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Brian J. Cardott
Geologist IV

Address:
The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Geological Survey
100 East Boyd Street, Suite N131
Norman, Oklahoma 73019

Email: bcardott@ou.edu
Office: 405.325.8065
Fax: 405.325.7069


Research Specialties:
Coal Geology, Coalbed Methane,
Gas Shales, Hydrocarbon Source Rocks,
Oil Sand, Organic Petrology, Woodford Shale,
Solid Hydrocarbons (Asphatite & Asphaltic Pyrobitumen)


Education:
M.S., Geology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1981
B.S., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1977
A.S., Geology, William Rainey Harper College, 1975


Professional Experience:
Organic Petrologist, Coal Geologist, & Manager of the Organic Petrography Laboratory, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, 1981-Present

Assistant Manager of the Coal Characterization Laboratory at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1978-1981

Research Assistant in the Coal Analysis Laboratory at the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1977-1978


Professional Societies:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (President of the Energy Minerals Division, 2004-2005)
Geological Society of America
International Committee for Coal & Organic Petrology
Oklahoma City Geological Society
The Society for Organic Petrology (President, 1995-1996)
Tulsa Geological Society


Publications:
(62) Hackley, P.C., and Cardott, B.J., 2016, Application of organic petrography in North American shale petroleum systems: A review: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 163, p. 8-51.

(61) Cardott, B.J., Levine, J.R., Pashin, J.C., and Tabet, D.E., 2015, Coalbed methane, in Hackley, P.C., and Warwick, P.D., Unconventional energy resources: 2015 Review: Natural Resources Research, v. 24, pp. 446-449.

(60) Cardott, B.J., Landis, C.R., and Curtis, M.E., 2015, Post-oil solid bitumen network in the Woodford Shale, USA - A potential primary migration pathway: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 139, pp. 106-113.

(59) Hackley, P.C., Araujo, C.V., Borrego, A.G., Bouzinos, A., Cardott, B.J., and others, 2015, Standardization of reflectance measurements in dispersed organic matter: Results of an exercise to improve interlaboratory agreement: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 59, pp. 22-34.

(58) Cardott, B.J., 2014, Woodford Shale play update: Expanded extent in the oil window: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Search and Discovery Article #80409, 51 slides.

(57) Araujo, C.V., Borrego, A.G., Cardott, B., das Chagas, R.B.A., Flores, D., Goncalves, P., Hackley, P.C., Hower, J.C., Kern, M.L., Kus, J., Mastalerz, M., Filho, J.G.M., de Olivera Mendonca, J., Menezes, T.R., Newman, J., Suarez-Ruiz, I., da Silva, F.S., and de Souza, I.V., 2014, Petrographic maturity parameters of a Devonian shale maturation series, Appalachian Basin, USA. ICCP Thermal Indices Working Group interlaboratory exercise: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 130, pp. 89-101.

(56) Cardott, B.J., 2013, OGS hosts annual coal geology forum: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 73, , no. 2, pp. 2-3. [PDF]

(55) Cardott, B.J., 2013, Woodford Shale: From hydrocarbon source rock to reservoir: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Search and Discovery article No. 50817, 85 p.

(54) Cardott, B.J., 2013, Hartshorne coal rank applied to Arkoma Basin coalbed methane activity, Oklahoma, USA: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 108, pp. 35-46.

(53) Cardott, B.J., 2012, Thermal maturity of Woodford Shale gas and oil plays, Oklahoma, USA: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 103, pp. 109-119.

(52) Curtis, M.E., Cardott, B.J., Sondergeld, C.H., and Rai, C.S., 2012, Development of organic porosity in the Woodford Shale with increasing thermal maturity: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 103, pp. 26-31.

(51) Curtis, M.E., Cardott, B.J., Sondergeld, C.H., and Rai, C.S., 2012, The development of organic porosity in the Woodford Shale related to thermal maturity: SPE-160158, 8 p.

(50) Cardott, B.J., 2012, Introduction to vitrinite reflectance as a thermal maturity indicator: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Search and Discovery article No. 40928.

