Ms. Lisë Brinton


Involved with petrography, sedimentology, and genetic and sequence stratigraphy as they apply to petroleum exploration, field development, and reservoir characterization worldwide. Participation in projects during 30 years in the petroleum industry have required understanding and application of sequence stratigraphic concepts, depositional systems and diagenesis modeling, recognition and evaluation of complex geologic relationships and controls on petroleum reservoir occurrence and distribution. A requirement for these studies has been a strong background in core description and thin section petrography in carbonate, mixed carbonate-clastic, and clastic depositional systems, and extensive experience in interpreting petrographic information for integration and application to complex, multidisciplinary, exploration and reservoir studies.

Extensive experience using Advanced Logic Technologies WellCAD software for detailed digital core description in a format that accommodates all types of relevant well digital data including wireline and image logs, porosity data, rock property data, geochemical data, and digital photos.


Nov. 1995 to Present - LithoLogic, Inc., Denver Colorado

Founder and president of independent consulting company

Specializing in:

  • Carbonate and mixed carbonate/siliciclastic core description, genetic stratigraphy, sedimentology, and petrography.
  • Depositional and diagenetic interpretation and development of depositional/sequence stratigraphic framework for geostatistical and reservoir modeling.
  • Sedimentology, petrography, genetic and sequence stratigraphy, and modeling studies applied to petroleum exploration, field-scale development and enhanced recovery.
  • Reservoir characterization studies requiring high-resolution digitally captured core description, detailed facies analysis geared toward geological/reservoir evaluation, modeling, simulation, infill drilling, enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.
  • Project coordination

Feb. 2009 to Mar. 2010 - International Reservoir Technologies (IRT), Lakewood, Colorado

Senior Consultant - Geoscientist specializing in stratigraphy, sedimentology, core description and thin section petrography in carbonate, mixed carbonate-clastic, and clastic depositional systems and has worldwide experience in interpreting core and petrographic information for integration and application to complex, multidisciplinary, reservoir studies.

Recent studies include:

Noble Energy, Denver Colorado, 2011

Niobrara core study, using WellCAD core description software, and thin section petrography.

Medco Energi International TBK, PT, Jakarta, Indonesia, and KJM Consulting 2009, 2010

Training and short-courses for new-hires and inexperienced staff members; mentoring and project assist in prospect generation and evaluation, data evaluation and integration, depositional environment model development, field development strategies, reservoir characterization and geocellular model input and parameter assignment in Miocene carbonates North and South Sumatra Basins. Studies focused predominantly on Miocene (and younger) carbonates and clastics using: high-resolution seismic stratigraphy, biostrat, well-log correlation, mapping, and whole core description and interpretation.

Training in digital core description using Advanced Logic Technologies WellCAD software.

Eocene La Paz and Oligocene Mugrosa, Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia, S.A.: Core
Description and Depositional Modeling, Ecopetrol, Bogota Colombia (July2008-Dec 2009)

Provided detailed digital core descriptions using Advanced Logic Technologies WellCAD software. In addition, study included petrography, lithofacies and depositional facies interpretation, genetic stratigraphy, and modification of existing depositional model for integration into static geocellular model and upscale for reservoir simulation. Core study included 19 wells (over 2,000 feet) from alluvial fan, braided and meandering fluvial systems characterizing Yarigui and Cantagallo Fields, Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia, as part an integrated reservoir characterization and modeling effort by International Reservoir Technologies, Inc. for Ecopetrol.

Cretaceous/Tertiary, Middle Magdalena Valley Colombia, S.A.: Core Description
and Depositional Modeling, Ecopetrol, Bogota Colombia (March 2007-Aug 2009)

Provided detailed digital core description using Advanced Logic Technologies WellCAD software. In addition, study included petrography, lithofacies and depositional facies interpretation, genetic stratigraphy, and modification of existing depositional model for integration into static geocellular model and upscale for reservoir simulation. Sedimentology and depositional/reservoir facies interpretation, fluvial to marginal marine core and petrographic study included 11 wells (~1400 feet) in the K2, K1, T2 Formations, Castilla and Chichimene Fields, Magdalena Valley, Colombia as part an integrated reservoir characterization and modeling effort by International Reservoir Technologies, Inc. for Ecopetrol.

