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Administration & Staff

Dr. Bob Trentham – Director of CEED, Senior Lecturer in Geology
Phone: (432) 552-2432

Education:    
B.S., Geology, City College of New York, 1970
                        M.A., Geology, City College of New York, 1976
                        D.G.S., Geology, University of Texas at El Paso, 1981

 
Academic Experience
April 2001-Present Director of CEED, Senior Lecturer in Geology at UTPB
CEED Director duties include coordinating with local industry and governmental entities to study oil and gas and alternative energy issues and promote economic and developmental diversification.
Taught both Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Advanced Subsurface Methods, Geology of the Permian Basin, Groundwater Hydrology, Arid Lands Hydrology, Petroleum Geology, and Stratigraphy.
Developed Industry Classes
Co-Leader, annual PBS-SEPM Young Professionals Field Trip, Guadalupe Mountains,
Co-Instructor, Applied Petroleum Technology Academy – A Semi Annual CO2 Flooding School,
Co-Instructor, Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Permian Basin – How to Start/Fix/Manage a Small Waterflood.
Funded Grants
  •  Principal Investigator (PI) for “Commercial Exploitation and the Origin of Residual Oil Zones: Developing a Case History in the Permian Basin of New Mexico and West Texas”, Funded amount: $631,000; Sponsor: Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America. Project Period: 7/1/2009-6/30/2012
     
  • Principal Investigator (PI) for “Recovery Act: A Modular Curriculum for Training University Students in Industry Standard CO2 Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery Methodologies”, Funded amount: $273,998, Sponsor: Department of Energy. Project Period: 12/1/2009-5/31/2013
     
  •  Principal Investigator (PI) for “Case Studies of the Residual Oil Zones (ROZ) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Flood and the Combined ROZ/Main Pay Zone (MPZ) CO2 Flood at the Goldsmith Landreth”, Funded amount: $1,198,547, Sponsor: Department of Energy. Project Period: 10/1/2010-3/31/2014
     
  • Principal Investigator (PI) for “Identifying and Developing Technology for Enabling Small Producers to Pursue the Residual Oil Zone (ROZ) Fairways of the Permian Basin”, Funded amount: $838,340, Sponsor: Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America. Project Period: 6/1/2012-9/30/2014
     
  • Principal Investigator (PI) for Class II Shallow Shelf Carbonate Study, Foster-South Cowden (Grayburg and San Andres) Field, Ector Co., TX. 1994-2000. Including integrated Geological, Geophysical and Engineering reservoir characterization, shelf carbonates. Department of Energy
Professional Society Activities and Awards
  • Past President: Permian Basin Section of Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); West Texas Geological Society
  • Board Member and President Elect, Applied Petroleum Technology Academy (APTA)
  • General Chairman and Co-Editor, West Texas Geological Society Fall Symposium, October 2000
  • Co-Chairman, Southwest Section AAPG, Geo2000 Field Trip, March 2000
  • Editor WTGS Fall Symposium 2004, 2008
  • Co-Leader numerous industry Field Trips
Professional Societies Membership
AAPG, SEPM, WTGS, PBS-SEPM, GSA, SSA