John C. Lorenz earned his undergraduate degree, majoring in geology and anthropology, from Oberlin College in 1972, then spent a year with the Peace Corps in Morocco, returning to school at the University of South Carolina for an M.Sc. John then worked for the USGS from 1975 to 1977, returning to school for a PhD from Princeton University in 1981. He then joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1981 to be the geologist for the tight gas Multiwell Experiment in the Piceance basin, inventing the internet and discovering natural fractures. John worked for Sandia Labs from 1981 to 2007 developing techniques for characterizing natural fractures and their effects in hydrocarbon reservoirs, also serving the American Association of Petroleum as the Elected Editor 2001-2004 and as President 2009-2010. John left Sandia in 2007 to develop a consulting company, FractureStudies LLC in partnership with Scott Cooper.
Scott Cooper has spent the last 15 years working projects related to outcrop and subsurface fracture studies, CO2 sequestration, and additional energy related issues. He received a M.S. in geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2000 under Dr. Laurel Goodwin and Dr. John Lorenz; the thesis topic was “Deformation within a Basement-Cored Anticline: Teapot Dome, Wyoming”. Scott left Sandia National Laboratories, a United States Department of Energy research facility, as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in 2008. Since that time, he has worked as a consultant and instructor on naturally fractured reservoir issues, developing the consulting company FractureStudies LLC in partnership with John Lorenz.
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