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About Brian Cardott

Brian Cardott

Brian Cardott, M.S., C.C.G.

Oklahoma Geological Survey

Norman, OK

Honors & Awards Committee

Brian J. Cardott, M.S., C.C.G., is currently Chair of the EMD Honors and Awards Committee. He has served EMD as President (2004-2005), Vice President (2000-2001), Secretary (1998-2000), Mid-Continent Section Councilor (1994-1998) and as Chair of the Gas Shale (2006-2010), Nominations (2005-2006), and Website (2003-2006) committees. He compiled the first edition of the EMD Procedures Manual (1997). He is AAPG DPA Certified Coal Geologist 18.

Cardott has been an organic petrologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey since 1981 and the coal geologist since 1996. Over nearly three decades he has worked on projects related to coal, coalbed methane, shale gas & liquids, unconventional energy resources, hydrocarbon source rocks, solid hydrocarbons, organic weathering, and graptolite reflectance. He has published more than 30 articles and books on these subjects, the most notable of which are:

Links to many of the above and others publications by Brian Cardott.

Cardott received a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1977, and a Master’s degree in geology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1981. In addition to the AAPG, he is a member of and active in several geological societies: The Society for Organic Petrology (President, 1995-1996; Vice President, 1991-1992), International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology, Geological Society of America (Coal Geology Division Member-at-Large, 1989-1991), Oklahoma City Geological Society, and Tulsa Geological Society.

He has received the following honors and awards: