Curriculum Vitae


Michael S. Clark, Ph.D., R.G., C.P.G.
consulting petroleum geologist


609 Elsey St.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
voice-mail: (661) 378-8134
e-mail: mikesclark@sjgs.com
http://www.mikesclark.com/c_vitae.html



Summary of Experience
Education
Employment Experience
Career Highlights
Professional Activities
Professional Memberships
Certifications and Awards
Community Involvement
 
Major Publications
Newsletter Articles
Abstracts
Proprietary Industry Reports
Manuscripts in Preparation
Invited Speaker
University Guest Lecturer
Personal Information
 
References
 
 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

 

An extensive and well rounded academic and industry background in geology, seismic interpretation and geochemistry with expertise in sequence stratigraphy, reservoir characterization, basin analysis, source rock characterization and modeling, and sedimentology that highlights the following skills and abilities.

Petroleum geology: Seventeen years of industry employment in domestic and overseas exploration and development (tight gas, light oil and heavy oil) with experience in the various basin of the Wyoming and Colorado foreland, Idaho-Wyoming Overthrust Belt, offshore and onshore Niger delta, and the San Joaquin, Sacramento and onshore Ventura basins of California.

Geologic research: Strong creative thinking and interpretive skills demonstrated by the development of exploration opportunities and unique new geologic models:

  • Industry research as a sequence stratigrapher that resulted in the development of new petroleum exploration models for Exxon Production Research and the Research Center of Elf Aquitaine with documentation in numerous proprietary company reports.
  • Academic research at both graduate and post-graduate levels that resulted in the development of new sequence stratigraphic, sedimentologic, geochemical, and reservoir models for the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Ventura basins documented in numerous journal and guidebook publications.

Seismic Interpretation and geochemistry: Hands-on industry experience, industry courses, and graduate coursework in seismic interpretation. Also, a graduate geochemistry minor from the Colorado School of Mines emphasizing oil fingerprinting, source-rock evaluation, and reservoir diagenesis.

  • Worked in the seismic interpretation group at the Jean Feger Research Center of Elf Aquitaine in Pau, France.
  • Co-author of published articles on source rock and oil correlations of the Ventura basin (Lillis and Clark, 1991; Clark et al., 1993).

Computer literacy: Experienced using 3D-visualization, basin analysis, database, spreadsheet, word processing and other software on PCs and workstations (e.g., Petrel, BasinMod, Terra Sciences, GeoLog, GoCad, StratWorks, and Surfer).

  • Assisted with construction of a 3-D reservoir characterization models for Long Beach Unit of Wilmington oil field (THUMS, Long Beach), and Coalinga field (Chevron, USA).
  • Designated 3-D visualization "technology" champion at ARCO Western Energy.
  • Designer and webmaster for various web sites, including those for the San Joaquin Geological Society, California Well Sample Repository, and High Adventure Team of the Southern Sierra Boy Scout Council.
  • Designed for public distribution by ARCO Western Energy an interactive CD-ROM containing 260 MB of HTML-linked files relating to a development well project at Yowlumne field, CA that was executed in joint agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Reservoir characterization: Constructed 3D geologic and petrophysical models for Yowlumne and South Coles Levee fields in which core- and log-derived grids of reservoir properties were exported to computer models that simulated fluid flow into and out of the reservoirs.

  • Author of published reservoir characterization studies based on reservoir models constructed using 3D-visualization software (e.g., Clark et al., 2003, 2001, 1999 and 1997).

Communication skills: Numerous industry presentations to management, partners and investors; oral and poster presentations at technical conferences. Also, an experienced technical writer with several publications in geologic journals and proprietary industry reports.

Problem solving and decision making: Proven ability to generate workable solutions to complex problems, manage teams, and simultaneously create new opportunities:

  • Handled prospect generation and evaluation, lease evaluation, acquisitions, and drilling evaluation.
  • Operations geologist on several exploration and development wells for Amoco and ARCO, including three multi-million dollar, 14,000 to 23,000 ft deep gas wells, and a 14,300 ft deep horizontal well jointly funded by ARCO and the U. S. Department of Energy.

Teaching: An experienced instructor and lecturer with hands-on classroom experience that required course preparation, presentation, and student evaluation.

  • Teaching Assistant for three years at the University of California at Davis, and three years at the Colorado School of Mines for undergraduate geology courses in introduction to geology, optical mineralogy, thin-section petrography, sedimentary petrography, sedimentation and stratification, structural geology, and summer field geology.
  • Thesis advisor for Cristy Harrison (M.S. in Geology, Stanford University, 1994), Dan Steward (M.S. in Geology, California State University at Bakersfield, 1997), and Ariel Auffant (B.S. in Geology, California State University at Bakersfield, 1998).
  • University guest lecturer at three colleges and universities.
  • Field trip co-leader and guidebook co-author for 1994 SEPM Fall Trip on "Eocene of Sespe Creek".

Teamwork and Management Skills: Experienced at working in teams, and coordinating teams in which it was necessary to effectively interact and communicate with co-workers so as to apply the diverse skills of the entire team towards the common goal.

  • Supervisor for summer hires and student assistants at ARCO and Chevron, including Dan Steward (1994-1997), Christie Harrison (1995), Ariel Auffant (1997-1998), Adam Mahan (1998), Oscar Yepes (1999), Victor Pusca (2001), and Luisa Rolon (2004).
  • Coordinator of a six-month project in 1994 at ARCO involving the relocation and disbursement of 300 tons of core and drill cuttings.
  • Officer and board member of several societies and organizations including the San Joaquin Geological Society (secretary, treasurer, vice-president, president, and past President), Board of Governors for the California Well Sample Repository, and the Oil Advisory Committee of the Kern County Museum Foundation.
  • Coordinator of speakers, debates and special exhibits for the 1996 National Convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) at San Diego, CA, and the 1997 Pacific Section-AAPG Convention at Bakersfield, CA. Also, Presentations Chair for the 2001 Joint Pacific Section and Geological Society of America (Cordilleran Section) Meeting at Universal City with responsibility for 350 technical presentations.
  • Coordinator for ARCO Western Energy of a free public workshop for technology transfer of a development well project at Yowlumne field, CA that was executed in joint agreement between ARCO and the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Independence/autonomy: A highly motivated worker with a strong sense of pride in work, the willingness to work overtime to meet critical deadlines, the ability to complete assignments efficiently, and the ability to initiate new projects with minimal supervision.

 


EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., 1991, Geology, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CA (GPA = 3.92). Dissertation title - Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a shallow-marine to basin transition, Middle Eocene, Southern California, 468 p.

M.S., 1979, Geology, University of California, Davis, CA (GPA = 3.65). Dissertation title - Clay mineralogy of the Upper Jurassic to Cretaceous section of the Great Valley Sequence exposed at Putah Creek in California, 97 p.

B.S., 1975, Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. Dissertation title - Colors and patterns in cherts, unpublished Senior thesis.

A.S., 1973, Biological Sciences, Cabrillo Junior College, Aptos, CA.

 


EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

 

July 2009 to Present - PRESIDENT, SAN JOAQUIN GEOLOGICAL SERVICES, Inc. Bakerfield, CA. Provided services for the following clients: Oxy Long Beach, Inc. (operations in Wilmington oil field), Aera Energy (Exploration projects in San Joaquin basin), and Palomar Christian Conference Center (annual water well monitoring to meet State requirements).

