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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

April 02, 2019 5:00 PM • Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA
April 16, 2019 • Houston, TX
April 16, 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA
June 05, 2019 8:00 AM • NOAH’s Event Center, Canonsburg, PA
June 06, 2019 10:00 AM • Lindenwood Golf Club, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

April 2 GSP Meeting

Cefalo's Banquet & Event Center

428 Washington Ave.
Carnegie, PA 15106

5:00-7:30 PM


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A Permian Case Study In Value Creation: Doing Better Than You Imagined
 

Presented by: Alison Weir-Small, Element Petroleum and Peter M. Duncan, MicroSeismic, Inc.


Microseismic analysis for a horizontal well completed in the San Andres in Cochran County was used to measure the geometry of the created fracture network, evaluate optimization potential for the treatment design, and understand wellbore density for highest capital efficiency.  Acoustic data were acquired with an 11-arm star-shaped surface array during the treatment and used to image microseismic events and the created fracture network. Analysis showed a hydraulic half-length of about 300 ft with a propped half-length of about 80 ft. While a significant amount of activity was observed above and below the target interval the total propped height was READ MORE


Dr. Peter Duncan: Peter M. Duncan is President and CEO 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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