Geophysics

Geophysics

Geophysicists use remote sensing to discover and evaluate underground resources.

Graduates who are geophysicists

Employers: Consol, Schlumberger, Cabot Oil and Gas, Eastern Reservoir Services, Inflection Energy, Shell, Tenaska, Weatherford, Western Geophysical, U.S. Army Research and Development Center
Ryan Holcomb (2017) works for Thrasher Engineering in Bridgeport as a Materials Testing and Construction Inspector at drilling sites.

Mark Schiffour (2017) works for U.S. Well Services in Jane Lew as a fracking engineer.

Cody Turner (2017) works for Thrasher Engineering in Bridgeport as a Materials Testing and Construction Inspector at drilling sites.
Denny Vincent
In 2008, Denny Vincent graduated from Liberty High School in Clarksburg. When he enrolled at Wesleyan, he told us that he wanted to prepare for a career in the natural gas industry. He worked diligently toward that goal. In 2010, he obtained a summer internship at Energy Corporation of America in which he used a Geographical Information System (GIS) to update a gas-well database.

The following summer, NASA funded his natural gas research project at Wesleyan, which involved modeling the flow of fracking fluid through geological formations. His objective was to determine the rate that water flowed through a horizontal PVC pipe that simulated flow through the Marcellus shale formation using the Navier-Stokes equation."

When Denny graduated, he was hired by Weatherford. He told us, "My employer asked me to attend a 12-week training program in Texas. Then I received a promotion."
Ryan North (M.S. in Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines) visited us in June 2014 with his wife Jessica and family. Ryan is a geophysicist for the U.S. Army Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is finishing his Ph.D. in Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines. Ryan reported, "I spent two weeks in May in the Solomon Islands working the the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. I performed geophysical surveys to locate burials of missing-in-action soldiers from World War II. I was in Vietnam in March doing the same type of work." 

Sandra Adkins:
 "I work at Schlumberger. I started my job with orientation in Houston and then went to Kenai, Alaska, for a month of training. I have also worked in North Dakota, Colorado and Canada. Right now I am working as a wireline engineer at Eagle River, Alaska. Schlumberger pays well and has great benefits."
R.L. Shawver works for Cabot Oil and Gas in Pittsburgh. In the photo, R.L. is visiting us and is discussing a geophysics project in Dr. Popson's office.

Kim Larch Ayers (2010, M.S. WVU), works for Inflection Energy in Englewood, Colorado.

Eddy Hasis (2014). "I work aas an environental scientist for HRL Compliance in Bridgeville, Pa., a consulting firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. I really enjoy the work and hope to build a career here."

Wes Marsh 
(2012, M.S. Safety Management, WVU) works for U.S. Well Service.

Duncan Oliver (2009, M.S., WVU) works for CNX.

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