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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

September 20, 2016 5:00 PM (EDT) • Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA
September 22, 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Lindenwood Golf Club, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania


September 20 GSP Monthly Meeting

Cefalo's, Carnegie, PA


Structural Origin of Henderson Dome: Stratigraphic & Geophysical Study of an Upper Ordovician Impact Crater

Travis Duran and Andrew Smith


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Abstract: Henderson Dome is an anomalous 8km wide, roughly circular structural oil & gas field in Mercer Co, PA. Earliest production goes back more than a century in the Upper Devonian sandstones which are now used for gas storage. Deeper production from the Upper Silurian Lockport Dolomite is more notable, as commercial accumulations READ MORE


Bio: Travis Duran has been a geophysicist at Seneca Resources since 2014 where his focus is exploring and developing the Marcellus and Utica in Pennsylvania. Travis studied at Cornell University for 5 years, receiving his Bachelors in Applied Engineering Physics and Masters in Geophysics.  His two fold master’s program focused on experimental compartmentalization of reservoirs via capillary sealing and data mining procedures for seismic attribute analysis. Travis also served as the president of the SEG student chapter at Cornell and has been a member of the GSP for two years. A native to the Pittsburgh, Travis operates a small family farm where he raises cattle and corn. As a hobby, Travis restores antique tractors in an effort to preserve agricultural history.



6th Annual Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh Golf Outing
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM


It is that time of year again to shake the dust off your clubs and prepare for some golf.  We have changed the venue to Lindenwood Golf Club, 360 Gallery Road, Canonsburg, PA. 


Detailed Information can be viewed, including enrollment forms or online enrollment by clicking HERE.

See you on September 22 for another great tribute to the game of golf.


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