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Bryan Tapp PhD

Associate Professor of Geosciences College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Geosciences
Keplinger Hall M231A 918-631-3018
jbt@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Bryan Tapp's background is in classical and analytical structural geology, application of numerical techniques to the analysis of structural systems, and in computational structural geology. 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.



Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.S., University of Oklahoma
B.S., University of Oklahoma


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

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


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Durrani, Z.A. et al. “Rational Rock Physics for Improved Velocity Prediction and Reservoir Properties Estimation for Granite Wash (Tight Sands) in Anadarko Basin, Texas.” International Journal of Geophysics V (2014): n. pag. Print.

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.

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.

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

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

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)

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.

Harmon, R.E., and J. Tapp. “Small-Scale Inversion Feature on the Flanks of the Ardmore Basin, Structural Study of the Milroy Field.” Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 106 (2001): 187–190. Print.

Liu, C. et al. “Raman and FTIR Studies of Complex Formation in Aluminum Trichloride-Alkali Thicyanate Ambient Temperature Molten Salt Solutions.” Solid State Ionics 86–88 (1996): 431–440. 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.

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.

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.

Prezbindowski, D.R., and J. Tapp. “Dynamics of Fluid Inclusion Alteration: A Discussion.” Organic Geochemistry 17 (1991): 131–142. Print.

Tapp, J., and D.R. Prezbindowski. “Applications of Contrast Control Filters in Black and White Photomicrography.” Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 60 (1990): 617–619. Print.

Prezbindowski, D.R., and J. Tapp. “Asymmetric Dissolution Textures as Evidence of Subaerial Exposure.” Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 59 (1989): 835–838. Print.

Tapp, J., and J.D. Cook. “Pressure Solution Zone Propagation in Naturally Deformed Carbonate Rocks.” Geology 16 (1988): 182–185. Print.

Tapp, J., and J. Wickham. “Relationships of Rock Cleavage Fabrics to Incremental and Accumulated Strain near Blue Ridge, Virginia and West Virgin.” Journal of Structural Geology 9 (1987): 457–472. Print.

Book Chapters


Tapp, J., and Wolgemuth. “Broken and Bent Rock: Fractures, Faults and Folds.” The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? Ed. Gregg Davidson Carol Hill, Tim Helble, and Wayne Ranney. Kregel Publications, 2016. 117–127. Print.

Tapp, J., and Wolgemuth. “Plate Tectonics: Our Restless Earth.” The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? Ed. Gregg Davidson Carol Hill, Tim Helble, and Wayne Ranney. Kregel Publications, 2016. 109–116. Print.

Kilic, D., and J. Tapp. “Structural Analysis of the Eola-Robberson Field Using Balanced Cross Section, Garvin County, Oklahoma.” Guidebook 38: Igneous and Tectonic History of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen. Ed. N.H. Suneson. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 2014. 341–355. Print.

Carpenter, M., and J. Tapp. “Structural Analysis of Sho-Vel-Tum Using Balanced Cross Sections.” Guidebook 38: Igneous and Tectonic History of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen. Ed. N.H. Suneson. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 2014. 327–340. Print.

Tapp, J. “Paleokarst Origin for Bedded Breccias in the Cool Creek Formation.” Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication: Arbuckle Core Workshop and Field Guide. Ed. Ken Johnson. Vol. 91-3. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1991. 233–235. Print.

Tapp, J. “Origin of the I-35 Megabreccia.” Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication: Arbuckle Core Workshop and Field Guide. Ed. Ken Johnson. Vol. 91-3. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1991. 209–212. Print.

Tapp, J. “Flower Structure in the Lower Arbuckle.” Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication: Arbuckle Core Workshop and Field Guide. Ed. Ken Johnson. Vol. 91-3. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1991. 213–215. Print.

Tapp, J. “Deformation Characteristics of the Arbuckle Group.” Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication: Arbuckle Core Workshop and Field Guide. Ed. Ken Johnson. Vol. 91-3. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1991. 95–102. Print.

Tapp, J. “Folding and Thrusting in the Lower Arbuckle.” Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication: Arbuckle Core Workshop and Field Guide. Ed. Ken Johnson. Vol. 91-3. Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1991. 216–217. Print.

