Shane Matson joined the Jericho management team in 2016 and serves as Director of Geology. He has studied the outcrops and subsurface geology of the Mid-Continent region for 20 years and brings over a decade of work as a Petroleum Geoscientist with focus specifically on Jericho’s current area of focus and brings a history integrating highly technical attribute analyses of 3D seismic volumes into modern exploration and reservoir development workflow. Through his work with Ceja Corporation, Spyglass Energy Group and Mid-States Petroleum Matson has been at the forefront in pioneering the horizontal development of Mississippian reservoirs.
Mr. Matson graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he serves as an honorary member of the External Advisory Board to the Department of Geosciences. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa Geological Society, Ft. Smith Geological Society, and the Oklahoma Well Log Library.
Mr. Matson is a two-time recipient of the AAPG Mid-Continent Section A.I. Levorson Memorial Award. The award recognizes the best paper presented at the MCS AAPG Section meeting, with particular emphasis on creative thinking towards new ideas in exploration. He has presented work and ideas on the Mississippian reservoirs of the Mid-Continent at the AAPG Playmakers Forum and AAPG Discovery Thinking Forum.