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  • James Van Alstine


Geophysical Advisor with 18 yrs of industry experience and a focus on  interpretation, exploration and prospect development of conventional and unconventional targets across the Gulf Coast, the US Mid-Continent, the Appalachian Basin and into the Permian Basin.  

  • Adept at 2D and 3D seismic interpretation and seismic attributes, having interpreted over 40,000 line miles of 2D and nearly 15,000 sq miles of 3D from surface to basement
  • Well versed in the stratigraphic and structural development of most all US basins east of the Rockies, with particular focus on key formations in:
    • Gulf Coast: Austin Chalk, Eagleford, Olmos, Buda, Georgetown, Edwards, Smackover, Wilcox, and Vicksburg-Frio as well as Sub-Salt Exploration within the Central Gulf Coast region
    • Mid-Continent: Oswego, Hunton, Simpson, Meramec-Osage, Woodford, Simpson, Springer Shale, Atoka Shale, Arbuckle, Marchand, and Precambrian Basement
    • Appalachian Basin: Rhinestreet Shale, Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, and Oriskany sandstone