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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.

Upcoming events

December 13, 2017 5:00 PM • Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA
January 10, 2018 11:30 AM • Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA
Upcoming GSP Meetings
Tuesday, December 5

Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center

428 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA

Effective Constraint of RTA Models Utilizing Microseismicity Derived Flow Attributes

Ted Urbancic
ESG Solutions

Biography: Dr. Ted Urbancic, a founder and current Chief Technology Officer at ESG Solutions, has over 30 years of experience examining and interpreting microseismicity associated with mining and petroleum applications. He is a pioneer in the development of microseismic monitoring in industrial applications, authoring over 150 publications ranging from understanding the fundamental aspects of microseismicity to characterizing rock and reservoir behavior by integrating microseismic data with numerical modeling, engineering and geomechanical data. Over the past 15 years, Ted has been integral in building ESG’s microseismic hydraulic fracture monitoring capabilities and in promoting microseismic tools for enhanced reservoir characterization. Currently, Ted oversees work by ESG’s Innovation and Technology Group, which spearheads all R&D related to microseismic analysis in the mining and oil & gas sectors.  Ted holds a Ph.D. in Seismology from Queen’s University, Kingston Canada. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including SPE, SEG, AGU, SSA, and EAGE and was recently on the organizing committees for the 2014 and 2016 EAGE Passive Seismic Workshop.

Wednesday, January 10 GSP Roundtable Luncheon

Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center

428 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA

11:30-1:00 PM


As the days are getting shorter and inclement weather around the corner, the board has decided to turn our January meeting into a luncheon!  This luncheon will be a round table discussion allowing geoscientists the opportunity to discuss geophysical related topics relevant to our day to day work. 

All members are encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussion. 
To help facilitate the discussion we ask that you email any geophysical topics and questions to Travis Duran.  Feel free to provide handouts to the group to aid in any discussion topic you wish to address.  To keep propriety information safe, all handouts must be returned at the end of the meeting.
Doors open at 11:30 with lunch beginning at 11:45. The round table discussion will run from noon to 1PM.  The luncheon will be held at our usual location at Cefalo's.
We hope that members who are normally unable to attend our evening meetings have the opportunity to participate in our new scheduled time.  Depending on participation and feedback we may adopt this meeting style for a few months each year.

Thank you,
GSP Board

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