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Nick Jones

Nick Jones, PG - Manager of Conventional Resources 

Senior Geologist
Reservoir Characterization

Nick is a geologist who has experience working on Wyoming’s natural resources that include water, coal, coalbed natural gas, and conventional oil and gas. Prior to working at EORI he worked for the Wyoming State Geological Survey where he led the coal geology group until 2011. Prior to this Nick worked as a Student Geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Division where he worked on surface and ground water resource projects. Over the course of his career Nick has developed several resource focused relational geospatial databases. His most recent effort is the development of the EORI Wyoming Reservoir Information Tool (WyRIT). The WyRIT is a web-based application designed to make relevant oil and gas information available for the purpose of lowering the hurdles to data acquisition and to ease the barriers to entry in regard to continued development of oil and gas resources in Wyoming.


B.A.    Journalism, University of Wyoming l997
B.S.    Geology, University of Wyoming 2001
M.S.   Geology, University of Wyoming 2009

Professional Experience

  • Geological Mapping
  • Modern Depositional Systems
  • Reservoir Characterization and modeling
  • Data management and GIS applications
  • Teaching including field trips and workshops on Rocky Mountain Geology

2000-2001:  Student Geologist USGS Water Resource Division, Cheyenne Wy
2001-2011:  Geologist Wyoming State Geological Survey, Laramie Wy     
2011-Present:  Sr. Research Scientist, Geologist, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, Laramie Wy
2007-Present: Affiliate Faculty Member, UW Science and Math Teaching Center, Laramie Wy


Fryberger, S., Jones, N., and Chopping, C., 2016. Stratigraphy, exploration and EOR potential of the Tensleep/Casper Formations, SE Wyoming. Poster and talk for WGA. In Press.

Fryberger, S., Hern, C., and Jones, N., 2016. Eolian petroleum reservoirs created by complex dune types. Poster for publication in AAPG. In Press.

Rohilla, N., Ravikiran, R., Carlisle, C., Jones, N., and Bingle-Davis, M., 2016. Design of a robust ASP formulation for clay rich moderate permeability sandstone reservoir; From laboratory to single well chemical tracer test in the field. Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE-179678-MS.

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

Jones, N., Chopping, C., and Yin, P., 2013. Core Evaluation and clay analysis of the Newcastle Sandstone, Osage Wyoming. Project report for Osage Partners, LLC. Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute. University of Wyoming.

Biewick, L., and Jones, N., 2012. Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part A – Coal and Wind. U.S.Geological Survey, USGS Data Series 683.

Jones, N., 2010. Genesis of thick coal deposits and their unique angular relationships; Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Wyoming State Geological Survey, Report of Investigations No. 60.

Jones, N., 2010. Wyoming coal geology. Keystone Coal Industry Manual – Coal Age, A Mining Media Publication. p. 310—631.

Jones, N., Quillinan, S., and McClurg, J., 2009. Coal. Wyoming State Geological Survey, Public Information Circular No. 44.

Gregory, B., and Jones, N., 2010. Bedrock Geology of the Shirley Basin 100k area. Wyoming State Geological Survey Open-File-Report. U.S. Geological Survey State Map Program.

Jones, N., and Gregory, B., 2009. Bedrock Geology of the Bairoil100k area. Wyoming State Geological Survey Map Series. U.S. Geological Survey State Map Program


Professional Affiliations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Wyoming Geological Association
Registered Geologist in Wyoming

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave. Dept 4068
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3284
Fax: 307-766-2737

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