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2018
Wavrek, D. A. and S. Field, 2018, Novel Insights to the unconventional Reservoir: Unlocking the mystery of GOR Variations: AAPG Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Slack, M. S., C. W. Slack, and D. A. Wavrek, 2018, Strategies for Effective Petroleum Systems Analysis: SCOOP Play of Central-South Oklahoma: AAPG Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. 

2017
Chao, J-C, R. Lishansky, S. Feiner, W. Phiukhao, D. Hall, B. Bennett, and D. A. Wavrek, 2017, Predrill prediction of proximal charge from a dry hole: An example from the Barents Sea, AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. 

Wavrek, D. A., M. Slack, D. D. Schelling, 2017, Organic Facies in Petroleum Systems Analysis: A neglected component with profound implication to conventional and unconventional play economics, AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Billings, MT.

Slack, M. N., D. A. Wavrek, and C. W. Slack, 2017, Strategies for Effective Petroleum Systems Analysis: Tertiary lacustrine systems of the Greater Rocky Mountains, AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Billings, MT. 

Wavrek, D. A., 2017, Organic Facies in Petroleum Systems Analysis: A neglected component with profound implication to conventional and unconventional play economics, RMAG Invited Luncheon Speaker, Denver, CO. (August) 

2016
Wavrek, D. A., M. Slack, J. Williams, A. Hansen, and C. Barkley, 2016, Offshore Morocco Petroleum Systems: Major Revisions to the Prevailing Paradigm, AAPG Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta.

Wavrek, D. A., M. Slack, J. Williams, A. Hansen, and A. Gupta, 2016, Petroleum Systems Insights From the South Florida Basin With Implications to the Southern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta

Schelling, D. D., and D. A. Wavrek, 2016, Revisiting the Great Basin, Part 1: Regional cross section construction and thrust sheet restoration, RMS AAPG Annual Section Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wavrek, D. A., M. N. Slack, D. D. Schelling, 2016, Revisiting the Great Basin, Part 2: Petroleum System Insights, RMS AAPG Annual Section Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

2014
Wavrek, D. A., and D. Hall, 2014, Calibration of FIS Factor 1 Response to Map API Gravity “Sweet Spots” in Unconventional Resource Assessments: 2014 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

2012
Chidsey, T.C., Hartwick, E. E., Johnson, K. R., Schelling, D. D., Sbarra, R., Sprinkel, D., Vrona, J. P.,and D. A. Wavrek, AAPG 2012, Petroleum Geology of Providence Oil Field, Central Utah Thrust Belt: 2012 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Long Beach, CA

2011
Wavrek, D. A., Schelling, D. D., Sbarra, R., Hall, D., Strickland, D., and A. Hansen, 2011, Identification and Quantification of Paleotraps during Petroleum System Assessments: 2011 AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, TX

Pahnke, P., and D. A. Wavrek, Genetic Origins of Naturally-Occurring Carbon Dioxide in the Rocky Mountain Region, USA: 2011 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Cheyenne, WY

2010
Wavrek, D. A., Schelling, D. D., Sbarra, R., Vrona, J., and K. Johnson, Central Utah Thrustbelt Discoveries - A Tale of Two Hydrocarbon Charges: 2010 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting, Durango, CO

2009
Schelling, D., Johnson, K., Vrona, J.,  Strickland, D., S. Jansma Jr., S. and D. A. Wavrek, 2009, Exploration and Recent Discoveries in the Central Utah Fold-Thrust Belt of the Rocky Mountains, Western USA: Association Colombian Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, X Simposio Bolivariano, Cartagena, Colombia 

2007
Wavrek, D. A., J. Ali-Adeeb, J. C. Chao, L. E. Santon, E. A. Hardwick, D. K. Strickland, and D. D. Schelling, 2007, Paleozoic source rocks in the Central Utah Thrust Belt:  Organic facies response to tectonic and paleoclimatic variables: 2007 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Snowbird, UT

2006
Wavrek, D.A., Schelling, D.D., 2006 Petroleum Systems of the Utah-Wyoming Thrust Belt: Paradigms, Myths, and New Frontiers, 2006 RMAG Natural Gas Geology and Resources Conference, Denver, CO

2005
Johnson, K. R. Strickland, D. K., Vrona, J. P. Schelling, D., and Wavrek, D. A., 2005, The Covenant Field, Sevier County, Utah: A Major Discovery, a New Oil and Gas Province: 2005 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Jackson, WY

