Galen E. Treadgold, vice president of Weinman GeoScience (a division of Global Geophysical), received a BS in Geology and Marine Science in 1982 from the University of Miami before starting his geophysical studies at the University of Texas at Austin and receiving an MA in Geology/Geophysics in 1985. Galen joined ARCO that same year and over the next 15 years worked in various technology, exploration and management positions including coordinating AVO projects, teaching the first ARCO AVO school, managing the ARCO British technology group and managing ARCO’s Trinidad and Venezuela exploration effort. In 2000, Galen joined Weinman Geoscience where he’s held the position of chief geophysicist and now, vice president. Galen’s main interests are unconventional reservoir characterization and azimuthal analysis for fracture detection. He’s given recent talks at the 2011 SEG in San Antonio, the 2010 Hedberg Conference in Austin and the 2011 Eagle Ford DUG conference in San Antonio.