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Sam Hudson

Associate Professor - AAPG Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
Faculty

Office: S-337 ESC

Education

  • 2008 PhD., University of Utah
  • 2004 M.S., University of Nevada
  • 2002 B.S., University of Utah

Teaching

  • Geology 101: Introduction to Geology
  • Geology 111: Physical Geology
  • Geology 210: Field Studies
  • Geology 370: Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • Geology 420, 422: Field Camp and Geological Writing
  • Geology 491R: Geology Seminar
  • Geology 525: Petroleum Systems Analysis
  • Geology 576: 3D Subsurface Mapping and Evaluation
  • Geology 590: Special Topics - Advanced Sedimentology
  • Geology 590: Special Topics - Basin Analysis
  • Geology 590: Special Topics - Energy Systems


Publications

  • Washburn, A.M.*, Hudson, S.M., Selby, D., Abdullayev. N., and Shiyanova, N., 2019, Re-Os geochronology and chemostratigraphy of the Maikop Series source rocks of eastern Azerbaijan, Journal of Petroleum Geology.
  • Hudson, S.M., Hillam, S.*, Barker, J.*, Nelson, S., and Rey, K., 2019, Pyrolysis of modern wetland sediment: Extracting climate records from fens in the Uinta Mountains and Fish Lake Plateau, Utah, USA, Boreas.
  • Smith, K.M.*, McBride, J.H., Nelson, S.T., Keach, R.W., Hudson, S.M., Tingey, D.G., Rey, K.A., and Carling, G.T., 2019, An Integrated High-Resolution Geophysical and Geological Visualization of a Lake Bonneville Shoreline Deposit (Utah, USA), Interpretation 7, 1-66.
  • Washburn, A.M.*, Hudson, S.M., Selby, D., Abdullayev, N., and Shiyanova, N., 2018, Re-Os Geochronology and Chemostratigraphy of the Maikop Series Source Rocks of Eastern Azerbaijan, Journal of Petroleum Geology, v. 41(3), p 411-416.
  • Hudson, S.M., Tuttle, T.,* and Wood, M.,* 2017, Source within the seal—distribution and implications of organic shale-bearing stringers within the Onion Creek diapir, northern Paradox Basin, Utah, Geology of the Intermountain West, v. 4, p. 215–229.
  • Hudson, S.M., Klimek, J.,* 2017, Tectonically-induced mud diapirism in the Green River Formation – potential large-scale indicators of Eocene tectonism, Sweetwater County, WY, Sedimentary Geology, v. 358, pp. 139-147.
  • Hudson, S.M., Tuttle, T,* and Wood, M.,* 2016, Source Within the Seal: Organic-Rich Shales Within the Onion Creek Diapir, Moab, Utah, Search and Discovery Article #10874 (2016)
  • Hudson, S. M., Johnson, C. L., and Afandiyeva, M. A., 2016, Spatial and temporal variability of Paleocene–Miocene organofacies of the Kura Basin, eastern Azerbaijan, and implications for basin evolution and petroleum generation. Organic Geochemistry, v. 97, pp. 131-147.
  • Hudson, S. M. and Hanson, A.D., 2010, Thermal maturation and hydrocarbon migration within La Popa Basin, northeastern Mexico, with implications for other salt structures, AAPG Bulletin, v. 94, no. 3, pp. 273-291.
  • Johnson, C.L., Hudson, S.M., Rowe, H.D., Efendiyeva, M.A., 2010, Geochemical constraints on the Paleocene-Miocene evolution of eastern Azerbaijan, with implications for the South Caspian basin and eastern Paratethys, Basin Research, v. 22, p. 733-750.
  • Hudson, S. M., Johnson, C., Efendiyeva, M. A., Rowe, H. D., Feyzullayev, A. A., Aliyev, C. S., 2008, Geochemical Results and Characterization of the Oligocene - Miocene Maikop Series: Implications for the paleogeography of Eastern Azerbaijan, Tectonophysics 451, 40-55.
  • Hudson, S. M., Chan, M. A., 2006, Observations from the Mall Road Section: Whitmore Point Member of the Jurassic Moenave Formation, St. George, Utah, in The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition, edited by Jerry D. Harris, Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Spielmann, Martin G. Lockley, Andrew R.C. Milner and James I. Kirkland, 607 pp.

