Neil started working with the OGS in 1986, mapping the northern Ouachita Mountains and Arkoma Basin as part of the STATEMAP project.
Following this work, he and his colleagues completed some reconnaissance mapping in northwest Oklahoma and detailed mapping of the Oklahoma City metro area. Before joining the Survey, Neil received his Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara, after which he worked for Chevron Resources Company and Chevron USA in the Bay Area.
In addition to his work on Oklahoma stratigraphy and petroleum plays, Neil has taught the University of Oklahoma’s field camp in Colorado and a course on subsurface methods in petroleum exploration and development.
He has published a number of papers and guidebooks, mostly on the stratigraphy and structure of southern Oklahoma. His current interest is completing “Roadside Geology of Oklahoma” for Mountain Press Publishing Company.