Feb. 2009 to July 2009 - CONSULTING PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST based in Bakersfield, CA. Sub-contractor for DeGolyer & MacNaughton of Dallas. Built 3D geologic models for Sonnatrach (Algerian national oil company) using Petrel of Nezla and Gassi Touil gas fields on southeast margin of Hassi Messaoud.

Oct. 2007 to Jan. 2009 - CONSULTING PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST based in Bakersfield, CA. Sole-proprietor retained by THUMS, Long Beach, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum. Responsible for geologic support in offshore Long Beach Unit, Wilmington oil field.

June 2005 to Oct. 2007 - CONSULTING PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST based in Bakersfield, CA. Sub-contractor for DeGolyer & MacNaughton of Dallas. Responsible for geologic support for THUMS, Long Beach in offshore Long Beach Unit, Wilmington oil field.

Dec. 1998 to 2005 - STAFF GEOLOGIST at Chevron USA in Bakersfield, CA. Responsible for reservoir characterization, reserve addition, and geologic modeling of various oil fields in the San Joaquin basin, CA including Coalinga (Heavy Oil) and Lost Hills (Light Oil and Gas).

Nov. 1993 to Nov. 1998 - SENIOR GEOLOGIST at ARCO Western Energy in Bakersfield, CA. Responsible for development projects of various light oil fields in the southern San Joaquin basin, CA.

Oct. 1991 to Nov. 1993 - SENIOR GEOLOGIST at ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Bakersfield, CA. Responsible for exploration projects on the Bakersfield Arch of the San Joaquin basin, CA.

April 1991 to Sept. 1991 - RESEARCH GEOLOGIST under contract to Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine Petrole (Elf Aquitaine) at the Jean Feger Centre de Science et Technologie in Pau, France. Worked on the high-resolution sequence stratigraphy of Miocene cores from various fields in the offshore and onshore Niger Delta.

Aug. 1990 to March 1991 - RESEARCH ASSISTANT at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Worked on the sequence stratigraphy of the Middle Eocene section of the Transverse Ranges of California.

May 1990 to Sept. 1990 - RESEARCH GEOLOGIST at Exxon Production Research in Houston, TX. Worked on the sequence stratigraphy of the Middle Eocene section of the Transverse Ranges of California.

1989 and 1990 - GEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT at various times for ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Occidental International Exploration and Producing Company, and Marathon Research. Gave lectures, conducted field trips, and worked special projects.

June 1989 to Aug. 1989 - SUMMER GEOLOGIST at ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Bakersfield, CA. Worked a project on the Miocene Carneros sandstone of the San Joaquin basin, CA.

Aug. 1987 to May 1990 - TEACHING ASSISTANT at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Taught undergraduate classes in introductory geology and structural geology.

May 1980 to July 1986 - GEOLOGIST, PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST, and SENIOR GEOLOGIST at Amoco Production Company in Denver, CO. Responsible for exploration and development projects in the Wyoming-Idaho Thrust Belt and various basins of the Wyoming Foreland.

March 1977 to Aug. 1979 - TEACHING ASSISTANT at the University of California at Davis. Taught undergraduate classes in optical mineralogy, thin-section petrography, sedimentary petrography, sedimentation and stratification, and summer geology field camp.

 


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

STUDENT and TEACHING ASSISTANT

1976 to 1979 (3 years) - Sacramento basin (California). Thesis work at the University of California, Davis on the clay mineralogy of Upper Cretaceous gas sands deposited turbidite in environments (Great Valley Sequence). Faculty Advisors: Gerard Bond (main thesis advisor), Howard Day, and Lynn Whittig (minor advisor in clay mineralogy).

  • Teaching assistant for classes in Optical Mineralogy (Prof. Harry Green), Thin-section Petrography (Prof. Harry Green), Sedimentary Petrography (Prof. Gerard Bond), Sedimentation and Stratification (Prof. Gerard Bond), and Summer Geology Field Camp (Prof. Jad DiAlura).

AMOCO

1980 to 1983 (3 years) - Rock Springs Uplift and Green River basin (Wyoming). Worked exploration and development projects for Amoco in the Rock Springs Uplift, Wamsutter Arch, and Red Desert and Washakie sub-basins. Projects involved predominantly Upper Cretaceous tight-gas sands deposited in deltaic environments (Frontier and Almond Formations). Additional work at Table Rock field and in the Sand Wash basin, Colorado involved sour gas reservoirs in Mississippian carbonates (Mission Canyon Formation). Other projects involved granite overhang plays penetrating the Wind River and Emigrant Trail thrusts. Supervisors: Howard Sahl, Bill Hanson (temporary), Bill Connolly, Elliott Simonberg (temporary), George Moretti, Susan Laule (temporary), and Ron Jensen.

  • Amoco South Baggs _________ (____________ , CO) - Handled operations (6/80 to ___). Well was drilled as a wildcat in the Sand Wash basin and completed as a producing gas well at a TD of about 14,500 ft.
  • Amoco Deadman Wash ______ Sweetwater County, WY) - Handled operations (____).
  • Amoco Bittercreek II #5 (Sweetwater County, WY, 22-16N-99W) - Handled operations (6/80 to 3/82). Well was drilled as a development well on the Rock Springs uplift and completed as a producing gas well. It blew out in the objective zone before reaching a TD at 20,811 ft.
  • Amoco South Pass 1-17 (Sweetwater County, WY, 17-27N-100W) - Handled operations (3/81 to 7/83). Well was drilled as a granite overhang wildcat on the Wind River thrust and was P&A at 22,970 ft.
  • Amoco Boulder Dome 1-12 (Fremont County, WY, 12-28N-92W) - Handled wellsite geology (drilled circa 1984). Well was drilled as a granite overhang wildcat on the Immigrant Trail thrust and completed as a producing oil well with a TD at about 11,510? ft.
  • Amoco Black Butte ______ (Sweetwater County, WY) - Handled operations (_____). Well was air drilled as an extension well to test a formation damage theory and P&A at a TD of ______ feet.
  • Amoco-Champlin? "Thayer Junction" ?? ______ (Sweetwater County, WY, 15?-20N-102W) - Developed prospect (drilled circa 1984) for a successful extension well (tight-gas) on the Rock Springs uplift with a TD at about 6800? ft.
  • Amoco-Champlin? "North or South Baxter Basin" _____ (Sweetwater County, WY, ____________) - Developed prospect (drilled circa 1984) for a successful development well (tight-gas) on the Rock Springs uplift with a TD at _____ ft.

1983 (1/2 year) - Laramie and Hanna basins (Wyoming). Worked primarily exploration and development projects for Amoco involving Lower Cretaceous oil sands deposited in alluvial valley environments (Muddy and Dakota Formations). Some exposure to Pennsylvanian mixed carbonate and clastic oil sands (Tensleep Formation). Supervisor: Ron Jensen.

1983 to 1985 (1-1/2 years) - Idaho-Wyoming Thrust Belt. Worked exploration projects for Amoco along the main thrust belt and in the Driggs basin (Idaho) that involved primarily Jurassic dune sands (Nugget Formation) and Mississippian shelf carbonates (Phosphoria and Mission Canyon Formations). Supervisors: Jeff Lelek, and Art Berman.

1985 to 1986 (3 years) - Powder River basin (Wyoming and Montana). Worked exploration and development projects for Amoco that involved primarily Pennsylvanian oil sands and carbonates deposited in dune and sabkha environments (Minnelusa Formation). Supervisor: Diane Spickert.

