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Gus Gustason

Senior Geologist and Geoscience Advisor, Enerplus Resources (USA), Denver.

Gus worked as a geologist for RPI International during the 80’s while conducting Ph.D. research on the Dakota Formation. He then worked for BP Alaska, Schlumberger Reservoir Technologies, EnCana, El Paso and, now, Enerplus. Gus is particularly interested in applying core- and outcrop-based facies analyses and sequence stratigraphy to evaluations of oil- and gas-producing formations. He has more than fifteen years of experience with exploration, appraisal and development of conventional reservoirs and twenty years of experience evaluating and developing unconventional shale gas plays (e.g., Marcellus and Utica in Appalachian Basin and Niobrara in several Rocky Mountain basins), as well as tight gas and tight oil sandstone plays (e.g., Williams Fork in the Piceance Basin, J and Codell sandstones in the Denver Basin, Parkman and Frontier formations in the Powder River Basin, and Almond Formation in the Greater Green River Basin).

Education

Ph.D. from University of Colorado at Boulder, 1989
M.Sc. in geology from Northern Arizona University
B.Sc. in geology from Humboldt State University