Ian O. Norton
July 8, 2008
Business address: The University of Texas at Austin
Bureau of Economic Geology
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail address: email@example.com
B.Sc (Honors) Geology, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1969
Ph.D. Geology, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1978
Areas of Expertise
A. Play mapping and analysis.
B. Global plate tectonic modeling.
C. Programming in Fortran, C, and additional graphics languages; Geoframe; Schlumberger seismic
interpretation packages; ArcGIS mapping system.
Professional Work Experience
A. Present Position: Senior Research Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology and Institute for
Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin (2007 - Present).
B. Exploration Researcher, ExxonMobil Upstream Research or ExxonMobil Exploration (1981 -
Retired August 2007.
C. Researcher, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Galveston (1980 - 1981).
D. Exploration Geophysicist, SOEKOR Exploration Company, South Africa (1978 - 1980).
E. Visiting Scholar and Ph.D. Student, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and John G.
Sclater, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972 - 1978).
F. Employee, Meteorological Bureau, South Africa (1970 - 1971).
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Geophysical Union
Summa, L. L., Goodman, E. D., Richardson, M., Norton, Ian, and Green, A. R., 2003, Hydrocarbon
systems of northeastern Venezuela: plate through molecular scale analysis of the genesis and
evolution of the eastern Venezuela Basin, in Golonka, Jan, Paleogeographic reconstruction and
hydrocarbon basins: Atlantic, Caribbean, South America, Middle East, Russian Far East, Arctic:
Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 20, no. 3-4, p. 323–349.
Norton, Ian, 2000, Global hotspot reference frames and plate motion, in Richards, M. A., Gordon,
R. G., and Van der Hilst, R. D., eds., The history and dynamics of global plate motions: AGU
Geophysical Monograph 121, p. 339–357.
Norton, Ian, 1995, Plate motions in the North Pacific: the 43 Ma nonevent: Tectonics, v. 14, no. 5,
Gombos, A. M., Jr., Powell, W. G., and Norton, Ian, 1995, The tectonic evo-lution of western India
and its impact on hydrocarbon occurrences; an overview, in Davies, T. A., Coffin, M. F., and
Wise, S. W., eds., Selected topics relating to the Indian Ocean basins and margins:
Sedimentary Geology, v. 96, no. 1-2, p. 119–129.
Buhl, P., Diebold, J. B., Gutierrez, C., Mithal, R., Stoffa, P. L., Denham, C., Ewing, J., O'Brien, T.,
Stephen, R. A., Van Shouten, H., Griffiths, D., McCowan, D. W., Norton, Ian, Phillips, J., Stark, T.,
Heffler, D., Keen, C., and Nichols, B., 1981, A large aperture seismic experiment (abs.),
Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 62, p. 957.
Graduate Student Committee Participation
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Christian Heine, University of Sydney, Australia, 2007
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Bryan Richter, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998