Numerous proprietary reports and maps for Amoco.

STUDENT and TEACHING ASSISTANT

1987-1990 (3 years) - Ventura basin (California). Thesis work at the Colorado School of Mines on the outcrop and subsurface sequence stratigraphy of Middle Eocene oil sands deposited in turbidite and deltaic environments (Matilija, Cozy Dell and Coldwater Formations). Also, reservoir characterization and oil typing of Oligocene conglomeratic redbeds deposited in fluvial/alluvial environments (Sespe Formation) at Sespe field. Faculty Advisors: Tim Cross (main thesis advisor), Peter McCabe, John Warme, and Ken Vorhees (minor advisor in organic geochemistry).

  • Teaching assistant for classes in Introduction to Geology (Professors Greg Holden, Sam Romberger and Keenan Lee), and Structural Geology (Prof. Eric Nelson).

CONSULTANT and SUMMER INTERN

1989 to 1990 (1 year) - San Joaquin and Ventura basins (California). Consulted and worked for various companies on a variety of projects: ARCO Oil and Gas Company - Worked on separate projects both as a summer hire and consultant on Asphalto (Carneros sandstone) and Rio Bravo (Vedder sandstone) fields in the San Joaquin basin. Supervisors: Bob Jackson and Rusty Riese. Occidental International Exploration Company - Did field work and lectured on the sequence stratigraphy of the Ventura basin. Supervisor: Ward Abbott. Marathon Research - Led field trips to examine the sequence stratigraphy of the Ventura basin. Supervisors: Bill Ross and Jeff May.

EXXON

1990 (4 months) - Ventura basins (California). Summer hire for Exxon Production Research in Houston Texas. Researched the sequence stratigraphy of the Ventura basin. Supervisors: Clive Jones and John Van Wagoner.

ELF AQUITAINE

1991 (1/2 year) - Niger Delta (Africa). Worked development projects for Elf Aquitaine in Pau France. Projects involved Miocene oil sands (turbidite environments) in the offshore Niger Delta (Akamba, Usoro, Emem, and Erema fields with some exposure to Asasa West and Mfoniso). Also, short projects involving tidal sandstones in the onshore Niger delta (Ofon field) and an offshore exploration well in the Barents Sea (Norway). Supervisors: Roland Jouhannel, Jacques Durand, and Peter Homewood.

Numerous proprietary reports for Elf Aquitaine.

ARCO

1991 to 1998 (7 years) - San Joaquin basin (California) Worked exploration and development projects for ARCO involving Miocene and Pliocene light-oil sands (Vedder, Stevens, and Etchegoin Formations) deposited in turbidite and shoreface environments, and Pliocene dry-gas sands (Etchegoin and San Joaquin Formations) deposited deltaic and tidal environments. Fields worked include Greeley, Ten Section, North Coles Levee, South Coles Levee, and Yowlumne. Supervisors: Ed Elliott, Dennis Giovannetti, Steve Massey, Bruce Niemeyer, and Mike Laue.

  • ARCO 55X-4 "Leprechaun prospect" (Kern County, CA, 4-31S-25E) - Developed prospect and handled operations (8/93 to 10/93). Well was drilled to evaluate a deeper-pool objective beneath South Coles Levee field. The exploration target was abandoned without testing, and the well completed uphole as an infill condensate well in the unit zone with a TD of 11,215.
  • ARCO Ten Section 771-25 "Matchless prospect" (Kern County, CA, 25-30S-25E) - Developed prospect and handled operations (7/93 to 8/93). Well was drilled as a wildcat with a deep objective beneath Ten Section field but the drill pipe became stuck before reaching target zone, and the well was J&A at 11,575 ft with fish in hole.
  • ARCO Yowlumne B 38X-34 Redrill (Kern County, CA, 38-12N-22W) - Handled operations (10/95 to 11/95) on this successful deviated redrill (oil) at Yowlumne field with a TD of 12,648 ft.
  • ARCO Yowlumne B 91X-3 (Kern County, CA, 3-11N-22W) - Handled operations (10/96 to 2/97) on this successful horizontal development well (oil) at Yowlumne field with a TD at a measured depth of 14,300 ft.
  • Conceived and recommended a Pliocene recompletion program of Unit A at Yowlumne field of the 65-11, 45-11 and 22X-11 wells that resulted in an increased production rate as high as 1200 BOPD. A year after initiation, these wells were still producing a steady 80 BOPD a year and contributing one-third of the total production from Unit A.
  • ARCO South Coles Levee 24X-10 "Yokuts prospect" (Kern County, CA, 10-31S-25E) - Developed prospect and handled operations (7/97 to 8/97). Well was completed as producing gas well with a TD at 6,500 ft. The well resulted in the discovery of a new dry gas pool at South Coles Levee field.

Numerous proprietary reports and maps for ARCO.

CHEVRON

1998 to 2005 (7 years) - San Joaquin basin (California). Worked Reservoir Characterization projects at Coalinga (1998-2000) and Lost Hills fields (2000-2005). Coalinga project involved Miocene heavy-oil sands of the Temblor Formation deposited in non-marine, transitional and deep-marine environments. Lost Hills project involved light oil and gas in mixed diatomites and clastics of the Reef Ridge Formation (Belridge, Brown Shale and Antelope zones).
Supervisors: Steve Smith, Wayne Doverspike, Sam Monroe, John Szablowski, and Bob Gale.
Project Managers: Jim Lederhos, Louis Klonsky, Rick Fortnum, and Bob Gale.

  • Recommended drilling and handled operations on seven 4,000-4,500 ft TD infill wells (131I, 142I, 153I, 163I, 173I, 174I, and 184I) on Chevron Lower Brown Shale gas play for Sec. 16, Lost Hills field from January to March 2001. And another eight wells (101I, 132I, 143I, 154I, 164I, 174J, 183I and 185I) from September 2001 to January 2002. Drilling resumed in 2004 on 15 more wells. All wells were productive and through 2005 have added over 3.5 BCF of total gas recovered from the play.
  • Recommended and oversaw drilling of two stratigraphic tests (11-7S and 12-2S) in Sec. 30, Lost Hills field to aid in a future development plan for the lease.
  • Key member of North Lost Hills waterflood expansion team for Sec. 32US, Lost Hills field. Oversaw geology on recommendation, drilling and follow-up from December 2003 to June 2005 of over 200 producer and injector wells (2,000-3,000 ft TD) in a 300-well drilling program.

Numerous presentations at internal company forums for Chevron.

CONSULTING PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST

2005 to 2008 (3+ years) - Los Angeles basin (California). Sub-contractor for DeGolyer and McNaughton of Dallas, Texas from June, 2005 to October, 2007; and then as sole-proprietor retained directly by client from October 2007 to present. Worked Reservoir Characterization projects and handled well drilling operations for THUMS, Long Beach, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, at the offshore Long Beach Unit of Wilmington oil field (2005-present). Project involved Mio-Pliocene light-oil sands of the Tar and Ranger intervals of the Pico and Repetto Formations that were deposited in deep-marine turbidite environments.
Reported to: Creites Jenkins (DeGolyer & MacNaughton), then John Bolling (THUMS General Manager), Mark Giraud, Todd Habliston, and Randy Harris.

