BERRY, J.L., (with others) 1987 – 1999. Approximately 150 proprietary reports on sea surface slicks in specific areas of interest to Shell

BERRY, J.L., 1999-2014: 37 reports on sea surface slicks for clients since leaving Shell.

BERRY, J. L., 1993.  “Marine Oil Seeps and Slicks.”  Delivered to Shell Oil Co., “Advanced Trap Analysis” training course, 3/30/90.

BERRY, J. L., 1993.  “Natural Marine Oil Slick Detection and Calibration:  an Empirical Approach.”  Shell Geological Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, Dec. 1993.  Delivered by Dr. R.B.Cline.

BERRY, J.L., 2011: Natural Marine Oil Slicks in Exploration. Talk given to Austin, TX, SIPES meeting, May 2011.

BERRY, J.L. & E.K.BIEGERT, 1993.  “Remote Detection of Marine Oil Seeps.” Proc. 1992 Shell Geophysical Conference, Houston, Texas.   (M.  BRC.40227)
Remote detection of marine oil slicks has important environmental and exploration applications because the method can be used to detect, distinguish, and monitor oil slicks caused by oil spills or natural submarine oil seeps.  Early petroleum exploration was based on locating oil seeps on land.  This obvious approach has not been widely tried offshore, although one company, BP, has invested 16 million pounds (UK) per year on a “high tech” airborne multi-channel laser device designed to excite and detect hydrocarbon-produced fluorescence on the surface of the oceans.  We describe a lower-tech, much lower cost approach employing satellite imagery analyzed with readily available software packages on a standard workstation.

BERRY, J.L., 1995.  “Detecting and Evaluating Oil Slicks on the Sea Surface.” Proc. Space Congress ’95, Conference on Remote Sensing for Oil Exploration and Environment, Bremen, Germany, 23-24 May 1995.

BERRY, J.L., 2014. Use of Natural Marine Oil Slicks in Petroleum Exploration. Poster Session given at May 2014 Meeting of the Austin Geological Society.

BIEGERT, E.K., MAHE, L.C., and BERRY, J.L., 1990. “Satellite Image Portfolio: Gulf of Mexico.” Technical Information Record BRC-2690, Project Number 23-13012, Shell Development Company Bellaire Research Center, Houston, December.

The Image Processing and Data Flow diagrams trace the satellite images through the ERDAS image-processing software package from data tapes to processed images. An Index to the satellite images in this porertfolio is provided in two forms, a map and a tabular index. The map contains sheet (page) numbers of the iamges organized by satellite Path and Row numbers. Whenever possible, the sheet numbers have been located on the map to indicate which half of the full scene (West or East) the image contains. The tabular index, which is also organized by Path and Row, contains the Image ID, Date of Image Acquisition, and some descriptive comments as well as the sheet number. GULF OF MEXICO MOSAIC: The best images for each Path and Row were reproduced photographically and positioned on a map of the Gulf of Mexico to produce this Image Mosaic. This presentation is meant to provide a quick overview
of the data coverage and data quality; please refer to the individual images,
where much more detail and better resolution is available. The photographic
reproduction did not preserve distances. The images are positioned only
approximately on the mosaic. INDIVIDUAL IMAGES: Processed satellite images were plotted with the color Versatec plotter. The images are labelled in the lower left and lower right corners with the sheet index number; an index map and image label can be found to the right of each image.

BIEGERT, E.K., BAKER, R.N., SCHAUDT, K.E., MacDONALD, I.R., TAPLEY, B., SHUM, C.K., AMOS, J., BERRY, J.L., and HERRING, A.T., 1994. “Gulf Offshore Satellite Applications Project GOSAP PP-USA-1.” First Workshop on ERS-1 Pilot Projects, Toledo, Spain, pp.417-429, June 1994.

BIEGERT, E.K., BAKER, R.N., SAILOR, R.V., SCHAUDT, K.E., MacDONALD, I.R., TAPLEY, B., SHUM, C.K., AMOS, J., BERRY, J.L., and HESS, J., 1995. “Project GOSAP (PP-USA.1):  Gulf Offshore Satellite Applications Project.” Proceedings of the Second ERS Applications Workshop, London, UK. 6-8 December, 1995: p. 125-128.

