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Staff Profiles -


Bob Houston in full gear Bob Houston,
Energy Resources Geologist
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries,
Albany Field Office

229 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany OR, 97321

Office Phone: (541) 967-2080
Cell Phone: (541) 619-4653

Robert.A.Houston@mlrr.oregongeology.com

Current Projects

DOGAMI Projects:

  • Oil and Gas Program: Permitting and regulating Oil and Gas exploration and development.
  • Geothermal Program: Permitting and regulating geothermal exploration and development.
  • MLRR Program: Permitting and regulating mine sites.

Non-DOGAMI Projects:

  • Geologic Mapping, Structural evolution of ore deposits, Fluid inclusion micro-thermometry, and Glacial stratigraphy and ice margin oscillation history

Background Information

Education:

  • 2001, M.Sc., Oregon State University, Economic Geology (major) / Glaciology (minor)
  • 1997, B.Sc., Geology Oregon State University, Geology

Awards, Honors, and Licenses:

  • 2010- , Professional Registered Geologist (Oregon)
    2000, Michael Thompson Foster Scholarship, Tobacco Root Geological Society
    1998, Grant recipient, Atlantic Richfield International Oil and Gas Company
    1998, Scholarship, Tobacco Root Geological Society
    1997, U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Summer Field Training Program

Continuing Education:

  • 2013- , Management Development Series - Foundational Training Program; Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • 2010, Responsibilities and Requirements Serving as an Expert Witness for the State Workshop; Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2009, Rule Writing Workshop; Micky Logan, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Workshop, Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2005, Geology and Some Engineering Aspects of Coal bed Methane and Gas Shales; R. Marc Bustin Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, The University of British Columbia & CBM Solutions Ltd., Short Course
  • 2004, Expert Witness Workshop; Larry Knudsen, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Workshop, Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2003, Practical Drilling Skills; Oil & Gas Consultants International, Inc.
  • 2002, Successful Cementing: Best Practices; Oil & Gas Consultants International, Inc.
  • 2002, Drilling Optimization and Well Planning; Oil & Gas Consultants International, Inc.

Professional Service and Memberships:

  • 2013- , Non-faculty advisor, OSU-UO Society of Economic Geologists student chapter
  • 2012- , Fellow Member, Society of Economic Geologists
  • 2011-2012, Member, Revenue Resources Committee, Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority, Lane County, Oregon
  • 2010-2012, Chair, Budget Committee, Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority, Lane County, Oregon
  • 2006-2010, Vice Chair, Budget Committee, Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority, Lane County, Oregon
  • 1997-2000, Student Member, OSU-UO Society of Economic Geologists student chapter
  • 1997-2000, Student Member, Society of Economic Geologists (1997-2000)

Publications

DOGAMI Publications:

2004, Houston, R., Glacial Stratigraphy and History of the Blue River Drainage, Lane County, Oregon. Oregon Geology, vol. 66, number 1. p. 5-14.

External Publications:

Houston, R.A., (In Prep.), Evolution and Distribution of Auriferous Placers, Butte District, Montana: A consequence of Early Paleocene Rapid Exhumation and Regional Tectonics.

Houston, R.A., and Dilles, J.H., 2013, Structural Geologic Evolution of the Butte District, Montana: Economic Geology, v. 108, no. 6, p. 1397-1424.

Houston, R.A., and Dilles, J.H., 2013, Geology of the Butte mining district, Montana, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology: Open-File Report 627, 1 sheet(s), 1:24,000.

Dilles, J., Field, C., Houston, R., Kent, A., Zhang, L., Reed, M., Rusk, B., Miller, B., Martin, M., Rye, R., Snee, L., and Stein, H., 2006, Lessons from Butte, Montana: Exploration and Mining Applications from Recent Research: Society of Economic Geology Abstracts with Programs.

Houston, R., 2001, Geology and Structural History of the Butte District, Montana: Oregon State University Master of Science Thesis, 45 p., 10 plates.

Houston, R., 2000, The Butte District, Montana – New Field Data and Reassessment of Post-Mineral Structural Tilting, Field Trip Guide: Tobacco Root Geological Society, 25th Annual Field Conference, p. 48-52.

Houston, R., 1999, The Butte District, Montana - New field data and reassessment of post-mineral structural tilting: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, p. A-382.

Dilles, J.H., Reed, M.H., Roberts, S., Zhang, L., and Houston, R., 1999, Early magmatic-hydrothermal features related to porphyry copper mineralization at Butte, Montana: Geol. Soc. America abstracts with Programs, p. A-380.

Houston, R., 1997, Bedrock geology of the Bacona 7.5 minute quadrangle, Columbia County, Oregon: Oregon State University Bachelor of Science Thesis, 36 p., 3 plates.

Niem, A.R., Niem, W.A., and Houston, R., Submitted, Geology of the Pittsburg 7.5-minute quadrangle, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report, Scale 1:24,000.

Niem, A.R., McKnight, B.K., Houston, R., and Niem, W.A., Submitted, Geology of the Vernonia 7.5-minute quadrangle, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report, Scale 1:24,000.

Niem, A.R., Houston, R., and Niem, W.A., Submitted, Geology of the Bacona 7.5-minute quadrangle, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report, Scale 1:24,000.


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