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Dr. Brian Toelle

  • Ph.D.
  • Visiting Professor of Petroleum Engineering
  • University of Wyoming
  • 15PublicationsNumber of items in Dr. Brian's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers

Research interests

Seismic-Based Fracture Detection 4D Seismic Analysis and Reservoir Monitoring Azimuthal Seismic Website


Dr. Brian Toelle is a Visiting Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. This appointment is for the 2015 - 2016 academic year during which Brian will be teaching various courses including his "Shale Reservoir Development" class as well as continuing his research into characterizing porosity systems using azimuthal surface seismic. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Married, with two sons, both graduates of Penn State. I enjoy living in the Rockies, camping, fossil hunting and science fiction. Personal website:

Followers (1)

Publications (5)

  • Rank exploration of selected European shale plays

    • Brian Toelle. Nacera Maache
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  • EOR Potential of the Michigan Silurian Reefs Using CO2

    • Toelle B
    • Pekot L
    • Barnes D
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  • Method and system and program storage device for analyzing compressional 2D seismic data to identify zones of open natural fractures within rock formations

    • Toelle B
  • Geological problem, geophysical tool: An alternate workflow

    • Toelle B
    • Glaser K
  • Managing knowledge as a company asset

    • Toelle B
    • Holland D

Professional experience

Visiting Professor of Petroleum Engineering

University of Wyoming

August 2015 - Present

Advisor, Exploration and Geophysics

Schlumberger Ltd

June 1997 - January 2015(18 years)


Saudi Aramco

March 1992 - May 1997(5 years)


GeoQuest Systems, Inc.

September 1989 - March 1992(3 years)


Texaco Inc

May 1981 - August 1989(8 years)

Education history

Ph.D. Geology

West Virginia Universtity

August 2010 - May 2013(3 years)

M.S. Geology

Stephen F. Austin State University

January 1980 - May 1981(a year)

B.S. Geology

Texas A&M International University - Texas A&M at Texas A&M University System

September 1975 - January 1978(2 years)