James W. Rector

Dr. James Ward Rector

Curriculum Vitae

   

Academic Positions and Education

§ Professor of Applied Seismology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley (2001-Present)

§ Associate Professor of Applied Seismology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley (1996-2001)

§ Assistant Professor of Applied Seismology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley (1992-1996)

§ Faculty Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1992-present)

§ Post-Doctoral Scholar, Stanford University (1990-1992).

§ Ph.D. Geophysics, Stanford University (1990)

§ M.S. Exploration Geophysics, Stanford University (1984)

§ B.A. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1981)

 

Professional Positions

§ Founder and Chief Geophysicist, Tomex Corporation (Sold to Litton Industries, 1987)

§ Founder TomoSeis Corporation (Sold to Core Laboraties, 1998)

§ Founder and Principal of Berkeley GeoImaging, LLC (Managed over $150 Million in Production

§ Senior Technical Consultant:

o Chevron

o British Petroleum

o Unocal

o Century Exploration

o Petroleum GeoServices

o Baker Hughes

o Illinois Power

o Dynegy Corporatino

o Newmont Mining

o TomoSeis Corporation

o Western Atlas

o Core Laboratories

o Ceja Corporation

§ Member, Board of Directors: Enerjex Corporation

 

Service Positions

§ Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Geophysics (1998-2006)

§ Vice President, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2007-2008)

§ Assistant Editor, Associate Editor, Reviewer, Geophysics (1992-present)

 

Major Awards

§ Coauthor of  1994 SEG Best Presentation Awaard

§ J. Clarence Karcher Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1996

§ Legends of Seismic While Drilling Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2008.

 

Publictions

Rector, J.W., "Acquisition and Preliminary Analysis of Oriented Multioffset Multicomponent VSP Data: DOSECC Cajon Pass Deep Scientific Drillhole," Geophysical Research Let., 1988, Vol.15, No. 9, pp. 1061-1064.

Rector, J.W. and B.P. Marion, "The Use of Drill-bit Energy as a Downhole Seismic Source," Geophysics, 1991, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 628-635.

Rector, J.W. and B.A. Hardage, "Radiation Pattern and Seismic Waves Generated By A Working Roller-cone Drill Bit," Geophysics, 1992, Vol. 57, No. 10, pp. 1319- 1333.

Rector, J.W., "Noise Characterization and Attenuation in Drill Bit Recordings," Journal of Seismic Exploration, 1992, pp. 379-393.

Lazaratos, S.K., J.W. Rector, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "High Resolution Crosswell Reflection Imaging: Potential and Technical Difficulties," Geophysics, 1993, Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 270-1280.

Rector, J.W., S.K. Lazaratos, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "Multidomain Analysis and Wavefield Separation of Cross-well Seismic Date," Geophysics, 1994, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 27-35.

Rector, J.W. and J.K. Washbourne, "Characterization of Resolution and Uniqueness in Crosswell Direct-arrival Traveltime Tomography Using the Fourier Projection Slice Theorem," Geophysics, 1994, Vol. 59, No. 11, pp. 1642-1649.

Harris, J.M., R. Nolen-Hoeksema, R.T. Langan, M. Van Schaack, S.K. Lazaratos and J.W. Rector, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir," Part 1 - Project summary and interpretation, Geophysics, 1995, Vol. 60, pp. 667-681.

Van Schaack, M., J.M. Harris, J.W. Rector and S.K. Lazaratos, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir," Part 2 - Wavefield Modeling and Analysis, Geophysics, 1995, Vol. 60, pp. 682-691.

Rector, J.W., S.K. Lazaratos, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir," Part 3 - Wavefield Separation of Reflections, Geophysics, 1995, Vol. 60, pp. 692-701.

Lazaratos, S.K., J.W. Rector, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir," Part 4 - Reflection Imaging, Geophysics, 1995, Vol. 60, pp. 702-711.

