SCA ANNOUNCES NEW COURSE: EVALUATION OF UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCE PLAYS

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 provide energy professionals with exposure to recent technologies and practices of the key disciplines supporting successful evaluation of unconventional reservoirs.  As part of this intensive introduction to unconventional projects, participants will have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge and work with various data in a series of exercises.  They will be able to build a broad understanding of the information and tools which lead to better reservoir evaluation.  Identification of “sweet spots” and other techniques will also be reviewed.

Mr. Zebrowski spent 33 years of his extensive industry experience with Hess Corporation and was considered a technical expert in geosciences for all unconventional projects while there.  His expertise encompasses basin analysis and fairway mapping; detailed analysis of reservoir parameters; quality, risk, and reserves reporting; geological, well, and geophysical operations; and pressure analysis.  He also developed a proven methodology to identify “sweet spot” areas for future leasing and development.

The first public session of this course is taking place September 22-26, 2014, in SCA’s Training Center located at 10700 Richmond Avenue, Suite 325, Houston, Texas 77042.

For more information on this course and others, please contact Mary Atchison, our Vice President of Training Operations, at matchison@scacompanies.com.

Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) provides upstream consultancy and training to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry. Founded in 1988 by Daniel J. Tearpock, SCA’s four primary services include geoscience and engineering consulting, upstream projects and studies, training services, and direct hire recruitment. To learn more, please visit www.scacompanies.com.


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SCA ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, DANIEL J. TEARPOCK

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.

Born on August 31, 1948, in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Dan was a well-known and respected figure in the oil and gas industry, and remained passionately committed throughout his life to his profession as a successful oil finder, to educating and mentoring the next generation of talent in the geosciences, and to serving his community. His published works and associated training courses, including SCA’s flagship course, Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping with Structural Methods, are considered staples of geoscience education around the world.

In recent years, Dan received multiple honors and awards commemorating his professional achievements, including the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs’ Heritage Award, the AAPG Honorary Member Award, and nomination to the Advisory Board of his alma mater, Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology.

Dan was a dedicated family man, and is survived by his mother, Laura-Nita Tearpock of Mocanaqua, PA, wife Diana Poon Tearpock of Houston, TX, his daughters, Nicole McMorris-LaVergne & Danielle Lavergne of Broussard, LA, stepdaughter Cindy Au of Houston, TX, four grandsons – Tyler McMorris, Justin, Jonathon, and Jesse Hitt, and one great-granddaughter, Nena Belle Hitt.

SCA President Hal Miller notes, “Dan showed great courage by starting a consulting and training business in 1988 during an oil price slump. It is a tribute to his legacy that he not only kept SCA alive for 25 years, but also established an outstanding global reputation for himself and the company. Dan had the foresight to transition SCA operations to his management team over the past few years, and we all benefited greatly from his exceptional knowledge of oil industry technical training and consulting. He will be remembered for years to come for his many contributions to the education of geoscientists around the world, and for the enduring textbooks and courses that he authored. He built a strong foundation on which SCA continues to grow.”

For more on Dan’s life and achievements, please click here for a slideshow documenting his professional career.

Information on memorial services and Dan’s obituary will be published as it is made available.

SCA UNVEILS NEW COURSE: COMPUTER MAPPING PRINCIPLES

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 Houston training facility. This 5-day course bridges the gap between the “tried and true” geologic principles taught in traditional pencil and paper mapping courses and the reality of today’s workplaces that are heavily centered on workstation technology.

Designed in response to client and participant feedback, Computer Mapping Principles is a next generation follow-up to SCA’s popular flagship course, Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping. (To ensure adequate preparation, it is strongly advised that participants attend Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping prior to registering for Computer Mapping Principles, although it is not a formal pre-requisite.)

The course will be unique in the upstream training industry, in that is it does not promote or rely upon any particular workstation software package. Instead, participants are provided with the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to make more accurate and geologically correct maps through proper data management and establishing an iterative process between seismic interpretation and mapping.

The instructor illustrates the various workflows presented in the course, offering an interactive exploration and dynamic visualization of the data. Participants will also have the opportunity to manipulate data in order to solidify their understanding of the principles being taught, and will leave the course with the ability to apply core knowledge to whatever software their company uses.

Computer Mapping Principles was designed by SCA Senior Geologist and Training Instructor, Alan Cherry. Alan, who will also act as the course instructor, has an integrated skill set including strong 2D and 3D geophysical interpretation, field development, reservoir engineering, formation evaluation, economic assessment, reserves evaluation, drilling, completion, and production operations. He is experienced and exceptionally effective in exploration prospect generation and screening. Alan has conducted numerous integrated field studies and is highly proficient in the use of multiple geologic and seismic interpretation tools.