MEETING ABSTRACTS

2019

  • Steeves, B.J.*, Hudson, S.M., 2019, Organofacies Variability as a Function of Provenance and Process—Heterogeneity Within the Mowry Shale, Wyoming [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2019, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90323.
  • Phillips, J.*, Hudson, S.M., Greenhalgh, B.W., 2019, Building a Predictive Model for Stratigraphic Transitions and Lateral Facies Changes in the Cretaceous Almond Formation, Wyoming [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2019, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90323.
  • Trevino, A.A.*, Hudson, S.M., 2019, Fluvial Architecture and Reservoir Modeling Along Strike Direction of the Trail Member of the Ericson Sandstone, Mesaverde Group in Wyoming [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2019, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90323.
  • Jolley, C.A.*, Hudson, S.M., 2019, Basinward Trends in Fluvial Architecture, Connectivity, and Reservoir Characterization of the Trail Member, Ericson Sandstone, Mesaverde Group in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, U.S.A. [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2019, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90323.

2018

  • Hudson, S.M., Treviño, A.A.*, Jolley C.A.*, Bertoch, A.D.*, Steeves, B.J.*, 2018, Characterization of High Net-to Gross Fluvial Strata of the Cretaceous Ericson Sandstone Through Outcrop Studies – Dealing with Intrinsic Data Bias at Multiple Scales in the Pursuit of a Representative Geomodel [Abstract], Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology Gussow Conference 2018. http://www.cspg.org/cspg/documents/Conference%20Website/Gussow/Archives/2018/S.Hudson.pdf
  • Dame, R., Radebaugh, J., Lorenz, R., and Hudson, S.M., 2018, Roughness of Surfaces in the Ethiopian Danakil from Remote Handheld Image Surveys [Abstract]. EPSC 2018.
  • Bertoch, A.D.*, Steeves, B.J.*, Hudson, S.M., Treviño, A.A.*, and Jolley, C.A.*, 2018, Reservoir Architecture and Connectivity of the Trail Member Fluvial Sandstone, Ericson Sandstone, Mesaverde Group [Abstract], AAPG ACE 2018, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #51504. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2018/51504bertoch/ndx_bertoch.pdf
  • Washburn, A.M.*, Hudson, S.M., Selby, D., Shiyanova, N., 2018, Constraining Maikop Source Rock Stratigraphy, Deposition, and Timing Using Chemostratigraphy of Redox-Sensitive Metals, Platinum-Group Elements, and Re-Os Geochronology [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2018, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90323.
  • Jolley C.A.*, Treviño, A.A.*, Hudson, S.M., 2018, Regional Fluvial Architecture and Reservoir Modeling of the Trail Member of the Ericson Sandstone, Mesaverde Group in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2018, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90323. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2018/ace2018/abstracts/2855002.html
  • McBride, J.H., Smith, K.M., Markert, K., Keach, R.W., Nelson, S.T., Hudson, S.M., Ritter, S.M., Tingey, D.G., 2018, Comparative anatomy of Quaternary shoreline clastic and carbonate sedimentary deposits using 3D GPR: examples from ancient Lake Bonneville and Bahamas. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 50, no. 6.
  • Smith, K.M., McBride, J.H., Keach, R.W., Tingey, D.G., Rey, K., Hudson, S.M., Nelson, S.T., Carling, G.T., 2018, High-resolution 3D imaging of Lake Bonneville shoreline stratigraphy using GPR. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 50, no. 6.

2017

  • Washburn, A.M.*, Hudson, S.M., Selby, D., 2017, Application of Chemostratigraphy and Re-Os Geochronology to the Maikop Series of Eastern Azerbaijan: Constraining Kura and South Caspian Basin Evolution [Abstract]. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 49, no. 6; https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017AM/webprogram/Paper304975.html
  • Bertoch, A.*, Steeves, B.*, and Hudson, S., 2017, Reservoir Architecture and Connectivity of the Trail Member Fluvial Sandstones, Ericson Sandstone, Mesaverde Group [Abstract]. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 49, no. 6; https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017AM/webprogram/Paper302170.html
  • Washburn, A.M.*, Hudson, S.M., 2017, Constraining Timing of South Caspian Basin Isolation and Source Rock Deposition Using Re-Os Geochronology on Black Shales Of The Maikop Series, Eastern Azerbaijan [Abstract]. RMS AAPG 2017, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90301.
  • Tuttle, T.*, Hudson, S.M., 2017, Fine-scale Spatial Distribution of Organofacies in the Mowry Shale, Wind River Basin, Lander, WY [Abstract]. RMS AAPG 2017, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90301.
  • Meek, S.R.*, and Hudson, S.M., 2017, Quantitative Reservoir Characterization of the Fluvio-Deltaic Dry Hollow Member of the Frontier Formation, Western Green River Basin, Wyoming [Abstract]. RMS AAPG 2017, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90301.
  • Washburn, A.M.*, Hudson, S.M., 2017, Constraining Timing of South Caspian Basin Isolation and Source Rock Deposition Using Re-Os Geochronology on Black Shales Of The Maikop Series, Eastern Azerbaijan [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2017, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #30514; http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2017/30514washburn/ndx_washburn.pdf.html
  • Tuttle, T.*, Hudson, S.M., Steed, S., Duncan, T., Shepard, N., and Klimek, J., 2017, Fine-scale Spatial Distribution of Organofacies in the Mowry Shale, Wind River Basin, Lander, Wyoming [Abstract]. AAPG ACE 2017, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90301.
  • Klimek, J.,* Hudson, S.M., 2017, Evolution and Origin of a Large Mud Diapir in the Wilkins Peak Member of the Green River Formation, Poster, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017 Conference.

