Saturday, May 29, 2010

Prof. Engelder Interview: Test Your Knowledge Against The So-called Expert

I have been trying to get an interview with Terry Engelder,PSU professor, "Marcellus expert" for a few months, mostly to ask him some tough questions. This week, it happened. He dodged some of my questions, but said interesting things about sacrifice of his own accord.

The June issue of Voices probably won't go up on the web until the
weekend, but here are PDFs of the pages in case you want to read it now.

Terry takes the 'money side' of the 'gas play'
Bio: Owner of Appalachian Fracture Systems Services

Terry Engelder, a leading authority on the recent Marcellus gas shale play, holds degrees from Penn State B.S. (’68), Yale M.S. (’72) and Texas A&M, Ph.D. (‘73). He is currently a Professor of Geosciences at Penn State and has previously served on the staffs of the US Geological Survey, Texaco, and Columbia University. Short-term academic appointments include those of Visiting Professor at Graz University in Austria and Visiting Professor at the University of Perugia in Italy. Other academic distinctions include a Fulbright Senior Fellowship in Australia, Penn State’s Wilson Distinguished Teaching Award, membership in a US earth science delegation to visit the Soviet Union immediately following Nixon-Brezhnev dĂȘtente, and the singular honor of helping Walter Alvarez collect the samples that led to the famous theory for dinosaur extinction by large meteorite impact. He has written 150 research papers, many focused on Appalachia, and a book, the research monograph "Stress Regimes in the Lithosphere". In the international arena, he has worked on exploration and production problems with companies including Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Agip, and Petrobras.