Peter D Warwick, Ph.D.


Peter D. Warwick is the project chief of the Utilization of Carbon and other Energy Gases–Geologic Research and Assessments Project. His scientific and technical specialties include sedimentology, stratigraphy, the geology of fossil fuels, and geologic carbon sequestration. His career with the USGS has focused on energy-related research, exploration, and resource assessments in various sedimentary basins in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific research publications. In addition, Dr. Warwick has served as the President of the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and is an AAPG Charles Taylor Fellow. He has been President of The Society for Organic Petrology, and Chair of the Coal Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). He is a GSA Fellow and an active member of several scientific journal review boards.


Dr. Warwick received a B.S. in Political Science and Geology and a M.S. in Geology from North Carolina State University. He received a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Kentucky.

Professional Work Experience

Supervisory Research Geologist: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 
Research Geologist: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 
Geologist: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 
Resident Research Associate, U.S. Geological Survey: National Research Council