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Publications by Graduate Students

Chaipornkaew, L., E. J. Earnest, M. Kacewicz, and P. J. Lovely, 2021, Constraining permeability evolution during and after natural fracturing in overpressured shales: Implications on basin-scale stress and pore pressure evolution: AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition online meeting, September 29-October 1, 2020, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #42570, p. 1-13.

Burton, Z. F. M., K. F. Kroeger, A. Hosford Scheirer, Y. Seol, B. Burgreen-Chan, and S. A. Graham, 2020, Tectonic Uplift Destabilizes Subsea Gas Hydrate: A Model Example From Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 47, p. e2020GL087150, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087150.

Li, X., O. Falivene, M. Minzoni, D. J. Lehrmann, J. J. G. Reijmer, M. Morsilli, K. A. H. Al-Ramadan, M. Yu, and J. L. Payne, 2020, Interactions between sediment production and transport in the geometry of carbonate platforms: Insights from forward modeling of the Great Bank of Guizhou (Early to Middle Triassic), south China: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 118, p. 104416, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104416.

Pradhan, A., N. C. Dutta, H. Q. Le, B. Biondi, and T. Mukerji, 2020, Approximate Bayesian inference of seismic velocity and pore-pressure uncertainty with basin modeling, rock physics, and imaging constraints: Geophysics, v. 85, p. ID19-ID34.

Tran, M., T. Mukerji, and A. Hosford Scheirer, 2020, Lithofacies-dependent rock-physics templates of an unconventional shale reservoir on the North Slope, Alaska: Interpretation, v. 8, p. T611-T623.

Thompson-Butler, W., K. E. Peters, L. B. Magoon, A. Hosford Scheirer, J. M. Moldowan, V. O. Blanco, R. E. Gonzalez, S. A. Graham, J. E. Zumberge, and D. A. Wavrek, 2019, Identification of genetically distinct petroleum tribes in the Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia: AAPG Bulletin, v. 103, p. 3003-3034.

Menotti, T., A. Hosford Scheirer, K. Meisling, and S. A. Graham, 2019, Integrating strike-slip tectonism with three-dimensional basin and petroleum system analysis of the Salinas Basin, California: AAPG Bulletin, v. 103, p. 1443-1472.

Burton, Z. F. M., J. M. Moldowan, L. B. Magoon, R. Sykes, and S. A. Graham, 2019, Interpretation of source rock depositional environment and age from seep oil, east coast of New Zealand: International Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 108, p. 1079-1091.

AlKawai, W., T. Mukerji, A. Hosford Scheirer, and S. A. Graham, 2018a, Integrating statistical rock physics and pressure and thermal history modeling to map reservoir lithofacies in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Geophysics, v. 83, p. A53-Y7.

AlKawai, W. H., T. Mukerji, A. Hosford Scheirer, and S. A. Graham, 2018b, Combining seismic reservoir characterization workflows with basin modeling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico Mississippi Canyon Area: AAPG Bulletin, v. 102, p. 629-652.

Burgreen-Chan, B., and S. A. Graham, 2018, Petroleum system modeling of the East Coast Basin, Hawke Bay, New Zealand: AAPG Bulletin, v. 102, p. 587-612.

Burton, Z. F. M., J. M. Moldowan, R. Sykes, and S. A. Graham, 2018, Unraveling petroleum degradation, maturity, and mixing and addressing impact on petroleum prospectivity: Insights from frontier exploration regions in New Zealand: Energy Fuels, v. 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03261, p. 1-10.

Yurchenko, I. A., J. M. Moldowan, K. E. Peters, L. B. Magoon, and S. A. Graham, 2018, Source rock heterogeneity and migrated hydrocarbons in the Triassic Shublik Formation and their implication for unconventional resource evaluation in Arctic Alaska: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 92, p. 932-952.

 Burton, Z. F. M., J. M. Moldowan, R. Sykes, and S. A. Graham. "Unraveling petroleum degradation, maturity, and mixing and addressing impact on petroleum prospectivity: Insights from frontier exploration regions in New Zealand." Energy & Fuels 32, no. 2 (2018): 1287-1296. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03261

Burton, Z. F. M., J. M. Moldowan, L. B. Magoon, R. Sykes, and S. A. Graham. "Interpretation of source rock depositional environment and age from seep oil, east coast of New Zealand." International Journal of Earth Sciences 108, no. 4 (2019): 1079-1091, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-018-01675-6

Tong, Y., and T. Mukerji, 2017, Generalized sensitivity analysis study in basin and petroleum system modeling, case study on Piceance Basin, Colorado: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 149, p. 772-781.

Tong, Y., D. E. Ibarra, J. K. Caves, T. Mukerji, and S. A. Graham, 2016, Constraining basin thermal history and petroleum generation using paleoclimate data in the Piceance Basin, Colorado: Basin Research, p. 1-12.

AlKawai, W., and T. Mukerji, 2016, Integrating basin modeling with seismic technology and rock physics: Geophysical Prospecting, v. 64, p. 1556-1574.

AlKawai, W., T. Mukerji, A. Hosford Scheirer, and S. Graham, 2016, Basin modeling in the aid of seismic reservoir characterization [abs.], AAPG Hedberg Research Conference "The Future of Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling" April 3-8, 2016, Santa Barbara, CA, p. 4.

Al Kawai, W.  and T. Mukerji, 2015. Integrating basin modeling with seismic technology and rock physics, Geophysical Prospecting, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12343.

Burgreen-Chan, B., K. E. Meisling, and S. Graham, 2015, Basin and petroleum system modelling of the East Coast Basin, New Zealand: a test of overpressure scenarios in a convergent margin: Basin Research, v. 28, p. 536-567.

