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J. Hunter Lockhart

J. Hunter Lockhart

J. Hunter Lockhart
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Hunter Lockhart joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2018 after working at BHP for seven years. Lockhart is practiced in classic geologic and geophysical sub-disciplines including mapping, sequence stratigraphy, seismic interpretation, reservoir characterization, and log analysis.

He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from Texas A&M University in 2011 and a master’s degree in geology from Rice University in 2013. His master’s thesis was a study of the stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Great Australian Bight Basin of Southern Australia. He is a member of the Dallas Geological Society and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, where he was Chairman of the Gulf Coast Section Young Professionals from 2015 to 2018. Lockhart is a licensed geologist in Texas.

Geographical Experience

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Guyana
  • Tobago
  • Trinidad
  • United States
  • Venezuela

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Mapping
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Log analysis

Major Projects

Lockhart has conducted regional studies across the Caribbean Basin, developing a tectonic framework to describe the structural and stratigraphic history with a focus on deposition and preservation of hydrocarbon-bearing rocks. He was on the team that performed foundational geologic and geophysical work which led to two play-opening discoveries in deepwater Trinidad and Tobago.

He has worked as a field development and operations geologist across four unconventional plays in the United States and played a central role in BHP’s $10.8 billion divestment of its entire unconventional portfolio in 2017.

Lockhart has prepared an OOIP estimate of a field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico as a non-operating partner, influencing a decision to completely divest BHP’s interest in the field.