Mississippian 'Chat' Formation, Central Kansas, Core description and petrography of all new
wells drilled in new and ongoing exploration project (Central Operating, Inc, Feb. 2007 to 2009)

Detailed core description and petrographic study of 6 cored exploration wells. Very little core information was available in the area prior to current program. All contributions are important to available knowledge of the geologic nature and characteristic of producing intervals. Exploration effort has been successful to date and core study has focused location of new wells through more detailed interpretation of depositional setting.

Lower Cretaceous Mauddud Formation, Core Description and Depositional Modeling, Kuwait

(IRT/BP/Kuwait Oil Company; Oct 2006-2008)

Working with IRT Associates to produce digital core description using Advanced Logic Technologies WellCAD software. In addition, study included petrography, lithofacies and depositional facies interpretation, and modification of existing depositional model. Core study included 57 wells (~18,000 feet) in the Mauddud Formation, Raudhatain and Sabiriyah Fields, North Kuwait, as part an integrated reservoir characterization and modeling effort by International Reservoir Technologies, Inc. for KOC. New depositional/diagenetic model used in reservoir simulation resulted in improved history match, reserves calculation, understanding of thief zone cause and distribution, and revised field development strategy.

Lower Cretaceous Thamama Limestone Reservoir Characterization, Abu Dhabi,

(ZADCO Petroleum; 2005-2006)

Detailed petrographic description, in tabular Xcel format, of about 2000 thin sections, as part of a large database used in conjunction with core description, facies interpretations, and petrophysical data.

Lower Cretaceous Depositional Interpretation and Modeling for Statistical Analysis, Reservoir
Simulation, and CO2 Reservoir Flood Program, (Denbury Resources; 2005-present)

Fluvial-deltaic sand reservoir characterization, 5 field studies. Provided digital core description using Advanced Logic Technologies WellCAD software; facies interpretation based on core and logs; detailed geologic data input, on foot-by-foot basis, for geostatistical modeling and reservoir simulation.

Ongoing: petrographic analysis for numerous core studies in Denbury fields.

Wolfcamp Mounds, Upton County Texas: Depositional Interpretation and Modeling for
Statistical Analysis and Reservoir Simulation (REGA, Inc., Enron Oil and Gas; 2003-2004)

Core and petrographic evaluation of assumed algal mounds. Reinterpreted end product is depositional and diagenetic model for cyclically deposited algal grainstone shoals and algal-foram submarine banks.

Bulgaria: Evaluation of Reservoir Occurrence and Potential in Tested and Untested
Areas in Northwestern Bulgaria (Anschutz, September 2003-December 2005)

Ongoing exploration study involving field work and core work (approximately 16,000 feet of core described)/ petrography (approximately 1200-1500 thin sections) in productive and marginal hydrocarbon reservoirs, sand and carbonate, Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous age; stratigraphic reconstruction and correlation, facies interpretation and facies mapping, and controls on porosity development and distribution; prospect area generation.

Morocco: Lower, Middle, and Upper Jurassic Carbonate and Turbidite Sands of the
Middle Atlas and Rif Regions (Anschutz International Exploration, 2001-2003)

Field work and core work and petrography focused on stratigraphic reconstruction, interpretations and evaluation of reservoir potential in sand and carbonate units based on outcrop and core.

Devonian Thirtyone Formation Chert Reservoir, West Texas

(Exxon/Mobil; March 2002-December 2002)

As part of a team of 4-5 petrographers, personally evaluated nearly 4,000 samples of a total of 18,000 cuttings thin-sections as part of comprehensive geologic database compilation for an enormous reservoir characterization project. Each sample required completion of a datasheet of 40-50 individual attributes and compositional characteristics.

Algeria: Lower Paleozoic and Carboniferous

Petrography, sedimentology, and characterization of Paleozoic sandstones and carbonates, Bechar and Ahnet-Timimoun Basins, Western Algeria: Gustavson Associates for Sonatrach Oil Company, Algiers.