Rector, J.W., "Crosswell Methods: Where We Are, Where We Are Going," Geophysics, 1995, Vol. 60, pp. 629-630.

Mars, J. and J.W. Rector, "Discussion on 'Linear and Parabolic tau-p Transforms Revisited," by B. Bhou and S. A. Greenhalgh with reply and response Geophysics, 1995, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 611-613.

Milligan, P.A., J.W. Rector and R.W. Bainer, "Hydrophone VSP Imaging at a Shallow Site," Geophysics, 1997, Vol. 62, pp. 842-852.

Steeples, D.W., A.G. Green, T.V. McEvilly, R.D. Miller, W.E. Doll and J.W. Rector, "A Workshop Examination of Shallow Seismic Reflection Surveying," The Leading Edge, 1997, Vol. 16, No. 11, pp. 1641-1647.

Washbourne, J., J.W. Rector and A. Alonso, "Treasure Hunting With Direct- arrival Transmission Imaging," The Leading Edge, 1998, Vol. 17, No. 07, pp. 927-933.

Byun, J. and J.W. Rector, "The Effects of Wide Incidence Angles on Crosswell Reflection Imaging," Journal of Seismic Exploration, 1999, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 50- 65.

Mars, J., J.W. Rector and S. Lazaratos, "Filter Formulation and Wavefield Separation of Crosswell Seismic Data," Geophysical Prospecting, 1999, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 611-636. (Contribution: 50%)

Herman, G.C., P.A. Milligan, Q. Dong and J.W. Rector, "Analysis and Removal of Multiple Scattered Tube Waves," Geophysics, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 745- 754.

Milligan, P.A. and J.W. Rector, "3-D Velocity Imaging in the Shallow Subsurface Using Multi-well, Multi-offset, VSP Data: A Case Study from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Site," Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 2000, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 27-37.

Herman, G.C., P.A. Milligan, R. Huggins and J.W. Rector, "Imaging Shallow Objects and Heterogeneities With Scattered Guided Waves," Geophysics, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 247-252.

Rector, J.W., Q.C. Dong and T.W. Patzek, "Passive Characterization of Hydrofracture Properties Using Signals From Hydraulic Pumps," Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2000, Vol. 27, No. 1-2, pp. 49-58.

Byun, J., J.W. Rector and T.A. Nemeth, "Post Map Migration of Crosswell Reflection Seismic Data," Geophysics, 2001, Vol. 67, pp. 135-146.

Washbourne, J.K., J.W. Rector and K. Bube, "Crosswell Traveltime Tomography in Three Dimensions," Geophysics, 2001, Vol. 67, pp. 853-871.

Pride, S.R., J.M. Harris, D.L. Johnson, A. Mateeva, K.T. Nihei, R.L. Nowack, J.W. Rector, H. Spetzler, R.S. Wu, T. Yamomoto, J.G. Berryman and M. Fehler, "Permeability Dependence of Seismic Amplitudes," The Leading Edge, 2003, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 518-525. (Contribution: 15%)

Zhang, L., J.W. Rector and G.M. Hoversten, "Split-step Complex Pade Migration," Journal of Seismic Exploration, 2003, Vol. 12, pp. 229-236.

Grechka, V., L. Zhang and J.W. Rector, "Shear Waves in Acoustic Anisotropic Media," Geophysics, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 576-582.

Cassassuce, F., J.W. Rector and M. Hoversten, "Study of Gas Hydrates in the Deep-sea Gulf of Mexico From Seismic Data," The Leading Edge, 2004, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 366-374.

Zhang, L., J.W. Rector and G.M. Hoversten, "Reverse Time Migration in Tilted Transversely Isotropic Media," Journal of Seismic Exploration, 2004, Vol. 13, pp. 173-187.

Zhang, L., J.W. Rector III and G. M. Hoversten, "Eikonal Solver in the Celerity Domain," Geophysical Journal International , 2005, Vol. 162, No. 1, pp. 1-31.