  • Recommended drilling, and handled operations on over 30 horizontal wells with lateral reaches of 800 to 1200 feet, as well as an additional 40 plus highly deviated wells, all of which are drilled from man-made offshore islands, or Pier J of Long Beach Harbor. Operations involved both onsite and offsite (via computer link) geosteering of wells using Petrel 3D visualation software.
  • Assisted in the acquisition and subsequent evaluation of the onshore Pico lease from Pacific Energy Resources. Evaluation included initial property evaluation, reserves analysis, and drilling recommendations.

2009 (6 months) - Ghadames (Berkine) Basin of Algeria. Sub-contractor for DeGolyer and McNaughton of Dallas, Texas from January, 2009 to July, 2009. Built 3D-computer models for Sonatrach (Algerian national oil company) using Petrel modeling software. Project involved modeling of Jura-Triassic aeolian reservoirs and Cambro-Orodivician fractured quartizites of the Nezla and Gassi Touil gas fields in the central Sahara Desert of Algeria, near the southeast flank of the giant Hassi Messaoud oil field.
Reported to: Creites Jenkins.

2009 to 2012 (2+ years) - Los Angeles basin (California). Sub-contractor for Occidental Long Beach, Inc. (OLBI) from July, 2009 to November, 2012. Worked Reservoir Characterization projects and handled well drilling operations for THUMS and Tidelands subsidiaries of OLBI, at both the offshore Long Beach Unit and onshore Long Beach Harbor leases of Wilmington oil field. Project involved Mio-Pliocene light-oil sands of the Tar, Ranger, Terminal and UP-Ford intervals that were deposited in deep-marine turbidite environments.
Reported to: Brian Owens (OLBI General Manager), Randy Harris, Marc Wakatake and Brandy Fellars.

  • Recommended drilling, and handled operations on over 75 horizontal wells, from 2005 to date, with lateral reaches of 800 to 1200 feet, as well as about 150 highly deviated wells, from both offshore and onshore drill sites. Operations involved both onsite and offsite (via computer link) geosteering of wells using Petrel 3D visualation software.
  • Oversaw start-up of 15-well development program of the onshore Pico lease acquired by OLBI from Pacific Energy Resources. Project included drilling recommendations, drilling operations, and post-drill analysis.

 


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

2005 - 2006 - Vice-President of the Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

2002 - Present - Member of Youth Education Activities Committee of American Association of Petroleum Geologists serving as Vice-Chair of scouting activities from 2002-2003.

2001 - Field Trip Leader for San Joaquin Geological Society May 11, 2001 field trip to Coalinga field.

2001 - Session co-chair for "Sequence Stratigraphy" technical session held at 2001 Pacific Section (AAPG)-SPE Convention in Universal City, CA on April 9, 2001.

2000 to 2001 - Presentations Chair for 2001 Pacific Section (AAPG)-GSA Convention held in Universal City, CA on April 8-11, 2001.

1999 to 2000 - Session chair for "History of the Oil Industry" technical session held at 2000 Pacific Section (AAPG)-SPE Convention to be held in Long Beach, CA.

1998 to Present - Webmaster for Home Pages for the San Joaquin Geological Society, Oil Advisory Committee of the Kern County Museum Foundation, and the California Well Sample Repository.

1998 to 1999 - Field Trip Coordinator for the San Joaquin Geological Society March 20, 1998 and March 19, 1999 field trips to classic outcrops on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

1997 to 2003 - House of Delegates of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

1997 to 2000 - President-elect, President and Past President of San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS).

1996 to 1997 - Chair of keynote address speaker for 1997 Pacific Section Convention held in Bakersfield, CA.

1996 to 1997 - Vice President of San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS).

1995 to 1996 - Exhibit Coordinator for special display on "Unique Contributions of California to the History of the Oil Industry" presented at 1996 AAPG National Convention with subsequent donation to four California museums.

1995 to 1996 - Chair of Debates and Special Lectures for the 1996 AAPG National Convention held in San Diego, CA.

1994 to 1995 - Treasurer of San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS).

1994 - Field Trip co-leader and guidebook author with Eugene Fritsche of the Pacific Section-SEPM Fall field trip on the Eocene of Sespe Creek.

1993 to 1994 - Secretary of San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS).

1992 to Present - Board of Governors, of the California Well Sample Repository.

 


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Pacific Section of AAPG
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Pacific Section of SEPM
Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Geophysicists (SEG)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS)
Coast Geological Society (CGS)
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)
San Joaquin Well Logging Society (SJWLS)
Petroleum Production Pioneers (PPP)

 


CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

 

AAPG thesis research grant

California Registered Geologist (#5806)

AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist (#5202)

H. Victor Church Award for Best Poster Presentation
(2000 Pacific Section-AAPG Convention)

Levorsen Award for Best Paper Presentation
(2004 Pacific Section-AAPG Convention)

2006 Pacific Section-AAPG Distinguished Service Award

 


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO), Coach and Assistant Coach

Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster,
Troop Committee Chairman and member of District Committee

Oil Exhibit Committee, Kern County Museum Foundation

Southern Sierra Boy Scout Council, Webmaster &
Climbing Director for the High Adventure Program

Member of AAPG Youth Education Activities Committee

Recipient of BSA Silver Beaver Award
Highest volunteer award in Scouting

 


MAJOR PUBLICATIONS
(Journals, Memoirs and Guidebooks)

 

Clark, M. S., Prather, R. K., and Melvin, J. D., 2003, Characterization and Exploitation of the Distal Margin of a Fan-Shaped Turbidite Reservoir The ARCO-DOE 91X-3 Horizontal Well Project, Yowlumne Field, San Joaquin Basin, California, in (Carr, T.R., Mason, E.P., and Feazel, C.T., eds.) Horizontal Wells: Focus on the Reservoir: AAPG Methods in Exploration Series No. 14, p. 11-26.

Clark, M. S., Tucker, K. E., and Klonsky, L. F., 2001, Geological study and multiple 3D surveys give clues to complex reservoir architecture of giant Coalinga oil field, San Joaquin Valley, California : The Leading Edge: Geophysics of Giant Oil Fields - July Issue, v. 20, no. 7, p. 744-751.

Clark, M. S., Prather, R. K., and Melvin, J. D., 2000, Characterization of an active-margin, fan-shaped turbidite reservoir complex, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, California in (Weimer, P., Slatt, R.M., Coleman, J., Rosen, N.C., Nelson, H., Bouma, A.H., Styzen, M.J., and Lawrence, D.T.) Deep-Water Reservoirs of the World: Gulf Coast Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 20th Annual Bob. F. Perkins Research Conference, December 3-6, 2000, Houston, Texas (CD of proceedings available from SEPM), p. 191-211.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J. R., and Imperato, D. P., 1999, Characterization of the distal margin of a slope-basin (Class-III) reservoir, ARCO-DOE Slant Well project, Yowlumne field, California in (Schatzinger, R.A. and Jordan, J., eds.) Reservoir Characterization - Recent Advances: AAPG Memoir 71, p. 21-28.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J. R., and Imperato, D. P., 1997, Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a layered, low-permeability turbidite reservoir, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, CA: Bulletin of the Houston Geological Society, v. 40, no. 4, p. 12-15.

Clark, M. S., Beckley, L. M., Crebs, T. J., and Singleton, M. T., 1996, Tectono-eustatic controls on reservoir compartmentalization: An example from the upper Miocene, California, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 13, p. 475-491.

Clark, M. S., 1994, Sedimentation response to earthquake-related events, middle Eocene, Ventura basin, California in (Fritsche, A. E., ed.) Sedimentology and paleontology of Eocene rocks in the Sespe Creek area, Ventura County, California: Pacific Section, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Guidebook 74, p. 9-38.

