata.  Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 63, no. 6, p. 1165-1169.
  • Deynoux, M., Kocurek, G., Ahmed Benan, C., Crabaugh, M., and Havholm, K., and Pion, J., 1993, Sequence stratigraphy in a desert environment. Example from the Akchar Erg in Western Mauritania (West Africa). Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris, t. 317, Serie II, p.1199-1205.

 

      ABSTRACTS:

  • Cuba, P., Ramirez, K., Carr, M.M., Thompson, J.A., Miskimins, J.M., and Anderson, D.S., Colorado School of Mines, 2013, Geology, Completions and Reservoir Engineering: key drivers for field development strategies in fluvial tight gas reservoirs. Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Anderson, D.S., Carr, M.M., Cuba, P., and Miskimins, J.L., 2012, Impacts of heterogeneous fluvial environments on hydraulic fracture propagation in tight gas reservoirs: AAPG Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
  • Cuba, P., Carr, M.M., Anderson, D.S., and Miskimins, J.L., 2011, Impacts of diverse fluvial depositional environments on hydraulic fracture growth in tight gas sand reservoirs: Rocky Mountain Section AAPG Annual meeting, Cheyenne, WY.
  • Carr, Mary M., and Donna S. Anderson, 2007, Using 3D Geospatial Models to Improve Outcrop Analog Studies: an Example Using Crevasse Splay and Point Bar Outcrops, Upper Cretaceous, NW Colorado. American Geophyscial Union Abstracts U31A-0002.
  • Anderson, Donna S., and Mary M. Carr, 2007, 3-D Architecture of Crevasse Splay and Point-bar Bodies: From Outcrop to Geologic Model, Rocky Mountain Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Abstracts.
  • Anderson, Donna S., and Mary M. Carr, 2007, Modeling Crevasse Splay Versus Point-Bar Bodies: Relative Roles in characterizing Tight-Gas Fluvial Reservoir Successions,  American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Abstracts.
  • Borer, J., Carr, M., and Gardner, M.H., 2005, A Geologic-Based Reservoir Modeling Workflow From 3D Outcrop Models of the Brushy Canyon Formation. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, #90039
  • Borer, J., Atan, S., Carr, M., Dechesne M., and Gardner, M.H., 2003. Outcrop-Based Heterogeneity Modeling of Brushy Canyon Submarine Fan Deposits: Enhancing Outcrop Analogs through Reservoir Modeling. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Abstracts, p. A126
  • Martin, L. G., Carr, M., Gardner, M. H., Atan, S., and Borer,J. M., 2001, The Role of Digital Images in Outcrop Reservoir Analog Studies, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Abstracts, p. A126.
  • Carr, M., Gardner, M., Batzle, M., Melick, J., Woodland, C., 1998, Portrait of a Basin-floor Fan for Sandy Deep-Water Systems, Permian Lower Brushy Canyon Fm., Delaware Mountains, West Texas. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, CD rom abstracts.
  • Carr-Crabaugh, M., and Hurley, N., 1997, Interpreting Eolian Reservoir Architecture Using FMI and FMS Logs, Department of Energy Technology Transfer Meeting, Midland Texas, extended abstracts. p. 35-40.
  • Crabaugh, M., and Dunn, T.L., 1995, Reservoir heterogeneity as a function of accumulation and preservation dynamics, upper Tensleep Sandstone, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, abstracts p. 19a.
  • Crabaugh, M., and Kocurek, G., 1994, Wet eolian sequence stratigraphy and its relationship to relative sea level change. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, abstracts, p. 128.
  • Crabaugh, M., and Kocurek, G., 1993. Continental sequence stratigraphy of a wet eolian system - A key to relative sea level change. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, no. 5, p.102.
  • Kocurek, G., Havholm, K., and Crabaugh, M., 1992. Eolian event stratigraphy - a conceptual framework model based upon the conservation principle.  Applied Sequence Stratigraphy Symposium, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (Golden, Colo.), p. 48-50.
  • Crabaugh, M.C., and Kocurek, G., 1991, Entrada Sandstone - example of a wet eolian system.  The Dynamics and Environmental Context of Aeolian Sedimentary Systems Symposium, The Geological Society of London, Abstracts, p. 6.
  • Folk, R.L., Hoops, K., Crabaugh, M. C., 1988,  Internal features of quartz demonstrated by etching with HF. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 20, no. 7, p. A188.
  • Crabaugh, M.M., and Smith, C.I., 1986, Interpretation of carbonate and evaporite facies distribution in the Maverick Basin, Southwest Texas. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 18, no. 6, p. 573.

 

REPORTS:

  • Carr-Crabaugh, M., Hurley, N., and Carlson, J., 1996, North Oregon Basin Field Wyoming: Eolian reservoir architecture using image log and core description. Marathon Oil Inc.
  • Dunn, T.L., Crabaugh, M.C., Iverson, W., Shiraki, R., 1995, Anisotropy and Spatial Variation of Relative Permeability and Lithologic Character of Tensleep Sandstone Reservoirs in the Bighorn and Wind River Basins, Wyoming. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC22-93BC14897:  Annual Report DOE/BC/14897-6, 114p.
  • Dunn, T.L., Crabaugh, M.C., Iverson, W., Shiraki, R., 1994, Anisotropy and Spatial Variation of Relative Permeability and Lithologic Character of Tensleep Sandstone Reservoirs in the Bighorn and Wind River Basins, Wyoming. Fossil Energy DOE/BC/14897-6, 76p.

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