Exploration, stratigraphic, sedimentologic, diagenetic, reservoir characterization. Studies involved a team of participants. Team was responsible, in part or in whole, for extensive core description (approx. 5000m; Gustavson Assoc. and LithoLogic, Inc.), sampling, petrographic analysis (approx. 1800 samples for standard petrography; approximately 250 samples for special petrographic evaluation), photomicroscopy and written documentation, interpretation (texture, fabric, depositional facies, diagenesis), and integration into the larger-scale basin studies.

Two persons at LithoLogic, Inc. were responsible for standard petrography, photodocumentation, thin-section description, and interpretation. Product was approximately 20 volumes of comprehensive petrographic atlas (as a portion of the larger study) of sampled sandstones and carbonates, reservoir and non-reservoir intervals. Contributed findings to sedimentologic and stratigraphic interpretations.

USA: Upper Jurassic/Cretaceous (Texas Gulf Coast)

Numerous single-well, field-scale, and wild-cat explorations well evaluations of Jurassic pinnacle reefs in East Texas and Louisiana Basins, onshore Texas Gulf Coast region, USA.

Evolving analog modeling of reef margin depositional system for exploration feasibility, trend analysis, and to enhance seismic interpretation/modeling. Goal has been to understand controls on porosity formation, preservation, and relationship to type of reefal buildup (water depth controlled?), margin geometry, and basin evolution. Effort is ongoing to understand the nature of 3-D anomalies, causes for seismic signature variability, distribution, depositional environment, biofacies, porosity attributes, and diagenesis.

Knowledge of carbonate depositional systems was employed to evaluate the geologic viability of reef occurrence within the distribution of observed seismic anomalies in the area. Ideas, interpretations, and suggestions are based on current understanding of the interplay of salt tectonics, basin subsidence, and sea level fluctuation on the stratigraphic relationships in this area, reef character and evolution, and the constructive and destructive phases of diagenesis.

Prospect evaluation in Jurassic and Cretaceous reefs, onshore Texas Gulf Coast Region is ongoing. Evaluations are part of on-going effort to understand sponge-microbialite-coral reefs (depositional modeling, occurrence and distribution, and developing understanding of compositional, depositional, and diagenetic conditions most favorable for reservoir development). Study has involved work for more than 20 major and independent oil companies and detail evaluation of core and/or cuttings from more than 60 wells. Very detailed thin section studies evaluations depositional and diagenetic attributes have incorporated 500-600 thin sections with detailed descriptions, interpretations, and documentation in atlas form.

USA: Pennsylvanian/Permian (West Texas, New Mexico, Utah)

Numerous single-well and multiple-core field studies in Lower Permian/Upper Pennsylvanian strata utilizing core, well-cuttings, wireline logs, and seismic data (where available) to reevaluate, reinterpret and model, through detail rock characterization, the future potential and enhancement of in existing carbonate and clastic fields. Reservoirs occur in very shallow platform, marginal, ramp and basinal depositional settings.

May 1981 to Oct. 1995 - Marathon Oil Company Research Center/Petroleum Technology Center, Littleton Colorado

Senior Geologist and one of the company experts in core and petrographic evaluation of carbonates, carbonate sedimentology, diagenesis, and evaluation of depositional/diagenetic controls on carbonate reservoir development and distribution. Contributions were made to geologic modeling for basin exploration and reservoir development though interpretation of carbonate rock compositions and fabrics. An understanding of depositional systems, sequence stratigraphy, evaluation of causes and effects of diagenetic alteration, and awareness of varied ancient and modern analog models, were applied to numerous small-scale and large-scale exploration, development, and reservoir characterization studies.

Contributed to numerous evaluations of geologic controls on reservoir occurrence, distribution and behavior, controls on porosity/permeability development, and distribution. In this capacity, participated was required in numerous long-term investigative and interpretive evaluations integrating geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering projects, and numerous short-term and technical consultation studies in both international and domestic arenas.

Technical skill requirements have included proficiency in core description, standard microscopy, and specialized petrographic techniques that include cathodoluminescence, epi-fluorescence, image analysis, SEM evaluation, and sampling for select geochemical analyses and data interpretation.

