CONSTANTIN CRANGANU

 

City University of New York (Brooklyn College), Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

and

Ph.D. Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of the City University of New York

2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Phone: 718 – 951 – 5000 ext. 2878

Fax: 718 – 951 - 4753

E-mail: Cranganu@brooklyn.cuny.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Geology, University of Oklahoma, 1997 (Thesis: “Heat Flow in Oklahoma).

Ph.D. (ABD), Geophysics, University of Bucharest, 1993 (Thesis: “Geophysical Modeling of the Subsidence of the Transylvanian Basin, Romania).

M.S., Geophysics, University of Bucharest, 1976 (Thesis: “Gravimetric and magnetic modeling of the ophiolite trench of the Metalliferous Mountains, Romania).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2008 – Full Professor, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

I teach Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geostatistics, Petroleum geology, Well Logging, GIS, and Climate Change courses (undergraduate and graduate level), in addition to Core classes.  Advise six Master students and two PhD students.  Research involves carbon dioxide sequestration in depleted oil and gas reservoirs, well log analysis, overpressures in sedimentary basins, natural gas production from gas hydrate deposits, use of artificial intelligence methods in petrophysics, petroleum geosciences, and hydrogeology.

2003 – 2008 : Associate Professor, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

2001 – 2002: Assistant Professor, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

1999 – 2001: Research Scientist, University of Oklahoma.  Investigation of the fluid regime in the upper crust, reservoir modeling, well log analysis, hydrogeologic and overpressure studies.

1998 – 1999: Assistant Director, Institute of Exploration and Development Geosciences, University of Oklahoma.  Supervised the research activities of scientific personnel and graduate students (15 persons); collaborated in several industry-related scientific projects.

1997 – 1998: Research Scientist, Institute for Exploration and Development Geosciences, University of Oklahoma (Director Dr. John Castagna).  Work involved log blocking optimization, statistical distribution of AVO attributes, velocity prediction, well log analysis, characterization of rock/fluid properties, seismic calibration of well log data, estimation of hydrocarbon probability, hypothesis testing, and computer programming (work for a major oil company).

1994 – 1997: Ph.D. student and Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma.  Work involved analysis of regional heat flow and hydrogeology, well log analysis, thermal conductivity measurements in the heat flow lab, construction of geologic maps and cross sections, computer modeling.

1993 – 1994: Fulbright Visiting Scientist, University of Oklahoma.  Computer modeling of the thermal history and hydrocarbon generation in the Transylvanian Basin, Romania.  Work involved present-day heat flow analysis, estimation of paleo-temperatures, paleo-thermal gradients and paleo-heat flow, well log analysis, estimation of oil and gas generation using different models.

1981 – 1993: Lecturer of Geophysics, "Al. I. Cuza" University Iasi, Romania.  Taught five geophysical courses: Well Logging, Geological Interpretation of Geophysical Data, Geophysical Prospecting Methods, Earth Physics, and Marine Geophysics.  Wrote three textbooks on Well Logging and Geophysical Prospecting Methods.  Conducted research on subsidence modeling, gravity, magnetic, and well logging prospecting methods.  Advised 45 MS students.

1976 – 1981: Geotechnical Engineer, Administrative Authority of Vaslui County, Romania.  Conducted geotechnical studies required for building, bridges, and highway foundations.

 

PROJECTS 

Principal investigator (PI) for the following projects:

1. “Resource Appraisal and Technology Development for the Production of Natural Gas (Methane) from Gas Hydrates in the Black Sea”, The NATO Science for Peace Programme; 1997- 2000.

2. “The Outlook for Production of Natural Gas from Gas Hydrate Deposits”, Sarkeys Energy Center Consortium; 1997-2000.

3. “Identifying and Characterizing the Gas Hydrate Deposits in the Western Black Sea, National Research Council (COBASE Program Long-term); 1999-2000.

4. “Assessment of Petroleum Potential and Study of the Regional Heat Flow in the Republic of Macedonia”, Sarkeys Energy Center Consortium; 1997- 1999.

