Raymond W. Suhm, Ph.D.

Petroleum Geologist and Geophysicist


Current Oil and Gas Prospects

Simpson Group Study



Ray Suhm has almost 40 years of experience as a geologist and geophysicist.  Highlights of Mr. Suhm's career include:

Explorationist with Humble Oil (Exxon) in Los Angeles, California, providing geophysical and geological interpretation for offshore Alaska including prospect generation;

Associate Professor of Geology at Texas A & M University, Kingsville, Texas, responsible for lectures and laboratory instructions in petroleum geology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology in addition to making discoveries in the Frio and Wilcox plays of South Texas;

Geological and geophysical consultant and prospect generator in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ray's consulting activities in Oklahoma City include serving as a senior geophysical advisor and coordinator for the following regional projects:

  • Development of play fairway maps and sequence stratigraphic framework in the Deep Ouachita Subthrust Province, while also delineating, mapping, and highgrading leads;

  • Provided regional understanding of central Oklahoma, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Arkoma and Anadarko Basins that led to a working interest in several recent discoveries; and,

  • Identified and drilled several subthrust targets on existing producing properties, adding substantial reserves for affiliates.

Ray has also been project geophysicist and stratigrapher for Amadeus Basin and Georginia Basin exploration in Australia and the Magallanes Basin of South America.  In addition, Mr. Suhm was the supervisor responsible for evaluation of producing properties in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas via 2D and 3D seismic; including identifying and recommending drilling locations.

Publications and Presentations

Mr. Suhm has authored, co-authored, and presented numerous papers for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), and Geological Society of America (GSA).   His most recent paper titled "Simpson Stratigraphy, southern Midcontient" (published in Oklahoma Geologic Survey Circular 99) was presented at local and State Geological Survey conferences in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Ardomore, Oklahoma.  A list of all papers is available upon request.


Bachelor of Science (Geology), Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girdardeau, Missouri

Master of Science (Geology), Center of Exploration Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Doctor of Philosophy (Geology), Department of Geology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

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