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Peter Hennings

Research Scientist and Lecturer, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hennings leads the Bureau’s Center for Integrated Seismicity Research and is also a Consulting Geologist.

Dr. Hennings first retired in 2015 after 25 years in the petroleum industry where he worked as a research scientist (Mobil Oil and Phillips Petroleum) and technical manager and research fellow (ConocoPhillips).

Dr. Hennings’ areas of expertise include seismic structural interpretation and analysis, reservoir geomechanics, characterization and hydraulic modeling of fractured and compartmentalized reservoirs, fault seal analysis, thrust belt kinematics, induced seismicity, exploration and production geoscience, and geology of the Laramide Rockies and West Texas.

Peter is an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, GSA Fellow, and a founder of the AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division. Peter has taught more than 250 field seminars and classroom courses on seismic structural analysis, reservoir geomechanics, and Rocky Mountain structural and petroleum geology.


Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, 1991
B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M University, 1983 and 1986