Robert Hull, Session Chair and Geoscience and Innovations Advisor, Geophysical Imaging
Robert Hull is a Geoscience and Innovations Advisor for Geophysical Imaging. Geophysical Imaging provides consulting services to better understand reservoir and completions interactions observed though various technologies with a goal of better optimizing and developing unconventional resources, both domestically and internationally. With his extensive experience in development, exploration, and exploitation geosciences, as well as his background in the geophysics of unconventional shales, he has been a theme lead for the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in the US, over the past few years. He is also a tutor for RPS Nautilus with his course - N508 Optimizing Development of Unconventional Reservoirs: Well Spacing, Stacking and Sequencing of Wells. Hull has been working in Australia as well as other international unconventional projects for best-in-class operators. He is also currently a Geophysical Advisor to Silixa, providing knowledge of reservoir and completions interactions observed though various fiber optic technologies to better understand, optimize, and develop unconventional resources.In his various roles, Robert Hull has focused on developing unconventional resources from frontier plays to more mature basins, utilizing seismic, microseismic, geomechanical calibration, and fiber optic systems for hydraulic fracture imaging and mapping. He has extensive presentations and over 35 publications on various topics including reservoir geophysics, with specializations in microseismic and fiber optics. Before starting his own company, he was a Geotechnical Specialist at Pioneer Natural Resources for 19 years. At Pioneer, Hull worked at the senior level in the Geophysical Technology Group and interpreted significant geophysical datasets to aid in understanding parent-child and well spacing relationships. He has been a leader in 3D seismic, microseismic, geomechanics and fiber optics. He also provided interpretations for the Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, West Africa, and South Africa. Prior to Pioneer, Hull worked as a geophysical specialist for Maxus Energy - YPF- Repsol in the US and Indonesia. He holds a Bachelors in Geology from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. Robert Hull is also a member of SPE, AAPG, and SEG.