SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course 2004

Paul Weimer

University of Colorado at Boulder

Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Settings


Paul Weimer Paul Weimer has been a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1990. He holds the Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair in Geological Sciences, and serves as Director of the Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center. His research has focused primarily on the petroleum systems of deep-water continental margins.

Dr. Weimer has published more than 100 papers on a variety of topics: sequence stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, reservoir geology, petroleum systems, 3-D seismic interpretation, structural geology and tectonics. In 1998, a special edition of the AAPG Bulletin was dedicated to the research done at the University of Colorado by Dr. Weimer and colleagues on the petroleum geology of the northern deep Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Weimer has also co-edited eight books, focusing on petroleum systems of deep-water, sequence stratigraphy, 3D seismic interpretation, and North Alaska Geology. He is currently writing a book for AAPG on the petroleum geology of deep-water deposits.

Dr. Weimer served as an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer in 1998-1999, and was the Esso Australia Distinguished Lecturer in 2001. He received his BA with Honors in Geology from Pomona College in 1978, and his MS degree from the University of Colorado in 1980. He worked as an exploration geoscientist for Sohio Petroleum (later BP) in San Francisco, CA, from 1980-1984. He received his PhD in 1989 from The University of Texas at Austin. He worked with Mobil Oil in Dallas, TX, from 1988-1990 as a research and exploration geoscientist.

The SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course is sponsored by SEG and EAGE.