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Jane Hearon

Jane Hearon is a Geologist within the Central Energy Resource Science Center (CERSC) in Denver, CO.  She conducts petroleum resource assessments in onshore, US basins as part of the National and Global Assessment (NAGA) project.

Jane Hearon has worked in a variety of geologic settings throughout her career, from sediment-hosted gold deposits to deep-marine petroleum systems.  Jane's research spans both hard- and soft-rock geology, and she has expertise in reservoir characterization, sedimentology and stratigraphy, mineralogy and core analysis, and reservoir quality modeling.  


Professional Experience

  • 2020-Present: Assessment Geologist - USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center, Denver, CO

  • 2018-2020: Geoscience Team Lead - Fracture ID, Denver, CO

  • 2014-2018: Senior Geologist, Reservoir Quality Team - Chevron ETC, Houston, TX

  • 2010-2014: Research Assistant, Chevron Center of Research Excellence, CSM, Golden, CO

  • 2008-2010: Research Faculty, Advanced Mineralogy Research Center - CSM, Golden, CO

  • 2007-2008: Geologist, Newmont Mining Company, Denver, CO and Elko, NV

  • 2000-2004: Senior Accountant, Colorado Rockies Baseball Team - Denver, CO

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Geology, Colorado School of Mines

  • M.S. Geology, Colorado School of Mines

  • B.A. Economics, Cornell University

Science and Products