Laya Pereira, Juan Carlos individual record
Assistant Professor

My current research interests are in the broad area of carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy. The topics I am focusing on include:

1) Carbonate reservoir characterization and modeling from modern and outcrop analogues, (interested in Caribbean islands, also Pacific and Indian Ocean islands)

2) Late Paleozoic carbonate petroleum systems and opportunities for exploration

3) Diagenesis and porosity evolution, using image analysis tools as a key for petrophysics.

4) The use of stable isotope geochemistry including clumped isotopes in understanding deposition, diagenesis and basin evolution.

5) Unconventional Carbonate reservoirs and basin analysis.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles25
  • Laya, J. C., Albader, A., Kaczmarek, S., Pope, M., Harris, P. M., & Miller, B. (2021). Dissolution of ooids in seawater‐derived fluids – an example from Lower Permian re‐sedimented carbonates, West Texas, USA. Sedimentology. 68(6), 2671-2706.
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  • Valencia, F. L., Buatois, L. A., Laya, J. C., Mángano, M. G., Valencia, G. L., & Pope, M. C. (2021). Depositional environments and controls on the stratigraphic architecture of the Cenomanian Buda Limestone in west Texas, U.S.A. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 133, 105275-105275.
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  • Laya, J. C., Teoh, C. P., Whitaker, F., Manche, C., Kaczmarek, S., Tucker, M., Gabellone, T., & Hasiuk, F. (2021). Dolomitization of a Miocene-Pliocene progradational carbonate platform by mesohaline brines: Re-examination of the reflux model on Bonaire Island. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 126, 104895-104895.
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  • Laya, J. C., & Tucker, M. E. (2015). Petroleum Potential of Permian Carbonates in Northern South America. Bartolini, C. (Eds.), Memoir 108: Petroleum Geology and Potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin. 471-498.
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chaired theses and dissertations
First Name
Juan Carlos
Last Name
Laya Pereira
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Geology; 3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115