5. “Climate-Induced Decomposition of Gas Hydrates”, Petroleum Research Foundation, 1999-2000.

6. “Removal of Organic Compounds (BTES and/or MTBE) with the Calmon Water Processor System”, Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium, 1999-2001.

7. “A Novel Technology for Producing Natural Gas from Gas Hydrates”, PSC-CUNY Award # 64266-00 33, 2002-2003.

8. Capillary Sealing in the Anadarko Basin ”, PRF Grant no. 39372-AC9, 2003-2006.

9. “Origin and Distribution of Overpressure in the Histria Depression, Black Sea, Romania, PSC-CUNY Award #66292-00 35, 2004 – 2005.

10. “Capillary Sealing as a Cause of Overpressure in the Uinta Basin”, PSC-CUNY Award # 67088-00 36, 2005-2006.

11. “Carbon Dioxide Sealing Capacity: Textural or Compositional Controls?”, DOE, 2010-2014.

12. “Intelligent modeling approaches in petroleum geosciences”, RF-CUNY, 2014.

 

Co-PI for the following projects:

1. “Log Blocking Optimization and Statistical Distribution of AVO Attributes”, Amoco Corp, Tulsa, OK, 1997-1998.

2. “Determination of Carbon Dioxide Reservoir Seal Capacity”, Department of Energy, 1999-2001.

3. “Seismic Appraisal of the Effects of Bioremediation of Whole Gasoline”, Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium, 1999-2000.

4. “Subsurface Fracture Detection and Analysis Using Seismic Techniques in Geothermal Reservoirs”, Department Of Energy; 1999-2000.

5. “Subsurface Fracture Detection and Analysis Using Seismic Techniques in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs”, Petroleum Research Foundation; 1999-2000.

6. “The Chiren Reservoir Underground Storage in Bulgaria”, US Trade Development Agency, 1998-2001.

7. “Study of Gas Hydrate Deposits in the Black Sea (Romanian Sector) Using Seismic Techniques”, National Research Council (COBASE Program Short term), 1999.

 

US PATENT (pending):

Method for Producing Natural Gas from Gas Hydrates

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

·       Fulbright Fellowship 1993 - 1998.

·      2nd Prize, Poster Session Contest, "Geoscience Days", University of Oklahoma, 1994.

·       PSC Research Incentive Award, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2002.

·       Tow Faculty Travel Fellowships, 2002,2005, 2013, 2014.

·       Climate Change –Torn between Myth and Fact, course approved by the Honors Academy at Brooklyn College and taught during Spring 2004 semester.

·       The City University of New York Certificate of Recognition on the occasion of the “Salute to Scholars’ and in honor of outstanding scholarly achievements and contributions to the creation and transmittal of knowledge, December 9, 2003 and December 8, 2010.

Honorary Professor of “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania, 2009.

Award nomination: On September 14, 2011 Prof. Cranganu was nominated for ENI Award 2012 for his work involving use of artificial intelligence as exposed in a paper he published (with Elena Bautu, Ovidius University, Romania) in 2010 “Using Gene Expression Programming to estimate sonic log distributions based on the natural gamma ray and deep resistivity logs: A case study from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma”. ENI Award is one of the most important prizes given every year to an outstanding contribution to energy research. It carries a value of €200,000. This nomination is the first ever for a Brooklyn College faculty.

International Expert: Between June 15 – September 8, 2011, Prof. Cranganu was invited by the Government of Romania on behalf of the European Union Social Fund to work as an international expert in the Romanian Research Assessment Exercise (RRAE). He was part of an international team that evaluated 47 faculties of geology and geography from Romania.

International Expert, 2012: The Romanian Government through the National Research Council (NRC) has invited Prof. Constantin Cranganu to serve as an external referee (reviewer) for some of the proposals received by the NRC.

