Andrew K. Finley



University of Wyoming
M.Sc. Degree, Geology, 1992


University of Illinois

B.S. Degree, Geology, 1990





Goolsby, Finley & Associates, LLC.

Geologist, 1999-Present

Responsible for expert geologic testimony, property evaluation, prospect generation and geologic studies in the Rocky Mountain region and well site geology/supervision for coal bed methane, horizontal/multi-lateral and vertical wells.


Independent Consulting Geologist

Consulting Geologist, 1994-1999

Responsible for well site geology/supervision for coal bed methane, horizontal/multi-lateral and vertical wells, property evaluation, prospect generation and geologic studies in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Colorado.


Conoco, Inc.

Geologist, 1991-1994

Responsible for exploration and development geology including purchase and evaluation of 2-D and 3-D seismic, identification and evaluation of geologic leads, regional and local geologic studies and well site supervision.


University of Wyoming

Teaching Assistant, 1991

Sedimentary Petrology.


Exxon Co., USA

Summer Geologist, 1990

Responsible for the evaluation of Exxon’s Deep Belmont Lease (Wilmington Anticline), LA Basin.


Illinois State Geological Survey

Geologist, 1989-1990

Responsible for the evaluation of enhanced oil recovery projects and technical data acquisition for use in EOR projects and coal reserves studies in the Illinois Basin.


University of Illinois

Teaching Assistant, 1989-1990

Geology of the Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon.






  • Finley, Andrew K. and Miller, Terry S., Co-chair/Co-editor, Cardinal, Donald F., Stewart, Wallace W., and Stilwell, Dean, Co-editors, 2000, Wyoming Oil and Gas Fields Symposium Powder River Basin, pp. 566.
  • Finley, Andrew K. and Goolsby, Jimmy E., 2000, “Estimates of Coal Volumes and Coalbed Methane in Place, Powder River Basin, Wyoming”, in Wyoming Geo-notes n. 68, p. 16-18.
  • Goolsby, Jimmy E. and Finley, Andrew K., 2000, “Correlation of Fort Union Coals in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: A Proposed New Concept”, in Wyoming Geological Association 51st Annual Field Conference Guidebook, pp. 44-59.
  • McCutcheon, T.J., McCutcheon, J.A., Finley, A.K., 1999, Case Study of the Waltman Cave Gulch Field Complex, Wind River Basin: in Portfolio of Emerging Natural Gas Resources, Rocky Mountain Basins. Gas Research Institute, p. 3.7-1 – 3.7-7.
  • Whitaker and Finley, 1992, “Reservoir Heterogeneity and Potential for Improved Oil Recovery within the Cypress Formation at Bartelso Field, Clinton County, Illinois”, IP #137, 40pp.
  • Finley, 1992, A study of the Architecture, Heterogeneity, and Interrelationships of the Storm-Wave-Dominated Delta-Front and Pro-Delta Facies of the Rock Springs and Blair Formations, Rock Springs, Wyoming”, M.S. Thesis, University of Wyoming, 132pp.
  • Finley, 1990, “Strata Across the Mississippian/h3ennsylvanian Boundary within the Bird Spring Group at Arrow Canyon, Clark County, Nevada”, B.S. Thesis, University of Illinois, 40pp




Wyoming Professional Geologist #2806

Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists, 2017-Present

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Wyoming Geological Association

    Frank A. Morgan Memorial Award 2003

    President 1998

    President-Elect 1997

    Program Chairman, Field Conference 1997

    First Vice President 1996

    Second Vice President / Program Chair 1995

Earth Science Bulletin Editor 1994

Casper Petroleum Club - President