Tapp, J. “Structural Style of the Arbuckle Mountain Region along I-35.” Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guides. Vol. 4. 1987. 177–182. Print.

Tapp, J. “Structural Geology of the Grand Canyon, Plate Tectonics and the Grand Canyon.” The Grand Canyon, Window to an Ancient World. Kregel Press, 2017. Print.

Technical Reports


Tapp, J. Magnesium Sources and Brine Systems in Arbuckle Region. 2011. Print.

Tapp, J. Examination Bank on Petroleum Systems Science, Fractured Reservoirs, and Structure/Tectonics. 2008. Print.

Others


Tapp, J. “Report to Magnesium Products, Inc. on Magnesium Sources and Brine Systems in Arbuckle Region.” (2011): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Examination Bank on Petroleum Systems Science, Fractured Reservoirs, and Structure/Tectonics for Schlumberger, NEXT Training Progra.” (2008): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J., and Sheila McGinty. “Yearly Report to Marathon Research on Fracture Architecture of the Tensleep Sandstone in Zeisman Dome.” (1999): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Field Guide to Redbud Valley.” Tulsa Geological Society and Nature Conservancy (1999): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Report to Muirfield Resources on GIS Analysis of Coalbed Methanes in Illinois Basin.” (1999): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Field Guide to Facies and Fracture Architecture of the Tensleep Sandstone, North Central Wyoming.” (1998): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. et al. “Tips for Trips or How to Run an Interesting, Educational and Fun Geological Field Trip for Secondary Students.” (1997): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J., Dennis Kerr, and Alex Aviantara. “Preliminary Report to Marathon Research on Facies and Fracture Architecture of the Tensleep Sandstone.” (1996): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Structural Styles of Southern Oklahoma: A Discussion.” Oklahoma City Geological Society (1995): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Report to Santa Fe Minerals on Fracturing and Karstification in the Arbuckle Group.” (1989): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Report to ERM Southwest on Finite-Element Modeling of Fractures Associated with Overpressured Drilling at a Hazardous Waste Disposal Site.” (1988): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Report to Ceja Corporation on Fracture Spacing and Density Prediction in Monoclinal Structures Containing Lithologic Variation.” (1985): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “A Field Guide to the Arbuckle Mountains Prepared for Gulf Oil Corporation, Oklahoma City Area Office.” (1984): 61. Print.

Tapp, J. “Regional Structural Synthesis and Hydrocarbon Potential of Central Utah Hingeline: Thompson Geological Exploration.” (1982): n. pag. Print.

Tapp, J. “Report to Thompson Geological Exploration on Regional Structural Synthesis and Hydrocarbon Potential of Idaho-Montana Overthrust.” (1981): n. pag. Print.

Conference Proceedings


Harmon, R.E. et al. “Entrepreneurial Geology - A Model for a New College Course (Acquisition of Oil and Gas Properties.” Proceedings of the AAPG Mid Continent Meeting, Wichita, Kansas. 2007. Print.

Harris, T.M. et al. “Transport Processes in the Remediation of Brine Impacted Soils.” Proceedings of the 7th International Petroleum Environmental Conference. CD. 2000. Print.

Harris, T.M. et al. “Remediation of Brine-Impacted Soil with a Subsurface Drainage System: Year 2 of the Barnard No. 1 Project.” Proceedings of the 6th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1999. Print.

Harris, T.M. et al. “Remediation of Brine-Impacted Soil with a Leachate Collection System.” Proceedings of the 6th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1998. Print.


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American Geophysical Union
American Association of Petroleum Geologists


GEOL 2573 Introduction to Geosciences Internship
GEOL 3061 Structural Geology Laboratory
GEOL 3063 Introduction to Structural Geology
GEOL 3063 Introduction to Structural Geology
GEOL 4016 Field Geology
GEOL 4083 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOL 4873 Undergraduate Research
GEOL 7713 Regional Tectonics
GEOL 7723 Geomechanics
GEOL 7983 Research and Thesis
GEOL 9981 Research and Dissertation
GEOL 9983 Research and Dissertation