COURSES TAUGHT:

At “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania, 1981 – 1993:

 

Well Logging, two semesters long, published two textbooks

Geophysical Prospecting Methods, two semesters long, published one textbook

Geological Interpretation of Geophysical Methods

Earth’s Physics

Marine geophysics

 

At The City University of New York (Brooklyn College and Graduate Center)

General Geophysics (undergrad, partly GIS-based)

Hydrogeology of Water Resources (undergrad, 100% GIS-based)

Climate Change –Torn between Myth and Fact, Honors Academy at Brooklyn College and Upper Tier Core (undergrad)

Introduction to GIS (undergrad)

Geostatistics (Undergrad)

Hydrogeology (grad)

Introduction to Geophysics (grad)

Map Interpretation (Advanced GIS) (grad)

Petroleum Geology (grad)

Quantitative Treatment of Geological Data –Geostatistics (grad)

 

 

Ph.D. students:

Dileep Tiwary: “The origin and distribution of overpressure in the Uinta Basin”

Sadiqua Azad: “Determination of carbon dioxide reservoir sealing capacity”

Natalia Zakharova: “Carbon dioxide sequestration in depleted oil and gas reservoirs: determination of cap rock sealing capacity”

Hamidreza Soleymany: "Seismic and well logging study of unconventional gas reservoirs"

 

MA students:

Maria A. Villa: “Petrophysical characterization of reservoir and seal formations of the Anadarko Basin, based on mercury intrusion porosimetry measurements” (Graduated 2005)

Dean Walcott: “The capillary sealing overpressure mechanism in the Anadarko Basin” (graduated 2008)

Madisen N. Nnaoji: “Gas capillary seals in the Anadarko Basin” (Graduated 2007)

Dennis Atkins: “Characterization and Conceptual Model for Ground Water Flow in Fractured Bedrock in the Bronx Park, Bronx, New York”

Michael Ramsaroop: “Overpressure mechanisms in the Uinta Basin”

Jason Pena: “Origin and distribution of overpressure within the Fruitland Formation of the San Juan Basin” (Graduated in 2004)

Sesan Alalade: "Petrophysical characterization of the Keyes Field, Oklahoma Panhandle"

Charrene Cabaroy: “Overpressure mechanisms in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico and Colorado”

Heghnar Skayan: “Estimating gas reserves in granite Wash formation, Anadarko Basin, OK”

Jake Marlow: "Capillary Sealing: A Potential Cause of Overpressure in the Fruitland Formation of the San Juan Basin"

BS Student:

Kieva Watson: “The effects of the petrophysical properties of calcareous mudstones and limestones on capillary pressure values” (Graduated in 2011)

 

Selected Publications

A. BOOKS

Cranganu, C., 2014, Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing - Between Myth and Reality, Integral Publishing House, ISBN 978-973-8209-22-0, 287 p. (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 2013, Natural Gas and Petroleum: Production Strategies, Environmental Implications and Future Challenges (Editor), Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62808-535-8, 211 p.

Aja, S. U., and C. Cranganu, 2013, Exploring the Earth System, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., ISBN: 978-1-4652-0696-1, 263 pp.

Cranganu, C., 2012, Heat flow in Oklahoma and the south central United States, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8484-2458-0, 196 pp.

Cranganu, C., 1997, Heat Flow in Oklahoma, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses; Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Oklahoma, 1997; Publication Number: AAI9810311; ISBN: 9780591611250; Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 58-09, Section: B, page: 4676; 164 p.

Cranganu, C., 1997, Heat Flow in Oklahoma, UMI, Ann Arbor, 164 p.

Cranganu, C., 1992, Well Logging, Part II, "Al. I. Cuza" University Press, 151 p. (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1988, Well Logging, Part I, "Al. I. Cuza" University Press, 162p. (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1987, Geophysical Prospecting Methods, part I, "Al. I. Cuza" University Press, 286 p. (in Romanian).

