Jeffrey T. Pietras

jeff in the field

Assistant Professor of Geology

PhD (2003) University of Wisconsin-Madison

MS (1998) University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS (1996) Binghamton University



Office: Science 1, G-60A

Telephone: (607) 777-3348

jpietras@binghamton.edu

 

Teaching:

GEOL 415 - Basin Analysis
GEOL 344 - Structural Geology

 


Research Interests:

  • Lacustrine Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Geospatial Data Integration
  • Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
  • Tectonics

 

Graduate Students:

Ryan Kenyon, MS candidate (expected 2015)

Thesis title: tbd

 

Awards:

  • Eagle Scout
  • Distinguished Graduate Student Award-Department of Geology and Geophysics, HONORS University of Wisconsin-Madison 2003
  • Glenn G. Bartle Award in Geology-Department of Geology, Binghamton University 1996
  • National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

 

Publications:

  • Tozer, R.S.J., Bevan, T., Choi, A. Hossack, J., Matthews, S., Phillips, S., Pietras, J.T., and Tanasichuk, D., in review, A Unified Model for the Opening of the Canada Basin: GSA, Bulletin.

 

  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., in review, Evidence for multiple Quaternary ice advances and fan development from the Amundsen Gulf cross-shelf trough and slope, Canadian Beaufort Sea margin: Marine and Petroleum Geology.

 

  • Doebbert, A.C., Johnson, C., Carroll, A.R., Beard, B. Pietras, J.T, Rhodes Carson, M., Norsted, B., and Throckmorton, A., accepted in revision, Controls on Sr isotopic evolution in lacustrine systems: Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: Chemical Geology.

 

  • Tozer, R.S.J., Choi, A.P., Pietras, J.T., and Tanasichuk, D.J., 2014, Athabasca Oil Sands: Megatrap restoration and charge timing: AAPG Bulletin.

 

  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., 2013, Variable history of Quaternary ice-sheet advance across the Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean: Geology v. 41, p. 131-134.

 

  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., 2013, Seismic stratigraphy, sedimentary architecture and palaeoglaciology of the Mackenzie Trough: evidence for two Quaternary ice advances and limited fan development on the western Canadian Beaufort Sea margin: Quaternary Science Reviews v. 65, p. 73-87.

 

  • Panda, M., Dean, J., Pietras, J.T., Wheeler, T., and Sels, R., 2008, PUT River-1: BP evaluates, develops North Slope reservoir: Oil and Gas Journal, July 14th, p. 55-62.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., and Carroll, A.R., 2006, High-resolution stratigraphy of an underfilled lake basin: Wilkins Peak Member, Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA: Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 76, p. 1197-1214.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., and Rhodes, M.K., 2003, Tectonic control on lacustrine evaporite deposition in the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: Journal of Paleolimnology v. 30, 11p.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., Singer, B.S., and Smith, M.E., 2003, 10,000 yr depositional cyclicity in the early Eocene: Stratigraphic and 40Ar/39Ar evidence from the lacustrine Green River Formation: Geology, v. 31, p. 593-596.

 

  • Rhodes, M.K., Carroll, A.R., Pietras, J.T., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., 2002, Strontium isotope record of paleohydrology and continental weathering, Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: Geology v. 30, p. 167-170.

 

Publications:

  • Doebbert, A.C., Johnson, C., Carroll, A.R., Beard, B. Pietras, J.T, Rhodes Carson, M., Norsted, B., and Throckmorton, A., 2013, Sr Isotope records from lacustrine carbonates; fidelity from mass balance model: GSA Annual Meeting 2013.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Choi, A., Tanasichuk, D., and Tozer, R., 2012, Mega-Regional Depositional Environment Map of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in the Middle Aptian: CSPG GeoConvention Abstracts, 2012.

 

  • Choi, A., Pietras, J.T., Tanasichuk, D., and Tozer, R., 2012, Athabasca Oilsands Caprock Integrity: A Regional Minimum Principal Stress Model: CSPG GeoConvention Abstracts, 2012.

 

  • Tozer, R., Choi, A., Pietras, J.T., and Tanasichuk, D., 2012, Athabasca Oil Sands: Mega-Trap Geometry and Timing: CSPG GeoConvention Abstracts, 2012.

 

  • Batchelor, C.L, Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., 2012, Reflection Seismic Investigations of the Beaufort Sea Margin: CSPG GeoConvention Abstracts, 2012.

 

  • Tozer, R., Bevan, T., Choi, A. Hossack, J., Matthews, S., Phillips, S., Pietras, J.T., and Tanasichuk, D., 2012, A Unified Model for the Opening of the Canada Basin: CSPG GeoConvention Abstracts, 2012.

 

  • Panda, M., Dean, J., Pietras, J.T., Wheeler, T., and Sels, R., 2008, The PUT River, appraisal and development of a minor reservoir within the Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska: SPE 110756.

 

  • Dean, J., Pietras, J.T., Sels, R., Yancey, A., Wheeler, T., Ince, D., and Threadgill, G., 2006, Put River Sandstone – Low cost reservoir appraisal in a mature field: GSA Abstracts with Programs v. 38, n. 5.

