Senior Marine Geologist
Thomas W. Neurauter holds a B.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Notre Dame, a M.S. Degree in Marine Geology from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in geological oceanography from Texas A&M. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Dr. Neurauter is presently responsible for project management, business development, data interpretations, geologic assessment, and report preparation. He is a marine geologist with over 30 years Professional Geological Experience in the acquisition, interpretation, and integration of geophysical, geological, and other remote sensing data.
His professional career began in 1977 when he joined Decca Survey Systems Inc., as an offshore seismic operator and field geologist, undertaking both geophysical QC and onboard interpretation. In 1979 he became a staff geologist for Decca responsible for the interpretation and report preparation for geohazards studies undertaken in U.S. OCS areas including the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Alaska and California, along with several international projects. In 1982 he was promoted to manager of the interpretation group of Racal Geophysics (formerly Racal-Decca).
Between 1984 and 1986 Dr. Neurauter was a partner in the geohazard interpretation consulting company MGI Associates. In 1986 he joined ARCO Oil and Gas Company as a senior geophysicist doing the planning, QC and interpretation of engineering geophysical studies within U.S. and international waters. Part of his duties included the interfacing with ARCO Exploration and Production Research group performing high-resolution seismic stratigraphy and marine geochemical studies.
In 1994 Dr. Neurauter formed Neurauter & Associates, a private consulting group doing geohazard interpretation and offshore field interpretation and QC for several major oil and service companies. Interpretation included the use of conventional analog and 2-D geohazard data and workstation involved assessment of 3-D data sets for engineering purposes.
Dr. Neurauter worked extensively with the GEMS group since its conception in 1997, first as a consultant and later as a full-time employee of the company. He is responsible for the interpretation and report preparation of geohazard investigations using 3-D data volumes and conventional analog and 2-D data sets. Additionally he often critiques reports and participates in various field operations. Since working with GEMS®, Dr. Neurauter had the opportunity to work on numerous Gulf of Mexico projects, as well as Alaska and internationally projects in Trinidad, Ecuador, the Philippines, Nigeria, Angola, Caspian Sea, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Eastern Mediterranean, and Egypt.
Dr. Neurauter has attended numerous technical seminars, conferences, and training programs on exploration techniques, geophysical interpretation, deepwater geology, 3-D interpretation, seismic stratigraphy, geotechnical engineering, and sedimentary processes. He has presented several geologic papers on seabed and near-surface geologic processes and stratigraphy.