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Mauro R. Becker
Mauro R. Becker
(979) 458-2572
255 Halbouty

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Texas A&M University

3115 TAMU

College Station, Texas 77843-3115


PhD Geology – The University of Texas at Austin, (1993-1996)

Msc Geology – Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil, (1983-1984)

BSc Geology – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, (1977-1981)

Mauro R. Becker

Professor of Practice

Research Interests

Unconventional Reservoirs and Organic Matter Maturation

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Basin Evolution

Continental and Transitional Rift and Atlantic Margin Deep Water Depositional Units

Integrated Reservoir Geologic Characterization and Modeling


Research Projects:

Unconventional and Hybrid Petroleum systems in the Permian Delaware Basin, West Texas

Geological Controls on Organic Matter Maturation Processes for Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling

Selected Publications

Carrasco, B.N., Portella, R.C.M. and Becker, M.R., 2001. Studies of sedimentological heterogeneities and their impact in fluid flow simulation. SPE 69472, 7th Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, 13 p, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Becker, M.R. and Sombra, C.L. 2011. Geosciences Challengers to Develop and Produce Pre-salt Fields, Offshore SE Brazil. Proceedings of the International Gas Union Research Conference 2011, Seoul, South Korea.

Becker, M.R., Friedrich, A., Poletto, C.A. 2012, Northeast Brazilian Carbonate outcrops: geologic laboratory for research with Brazilian Universities with focus in petroleum reservoirs. Paper IBP 1470_13 presented at the Rio Oil & Gas Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Watkins, E., Navarro, A.F., Syrio, J.C., Riera, L.A., Nguyen, N., Cruz, P.S., Leite, R. and Becker, M.R. 2013, Cascade and Chinook Fields: integrated overview of the reservoirs. Paper OTC 24163-MS presented at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference, May 06 - 09, 2013, Houston, TX, USA

Watkins, E. A., J. Tamashiro, M. C. Torrez Canaviri, N. Martin, E. Guliyev, R. Leite, N. (V.) Nguyen, A. Aina, and M. R. Becker, 2015, A geology-based, non-seismic attribute method to generate facies, lithology, and petrophysical parameters in the Chinook and Cascade fields, Walker Ridge, Gulf of Mexico, USA: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 65, p. 403–419.

Moraes, F.D., Haddad, Z.A., Becker, M.R. and Nguyen, N., 2016, Gulf of Mexico Lower Tertiary Development Wells – Cascade Field Case History – Paper OTC 27041 presented at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference, May 02 - 05, 2016, Houston, TX, USA

Becker, M.R., and Miceli Romero, Andrea, 2018, 3D Basin Modeling of the Permian Delaware Basin: Tectonic Evolution Assessment to improve definition of Boundary Conditions, poster submitted to 2019 AAPG ACE, San Antonio, TX.

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