• Home


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).

Bi-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.

GSP Gold Sponsors

GSP Silver Sponsor

 5th Annual 

Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium 

Now accepting abstracts and talks emailed to:


Abstract submission deadline – 4/18/24

Sharing geophysical knowledge to maximize unconventional resource development of the Appalachian Basin.

Early Bird Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibits will be accepted at http://thegsp.org/

June 4th, 2024: Symposium at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe

Keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Duncan

June 5th , 2024: GSP Golf Tournament at the Quicksilver Golf Club, Washington County, Pennsylvania

This will be an in-person symposium. We look forward to seeing all of you in Pittsburgh.

Upcoming events

No upcoming events

February 22 Devonian Shale Meeting

Understanding the Devonian Shales of the Marcellus Liquids Fairway in West Virginia

Presented by

Dr. Christopher Smith

Senior Chemist

In 2020 an 11 well study across 6 counties in the West Virginia panhandle in the Marcellus liquids fairway was carried out in cooperation with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. Legacy cuttings from 1953 to 2013 were analyzed by RVS from above the Middlesex to below Onondaga. The HC liquids content in not just the Marcellus but these shallower Devonian shales significantly supports the WVGES’s model that in the West of the state where the Mahantango and Tully are thin or not present production comes not only from the Marcellus but from laterals accessing these shallower shales.

About our speaker: Christopher Smith has been a Senior Chemist with Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy (AHS) since January 2019 and recently moved to Midland working on data analysis, instrumentation, client engagements, and business development. Most of his analysis work focuses on the North Slope in Alaska, the Delaware Basin, the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Oklahoma, and the Marcellus.

Prior to working for AHS, he received his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Arizona in the Winter 2018 term with focuses on instrumentation, data analysis programing, spectroscopy, electrophysiology, surfactants, and surface modification chemistries. He also completed a MA in history at the University of Tulsa as a HennekeResearch Fellow in 2012. He completed his undergraduate work cum laude in 2011 with degrees in chemistry, history, and biochemistry also from the University of Tulsa.

11:15 to 11:45 Social Half Hour

11:45 pm Lunch Buffet

12:00 pm Lecture


$25 for members,

$40 for non-members,

$5 for students.


Seneca Resources Auditorium

2000 Westinghouse Drive, Suite 400

Cranberry Twp., PA 16066


New Year's Celebration

Members of the GSP + PAPG celebrated the New Year with their colleagues at Southern Tier Brewery, January 9, 2024. A good time was had by all.

Successful 4th Annual ABGS + Golf Outing

The GSP recently successfully hosted the 4th Annual Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium (ABGS) in Canonsburg, PA. Over 50 attendees from four states + Canada were able to network and listen to innovative talks on seismic interpretation, processing and well based applications relevant to the Appalachian Basin. All driven by the success of the largest natural gas producing basin in the country. The keynote speaker, past SEG President David Monk, presented a fascinating history of seismic exploration through the lens of AI.


The 11th Annual GSP Golf Open was held the following day as 40 golfers honed their games on a beautiful spring day in Pittsburgh.

The meeting and golf outing were generously supported by 13 industry sponsors.


The GSP Board looks forward to hosting the 5th Annual ABGS in 2024 and encourages you to add the dates June 5-6, 2024 to your calendar.

All the best,

Scott Gorham

GSP President 2022-23

© Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh        Privacy Statement

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software