Marathon Oil Company studies included:

International Studies:

Tunisia (Jurassic, Eocene)

Well, field, and regional studies including diagenesis, detailed measurement and description of core fractures for fractured reservoir analysis, interpretation of facies and depositional setting, evaluation of chemostratigraphic studies; employment of CT scan technology for fracture properties and flow behavior in core.

Core study and facies evaluation to understand porosity development and distribution in Numulite banks, offshore Tunisia. Included proposals for larger-scale lithology/3-D seismic comparative studies, stratigraphic and diagenetic evaluations, and analog modeling using subsurface core and onshore outcrop.

Syria (Middle Triassic through Upper Cretaceous)

Numerous single well evaluations requiring core, petrographic, and diagenesis evaluation and interpretation; well-log correlation work and coordination of very large-scale, 2 year regional geologic study for Syrian Petroleum Company, and involvement in economic evaluation based on outcome of geologic study.

Egypt (Miocene)

Several studies requiring core and cuttings evaluations for depositional setting, facies interpretations, and identification of origin of multiple types and phases of dolomitization, and interpretation of timing.

Domestic U.S.A. studies:

Michigan Basin

(Silurian-Trenton/Black River; Devonian-Amherstburg and Richfield)

- Evaluation of dolomitized and fractured reservoirs in middle ramp stromatoporoid pinnacle reef facies and shallow subtidal shelf facies; proposed models for early, syndepositional, and later fracture-controlled dolomitization, hydrothermal alteration, reservoir formation and distribution; investigation of reservoir-forming late-stage, fractured dolomites; modeling of multiple phases of dolomitization.

West Texas and SW New Mexico Basins

(Paleozoic: Ordovician-Ellenburger, Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, Permian)

- Numerous studies involving karst systems, fractured dolomite oil and gas reservoirs;

- Evaluation and comparison of complex petrographic textures and fabrics resulting from multiple phases of dolomite replacement, burial cementation and fracturing;

- Numerous geologic and integrated reservoir studies in a range of carbonate and mixed carbonate-clastic depositional settings, including: phylloid algal buildups, platform margin and platform interior facies, shallow marine clastics and carbonates, intertidal to supratidal carbonates and evaporites, platform shoal facies, middle ramp buildups, carbonate slope debris flows, and basinal carbonates and clastics.

East Texas Basin and Louisiana Salt Basins (Upper Jurassic/ Lower Cretaceous)

(Cotton Valley, Bossier, Knolls, Troy, James)

- Unique tectonic and platform margin setting hosting thick microbial reefal buildups.

- Recent discoveries based on 3-D seismic prospect evaluation; depositional model determination from regional seismic and geologic data, and evaluation of core, cuttings, and logs from more than 60 wells. Continued working this area on consulting basis after leaving Marathon Oil Company.

Texas Gulf Coast Region (Jurassic-Smackover)

Comprehensive core and thin section studies examining stratigraphy, sedimentology, diagenesis, fault/ tectonic influences, and major controls on reservoir formation. Results:

- Recognition of depositional facies control on diagenesis, porosity occurrence, preservation, and distribution; extensive use of detailed petrographic observation, point counts, statistical variation, and data discrimination in order to define characteristics associated with best reservoir intervals.

- Recognition of progradational stacking patterns of reservoirs and distribution through time;

- Recognition of syndepositional salt sub-basin development and local control on depositional stacking patterns,

- Refinement of geologic models with associated increase in drilling success and improved production.

Paradox Basin, Utah (Pennsylvanian: Ismay and Desert Creek cycles)

- Investigation of depositional cyclicity, depositional and diagenetic modeling of phylloid algal banks;

- Understanding structural, stratigraphic, sedimentologic, and diagenetic controls on reservoir formation and distribution.

- Collaborative studies with Utah Geological Survey, US Department of Energy, and REGA (Reservoir Simulation Engineering firm) for modeling of facies, stratigraphy, diagenesis, pore structure and distribution, and improved production efficiency.

Reservoir Characterization Studies:

Texas Gulf Coast Region (Jurassic Smackover)

Combined geological/engineering effort to integrate rock data, stratigraphy, depositional and diagenetic models, and reservoir data into Stratigraphic GeoCellular Modeling (SGM) 3-D model prior to reservoir simulation modeling.

