Bio


A Consulting Faculty with the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Group at Stanford, Allegra spent 5.5 years at the U. S. Geological Survey following receipt of a Ph.D. from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Her research at the USGS focused on building computerized three-dimensional models of sedimentary basins, assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in California, and potential field analysis. She served as a member of the AAPG Research Committee and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. She is the editor of USGS Professional Paper 1713.

Academic Appointments


  • Phys Sci Res Assoc, Geological and Environmental Sciences

Administrative Appointments


  • Guest lecture, GES255 Basin and Petroleum System Modeling, Stanford University (2009 - 2009)
  • Guest lecture, GES255 Basin and Petroleum System Modeling, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey (2002 - 2008)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2001 - 2002)

Honors & Awards


  • STAR Award for excellence in geophysics, U.S. Geological Survey (2006)
  • STAR Award for excellence in support of San Joaquin Basin assessment, U.S. Geological Survey (2003)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Research Committee (2007 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth (2006 - Present)
  • Editor, Professional Paper 1713 (31 chapters), U.S. Geological Survey (2004 - Present)
  • Invited lecture, Sacramento Petroleum Association (2007 - 2007)
  • Co-organizer and chair, Annual Convention Special Section, AAPG Pacific Section (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited lecturer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited lecturer, San Francisco State University (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited lecturer, Sacramento Petroleum Association (2004 - 2004)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Geology and Geophysics (2001)
  • B.S., Brown University, Geology-Physics/Mathematics (1995)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
Allegra Hosford Scheirer is a research geophysicist at Stanford University, specializing in basin and petroleum system modeling. Her work is centered on the strong belief in the integration of geological, geochemical, and geophysical data in a unified working environment.

Teaching
She co-teaches courses and co-advises several graduate students with a focus on basin and petroleum system modeling and investigative methods for exploring conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons.

Professional Activities
Prior to joining Stanford, Allegra was a member of the Geophysical Unit of Menlo Park and the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she constructed three-dimensional geologic models for use in the resource assessment process. Allegra has led and participated in numerous field programs at sea and in the United States. She is the editor of U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1713 and a past Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research.

Journal Articles


  • A basin modeling and organic geochemistry study in the Vallecitos syncline, San Joaquin Basin, California MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY He, M., Graham, S., Scheirer, A. H., Peters, K. E. 2014; 49: 15-34
  • The great integrator in petroleum exploration E&P Hosford Scheirer, A. 2014; 87 (11)
  • The three-dimensional geologic model used for the 2003 National Oil and Gas Assessment of the San Joaquin Basin Province, California Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Hosford Scheirer, A. 2013; 7: 1-82
  • Eocene total petroleum system—North and east of the Eocene West Side Fold Belt Assessment Unit of the San Joaquin Basin Province, California Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. Gautier, D. L., Hosford Scheirer, A. 2009; 1713
  • Neogene Gas Total Petroleum System—Neogene Nonassociated Gas Assessment Unit of the San Joaquin Basin Province Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Hosford Scheirer, A., Magoon, L. B. 2009
  • Miocene Total Petroleum System—Lower Bakersfield Arch Assessment Unit of the San Joaquin Basin Province Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Gautier, D. L., Hosford Scheirer, A. 2008; 1713
  • Miocene Total Petroleum System—Southeast Stable Shelf Assessment Unit of the San Joaquin Basin Province Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Gautier, D. L., Hosford Scheirer, A. 2008; 1713
  • Three-dimensional stratigraphic framework for the San Joaquin Basin Province, California Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Hosford Scheirer, A. 2008; 1713
  • Age, Distribution, and Stratigraphic Relationship of Rock Units in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Hosford Scheirer, A., Magoon, L. B. 2008: 107
  • A four-dimensional petroleum systems model for the San Joaquin Basin Province, California Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Peters, K. E., Magoon, L. B., Lampe, C., Hosford Scheirer, A., Lillis, P. G., Gautier, D. L. 2008; 1713
  • Evolution of the Southwest Indian Ridge from 55 degrees 45 ' E to 62 degrees E: Changes in plate-boundary geometry since 26 Ma GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS Baines, A. G., Cheadle, M. J., Dick, H. J., Scheirer, A. H., John, B. E., Kusznir, N. J., Matsumoto, T. 2007; 8
  • Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources of the Sacramento Basin Province of California, 2006 U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3014 Hosford Scheirer, A., Tennyson, M. E., Magoon, L. B., et al 2007
  • Winters-Domengine Total Petroleum System—Northern Nonassociated Gas Assessment Unit of the San Joaquin Basin Province Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 Hosford Scheirer, A., Margoon, L. B. 2007
  • A combined basalt and peridotite perspective on 14 million years of melt generation at the Atlantis Bank segment of the Southwest Indian Ridge: evidence for temporal changes in mantle dynamics? CHEMICAL GEOLOGY Coogan, L. A., Thompson, G. M., MacLeod, C. J., Dick, H. J., Edwards, S. J., Scheirer, A. H., Barry, T. L. 2004; 207 (1-2): 13-30
  • Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the San Joaquin Basin Province of California, 2003 U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2004-0343 Gautier, D. L., Hosford Scheirer, A., Tennyson, M. E., et al 2004
  • A mechanism for generating the anomalous uplift of oceanic-core complexes: Atlantis Bank, SW Indian Ridge Geology Baines, A. G., Cheadle, M. J., Dick, H. J., Hosford Scheirer, A., John, B. E., Kusznir, N. J., Matsumoto, T. 2003; 31 (12): 1105-1108
  • Crustal magnetization and accretion at the Southwest Indian Ridge near the Atlantis II fracture zone, 0-25 Ma Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth Hosford, A., Tivey, M., Matsumoto, T., Dick, H., Schouten, H., Kinoshita, H. 2003; 108
  • Crustal evolution over the last 2 m.y. at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge OH-1 segment, 35°N Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth Hosford, ., Lin, J., Detrick, R. S. 2001; 106: 13269-13285

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2001JB000235

Books and Book Chapters


  • Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1713 edited by Hosford Scheirer, A. 2007

Conference Proceedings


  • Toward successful petroleum production from unconventional and conventional reservoirs in the Central Alaska North Slope Unconventional Resources Technology Conference Hosford Scheirer, A., Magoon, L. B., Bird, K. J., Duncan, E. A., Peters, K. E. 2014
  • Discrete and Continuous Gravity Studies of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer American Geologists Union, Fall Meeting Scheirer, D., Hosford Scheirer, A., Herr, R. 2005
  • Structural Evolution From a Strike-Slip Transform Fault to a Non-transform Discontinuity: Examples From 57°-58°30'E on the SW Indian Ridge and Geodynamic Implications AGU Fall Meeting Hosford, A., Lin, J. 2002