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William Galloway, UTIG Senior Research Scientist
William Galloway, UTIG senior research scientist.

William Galloway

Research Professor

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

Telephone 512-471-0494
email: galloway at

Professional Summary:
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."

Bill's research 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 Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project (GBDS), an industry-funded research consortium located at the Institute for Geophysics that is now entering its ninth year.

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.