Steven Schamel is Principal with GeoX Consulting Inc, a Salt Lake City firm specializing in unconventional gas and oil resources, renovation of mature oil fields, and regional oil and gas resource assessments. He formerly was Research Professor and Associate Director in the Petroleum Research Center and the Senior Associate Director of the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. He was President of the AAPG-Rocky Mountain Section (2006-2007) and Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Salt Lake Petroleum Section (2001-2002). Currently, he is Chair of the AAPG Sections Committee and Co-chair of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division Oil (Tar) Committee. Dr. Schamel was educated at Franklin & Marshall College and Yale University.