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Jenny LaGesse

Jenny LaGesse is an Assessment Geologist and dedicated geoscience professional with the USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) in Lakewood, Colorado with experience in petrophysics, asset development, and reservoir characterization.

As a part of the Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC), Jenny is an Assessment Geologist in the National and Global Assessment (NAGA) group. She conducts undiscovered geologic energy resource assessments for priority basins, working to advance the state of knowledge of geologic processes of petroleum systems and undiscovered geologic energy accumulations with a focus on petrophysical reservoir characterization.



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Professional Experience

  • 2020-present:  Assessment Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO

  • 2016-2020: Petrophysical and Geological Consultant, Denver, CO

  • 2006-2016: Petrophysicist, Exploration Geologist, Development Geologist, Chevron Corp., Houston, TX

Education and Certifications

  • MS Petroleum Reservoir Systems, Colorado School of Mines 2005

  • MS Geology, Virginia Tech 2003

  • BS Geology, University of Kansas 2000

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • VP of Technology, Denver Well Logging Society (DWLS - a SPWLA Chapter)

  • Member, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)

  • Member, Society of Petroleum Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government