 

B. BOOK CHAPTERS, JOURNAL ARTICLES, AND EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

K. Watson and C. Cranganu, 2014, The Effects of the Petrophysical Properties of Calcareous Mudstones and Limestones on Capillary Pressure Values, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #41453, 14 p. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/41453watson/ndx_watson.pdf

Cranganu, C., H. Soleymani, S. Azad, and K. Watson, 2014, Carbon Dioxide Sealing Capacity: Textural or Compositional Controls?, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #41474, 35 p. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2014/41474craganu/ndx_cranganu.pdf.html

Cranganu, C., 2014, A Short History of Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum Industry Review, May 2014, p. 58-66, http://issuu.com/petroleumreview/docs/petroleum_review-may2014-en?Name=Value

Cranganu, C., 2014, Hydraulic fracturing – Torn Between Myth and Fact, Oil & Gas Monitor, January 24, 2014, http://www.oilgasmonitor.com/hydraulic-fracturing-torn-myth-fact/6563/

Bahrpeyma, F., B. Golchin, and C. Cranganu, 2013, Fast fuzzy modeling method to estimate missing logs in hydrocarbon reservoirs, J. Pet. Sci. and Eng., v. 112, p. 310 – 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2013.11.019

Cranganu, C., E. Bautu, and M. Breaban, 2013, Intelligent Approaches in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry, in C. Cranganu (ed.), Natural Gas and Petroleum: Production Strategies, Environmental Implications and Future Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62808-535-8, p. 13 -70.

Cranganu, C., and M. A. Villa, 2013, Reservoir and Non-Reservoir Rocks from the Anadarko basin: A Petrophysical Outline, in C. Cranganu (ed.), Natural Gas and Petroleum: Production Strategies, Environmental Implications and Future Challenges (Editor), Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62808-535-8, p. 71 – 100.

Cranganu, C., 2013, Using gamma ray logs in soft computing, in I. Bikkit (ed), Gamma Rays: Technology, Applications and Health Implications, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62257-697-5, p. 75-100.

Cranganu, C., and Breaban, M., 2013, Using support vector regression to estimate sonic log distributions: A case study from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, J. Pet. Sci. and Eng., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2013.02.011   

Basem K. Moh’d, and C. Cranganu, 2012, Amount of Water Absorption as Controlled by Carbonate Unimodal and Bimodal Pore Structure: a Simple New Tool to Predict Petrophysical Properties, Electronic Journal of Geological Engineering, vol. 17, p. 2,485 – 2,507

Cranganu, C., 2010, Teaching Climate Change – What Science Needs to Tell Us, in Gh. Iacob, I. Manolescu, C. Clipa, and A. Andries (eds)  Innovation and development in the Doctoral Programs for Adapting the Scientific Research to the Knowledge Society Needs,  PIM, Iasi, ISBN 606-13-0146-4, 79-85.

Cranganu, C., 2010, Teaching the Scientific method – How to Tell Science from Bunk, in Gh. Iacob, I. Manolescu, C. Clipa, and A. Andries (eds)  Innovation and development in the Doctoral Programs for Adapting the Scientific Research to the Knowledge Society Needs,  PIM, Iasi, ISBN 606-13-0146-4, 86 - 91.

Cranganu, C., and Saramet, M., 2011, Hydrocarbon Generation and Accumulation in the Histria Basin of the Western Black Sea, in Amy L. Ryann and Nathan J. Perkins (eds), The Black Sea: Dynamics, Ecology and Conservation, Nova Publishers, ISBN 978-1-61122-855-7, p. 243-263.

Cranganu, C. 2010, Comment – On maintaining high fluid pressures in older sedimentary basins: a new hypothesis or déjà vu?, Geofluids, 10, 447 – 449, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2010.00288.x

Cranganu, C., and E. Bautu, 2010, Using gene expression programming to estimate sonic log distributions based on the natural gamma ray and deep resistivity logs: A case study from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 70, p. 243 – 255.

Cranganu, C., 2010, Teaching Climate Change – What Science Needs to Tell Us, in Gh. Iacob, I. Manolescu, C. Clipa, and A. Andries (eds)  Innovation and development in the Doctoral Programs for Adapting the Scientific Research to the Knowledge Society Needs,  PIM, Iasi, ISBN 606-13-0146-4, p. 79-85.

