Exploration Consultant

Oil and Gas Exploration Consulting and Training

Larry Meckel is an exploration geologist with over 40 years of domestic and international experience. His activities include:

Exploration Training Courses


Basin and Play Evaluations

Specializing in courses on Unconventional Tight Oil and Unconventional Tight Gas

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” and “Seismic Signatures of Reservoir 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, 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 Training
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