“My career has been a path of continuous discovery that has allowed me to meet many creative, bright and wonderful people. I love to share my passion for the geosciences, meet new people and be inspired by them”
Bruce Hart is a research scientist with Statoil leading the study of shale and unconventional exploration and development.
Prior to joining Statoil, Hart held positions with ConocoPhillips, McGill University, New Mexico Tech, Penn State and the Geological Survey of Canada.
He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from McMaster University, a master’s degree in oceanography from Universite du Quebec a Rimouski and a doctorate degree from the University of Western Ontario.
He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications (three of which won Best Paper awards) on shales, seismic attributes, clastic sedimentology, fractured reservoirs, pore-pressure prediction, sequence stratigraphy and other topics. He has written more than 50 papers as SPE and URTeC papers, papers in trade journals and extended abstracts. He authored a digital textbook on seismic interpretation for AAPG, and has given short courses on that topic in Houston, London, Cairo, Kuala Lumpus, Calgary and Vienna.
He previously toured as the AAPG-SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 2009-10, and as a Guest Lecturer for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in 2006.
Bachelor's Degree from McMaster University
Master's Degree from Universite du Quebec a Rimouski
Doctorate from University of Western Ontario