Zhang, L., J.W. Rector III and G. M. Hoversten, "Finite Difference Modeling of Wave Progpagation in Acoustic Tilted TI Media," Geophysical Prospecting, 2005, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 843-852.

Zhang, L., B. Hua, H. Calandra and J.W. Rector, "3D Fourier Finite-Difference Common Azimuth Depth Migration," Journal of Seismic Exploration, 2006, Vol. 14, pp. 287-294.

Fernandez Martinez, J.L., L. M. Pedruelo-Gonzalez and J. W. Rector, "Mean Traveltime Curves: A Simple Tool for Traveltime Analysis, Velocity Tuning, and Anomaly Detection in 2D Transmission Tomographic Surveys," Fast Times, December 2008, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 43-51.

Fernandez Martinez, J.L., L. M. Pedruelo-Gonzalez and J. W. Rector, "Robust Mean Traveltime Curves in 2D Transmission Tomographic Surveys," Mathematical Geosciences, 2010, Vol. 42, pp. 377-400.

Mangriotis, Maria-Daphne; Rector, James W.; Herkenhoff, E. Frederick, 2011, Effects of the near-field on shallow seismic studies.Geophysics, vol. 76, pp 250- 261.

Rector, J.W., B.P. Marion and B. Widrow, "Use of Drill Bit Energy as a Downhole Seismic Source," Proceedings, 58th International Annual Meeting of SEG, Anaheim, 1988, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 161-163.

Rector, J.W. and B.P. Marion, "MWD VSP and Checkshot Surveys Using the Drill Bit as a Downhole Energy Source," Proceedings, 21st Annual OTC Conference, Houston, 1989.

Rector, J.W. and D.S. Weiss, "Real-time Drill Bit VSP From an Offshore Platform," Proceedings, 59th International Annual Meeting of SEG, Dallas, 1989, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 5-7.

Lazaratos, S.K., J.W. Rector, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "High Resolution Crosswell Reflection Imaging," Proceedings, 61st Annual Meeting of SEG, Houston, 1991, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 107-110.

Rector, J.W., S.K. Lazaratos, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "Spatial Sampling of Crosswell Wavefields," Proceedings, 51st Annual EAEG, Paris, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 592-593.

Rector, J.W., "Drill Bit Wavefields," Proceedings, 51st Annual EAEG Meeting, Paris, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 220-221.

Rector J.W., "Drillstring Wave Modes Produced by a Working Drill Bit," Proceedings, 62nd Annual Meeting of SEG, New Orleans, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 155- 158.

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Rector, J.W., S.K. Lazaratos, J.M. Harris and M. Van Schaack, "Extraction of Reflections From Crosswell Wavefields," Proceedings, 62nd Annual Meeting of SEG, New Orleans, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 54-57.

Harris, J.M., R. Nolen-Hoeksema, J.W. Rector, S.K. Lazaratos and M. Van Schaack, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir: Part 1 - Data Acquisition and Project Overview," Proceedings, 62nd Annual Meeting of SEG, New Orleans, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 35-38

Van Schaack, M., J.M. Harris, J.W. Rector and S. K. Lazaratos, "High Resolution Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir: Part 2 - Wavefield Analysis and Tomography," Proceedings, 62nd Annual Meeting of SEG, New Orleans, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 40-44.

Rector, J.W., S.K. Lazaratos, M. Van Schaack and J.M. Harris, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir: Part 3 - Wavefield Separation," Proceedings, 62nd Annual Meeting of SEG, New Orleans, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 45-48.

Lazaratos, S.K., J.W. Rector, M. Van Schaack and J.M. Harris, "High Resolution Crosswell Imaging of a West Texas Carbonate Reservoir: Part 4 - Reflection Imaging," Proceedings, 62nd Annual Meeting of SEG, New Orleans, 1992, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 49-53.