(49) Paxton, S., and Cardott, B., 2011, Evaluating Oklahoma's gas shales in the field: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 71, no. 4, pp. 7-11. [PDF]

(48) Cardott, B.J., 2010, Issues related to Oklahoma coalbed-methane actiity, 1988-2008: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 70, pp. 4-14. [PDF]

(47) Paxton, S.T., and Cardott, B.J., 2008, Oklahoma gas shales field trip, October 21 & 23, 2008: OGS Open File Report 2-2008, 110 p. [PDF]

(46) Cardott, B.J., Andrews, R.D., Miller, G.W., and Paxton, S.T., 2007, Woodford gas shale field trip May 22 & 24, 2007: OGS Open File Report 1-2007, 52 p. [PDF]

(45) Borrego, A.G., Araujo, C.V., Balke, A., Cardott, B., Cook, A.C., David, P., Flores, D., Hamor-Vido, M., Hiltmann, W., Kalkreuth, W., Koch, J., Kommeren, C.J., Kus, J., Ligouis, B., Marques, M., Mendoca Filho, J.G., Misz, M., Oliveira, L., Pickel, W., Reimer, K., Ranasinghe, P, Suarez-Ruiz, I., and Vieth, A., 2006, Influence of particle and surface quality on the vitrinite reflectance of dispersed organic matter: Comparative exercise using data from the qualifying system for reflectance analysis working group of ICCP: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 68, pp. 151-170.

(44) Cardott, B.J., L.L. Brady, and K.D. Newell, 2006, Overview of coalbed methane and gas shales in the Cherokee Basin, northeastern Oklahoma: OGS Mid-Continent Coalbed Methane and Gas Shale Symposium, unpublished guidebook, variously pagenated. (OGS Open-File Report 2091) [PDF]

(43) Cardott, B.J., 2005, Coalbed-methane activity in Oklahoma, 2004 update, in Cardott, B.J., ed., Unconventional energy resources in the southern Midcontinent, 2004 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 110, pp. 69-81. [PDF]

(42) Cardott, B.J., 2005, Overview of unconventional energy resources of Oklahoma, in Cardott, B.J., ed., Unconventional energy resources in the southern Midcontinent, 2004 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 110, pp. 7-18. [PDF]

(41) Cardott, B.J., Brady, L.L., Newell, K.D., 2004, Overview of coal and coalbed methane in the Cherokee Basin, northeast Oklahoma: 1st Midcontinent Coalbed Methane Symposium Field Trip, unpublished guidebook, 117 p. (OGS Open-File Report 2088) [PDF]

(40) Cardott, B.J., and Levine, J.R., 2004, Overview of coal and coalbed methane in the Arkoma Basin, eastern Oklahoma: Dallas, TX, AAPG Annual Convention, Field Trip 7, unpublished guidebook, 98 p. (OGS Open-File Report 2087) [PDF]

(39) Stasiuk, L., Burgess, C., Thompson-Rizer, C., Hutton, A., and Cardott, B., 2002, Status report on TSOP-ICCP dispersed organic matter classification working group: The Society for Organic Petrology Newsletter, v. 19, no. 3, pp. 14-15.

(38) Cardott, B.J., ed., 2002, Revisiting old and assessing new petroleum plays in the southern Midcontinent, 2001 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 107, 183 p. [PDF]

(37) Cardott, B.J., 2002, Coalbed-methane activity in Oklahoma, 2002 update, in Cardott, B.J., compiler, Fourth annual Oklahoma coalbed-methane workshop: Oklahoma Geological Survey Open-File Report 9-2002, pp. 56-82. [PDF]

(36) Cardott, B.J., 2002, Introduction to coal geology of Oklahoma, in Cardott, B.J., compiler, Fourth annual Oklahoma coalbed-methane workshop: Oklahoma Geological Survey Open-File Report 9-2002, pp. 34-55. [PDF]

(35) Cardott, B.J., 2002, Coalbed methane development in Oklahoma, in Schwochow, S.D., and Nuccio, V.F., eds., Coalbed methane of North America II: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, pp. 83-98.

(34) Cardott, B.J., 2001, Active Oklahoma coal mine, Le Flore County, Oklahoma (cover photo): Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 61, no. 3, p. 58. [PDF]

(33) Boyd, D., and Cardott, B., 2001, Oklahoma's energy landscape: Oklahoma Geological Survey Information Series 9, 15 p. [PDF]

(32) Cardott, B.J., 2001, Coalbed-methane activity in Oklahoma, 2001, in Cardott, B.J., compiler, Oklahoma coalbed-methane workshop 2001: Oklahoma Geological Survey Open-File Report 2-2001, pp. 93-118. [PDF]

(31) Cardott, B.J., 2001, Introduction to coal as gas source rock and reservoir, in Cardott, B.J., compiler, Oklahoma coalbed-methane workshop 2001: Oklahoma Geological Survey Open-File Report 2-2001, pp. 1-27. [PDF]

(30) Cardott, B.J., 2001, Oklahoma coalbed-methane completions, 1988 to 1996, in Johnson, K.S., ed., Pennsylvanian and Permian geology and petroleum in the southern Midcontinent, 1998 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 104, pp. 81-85. [PDF]

(29) Cardott, B.J., 2000, Coalbed methane activity in Oklahoma, in Oklahoma coalbed-methane workshop: OGS Open-File Report 2-2000, pp. 13-35. [PDF]

(28) Cardott, B.J., 1999, Coalbed methane activity in Oklahoma, in Oklahoma coalbed-methane workshop: OGS Open-File Report 6-99, pp. 47-66. [PDF]

(27) Ruble, T.E., Lewan, M.D., and Cardott, B.J., 1999, Uinta basin solid hydrocarbons: New data and new insights: The Society for Organic Petrology Newsletter, v. 16, No. 3, pp. 13-16.

(26) Cardott, B.J., 1999, Oklahoma coalbed methane - from mine explosion to gas resource, in Merriam, D.F., ed., Transactions of the 1999 AAPG Midcontinent Section Meeting: Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-28, pp. 108-113.

(25) Hower, J.C., and Cardott, B.J., 1998, Generation and expulsion of petroleum and gas from Almond Formation coal, Greater Green River Basin, Wyoming: Discussion: AAPG Bulletin, v. 82, pp. 2135-2136.

(24) Andrews, R.D., Cardott, B.J., and Storm, T., 1998, The Hartshorne play in southeastern Oklahoma: regional and detailed sandstone reservoir analysis and coalbed -methane resources: Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 98-7, 90 p. [PDF]

(23) Cardott, B.J., 1997, The Oklahoma coal database, in McMahan, G., ed., Transactions of the 1997 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting: Oklahoma City Geological Society, pp. 145-149.

(22) Cardott, B.J., 1994, Review of Coal and coal-bearing strata as oil-prone source rocks? edited by Scott, A.C., and Fleet, A.J.: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 58, no. 23, pp. 5364-5365.

(21) Cardott, B.J., 1994, Thermal maturity of surface samples from the frontal and central belts, Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, in Suneson, N.H., and Hemish, L.A., eds., Geology and resources of the eastern Ouachita Mountains frontal belt and southeastern Arkoma basin, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Guidebook 29, pp. 271-276. [PDF]

(20) Teerman, S.C., and Cardott, B.J., and others, 1994, Source rock/dispersed organic matter characterization - TSOP Research Subcommittee results: Organic Geochemistry, v. 22, pp. 11-25.

(19) Lo, H.B., and Cardott, B.J., 1994, Detection of natural weathering of upper McAlester coal and Woodford Shale, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Organic Geochemistry, v. 22, pp. 73-83.

