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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


Owen Hurd,

Thesis: Geomechanical Analysis of Intraplate Earthquakes and Earthquakes Induced During Stimulation of Low Permeability Gas Reservoirs

Current employer: EOG Resources


Hanna Ross,

Thesis: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery in Unmineable Coalbeds of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Current Employer:  Consultant and full time Mum to two gorgeous girls


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


Alvin Chan,

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

Current Employee/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.


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


Amy Fox ,

Thesis: Characterization and Modeling of In Situ Stress Heterogeneity

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


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.


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/Research Petrohphysicist


Madhur Johri,

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

Current Employer/position:  BP/Geomechanics specialist