Ilderton, D., T. Patzek, J.W. Rector and H. Vinegar, "Microseismic Imaging of Hydrofractures With the Aid of Conical Waves," Proceedings, 63rd Meeting of SEG, Washington D.C., 1993, pp. 267-270.

Rector, J.W. and P. Milligan, "Shallow High Resolution 3-D Seismic Surveys for Environmental and Geotechnical Sites," Proceedings, Society of Engineering and Environmental Geophysics, 1993, pp. 55-57.

Rector, J.W. and S.K. Lazaratos, "Real Data Estimation of Crosswell Seismic Radiation Pattern for a Fluid-coupled Piezoelectric Source and Hydrophone Receivers," Proceedings, 64th Annual Meeting of SEG, Los Angeles, 1994, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 135-138.

Rector, J.W., J. Washbourne, R. Huggins, A. Alonso, M. Cherrington and T. Delonas, "3- D Seismic Exploration for Treasure at Victorio Peak," Proceedings, 64th Annual Meeting of SEG, Los Angeles, 1994, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 5.

Ilderton, D., T.W. Patzek and J.W. Rector, "Microseismic Imaging of Hydrofractures in the South Belridge Diatomite," Proceedings, 67th Annual Meeting of SPE, New Orleans, 1994.

Thiron, N., A. Essebar and J.W. Rector, "Parametric Separation of Seismic Waves Using Higher Order Statistics," Proceedings, MCEA, Grenoble, 1995.

Bashore, W.M., D.L. Goggin, P. Griffith, R.T. Langan, K. Tucker, J.M. Harris, S.K. Lazaratos, R.C. Nolen-Hoeksema, J.W. Rector and M. Van Schaack, "High- resolution Imaging of a Carbonate Reservoir Using Crosswell Seismology," Proceedings, Aramco Conference on Reservoir Characterization, Dharan, Saudi Arabia, 1994.

Rector, J.W. and J. Mars, "Preconditioning and Analysis of Different Wavefield Separation Techniques on Crosswell Data," Proceedings, European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, 1995, Extended Abstracts, B052.

Milligan, P.A. and J.W. Rector, "Comparison Between Surface and VSP Reflection Imaging of Shallow Sites," Proceedings, 65th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysics, 1995, Expanded Abstracts Vol. 95, pp. 402- 405.

Mars, J. and J.W. Rector, "Constrained Eigenvectors: A Means to Separate Aliased Arrivals," Proceedings, 65th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysics, 1995, Expanded Abstracts, Vol. 95, pp. 49-52.

Dong, Q. and J.W. Rector, "Seismic Scattering from Inclusions," Proceedings, 65th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysics, 1995, Expanded Abstracts Vol. 95, pp. 1317-1320

Ilderton, D.C., T.W. Patzek, J.W. Rector and H.J. Vinegar, "Passive Imaging of Hydrofractures in the South Belridge Diatomite," Proceedings, Society of Pet. Engineering SPE 28383, 1995.

Rector, J.W., J.I. Mars, S.K. Lazaratos and T. Zhen, "Inversion of Croswell Seismic Data: Beyond the Black Box," Proceedings, 66th Annual SEG International Meeting, 1996, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 342-346.

El-Telbany, A., J.W. Rector, J. Mitchell and R. Seed, "The Accuracy of S-wave Velocity Measurements Using the SCP," Proceedings, SAGEEP, 1996, pp. 66-70.

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Yi, W., S. Nakagawa, K.T. Nihei, J.W. Rector, L.R. Myer and N.G.W. Cook, "Numerical Investigation of Fracture-Induced Seismic Anisotropy," Proceedings, 67th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1997, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 960-963.

Washbourne, J., J.W. Rector, P. Milligan, Selbig and A. Ford, "Near-Surface Exploration for Treasure-Filled Tunnels in Grano-Diorite," Proceedings, 67th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1997, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 784-787.

