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Treatise of Petroleum Geology/Handbook of Petroleum Geology: Exploring for Oil and Gas Traps, Pages 18-1  -  18-27, Edited by Edward A. Beaumont and Norman H. Foster

Treatise of Petroleum Geology / Handbook of Petroleum Geology: Exploring for Oil and Gas Traps. Chapter 18: Surface Geochemical Exploration for Petroleum
Copyright © 1999 by The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved.

Chapter 18

Surface Geochemical Exploration for Petroleum


Dietmar Schumacher


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deet.jpg (3110 bytes)Dietmar Schumacher

Dietmar "Deet" Schumacher is Director of Geochemistry at Geo-Microbial Technologies, Inc., in Ochelata, Oklahoma. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Deet taught at the University of Arizona before joining Phillips Petroleum in 1977. He held a variety of positions at Phillips, including Research Supervisor for petroleum geology and Senior Geological Specialist. Deet joined Pennzoil in 1982 and served as manager of geology/ geochemistry before transferring to assignments with Pennzoil International, Pennzoil Offshore, and Pennzoil Technology Group. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Research Professor with the Earth Sciences and Resource Institute at the University of Utah.

Deet has a longstanding interest in the exploration and development applications of petroleum geochemistry, particularly surface exploration methods. He is editor, with Mike Abrams, of the recently published AAPG Memoir 66, Hydrocarbon Migration and Its Near-Surface Expression. He and Len LeSchack are now working on a follow-up volume for AAPG, Surface Exploration Case Histories. Deet is a Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG-4301), a member of AAPG and GSA, and a past president of the Houston Geological Society.


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