KORNACKI, A.S., J.W. KENDRICK, & J.L.BERRY, 1994.   “Impact of Oil and Gas Vents and Slicks on Petroleum Exploration in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.” Geo-Marine Letters (1994) 14: 160-169.

NISHIDAI, T. AND BERRY J.L., 1998, Detection and monitoring of natural oil seeps using RADARSAT and ERS data, Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Proceedings of the ADRO Final Symposium, 13-15 October 1998, Montreal, Canada.

NISHIDAI, T., NARITA, T., BERRY, J., AND OIKAWA, N., 1999, Detection and monitoring of natural oil and gas seeps using spaceborne SAR data, offshore Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture, NW Japan. Preprint of the Thirteenth Thematic Conference and Workshops on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing, Vancouver, Canada, 1-3 March 1999.

2. GEOLOGY OF WESTERN CHINA (from Remote Sensing)

BERRY, J.L., 2015. Ancient Lake Shorelines and the Neotectonics of the Turpan-Hami Basin, Xinjiang, China.  Poster given at May 2015 meeting of the Geol. Remote Sensing Group at Tampa, FL.

BERRY, J.L. and T. NISHIDAI, 1988.  Hydrocarbon Potential of part of the Margin of the Tarim Basin from Landsat:  A Case History.   Proc. Sixth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, Houston, TX, USA, May 16-19, 1988.

BERRY, J.L and T. NISHIDAI, 1994. Tectonics of the southwestern Junggar Basin and the basins of the Chinese Tien Shan Mountains; an interim report. Proc. Tenth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing; Exploration, Environment, and Engineering, San Antonio, TX, May 9-12, 1994, p. I.27-I.37. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

BERRY, J.L. AND NISHIDAI, T., 1997, Remote sensing interpretation of fold and thrust belts in western China. Proceedings of the AAPG/AMPG Research Symposium “Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in Fold and Thrust Belts”.

BERRY, J.L. and T. NISHIDAI, 1996.  Use of Remote Sensing and other Data Sets to model Neogene Microplate Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Habitats of the Basins surrounding the Tien Shan, Western China.  30th Intl. Geol. Congr., Beijing, China, 4-14 Aug. 1996, Abstracts, vol. 1, p.312.

BERRY, J.L., AND NISHIDAI, T., 1996, Integrated use of remotely sensed imagery and other data sets to infer the tectonics, structural style, and hydrocarbon habitats of the basins of the Tien Shan orogenic belt, western China; a case study. AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bulletin, vol. 80, no. 8, p. 1275 (Abstract only). 

NISHIDAI, T. and J.L.BERRY, 1990.  Structure and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Tarim Basin (NW China) from Satellite Imagery.  Journ. Petrol. Geol., 13(1), pp.35-68.

NISHIDAI, T. and J.L.BERRY, 1991.  Geological Interpretation and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Turpan Basin (NW China) from Satellite Imagery.  Proc. Eighth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, Denver, CO, USA, April 29-May 2, 1991.

NISHIDAI, T. and J.L.BERRY, 1993.  Geological Interpretation and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Turpan Basin (NW China) from Satellite Imagery (Part II). Proc. Ninth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, Pasadena, CA, USA, 8-11 Feb., 1993.

3. GEOLOGY OF WESTERN CHINA (Chinese translations)

NISHIDAI, T. and J.L.BERRY, 1994.  Geological Interpretation and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Turpan Basin (NW China) from Satellite Imagery.  Petrol. Geology, 10,1, pp.22-33.   May, 1994 (In Chinese:  translated from Eighth Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, 1991, p.373-389)

NISHIDAI, T. and J.L.BERRY, 1993.  Geological Interpretation and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Turpan Basin (NW China) from Satellite Imagery (Part II). Petroleum Geology, 9,2, pp.190-197.  Feb.1993 (In Chinese):  translated from Ninth Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, 1993, p.199-208).


BERRY, J. L., 1991.  “Remote sensing for exploration geology: Denver” (Meeting review): Journ. Petrol. Geol., 14 (3), pp.356-357.

BERRY, J., C. DACRE, A. LUNDGREN, E. DEMYANICK and D. COULTER, 2008. Stepwise Processing and Photointerpretation – Keys in using ASTER Imagery for Mineral Indications of Hydrocarbon Microseepage. p. 17, Abstracts Volume, AAPG Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, 20-23 April 2008.

