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TEACHING & RESEARCH

James W. Handschy

Representative Publications

As Editor

Davies, R.K. and Handschy, J.W., eds., 2003, Thematic issue on fault seals, AAPG Bulletin 87, 10 articles, 166 pages.

Globally Available Publications in Refereed Journals and Books

Davies, R.K. and Handschy, J.W. 2003. Introduction to AAPG Bulletin thematic issue on fault seals. AAPG Bulletin 87:377–380.

Alexander, L.L. and Handschy, J.W 1998. Fluid flow in a faulted reservoir system; fault trap analysis for the Block 330 Field in Eugene Island, south addition, offshore Louisiana. AAPG Bulletin 82:387-411.

Handschy, J.W. 1998. Regional stratigraphy of the Brooks Range and North Slope, Arctic Alaska. In Oldow, J.S., and Avé Lallemant, H.G., eds., Architecture of the Central Brooks Range Fold and Thrust Belt, Arctic Alaska. Geological Society of America Special Paper 324:1-8.

Handschy, J.W. 1998. Sedimentology and paleogeographic significance of Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian clastic rocks, Endicott Mountains allochthon, central Brooks Range, Alaska. In Oldow, J.S., and Avé Lallemant, H.G., eds., Architecture of the Central Brooks Range Fold and Thrust Belt, Arctic Alaska. Geological Society of America Special Paper 324:9-31.

Handschy, J.W. 1998. Spatial variation in structural style, Endicott Mountains allochthon, central Brooks Range, Alaska. In Oldow, J.S., and Avé Lallemant, H.G., eds., Architecture of the Central Brooks Range Fold and Thrust Belt, Arctic Alaska. Geological Society of America Special Paper 324:33-50.

Ge, H., Jackson, M.P.A., Vendeville, B.C., Maler, M.O., and Handschy, J.W. 1997. Deformation of Prograding Wedges over a Ductile Layer—Applications of Physical Models to Geologic Examples. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions 47:177-184.

Oldow, J.S., Seidensticker, C.M., Phelps, J.C., Julian, F.E., Gottschalk, R.R., Boler, K.W., Handschy, J.W., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. 1987. Balanced cross sections through the central Brooks Range, Alaska. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Special Publication, 19 p., 8 plates.

Handschy, J.W., and Dyer, R. 1987. Polyphase deformation in Sierra del Cuervo, Chihuahua, Mexico: Evidence for Ancestral Rocky Mountain tectonics in the Ouachita foreland of northern Mexico. Geological Society of America Bulletin 99:618-632.

Handschy, J.W., Keller, G.R., and Smith, K.J. 1987. The Ouachita System in Northern Mexico. Tectonics (AGU) 6:323–330.

Decelles, P.G., Tolson, R.B., Graham, S.A., Smith, G.A., Ingersoll, R.V., White, J., Schmidt, C.J., Rice, R., Moxon, I., Lemke, L., Handschy, J.W., Follo, M.F., Edwards, D.P., Cavazza, W., Caldwell, M., and Bargar, E. 1987. Laramide Thrust-Generated Alluvial-Fan Sedimentation, Sphinx Conglomerate, Southwestern Montana. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 71:135-155.

Graham, S., Tolson, R., DeCelles, P., Ingersoll, R., Barger, E., Caldwell, M., Cavazza, W., Follo, M., Handschy, J., Lemke, L., Moxon, I., Rice, R., Smith, G., and White, J. 1986. Provenance modelling as a technique for analyzing source terrane evolution and controls on foreland sedimentation. In Allen, P.A., ed., Foreland Basins. International Association of Sedimentologists 8:425-436.

Significant Presentations

Handschy, J.W. 2011. The Future of Hydrocarbon E&P, Technology solutions for challenging environments and challenging reservoirs. Invited Technical Keynote Address, PGCE, Kuala Lumpur (March 7-8).

van Beukel, J., Handschy, J., Ge, H., and Diegel, F. 1998. Salt Dome Geometries, Gulf of Mexico Shelf, AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, Integration of Geologic Models for Understanding Risk in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston, Texas (Sept. 20-24). Selected as a "best of Hedberg" presentation.

Three additional papers in guidebooks or local geological society publications and 18 additional meeting presentations/abstracts.

Not Publicly Available – Confidential Internal Company White Papers at Shell Oil Company, Phillips Petroleum Co., and ConocoPhillips on the following subjects:

  • a. Fold-thrust Belt Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbon Exploration Techniques
  • b. Salt Tectonics, Structural Geology, and Hydrocarbon Exploration Techniques
  • c. Wrench (Strike-slip) Tectonics, Hydrocarbon Traps, and Exploration Techniques
  • d. Rapid Trap Geometry Screening Techniques for Exploration of Large Areas with Abundant 2D Seismic Data
  • e. 2D and 3D Seismic Interpretation Techniques in Structurally Complex Settings
  • f. 3D Structural Analysis and Visualization Techniques
  • g. Fault Seal Analysis
  • h. Techniques for Improving Exploration Success in Highly Overpressured, Low Effective Stress Settings
  • i. Exploration Uncertainty and Risk Analysis
  • j. Geologic Structures in Salt Basins–Geometries, Kinematics, and Interpretation Techniques
  • k. A Global Atlas of Salt Diapirs Structural Geology, Tectonics & Sedimentation, and Hydrocarbon Traps
  • l. E&P Techniques in Fractured Reservoirs
  • m. Exploration Portfolio Analysis and Prospect Selection
  • n. Basin and Play Ranking for Exploration Investment Prioritization
  • o. The Geology of Rift Systems and Optimized Exploration Workflows
  • p. Global Field Size Distributions–How Do Unconventional Plays Compete Relative to Conventional Field Developments?