Dr. Rick Sarg
Research Professor

Office:Berthoud 227B
Campus: 303-273-3729
Email address: jsarg@mines.edu

J.F. 'Rick' Sarg received his Ph.D. (1976) in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rick also holds an M.S. (1971) and a B.S. (1969) in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has extensive petroleum exploration and production experience in research, supervisory, and operational assignments with Mobil (1976), Exxon (1976-90), as an Independent Consultant (1990-92), with Mobil Technology Company (1992-99) where he attained the position of Research Scientist, and with ExxonMobil Exploration (2000-05). Rick was a member of the exploration research group at Exxon that developed sequence stratigraphy, where his emphasis was on carbonate sequence concepts. He has worldwide exploration and production experience in integrated seismic-well-outcrop interpretation of siliciclastic and carbonate sequences, and has authored or co-authored 35 papers on carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy. Rick achieved the position of Stratigraphy Coordinator at ExxonMobil Exploration Company, and since 2005, had been working as a senior advisor and instructor with William M. Cobb & Associates, Inc. In August of 2006, Rick joined the Colorado Energy Research Institute at CSM as a Research Professor. Rick has just completed a term as President of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) (2004-05).

Selected publications

  • Sarg, J. F., and P. J. Lehmann, 1986, Lower and Middle Guadalupian facies and stratigraphy San Andres/Grayburg formations Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico: Field Conference Guidebook Permian Basin Section SEPM, Pub. No. 86-25.

Curriculum Vitae