Dave Diller, President
Dr. Werner Heigl, Chief Scientist
Dr. Rick Gibson, Chief Geophysicist
Dr. Julian Drew, Microseismic Technical Advisor
Dr. Ted Shuck, Geophysical Advisor
Dave Diller has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, primarily with seismic processing and seismic processing software. Dave spent 5 years as a seismic processor and geophysical programmer at Union Pacific Resources. This was followed by 6 years at Advance Geophysical as the chief development engineer, where Dave served as the architect and primary developer of ProMAX. Dave spent 2 years as founder and president of Encore Software, a company that developed and marketed seismic data compression software. Dave spent 11 years at Landmark Graphics, where he served various roles including program manager, product manager, development manager, and principal architect of the Well-Seismic Fusion and SeisSpace products. Dave spent 2 years at Tierra Geophysical where he was in charge of several large simulation projects, including all of the data produced for SEG Advanced Modeling Project Phase I. Dave first began developing microseismic monitoring software in 2010, and founded NanoSeis in 2011, to provide high fidelity microseismic surface monitoring. Dave has a Master of Science in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics.
Werner Heigl is Chief Scientist for NanoSeis, responsible for geophysical research and software development. Upon joining NanoSeis in 2017, Werner was put in charge of custom software development for one of the company's clients. Besides research into how artificial intelligence might be used in the company's operations Werner is currently responsible for quality control of ongoing projects. Before joining NanoSeis, Werner spent eleven years with Apache Corporation in their corporate technology group overseeing all things related to borehole seismic and microseismic. He was instrumental in pushing the use of microseismic technology and improving acquisition and processing results. Werner is co-author of the book 'Microseismic Monitoring' published in 2017 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Werner started his professional career with Schlumberger Wireline as a field engineer, engineer-in-charge for borehole seismic, and later field service manager. Werner holds a PhD in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines and a Diploma in geology from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.
Rick Gibson is Chief Geophysicist for NanoSeis, focusing on microseismic data analysis, modeling, inversion, and exploring how AI technologies could be incorporated into standard workflows. Prior to joining NanoSeis, Rick had a 22-year long and distinguished career at Texas A&M University where he was a Professor of Geophysics and Associate Director of the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems. Together with the many students he supervised over the years, his research concentrated on understanding elastic wave propagation in complex media and the application of that understanding to solving practical problems in hydrocarbon exploration, reservoir monitoring, and crustal seismology. Numerical modeling and computational aspects thereof played a central role in Ricks research interests. These efforts regularly led to interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in petroleum engineering, mathematics, and other branches of engineering. Rick has published numerous papers in his fields of expertise. Rick holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has done postdoctoral research at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, and MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Julian Drew is Director of Microseismic Technology for NanoSeis, concentrating on software and algorithm development and associated hardware and software infrastructure. Before joining NanoSeis, Julian was the Director of Microseismic Processing and Software for Sigma3. In that role he was instrumental in automating the processing workflow for real-time results from wellsite to data center and customer delivery. Prior to his joining of Sigma3, Julian spent over 20 years with Schlumberger in a variety of roles in the areas of borehole seismic, marine and land seismic acquisition and processing, engineering and research. Julian is the architect of CMM, the automated processing algorithm in StimMap, Schlumberger's microseismic data processing platform. In addition to his role in Research and engineering for a period of time he also managed the Dallas-based microseismic processing center. In his last assignment, Julian was the Microseismic New Technology Manager where he focused on developing and commercializing surface and shallow buried microseismic data processing in Schlumberger. Julian holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a dual BSc in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia.
Ted Shuck joined NanoSeis as a partner in 2013 and is currently a geophysical advisor with NanoSeis. Ted's primary responsibility at NanoSeis has been geophysical algorithm development. Prior to joining NanoSeis, Ted worked with Advance Geophysical (Landmark Graphics), starting in 1993, to work on ProMAX algorithm development. He was the primary geophysical software developer at Landmark for several years, concentrating on noise attenuation methods, multiple removal, AVO, interpolation and regularization, wavelet processing and residual statics algorithms. Earlier in his career, starting in 1976, Ted worked for 3 years with GSI on seismic data acquisition crews in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Alaska. He then continued to work for GSI for 14 more years in land 3D data processing, as an Area Geophysicist in Southeast Asia, and in reservoir geophysics research. Ted holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines.