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Ernie Majer

geophysicist: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Media contact: Dan Krotz, 510-486-4019, dakrotz@lbl.gov

 

Majer's research involves employing various geophysical methods enabling greater energy efficiency for extraction of resources from tight gas and oil sands.  These methods include seismic stimulation, microbially enhanced oil recovery, and high resolution imaging of in situ processes.

This includes work in all aspects of the technology from instrumentation, data acquisition, processing and interpretation.  His research has been focused on complex geologic environments such as fractured reservoirs, heterogeneous environments and multiphase/multifluid reservoirs.

Most recently, Majer's research involves employing various geophysical methods enabling greater energy efficiency for extraction of resources from tight gas and oil sands.  These methods include seismic stimulation, microbially enhanced oil recovery, and high resolution imaging of in situ processes.

Recent Publications

  • Daley, T. M., Niu, F., Silver, P. G. and Majer, E. L., 2007, Acquisition of crosswell seismic monitoring data, Special Issue on Active Source Monitoring. In Press  LBNL-62400.
  • Majer, E. L., Baria, R, Cooperative Research on Induced Seismicity In EGS, 2006, GRC Transactions, Vol 30, 145-148.
  • Baria, R.,  E. Majer, M. Fehler, N. Toksoz, C. Bromley and D.Teza. 2006. International cooperation to address induced seismicity in geothermal systems. Thirty-First Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 30-February 1, 2006 SGP-TR-179
  • Majer, E. L., Baria, R, 2005, Cooperative Research on Induced Seismicity Associated with Enhanced Geothermal Systems. GRC Transactions Vol 29. 108-111. 
  • Majer, Ernest, Pride, Steven, Lo, Wei-Cheng, Daley, Thomas, Sposito, Garrison, Nakagawa, Seiji, and Roberts, Peter, (2006) Modeling and Field Results from Seismic Stimulation. Proceedings of ISNA-17, Penn. State University).

 

Awards and Memberships

  • American Association for the Advance of Science
  • Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
  • Seismological Society of America
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Associate, Seismographic Stations, University of California
  • IR100 Award, Development of ASP
  • Patent for Borehole Shear-wave Source #5131488

 

Education

Ph.D., June 1978 Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley

 

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