William A. Ambrose is a geologist specializing in sedimentology and reservoir characterization. He received a Master of Arts degree in geological sciences in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the Bureau of Economic Geology in 1987, he was involved in regional subsurface studies
Of the Yegua and Vicksburg Formations and the Wilcox Group in the Texas Gulf Coast. Ambrose has worked on a variety of projects at the Bureau, including characterization of Frio fluvial and deltaic reservoirs in South Texas, co-production of gas and hot brine from Oligocene reservoirs in the Texas Gulf Coast, evaluation of coal bed methane reservoirs in Rocky Mountain basins, and reservoir characterization and basin analysis studies in Venezuela and Mexico. He is currently a co-principal investigator of the Bureau’s STARR (State of Texas Advanced Oil and Gas Resource Recovery) program, chair of the EMD Coal Committee, and co-vice chair of the AAPG Astrogeology Committee. His contact information is:
email: email@example.com , telephone: 512-471-0258, address: Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, University Station, Box X, Austin, TX, 78713-8924.
Ambrose, W. A., and Hentz, T. F., 2012, Shelf-edge deltaic depositional systems in theupper
Woodbine succession, Double A Wells field, Polk County, Texas: Gulf Coast Association of
Geological Societies Transactions, v. 62, p. 3-12.
Ambrose, W. A., and Hentz, T. F., 2011, Depositional systems and facies variability in tidally modified
shelf and estuarine systems in the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation, Anadarko Basin, North
Texas and western Oklahoma, in Ambrose, W. A., ed., Sequence stratigraphy, depositional
systems, and hydrocarbon play analysis of the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation and
Marmaton Group, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma: The University of Texas
at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 275, p. 35-66.
Ambrose, W. A., Johnson, B. E., Hammes, Ursula, and Johnstone, Dean, 2010, Sequence
stratigraphic framework and depositional history of Oligocene Frio slope-fan, lowstand prograding
wedge, and shallow-marine transgressive-regressive deposits in the Lavaca Bay area, Texas:
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 29-38.
Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., Bonnaffé, F., Loucks, R. G., Brown, L. ‘F., Jr., and Wang, F. P., 2009,
Sequence stratigraphic controls on complex resen/oir architecture of highstand fluvial-dominated
deltaic and lowstand valley-till deposits in the Woodbine Group, East Texas field: regional and
local perspectives: AAPG Bulletin, v. 93, p. 231-269.
Ambrose, W. A., Wawrzyniec, T. F., Fouad, Khaled, Sakurai, Shinichi, Jennette, D. C., Brown, L. F.,
Jr., Guevara, E. H., Dunlap, D. B., Talukdar, S. C., Aranda-Garcia, Mario, Hernandez Romano,
Ulises, Alvarado Vega, Juan, Macias Zamora, Eduardo, Ruiz-Ruiz, Hector, and Cardenas-
Hernandez, Ramon, 2005, Neogene tectonic, stratigraphic, and play framework of the southern
Laguna Madre-Tuxpan continental shelf, Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 89, no. 6, p. 725-751.
Ambrose, W. A., Wawrzyniec, T. F., Fouad, Khaled, Talukdar, S. C., Jones, R. H., Jennette, D. C.,
Holtz, M. H., Sakurai, Shinichi, Dutton, S. P., Dunlap, D. B., Guevara, E. H., Meneses-Rocha, J.,
Lugo-Rivera, J. E., Aguilera, L., Berlanga, J., Miranda, L., Ruiz Morales, José, Rojas, R., and
Solis, H., 2003, Geologic framework of upper Miocene and Pliocene gas plays of the Macuspana
Basin, southeastern Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 87, no. 9, p. 1411-1435.