(18) Campbell, J.A., Brown, D.P., Cardott, B.J., and Mycek-Memoli, A., 1993, Petroleum production from potentially fractured pre-Pennyslvanian reservoirs in Oklahoma, in Johnson, K.S., and Campbell, J.A., eds., Petroleum-reservoir geology in southern Midcontinent, 1991 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 95, pp. 199-205. [PDF]

(17) Cardott, B.J., and Chaplin, J.R., 1993, Guidebook for selected stops in the western Arbuckle Mountains, southern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 93-3, 55 p. [PDF]

(16) Finkelman, R.B., and Cardott, B.J., 1993, Trace-element content of solid hydrocarbons from Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 53, no. 4, pp. 136-143. [PDF]

(15) Cardott, B.J., Ruble, T.E., and Suneson, N.H., 1993, Nature of migrabitumen and their relation to regional thermal maturity, Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma: Energy Sources, v. 15, pp. 239-267.

(14) Cardott, B.J., 1992, Bibliography of Woodford Shale (Upper Devonian - Lower Mississippian) and age-equivalent rocks of Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 52, no. 1, pp. 4-16. [PDF]

(13) Johnson, K.S., and Cardott, B.J., 1992, Geologic framework and hydrocarbon source rocks of Oklahoma, in Johnson, K.S., and Cardott, B.J., eds., Source rocks in the southern Midcontinent, 1990 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 93, pp. 21-37. [PDF]

(12) Cardott, B.J., and Kidwai, M.A., 1991, Graptolite reflectance as a potential thermal-maturation indicator, in Johnson, K.S., ed., Late Cambrian-Ordovician geology of the southern Midcontinent, 1989 symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 92, pp. 203-209. [PDF]

(11) Cardott, B.J., 1991, Organic petrology of epi-impsonite at Page, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Organic Geochemistry, v. 17, no. 2, pp. 185-191.

(10) Cardott, B.J., 1990, Petrology of five principal commercial coal beds of Oklahoma, in Finkelman, R.B., Friedman, S.A., and Hatch, J.R., eds., Coal geology of the Interior Coal Province, western region: Environmental and Coal Associates, Reston, Virginia, pp. 185-199.

(09) Cardott, B.J., Metcalf, III, W.J., and Ahern, J.L., 1990, Thermal maturation by vitrinite reflectance of Woodford Shale near Washita Valley fault, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, in Nuccio, V.F., and Barker, C.E., eds., Applications of thermal maturity studies to energy exploration: S.E.P.M. Rocky Mountain Section, pp. 139-146.

(08) Cardott, B.J., 1989, A petrographic survey of high-volatile bituminous Oklahoma coal beds: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 49, no. 4, pp. 112-124. [PDF]

(07) Cardott, B.J., Suneson, N.H., and Ferguson, C.A., 1989, The Page impsonite mine, Le Flore County, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 49, no. 2, pp. 32-39. [PDF]

(06) Cardott, B.J., 1989, Thermal maturation of the Woodford Shale in the Anadarko basin, in Johnson, K.S., ed., Anadarko Basin Symposium, 1988: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 90, pp. 32-46. [PDF]

(05) Cardott, B.J., 1988, Coal, an architect's choice: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 48, no. 4, pp. 159-171. [PDF]

(04) Cardott, B.J., and Lambert, M.W., 1988, Thermal maturation by vitrinite reflectance of Woodford Shale, Anadarko basin, Oklahoma, in Rascoe, Jr., B., adn Hyne, N.J., eds., Petroleum Geology of the Mid-Continent: Tulsa Geological Society Special Publication 3, pp. 68-70.

(03) Cardott, B.J., and Lambert, M.W., 1987, Thermal maturation by vitrinite reflectance of Woodford Shale, Anadarko basin, Oklahoma: Reply: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 71, no. 7, pp. 898-899.

(02) Cardott, B.J., Hemish, L.A., Johnson, C.R., and Luza, K.V., 1986, The relationship between coal rank and present geothermal gradient in the Arkoma basin, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 86-4, 65 p. [PDF]

(01) Cardott, B.J., and Lambert, M.W., 1985, Thermal maturation by vitrinite reflectance of Woodford Shale, Anadarko basin, Oklahoma: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 69, no. 11, pp. 1982-1998.







UPDATED: 13 June 2016
 
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