Cranganu, C., 2010, Teaching the Scientific method – How to Tell Science from Bunk, in Gh. Iacob, I. Manolescu, C. Clipa, and A. Andries (eds)  Innovation and development in the Doctoral Programs for Adapting the Scientific Research to the Knowledge Society Needs,  PIM, Iasi, ISBN 606-13-0146-4, p. 86 - 91.

Cranganu, C., 2009, In-situ stimulation of gas hydrates, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2008.12.028.

Saramet, M., Gh. Gavrilescu, and C. Cranganu, 2008, Quantitative estimation of expelled fluids from Oligocene rocks, Histria Basin, Western Black Sea, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 25, p. 544 – 552.

Cranganu, C., and M. Stewart, 2007, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resources, in D. Leveson and W. Powel (eds), Geology: The Science of Our World, Laboratory manual (2nd ed.), Brooklyn College, p. 153 – 165.

Cranganu, C., 2007a, Will New York Be a Baked Apple? Using Data Sets to explore Global Warming, in D. Leveson and W. Powel (eds), Geology: The Science of Our World, Laboratory manual (2nd ed), Brooklyn College, p. 167 – 181.

Cranganu, C. and M. A. Villa, 2007, Petrophysical Characteristics and Facies Distribution of Reservoir and Non-reservoir Rocks from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma http://aapg.confex.com/aapg/2007am/techprogram/A109815.htm

Cranganu, C., 2007b, Using artificial neural networks to predict the presence of overpressured zones in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Pure and Applied Geophysics, v. 164, p. 2067 – 2081.

Cranganu, C., 2006a, Artificial Neural Networks and Overpressure Prediction in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 66, no. 2, p. 59 – 72.

Cranganu, C., and M. A. Villa, 2006, Capillary Sealing as an Overpressure Mechanism in the Anadarko Basin, http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/documents/2006/06019Cranganu/index.htm

Cranganu, C., and M. Stewart, 2006, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resources, in D. Leveson and W. Powel (eds), Geology: The Science of Our World, Laboratory manual (1st ed.), Brooklyn College, p. 123 – 132.

Cranganu, C., 2006b, Will New York Be a Baked Apple? Using Data Sets to explore Global Warming, in D. Leveson and W. Powel (eds), Geology: The Science of Our World, Laboratory manual (1st ed), Brooklyn College, p. 133 – 144.

Cranganu, C., 2006c, Artificial Neural Networks and Prediction of Abnormal Fluid Pressures in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, The 3rd International Symposium on Energy, Informatics and Cybernetics, Florida, USA, July 8 - 11, 2007 (invited paper).

Cranganu, C., 2005a, A Method for Producing Natural Gas from Gas Hydrate Deposits, AAPG 2005 Annual Convention, June 19-22, Calgary, Alberta, Canada [CD-ROM], p. 1-6.

Cranganu, C., 2005b, Using artificial neural networks to predict abnormal pressures in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society, vol. 8, suppl. 1, p. 343 - 348.

Cranganu, C., 2005c, Looking for gas layers in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 65, no. 3, p. 72 - 77.

Cranganu, C., and M. A. Villa, 2005, Capillary Sealing as an Overpressure Mechanism in the Anadarko Basin, AAPG 2005 Annual Convention, June 19-22, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, [CD-ROM], p. 1-6.

Cranganu, C., and B. Nitzov, 2005, Harvesting the gas hydrates in the Black Sea: Technology and Economics, Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society, vol. 8, suppl. 1, p. 257 – 262.

Saramet, M., Gh. Gavrilescu, and C. Cranganu, 2005, The Role of Oligocene Formations in Hydrocarbon Generation and Accumulation in the Histria Petroleum System of the Romanian Shelf of the Black Sea, Northeastern Geology & Environmental Sciences ,v. 27, no. 4, p. 295 - 301.

Cranganu, C., 2004, Capillary sealing in the Anadarko Basin, Northeastern Geology & Environmental Sciences, v. 26, nos. 1 & 2, p. 35 - 42.

