Jay Gunderson

Jay Gunderson

Phone: (406) 496-4598
Email: jgunderson@mtech.edu

101 Grand Avenue
Butte, MT 59101

  • Biographical Information
  • Outreach & Presentations
  • Publications


1989—M.S., Geology, University of Montana
1984—B.S., Geology, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Biography & Research Interests

Jay is engaged in research projects that support the development and utilization of Montana's energy resources. His primary research is focused on petroleum and coal geology, but it also includes geothermal and nuclear energy sources. Jay is leading an MBMG effort in subsurface mapping to develop a 3D geologic framework for central and eastern Montana. Other interests include petrophysics and paleontology.

Date Citation
1/25/2019 Gunderson, J., and Wheaton, J., 2019, Groundwater Using Our Sand-Tank Model and Various Hand Samples: Presented at the Bitterroot School Family Science Night, Billings, Montana, January 25, 2019.
3/9/2018 Gunderson, J., 2018, Petroleum Geology: Presented to a Geology Class at Billings West High School, Billings, Montana, March 9, 2018.
3/7/2018 Gunderson, J., 2018, Coal Geology: Presented to a Geology Class at Billings West High School, Billings, Montana, March 7, 2018.
2/24/2018 Gunderson, J., 2018, Geology and Montana's Energy Resources: Presented at the Boy Scout Merit Badge University, MSU, Billings, Montana, February 24, 2018.
2/26/2016 Gunderson, J.A., 2016, SPE Talk at Montana Tech, Butte, Montana, February 26, 2016.
2/11/2016 Gunderson, J.A., 2016, Starfish in the Sundance Sea: Jurassic Asteroidea Fossils from South Montana: Presented at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Mineral Museum, Butte, Montana, February 11, 2016.
1/11/2016 Gunderson, J.A., 2016, Geology Class at West High, January 11-12, 2016.
9/1/2015 Gunderson, J.A., 2015, Wireline Logs and Geology for Petroleum Geology: Presented at the Rocky Mountain College, September 2015.
5/1/2015 Gunderson, J.A., 2015, Geology & Mining: Presented at the Beartooth Prospectors Meeting, May 2015.
1/1/2014 Gunderson, J.A., 2014, Wireline Logs and Geology for Petroleum Geology: Presented at the Rocky Mountain College, January 2014.
10/1/2013 Gunderson, J.A., 2013, Montana Energy Resources Course: Presented at Montana State, Bozeman, Montana, October 2013.
4/1/2013 Gunderson, J.A., 2013, Overview Oil, Gas, Coal Potential in and Around Red Lodge: Presented to Beartooth Front Community Association, Red Lodge, Montana, April 2013.
4/1/2013 Gunderson, J.A., 2013, Wireline Logs and Geology for Petroleum Geology: Presented at the Rocky Mountain College, April 2013.
12/4/2012 Gunderson, J.A., 2012, Energy Resources and Development Potential of North-Central Montana: Presented at the MSU Northern Energy Workshop, Havre, Montana, December 4, 2012.
7/31/2012 Gunderson, J.A., 2012, Unconventional Oil and Gas - Bakken and Other Tight Plays in Montana: Ground Water Working Group Meeting, MBMG and Montana Watershed Coordination Council, Butte, Montana, July 31, 2012.
5/14/2012 Gunderson, J.A., 2012, A “Shale Play” in Central MT: A look at the Geology and Development Potential of the Heath Formation: Presented at Oil and Gas Forum, Lewistown, Montana, May 14, 2012.
3/22/2012 Gunderson, J.A., 2012, The Bakken Revolution: How Unique Geology and Innovative Engineering Combined to Create an Oil Giant: Presented at Montana Tech, Butte, Montana, March 22, 2012.
Year Citation
2020 Gunderson, Jay A., 2020, Digital structure map of the Eagle Formation, central and eastern Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Digital Publication 3, Montana, September 1, 2020.
2014 Gunderson, J.A., 2014, Billings Clinic Science Fair: Montana Geological Society Newsletter, MGS v. 58, no. 7, p. 8-9.
2012 Haacke, Jon E., Scott, David C., Osmonson, Lee M., Luppens, James A., Pierce, Paul E., and Gunderson, Jay A., 2012, Assessment of Coal Geology, Resources, and Reserves in the Montana Powder River Basin: DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
2006 Gray, F. D., Anderson, P. F., and Gunderson, J.A., June 01, 2006, Prediction of Shale Plugs Between Wells in Heavy Oil Sands using Seismic Attributes: Natural Resources Research, 15, 2, p. 103-109.
2005 Pelletier, H., and Gunderson, J., 2005, Application of Rock Physics to an Exploration Play: A Carbonate Case Study from the Brazeau River 3D: The Leading Edge, p. 24.
1991 Gunderson, J. A., and Sheriff, S.D., January 10, 1991, A New Late Cretaceous Paleomagnetic Pole from the Adel Mountains, West Central Montana: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 96, p. 317-326.
1989 Gunderson, J. A., 1989, Paleomagnetism of the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene Adel Mountain Volcanics, West-Central Montana: Graduate Thesis, The University of Montana.