SKILLS                                           

-Geophysical project oversight

-Complete field investigation, interpretation and reporting

-Geophysical data processing, analysis and interpretation

-High resolution gas hazard site survey processing

-Seismic data processing and interpretation

-Quality control assessments for various geophysical, engineering, and environmental data

-Side scan sonar, magnetometer and subbottom data interpretation

-Marine and land geophysics

-Project management and planning

-Managing staff

-Technical training and mentoring

-Client interfacing

-Ability to work in a motivated, maturing, fast paced environment

-Ability to work independently and collectively in a team environment

-Excellent writing and presentation skills

 

EDUCATION 

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Ph.D. in Earth And Ocean Sciences

2004-2007

Includes course work from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (2002-2003)

University of Eötvös Loránd, Budapest, Hungary

M.Sc. in Geophysics                          

1998-2002

Includes course work in Geophysical Engineering from the Technical University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary (1997-1998)

 

EMPLOYMENT                           

Geosciences Explorations LLC., Columbia, MD, USA

Present

President/Senior Geophysicist

Work includes:

-Geophysical and Environmental consulting

-Project management and planning

-High Resolution Gas Hazard Site Survey Processing

-Seismic data processing and interpretation

-Quality Control Assessments for various Geophysical and Environmental Data

-Side scan sonar, magnetometer and subbottom data interpretation

-Shallow geohazard analysis and identification

-Technical documentation and oral presentations

-Client interfacing

-Geophysical software development and testing

-Training and Mentoring

Tesla Offshore LLC, Houston, TX, USA                                              

2007-2015

Senior Marine Geophysicist,

Work includes:

-High Resolution Gas Hazard Site Survey Processing

-Seismic data processing and interpretation

-Side scan sonar, magnetometer and subbottom data interpretation

-Quality Control Assessments for various Geophysical Data

-Shallow geohazard analysis and identification

-Technical documentation and oral presentations

-Client interfacing

-Geophysical software development and testing

The Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology (CMRET), University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA      

Research Assistant Geophysicist,                                                                    2001-2003

Work includes:

-High-resolution seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation

-Vertical Cable technology development

-Software development and testing

-Gas hydrates and geohazard identification

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE                  

– Tesla Offshore LLC

Several Geophysical Cruises, Onboard Data quality control, processing and analysis, 2007-2015.

– Cruise IDDUSICS, Stromboli and Ischia Islands, University of Rome

 Geophysical Cruise, Vertical cable data processing, 6-20 August, 2004

– CMRET Gas Hydrates Cruise, University of Mississippi

Chief scientist, Northern Gulf of Mexico 8-13 October, 2003

– Gas Hydrates Investigation, R/V Seward Johnson II

Co-Chief Scientist, Northern Gulf of Mexico, 13-25 August, 2003

– USGS Gas Hydrates Cruise

Seismic processing, GIS, Northern Gulf of Mexico 1-14 May, 2003

– C&C Technology, Inc., HUGIN 3000 AUV Cruise

 Observer,   Northern Gulf of Mexic0, 18-25 March, 2003

– CMRET Gas Hydrates Cruise, University of Mississippi

 Vertical cable data processing,   Northern Gulf of Mexico, 26-30 August, 2002

– University of Eötvös Loránd, High-resolution cruise in Lake Balaton, Hungary

Seismic processing, Lake Balaton, Hungary, 8-16 September, 2000

– University of Eötvös Loránd, High-resolution data collection in Danube, Hungary

Seismic processing, Danube, Hungary, 24-31 May, 2000

 

PROGRAMMING   SKILLS                    

Programming Languages: FORTRAN, Matlab

Operating Systems: Linux, UNIX, Windows

Applications: Promax, DataTrend, Lookout Geophysical, HotShot, Kingdom Suite (SMT), SEPLib, LaTeX, ACAD, Surfer, Microsoft Office program

 

LANGUAGE   ABILITY                   

Hungarian native speaker

English lives in North America since 2001

German State Language Exam (Advanced Level)

Russian State Language Exam (Beginning Level)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS                        

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Mississippi Academy of Science

US and Canadian Gas Hydrate Consortium

Hungarian Geophysical Society

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journals:

