Donald A. Goddard

Donald A. Goddard

Associate Professor (Retired)

Center for Energy Studies

Louisiana State University

1081 Energy, Coast and Environment Bldg.

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-4538 / Fax: 225-578-4541


Donald A. Goddard, who retired from LSU in July 2009, was an associate professor at the Center for Energy Studies. He served first as coordinator and later as director of the Central Gulf Region Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). In this capacity, with the help of Louisiana's Producer Advisory Board (PAG), Professor Goddard was responsible for identifying and transferring upstream technologies to Louisiana independent producers. His petroleum research activities included integrated field studies of mature producing areas and regional production of Gulf Coast sedimentary basins.

As assistant professor-research at LSU's Basin Research Institute (1991-1996), his research involved the characterization of Tertiary age reservoirs in Central Louisiana, and he participated in projects in basin analysis of the Gulf Coast Region. Professor Goddard began his career in 1965 with Gulf Oil Co. (Mene Grande) in Eastern Venezuela, and has more than twenty-five years of petroleum industry experience, both in exploration geophysics and production geology.

He has a B.S. degree in geology from Florida State University, M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in marine geology and geophysics from the University of London (UCL), and a geological engineering degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Baton Rouge Geological Society, and the Venezuelan Geological Society.