Byun, J. and J.W. Rector, "Post-Map Migration of Crosswell Seismic Data,"

Proceedings, 67th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1997, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 294-297.

Dong, Q. and J.W. Rector, "Bi-Domain Modeling of Borehole Wave Propagation,"

Proceedings, 67th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1997, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 262-265.

Fan, J., K.T. Nihei, L.R. Myer, N.G.W. Cook and J.W. Rector, "Overlap Domain Decomposition Method for Wave Propagation," Proceedings, 67th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1997, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 1485-1488.

Yi, W., S. Nakagawa, K.T. Nihei, J.W. Rector, L.R Myer and N.G.W. Cook, "Numerical Investigation of Fracture Channel Waves," Proceedings, 68th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1998, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 1628-1631.

Herman, G.C., P.A. Milligan, R.J. Huggins and J.W. Rector, "Imaging Shallow Objects with Scattered Guided Waves," Proceedings, 68th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1998 Expanded Abstracts, pp. 825- 825.

Herman, G.C., P.A. Milligan, Q. Dong and J.W. Rector, "Analysis and removal of Multiply Scattered Tube Waves," Proceedings, 68th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1998, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 284-287.

Washbourne, J.K. and J.W. Rector,, "Crosswell Seismic Imaging in Three Dimensions,"

Proceedings, 68th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1998, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 334-337.

Herman, G.C., P.A. Milligan, R. Huggins and J.W. Rector, "A Dutch Day in the Field at the Richmond Field Station," Proceedings, 61st Meeting of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, 1999, Extended Abstracts.

Zhen, T. and J.W. Rector, "Hybrid Modeling of Borehole Conical Wave Effect in Stratified Media," Proceedings, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Annual Meeting, 1999, Abstracts, pp. 160-163.

Liu, Z., J.W. Rector, K. Nihei, L. Tomutsa, L. Myer and S. Nakagawa, "Extensional Wave Velocity and Attenuation in Partially-Saturated Sand in the Sonic Frequency Range," Proceedings, Rock Mechanics International Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 7-10, 2001.

Scott, C., J.W. Rector, D. Kunerth, D. Weinberg and J. Johnson, "Laboratory Acoustic Reflection Measurements in Porous Media with THF-hydrate," Proceedings, 71st Annual International Meeting: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, San Antonio, TX, 2001, pp. 1776-1779.

Byun, J., J.W. Rector and T. Nemeth, "Two-step Migration Approach for Crosswell Seismic Reflection Data," Proceedings, 71st Annual International Meeting: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, San Antonio, TX, 2001, pp. 491- 494.

Liu, Z., J.W. Rector and K. Nihei, "Extensional Wave Attention and Velocity in Partially-saturated Sand in the Sonic Frequency Range," Proceedings, 71st Annual International Meeting: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2001, San Antonio, TX, pp. 1808-1811.

Liu, Z., J.W. Rector and K. Nihei, "Extensional Wave Attention and Velocity in Partially-saturated Sand in the Sonic Frequency Range," Proceedings, 71st Annual International Meeting: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, San Antonio, TX, 2001, pp. 1808-1811.

Myers, G., D. Goldberg and J.W. Rector, "Drill String Vibration: A Proxy for Identifying Lithologic Boundaries while Drilling," Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 2001, Vol. 179, pp. 1-7.

Rector, J.W., L. Zhang and G. Hoversten, "Optimized Coefficient Finite Difference Scheme For Wave Equation," SEG workshop, Proceedings, 72nd Annual International Meeting, Society Exploration Geophysicists, 2002, Calgary.

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Zhang, L., J.W. Rector and G. Hoversten, "An Eikonal solver in tilted TI media,"

Proceedings, 72nd Annual International Meeting, Society Exploration Geophysicists, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002, pp. 1955-1958.

Zhang, L., J.W. Rector and G. Hoversten, "Eikonal Solver in the Celerity Domain,"

Proceedings, 72nd Annual International Meeting, Society Exploration Geophysicists, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002, pp. 2023-2026.