2016

  • Hudson, S.M., Tuttle, T,* and Wood, M.,* 2016, Source Within the Seal: Organic-Rich Shales Within the Onion Creek Diapir, Moab, Utah, Talk, AAPG Annual National Convention.
  • Allred, I.,* Hudson, S.M., 2016, Spatial Trends and Facies Distribution of the High-Energy Alluvial Cutler Formation, Southeastern Utah, Poster, 2016 UTEP Industry Salt-Sediment Consortium.
  • Hudson, S.M., Tuttle, T.R.,* Wood, M.K.,* 2016, Intra-diapir stringer distribution, mechanical strain, and source rocks in the Onion Creek Diapir, Poster, 2016 UTEP Industry Salt-Sediment Consortium.

2015

  • Allred, I.,* Hudson, S.M., 2015, Fluvial architecture and facies distribution of the Cutler Formation within Fisher minibasin, Paradox Basin, Utah: Spatial trends and reservoir connectivity in a salt-influenced, source-proximal fluvial system, Poster, 2015 GSA Annual National Convention.
  • Hudson, S. M., Morris, W.R., Wickens, D., 2015, Channels and Scours – A Newly Described Exposure Revealing the Axis of the Proximal Leveed Channel Complex of Fan 3, Tanqua Karoo Turbidites, South Africa, Talk, AAPG Annual International Convention.
  • Allred, I.,* Hudson, S.M., 2015, Fluvial architecture and facies distribution of the Cutler Formation within Fisher minibasin, Paradox Basin, Utah: Spatial trends and reservoir connectivity in a salt-influenced, source-proximal fluvial system, Poster, 2015 UTEP Industry Salt-Sediment Consortium.
  • Wood, M.K.,* Tuttle, T.R.,* Hudson, S.M., 2015, Rafted blocks of the Onion Creek Diapir, Poster, 2015 UTEP Industry Salt-Sediment Consortium.
  • Allred, I.,* Hudson, S.M., 2015, Fluvial architecture and facies distribution of the Cutler Formation within Fisher minibasin, Paradox Basin, Utah: Spatial trends and reservoir connectivity in a salt-influenced, source-proximal fluvial system, Poster, 2015 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting.

2014 and earlier

  • Fletcher, S., Scheilhing, M.H., Armitage, D., Hudson, S, and Morris, W.R., 2014, Capturing Geological Heterogeneity in Reservoir Architecture Through Quantitative Characterization and Modeling of an Analogous Outcrop, Fan 3 of the Skoorsteenberg Formation, Tanqua Karoo, Sub-Basin, South Africa, Talk, AAPG Annual Convention.
  • Hudson, S. M., Armitage, D., Granjeon, D, Wu, X, Blackerby, J, Mornet, C, 2013, Process-Based Sand Prediction: Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Talk, AAPG Annual Convention
  • Hudson, S. M., Johnson, C., Efendiyeva, M. A., 2011, Geochemical Characterization of outcrop samples from the South Caspian Basin, Eastern Azerbaijan: The value of a multidisciplinary approach in understanding petroleum source intervals, Talk, AAPG Annual Convention.
  • Efendiyeva, M., Hudson, S., 2008, Geochemistry of Maikopan strata for the reconstruction of sedimentology process on the South Caspian Basin. Talk, Caspian and Black Sea Geosciences Conference 2008.
  • Hudson, S. M., 2004, New Geochemical evidence of hydrocarbons along the La Popa salt weld, La Popa Basin, northeastern Mexico. Poster, 2004 AAPG Annual Convention.
  • Hudson, S. M., Hanson, A. D., Lawton, T. F., and Buck, B. J., 2003, New Geochemical evidence of hydrocarbons along the La Popa salt weld, La Popa Basin, northeastern Mexico. Talk, 2003 GSA Convention.
  • Hudson, S.M., Chan, M. A., and Kirkland, J.I., 2002, Paleo-environments of the Whitmore Point Member of the Jurassic Moenave Formation, St. George, Utah. Poster, 2003 AAPG Annual Convention.