Oil and Gas Exploration Training Consultant

In House Training To The Petroleum Industry

Larry Meckel is an exploration geologist with over 50 years of domestic and international experience. 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 retired in 2016 from the Colorado School of Mines where he taught “Unconventional Petroleum Systems” at the graduate level.

Combining Both Hands-On & Teaching Experience

  • Larry 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.

AAPG Awards


  • Grover E. Murray Distinguished Educator Award for his outstanding contributions to geological education.


  • Honorary Member Award, AAPG



“Practical and Hard-Hitting”

A common comment on Larry's training courses from participants

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