Saramet, M., Gh. Gavrilescu, and C. Cranganu, 2004, The Role of Oligocene Formations in Hydrocarbon Generation and Accumulation in the Histria Petroleum System of the Romanian Shelf of the Black Sea, AAPG Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas [CD-ROM], paper A86798, p. 1 – 3.

Cranganu, C., and B. Nitzov, 2004, The Outlook for Gas Hydrates in the Western Black Sea: Technology and Economics, AAPG Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas [CD-ROM], paper A86786, p. 1 – 6.

Deming, D., Cranganu, C., and Lee, Y., 2003, Correction to “Self-sealing in sedimentary basins” Journal of Geophysical Research 108(B5), 2280, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002540

Cranganu, C., and Deming, D., 2002, Permeability and Salinity Data from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma Geological Survey Open-File Report OF6-2002, 18p.

Deming, D., Cranganu, C., and Lee, Y., 2002, Self-Sealing in the Sedimentary Basins, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B12), 2329, doi: 10.1029/2001JB000504

Cranganu, C., Lee, Y., and Deming, D., 1998, Heat Flow in Oklahoma and south central United States, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 103, p. 27,107 – 27,121.

 

 C. SHORT ABSTRACTS

Cranganu, C., 2014, Comments on “Insolation-driven 100,000-year glacial cycles and hysteresis of ice-sheet volume” by Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Fuyuki Saito, Kenji Kawamura, Maureen E. Raymo, Jun’icho Okuno, Kunio Takahashi and Heinz Blatter, Nature, 500, August 8, 2013, p. 190-193; Journal of Scientific Exploration, v. 27, no. 4, p. 748-749.

Cranganu, C., and M. Breaban, 2013, Support Vector Regression to Estimate Sonic Log Distributions and Overpressured Zones, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90163©2013AAPG 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19-22, 2013 http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2013/90163ace/abstracts/cr.htm?q=%2BtextStrip%3Acranganu

Cranganu, C, 2011, How to tell science from bunk? – Using the scientific method, GSA Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (20–22 March 2011)
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2011NE/finalprogram/abstract_183898.htm

Cranganu, C., 2011, Teaching climate change: Is there a communication problem?, GSA   Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (20–22 March 2011)
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2011NE/finalprogram/abstract_183891.htm

Cranganu, C., M. A. Villa, and M. Saramet, 2008, The Histria Petroleum System : A Petrophysical Outline, AAPG 2008 Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 20-23, San Antonio, Texas. (http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2008/annual/index.html?q=%2Btext%3Asaramet

Eaton, T., C. Cranganu, and F. Nietsche, 2007, Resistivity profiling and GPR for characterization of urban fill and buried infrastructure, 2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting, http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007AM/top/papers/index.cgi?username=129997&password=455916

Cranganu, C., and M. A. Villa, 2007, Reservoir and non-reservoir rocks from the Anadarko Basin: A petrophysical outline, Northeastern Science Foundation, Troy, New York, p. 15-16.

Cranganu, C., and M. A. Villa, 2007, Petrophysical characteristics and facies distribution of reservoir and non-reservoir rocks from the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, 2007 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 1-4, 2007, Long Beach, California, p. 29. (peer reviewed)

Walcott, D. M., M. Nnaoji, and C. Cranganu, 2007, Capillary sealing mechanism in the Southern Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, USA, 2007 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 1-4, 2007, Long Beach, California, p. 145. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., 2006, Artificial Neural Networks May Help Predicting Abnormal Pressures in the Anadarko Basin, AAPG 2006 Annual Convention, Abstract Volume, p. 22. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., 2005a, A Method for Producing Natural Gas from Gas Hydrate Deposits, AAPG 2005 Annual Convention, Abstract Volume, p. A31. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., 2005b, Geographic Information Systems at Brooklyn College – The Beginning, 40th  Annual Meeting, Northeastern Section, The Geological Society of America, March 14 – 16, 2005, Saratoga Springs, NY, p.57.