Permian Basin (Pennsylvanian-Cisco/Canyon Fm; Permian Grayburg/San Andres/Queen Fm.)

Studies focused on evaluation of depositional environment/facies, distribution and timing of dolomite phases, porosity controls and pore throat characteristics, implications of dual porosity systems and impact on production in diagenetically complex multimineralic carbonate/evaporite systems; data analysis and 3-D Stratigraphic Geocellular Modeling of field.

Illinois Basin (Mississippian-Ste. Genevieve grainstone shoals)

Two year geological evaluation of core and log data from 1200 wells in the interval of interest; construction and correlation of 80-100 cross sections, extensive mapping, 3-D field modeling of depositional environment and petrophysical attributes based on core and thin section analysis and well-log correlations. Extensive petrography (700-800 samples), diagenesis interpretations, petrophysical, and production attributes. Small staff of geologists and engineers completed all core descriptions, thin section evaluation, sedimentology and diagenesis, cross section correlations, log analysis, statistical analysis, production evaluation, and reservoir mapping, Result of study was very successful infill drilling program and excellent enhancement of production.

Environmental Studies:

Waste Site Evaluation, (Alaskan Peninsula)

Feasibility study included waste-site evaluation of stratigraphy, sedimentology, soil and groundwater hydrodynamics in area of unconsolidated glacial till deposits prior to site development and subsequent storage of low-level drilling waste.


1991-1994: Completion of graduate courses and two seasons of field work; Ph.D. program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Proposed study: Platform to Basin Effects of Sea-Level Fluctuations and Depositional Cyclicity on
   Early Diagenesis: An Example from North McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico
   and Texas.

MSc., 1986: Geology, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Thesis: "Deposition and Diagenesis of Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian) Phylloid Algal
   Banks, Paradox Formation, Ismay Zone, Ismay Field and San Juan Canyon, Paradox Basin, Utah
   and Colorado".

BA, 1973: Fine Arts, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1981-1999: Numerous continuing education courses, seminars, short courses, and workshops in the field of petroleum geology, carbonate and clastic sedimentology, petrography, diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy, field/reservoir-scale geologic modeling, well-log interpretation, reservoir characterization, seismic interpretation.


Experienced in various methods of technology transfer in the form of technology training, applied workshop training, field and laboratory training. Routine practice of technology training and transfer on an individual or project basis.

Applied Sequence Stratigraphy Field Course and Workshop (Carbonates and Clastics):

Participation in (as student and assistant instructor in specialized areas) field and workshop training have focused on the Permian Basin, Paradox Basin, Book Cliffs, San Juan Basin. Emphasis has been on implications to regional exploration and importance of field-scale applications to development geology. Professional interests also include the study of the effects of carbonate diagenesis within a sequence stratigraphic framework, particularly at sequence boundaries, and its affect on reservoir behavior.

Carbonate Depositional Environments Field Course and Workshops (Ancient and Modern settings)

Participated in organization and teaching of Marathon Oil Company in-house training courses; modern depositional environments of the Florida coast, Bahamas, and Belize; ancient depositional environments superbly exposed in the Sacramento and Franklin Mountains, and Permian Basin of west Texas and southern New Mexico.

Carbonate and Clastic Diagenesis Course;

Organized "Carbonate Diagenesis" portion of comprehensive lecture and workshop series, and several individually tailored courses to address specific regional or field problems; taught problem-specific workshops affiliated with Carbonate Field Courses.

Development Geology Course: Lectures and Workshops

Participated in organization and teaching of Marathon Oil Company in-house training courses that included lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops in core description and thin section petrography, and problem solving techniques.

Upper Jurassic Buildups of the Texas Gulf Coast and Their Worldwide Analogues: Core Workshop and Discussion

Organized and taught numerous workshops during 1996 through 1997 in collaboration with J.A. Kupecz and D.E. Eby, focusing on depositional setting (type of buildup, size, geometry, anatomy, composition, controls on formation and distribution, sea level, tectonic, buildup initiation, water depth, circulation, nutrients, light, temperature, outcrop analogs, diagenesis and porosity development.


Brinton, L., and Choquette, P.W., 1985, Diagenesis of Pennsylvanian Phylloid-Algal Reef Mounds, Ismay Field, Paradox Basin, Utah and Colorado, SEPM Annual Midyear Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 2, Aug. 11-14, Golden, Colorado, p. 14.

Brinton, L. 1986, Deposition and Diagenesis of Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian) Phylloid Algal Banks, Paradox Formation, Ismay Zone, Ismay Field and San Juan Canyon, Paradox Basin, Utah and Colorado, Masters Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 316p.

Brinton, L. and Wray, J. L., 1986, Pennsylvanian (Minturn Formation) Algal Mound Facies, Rio Blanco County, Colorado in D. S. Stone, (ed.), New Interpretations of Northwest Colorado Geology: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, p. 103-111.

Brinton, L. 1986, Diagenesis of Minturn Formation phylloid algal mounds, Meeker area, northwestern Colorado, Abstract and presentation to SEPM local chapter, Denver, Colorado.

Brinton, L. 1990, Platy Algal Banks: Modern and Ancient, Abstract and poster presentation, 1990 AAPG Annual Convention, June 3-6, San Francisco, Calif., A.A.P.G. Bull., Vol, 74, no. 5, p. 619.

Brinton, L. 1993, Platform to Basin Effects of Sea-Level Fluctuations and Depositional Cyclicity on Early Diagenesis: An Example from North McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico and Texas, Ph.D. Proposal, University of Colorado, Boulder, 22p.

Brinton, L., and Uland, M. J., 1994 (abs.), An Integrated Geological and Petrophysical Approach to Characterization of the Lawrence Field Ste. Genevieve (McClosky) Reservoirs, Abstract and poster presentation, 1994 AAPG Annual Convention, June 12-15, Denver, Colorado, Official Program, Vol. 3, p. 111.

Brinton, L., Choquette, P. W., and Eby, D. E., 1995, Marine Phylloid-Algal Carbonate Build-ups on Outcrop and in Petroleum reservoirs, Permo-Pennsylvanian, SW U.S.A.: Nature, Origins, and Possible Modern Analogues; Contribution of 120 35mm slides with text in P. A. Scholle and N. P. James eds. SEPM Continuing Education Program in Carbonate Geology--CDROM presentation series.

Brinton, L., Keay, J.P., May, M., 2009 Depositional Environment and Controls on Porosity Development and Distribution in the Late Albian Mauddud Formation, Sabiriyah and Raudhatain Fields, Kuwait, and Input to a Geocellular Model, 2009 SPE Kuwait International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, December 14-16, 2009.

Chidsey, T. C., Brinton, L., Eby, D. E., Morgan, C. D., and Hartmann, K., 1997, Carbonate Mound Reservoirs in the Paradox Formation: An Outcrop Analog Along the San Juan River, Southeastern Utah, in K. Huffman (ed.) Utah Geological Association Guidebook 25, Geology and Resources of the Paradox Basin, Symposium, Sept 19-21, Durango, Co.

Cox, D. M., Brinton, L., and Tinker, S. W., 1998, Depositional Facies and Porosity Development of an Upper Pennsylvanian Algal Mound Reservoir, South Dagger Draw, Eddy County, New Mexico, in K. Winfree (ed.), Cored Reservoir Examples From Upper Pennsylvanian & Lower Permian Carbonate Margins, Slopes, and Basinal Sandstone, West Texas Geological Society 1998 Fall Core Workshop, WTGS Publication No. 98-103, 24p.

Crevello, P. D., Clymer, P.L., and Brinton, L., 1985, Pennsylvanian Carbonate Slope and Basin Deposition, Palo Duro Basin, in Deep-water Carbonates - A Core Workshop, SEPM Core Workshop No. 6, New Orleans, March 23-24, 1985, p. 27-55.

Crevello, P. D., Brinton, L., and Smith, T. M., 1995, Salt-Induced Subsidence: Accommodation of Stacking Patterns and Implications for Reservoir Development in Oolitic Ramp Depositional Sequences: Jurassic Smackover Formation, State Line Graben, Louisiana and Arkansas, Abstract and oral presentation 1995 AAPG Annual Convention, March 5-8, Houston, Texas, Official Program, Vol. 5.