BERRY, J., C. DACRE and D. COULTER, 2010. Stepwise Processing and Photointerpretation – Keys in using ASTER Imagery for Mineral Indications of Hydrocarbon Microseepage, In Dietmar Schumacher, Ed. Surface Prospecting Techniques. Amer. Assos.Petrol.Geol. Memoir, in Press.

BERRY, J.L. and R.B. CLINE, 1996.  “Predicting Subsurface Geology using Satellite Images: Exercises in Inference.”  Geol. Soc. London Conf. on Applied Geoscience, Warwick Univ., UK, 15-18 April, 1996.


BERRY, J.L. and G. L. PROST, 1998. “Hydrocarbon Exploration”. Chapter 9 in: RENCZ, A.N., ed., “Remote Sensing for the Earth Sciences,” Manual of Remote Sensing, 3rd edition, vol. 3. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing/John Wiley, N.Y., 1998.

COLLINS, A., FREUND, M., KOWALCZYK, P., BERRY, J., COLE, D., PERSHOUSE, J., BURGESS, L., MARSH, S., ABRAMS, M., MUNDAY, T., HUNTIGTON, J., GINSBERG, I.W., MALILA, W., and HENDERSON, F.W., 1992.  Evaluation of Simulated JERS-1 OPS Data for Geologic Mapping, using sites in Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona. (A Report of Results of the Joint GEOSAT/ERSDAC/JGI/JAPEX JERS-1 Petroleum and Mineral Geology Simulation Study.  The Geosat Committee, Inc., Norman, OK, USA.

DACRE, Cynthia, John L. BERRY and David W. COULTEER, 2009: Alteration as a Hydrocarbon Exploration Tool: Remote Sensing at Lisbon Valley Revisited. AAPG Annual Meeting, Poster Session. Also given as a talk at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Geological Remote Sensing Group of the Geological Society of London, London, December 2009.

EARTH SATELLITE CORPORATION, 1979: Geometric Pattern Recognition Techniques Applied To Landsat Digital Data For Uranium Exploration, NURE, Grand Junction, CO, 1979. Divided into six sections plus 11 appendices, 22 plates of images.


BERRY, J.L., 2011: Mineral Resource Availability and the Future of Civilisation. Poster Session given at February 2011 Meeting of the Austin Geological Society.

BERRY, J.L., 2014.  Forty Years On: Some thoughts on the Lufilian Arc of Central Africa. Poster Session given at May 2014 Meeting of the Austin Geological Society.

BERRY, J.L. 2014.  A 250-year-old Mesquite from Elroy, Travis County, Texas. Poster Session given at May 2014 Meeting of the Austin Geological Society.


BERRY, J. L., 1982.  Near-surface Geometry of Hydrothermal Systems – A Discussion Paper.  Unpubl. Rept. No. WCK H82-1058, Shell Mining Co., Houston, TX.  33p, 20 figs.

Keywords:  Hydrothermal fluid, geometry, topography, ore, gold, silver, surface geology, water (subsurface), heat transfer, mineral deposit, ground water, fluid flow, geothermal gradient, thermal spring, silicification, hydrology, geologic model, hydrostatic pressure, hot water, gold deposit, silver deposit.

BERRY, J. L., 1983.  Remote Sensing for Geologic Exploration:  A Conference Report.   Unpubl. Rept. Shell Mining Co., Houston, TX, USA.  22p.

BERRY, J. L., 1988.  Hydrocarbon Potential of part of the Margin of the Tarim Basin from Landsat:  A Case History.  Shell Oil Co., Techn. Info. Record No. BRC-2085, 17 p. (Shell version of Berry & Nishidai, 1988)

BERRY, J. L., 1990.  Remote Sensing.  Lecture notes for Shell “Advanced Structural Geology” training course,  12/20/90.

BERRY, J. L., 1990.  Developments in Remote Sensing.  Shell Geological Conference, Houston, 1990.

BERRY, J. L., 1990.  Interpretation of Aeromagnetic and Remotely-Sensed Data, Papua New Guinea.  Unpubl. Reports, Pecten International Co., 5 p., 5 pl.

