Rob Tonnsen

 Adjunct Professor


Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Geology/Economics, 2000

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

  • Master of Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, 2006

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, 2014


  •  “Simulation of Deep Coalbed Methane Permeability and Production Assuming Variable Pore Volume Compressibility.” SPE Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, May 2011. pp 23-31.
  •  “A Conventional Look at an Unconventional Reservoir: Coalbed Methane Production Potential in Deep Environments.” Search and Discovery Article #80122, Nov 22, 2010.
  •  “Application of the Efficient Frontier Concept to Resource Play Budget Evaluation and Portfolio Optimization.” SPE ATCE, Sept. 21-24, 2008.
  •  “Glaucophane-bearing Marbles on Syros, Greece”, Journal of Petrology, vol 49, n. 9, pp 1667-1686, 2008.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • West Texas Geological Society
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists