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Congratulations to the winners of the ConocoPhillips Student Research Symposium!

Student Research Symposium Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the AAPG Spring Break Student Expo!

2018 AAPG Spring Break Student Expo Winners

Now Hiring!

Open-Rank Professor in Exploration Geophysics

The School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Exploration Geophysics at the rank of Assistant to Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level will also be considered for the Frank and Henrietta Schultz Endowed Chair. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in related fields, have a strong research record, and an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Relevant industry experience is an advantage. Areas of interest can include but are not limited to acquisition, processing, imaging, and interpretation of seismic data with an emphasis in conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and build collaborations within and outside the School. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated starting date is Fall semester 2018.  Applicants can apply online at Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, complete vita/resume, statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of five references who can be contacted, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions, information requests, and nominations should be addressed to Dr. John Pigott, Chair Exploration Geophysics Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK  73019 or

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology

The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track hydrogeology faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. We are seeking applications from a broad range of hydrogeology experiences, including hydrogeochemistry and hydrogeophysics. This new applied hydrology position will complement the School of Geology and Geophysics’ existing strengths in petroleum, geophysical, and geochemical research while also diversifying research and career options for our students. We seek an innovative colleague who will teach and mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. We expect the successful applicant to develop a strong research and teaching program that includes a substantial field component and integrates local to international issues. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, have a demonstrated research record, and strong potential to acquire externally derived funding. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with on-campus interviews taking place in November 2017. The anticipated start date is August 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Members of the search committee will be available for in-person meetings during the 2017 GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Please contact Dr. Shannon Dulin to schedule a meeting. Applicants are encouraged to apply at and submit their cover letter, vitae/resume, statements of teaching and research, and a list of four references with names, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions or requests for information may be addressed to the Chair of the Hydrogeology Search Committee, Dr. Shannon Dulin, at 405-325-3253 or

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Geology & Geophysics Updates

October 2017: Professors Lynn Soreghan and Michael Behm acquired seismic reflection/refraction data along a 2.5 km long profile in the Unaweep Canyon in Western Colorado to test the hypothesis of Paleozoic glaciation in the Colorado Plateau. The acquisition comprised 270 shot points and 500 mobile seismic recorders, and was supported by the Seismic Source Facility at UTEP and the PASSCAL instrument center. The dedication of CPSGG graduate students Feng Cheng, Anna Patterson, Pranshu Ratre, and OGS staff member Jefferson Chang ensured an efficient and successful operation.

Soreghan-Behm Trip

OU Field Camp Video

Recent Field Trips


Professors Matt Pranter (CPSGG) and Rex Cole (Colorado Mesa University) led a field trip for the Integrated Reservoir Modeling and Simulation course to the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado to analyze world-class fluvial and shallow-marine outcrop analogs for comparison to subsurface reservoirs.  Geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering graduate students in the course will model and analyze subsurface reservoirs of the same formations in the Piceance Basin.

L. Soreghan Svalbard trip

Halliburton Awards Pick & Hammer with $20k Grant

Halliburton Logo

Halliburton awarded a $20k grant to Pick & Hammer Club to assist in their outreach efforts and to bring interactive learning of geosciences to students of all ages. Pick & Hammer provide teachers with Mineral Kits and educational tools to spark an interest in earth sciences both in and out of the classroom. Cupcake coring is one way our students illustrate the process of collecting samples in the field. To contact a member from Pick & Hammer, please visit their website: Pick & Hammer.

Mineral Kit with Haliburton Logo
P&H Elem School
Mineral Kit 1
Cupcake coring