Academic Appointments


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


The architecture of turbidite depositional systems and implications for petroleum reservoir performance through the study of 3D reflection seismic volumes, outcrops, and modern deep marine systems. Research includes rules based forward modeling, controls on architectural variation, and clastic sequence stratigraphy.

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Transversely-sourced mass-transport deposits and stratigraphic evolution of a foreland submarine channel system: Deep-water tertiary strata of the Austrian Molasse Basin MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY Kremer, C. H., McHargue, T., Scheucher, L., Graham, S. A. 2018; 92: 1–19
  • Interplay between an axial channel belt, slope gullies and overbank deposition in the Puchkirchen Formation in the Molasse Basin, Austria SEDIMENTOLOGY Masalimova, L. U., Lowe, D. R., McHargue, T., Derksen, R. 2015; 62 (6): 1717-1748

    View details for DOI 10.1111/sed.12201

    View details for Web of Science ID 000362555200008

  • Simulating depth-averaged, one-dimensional turbidity current dynamics using natural topographies JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE Traer, M. M., Fildani, A., McHargue, T., Hilley, G. E. 2015; 120 (8): 1485-1500
  • Deep-sea channel evolution and stratigraphic architecture from inception to abandonment from high-resolution Autonomous Underwater Vehicle surveys offshore central California SEDIMENTOLOGY Maier, K. L., Fildani, A., Paull, C. K., McHargue, T. R., Graham, S. A., Caress, D. W. 2013; 60 (4): 935-960
  • PUNCTUATED DEEP-WATER CHANNEL MIGRATION: HIGH-RESOLUTION SUBSURFACE DATA FROM THE LUCIA CHICA CHANNEL SYSTEM, OFFSHORE CALIFORNIA, USA-REPLY JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH Maier, K. L., Fildani, A., McHargue, T., Paull, C. K., Graham, S. A., Caress, D. W. 2013; 83 (1-2): 65-67

    View details for DOI 10.2110/jsr.2013.6

    View details for Web of Science ID 000317703200006

  • Postavulsion channel evolution: Niger Delta continental slope AAPG BULLETIN Armitage, D. A., McHargue, T., Fildani, A., Graham, S. A. 2012; 96 (5): 823-843
  • The sensitivity of turbidity currents to mass and momentum exchanges between these underflows and their surroundings JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE Traer, M. M., Hilley, G. E., Fildani, A., McHargue, T. 2012; 117
  • PUNCTUATED DEEP-WATER CHANNEL MIGRATION: HIGH-RESOLUTION SUBSURFACE THE LUCIA CHICA CHANNEL SYSTEM, OFFSHORE CALIFORNIA, USA JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH Maier, K. L., Fildani, A., McHargue, T. R., Paull, C. K., Graham, S. A., Caress, D. W. 2012; 82 (1-2): 1-8
  • The elusive character of discontinuous deep-water channels: New insights from Lucia Chica channel system, offshore California GEOLOGY Maier, K. L., Fildani, A., Paull, C. K., Graham, S. A., McHargue, T. R., Caress, D. W., McGann, M. 2011; 39 (4): 327-330

    View details for DOI 10.1130/G31589.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000288507300010

  • Architecture of turbidite channel systems on the continental slope: Patterns and predictions MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY McHargue, T., Pyrcz, M. J., Sullivan, M. D., Clark, J. D., Fildani, A., Romans, B. W., Covault, J. A., Levy, M., Posamentier, H. W., Drinkwater, N. J. 2011; 28 (3): 728-743
  • Characteristics of migrating submarine canyons from the middle Miocene to present: Implications for paleoceanographic circulation, northern South China Sea MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY Zhu, M., Graham, S., Pang, X., McHargue, T. 2010; 27 (1): 307-319
  • The Red River Fault zone in the Yinggehai Basin, South China Sea TECTONOPHYSICS Zhu, M., Graham, S., McHargue, T. 2009; 476 (3-4): 397-417
  • U-Pb zircon ages from the southwestern Karoo Basin, South Africa-Implications for the Permian-Triassic boundary GEOLOGY Fildani, A., Weislogel, A., Drinkwater, N. J., Mchargue, T., Tankard, A., Wooden, J., Hodgson, D., Flint, S. 2009; 37 (8): 719-722

    View details for DOI 10.1130/G25685A.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000268498600012

  • Age controls on the Tanqua and Laingsburg deep-water systems: New insights on the evolution and sedimentary fill of the Karoo basin, South Africa JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N. J., Weislogel, A., Mchargue, T., Hodgson, D. M., Flint, S. S. 2007; 77 (11-12): 901-908
  • Transient fan architecture and depositional controls from near-surface 3-D seismic date, Niger Delta continental slope AAPG BULLETIN Adeogba, A. A., McHargue, T. R., Graham, S. A. 2005; 89 (5): 627-643