Ph.D., University of Texas, El Paso, 1981
- Sedimentary Geology
Geology of the Permian Basin
Introduction to Hydrology
- Geology of West Texas
My research interests include outcrop studies of the producing formations in the Permian Basin; the inter-relationship of naturally occurring salt dissolution with production associated dissolution in the development of sinks and sag at the surface; karsted carbonate oil and gas reservoirs; and the hydrology of West Texas.
Some Representative Publications
Trentham, R. C., 2004. Sub-Provinces of the Delaware Mountain Group, Implications of Sediment Source, Structural Complexities and Deep-Seated Structural Control in the Delaware Basin. in Trentham, R. C., editor "Banking on the Basin: Plays, Field Studies and Techniques" West Texas Geological Society Fall Symposium, Pub #04-112 Page 111-124.
Trentham, R. C. 2003, Impact of Paleostructure on Guadalupian Age Clastic Sediment Distribution in the Midland Basin, Central Basin Platform and Eastern Delaware Basin. in Hunt, T. J., and P. H. Lufholm eds., The Permian Basin: Back to the Basics. West Texas Geological Society Symposium, Pub. # 03- 112, p. 79 - 96.
Lindsay, R. F., R. C. Trentham, A. H. Smith, and R. F. Ward, 2001, Lower and Upper Munn in the Apache Mountains. Analogs to Producing Horizons on the Central Basin Platform. WTGS Fall Field Trip, Oct. 2001. 110 pages.
Trentham, R. C., R. M. Weinbrandt, W. C. Robinson, and K. L. Widner, 2001, An Integrated Study of the Grayburg/San Andres Reservoir, Foster and South Cowden Fields, Ector County, Texas, Final Report, National Petroleum Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy, DOE/BC/14982-18. 57 pages
R. C. Trentham, 2001, Significant New Learnings From an Integrated Study of an Old Field, Foster/South Cowden Field (Grayburg/San Andres), Ector County, Texas. in The Class Act, DOE's Reservoir Class Program Newsletter, Vol. 7 no. 1, Winter 2001, p. 1 - 3 & 14.
Lindsay, R. F., R. C. Trentham, A. H. Smith, and R. F. Ward, 2000, Munn Formation (Permian, Guadalupian): Depositional Setting, Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy, Apache Platform, West Texas, in W. D. DeMis, M. K. DeMis, and R. C. Trentham, eds. The Permian Basin: Proving Ground for Tomorrow's Technologies. West Texas Geological Society Symposium, Pub. # 00-109, p. 19 - 36.
Weinbrandt, R. M., and R. C. Trentham, W. C. Robinson, K. L. Widner, 2000, A Case History of Waterflood Optimization: Grayburg Reservoir in the Foster-South Cowden Field. SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, April, 2000, Tulsa, OK., SPE 59277.
Trentham, R. C., and K. Widner, 1999, Using Produced Water Analyses to Evaluate Production Problems and Recompletions in an Old Waterflood: Foster-South Cowden Fields, Ector County, Texas, in Luftholm, P. and G. Hinterlong, eds. Permian Basin: Providing Energy for America: West Texas Geological Society Symposium, Pub. # 99-106, p. 9 - 18.
Guiseppe, A. C., and R. C. Trentham, 1999, Stratigraphic Framework and Reservoir Delineation of the McCamey Field (Grayburg-San Andres), Upton County, Texas, in Luftholm, P. and G. Hinterlong, eds., Permian Basin: Providing Energy for America: West Texas Geological Society Symposium, Pub. # 99-106, p. 43 - 54
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