Upcoming events

    • April 13, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center, 428 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA 15106

    Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists




    This talk will be presented in person by

    Dr. Robert Jacobi,

    Professor Emeritus,

    University at Buffalo

    Overview: Bob will show data that suggest faults formed tectonic dams that impeded the basinward spread of the Devonian black shales in the Appalachian Basin in NYS. These faults include 1) faults reactivating in response to plate down-warping in response to thrust and sediment loading to the east and to the southeast in different times, and 2) incipient salt-cored folds resulting from salt mobility. He will also review seismic sections that reveal the nature of fault bend folds in the PA and WV portion of the Appalachian Basin. 


    About our speaker

    Professor Emeritus Robert Jacobi, P.G. (PhD, 1980, Columbia University) taught at the University at Buffalo from 1980 to 2016. He has also consulted for many industrial concerns and environmental groups for over 40 years.  Dr. Jacobi’s present research and expertise integrates structure, sedimentology, stratigraphy, seismic, remote sensing, aeromag and gravity in order to understand the inter-relationships among those elements and tectonics, faults, joints, and their effects, such as seismicity, hydrocarbon resources, contaminant transport, and CO2 sequestration in the northern Appalachian Basin. He has co/authored over 350 journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and co-edited two books, all on the Appalachian Orogen, the Appalachian Basin and marine geology.


    Dr. Jacobi is past-President of the Eastern Section AAPG, Northeastern Section GSA, Eastern Section SEPM, and NYSGA. He was the General Co-Chair & Symposia Director for the 1996 GSA Northeast Section Annual Meeting at Buffalo, NY, and was General Chair for the 2006 Eastern Section AAPG Annual Meeting and the 2006 NYSGA Annual Meeting. He was a member of the “National Site Assessment Committee” (for the sub-seabed disposal of high-level nuclear waste), and a member of the “Review Panel for Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Atomic Energy Control Board” (Canada).


    Among other honors he was awarded the Galey Award, the highest honor of the Eastern Section AAPG; other AAPG honors include the “Distinguished Service Award”, several “Certificates of Merit”, and the “Outstanding Educator Award”, for which the citation reads: “To an educator whose contribution transcends the classroom. He brings the world to his students and prepares them as a gift to the world”. He is a fellow of Geological Society of America.

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    Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center

    428 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA 15106

    11:15 to 11:45 Door Open/Social Half-Hour

    11:45 pm Lunch Buffet

    12:00 pm Lecture

    Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center

    428 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA 15106

    • June 07, 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 1000 Corporate Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317

    4th Annual Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium

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

    Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 1000 Corporate Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317

    Door open: 7:30

    Technical Meeting: 8:00-4:00

    Happy Hour: 4:00-5:00

    Now accepting abstracts and talks emailed to:

    Abstract submission deadline – 4/18/23

    Download abstract flyer

    2023 Keynote Address

    David Monk

    Past President SEG (2012-2013)

    Looking at the history of seismic exploration through a lens of the future (Artificial Intelligence)


    June 8, 2023

    GSP 11th Annual Golf Tournament

    Separate registration required.

    Quicksilver Golf Club

    2000 Quicksilver Rd., Midway, PA 15060

    • June 08, 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Rd., Midway, PA


    Quicksilver Golf Club

    2000 Quicksilver Road     Directions

    Midway, PA

    Before you begin online registration, we invite you to read important registration tips found HERE.

    Rules require the use of soft spikes only with an enforced dress code of a collared shirt, no tennis shorts or blue jeans and no tube tops for women.

    8:30 AM - Golf Registration

    10:00 AM - Tee Off

    3:30 PM - Reception / Door Prizes


    The cost for this year’s tournament will include lunch, 18 holes, cart, beverages on the course, dinner and entry into the drawing for door prizes.

    Payment must be received to confirm entry and there will be a limited number of teams this year.

    Players must be present to be eligible to win the prizes.

    If you haven't entered all names for your team, please Email Eddie Gonzales the names prior to June 5.

    Sponsors:  Please email your corporate logo to Eddie Gonzales.


    Door prizes, shirts or hats, golf bag goodies should be received no later than June 5. Please contact Eddie Gonzales for shipping address.

    Registration Form Downloads

    Wednesday, June 7
    Register for the 4th Annual Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium, Canonsburg, PA.

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