He, M., Graham, S., Hosford Scheirer, A., and Peters, K.E., 2014, A basin modeling and organic geochemistry study in the Vallecitos syncline, San Joaquin Basin, California. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 49, p. 15-34.

He, M., S. Graham, A. Hosford Scheirer, and K. E. Peters, 2014, A basin modeling and organic geochemistry study in the Vallecitos syncline, San Joaquin Basin, California: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 49, p. 15-34.

Wang Y., K.E. Peters, J.M. Moldowan, K.J. Bird, and L.B. Magoon, 2014. Cracking, mixing, and geochemical correlation of crude oils, North Slope, Alaska. AAPG Bulletin 98, 1235-1267.

He, M., Moldowan, J.M., Nemchenko-Rovenskaya, A., and Peters, K.E., 2012, Oil families and their inferred source rocks in the Barents Sea and northern Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia. AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 6, p. 1121-1146.

He, M., J. M. Moldowan, A. Nemchenko-Rovenskaya, and K. E. Peters, 2012, Oil families and their inferred source rocks in the Barents Sea and northern Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, p. 1121-1146.

Publications by Postdoctoral Scholars

Koeshidayatullah, A., M. Morsilli, D. J. Lehrmann, K. Al-Ramadan, and J. L. Payne, 2020, Fully automated carbonate petrography using deep convolutional neural networks: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 122, p. 104687.

Yuan, Q., Y. Mehmani, A. K. Burnham, A. Lapene, J. Wendebourg, and H. A. Tchelepi, 2020, Scaling analysis of coupled compaction, kerogen conversion, and petroleum expulsion during geological maturation: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 192, p. 107285.

Mei, M., A. K. Burnham, N. B. Schoellkopf, J. Wendebourg, and F. Gelin, 2001, Modeling petroleum generation, retention, and expulsion from the Vaca Meurta Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina: Part I. integrating compositional kinetics and basin modeling: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 123, p. 1-15, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104743.

Selected Publications by BPSM Principals

Atwah, I., Moldowan, J.M., Koskella, D., Dahl, J., 2021, Application of higher diamondoids in hydrocarbon mudrock systems, v. Fuel 284, 118994.

Botterell, P.J., Houseknecht, D.W., Lillis, P.G., Barbanti, S.M., Dahl, J., Moldowan, J.M., 2021, Geochemical advances in Arctic Alaska oil typing – North Slope oil correlation and charge history.  Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 127 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104878  

Dutta, N. C., R. Bachrach, and T. Mukerji, 2021, Quantitative Analysis of Geopressure for Geoscientists and Engineers: Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press.

Murray A.P., K.E. Peters, 2021. Quantifying multiple source rock contributions to petroleum fluids: bias in using compound ratios and neglecting the gas fraction. AAPG Bulletin, in press.

Hosford Scheirer, A., and K. J. Bird, 2020, A lateral well in the Shublik Formation, Alaska North Slope, with implications for development of unconventional resource potential: Interpretation, v. 8, p. SJ36-SJ49. dx.doi.org/10.1190/INT-2019-0186.1

Schenk, O., Dempsey, C., Benson, R., Cheng, M., Tewari, S., Karvelas, A. and Bancala, G, 2020, Comprehensive basin-wide 3D petroleum systems modelling providing new insights into proven petroleum systems and remaining prospectivity in the Exmouth Sub-basin, Australia. The APPEA Journal. v. 60, p. 753-760, https://doi.org/10.1071/AJ19026.   

Burnham, A. K., 2019, Kinetic models of vitrinite, kerogen, and bitumen reflectance. Org. Geochem. 131, 50-59.

Peters K.E., P.G. Lillis, T.D. Lorenson, J.E. Zumberge, 2019. Geochemically distinct oil families in the onshore and offshore Santa Maria basins, California. AAPG Bulletin 103, 243-271.

Schenk, O., Tewari, S., and Karvelas, A., 2019, Basin study report - Exmouth Sub-basin. Report prepared for Geoscience Australia (http://www.ga.gov.au/nopims), 401p.

Burnham, A. K., 2018, Oil, bitumen, and other confusing concepts:  What do lab experiments really tell us? AAPG Bulletin 102, 653-669.

Peters K.E., P.C. Hackley, J.J. Thomas, A.E. Pomerantz, 2018, Experimental evidence for suppression of vitrinite reflectance by liptinite during hydrous pyrolysis of artificial source rock. Organic Geochemistry 125, 220-228.

Peters K.E., A.K. Burnham, C.C. Walters, and O. Schenk, 2018, Guidelines for kinetic input to basin and petroleum system models. Marine and Petroleum Geology 92, 979-986.

Burnham, A. K., 2017, Global Chemical Kinetics of Fossil Fuels: How to Model Maturation and Pyrolysis: Cham, Switzerland, Springer.

Schenk, O., Peters, K.E., Burnham, A.K., 2017, Evaluation of Alternatives to Easy%Ro for Calibration of Basin and Petroleum System Models. Extended abstract, EAGE, Paris, France, https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201700614

Peters, K. E., O. Schenk, A. Hosford Scheirer, B. Wygrala, and T. Hantschel, 2017, Basin and petroleum system modeling of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, in C. S. Hsu, and P. R. Robinson, eds., Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology: Heidelberg, Springer, p. 381-417.

Hosford Scheirer, A., 2013, The three-dimensional geologic model used for the 2003 National Oil and Gas Assessment of the San Joaquin Basin Province, California, in Hosford Scheirer, A., ed., Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1713, chapter 7, p. 1-82. http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1713/.