  1. “Monitoring Instability Caused by the Presence of Gas Hydrate Using Ocean Acoustical and Geophysical Techniques in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Erika Geresi, Ross Chapman, Tom McGee and Bob Woolsey, AAPG Hedberg Special Edition, “Gas Hydrates: Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazards”, In press, 2007.
  2. “Geologic Interpretation of High-Resolution Seismic Data with Supporting core Data from the Mississippi Canyon Block 798”, Carol Lutken, Erika Geresi, Charles T. Swann, Andy Gossett, Tom McGee, Journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Vol. 48, No. 1, January 2003.
  3. “Hydrate and Free Gas Exploitation Sitting and Preliminary Design Employing Surface and Subsurface Geologic Interpretation, Mississippi Canyon, Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Allen Lowrie, Carol Lutken, Erika Geresi, Richard H. Bennett, Richard Faas, Bradley Battista and Tom McGee, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Society,
  4. “Natural Gas Hydrates: Permanent Earth Constituents Impacting Sediment Strength and Continental Margin Evolution”, Allen Lowrie, Carol Lutken, Erika Geresi, Richard H. Bennett, Richard Faas and Tom McGee, Canadian Soc. Exploration Geophysicists Recorder, October, p. 13-27, 2002.
  5. “Complex Geology and Gas Hydrate Dynamics Characterize Mississippi Canyon Block 798 on the Upper Continental Slope of the Northern Gulf of Mexico”,Erika Geresi, Carol Lutken, Tom McGee and Allen Lowrie, Transactions, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Societies, v. 52, p. 309-321, 2002.

Conference Papers/Posters/Talks:

 “Gas Hydrate Geohazard Assessment in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Using a Vertical Line Array”, Erika Geresi, Ross Chapman, Tom McGee, J.R. Woolsey, AAPG Annual Meeting, 19-22 June, Calgary, Canada, 2005.

  1. “Monitoring Seafloor Instability Caused by the Presence of Gas Hydrate Using Ocean Acoustical and Geophysical Techniques in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Erika Geresi, Ross Chapman, Tom McGee, J.R. Woolsey, AAPG Hedberd Conference, 12-16 September, Vancouver, Canada, 2004.
  2. “Seismic Calibration of the Proposed DOE/JIP Drill Site in Atwater Valley 14 in the Gulf of Mexico: Initial Results and Expected Future Developments”, Erika Geresi, Ross Chapman, Tom McGee, J.R. Woolsey, AAPG Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2004.
  3. “Unexplained Geologic Features along upper slope of Mississippi Canyon area, Louisiana offshore, indicate complex stress fields presumably associated with hydrates”, Carol Lutken, Erika Geresi, Charlotte Brunner, Tom McGee, Allen Lowrie, GSA, Seattle Annual Meeting, 2003.
  4. “Closing the Gap between the Hydrate Stability Zone and Production Reservoirs”, Tom M. McGee, Vaughn Goebel, Erika Geresi, GSA, Seattle Annual Meeting, 2003.
  5. “Subsurface Gas Hydrates in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Deborah R. Hutchinson, Patrick E. Hart, Brandon E. Dugan, Erika Geresi, Ray Sliter, Kori Newman, GSA, Seattle Annual Meeting, 2003.
  6. “Using Multiple Elimination to Image Geologic Structures beneath the Gas Hydrate Stability Zone in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Erika Geresi, Deborah R. Hutchinson, Patrick E. Hart, Tom M. McGee, GSA, Seattle Annual Meeting, 2003.
  7. “Imaging the Hydrate Stability Zone Using a Vertical Array”, Tom McGee, Erika Geresi, A. Gossett, Offshore Technology Conf., May, 2003.
  8. “Seismic Imaging of the Hydrate Stability Zone in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Erika Geresi, Tom McGee, AGU-European Geophysical Union Meeting, Nice, France, 2003.
  9. “Seismic Images of Geological Structures associated with Gas Hydrates near the Sea floor in the Mississippi Canyon Blocks”, AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2002.

MSc Thesis: “Geophysical Identification of Methane Hydrates from the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico”, University of Eötvös Loránd, Budapest, Hungary, 2002.

PhD Thesis: “Vertical Line Array Performance in Gas Hydrate Bearing Sediment in the northern Gulf of Mexico”, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, 2007.

Became a US Citizen in 2013.

References and Transcripts Available Upon Request