Anderson-Kuzma, H., A. Porter, L. Zhang, Y. Choi and J.W. Rector, "Linear Inversion, Singular Value Decomposition and Regularization: Intuition Derived from Digital Signal Processing," Proceedings, Abstracts of the Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Calgary, Alberta, 2002, pp 2031-2033.

Anderson-Kuzma, H. and J.W. Rector, "A Support Vector Machine for AVO Interpretation," Proceedings, Abstracts of the Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2003, pp 1924-1927.

Anderson-Kuzma, H., H.F. Cassassuce and J.W. Rector, "Training a Machine to Predict AVO Inversion Results," Proceedings, Intelligent Computing in the Petroleum Industry, Eighteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Workshop Program, Acapulco, Mexico, 2003.

Kuzma, H. and J. Rector, "Nonlinear AVO Inversion Using Support Vector Machines," 74th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Denver, CO, 2004, pp. 203-206.

Zhang, L., J.W. Rector, G.M. Hoversten and S. Fomel, "Split-Step Complex Pade-Fourier Depth Migration," 74th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Denver, CO, 2004, pp. 989-992.

Kappler, K., H.A. Kuzma and J.W. Rector, "A Comparison of Standard Inversion, Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines," 75th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Houston, TX, 2005, pp. 1725- 1727.

Kuzma, H.A. and J.W. Rector, "Support Vector Machines for Geophysical Inversion," Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, CA, 2005, Vol. 86, No. 52, Abstract NG43B-0571.

Kuzma, H.A. and J.W. Rector, "The Zoeppritz Equations, Information Theory and Support Vector Machines," 75th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Houston, TX, 2005, pp. 1701-1704.

Kuzma H.A. and J.W. Rector, "Support Vector Machines to Interpret EM Data," Annual Meeting SAGEEP, San Antonio, TX, 2005, 7 pp.

Kappler, K., N.H. Cuevas and J.W. Rector, "Response of Induction Coil Magnetometers to Perturbations in Orientation," 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, New Orleans, LA, 2006, pp. 899-903.

Kuzma, H.A., K.A. Kappler and J.W. Rector, "A Map of Indirect Inversion: Kriging, Wiener Filters, Support Vector Machanics, and Neural Networks," Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, CA, 2006, Vol. 87, No. 52, Abstract NG31C-1611.

Kuzma, H., J. L. Fernandez Martinez and J. W. Rector, "Physically Correct Kernel Learning for Geophysics," AGU, 2007, NG11A-0177.

Mangriotis, M. D., J. Rector, R. Bainer and E.F. Herkenhoff, "Scattering Versus Intrinsic Attenuation: Measurements From Permanent Downhole Geophones," SEG, San Antonio, TX, September 2007, Expanded Abstracts, 26, pp. 1237-1241.

Kuzma, H. A., D. Bremer and J.W. Rector, "Support Vector Machines Implemented on a Graphics Processing Unit," SEG, September 2007, Expanded Abstracts,26, pp. 2089-2092.

Cuevas, N. H., J. W. Rector III, J. R. Moore and S. D. Glaser, "Electrokinetic Coupling in Hydraulic Fracture Propagation," SEG, Houston, TX, October 2009, Expanded Abstracts, 27, pp. 1217-1222.

Fernandez Martinez, J.L., S. Nazari, Z. Fernandez Muniz and J. W. Rector III, "Simulating Models Using Geological Bases, Well Logs and Seismic Attributes," SEG, 2010, Expanded Abstracts, pp. 1455-1459.

Rector, J.W., Crosswell Seismology: A Tutorial, prepared for IHRDC Associates, Boston, MA, July 1999, pp. 27. Under contract and non-public domain.