 

  • Dyer, K.M., Carroll, A.R, and Pietras, J.T., 2005, Facies architecture and paleopedology of ancient river systems, Eocene Wilkins Peak Member of the lacustrine Green River Formation, Wyoming, AAPG Search and Discovery, Article #90039.

 

  • Carroll, A.R., Pietras, J.T., Smith, M.E., and Singer, B., 2004, Fluctuating Rates and Episodic Lakes: A New View of the Green River Formation: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, p.

 

  • Pietras, J. T., and Carroll, A. R., 2003, Different Lake Types, Same Organic Matter Accumulation Rate: Implications for Carbon Burial in the Eocene Green River Formation: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, p. 104.

 

  • Carroll, A.R., and Pietras, J.T., 2003, Source rock heterogeneity of the Eocene Green River Formation estimated from Fischer Assay analysis: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 12, p. A26.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., Rhodes, M.K., Johnson, C.M., and Beard, B.L., 2003 Stratigraphic and Strontium Geochemical Evidence of Lacustrine Basin Evolution: Example from the Green River Formation, Wyoming: ILIC3.

 

  • Rhodes, M.K., Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., 2003, Sr isotope composition of the lacustrine Laney Member, Green River Formation: ILIC3.

 

  • Swanson, B.A., Pietras, J.T., Carroll. A.R., Johnson, C.M., and Beard, B.L., 2003, Strontium isotope record of Lake Gosiute during deposition of the Luman Tongue, Green River Formation, Wyoming: ILIC3.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Rhodes, M.K., and Carroll, A.R., 2002, Controls on lacustrine reservoir development: Examples from the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 11, p. A139.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Smith, M.E., Carroll, A.R., and Singer, B., 2002, Direct Measurement of depositional cyclicity using 40Ar/39Ar dating: A 430 thousand year record for Eocene Lake Gosiute: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.34, p. A479.

 

  • Bohacs, K.M., Carroll, A.R., Pietras, J.T., Rhodes, M.K., and Smith, M.E., 2002, Evolution of the great lakes system of the Green River Formation: Tectonically & topographically conditioned records of climate change: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, p. A478.

 

  • Carroll, A.R., Smith, M.E., Pietras, J.T., Rhodes, M.K., and Singer, B.S., 2002, Accumulation rates in ancient lakes: Relationship to lake type evolution of the Green River Formation, Wyoming: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.34, p. A479.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., and Johnson, R.C., 2001, Nonmarine Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation of the Wilkins Peak Member, Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 10, p. A158

 

  • Carroll, A.R., Pietras, J.T., Rhodes, M.K., Johnson, C.M., and Beard, B.L., 2001, Application of advanced provenance tools to lacustrine stratigraphy; strontium isotopes in the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 10, p. A33.

 

  • Smith, M.E., Singer, B.S., Pietras, J.T., and Carroll, A.R., 2001, Precise 40Ar/39Ar laser fusion geochronology of the Green River Formation, Wyoming: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, p. A79.

 

  • Smith, M.E., Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., and Singer, B., 2001, Laser fusion 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and cyclostratigraphy of the Green River Formation: Testing micro- and meso-scale climate forcing: EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 82(47), p. F1141.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., and Rhodes, M.K., 2000, Lacustrine sequence stratigraphy; example from the Green River Formation of southwestern Wyoming: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 9, p. A116.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., and Carroll, A.R., 2000, Tectonically induced lacustrine lowstand: Base of the Wilkins Peak Member, Green River Formation, southwestern Wyoming: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A388.

 

  • Carroll, A.R., Smith, M.E., Singer, B.S., and Pietras, J.T., 2000, Deposition, alteration, and crystallinity of Eocene tuffs of the Green River Formation, Wyoming and Utah: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A459.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Bloch, R.B., Ying, D., and Kanschat, K. A., 1999, Evolution of depositional geometries in a submarine slope system using 3D seismic, Pleistocene, Niger Delta: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 8, p. A109.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Rhodes, M.K, Wartes, M.A., Carroll, A.R., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., 1999, Strontium isotopes in provenance studies of large ancient lacustrine basins; an example from the Junggar-Turpan-Hami basins, NW China: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, p. A298.

 

  • Rhodes, M.K., Beard, B.L., Carroll, A.R., Pietras, J.T., and Johnson, C.M., 1999, Strontium isotopic composition and paleohydrology of the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, p. A375.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Campion, K.M., and Simo, J.A., 1998, Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Sacate-Sespe formations, central Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara County, CA: AAPG Annual Meeting expanded abstracts, v. 7.

 

  • Pietras, J.T., Campion, K.M., and Simo, J.A., 1998, Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Sacate-Sespe formations, central Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara County, CA: AAPG Pacific Section meeting; abstracts, AAPG Bulletin, v. 82, p. 5A.

 

Conference Activities:

  • Topical session co-chair, 2004, Lacustrine Records of Landscape Evolution, GSA Annual Meeting

Last Updated: 8/14/14