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Weimer, Paul

Professor and Paul M. Rady Endowed Chair


Research Areas research areas



  • Sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis, petroleum systems of sedimentary basins, Petroleum systems of deepwater margins, Geologic animations for Colorado geology for public outreach, Unconventional resources


selected publications


courses taught

  • GEOL 1040 - Geology of Colorado
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Reviews the geologic evolution and history of Colorado. It first develops the basic concepts needed to interpret the geology and then systematically shows how the state evolved through geologic time. Designed for those who enjoy understanding the beauty and splendor of the state.
  • GEOL 3540 - Introduction to Petroleum Geology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Discusses the origin and distribution of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, source rocks, types of traps and seals, reservoir rock properties, exploration methods (seismic data analysis and interpretation, formation evaluation, subsurface mapping), reservoir characterization and modeling, reserves calculations. Department enforced prerequisite: GEOL 1010. Recommended corequisite: GEOL 3430.
  • GEOL 4700 - Special Geological Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
    Studies in selected geological subjects of special current interest (for undergraduates). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours within a term.
  • GEOL 4723 - Field Studies in Sedimentology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Provides students experience in observing and interpreting sedimentary rocks in the field. We will visit outcrops in CO and UT spanning a range of depositional environments, including eolian, lacustrine, fluvial, and marine. Developing observational and notetaking skills will be emphasized; students will be responsible for contributing to a group field guide based on their guided field observations at each site.
  • GEOL 4725 - Field Based Special Topics in Geoscience
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores selected geological subjects of special interest in a field setting. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Same as GEOL 5725.
  • GEOL 5700 - Geological Topics Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
    Offers seminar studies in geological subjects of special current interest. Primarily for graduate students, as departmental staff and facilities permit. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours provided that topics vary.
  • GEOL 6940 - Master's Degree Candidate
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
  • GEOL 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • GEOL 6960 - Plan II Master's Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022


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