Kisselman, D., May, M., Brinton, L., Keay, J.P., Quinn, M.A, Ballay, G., 2009 Characterization and Modeling of Porosity in a Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir, Mauddud Formation, Sabiriyah and Raudhatain Fields, Kuwait, 2009 Kuwait International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, December 14-16, 2009.

Lindsey, D. D., L. Brinton, and J. V. Petrov, 2003, Lateral and Vertical Facies Relationships between the Upper Triassic-Lower Liassic Rocks in the Area Southwest of Montana, Bulgaria, Geology and Mineral Resources, 7-8, 2003, p. 2-4.

May, M., L. Brinton, J. Arestad, K. McKamey, J. Keay, D. Kisselman, A. Lara, 2009 (abs.) Interpretation and Modeling of Structurally Complex Eocene La Paz and Oligocene Mugrosa Fluvial Sandstone Reservoirs Yarigui-Cantagallo Field, Middle Magdalena Basin, Colombia, S.A., AAPG International Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November, 2009.

May, M., M.A. Quinn, L. Brinton J.P. Keay, J.S. Kalbus, J.A. Dozzo, 2010 (abs.) Detection and Distribution of Thief Perm in the Late Albian Mauddud Formation, Sabiriyah and Raudhatain Fields, Kuwait: A Dual Porosity Dual Permeability Methodology for Model Implementation and History Matching. EAGE Second Arabian Plate Geology Workshop: Albian/Cenomanian/Turonian Carbonate-Siliciclastic Systems of the Arabian Plate, 24-27 January 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Norwood, E. M., and Brinton, L., 1996 (abs.), A Depositional Model for Late Jurassic Reef Building in the East Texas Basin. A.A.P.G. Convention, 1996, San Diego, Calif.

Norwood, E. M., and Brinton, L., 2000 (abs.), Reexamination of Late Jurassic Reef Building in the East Texas Basin: A Maturing Gas Play, AAPG International, Bali, October, 2000.

Norwood, E. M., and Brinton, L., (2001), Reexamination of Late Jurassic Reef Building in the East Texas Basin: A Maturing Gas Play, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions 2001, First Place Grover E. Murray Best Published Paper Awards.

Tinker, S. W., and Brinton, L., 1994, Shelf-to-Basin Sequence Stratigraphic Framework and Early Diagenesis of late Guadalupian Strata, McKittrick Canyon, New Mexico and Texas: Preliminary Findings, Abstract and poster presentation, 1994 AAPG Annual Convention, June 12-15, Denver, Colorado, Official Program, Vol. 3, p. 272.

Tinker, S. W., Brondos, M., and Brinton, L., 1996 (abs.), The Role of Sequence Stratigraphy in 3-D Characterization of Carbonate Reservoirs. A.A.P.G. Convention, 1996, San Diego, Calif.

Tinker, S. W, D. H. Caldwell, L. Brinton, M. D. Brondos, J. L. Carlson, D. M. Cox, W. D. DeMis, J. G. Hamman, L. C. Laskowski, K. A. Miller, L. C. Zahm, 1999, Sequence Stratigraphy and 3-D Modeling of a Pennsylvanian, Distally-Steepened Ramp Reservoir: Canyon and Cisco Formations, South Dagger Draw Field, New Mexico, USA, CD publication for GCS-SEPM Conference on Reservoir Characterization for the Twenty First Century.

Tinker, S.W., D.H. Caldwell, D.M. Cox, L.C. Zahm, L. Brinton, 2004, Integrated Reservoir Characterization of a Carbonate Ramp Reservoir, South Dagger Draw Field, New Mexico: Seismic Data Are Only Part of the Story, in Seismic Imaging of Carbonate Reservoirs and Systems, AAPG Memoir 81.

Westergaard, E. H., Brinton, L., Pollard, N. B, Goldhammer, R. K., Pharis, R. R., Tittle, W. A., Edwards, M. A., 1998 (abs.), Sequence stratigraphy, well log correlation, and facies evaluation of East Texas Cotton Valley Lime reef wells using well cuttings, AAPG Annual Meeting and Expanded Abstracts, 1998.

1981-1995; Numerous Marathon Oil Company internal technical service reports and project proposals.