Dr. Alfred Lacazette

Dr. Alfred Lacazette is an internationally recognized expert in structural geology, natural rock fracture systems, the interaction of hydraulic fractures with natural fractures, interpretation of passive seismic/microseismic data, borehole imaging, fracture density and orientation statistics, and the chemical and mechanical interplays of fluid-rock interaction. He is the author of 35 papers on these and other subjects, wrote the technical specifications for the borehole imaging and orientation statistics modules of two major software packages, and holds a patent on passive seismic imaging. He has over 30 years of domestic and international (26 countries) experience with oil & gas operating (Texaco, EQT) and service (Western Atlas, Baker Hughes, Golder Associates, Global Geophysical Services) companies, and as an independent consultant for numerous companies in exploration, production, reservoir characterization, R&D, software development, business development, and core and outcrop-analog studies as well as geothermal and mining experience. Dr. Lacazette’s professional activities have focused on the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), where he served two terms on the Reservoir Development Committee, six terms as an Associate Editor of AAPG Bulletin, is a Charles H. Taylor Fellow of AAPG, and a founding member of AAPG’s Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division. He also reviews papers for a number of scientific journals. Al helps develop the next generation of geoscientists as an Affiliate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines.

Al received his BS and MS degrees in Geology from the University of Kentucky and his PhD in Geoscience from Penn State University.