Jason Flaum is a Research Sedimentologist for the USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center in Lakewood, CO. His research is focused on developing innovative approaches and methdologies to be applied to ongoing efforts within the Gulf Coast Project Team.
Jason's research focuses on the sedimentology and stratigraphy of fine-grained rocks. In particular his efforts seek to expand upon continuing to evaluate many of the paradigms that have led to the perceptions of mudstones being homogenous and associated with deposition in low-energy environments. Through multiple scales and types of observation his research seeks to evaluate the highly heterogeneous composition of these lithologies and better evaluate how such variability results in improved recognition criteria for their impacts on multiple aspects of a hydrocarbon system.
2020 - Present: Research Sedimentologist, USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center
2019 - 2020: Unconventional Geologic Advisor, TOTAL
2008 - 2019: Senior Geologist, ExxonMobil
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. Geology, Northwestern University, 2008
M.S. Geology, University of Alabama, 2003
B.S. Geology / Marine Science, University of Miami, 1998