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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.


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