BIEGERT, E.K., J.L. BERRY & J.F. McNUTT, 1988.   Integrated interpretation workstation for potential fields with remote sensing and electromagnetic data. Shell Oil Co., 1988 Geophysical Conference, Houston, TX.  (M. BRC.35045)

BIEGERT, E.K., & J. L. BERRY, 1989.  Applications using the Potential Fields integrated interpretation workstation.  1989 Shell Geophysical Conf., paper no. 103.  (M.  BRC.36136)

BIEGERT, E.K. and J.L.BERRY, 1996.  Exploring the New Frontiers with Remote Sensing (Poster).  Abstracts, 1996 Shell Geol., Geol. Engineering & Petrophysical Conf., BTC, Houston, TX, October 14-16, 1996.

SMITH, K.J., M.J. DIMARCO, J.L.BERRY & F.G.LERCH, 1992.  Report of field trip to southern Mouydir Basin, Algeria, December 1991.  Shell Oil Co. Report M. BRC.39620.

Keywords:  Paleozoic, outcrop belt, stratigraphy, reservoir, source rock, Devonian, oil maturation, hydrocarbon potential, geologic structure, Siluro-Devonian, Hoggar Massif, Hassi Messaoud, sandstone, glacial, depositional environment, Hercynian unconformity, Continental Intercalaire, Devonian shale, graptolite, Ain Khala, Famennian, black shale.


COLLINGS, Stephen P. AND Byron C. LITTLE, Nuclear Power Update. Article 95370. Rec’d Jun 6, 2006

DAVIS, George: The Importance of Geologic Information in Trenchless Technology: Information Required and Responsibilities of the Geologist. Article #95430, Rec’d: Oct 15, 2011.

FINKELMAN, R. Medical Geology – Threat or Opportunity? Article # 95390, Rec’d May 2, 2007

GARDNER, J.D., 2006: Marine Geophysical And Remote Sensing Techniques For Submarine Utility Projects: Hubline Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing Of Massachusetts Bay. Rec’d: 15/10/2005

HAEBERLE, F.R. . Oil Prices. Received June 2006

KACKSTAETTER, Uwe: Rapid Inexpensive Portable Specific Gravity Determination of Rocks and Minerals for use in Field and Laboratory Work. Article #95435, Rec’d Jan. 10, 2014.

KUMAR, Madhurendu B.. Geological Aspects of Unitization in the Petroleum Fields of Louisiana: A Brief Overview. Article # 95392. Rec’d 8 Jun 2007

KETANI, R. The Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Strata at the Contact of the Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain Physiographic Provinces, Staten Island, N.Y. Article #95438. Rec’d Oct. 27, 2015

LINN, E. Ethanol Won’t End Our Oil Dependence. Article #95381, Rec’d Nov. 1, 2006.

MASLANSKY, S., 2009.  Field Collecting in the Pikes Peak Batholith. Article No. 95408. The Professional Geologist

MAXEY, George and Paul F. HUDAK, 2003: Lightning, Downed Power Line Form Intriguing Rock Structure in Denton, Texas. The Professional Geologist, pp. 2-4, March 2003.

MOHAN, Joseph: A Paleoenvironmental Analysis of the Middle Devonian Gravel Point Formation, Western Michigan. Articcle 95431, Rec’d June 15, 2013.

POPKIN, B., Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards, their Monitoring, Evaluation, and Response in Bicol-Philippines. Article #95417.  Rec’d June 1, 2009.

SKOPOS, Michael J. Dynamics of Plate Tectonics and Block Rotation: a Micro/Macro Geologic Theory. Rec’d Aug. 2006

TURNER, L., AND TURNER, I., Use of Surface Lithogeochemistry to Estimate Magnitude of Blind Uranium Mineralization in Northern Arizona Collapse Breccia Pipes.  Article No. 95437. Rec’d Sept. 4th, 2015.

WILLIAMS, J. and J. MOYLAN. Regulatory Geologist Practicing Geology. Article #95400. Rec’d March 10, 2008.

ZARVANI, A. Sasan (1), and Bahman SOLEIMANI, Evaluation of Asmari Reservoir Caprock Keybeds (Miocene), Pazanan Oil Field, Zagros, Iran, Article #95397, Rec’d Jan. 8, 2008