Clark, M. S. and Bond, G. C., 1978, Clay mineralogy of the Upper Jurassic to Cretaceous section of the Great Valley Sequence exposed at Putah Creek in (Kramer, J. C., ed.) Geologic guide to the northern California Coast Ranges: Sacramento to Bodega Bay: Geologic Society of Sacramento, Annual Field Trip Guidebook, v. 1978, p. 115-129.

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Cross, T. A., Baker, M. R., Chapin, M. A., Clark, M. S., Gardner, M. H., Hanson, M. S., Lessenger, M. A., Little, L. D., McDonough, K. J., Sonnenfeld, M. D., Valasek, D. W., Williams, M. R., and Witter, D. N., 1993, Applications of high-resolution sequence stratigraphy to reservoir analysis in Eschard, R. and Doligez, B., eds., Subsurface characterization from outcrop observation: Proceedings of the 7th Exploration and Production Research Conference, Paris, Technip, p. 11-33.

Fritsche, A. E. and Clark, M. S., 1994, Field trip guide to middle and upper Eocene rocks in the Sespe Creek area, Ventura County, California in Fritsche, A. E., ed., Sedimentology and paleontology of Eocene rocks in the Sespe Creek area, Ventura County, California: Pacific Section, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Guidebook 74, p. 89-106.

Julander, D, Fong, W., Clark, M.S., Tucker, K., Klonsky, L., Blount, W., Uberawa, W., and Von Dohlen, E. How a New Sequence Stratigraphic Model Influenced Building a Petrophysical Model for the Coalinga Oil Field, San Joaquin Valley, California - Society Petroleum Engineers paper SPE 76718, SPE Regional/AAPG Pacific Section Joint Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., 20-22 May 2002, 4 pgs.

 


NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

 

Clark, M. S. (anonymous with article attributed to fictional name of Senteur de Boue), 2001, An Extraterrestrial Origin for Oil Generation and Anticlinal Growth, West Side Diatomite Trend, San Joaquin Valley, California (abstract): Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, on tap for a future issue.

Clark, M. S., Mulqueen, S., Chauvel, J. P., and Nichols, J., 1998, The Oil Tunnels of Sulphur Mountain: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, September 1998, No. 7, p. 10-11.

Clark, M. S. (anonymous with article attributed to fictional name of Senteur de Boue), 1997, Evidence for an Asteroid Impact Origin for the Ventura Basin (abstract): Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, September 1997, no. 1, p. 3.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J. R., and Imperato, D. P., 1997a, Characterization of the distal margin of a slope-basin (Class III) reservoir, ARCO-DOE Slant Well project, Yowlumne field, CA in (Department of Energy, ed.) Department of Energy Class Program Workshop: Fourth International Reservoir Characterization Technical Conference, Houston, Texas, March 2, 1997: United States Department of Energy, BDM Oklahoma, p. 49-63.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J. R., and Imperato, D. P., 1997b, Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a layered, low-permeability turbidite reservoir, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, CA in 1997 Pacos Proceedings: Pacific Coast Oil Show and Conference, Bakersfield, CA, November 11 and 12, 1997, Petro-Tech Expos, 1988 University Lane, Lisle, Illinois, p. 1-12.

Clark, M. S., Mulqueen, S., Chauvel, J. P., Nichols, J., and Van Zant, D., 1997c, Unique Contributions of California to the History of the Oil Industry: Part III-The Lakeview Gusher: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, January 1997, no. 7, p. 2-3.

Clark, M. S., Mulqueen, S., Chauvel, J. P., Nichols, J., and Van Zant, D., Unique Contributions of California to the History of the Oil Industry: The asphaltum pits of Carpinteria, and the Tar Mines of McKittrick and Asphalto: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, September 1996, no. 5, p. 12-13.

Clark, M. S., 1994, South Coles Levee Field, San Joaquin Basin, California: An argument against a tilted oil-water contact: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, Summer, 1994, no. 3, p. 5-7.

Clark, M. S., Lillis, P., and Gregory, G., 1994, The Sespe Oil Fields-An example of a kinetic accumulation with a subthrust source: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, Winter 1994, no. 1, p. 5-6.

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de Boue, J.S. and Clark, M. S. (anonymous with article attributed to fictional name of Senteur de Boue), 1999, How it used to be: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, July 1999, no. 4, p. 14-15.

de Boue, J.S. and Clark, M. S. (anonymous with article attributed to fictional name of Senteur de Boue), 2000, Senteur de Boue on Archery Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, January, 2000, no. 1, p. 3.

de Boue, J.S., Shields, K. and Clark, M. S. (anonymous with article attributed to fictional name of Senteur de Boue), 1998, Negative Isopach Theory: Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, Pacific Section, AAPG, January 1998, no. 3, p. 8. (modified from an article originally published by Kermit Shields in the Newsletter of the Dallas Geological Society, May, 1979)

 


ABSTRACTS
(with oral or poster presentations)

 

Clark, M. S., Julander, D., and Zalan, T., 2003, Facies Architecture of a Diatomite-Sandstone Reservoir from Integrated Core and Log Analysis, Lost Hills Field, California (abstract for poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, accepted for presentation in May 2003.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., 2003, Basin Architecture of diatomite-turbidite complexes in the Monterey-Stevens Petroleum System, San Joaquin Basin, California (abstract for poster presentation) : Pacific Section AAPG, Annual Convention, Long Beach, invited paper for presentation in May 2003.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., Pusca, V., and Gorham, T., 2002, Sequence stratigraphic and diagenetic controls on trap development of a Miocene diatomite-sandstone reservoir, Lost Hills field, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract for poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, Houston, TX, 2002, v. 11, p. A32.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., 2001, Sequence stratigraphy of an interbedded biogenic-clastic reservoir, Belridge diatomite at Lost Hills field, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract for oral presentation): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 85, p. 1117-1118.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S. Prather, R. K., and Melvin, J. D., 2000, Characterization of an active-margin, fan-shaped turbidite reservoir complex, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract for oral presentation): Program and Abstracts, Deep-water Reservoirs of the World, Gulf Coast Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation, 20th Annual Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, p. 12.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., Tucker, K. E., and Kempner, W., 2000, Sequence stratigraphy and trapping mechanisms, Miocene Temblor Formation, Coalinga field, California (abstract for both oral and poster presentations): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 84, p. 863.

Clark, M. S., 2000, From tar seeps to anticlines and back: The rise and fall of the anticlinal theory in the California Transverse Ranges (abstract for both oral and poster presentations): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 84, p. 862-863.

Clark, M. S., Tucker, K. E., Yepes, O., and Kempner, W., 2000, Controls on reservoir architecture and oil source in an active-margin estuary/shoreface complex, Miocene Temblor Megasequence, San Joaquin Basin, California (abstract for poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, New Orleans, 2000, v. 9, p. A28.

