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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geophysics
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geophysics
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geophysics
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geophysics
Administrative Associate 3, Department of Geophysics - Geophysics
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
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Abdulgader  Alalli

Abdulgader Alalli

Current employer: Saudi Aramco

Richard  Alt

Richard Alt

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Naomi Boness

Thesis: Physical properties and multi-scale seismic anisotropy in the crust surrounding the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, CA.

Current Employer / Position: Chevron / Senior Geophysicist

Jeremy  Brown

Jeremy Brown

Thesis: Fault Reactivation Potential and Stress Path due to Severe Depletion and Subsequent Injection in Paleocene (Lower Tertiary) Reservoirs of the Gulf of Mexico

Current Employer/Position: Baker Hughes/Geomechanics Specialist, Reservoir Software B.V.

Alvin  Chan

Alvin Chan

Thesis: Production-Induced Reservoir Compaction, Permeability Loss and Land Surface Subsidence. Ph.D. in 2004.

Current Employer/Position: Geomechanicist for Shell's deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico. My research interests focus mainly on the integration of structural geology, rock physics, geomechanics and their impacts on field development plans and daily operations.

Laura Chiaramonte

Laura Chiaramonte

Thesis: Geomechanical Characterization and Reservoir Simulation of a CO2 Sequestration Project in a Mature Oil Field, Teapot Dome, WY

Current Employer / Position: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / Research Scientist

Lourdes  Colmenares

Lourdes Colmenares

Thesis: Rock Strength Under True Triaxial loading, Seismotectonics of Northern South America and Geomechanics and Coal Bed Methane Production in the Powder River Basin

Employer/Position: Self-employed/Educator

Noha  Farghal

Noha Farghal

Thesis: Fault and Fracture Identification and Characterization in 3D Seismic Data from Unconventional Reservoirs


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Amy Fox

Thesis: Characterization and Modeling of In Situ Stress Heterogeneity

Current Employer/position: Canadian Discovery Ltd., Calgary, Alberta / Senior Geomechanics Specialist

Balz  Grollimund

Balz Grollimund

Thesis: Impact of Deglaciation on Stress and Implications for Seismicity and Hydrocarbon Exploration

Employer/Position: Swiss Reinsurance Company/ Head of the Earthquake team within the Natural Catastrophe unit of Swiss Re. I am responsible for overseeing the underwriting tools the company uses to assess earthquake risks for treaty and single risk businesses, supporting the development of non-traditional risk transfer instruments, as well as providing expert advice in all aspects related to geological hazards.

Alex  Hakso

Alex Hakso

Thesis: Analysis of Microseismic Multiplets and Fracture networks in a Hydraulic Fracturing Operation

Amie  Hows

Amie Hows

Thesis: Geomechanical analysis applied to geological carbon dioxide sequestration, induced seismicity in deep mines, and detection or stress-induced velocity anisotropy in sub-salt environments

Current employer / Position: Shell / Manager Petrology & Rock Properties Tech, Subsurface Interpretation Technology

Lei  Jin

Lei Jin

Thesis: Fluid-induced seismicity and fully dynamic earthquake rupture in fractured poroelastic media: Models, discretization and computation

Current employer / Position: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company / Senior Researcher, Drilling and Subsurface Function, Subsurface Mechanics and Induced Seismicity

Amy  Fox

Arjun Kohli

Thesis: Micromechanical controls on brittle to plastic fault zone deformation

Current Employer / Position: Stanford University Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences & SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory / Postdoctoral Scholar

Madhur  Madhur Johri

Madhur Madhur Johri

Thesis: Fault Damage Zones - Observations, Dynamic Modeling, and Implications on Fluid Flow.

Current Employer / Position:  BP / Geomechanics Specialist

Ellen  Mallman

Ellen Mallman

Thesis: Stress Triggering of Earthquakes and Subsidence in the Louisiana Coastal Zone due to Hydrocarbon Production

Current employer/position: BP, PPFG/Geomechanics Specialist, North Sea

Stephanie  Prejean

Stephanie Prejean

Thesis: The Interaction of Tectonic and Magmatic Processes in the Long Valley Caldera, CA

Current Employer: US Geological Survey, Volcano Hazards Program

Hiroki  Sone

Hiroki Sone

Thesis: Mechanical properties of shale gas reservoir rocks and its relation to the in-situ stress variation observed in shale gas reservoirs

Current Employer/position: GFZ German Research Centre For Geoscience / Research Scientist

John  Townend

John Townend

Thesis: Mechanical constraints on the strength of the lithosphere and plate-bounding faults

Current Employer/position: School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington/ Associate Professor and EQC Fellow in Seismic Studies

John  Vermylen

John Vermylen

Thesis: Geomechanical Studies of the Barnett Shale, Texas, USA

Current Employer: McKinsey & Company


F. Rall  Walsh

F. Rall Walsh

Thesis: Seismotectonics of the Central United States and Probabilistic Assessment of Injection Induced Earthquakes

Current Employer / Position: Decision Geomechanics / Founder


Randi  Walters

Randi Walters

Thesis: Understanding the risk of induced earthquakes associated with oil and gas development and procedures for risk mitigation

Current employer / Position: City of Boise, Idaho / Materials Management Program Analyst


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Yi Yang

Thesis: An Integrated Geomechanical, Microseismic, and Laboratory Study of the Bakken Formation

Current Position: Petrophysicist/Geomechanist for Shell deepwater well development in the Gulf of Mexico