Sam Carmalt

PhD student

rue des Maraîchers 13, office 308

1205 Geneva, Switzerland

+41 22 379 31 64 (office); +41 79 232 25 53 (mobile)


Very rich source layer in the Marcellus

Typical Marcellus shale outcrop

My Research

I am investigating the details of the organic-rich Marcellus shale as it comes up against the Appalachian orogen.


Research Interests

  • hydrocarbon maturation and destruction
  • Appalachian geology
  • Energy economics



Carmalt, S. W., 2017, The Economics of Oil : A Primer Including Geology, Energy, Economics, Politics: New York, Springer International Publishing AG, Springer briefs in Energy, 105 p.

Carmalt, S. W., and A. Moscariello, 2017, What is a Giant Field?, in R. K. Merrill and C. A. Sternbach, eds.,Giant fields of the decade 2000-2010: Tulsa Okla, AAPG, AAPG Memoir 113, p. 9–14.

Carmalt, S.W., and St. John, B., 1986, Giant Oil and Gas Fields, in Future Petroleum Provinces of the World, AAPG Memoir 40, AAPG, Tulsa, OK, USA, pp. 11–53.

Carmalt, S. W., 1984, Abstract: Giant Fields: Present and Future Petroleum Resources: AAPG Bulletin, v. 68, no. 9, p. 1200.

Carmalt, S. W., and K. L. Russell, 1979, Abstract: Geologic Distribution of Oil: AAPG Bulletin, v. 63, no. 3, p. 428.

Armstrong, R.L., Barton, J.M., Besancon, J.R., Brookins, D.G., Carmalt, S.W., and Crowley, W.P., 1970, Contributions to Geochronology in Connecticut: Report of investigations, Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey, Connecticut, 28 p.

Carmalt, S. W., and G. C. Tibbitts Jr., 1969, Water levels and artesian pressures in the Chad Basin of northeastern Nigeria, 1963-68, Report 72–61: Reston, VA, US Geological Survey, Open-File Report, 73 p.


Undeveloped area within the Marcellus gas play