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Matt Johnson|Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

Matt Johnson - Research Scientist, Asst.

Reservoir Characterization

Matthew has been involved with the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute since 2005.  At this time he was an undergraduate research assistant working on his bachelors in geology. His current research includes reservoir characterization of Paleozoic eolian systems with emphasis placed on sedimentology and stratigraphy, well log analysis and structural geology. This research is used to develop a representative 3D geologic models which are utilized by the fluid dynamics teams for history matching, production forecasting, reservoir performance and economic evaluation. During the summer of 2007, he assisted Drs. Earl Koffman and Claudia Johnson, affiliated with the University of Indiana, to collaborate in paleontology and sedimentary research regarding Mesozoic trace fossils in the Snowy Range Mountain Range. From 2008 to 2010, he was involved in geomorphology and geochemical studies in the Sierra National Forest in California through Dr. Cliff Riebe with the Geology and Geophysics Department at the University of Wyoming. During his free time, Matthew enjoys playing jazz guitar, home brewing, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fossil hunting, and archery.


B.S. Geology- University of Wyoming

Professional Experience:

  • Geological and petrophysical modeling
  • Geologic characterization of Paleozoic eolian systems and eolian petroleum reservoirs
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Teaching includes workshops, seminars and field trips on eolian systems and reservoir modeling

2005-Present: Research Scientist, Asst., Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, Laramie, WY
2008-2010: Geomorphology Lab and Field Technician, Geology and Geophysics Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Summer of 2007: Paleontology Field Technician, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN

Selected Publications:

Fryberger, S.G., Jones, N., and Johnson, M.B., 2014. Field Guide to the Minnelusa Formation-Ranch A and Newcastle Area, Wyoming and South Dakota. Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, University of Wyoming.

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Petroleum Geologist

Enhance Oil Recovery Institute
University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave.  Dept 4068
Laramie, WY 82071

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