Nina T. Harun

Nina T. Harun

Database development, GIS, sandstone petrography, and coal

  • Position:

    Geologist, Energy Resources
  • Address:

    3354 College Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
  • Phone:

    (907)451-3191
  • Fax:

    (907)451-5050
  • Email:

    nina.harun@alaska.gov

Education and/or Training

University of Alaska, Fairbanks (GIS, GIS Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray Spectrometry)
University of Texas at Austin
M.S. 1988, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Geology)
B.S. 1984, Beloit College, Beloit WI (Geology)

Projects and/or Research Interests

I am tasked with generating and implementing the DGGS energy database and with furthering the use of GIS in the section. I facilitate the transfer of energy section mapping data into ArcGIS, and the USGS GEMS standards. I also contribute to the DGGS coal program through generating data and reports of Alaskan coal for inclusion in the National Coal Resources Database System (NCRDS).

My background is in sedimentology and clastic petrology. I am particularly interested in depositional systems, sandstone diagenesis and provenance and their use in predicting reservoir quality. I have experience in evaluation, generation, and development of oil and gas prospects using 3-D and 2-D seismic data and well log data. I am experienced in sandstone petrography using microscope, scanning electron microscope, stable isotopic, microprobe and X-ray fluorescence analyses. At DGGS, I also helped generate the Geothermal Sites of Alaska map in ArcGIS.

Professional Experience

2013-present, Geologist, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
1996-2000, Exploration Geologist and Development Geologist, UNOCAL CORP, Houston, TX and Lafayette, LA

Selected Publications

  • Herriott, T.M., Wartes, M.A., Decker, P.L., and Harun, N.T., 2016, Preliminary stratigraphic architecture of the Middle Jurassic Paveloff Siltstone Member, Chinitna Formation, Tuxedni Bay area, Cook Inlet, Alaska, in Herriott, T.M., ed., Petroleum-related geologic studies in lower Cook Inlet during 2015, Iniskin-Tuxedni region, south-central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2016-1-5, p. 39-44. http://doi.org/10.14509/29539
  • Wartes, M.A., Gillis, R.J., and Harun, N.T., 2016, Revised mapping of the Upper Jurassic Naknek Formation in a footwall syncline associated with the Bruin Bay fault system, Chinitna Bay region, western Cook Inlet, Alaska, in Herriott, T.M., ed., Petroleum-related geologic studies in lower Cook Inlet during 2015, Iniskin-Tuxedni region, south-central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2016-1-8, p. 59-66. http://doi.org/10.14509/29542
  • Harun, N.T., LePain, D.L., Tsigonis, R.M., Helmold, K.P., and Stanley, R.G., 2015, Reconnaissance coal study in the Susitna basin, 2014, in Gillis, R.J., ed., Overview of 2014 energy-focused studies in Susitna basin, south-central Alaska, and preliminary results: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2015-3-4, p. 19-24. http://doi.org/10.14509/29468
  • LePain, D.L., Stanley, R.G., Harun, N.T., Helmold, K.P., and Tsigonis, R.M., 2015, Reconnaissance stratigraphic studies in the Susitna basin, Alaska, during the 2014 field season, in Gillis, R.J., ed., Overview of 2014 energy-focused studies in Susitna basin, south-central Alaska, and preliminary results: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2015-3-2, p. 5-10. http://doi.org/10.14509/29466
  • Harun, Nina, 1994, Depositional environments of the lower Triassic Ivishak Formation in the northeastern Brooks Range, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks, M.S. thesis, 181 p., illust. (some color), maps.
  • Harun, N.T., 1988, Shelf to shallow marine eeposition of the Ivishak Formation, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, northeastern Alaska [abs.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Bulletin v. 72, no. 2, p. 195.
  • Harun, Nina, 1986, Eighteen measured sections of the lower Triassic Ivishak Formation in the Sadlerochit Mountains, northeastern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 86-86J, 16 p., 4 sheets, scale 1 centimeter = 2 meters. http://doi.org/10.14509/1285

Selected Presentations

  • Clough, J.G., Harun, N.T., Hughes, C.A., Weakland, J.R., and Cameron, C.E., 2013, Alaska geothermal sites map and database: Bringing together legacy and new geothermal data for research, exploration and development: American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, California, 9-13 December.
  • Harun, N.T., 2001, Porosity development in a detrital chert reservoir: Diagenesis and provenance of the Sadlerochit Reservoir (Lower Triassic Ivishak Sandstone), Prudhoe Bay, Alaska [abs.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
  • Harun, N.T., 1996, Siderite in the Ivishak sandstone, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: Is it an indicator of an early burial environment? [abs.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
  • Harun, N.T., 1995, Diagenesis and provenance of the lower Triassic Ivishak sandstone, implications for porosity development in chert arenites [abs.]: Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Lagoe, M.B., Mann, Paul, and Harun, N.T., 1995, Effects of subduction of the Hawaii-Emperor seamount chain on the Kamchatka convergent margin, 2: Structural and stratigraphic effects on the forearc basin [abs.]: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
  • Harun, N.T., and McBride, E.F., 1994, Detrital chert in the Ivishak sandstone, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: Provenance and origin of microporosity [abs.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
  • Harun, N.T., 1992, Microporous chert: A case study of the Ivishak Formation, Prudhoe Bay: Implications for porosity development and provenance [abs.]: International Arctic Margins Conference, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Harun, N.T., 1987, Shallow marine eeposition of the Ivishak Formation, Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains, northeastern Alaska [abs.]: Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting, Hilo, Hawaii.