Cranganu, C., 2005c, Using artificial neural networks to predict abnormal pressures in the Anadarko Basin, Friedman Geoscience Conference 2005, Northeastern Science Foundation, Troy, NY, September 11-13, 2005, p. 6.

Cranganu, C., and Maria A. Villa, 2005a, Capillary Sealing as an Overpressure Mechanism in the Anadarko Basin, AAPG 2005 Annual Convention, Abstract Volume, p. A31. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., and Maria A. Villa, 2005b, Capillary Sealing and Overpressure Regime in the Anadarko Basin, Eos. Trans. AGU, 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract NS41B-13. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., and Maria A. Villa, 2005c, Capillary Sealing as an Overpressure Mechanism in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma Geology Notes, v.65, no. 3,p. 84. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., and Nitzov, B., 2004, The Outlook for Gas Hydrates in the Western Black Sea: Technology and Economics, AAPG 2004 Annual Convention, Abstracts Volume, p. A28. (peer reviewed)

Saramet, M., Gavrilescu, Gh, and Cranganu, C, 2004, The role of Oligocene Formations in Hydrocarbon Generation and Accumulation in the Histria Petroleum System of the Romanian Shelf of the Black Sea”, AAPG 2004 Annual Convention, Abstracts Volume, p.A123. (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., 2003, Capillary sealing in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Silver Jubilee Anniversary Symposium, Northeastern Science Foundation, Troy, NY, p.15.

Cranganu, C., and Deming, D., 2000, Self-Sealing in Sedimentary Basins, EOS, vol. 81, no. 48, p. F1155-F1156. (peer reviewed)

Castagna, J. P., O’Meara, D., Ucan. S., Cranganu, C., and Batzle, M. M., 1999, Rock Physics Basis for Seismic Time-Lapse Monitoring, invited keynote presentation, 1999 SEG Development and Production Forum, Kananaskis, Canada. Selected by the organizers as one of the 7 best papers and presented again at 1999 SEG Annual Convention Workshop reviewing highlights of the D&P forum (peer reviewed)

Cranganu, C., and Downey, M., 1998, The outlook for production of methane from Black Sea gas hydrates deposits, 3rd International conference on the petroleum geology and hydrocarbon potential of the Black and Caspian Seas area, Supplement to GEO-ECO-MARINA, vol. 3, p.118 - 119. (peer reviewed)

 

D. BOOK REVIEWS

Cranganu, C., 2014, The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science by Tim Ball.
Mount Vernon, WA: Stairway Press, 2014. 298 pp. $22.95 (paperback). ISBN 978-0988877740: Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 518–524.

Cranganu, C., 2013, Approaching Crisis of Global Cooling and the Limits to Growth—Global Warming Is Not Our Future by Shigenori Maruyama, Xlibris, 2012, 156 pp. $19.99 (paperback). ISBN 978-1477128589: Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 576–579

Cranganu, C., 2012, Communicating Rocks—Writing, Speaking, and Thinking About Geology by Peter Copeland. Pearson, 2012. 176 pp., ISBN 9780321689672: Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 212 - 215.

Cranganu, C., 2011, Nonsense on stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk by M. Pigliucci, The University of Chicago Press, 2010,  336 pp., ISBN 9780226667867 : Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 393–398.

Cranganu, C., 1991, Unser Planet Erde Ursprung und Dynamik by K. Strobach: Rev. Roum. Géol., Géogr., Géophys. - Géophysique, t. 35, p. 120 - 121.

Cranganu, C., 1991, Subsidence et géodynamique du Bassin d'Aquitaine by M. - F. Brunet: Rev. Roum. Géol., Géogr., Géophys. - Géophysique, t. 35, p. 103 - 104.
           
