SMU Geothermal Lab

PhD Dissertations and MS Theses

Thermal and Mass History of Fairway Field in East Texas: Implication for Geothermal Energy Development in an Oil and Gas Setting
Kweik, Ramsey.  MS Thesis, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2014.

Surface Temperature Warming Borehole Analysis and Interpretation of the Marysville Geothermal Area, Marysville, Montana
Mauroner, Clifford.  MS Thesis, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2014.

Thermal modeling of step-out targets at the Soda Lake geothermal field, Churchill County, Nevada
Dingwall, Ryan Kenneth. MS Thesis, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2013. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1540257.

Thermal and structural assessment of the Pirouette Mountain geothermal prospect, Southern Dixie Valley, Nevada 
Williams, Mitchell Alan. MS Thesis, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2012. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1532148.

Stabilization temperature of the Archean cratons: Implication for thermal regime, secular variation of surface heat flow and lithospheric thickness in Precambrian terrains
Thakur, Mahesh. PhD Dissertation, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2011. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 3459801. 

Post subduction thermal regime of the western North America and effects on the Great Valley, Sierra Nevada and northern Baja-California provinces
Erkan, Kamil. PhD Dissertation, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2007. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 3258525.

Acoustic impedance inversion and AVO analysis on the Pliocene shallow gas sands, Rio Bravo field, San Joaquin Basin, California
Espanola, Onofre S. MS Thesis, Dept. of Geological Sciences, 2007. Southern Methodist University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1447326.

Reservoir characterization through inversion and attribute analysis on the Dakota and Paradox formations, Ute Dome field, San Juan basin
Morrow, Andrew Paten. MS Thesis, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2005. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1430984.

Investigation on air to ground coupled waves and other geophysical studies
Negraru, Petru Teodor. PhD Dissertation Dept. of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2005. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 3167257.

Salt-sediment interaction of northeast Auger Basin, offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico
Kubik, Peter Konstanty. MS Thesis, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2004. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1421354.

Depositional environments and associated facies of the Late Jurassic Bossier Formation, Freestone County, East Texas Basin
Burns, Steven W. MS Thesis, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2004. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1421355.

Implications of the Shallow and Intermediate Thermal Structure of Subduction Zones for Arc-Volcanism and Back-Arc Heat Flow and Other Geophysical Studies
McKenna, Jason.  PhD Dissertation, Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2002.

Numerical modeling of Basin and Range geothermal systems and other geophysical studies
Wisian, Kenneth Ward. PhD Dissertation Dept. of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 1999. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 9930639.

Other Research

Beardsmore, Graeme. The thermal history of the Browse Basin and its implications for petroleum exploration (abstract only).  Doctoral thesis from Monash University, Australia, 1996.

Blackwell, David D., et al. High-resolution temperature logs in a petroleum setting: examples and applications (abstract only). Geothermics in Basin Analysis. Springer US, 1999. 1-34.

Bonner, Jessie L. Heat Flow and Earthquake Synergy in California.  SMU Research Day Poster Abstract, 1997.

Carter, Larry S., et al. Heat flow and thermal history of the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma (abstract only). AAPG bulletin 82.2 (1998): 291-316.

Gallardo, Jaquidon, and David D. Blackwell. Thermal structure of the Anadarko Basin (abstract only). AAPG bulletin 83.2 (1999): 333-361.

McKenna, Jason R. Thermal Constraints on Potential Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes Near 45 Degrees N.  SMU Research Day Poster Abstract, 1997.

Wisian, Ken W., Blackwell, David D., Bellani, Stefano, Henfling, Joe A., Normann, Randy A., Lysne, Peter C., Forster, Andrea, and  Schrotter, Jorge.  How Hot Is It?  (A Comparison Of Advanced Technology Temperature Logging Systems).  Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 20 (1996): 427-434.

Wisian, Ken W.; Blackwell, David D.; Teplow, William J.; Meidav, Tsvi.  Interpretation of Geophysical Data for the Vale, Oregon Geothermal System.  Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 20 (1996): 435-438.


Additional publications are included in the Lab Research and Temperature Logging sections of the website.