DR. G. MICHAEL GRAMMER is a Full Professor and holds the Chesapeake Energy (endowed) Chair of Petroleum Geology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Grammer received his PhD in 1991 at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and has over 25 years of industry-related experience in carbonate reservoirs, sequence stratigraphy and carbonate reservoir characterization. His current research interests involve the various aspects of high resolution sequence stratigraphy and its application to carbonate reservoir characterization, 3-D modeling and petrophysical characterization. He has been an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (2002-2003) and has led several AAPG field courses, including AAPG's modern carbonate course entitled 'Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Distribution in a Modern Carbonate Platform, Bahamas' which he co-led for 14 years. Dr. Grammer has published extensively on carbonate reservoir characterization issues, including as lead editor of AAPG Memoir 80 'Integration of Outcrop and Modern Analogs in Reservoir Modeling' which won AAPG's Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award for best special publication in 2006. Dr. Grammer's industry-related experience includes senior research positions with Texaco and ChevronTexaco where he functioned as an internal consultant and instructor on carbonate reservoir characterization issues in various parts of the world, most notably with super-giant fields in Kazakhstan. Dr. Grammer has consulted, presented short courses and led field trips for numerous multi-national companies.