Wavrek, D. A., Strickland, D. K., Schelling, D., Johnson, K. R., and Vrona, J. P. , 2005, A major paradigm shift: Carboniferous versus Permian petroleum systems in the Central Rocky Mountains, U.S.A.: 2005 AAPG Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB

Strickland, D., Johnson, K. R., Vrona, J. R., Schelling, D., Wavrek, D. A., 2005, Structural Architecture, Petroleum Systems, and Geological Implications for the Covenant Field Discovery, Sevier County, Utah: 2005 AAPG Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB

Schelling, D., Strickland, D. K., Wavrek, D. A., Vrona, J. P., and Johnson, K., 2005, Structural architecture and evolution of the Central Utah thrust belt; implications for hydrocarbon exploration: 2005 AAPG Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB

Jarvie, D. M., Mosca, F., Wygrala, B., and Wavrek, D. A., 2005, Basin Modeling: Impact of the rate of organic matter decomposition on prospect and play assessments: 2005 AAPG International Conference, Paris, France

2004
Wavrek, D. A., D. Coleman, S. Pelphrey, D. Hall, Tobey, M., and Jarvie, D., Got gas? Innovative technologies for evaluating complex reservoir zones: AAPG Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Dallas, TX

Jarvie, D. M., Hill, R. J., Pollastro, R. M., Wavrek, D. A., Bowker, K. A., Claxton, B. L. and Tobey, M. H., 2004, Characterization of Thermogenic Gas and Oil in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas: AAPG Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Dallas, TX

2003
Jarvie, D. M., Tobey, M. H., Claxton, B. L., and D. A. Wavrek, 2003, The timing of hydrocarbon generation and prediction of reservoir products by compositional kinetic and yield assessments: Petrotech, India

Wavrek, D. A., Mosca, F., and D. M. Jarvie, 2003, Compositional Grading in the Oil Column – Advances from a Mass Balance and Quantitative Molecular Analysis: Proceedings, Geological Society London

Wavrek, D. A., 2003, Delineation of Reservoir Compartments with Geochemical Technologies - Applications to Gas and Gas-Condensate Systems: AAPG Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Salt Lake City, UT

Schelling, D. D., Wavrek, D. A., Mirzoev, D., Dashtiyev, Z., and D. Shlygin, 2003, Structural Geology and Petroleum Systems of the Dagestan Fold - Thrust Belt and Adjacent Terek-Caspian Foredeep: AAPG Meeting Abstracts with Program, Salt Lake City, UT

Mosca, F., Wavrek, D. A., and D. M. Jarvie, 2003, Can the Reservoir Continuity Technique be Applied to a Compositionally Graded Oil Column? Methodological Remarks and Case History Application: AAPG Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Salt Lake City, UT

Hechem, J. J., Wavrek, D. A., Fernandez, M.L., Pangaro, F., and H. J. Verzi, 2003, Gas Systems in the Central Region of Neuquen Basin, Argentina: AAPG Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Salt Lake City, UT

Jarvie, D. M., Hill, R. J., Pollastro, R. M., Wavrek, D. A., Claxton, B. L., and M. H. Tobey, 2003, Evaluation of unconventional natural gas prospects in the Barnett Shale: Fractured shale gas model: IMOG Proceedings, Poland, 2p.

2002
Mosca, F. and D. A. Wavrek, 2002, Petroleum System Characteristics of the Giant Oil Fields of Val D' Agri Region, Southern Apennines, Italy: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Houston, TX

Jarvie, D. M., Wavrek, D. A. and P. Jones, 2002, Geochemical Logging Applications and Strategies: Assessment of pay zone quality and compartmentalization using well cuttings or side wall cores: ALAGO Congreso, Cartagena, Colombia

Wavrek, D. A., Said, M., El Azhary, T., and D. Jarvie, 2002, Improved Sensitivity and Quality Assessment of Oil Shows in Development Drilling - Strategies for Oil-based Mud Systems: Program Abstracts, AAPG International Conference, Cairo, Egypt

2001
Gomez-Perez, I., Franzese, J., and D. A. Wavrek, 2001, Deep Sedimentary Systems and Structure in the Neuquen Basin (Argentina): AAPG Convention Abstracts, Denver, CO., v.10, p.A178

Wavrek, D. A., Schelling, D. D., Vela, M. L., Hechem, J. J., and K. R. Allison, 2001, Petroleum Systems of the San Jorge basin, Argentina: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Denver, CO., v.10, p.A212

Moore, J. J., and D. A. Wavrek, 2001, Hydrocarbon Volumetric Yields from Fresh vs. Hypersaline Organic Facies: Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Denver, CO., v. 10, p. A137