Clark, M. S., Prather, R. K. and Melvin, J. D., 1998, Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a layered, low-permeability turbidite reservoir, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, California (extended abstract for oral presentation): Extended abstracts book, EAGE/AAPG Third research Symposium (Developing and managing turbidite reservoirs - Case histories and experiences), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Almeria, Spain, 3-9 October 1998, section A011, 4 pgs., 4 figs.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., Prather, R. K. and Melvin, J. D., 1998, Tectonic and paleotopographic controls on compartmentalization of turbidite reservoirs, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, CA (abstract for poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, Salt Lake City, 1998, Extended Abstracts, v. 1, p. A127.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J, R. and Imperato, D. R., 1997a, Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a slope-basin reservoir, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, CA (abstract for both oral and poster presentation): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v 81, p. 681.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J, R. and Imperato, D. R., 1997b, Economic recovery of by-passed oil along the distal margin of a slope-basin reservoir, Yowlumne field, CA (abstract for oral presentation): Focused Technology Workshop-Enhancing oil production and reducing water cut, PTTC West Coast Resource Center, University of Southern California, April 17, 1997, p. 122.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J., and Kamerling, M., 1996, Growth patterns of a Miocene turbidite complex in an active-margin basin, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract for oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, San Diego, 1996, v. 5, p. A27.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., 1995, The Cozy Dell Formation-Delta progradation and turbidite deposition during sea-level highstand (abstract with oral presentation): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v 79, p. 581.

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J., and Kamerling, M., 1995, Growth patterns of a turbidite complex in an active-margin basin, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract for poster presentation): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v 79, p. 581.

Clark, M. S., 1994, Sedimentation response to earthquake-related events, middle Eocene, Ventura Basin, California (abstract with oral presentation): Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v 78, p. 659.

Clark, M. S., Beckley, L. M. and Singleton, M. T., 1994, The formation of reservoir compartments during subsidence-sea level interactions, San Joaquin Valley, California (abstract with poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, Denver, 1994, v. 3, p. 122.

Clark, M. S., 1993a, Tectonic, eustatic and climatic controls on sequence deposition-An example from the middle Eocene of southern California (abstract with oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, New Orleans, 1993, v. 2, p. 85.

Clark, M. S., 1993b, Depositional controls on clay mineral abundances in slope and basin-floor submarine fans (abstract with poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, New Orleans, 1993, v. 2, p. 85.

Clark, M. S., Lillis, P. G., and Gregory, G., 1993, The Sespe Oil Fields-An example of a kinetic trap with a subthrust source (abstract with oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 77, p. 693.

Clark, M. S., 1992a, Diagenetic controls on laumontite cementation of plagioclase-bearing sandstones, Transverse Ranges, California (abstract with oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section Convention Programs and Abstracts, Sacramento, California, 1992.

Clark, M. S., 1992b, Lithologic and geometric variations of stratigraphic sequences across coastal plain, shelf, and slope environments, middle Eocene, Ventura basin (abstract for oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, Calgary, 1992, v. 1, p. 20.

  • Invited paper

Clark, M. S., 1992c, Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a shallow-marine to basin transition, middle Eocene, Southern California (abstract): Dissertation Abstracts International.

Clark, M. S., 1991, Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a middle Eocene shallow marine to basin transition, Sespe Wilderness Area, California (abstract with poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 75, p. 359.

Clark, M. S. 1990a, Controls on stratal cyclicity in a shelf-to-basin transition, middle Eocene, Southern California (abstract with oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74, p. 628.

Clark, M. S., 1990b, The influence of migrating depocenters on sequence formation and turbidite deposition, Transverse Ranges, Southern California (abstract with oral presentation): Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, no. 7, p. A360.

Clark, M. S. and Abbott, W. O., 1990, Seismic-scale outcrops of oblique clinoforms, Topatopa Mountains, Southern California (abstract with poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74, p. 629.

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Auffant, A.D., Gillespie, J., and Clark, M.S., 1999, Stratigraphic and depositional analysis of gas-bearing Scalez sands, Pliocene San Joaquin Formation, Coles Levee field, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract with poster presentation), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 83, p. 681.

Bridges, R.A., Castle, J.W., and Clark, M.S., 1999, Depositional patterns and sequence stratigraphy of the Miocene Temblor Formation, San Joaquin basin, California (abstract with possible oral presentation), presented at 1999 Geological Society of America National Convention on 7/10/99.

Castle, J.W., Bridges, R.A., Dinwiddie, C., Molz, F. and Clark, M.S., 2000, Comparison between cores and surface exposures of the Miocene Temblor Formation, Coalinga field, San Joaquin basin: Applications to reservoir characterization (abstract for oral presentation): Working in Concert - A Joint Conference of Geoscientists and Petroleum Engineers, Pacific Section Convention of American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Western Regional Meeting of Society of Petroleum Engineers, June 19-22, 2000 Westin Long Beach, Long Beach, California, p. A8.

Julander, D, Fong, W., Clark, M.S., Tucker, K., Klonsky, L., Blount, W., Uberawa, W., and Von Dohlen, E. How a New Sequence Stratigraphic Model Influenced Building a Petrophysical Model for the Coalinga Oil Field, San Joaquin Valley, California (abstract for oral presentation) - Society Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional/AAPG Pacific Section Joint Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., 20-22 May 2002.

Lillis, P. G. and Clark, M. S., 1991, Oil/Source rock correlation study in the Sespe Oil Field, Ventura County, California (abstract with poster presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 75, p. 372.

Pusca, V. and Clark, M.S., 2002, High-relief bypass surfaces - a new perspective on the architecture of a diatomite/clastic reservoir in the Monterey Formation of California (abstract for oral presentation): American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, Houston, TX, 2002, v. 11, p. A144.

  • Won First Place in Best Student Paper competition

Riese, W. C. and Clark, M. S., 1990, Fan sedimentation on continental margins: a comparison of Miocene Gulf Coast systems with the middle Eocene Cozy Dell Formation of Southern California (abstract): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74, p. 748-749.

Yepes, O., Clark, M. S., and Tucker, K. E., 2000, : Characterization of Miocene Temblor Formation, West Coalinga Field, San Joaquin Basin, California: insights into the stratigraphic geometry of a transgressive reservoir American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention Official Program, New Orleans, 2000, v. 9, p. A163.

  • Won Second Place in Best Student Paper competition.

 


PROPRIETARY INDUSTRY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

ARCO

Clark, M. S., Melvin, J. D., Prather, R. K., Marino, A. W., Boles, J, R. and Imperato, D. R., 1997, Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a slope-basin reservoir, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, CA (abstract): 1997 ARCO Geoscience Conference, Plano, Texas, September 21-25, 1997, p. 38.

Clark, M. S., 1996, Reservoir architecture in Economic recovery of oil trapped at fan margins using high-angle wells and multiple hydraulic fractures, Yowlumne field, Kern County, California, ARCO Western Energy: U. S. Department of Energy Class-III Oil Program, Mid-Term Activities, Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC22-95BC1490, Chapter I3C, 9 p., 22 figures.

Clark, M. S., 1996, Petrophysical description and flow-unit refinement in Economic recovery of oil trapped at fan margins using high-angle wells and multiple hydraulic fractures, Yowlumne field, Kern County, California, ARCO Western Energy: U. S. Department of Energy Class-III Oil Program, Mid-Term Activities, Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC22-95BC1490, Chapter I4C, 10 p., 27 figures, 11 tables.

Clark, M. S., 1995, Groundwaters at Coles Levee: Internal Company Memo to Steve Massey, Bruce Niemeyer, and Mike Stahl, ARCO Western Energy, August 22, 1995, 6 p., 1 Figure.

1992 to 1993 - Author and co-author of numerous maps and cross-sections cataloged and filed in the Bakersfield office of ARCO Oil and Gas Company. All prepared for studies of various fields and reservoirs on the Bakersfield Arch, San Joaquin basin, CA.

