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Julie Shemeta (MS Geophysics University of Utah, BS Geology, University of Washington) is the founder and president of MEQ Geo and brings a global perspective and broad commercial microseismic experience to the company. She has worked on both surface, buried array and borehole microseismic projects in unconventional oil and gas resources in North America, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Columbia and India. Prior to MEQ Geo, Julie worked for a major service provider in borehole microseismic services, the geothermal industry and offshore US oil and gas exploration. Her career has focused on seismicity related oil and gas and geothermal energy development. Julie shares an inventor's patent on stacked receivers for microseismic monitoring.






Julie is a member of the SEG, SPE, APPG, EAGE, SSA, DGS and AGU. She is active in the various professional technical societies including the following:

Society of Exploration Geophysics 

  • Organizing Committee Co-Chairman: SEG Microseismic Technology Workshop, planned for 2017.

  • Editorial Board, SEG Monthly Magazine “The Leading Edge”. Coordinator for special sections: Injection-Induced Seismicity (June 2015), Passive Seismic Source Mechanisms (August 2015), Australia (January 2016), Imaging/inversion: Estimating the Earth Model (February 2016), New Advances in Seismic Sensors (July 2016), Full Waveform Inversion (December 2016), Remote Sensing (January 2017).

  • Organizing Committee Chairman, 2014 SEG Annual Meeting Post-Convention workshop “Injection Induced Seismicity”, Denver, CO, held on October 30, 2014.

  • Organizing Committee member, SEG-SPE-ARMA “Injection Induced Seismicity”, meeting date 15-18 September 2014 in Banff, Canada.

  • Special section editor, SEG-AAPG Journal Interpretation on borehole seismic to be published September 2015.

  • Technical Committee member, SEG 1st International Workshop on Microseismic, August 17-22, 2014, Asheville, NC.

  • Instructor for Microseismic Workshop for ASEG-PESA 2013 Conference in Melbourne, Australia, “All Things Microseismic”, August 15, 2013.

  • Microseismic Workshop presenter, ESSCA E&P Forum 2012 International Unconventional Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring Symposium, Beijing, China, October 16-18, 2012.

  • Guest Editor, SEG’s “The Leading Edge”, Special Issues on Passive Seismic and Microseismic, November and December 2012.

  • Technical committee member, SPE/SEG Injection Induced Seismicity workshop in Broomfield, CO September 12-14 2012.

  • Technical committee member, SEG Microseismic Technology Forum, 22-24 January 2013, Napa, CA.

  • SEG 2010 and 2011 Annual Meeting Technical Committee.

National Academy of Sciences

  • 2011-2012 Member of National Academy of Science committee for special study on induced seismicity in energy technologies.

Denver Geophysical Society and Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists

  • Committee member for Denver Geophysical Society and Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists 3D Seismic Symposium meeting, committee member since 2005, meeting co-chairman 2008-2011.

  • 2008-2009 Denver Geophysical Society, Treasurer.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

  • Section Co-Chairman (Microseismic Fracture Mapping in Tight Reservoirs) 2009 AAPG National meeting in Denver, CO.

  • Technical Program Committee member, SPE/AAPG/SEG Workshop “From Macro to Micro- the Description and Analysis of Tight Gas Sand Reservoirs”, 29-30 Denver, CO, 2009.

Professional Awards

Honorary Membership to the Geophysical Society of Houston. 2019.

Special Commendation Award from the SEG. 2017.

Best Case History Award, 2011, American Rock Mechanics Assoc., “Monitoring Stem Injection Deformation Using Microseismicity and Tilt Meters”, S.C. Maxwell, J. Du and J. Shemeta.

UNOCAL Science and Technology Creativity Award, 1991 and 1992.

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