William Galloway, UTIG Senior Research Scientist
B.S. Geology, Texas A&M University, 1966
M.A. Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1968
Ph.D. Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1971
email: galloway at austin.utexas.edu
Bill Galloway has
been Director of the Geological Section, Exploration Research for CONOCO, a
Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Bureau of Economic
Geology, and holder of the Morgan Davis Centennial Chair in Petroleum Geology in
the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin. He has
been a visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma, Bergen, and Adelaide.
His publications include more than 100 papers and abstracts on subjects ranging
from clastic sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, petroleum geology and
resource evaluation, hydrogeology, and uranium geology. He is co-author of the
popular reference "Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems," first published in
1983, with a second edition in 1996. His professional awards include the Gulf
Coast Association of Geological Societies Outstanding Educator Award, and the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award,
Wallace Pratt Memorial Award, and Energy Minerals Division, Best Paper Award. He
was twice selected as an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer and was a Fellow of the
Geological Society of London. He has been the recipient of
honorary membership in the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, the Texas Bureau of
Economic Geology Outstanding Alumnus Award and the AAPG Grover E. Murray
Memorial Distinguished Educator Award. Most recently, after being nominated by many of his ex-students, Bill was awarded the Twenhofel Medal at the 2010 AAPG-SEPM meeting in New Orleans. The Twenhofel Medal, the highest award of SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, is awarded in recognition of "Outstanding Contributions to Sedimentary Geology."
interests focus on various clastic depositional systems, with current emphasis
on shelf and slope/basin deposits. In addition, he has been engaged in long-term
synthesis studies of the Cenozoic deposits of the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea
basins. Current research activity centers around the
Depositional Synthesis Project (GBDS), an industry-funded research
consortium located at the Institute for Geophysics that is now entering its
Bill is an appointed proposal referee for the Research Council of Norway.
He is co-instructor for a comprehensive training course on Gulf of Mexico geology.