Private, in-house sessions of Computer Mapping Principles may be scheduled according to instructor availability. For more information, please contact SCA’s Training Department at 713.789.2444, or email training@scacompanies.com. To register for the April public session, click here.

Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) provides upstream consultancy and training to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry. Founded in 1988 by Daniel J. Tearpock, SCA’s four primary services include geoscience and engineering consulting, upstream projects and studies, training services, and direct hire recruitment. To learn more, please visit www.scacompanies.com.


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DAN TEARPOCK ACCEPTS HONORARY MEMBER AWARD AT 2013 AAPG CONVENTION

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 who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of petroleum geology and to the Association. By Executive Committee action, this has been designated AAPG’s third most distinguished award.”

We at SCA offer our hearty congratulations to Dan on having achieved this honor.

 

 


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DAN TEARPOCK FEATURED IN THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE

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 over 200 professionals with a focus on the essential elements for prospecting, play generation, deal screening, and other aspects of upstream oil and gas career development

DAN TEARPOCK RECIPIENT OF AAPG HONORARY MEMBER AWARD

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 presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Tearpock, the Gulf Coast region recipient, is joined in this award by Jeanne E. Harris (Rocky Mountain), Kenneth E. Peters (Pacific), and Abdulla A. Al Naim (Middle East).

Honorees were chosen by the AAPG Executive Committee according to the following criteria: “Persons who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of petroleum geology and to the Association.”

SCA President Hal Miller noted, “We extend our sincere congratulations to Dan Tearpock.  His career has been one devoted to technical excellence and service to his profession, the oil and gas industry, and the greater community.  We look forward to his acceptance of this award in Pittsburgh.”

Mr. Tearpock has recently received additional recognition in the petroleum geology community, having been honored as a recipient of the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs 2012 Heritage Award for an individual who is well-known for their substantial contributions to the industry.

The announcement letter issued by the AAPG Executive Committee also recognized two of SCA’s training instructors: J. Frederick Sarg (recipient of the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award – Rocky Mountain), and Brian E. Lock (recipient of the Distinguished Service Award – Gulf Coast).

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Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) provides superior upstream consulting, direct hire recruitment, and geoscience and engineering training to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry.   Find out more at www.scacompanies.com.

RETIREMENTS, NEW FACES, AND PROMOTIONS

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 retirement date is Friday, September 14, 2012.

Corresponding with Ms. Hebert’s retirement, Jenifer Miller began transitioning into her role as Vice President of Finance beginning September 1, 2012.  She holds a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso, and has held multiple senior-level positions in finance and accounting.

SCA also announces that Mary Atchison has been promoted to Vice President of Training Operations, effective September 1, 2012.  She joined SCA in 2009 as the Training Services Business Development Manager, following several previous assignments in oil and gas continuing education.

SCA ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP

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 way for a seamless transition that will result in few outward changes from the perspective of SCA’s valued clients, consultants, training experts, and employees.  Hal Miller, SCA’s Vice President of Operations since joining the company in 2004, will now serve as President.

Mr. Tearpock will continue to represent SCA in various official capacities, including participation in company and industry events, meetings with clients of the company, and providing expertise and guidance supporting the continued growth and enhancement of SCA’s services.

From founding the company in 1988, Mr. Tearpock has built a strong foundation of successful operations, a highly-regarded geoscience education and mentoring program, quality consulting services, and an experienced leadership team.  The employees of SCA congratulate him and look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Tearpock in his new role.

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Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA) provides superior upstream consulting, direct hire recruitment, and geoscience and engineering training to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry.   Find out more at www.scacompanies.com.

SCA TRAINING INSTRUCTOR JOHN W. SNEDDEN, PH.D., FEATURED IN THE AAPG EXPLORER

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 (UTIG), has recently joined SCA’s training faculty.  Dr. Snedden’s first scheduled course for SCA, “Depositional Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin”, will take place at SCA’s Houston training facility August 6-7, 2012.

Dr. Snedden has over 25 years of industry experience with Mobil and ExxonMobil, and his specialties include sequence and seismic stratigraphy, sedimentology, reservoir characterization, reservoir connectivity analysis, and unconventional resource evaluation.  Observations drawn from his experience working on the GBDS project are featured in the May 2012 edition of the AAPG Explorer.

For further information on SCA’s upstream training courses and featured instructors, please see our training calendar.