1990 - Author of four maps cataloged and filed in the Bakersfield office of ARCO Oil and Gas Company. Maps were prepared for a consulting study prepared as a consultant study (prior to ARCO employment) on the fractured shale potential Rio Bravo field in the San Joaquin basin, CA.

1989 - Author of several maps and cross-sections cataloged and filed in the Bakersfield office of ARCO Oil and Gas Company. All prepared for a study prepared as a summer hire on the Carneros Sandstone of the Temblor Formation (Lower Miocene) of the San Joaquin basin, CA.

ELF AQUITAINE

Clark, M. S., 1991a, Sedimentological study of a core from the Elf Nigeria Emem 5: Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production), Pau, France.

Clark, M. S., 1991b, Sedimentological study of a core from the Elf Nigeria Ofon 3: Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production), Pau, France.

Clark, M. S., 1991c, OPL 97 (Akamba, Asasa West, Mfoniso, and Usoro areas): Part II - Sedimentology study in Elf Nigeria OPL N Interpretation Progress Report in (Debroux, J. L., project leader) Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production), Pau, France.

Clark, M. S. and Balvey, B., 1991, Sedimentological study of a core from the Elf Nigeria Erema 8: Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production), Pau, France.

AMOCO

Clark, M. S., Boissevain, P. R., and Greeley, D. F., 1985, Alternate structural interpretations for the Cliff Creek, Hoback Canyon, and Snake River Range prospects, Lincoln and Sublette Counties, Wyoming: Amoco Production Company, Denver Division, Geological Report NO-18-85M, 6 p., 1 fig., 7 tables, 5 attachments, 14 enclosures.

Clark, M. S. and Carlson, G., 1985, Hydrocarbon potential of the Driggs basin and Horseshoe Creek Valley, Teton County, Idaho: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Report NO-09-85R, 26 p., 5 figs., 11 enclosures.

Clark, M. S., 1984a, A regional study of the Frontier Formation in southern Wyoming: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Report NO-01-84R, 28 p., 10 figs., 3 tables, 19 enclosures.

Clark, M. S., 1984b, Preliminary field report for the Northern Idaho-Wyoming-Utah thrust belt, July 15-21 and August 21-24, 1984: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Report, 7 p., 4 attachments.

Clark, M. S., Balcells-Baldwin, E. A., Jones, R. E. and Young, W. A., 1984, Geologic post-mortem on the Amoco South Pass 1-17: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Memo NO-05-84M, 11 p., 4 figs., 4 tables, 12 enclosures.

Clark, M. S., 1983a, Camel Rock, Joyce Creek, and Hallville fields and the relationship of faulting and hydrocarbon entrapment in Rock Springs Uplift: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Memo NO-04-84M, 4 p., 1 appendix (2 p.), 1 attachment, 4 enclosures.

Clark, M. S., 1983b, Geological evaluation of the hydrocarbon potential of the Rock River area of Laramie basin, Wyoming: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Documentation Memo NO-03-84M, 12 p., appendix (4 p.),1 attachment, enclosures (undrafted).

Clark, M. S. and Leighton, V., 1983, Preliminary field report for Cretaceous depositional systems, June 29-July 2, 1983: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Report, 4 p., 7 attachments.

Clark, M. S. and Harrison, H. S., 1982, Preliminary field report for South Pass and Rock Springs Uplift in Results of 1982 fieldwork, Northern exploration and exploitation groups: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Report CF83-0018, 4 p.

Weiss, T. E. and Clark, M. S., 1985, Stratigraphy of the Northern Idaho-Wyoming thrust belt: Amoco Production Company, Denver Region, Geological Report NO-10-85R, 20 p., 1 appendix (3 p.), 5 figs., 9 enclosures.

CHEVRON

Clark, M. S., Famurewa, T., and Gale, R. R., Decision Support Package (DSP) - Phase 3 - North Lost Hills Stratigraphic Wells, 24 p.

Clark, M. S., 2003, Opportunity Statement - Potential Devlopment Plays - Lost Hills Field, 18 p.

 

CHEVRON PRESENTATIONS AT COMPANY FORUMS

"Basin Architecture of diatomite-turbidite complexes in the Monterey-Stevens Petroleum System, San Joaquin Basin, California" - talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the ChevronTexaco Clastics Group, ChevronTexaco Geology Forum, October 17, 2002 in Galveston, TX

"Sequence stratigraphic and diagenetic controls on trap development of a diatomite-sandstone reservoir, Lost Hills Field, San Joaquin Basin, California" - talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chevron Clastic Stratigraphy Group (CCSG), Chevron Reservoir Geology Forum, October 11, 2001 in San Ramon, CA

"Decision-driven Capital Stewardship of an Aging Asset - Applying Reservoir Characterization and Decision Analysis to the North Lost Hills Diatomite, San Joaquin Basin, California" - poster presented at Chevron Reservoir Management Forum, May 22, 2001

"Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Architecture of the Belridge Diatomite, Lost Hills Field, San Joaquin Basin, California" - talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chevron Clastic Stratigraphy Group (CCSG), November 8, 2000 in New Orleans, LA

"Characterization of an Active-margin, Fan-shaped Turbidite Complex, Miocene Stevens Sandstone, San Joaquin Basin, California" - poster presented at Chevron Reservoir Management Forum, May 23, 2000

"Characterization and exploitation of an estuary/shoreface complex in an active-margin setting, Miocene Temblor megasequence, San Joaquin basin, California" - talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chevron Clastic Stratigraphy Group (CCSG), October 6, 1999 in San Ramon, CA

 


MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

 

Clark, M. S., From tar seeps to anticlines and back: the history of the Sespe Oil Fields: to be submitted to California Geology.

Clark, M. S., Diagenetic controls on laumontite cementation of plagioclase-bearing sandstones, Transverse Ranges, California: to be submitted to the Journal of Sedimentary Geology.

Clark, M. S., Clay Mineral Trends in Slope and Basin-floor Submarine Fans as a Function of Flow Stripping, Great Valley Sequence, California: to be submitted to the Journal of Sedimentary Geology or a Pacific Section, AAPG/SEPM publication.

Clark, M. S., and Lillis, P. G., The Sespe Oil Fields-An example of a kinetic trap with a subthrust source: to be submitted to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin.

Clark, M. S., Simmons, M. L. and Prather, R. K., Tectonic and paleotopographic controls on compartmentalization of turbidite reservoirs, Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, CA: to be submitted to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin.

 


INVITED SPEAKER

 

"Reservoir Architecture and Trapping Mechanisms of the Miocene Temblor Formation, Coalinga Field, San Joaquin Basin, California" presented at the luncheon meeting of the Bay Area Geophysical Society (BAGS) on July 18, 2002 in San Ramon, CA

"Reservoir Architecture and Trapping Mechanisms of the Miocene Temblor Formation, Coalinga Field, San Joaquin Basin, California" presented at the dinner meeting of the San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS) on June 11, 2002 in Bakersfield, CA

"Reservoir Architecture and Trapping Mechanisms of the Miocene Temblor Formation, Coalinga Field, San Joaquin Basin, California" presented at the luncheon meeting of the Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Geophysicists (SEG) on April 17, 2002 in Bakersfield, CA

"Vertical Field Methods in Geology - Studying the Walls of Yosemite Valley" presented at the luncheon meeting of the Petroleum Production Pioneers (PPP) on March 1, 2002 in Bakersfield, CA

"Reservoir Characterization of the Lost Hills Diatomite, San Joaquin Basin, California" presented at the Petroleum Engineering Department Seminar on January 27, 2002 at Stanford University in Stanford, CA.

