Lori Hathon
Lori Hathon
Assistant Professor
Office Location: ERP 9, Room 216
Phone: 713-743-4877
Email: lahathon [at] uh [dot] edu

Hathon was senior research geologist for Shell International E & P, Inc. before she joined the UH Cullen College faculty. For more than two decades, her work has focused on routine and special core analysis, clastic petrology, reservoir quality analysis and predictive modeling, applications of image analysis to rock physics, organic petrography and thermal maturity analysis. Her experience has also included well-drilling operations and post-well appraisals.


Ph.D., University of Missouri


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Selected Publications: 

Shahin, A., Myers, M.T., and Hathon, L.A., 2020 Geophysics V. 85 (3), D75-D82, Global Optimization to retrieve borehole-derived petrophysical properties of carbonates.

Shahin, A., Myers, M.T., and Hathon, L.A., 2017. Carbonate Dual Physics Modeling Aimed at Seismic Reservoir Characterization, Journal Seismic Exploration, v. 26 (4), p. 331-349.

Koroteev, D., Dinariev, O., Eseev, N., Klemin, D, Nadeev, A., Safonov, S., Guripinar, O., Berg, S., Van Krujsdijk, C., Armstrong, R., Myers, M.T., Hathon, L.A., DeJong, H., 2014, Direct Hydrodynamic Simulation of Multiphase Flow in Porous Rock, Petrophysics, v. 55 (4), p. 294-303.

Taylor, T.R., Melvyn R. Giles, Lori A. Hathon, Timothy N. Diggs, Neil R. Braunsdorf, Gino V. Birbiglia, Mark G. Kittridge, Calum I. Macaulay, and Irene S. Espejo, 2010: Sandstone diagenesis and reservoir quality prediction: Models, myths, and reality: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin v. 94, p. 1093-1132.

Taylor, T.R., Stancliffe, R., Macaulay, C.I., and Hathon, L.A., 2004, High temperature quartz cementation and the timing of hydrocarbon accumulation in the Jurassic Norphlet sandstone, offshore Gulf of Mexico, USA, in Cubitt, J.M., England, W.A., and Larter, S. (eds.) 2004. Understanding petroleum reservoirs: towards an integrated reservoir engineering and geochemical approach. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 237, p. 257-278

Hathon, L.A., and Espejo, I.S., 1997, Detrital Modes of Tertiary Units in the Central Middle Magdalena Basin, Colombia, VI Bolivarian Symposium, Volume 1, p. 150-162, Cartagena, Colombia.

Pittman, E.D., and Hathon, L.A., 1994, Material Balance Considerations for the Generation of Secondary Porosity by Organic Acids and Carbonic Acid Derived from Kerogen, Denver Basin, Colorado, USA. in Pittman, E.D., and Lewan, M.D., eds., Organic Acids in Geological Processes: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, p.115-137.

Houseknecht, D.W., Bensley, D.F., Hathon, L.A., and Kastens, P.11., 1993, Rotational Reflectance Properties of Arkoma Basin Dispersed Vitrinite: Insights for Understanding Reflectance Populations in High Thermal Maturity Regions: Organic Geochemistry, v.20, no.2, pp. 187-196.

Hathon, L.A., 1992, Burial Diagenesis of the Sespe Formation, Ventura Basin, California: Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, 267 p.

Hathon, L.A., and Houseknecht, D.W., 1992, Origin and Diagenesis of Clay Minerals in the Oligocene Sespe Formation, Ventura Basin, in Origin, Diagenesis, and Petrophysics of Clay Minerals in Sandstones: SEPM Spec. Pub. no.47, pp.185-195.

Houseknecht, D.W., Hathon L.A., and McGilvery, T.A., 1990, Thermal Maturity of Paleozoic Strata in the Arkoma Basin: in, Source Rocks in the Southern Mid-continent: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 93.

Houseknecht, D.W., and Hathon, L.A., 1987, Petrographic Constraints on Models of Intergranular Pressure Solution in Quartzose Sandstones: Applied Geochemistry, v.2, nos. 5-6, pp.507-521.

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