Cranganu, C., 1988, Geothermics with applications to Romanian territory by S. Airinei: Ann. Sc. Univ. "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, t. XXXIV, s. IIb, p. 96 (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1988, Seismology of industrial blasts by D. Enescu and B. Almasan: Ann. Sc. Univ. "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, t. XXXIV, s. IIb, p. 96 - 97 (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1988, Elementary treatise of Earth's physics by A. Motiu: Ann. Sc. Univ. "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, t. XXXIV, s. IIb, p. 98 (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1988, Fundamentals of the geologic interpretation of geophysical data by R. Botezatu: Ann. Sc. Univ. "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, t. XXXIV, s. IIb, p. 98 (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1987, Mathematics for seismic data processing and interpretation: by A. R. Camina and G. J. Janacek: St. Cerc. Geol., Geogr., Geofiz., - Geofizica, t. 25, p. 99.

Cranganu, C., 1987, Earthquakes: Observation, theory and interpretation by H. Kanamory and E. Boschi (eds.): Rev. Roum. Géol., Géogr., Géophys. - Géophysique, t. 32, p. 121 - 123.

Cranganu, C., 1987, An introduction to seismic interpretation by R. E. Sheriff: Ann. Sc. Univ. "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, t. XXXIII, s. IIb, p. 98 - 99 (in Romanian).

Cranganu, C., 1987, Angewandte Geophysik, band I und II, by H. Militzer and F. Weber (eds.): Ann. Sc. Univ. "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, t. XXXIII, s. IIb, p. 97.

 

E. WORKSHOP CONTRIBUTIONS

Cranganu, C, 2010a, Teaching Climate Change - What Science Needs to Tell You, The International Conference Innovation and Development in the Doctoral Programs for Adapting the Scientific Research to the Knowledge Society Needs, Iaşi, October 22nd - 23rd, 2010

Cranganu, C., 2010b, Teaching the Scientific Method - How to Tell Science from Bunk, The International Conference Innovation and Development in the Doctoral Programs for Adapting the Scientific Research to the Knowledge Society Needs, Iaşi, October 22nd - 23rd, 2010

Cranganu, C., 2007a, Exploring Earthquake Hazards with GIS, “Teaching Geophysics in the 21st Century” Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY.

http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geophysics/activities/19203.html

Cranganu, C., 2007b, Looking for Gas Layers in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, “Teaching Geophysics in the 21st Century” Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY.

http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geophysics/activities/19204.html

Lawrence Buja, O. Wilhelmi, D. Smith, C. Cranganu, and J. Boehnert, 2007, Decision Making Using GIS Climate Change Simulation Data, AccessData Workshop, Marlborough, MA

http://serc.carleton.edu/dev/usingdata/datasheets/GISclimate.html

Cranganu, C., 2005, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resources, “Teaching Hydrogeology in the 21st Century” workshop

(http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/hydrogeo/activities/9926.html).

 

F. INVITED TALKS

Romania Gas Conference: “Hydraulic fracturing – resources, regulations, and polices in Romania and worldwide”, October 29, 2014, http://romaniagasconference2014.blackseaevents.com/images/Rgc_2014/Presentations/Constantin%20Cranganu-CITY%20UNIVERSITY%20OF%20NEW%20YORK.pdf

Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania: “Teaching climate change – What science needs to tell you”, January 11, 2011

Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania: “Teaching climate change – What science needs to tell you”, December 6, 2010

“Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania: “1993-2010: An American Experience”, October 18, 2010.

East Stroudsburg University:  “Application of GIS to Water Resources Management”, November 12, 2008.

Baylor University: “Capillary Sealing in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma and Soft Computing”, March 6, 2008.

Brooklyn College: “A Potential Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Reservoir: The Keyes Field, Oklahoma Panhandle”, November 13, 2007.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette: “Capillary Sealing in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma and Soft Computing”, January 22, 2007.

Saint Louis University: “Capillary Sealing in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma”, March 21, 2006.

University of Missouri – Rolla: “Capillary Sealing in the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma and Soft Computing”, May 4, 2006.

CUNY: “Novel Technology for Producing Natural Gas from Gas Hydrates”, Energy and Environmental Sustainability: Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, CUNY Sustainability Conference, December 8, 2006 (poster presentation).