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Matthew J. Pranter

Matthew J. Pranter

Victor E. Monnett Chair in Energy Resources
Professor of Geosciences

Director, Institute for Reservoir Characterization and
Reservoir Characterization and Modeling Laboratory

Ph.D., Geology, Colorado School of Mines
M.S., Geology, Baylor University
B.S. (High Honors), Geological / Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S., Geology, Oklahoma State University (minor in Petroleum Engineering)

Office: SEC 750
E-mail: matthew.pranter@ou.edu

Matthew Pranter's CV

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Area of Interest

Sedimentary and Petroleum Geosciences
Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

Research

I am interested in siliciclastic and carbonate rocks: their origin, distribution, and characteristics.  My research crosses the boundary between "fundamental" and "applied" research in sedimentary and reservoir geology. 

My research focuses on questions to address how the characteristics of sedimentary rocks (and processes that form them) at different scales impact heterogeneity in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.  This multidisciplinary research involves the "field scale" analyses of depositional systems, stratigraphic architecture, and sedimentology as applied to petroleum reservoir geology and geophysics.  To explore these questions, my students and I analyze and integrate various types of data (e.g., outcrop, subsurface) and use a range of "tools" (e.g., 3-D reservoir modeling) to evaluate the stratigraphic and sedimentologic controls on reservoir quality - and therefore, reservoir productivity.

Courses Taught

Petroleum Geology - GEOL 4133 (Fall)
Subsurface Methods - GEOL 4233 (Spring)
Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics - GPHY 3423 (Fall)
Reservoir Characterization - GEOL 6970 (Fall)
Reservoir Geology Seminar - GEOL 6970 (Fall and Spring) 

Selected Publications

Tellez, J. J., M. J. Pranter, and R. D. Cole, 2020, Fluvial architecture and sequence stratigraphy of the Burro Canyon Formation, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado, Interpretation, Vol. 8, No. 4 (November 2020); p. T1037–T1055.

Turnini, A. M., M. J. Pranter, K. J. Marfurt, 2019, Mississippian limestone and chert reservoirs, Tonkawa field, north-central Oklahoma, in G. M. Grammer, J. M. Gregg, J. O. Puckette, P. Jaiswal, S. J. Mazzullo, M. J. Pranter, and R. H. Goldstein, eds., Mississippian reservoirs of the midcontinent: AAPG Memoir 122, p. 489–511.

Lindzey, K. M., M. J. Pranter, and K. J. Marfurt, 2019, Lithological and petrophysical controls on production of the Mississippian limestone, northeastern Woods County, Oklahoma, in G. M. Grammer, J. M. Gregg, J. O. Puckette, P. Jaiswal, S. J. Mazzullo, M. J. Pranter, and R. H. Goldstein, eds., Mississippian reservoirs of the midcontinent: AAPG Memoir 122, p. 541–560.

Machado, G. L. G. J. Hickman, M. P, Gogri, K. J. Marfurt, M. J. Pranter, and Z. A. Reza, 2019, Characterization of Arbuckle-basement wastewater disposal system, Payne County, Northern Oklahoma, Interpretation, vol. 7, no. 4, p. 1–18.

Miller, J. C., M. J. Pranter, and A. B. Cullen, 2019, Regional stratigraphy and organic richness of the Mississippian Meramec and associated strata, Anadarko Basin, central Oklahoma, Shale Shaker, vol. 70, no. 2, p. 50-79.

Clark, S. A., M. J. Pranter, Z. A. Reza, and R. D. Cole, 2018, Fluvial architecture of the Burro Canyon Formation using unmanned aerial vehicle-based photogrammetry and outcrop-based modeling: Implications for reservoir performance, Escalante Canyon, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado. Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4, p. T1117-1139.

Wethington, N., and M. J. Pranter, 2018, Stratigraphic architecture of the Mississippian limestone through integrated electrofacies classification, Hardtner field area, Kansas and Oklahoma, Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4, p. T1095-T1115.

Suriamin, F., and M. J. Pranter, 2018, Stratigraphic and lithofacies control on pore characteristics of Mississippian limestone and chert reservoirs of north-central Oklahoma, Interpretation, vol. 6, no. 4 p. T1001-T1022.

Lewis, K. D., M. J. Pranter, Z. A. Reza, and R. D. Cole, 2018, Fluvial architecture of the Burro Canyon Formation using UAV-based photogrammetry and outcrop-based modeling: implications for reservoir performance, Rattlesnake Canyon, southwestern Piceance Basin, Colorado, The Sedimentary Record, Society for Sedimentary Geology, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 4-10.