Fred W. Schroeder, PhD

Dr. Fred W. Schroeder is a seismic stratigrapher, having learned this skill first-hand from the two people who pioneered this technology, Vail and Mitchum. Dr. Schroeder received his BS in Engineering Physics at Lehigh University and his PhD in Marine Geology from at Columbia University. Work experience ranges from 3D survey design to horizon/fault interpretation to analyzing potential reservoirs, sources and seals. Most of his career was with Exxon, where he made stratigraphic predictions for 50+ plays and prospects and was a trail-blazer for Exxon in the quantitative use of seismic attributes for stratigraphic predictions. Fred has also worked for a large independent energy company and taught at Texas A&M. His strengths are in organizing work, developing solid stratigraphic interpretations, and documenting my work (oral and written). He is able to communicate complex topics through clear, concise words and diagrams. Has designed, developed and delivered numerous training classes from introductory to advanced levels and has received awards for his teaching abilities and creativity. Fred is a recipient of AAPG's Harrison Schmitt Award.

Dr. Schroeder teaches the following course: