Exploration Consultant

Oil and Gas Exploration Consulting and Training

Larry Meckel is an exploration geologist with over 50 years of domestic and international experience. His main activities are:

Specializing in training courses

  • Unconventional Tight Petroleum Systems:
    Oil and Gas
  • Reservoir Systems


Larry began his career with Shell Oil and Development Companies as an exploration geologist and manager. He co-founded a Houston consulting company – Sneider and Meckel Associates, Inc. in 1974, and now has his own exploration consulting company in Denver. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines where he teaches “Unconventional Petroleum Systems””

Larry’s main focus currently is offering a number of exploration courses for the oil and gas industry. He has taught in-house courses for over 40 domestic and international companies. He has also been a lecturer in a number of AAPG, SEG, CSEG and University of Houston exploration schools. His extensive subsurface experience allows him to put the course material into a useful hands-on context. A common comment on these courses from participants is “practical and hard-hitting.”

In 2011, the AAPG awarded Larry the Grover E. Murray Distinguished Educator Award for his outstanding contributions to geological education.

Larry Meckel
Exploration Consultant

L. D. Meckel and Company
1120 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

Adjunct Professor
Geology and Geological Engineering Department
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401