Rector, J.W., Pore Pressure Prediction using Seismic-While Drilling Technology, prepared for the Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL, pp. 53, July 1999. Under contract and non-public domain

Milligan, P. and J.W. Rector, "Multioffset VSP for High Resolution Imaging of Shallowsites: Problems and Solutions," Proceedings, AAPG/SEPM Pacific Coast Meeting, May, 1995.

Williams, T., T.V. McEvilly, J.W. Rector, P. Mulligan, T. Burdette, R.D. Catchings, W.H. Lee, K. Rice and R. Ren, "Preliminary Results from a 1993 Seismic Survey of Cienega Valley," [abstr.] Proceedings, Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, in AGU 1993 fall meeting, 1993, Vol. 74, No.43, Suppl., 412. .

Unruh, J.R., S.T. Hector, P.L. Williams and J.W. Rector, "Transpressional Tectonics of the Western Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Eastern San Francisco Bay Region, California," Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Fall 1997.

Liu, Z., J.W. Rector and P. Williams, "A Shallow Marine Seismic Reflection Survey in Suisun Bay," Proceedings, SAGEEP Conference Proceedings, 1999, pp. 225-233.

Milligan, P.A. and J.W. Rector, "Use of VSP Techniques to View, in 3D, Partially Saturated Layers in the Shallow Subsurface at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory," Proceedings, SAGEEP, 1999, pp. 619-628.

Kuzma, H.A. and J.W. Rector, "Support Vector Machines for Non-Linear Geophysical Inversion," Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, CA, 2004, Vol. 85, No. 47, Abstract NG31B-0873.

Mangriotis, M.D., J.W. Rector III and R. Bainer, "3-D Velocity Imaging of the Shallow Subsurface Using Surface Seismic Reflection Data and Multi-offset VSP Data at a Site at Sandia National Laboratories," SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, July 2006.

Kuzma, H.A., J. W. Rector and D. Bremer, "Seismic Interpretation Using Support Vector Machines Implemented on Graphics Processing Units," Eleventh International Congress for Mathematical Geology, Liege Belgium, September 2006, Vol. 511, No. 24, 5 pp.

Mangriotis, M., J.W. Rector III and R. Bainer, "3-D Velocity Imaging of the Shallow Subsurface Using Surface Seismic Reflection Data and Multi-offset VSP Data at a Site at Sandia National Laboratories," AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2006.

Kuzma, H. A., J. W. Rector and D. Cress, "Using Support Vector Machines to Emulate Modeling," DCI Post-Doc Symposium, McLean, VA, 2007.

Kuzma, H. A., E.R. Engdahl and J.W. Rector, "Support Vector Regression for Phase Arrival Prediction and SEL3 Event Evaluation," ISS Post-Doc Conference, 2007, 1p.

Kuzma, H. A., M. D. Mangriotis, J. L. Fernandez Martinez, J. W. Rector III, Y. Liu and S. Vaidya, "Vehicle Traffic as a Source for Near-surface Passive Seismic Imaging," 2008.

Kuzma, H. A., J.L. Fernandez Martinez, Y. Zhao, C. Dunson, M. Zhai, M.D. Mangriotis and J.W. Rector, "Vehicle Traffic as a Source for Near-Surface Passive Seismic Imaging," SAGEEP, TX, 2008, Vol. 15, pp. 543-550.

Kuzma, H. A., M. D. Mangriotis, J. L. Fernandez Martinez, J. W. Rector III, Y. Liu and S. Vaidya, "Vehicle Traffic as a Source for Near-Surface Passive Seismic Imaging," AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2008, Vol. 2, p. 223.

Mangriotis, M.D. and J. Rector, "Scattering Versus Intrinsic Attenuation: Measurements From Permanent Downhole Geophones,," AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2008, Vol. 1, p. 198.

Mangriotis, M. D., J. Rector, J. Neu and E. F. Herkenhoff, "Scattering Versus Intrinsic Attenuation in the Vadose Zone," AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

Fernandez Martinez, J.L., L. M. Pedruelo-González, J. Deparis, M. D. Mangriotis and J. W. Rector, "Application of the Mean Travel Time Curves to GPR and VSP Data," SAGEEP, September 2009, pp. 77-86.

