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John F. Casey

Professor of Geology, Department Chairman, Tectonics, Geochemistry

Department and/or Research Center: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

    Research Areas:
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Tectonics
Funded Research... No information is currently available for this topic.
ICP-Lab and MC-ICP-MS Lab
  • Q-ICP_MS
  • Complete Oraganic Lab
Downhole Trace Major and Trace Element Chemistry of:
1) Shale and Extractable organic Matter, and
2) Produced Crude Oil From the Eagle Ford Shales
  • Description:
    1) Fingerprinting Crude Oil and Their Production zones in Shale Reservoirs.
    2) Up to 57 trace elements Measured on each sample.
    3) Application of Geochemical Production Allocation.
  • Work Scope: ICP-OES and Triple Quad ICP-MS Analysis core samples and Produced oils.
  • Status: 80% complete.
Vanadium Isotope Analysis of Shales, Extractable Organic Matter and Crude oils from Unconventional Shale Reservoirs.
  • Description: Matching Isotopes to establish producing Zones in the Subsurface (crude Oil, EOM and Shale).
  • Work Scope: Chromatographic Separation and V isotope analysis by MC-ICM-MS.
  • Status: 50% complete.
  • K.K. (Adry) Bissada
  • Yongjun Gao
  • Thomas Lapen
  • 2016 Casey, J.F., Gao, Y., Yang, W. Thomas, R.. New Approaches in Sample Preparation and Precise Multielement Analysis of Crude Oils and Refined Petroleum Products Using Single-Reaction-Chamber Microwave Digestion Coupled with Triple-Quad ICP-MS, Spectroscopy 31 (10), 1-10.
  • 2017 Gao, Y. John F. Casey, Luis M. Bernardo, Weihang Yang and K. K. (Adry) BissadaVanadium isotope composition of crude oil: effects of source, maturation and biodegradation. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 468, 14 December 2017.
  • 2017 Yang, W. John F. Casey, Yongjun Gao, A new sample preparation method for crude or fuel oils by mineralization utilizing single reaction chamber microwave for broader multi-element analysis by ICP techniques, In Fuel, Volume 206, 2017, Pages 64-79, ISSN 0016-2361.
  • 2018 Yang., W., Gao. Y., and Casey, J.F. Determination of Trace Elements in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils: A Comprehensive Review and New Data: (Chapter 6, p 159-205), In: Solution Chemistry ISBN: 978-1-53613-101-7 Editor: Yongliang Xiong © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Submitted
    *Gao, Y, Andreasen, R. Casey, J.F., Yang, W, Lapen, T., Accurate and Precise Determination of the Vanadium Isotopic Composition of Crude Oil (Chemical Geology)
  • Submitted
    *Yang, W. John F. Casey, Yongjun Gao, Kiaxuan Li, A New Method of Geochemical Allocation and Monitoring of Commingled Crude Oil Production Using Multi-trace and Ultra-trace Elements Analyses (FUEL)