Geology alum to give talk on Upper Devonian Shale of western New York

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Randy Blood

Geologist and petrophysicist, alumnus Randy Blood

Randy Blood, who earned a B.S. in Geology at SUNY Fredonia in 2003, will give an invited talk, “The Upper Devonian Shale Succession of Western New York: Insights into the Role of Shale in an Electric Future,” at Houghton Hall Room 132 on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

A geologist and petrophysicist based in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area, Mr. Blood has worked on numerous stratigraphic, sedimentologic and geochemical aspects of Paleozoic strata in the Appalachian Basin for 20 years. While at SUNY Fredonia, Mr. Blood worked extensively with Geosciences Professor Emeritus Gary Lash on sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochemistry of Upper Devonian black and gray shale succession in western New York.

Blood joined Chesapeake Energy in 2006 after completing his master’s degree at the University at Buffalo. He then worked at EQT Production (on and off) for 10 years before founding DRB Geological Consulting in 2019 and Wildlands Research in 2021.

While much of his work was based in the Appalachian Basin, Blood has worked on numerous geology projects all over the United States and abroad that include Spain, the United Kingdom, India, Uruguay, Paraguay, Columbia and Argentina. However, his most recent work looking at critical minerals in sedimentary basins has seen him return to those same Upper Devonian rocks in western New York.

 

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