Monday, 16 September
8:30 – 10:00 AM
The Evolution of Unconventional Play Analysis at the USGS
Walter Guidroz serves as Program Coordinator of the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia. He has 38 years’ experience in the energy industry, having worked at Amoco, Enron and BP in multiple geoscience and management roles prior to joining the USGS in 2016. Dr. Guidroz has worked as a geoscientist in a variety of locations including the offshore Gulf of Mexico and Wind River Basins in the U.S., western Siberia in the Russian Federation, and the Campos and Santos Basins offshore Brazil. In his present role, Dr. Guidroz leads energy-related research and assessment work at the USGS that helps to underpin U.S. energy policy and ensure U.S. energy security, occasionally testifying before Congress and addressing the media on critical energy issues that impact the nation.
Dr. Guidroz holds a B.S in geology from Nicholls State University, an M.S. in geology from the University of Mississippi, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in geological oceanography from Louisiana State University. Dr. Guidroz also presently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi.