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Assistant Professor

Dr. Lisa Stright

Colorado State University

Principle Investigator

Research Focus

  • I am interested in applied reservoir modeling, using outcrops as quantitative subsurface analogs, and creating methodologies to build more predictive sedimentological models, seismic interpretation workflows and reservoir/flow simulation models


  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Program in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2011

  • M.S. Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, 2006

  • M.S. Geological Engineering, Michigan Tech, 1999

  • B.S. Civil (Environmental) Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, 2015 -

  • Assistant Professor, University of Utah, 2011 - 2015

  • Petroleum Engineer, VeritasDGC(RC2)/MHA, 1999 - 2004

  • Environmental Engineer, Adrian Brown Consulting, 1995-1997

CSS Publications

Meirovitz, C., Stright, L., Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., 2020, The influence of inter- and intra-channel architecture on deep-water turbidite reservoir performance: Petroleum Geoscience.

Jackson, A., Stright, L., Hubbard, S.M. and Romans, B.W., 2019. Static connectivity of stacked deep-water channel elements constrained by high-resolution digital outcrop models. AAPG Bulletin, 103(12), pp.2943-2973.

Pemberton, E.A., Stright, L., Fletcher, S. and Hubbard, S.M., 2018. The influence of stratigraphic architecture on seismic response: Reflectivity modeling of outcropping deepwater channel units. Interpretation, 6(3), pp.T783-T808.

Daniels, B.G., Auchter, N.C., Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., Matthews, W.A. and Stright, L., 2018. Timing of deep-water slope evolution constrained by large-n detrital and volcanic ash zircon geochronology, Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Chile. GSA Bulletin, 130(3-4), pp.438-454.

Reimchen, A.P., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L. and Romans, B.W., 2016. Using sea-floor morphometrics to constrain stratigraphic models of sinuous submarine channel systems. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 77, pp.92-115.

Pemberton, E.A., Hubbard, S.M., Fildani, A., Romans, B. and Stright, L., 2016. The stratigraphic expression of decreasing confinement along a deep-water sediment routing system: Outcrop example from southern Chile. Geosphere, 12(1), pp.114-134.

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