Former BP Geoscientist Joins MicroSeismic

MicroSeismic announced that Michael Mueller, formerly with BP, has joined the company to lead their team of geophysicists and geologists in the research and development of new microseismic technologies.

Mueller has nearly 30 years of oil and gas industry experience in reservoir engineering and geoscience technology R&D. He delivered the first application of ocean bottom seismic method at BP's Azeri field in South Caspian, achieving step change improvement in Azeri structure imaging and improved field development planning. Additionally, he co-invented the dipole sonic shear anisotropy logging application which has become the industry standard for characterizing shear anisotropy in the borehole. Later he led a McKinsey and Company study on technology strategy and governance helping to develop and execute BP's plan for tight/ unconventional gas resource progression and reserves production.

"Mike's extensive experience in both scientific research and technology strategy and governance, make him a great fit for MSI," said Peter Duncan, CEO and Founder of MicroSeismic. "His focus on seismic imaging and anisotropy is core to the ongoing growth and development of our company’s technology."

Mueller has authored numerous papers and abstracts in the area of seismic technology. He has a B.S. in geophysics from Binghamton University and a M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Houston.

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