Organic geochemistry group


The Geochemistry Group at the University of Oklahoma was established in the early 1980s and initially focused on petroleum related research. However, for the past decade research has been divided between petroleum related projects and environmental forensic projects.

Much of the work in the later has been directed towards developing the applied stable isotopes in a variety of environmental problems concerned with utilization of both source determination and evaluating whether or not natural attenuation is taking place at a particular site.

The group consists of a number of graduate students working on their M.S. and PhD. degrees along with a number of post docs and technical personnel.

Our analytical facilities are among the best nationally and internationally. We have numerous gas chromatographs, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers and three gas chromatograph-isotope ratio mass spectrometers plus all the necessary extraction and fractionation equipment needed for the most complex geochemical problems.

We work closely with the major oil companies, many major environmental companies, EPA, Department of the Navy, and numerous smaller companies on a wide variety of projects. In addition, we have developed collaborative projects with many companies and national oil companies from overseas. These include companies from SE Asia, China, Russia, The Middle East, Europe, and South America.

Further details can be obtained by contacting us directly by email or by looking at the website for the School of Geology and Geophysics for information concerning admission into our graduate program.  

Courses offered:

Petroleum Geochemistry

Environmental Geochemistry

Seminar - Organic Geochemistry

Updated 12/19/2014 by Damián Villalba:

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