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The Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the science of geophysics in the Appalachian Basin. We are an official section of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG). Monthly meetings are generally held from September to May on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations around the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, be sure to check the event calendar as exceptions to this rule occur often. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Utilizing 2-D and 3-D Near-Surface Geophysics to Generate Improved Surface and Subsurface Geologic Maps

Geological Society of America Session T65:

We would like to bring your attention to Geological Society of America Session T65 (Utilizing 2-D and 3-D Near-Surface Geophysics to Generate Improved Surface and Subsurface Geologic Maps) and encourage you to submit.  Download Details

Upcoming events

December 01, 2015 5:00 PM • Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA (See detour info)

December GSP Meeting

Tuesday, December 1

Cefalo’s Restaurant, Carnegie, PA
5:00 PM


Micoseismic Drive Reservoir Modeling: a validated workflow
Peter Duncan

The use of microseismic monitoring of hydraulic fracture reservoir stimulations has increased over the last 15 years. However, less than 10% of fractured wells are monitored and that number does not appear to be increasing. This plateau likely represents a lack of appreciation and acceptance of the value and benefits of microseismic monitoring. Microseismic event location plots, images and videos READ MORE

About our Speaker:

Peter M. Duncan is Founder and Co-Chairman of MicroSeismic, Inc. a Houston based oil field service company specializing in hydraulic fracture stimulation surveillance and evaluation.  He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Toronto.  His early career as an exploration geophysicist was with Shell Canada and then Digicon Geophysical, first in Calgary then in Houston. In 1992 he was one of 3 founders of 3DX Technologies Inc., a publicly traded independent oil and gas exploration company. Duncan was 2003-04 President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Duncan was the Fall 2008 SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer speaking on the subject of Passive Seismic at 45 venues around the world. He is an Honorary Member of SEG, the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), the Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). He received the Enterprise Champion Award from the Houston Business Journal in 2010, the World Oil Innovative Thinker Award in 2011, and was the 2013 EY National Energy Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2014 he received the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from SEG.

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