World-class training for the modern energy industry

Lansing Taylor

Independent Consultant, Structural Geologist.

Lans has 20 years applied experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for the USGS, Anadarko Petroleum, IGEOSS, Talisman Energy, and the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. His roles have included positions in exploration, development and management, as well as serving as a subject matter expert, field geologist, researcher, and instructor for industry training. Lans has developed global knowledge of the tectonic and structural settings of petroleum systems, working projects throughout North and South America, North Africa, the Middle East, and SE Asia. His primary areas of interest include the western cordillera of the Americas and their associated foreland basins, the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast, and the Tethyan margin from North Africa through the Middle East to South East Asia. Teaching specialties include structural geology, tectonics, geomechanics, natural fractures, seismic interpretation, and field geology. Lans lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and 2 sons and enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing and classical piano.


Ph.D. in quantitative structural geology and geomechanics, Stanford University, 1999
B.A. in mathematics and geology, Skidmore College, 1993