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Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper

Co-founder and Partner, FractureStudies LLC, Edgewood, NM.

 Scott first started working on naturally-fractured reservoir issues in 1993. In 2008, he partnered with Dr. John Lorenz forming FractureStudies LLC, a consulting company focused on naturally fractured reservoir-characterization issues.

Earlier in his career as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories (a U.S. Department of Energy facility), Scott worked on numerous government and industry-supported energy-related research projects. Scott’s MSc geology thesis work involved characterization and modeling of natural fractures in strata at Teapot Dome, a basement-cored anticline in central Wyoming. The database developed from that work continues to be used as a teaching tool in various industry fracture-modeling programs.

Scott’s many publications include the books “Applied Concepts in Fractured Reservoirs” and “The Atlas of Natural and Induced Fractures in Core”, of which he is co-author. Among Scott’s interests is trout wrangling, an activity he pursued from 1979-1992 in South Dakota.

Education

M.S. in Geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2000
B.S. in Geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1997