Ben Richards

Ben Richards

Graduate Student

  Halbouty 316


Thesis topic: Tying Wolfcamp Formation facies from outcrop and core to their log signatures in Midland and Delaware Basins

Selected Publications

Richards, B., and J.P. Bhattacharya, 2018, Stratigraphy of the fluvial to marine transition zone associated with a forced regressive compound incised valley system in the Turonian Ferron-Notom delta, Utah, Journal of Sedimentology Research 88, 311-326.


Sharma, S., J.P. Bhattacharya, and B. Richards, 2018, Source-to-sink sediment budget analysis of the Cretaceous Ferron sandstone, Utah, U.S.A., using the fulcrum approach, Journal of Sedimentology Research 87, 594-608.


Casey, B., Richards, B., Moore, C. and M. Wehner, 2018, Wolfcamp Geologic Reservoir Modeling Challenges. Unconventional Resources Technology Conference.


M.S. Geology, University of Houston ‘14

B.S. Geology, Texas Tech University ‘12

B.A. Anthropology, Texas Tech University ‘12


AAPG James W. Milliken Memorial Grant:

Awarded the James W. Milliken Grant by the AAPG Grants-in-Aid program in order to study the sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Wolfcamp Formation at its type locality in Brewster County, Texas at the southern margin of Delaware Basin.


Houston Geological Society Calvert Memorial Scholarship:

Awarded the Calvert Scholarship in order to aid in research and graduate studies.

Additional Information

AdvisorsDr. Art Donovan, Dr. Mike Pope

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