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Bryan Tapp, PhD

Bryan Tapp, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Geosciences
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Geosciences
918-631-3018 Keplinger Hall Room M231A

Bio

Bryan Tapp's background is in classical structural geology, application of field and numerical techniques to the analysis of structural systems. He has worked on fractured reservoir analysis both using surface studies and numerical approximations. His key research interests at present are in structural inversion, balancing methods in areas of shear strain, as well as fold mechanics and continued work on deformation mechanisms in carbonates over a range of P, T and strain rate conditions. In addition, over the past 15 years, Tapp has developed expertise in applications of spatial analysis and Geographic Information Systems in geologic mapping and in petroleum systems analysis, as well as in environmental geology and biogeosciences.

Research Interests

Induced Seismicity
Field Mapping and Structural Analysis
Subsurface Mapping in Complex Structural Systems
Geomechanics and Geodynamics
Geospatial Analysis
Aspects of Reservoir Geodynamics
Oklahoma Geology
Environmental Analysis and Remediation

Teaching Interests

Structural Geology
Geographic Information Systems
Regional Tectonics and Structural Style
Geomechanics and Geodynamics
Quantitative Structural Analysis
Spatial Analysis

Publications

  • Kelble, E., R.H. Howard, and J. Tapp. “Enhancing Physical Science Instruction for Gifted Elementary School Students: Developing Teacher Self Confidence and Skills.” Roeper Review 16 (1994): 162–166. Print.

  • Tapp, J. “Inversion Model for the Structural Style of the Arbuckle Region.” Ed. K.S. Johnson. Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 97 (1995): 113–118. Print.

  • Erickson, S., and J. Tapp. “Reconnaissance Study of the Womble Formation, Broken Bow Uplift.” Ed. K.S. Johnson. Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 97 (1995): 240–243. Print.

  • Harris, T.M., Tapp, J.B., and Sublette, K.L., “Remediation of Oilfield Brine-impacted Soil Using a Subsurface Drainage System”, Environmental Geosciences, 12, 101-113 (2005)

  • Sublette, K.L., Tapp, J.B., Fisher, J.B., Jennings, E., Duncan, K., Thoma, G., Brokaw, J., and Todd, T., “Lessons Learned in Remediation and Restoration in the Oklahoma Prairie: A Review”, Applied Geochemistry, 22, 2225-2239 (2007)

  • Pomeranz, Shirley et al. “Interdisciplinary Lively Application Projects in Calculus Courses.” Journal of STEM Education (JSTEM) 8.3 (2007): 50–62. Print.

  • Harris, T.M., J. Tapp, and K.L. Sublette. “Remediation of Oil Field Brine-Impacted Soil Using a Subsurface Drainage System and Hay.” Environmental Geosciences 12.2 (2005): 101–113. Print.

  • Sublette, K.L., Tapp, J.B., Fisher, J.B., Jennings, E., Duncan, K., Thoma, G., Brokaw, J., and Todd, T., “Lessons Learned in Remediation and Restoration in the Oklahoma Prairie: A Review”, Applied Geochemistry, 22, 2225-2239 (2007)

  • Sublette, K.L. et al. “Lessons Learned in Remediation and Restoration in the Oklahoma Prairie.” Applied Geochemistry 22.10 (2007): 2225–2239. Print.

  • Hill, Peggy S. M., Jordan P. H. H. Deere, Jennifer Fancher, Daniel R. Howard and J. Bryan Tapp. 2009. Burrow aggregation of prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major Saussure: Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) males is not based on soil microhabitat constraints at lek sites in Oklahoma. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 82:122-124.

  • Ramachandran, Kumar et al. “Imaging of Fault and Fracture Controls in the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer, Southern Oklahoma, USA, Through Electrical Resistivity Sounding and Tomography Methods.” International Journal of Geophysics (2012): n. pag. Print.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tulsa Geological Society
  • Tulsa Geology Study Group

Awards & Honors

  • Tulsa Geological Study Group
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Kermit Brown Teaching Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Teaching Excellence Award