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(7/31/2014) - SCA ANNOUNCES NEW COURSE: EVALUATION OF UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCE PLAYS Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, is a provider of training, consulting, and direct-hire services to the upstream oil and gas industry.  One of our newest course offerings is entitled Evaluation of Unconventional Resource Plays, a five-day course designed and instructed by Michael Zebrowski.  It is intended to […]
(2/10/2014) - SCA ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, DANIEL J. TEARPOCK It is with sadness that Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, announces the passing of its Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Daniel John Tearpock. After a three year battle with pancreatic cancer, Dan departed this life on Sunday, February 9, 2014, surrounded by loving family. […]
(1/13/2014) - SCA UNVEILS NEW COURSE: COMPUTER MAPPING PRINCIPLES Starting in 2014, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, (SCA) is offering an unparalleled new course entitled Computer Mapping Principles, which integrates fundamental geologic mapping principles with computer mapping software tools. The first public session of SCA’s Computer Mapping Principles course is scheduled for April 21-24, 2014 at SCA’s […]
(5/20/2013) - DAN TEARPOCK ACCEPTS HONORARY MEMBER AWARD AT 2013 AAPG CONVENTION At last night’s opening session and awards ceremony for the 2013 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA, SCA Founder and Chairman Emeritus Daniel J. Tearpock accepted the 2013 AAPG Honorary Member Award. According to the AAPG criteria, “Honorary Member is bestowed upon persons […]
(3/1/2013) - THESE HABITS ARE GOOD SCA Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dan Tearpock is featured in the AAPG Explorer, March 2013, “These Habits are Good.”
(2/4/2013) - DAN TEARPOCK FEATURED IN THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE The January 24, 2013 edition of the Houston Chronicle features the Ten Habits of Highly Successful Oil Finders as presented by SCA Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dan Tearpock at the AAPG Playmaker Forum in Houston. The event, geared towards geoscientists, land men, engineers, and explorers was attended by […]
(9/20/2012) - DAN TEARPOCK RECIPIENT OF AAPG HONORARY MEMBER AWARD Daniel J. Tearpock, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, (SCA) has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Honorary Member Award.  This distinction, which represents the third highest honor bestowed by the AAPG, will be formally […]
(9/14/2012) - RETIREMENTS, NEW FACES, AND PROMOTIONS Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) announces the retirement of Paula Hebert, who has served as the company’s Vice President of Finance for  nearly 19 years.   Ms. Hebert played a key role in SCA’s success and her experience and knowledge will be missed by the SCA management team. Her official […]
(9/4/2012) - SCA ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP (Houston, TX, USA) Effective September 1, 2012, Daniel J. Tearpock, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA), assumes a new role as Chairman Emeritus.  Over the past two years, Mr. Tearpock has been working with the SCA management team to hand off operational responsibilities, paving the […]
(5/1/2012) - SCA TRAINING INSTRUCTOR JOHN W. SNEDDEN, PH.D., FEATURED IN THE AAPG EXPLORER Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) is pleased to announce that John W. Snedden, Ph.D., project leader of the Gulf of Mexico Basin Depositional Synthesis Project conducted by the Institute for Geophysics at the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin […]
(4/1/2012) - “TEARPOCK RECEIVES DPA HERITAGE AWARD” AAPG Explorer, April 2012, “Tearpock receives DPA Heritage Award” http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2012/04apr/tearpock_short0412.cfm
(3/30/2012) - ROBERT “BOB” SHOUP JOINS SCA CONSULTING DIVISION Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) welcomes Robert “Bob” Shoup to its consulting division, in addition to his existing role as a member of SCA’s training faculty. Bob is a Board Certified Petroleum Geologist with over 30 years experience in basin analysis, regional studies, new play generation, prospect […]
(3/14/2012) - DAN TEARPOCK HONORED WITH DPA HERITAGE AWARD Daniel J. Tearpock, Chairman/CEO of Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA), was recently honored by the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs as the latest recipient of the Heritage Award.  The announcement was made at an awards luncheon on February 29, 2012 at Del Frisco’s Restaurant in Houston, Texas.  The DPA Heritage Award […]
(1/12/2012) - PETROLEUM ENGINEER KIRK E. BOATRIGHT JOINS SCA TRAINING TEAM (Houston, TX, USA) Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA), a Houston-based worldwide leader in upstream petroleum consultancy and training, is proud to announce the addition of Kirk E. Boatright, Ph.D., P.E., to their training faculty. Dr. Boatright’s first publically-offered course through SCA, “Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices”, […]
(5/21/2011) - SCA CO-SPONSORS HGS 2011 ANNUAL GUEST NIGHT SCA provided sponsorship for another successful Houston Geological Society Guest Night, which took place at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on May 21st. The speaker was Derek Main, Lecturer in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Derek presented his fascinating work at the Arlington Archosaur […]
(3/1/2011) - SCA Relocates Office Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) announces the relocation of its office in Houston, Texas. Daniel J. Tearpock, Chairman/CEO of Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, announced that the company has relocated its offices in Houston, Texas. Our new location is 10700 Richmond Avenue, Suite 325, Houston, Texas. “We are excited about our […]
(1/1/2011) - “DPA MOVES FORWARD WITH BUSINESS PLAN” AAPG Explorer, January 2011, Division’s Column: DPA, “DPA Moves Forward with Business Plan” http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2011/01jan/dpa0111.cfm
“DPA:ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM” (10/1/2010) - AAPG Explorer, October 2010, “DPA: Ethics and Professionalism” http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2010/10oct/dpa1010.cfm
DAN TEARPOCK TAKES THE HELM AS PRESIDENT OF AAPG’S DPA (7/1/2010) - As of July 1, 2010, Daniel J. Tearpock, founder and CEO of Subsurface Consultants & Associates, has taken the helm as President of the AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs for the 2010-2011 term. This follows his term as President-Elect for 2009-2010.Mr. Tearpock has held several positions within the DPA: 1998-2001 Advisory Board Member; 2002-2004 Treasurer; […]