David Thul

Manager of Petroleum Systems & Geochemistry

Phone: (720) 232-5798
Fax: (801) 585-3540
Email: dthul@egi.utah.edu

Source Rock Maturity

Pyrolysis Methods (Rock-Eval ®, SRA™, HAWK ™)

Fluid Phase Prediction

1-D & 3-D Basin Modeling

Petroleum Systems Analysis

Regional & Basin Experience

Petroleum systems analysis experience in 50 basins in 15 countries.

Source Rocks of Expertise:

  • Cretaceous of North America

  • Cretaceous of South America

  • Devonian of Canada

  • Eocene of the Rocky Mountain Region

  • Permian of the Rocky Mountain Region

Petroleum Systems of Expertise:

  • USA – Mid-continent

  • USA – Rockies Region

  • South America

  • China

Ph.D. Department of Geology & Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, In Progress

M.S. Department of Geology & Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2012

B.A. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008

Memberships

  • AAPG Member

  • RMAG Member

Conference Proceedings

Anderson, T., M., Deo, D. J. Thul, 2013, Key Parameters of Liquid Rich Unconventional Plays: Case Studies from North America (talk with abs.): AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop: Hydrocarbon Charge Considerations in Liquid-Rich Unconventional Petroleum Systems, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Zimbrick, G. D., M. P. Dolan, D. J. Thul, Williston Basin Pre-Bakken Potential Using Regional Maturity Modeling (talk with abs.): Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Thul, D. J., and S. A. Sonnenberg, 2013, Niobrara Source Rock Maturity in the Denver Basin: A Study of Differential Heating and Tectonics on Petroleum Prospectivity Using Programmed Pyrolysis (talk with abs.): AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Thul, D. J., and S. A. Sonnenberg, 2012, Evidence of multiple vitrinite populations in the Niobrara Formation of the Denver Basin and their implications for petroleum exploration and development (poster with abs.): AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Grand Junction, Colorado, Search and Discovery Article #90156.

Thul, D. J., and S. A. Sonnenberg, 2012, Niobrara source rock maturity along the extrapolated trend of the Colorado Mineral Belt in the Denver Basin (poster with abs.): AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Long Beach, California, Search and Discovery Article #90142

Dolan, M. P., G. D. Zimbrick, D. J. Thul, 2012, Constructing Regional Maturity Maps for Unconventional Success (talk with abs.): Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Prospect Fair and Technofest, Denver, Colorado.

Thul,D. J., M. M. Berlin, and R. S. Anderson, 2006, Assessment of Morphology andPotential RetreatProcesses of EastFork Falls,RoanPlateau,Colorado (poster with abstract): CU-Boulder HydrologicSciencesStudentSymposium.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Thul, D. J., and S. A. Sonnenberg, Niobrara Source Rock Maturity in the Denver Basin: The effects of Differential Heating on Petroleum Prospectivity

Thul, D. J., and S. A. Sonnenberg, Experimental Insights into Interpreting Programmed Pyrolysis Results from Disparate Analytical Instruments, Different Sample Types, and Vintages