Jarvie, D. M., Mbatau, F., Maende, A., Ngenoh, D., and D. A. Wavrek, 2001, Petroleum Systems in Northwest Kenya: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Denver, CO., v.10, p.A100

Wavrek, D. A., Schelling, D. D.,  Mirzoyev, D., Dashtiyev, Z., and D. Shlygin, 2001, Structural Control of Central Caspian Petroleum Systems: Dagestan and Kazakhstan: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Denver, CO., v.10, p.A212

Schelling, D. D., and D. A. Wavrek, 2001, Structural Geology and Petroleum Systems of the Northwestern Wind River Basin, Wyoming: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Denver, CO., v.10, p.A178

Wavrek, D. A., 2001, Gas Component Origins and Predominant Secondary Alteration Mechanisms - Wind River Basin, Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association 2001 Conference Proceedings, p.9

Wavrek, D. A., Mosca, F., Chaouche, A., and D. M. Jarvie, 2001, Geochemical Insights To Engineering Problems: When Does Oil Heterogeneity Really Indicate a Compartment?: IMOG Proceedings, Nancy, France

2000
Wavrek, D. A., D. Shlygin, E.S. Votsalevsky, J.L. Smale, O. Navrotskiy, D.D. Shelling, and D.M. Jarvie, 2000, Reserve analysis by quantitative petroleum systems analysis - Pricaspian Basin, Kazakstan and Russia: AAPG Caspian Sea Research Conference, Istabul, Turkey  

1999
Wavrek, D. A. and M.E. Lara, 1999, Risk reduction in gas exploration: Application of compositional kinetic analysis to the deep Neuquen Basin, Argentina: AAPG Convention Abstracts, San Antonio, TX, p. A146

Wavrek, D. A., M.E. Lara, and G.A. Laffitte, 1999, Gas Systems of the Loma La Lata Region, Neuquen basin, Argentina: "Natural Gas Formation and Occurrence" AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, June 6-10, Durango, CO

1998
Curtiss, D.K., and Wavrek, D.A., 1998, Hydrocarbons in the Ames Feature: The Oil Creek - Arbuckle (!) Petroleum System, Major County, Oklahoma: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Salt Lake City, Utah

Wavrek, D.A., D.K. Curtiss, I.S. Guliyev, and A.A. Feyzullayev, 1998, Maikop/Diatom-Productive Series (!), South Caspian basin, Azerbaijan: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Salt Lake City, Utah

Wavrek, D.A., D.K. Curtiss, I.S. Guliyev, A.A. Feyzullayev, and D.M. Jarvie, 1998, Forward and inverse modeling methods for determination of kerogen kinetic input to basin modeling programs: Case study from the South Caspian basin, Azerbaijan: AAPG Convention Abstracts, Salt Lake City, UT

Wavrek, D.A., D.K. Curtiss, D. Shlygin, E.S. Votsalevsky, J.L. Smale, and O. Navrotskiy, 1998, Petroleum Systems of the Pricaspian basin, Kazakhstan and Russia, AAPG Convention Abstracts, Salt Lake City, Utah

1997
Collister, J.W. and D.A. Wavrek, 1997, Inference of source rock depositional environment using geochemical inversion on Indonesian oils: Proceedings 18th Annual Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Maastricht, The Netherlands, p. 409-410

Wavrek, D.A., and M.D. Deo, 1997, Wax Precipitation: Compositional Study and Cloud Point Measurements: ISCOP '97 Second International Symposium on Colloid Chemistry in Oil Production, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wavrek, D.A., N.F. Dahdah, D.K. Curtiss, M.D. Deo, and C.G. Seaman, 1997, Wax appearance temperature (WAT) with a cold finger apparatus: An effective reservoir management tool: AAPG Annual Convention, Dallas, TX

Wavrek, D.A., D.K. Curtiss, M.E. Lara, G.A. Lafitte, and D.M. Jarvie, 1997, High resolution petroleum system analysis: Application to Kimmeridgian-Valanginian Megasequence of Neuquen basin, Argentina: AAPG International Convention Abstracts, Vienna, p. A61

Wavrek, D.A. and J.W. Collister, 1997, Evaluation of high temperature gas chromatography (HTGC) as a direct indicator of water column salinity: Proceedings 18th Annual Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Maastricht, The Netherlands, p. 135-136

Pancost, R.D., K.H. Freeman, M.E. Patzkowsky, D.A. Wavrek, and J.W. Collister, 1997, Gloeocapsomorpha Prisca and its Influence on the Organic d13C Record in the Late Middle Ordovician, Central United States: Proceedings 18th Annual Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Maastricht, The Netherlands.Maastricht, The Netherlands, p. 135-136

