2002- present PETRO-FLUID SOLUTIONS, UNITED STATES
Owner-manager, Apply petrographic, fluid inclusion, and isotope analyses to solve fluid migration, burial history, deformation timing, and reservoir quality problems. Areas worked include Appalachian basin; San Juan basin, New Mexico; Colville basin and Brooks Range Fold-Thrust belt, Alaska; and Venezuela
1999-2002 U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, UNITED STATES
Post-doctoral Research Scientist. Established timing and conditions of fracture cementation, structural deformation, and hydrocarbon migration in the eastern Brooks Range fold-thrust belt, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
1997-1999 ARCO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY, UNITED STATES
Research Geologist. Characterized reservoir properties at thin-section scale and predicted reservoir quality using statistical and kinetic models. Areas and basins worked include: Ghadames basin, Algeria; Sichuan basin, China; Turkish Black Sea basin; offshore Indonesia; Oriente basin, Ecuador; and Colville basin, Alaska.
1990-1996 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, UNITED STATES
Teaching-Research assistant. Ph.D. research examined fluid flow and diagenesis along faults and fractures in the Salton Trough, California.
1985-1990 ENSEARCH EXPLORATION, UNITED STATES
Geologist. In collaboration with engineers, used open-hole logs, petrography, petrophysics, and mud-log gas shows to identified, map, and target prospective intervals for well completion in tight gas sand reservoirs of east Texas and Louisiana. Mapped fracture patterns in Austin Chalk to identify targets for horizontal drilling.
Recent Publications and Abstracts and Publications
Parris, T.M., N. S. Fishman, R.C. Burruss, and M.J. Pawlewicz, 2004, Petroleum inclusions and the origin of gas in the Upper Cretaceous Lewis Shale, San Juan basin, New Mexico(abstract): AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Denver, CO.
- Parris, T.M., and R.C. Burruss, 2004, Temperature, pressure, and fluid composition conditions of fracture cementation in the Brooks Range fold-thrust belt, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska (abstract): AAPG Hedberg Conference, Stuctural Diagenesis: Fundamental Advances and New Applications from a Holistic View of Mechanical and Chemical Processes, Austin, Texas.
- Parris, T.M., R.C. Burruss, and P. B. O’Sullivan, 2003, Deformation and the timing of gas generation and migration in the eastern Brooks Range foothills, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: AAPG Bulletin, v. 87, p. 1823-1846.
- Hanks, C., Wallace, W., and T.M. Parris, 2003, Progressive fracturing and folding during burial, deformation, and unroofing in the northeastern Brooks Range, Alaska (abstract): AAPG National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Hanks, C.L., T.M. Parris, and W.K. Wallace, 2002, Fractures and detachment folds in the northeastern Brooks Range-conditions of formation and reservoir implications: AAPG/SPE Meeting, Anchorage, AK, May 2002.
- Parris, T.M., R.C. Burruss, P.B. O’Sullivan, 2002, Timing of deformation and gas generation and migration in the foothills region of the eastern Brooks Range fold-thrust belt (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska): AAPG Hedberg Conference, “Deformation History, Fluid Flow Reconstruction and Reservoir Appraisal in Foreland Fold and Thrust Belts, Sicily, Italy, May 2002.
- Tye, R.S., M. Parris, F. Barker, S. Aytuna, and Y. Ozcelik, 2000, Sedimentologic and reservoir quality characteristics of the Cretaceous Velibey Formation, Zonguldak, Turkey: Turkish Journal of Oil and Gas, v. 6, p. 3-29.