"Sequence stratigraphy of an interbedded biogenic-clastic reservoir, Belridge diatomite at Lost Hills field, San Joaquin basin, California" presented at the Joint Pacific Section AAPG - Cordilleran Section GSA Convention on April 9, 2001 in Universal City, CA

"Sequence Stratigraphy and Trapping Mechanisms, Miocene Temblor Formation, Coalinga Field, California" presented at the dinner meeting of the Coast Geologic Society (CGS) on April 17, 2001 in Ventura, CA

"Characterization of an active-margin, fan-shaped turbidite reservoir complex, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, California" presented at the 20th Annual Bob. F. Perkins Research Conference on Deep-Water Reservoirs of the World, December 5, 2000 in Houston, TX

"Vertical Field Methods in Geology - Techniques to study the Walls of Yosemite Valley" presented at the dinner meeting of the San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS) on February 14, 2000 in Bakersfield, CA

"Characterization of an active-margin, fan-shaped turbidite reservoir Complex, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, California" presented at the dinner meeting of the San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS) on December 14, 1999 in Bakersfield, CA

"Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a fan-shaped turbidite - the ARCO-DOE 91X-3 Horizontal Well Project, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, California" presented at AAPG/SPWLA Hedberg Research Symposium on Horizontal Wells - Focus on the Reservoir, October 12, 1999 at the Woodlands, TX

"Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a layered, low-permeability turbidite reservoir, Miocene Stevens sandstone, San Joaquin basin, California", presented at the EAGE/AAPG Third Research Symposium on Developing and Managing Turbidite Reservoirs - Case Histories and Experiences in Almeria, Spain on October 4, 1998.

"Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a slope-basin reservoir, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, CA" presented at the ARCO Western Energy and U.S. Dept. of Energy Technology Transfer Workshop in Bakersfield, CA, August 20, 1998.

"Characterization and exploitation of the distal margin of a slope-basin reservoir, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, CA" presented at the 1997 ARCO Geoscience Conference, Plano, Texas, September 24, 1997.

"Economic recovery of by-passed oil along the distal Margin of a Slope-Basin Reservoir, Yowlumne field, CA" presented at the PTTC Focused Technology Workshop, University of Southern California, April 17, 1997.

"Characterization of the distal margin of a slope-basin (Class III) reservoir, ARCO-DOE Slant Well project, Yowlumne field, CA" presented at the Department of Energy Class Program Workshop of the Fourth International Reservoir Characterization Technical Conference, Houston, March 2, 1997.

"Growth patterns of a Miocene turbidite complex in an active-margin basin, Yowlumne field, San Joaquin basin, California" presented at the 1996 Annual Convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, San Diego, May 22, 1996.

"The Sespe Oil Fields-An example of a kinetic trap with a subthrust source" presented at the dinner meeting of the Coast Geologic Society (CGS), Ventura, April 16, 1996.

"Sedimentation response to earthquake-related events, middle Eocene, Ventura Basin, California" presented at the dinner meeting of the Coast Geologic Society (CGS), Ventura, November 18, 1994.

"The Sespe Oil Fields - An example of a kinetic trap with a subthrust source" presented at the dinner meeting of the San Joaquin Geologic Society (SJGS), Bakersfield, October 12, 1993.

"Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a shallow-marine to basin transition, middle Eocene, Southern California" presented to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Menlo Park, June 25, 1993.

"Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a shallow-marine to basin transition, middle Eocene, Southern California" presented at the luncheon meeting of the Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Geophysicists (SEG), January 27, 1993?

"Lithologic and geometric variations of stratigraphic sequences across coastal plain, shelf, and slope environments, middle Eocene, Ventura basin" presented at the 1992 Annual Convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary, June 22, 1992.

"Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a shallow-marine to basin transition, middle Eocene, Southern California" presented at the dinner meeting of the Coast Geologic Society (CGS), Ventura, June 16, 1992.

"Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of a shallow-marine to basin transition, middle Eocene, Southern California" presented at the dinner meeting of the San Joaquin Geologic Society (SJGS), Bakersfield, March 10, 1992.



UNIVERSITY GUEST LECTURER

 

Talks to college and university classes of the following professors:
Dr. Jan Gillespie (California State University at Bakersfield) - 5/8/97
Dr. James Boles (University of California at Santa Barbara) - 5/29/96, 10/11/96, and 3/9/98
Dr. Robert Gray (Santa Barbara City College) - 10/11/96 and 11/19/99
Dr. Linda Reinen (California State University at Bakersfield) - 5/17/95
Prof. Bob Lindblom (Stanford University) - 1/29/02
Dr. Rob Negrini (California State University at Bakersfield) - 3/10/95
Dr. Geoff Thynne (California State University at Bakersfield) - 4/20/93

 



PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Family: Married with two children.

Eagle Scout with two Silver Palms, and Life Member of National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Also, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 484, and Assistant Advisor to Venture Crew 484. Scouters Key awarded in Nov. 2001. BSA Silver Beaver Award in January, 2005.

Life Member of California Scholarship Federation, and recipient (1973)of a California State Scholarship.

Rock climbing: Multi-day rock-climbing ascents of Half Dome (1977) and El Capitan (1979) in Yosemite Valley. Also, Philmont-certified Climbing Director for the Boy Scouts of America

Mountain climbing: Ascents of 69 of the 70 peaks in the continental United States over 14,000 feet in elevation, a tally that includes 6 winter ascents.

Scuba and Snorkeling: Naui-Certified Scuba Diver and avid snorkeler.

Foreign Languages: Some knowledge of French from past overseas residency.

 



REFERENCES

 

Dr. James R. Boles, Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Gerard C. Bond, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Lamont, NY - M.S. thesis advisor.

Dr. Timothy O. Cross, Platte River Associates, Denver, CO (formerly with Department of Geology and Geological Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO) - Ph.D. thesis advisor.

Dr. Jacques Durand, Jean Feger Centre de Science et Technologie, Elf Aquitaine, Pau, France - Former supervisor.

Dr. Janice M. Gillespie, Department of Geology, California State University, Bakersfield, CA.

Dr. Mike Gardner, Department of Geology and Geological Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO - fellow graduate student.

Dennis Giovannetti, BP-Amoco (formerly Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas Company), Houston, TX - Former supervisor.

Donald W. Lewis, Chief Geologist (retired) of Chevron Corporation, Moraga, CA - Technical Program Chairman, 1997 AAPG National Convention in San Diego.

Dr. Paul G. Lillis, Petroleum Branch, United States Geological Survey, Denver, CO - Co-author and fellow graduate student.

Robert Lindblom - Stanford University, Stanford, CA - former president of the California State Board of Registration of Geologists and Geophysicists.

Dr. Peter J. McCabe, Coal Branch, United States Geological Survey, Denver, CO - Ph.D. thesis advisor and mentor.

Dr. Rob Negrini, Department of Geology, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

Dr. W. C. "Rusty" Riese, BP-Amoco (formerly Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas Company), Houston, TX - Former supervisor.

Dr. Steven A. Sonnenberg, Barlow and Haun, Inc., Denver, CO - Past-President of Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists.

Steve Smith, Chevron North America Exploration and Production, New Orleans, LA - former supervisor.

Dr. John E. Warme, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geology and Geological Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO - Ph.D. thesis advisor.

 



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