Vela, M.L. and D.A. Wavrek, 1997, High resolution petroleum systems analysis: Application to Los Molles-Lajas Megasequence, Neuquen basin, Argentina: AAPG Annual Convention Abstracts, Dallas, v.6, p.A120

1996
Collister, J.W., and D.A. Wavrek, 1996, δ13C compositions of saturate and aromatic fractions of lacustrine oils and bitumens: evidence for water column stratification: Organic Geochemistry, v. 24, n. 8/9, p. 913-920

Wavrek, D. A., J.W. Collister, D.K. Curtiss, J.C. Quick, I.S. Guliyev, and A.A. Feyzullayev, 1996, Novel Application of Geochemical inversion to Derive Generation/Expulsion Kinetic Parameters for the South Caspian Petroleum System (Azerbaijan): AAPG/ASPG Research Symposium, Oil and Gas Petroleum Systems in Rapidly-Subsiding Basins, October 6-9, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Wavrek, D.A., and N.F. Dahdah, 1996, Applications of quantitative HTGC and HTGC-MS to paraffin based production problems: AAPG Convention Abstracts, San Diego, CA

Wavrek, D.A., M.E. Lara, G.A. Laffitte, S. Del Vo, J.W. Collister, J.C. Quick, R.B. Allen, D.M. Jarvie, and H.E. Hollowell, 1996, Petroleum systems charged by the Vaca Muerta (Tithonian) Formation: Neuquen basin, Argentina: AAPG International Congress, Caracas, Venezuela, AAPG Bulletin, v.80, p.1344

Jarvie, D.M. and D.A. Wavrek, 1996, Comparison of the timing of hydrocarbon generation for major petroleum source rocks in North and South America: AAPG International Congress, Caracas, Venezuela, AAPG Bulletin, v.80, p.1303

Pancost, R.D., K.H. Freeman, M.A. Arthur, J.W. Collister, and D.A. Wavrek, 1996, Sources and controls on organic matter deposition and preservation in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway: Gordon Conference, Organic Geochemistry, Holderness School, New Hampshire

Scholten, T., A. Hong, D.A. Wavrek, M. Zappi, and C. Kou, 1996, Advanced oxidation pretreatment to enhance biological remediation of PAH-contaminated soils: ACS Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management Coference, Birmingham, Alabama

Hulen, J.B., and D.A. Wavrek, 1996, Oil-bearing, Carlin-type gold deposits in the Southern Alligator Ridge District, Nevada - Evidence for gold mineralization and oil-reservoir evolution in a moderate-temperature geothermal system: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado), Abstracts with Programs, p. A-86.

Lara, M.E., D.A. Wavrek, R. Vines, G.A. Laffitte, and S. Del Vo, 1996, An integrated sequence stratigraphy - organic geochemistry study of the Vaca Muerta petroleum systems, Neuquen basin, Argentina: AAPG International Congress, Caracas, Venezuela

1995
Curtiss, D.K., and D.A. Wavrek, 1995, The Oil Creek-Arbuckle (!) Petroleum System, Major County, Oklahoma: 1995 Oklahoma Geological Survey Symposium, Norman, OK 

Dahdah, N.F., and D.A. Wavrek, 1995, Characterization of High-Molecular-Weight Paraffin in Ordovician Simpson Group Reservoirs (Oklahoma and Texas) - Implications for Advanced Recovery Technologies: 1995 Oklahoma Geological Survey Symposium, Norman, OK

Wavrek, D.A., M.A. Garcia, and C.D. Ferebee, 1995, The Viola Group as a Petroleum System: Implications for Horizontal-Drilling Prospects: 1995 Oklahoma Geological Survey Symposium, Norman, OK

1994
Dahdah, N.F., and D.A. Wavrek, 1994, Characterization of high molecular weight paraffins in Simpson Group reservoirs - Implications for advanced-recovery technologies: U.S. Department of Energy Research Symposium Abstracts, Norman, OK, p.18

1993
Burgess, J.D., and D.A. Wavrek, 1993, Morphological and Chemical Variations within the alga gloecapsamorpha prisca: Evidence for Separate Species: TSOP 10th Annual Meeting, Norman, OK

1990
Wavrek, D.A., 1992, Characterization of Oil Types in the Ardmore and Marietta Basins, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: 1990 Oklahoma Geological Survey symposium, Norman, OK