 

Books

Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers (Hardback) Shivaji N. Dasgupta, Fred Aminzadeh, James W. Rector

Elsevier, United Kingdom(2014), ISBN 10: 0444506624 / ISBN 13: 9780444506627

McGraw Hill and Company, Feb. 2000.
Rector, J. and M. D. Mangriotis, Vertical Seismic Profiling, Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, 2010, Springer, pp. 430-433.

 

Patents

Rector, J.W., U.S. Patent No. 4,862,423, "System for Reducing Drillstring Multiples in Field Signals," 1989.

Rector, J.W., U.S. Patent No. 4,829,489, "Method of Determining Drillstring Velocity," 1989.

Rector, J.W., U.S. Patent No. 4,954,498, "Method for Reducing Noise in Drillstring Signals," 1990.

Rector, J.W., Marion, B.P., Widrow, B. and Salehi, I., U.S. Patent No. 4,926,391, "Signal Processing to Enable Utilization of a Rig Reference Sensor With a Drill Bit Seismic Source," 1990.

Rector, J.W., Marion, B.P., Widrow, B. and Salehi, I., U.S. Patent No. 5,050,130, "Signal Processing to Enable Utilization of a Rig Reference Sensor with a Drill Bit Seismic Source," 1991.

Rector, J.W., U.S. Patent No. 5,109,947, "Distributed Seismic Energy Source," 1992.

Rector, J.W., Marion, B.P., Widrow, B. and Salehi, I., U.S. Patent No. 5,191,557, "Signal Processing to Enable Utilization of a Rig Reference Sensor with a Drill Bit Seismic Source," 1993.

Rector, J.W., US Patent No. 5,670,882, "Crosswell Direct Arrival Traveltime Tomography in Three Dimensions," 1997.

 

Graduate Theses

1993, Kirsten Bender, MS,  Obtaining a Guitar's Frequency Response: An Application of Experimental Modal Analysis

1993, Galen Hesler, Ph.D, Characterisation of azimuthal core anisotropy

1997 Jianli Fan, Ph.D, Overlap Domain Decomposition Technique for Modeling Wave Propagation

1999, John Washbourne, Ph.D, Crosswell traveltime tomography in three dimensions

1999, Paul Milligan, Ph.D, inversion of Near-Surface Seismic Data

1999, Joongmoo Byun, Ph. D, Migration of Wide Angle Crosswell Seismic Data

1999, Weidong, Yi, Ph.D, Numerical Investigation of Seismic Wave Propagation in Fracture Systems

2002, Tao Zhen, Ph.D., Borehole Seismic Modeling

2002, Zhuping, Liu,  Ph.D.,Acoustic velocity and attenuation of unconsolidated sands - An experimental and modeling study

2004, Heidi Kuzma, Ph.D., Support Vector Machines for Geophysical Inversion

2004, Linbin Zhang, Ph.D. Anisotropic Modeling and Imaging

2008, Karl Kappler, Ph.D., Long Term Electromagnetic Monitoring at Parkfield, CA

2008, Melanie Walling, Ph.D., Probalistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and Spatial Simulation of Variation on Ground Motion

2009, Maria Mangriotis, Ph.D., Scattering Versus Intrinsic Attenuation in the Near Surface: Measurements from Permanent Down-hole Geophones

2009, Nestor Cuevas, Ph.D., Electrokinetic Coupling in Hydraulic Fracture Propagation

2012, Yang Zhao, Ph.D., Seismic Interferometry

2012, David Tang, MS, Near surface void detection

 

Post-Doctoral Mentoring and Visiting Faculty

1997-1998, Dr. Jerome Mars

1997-1999, Dr. Quicheng Dong

2002, Dr. Gerard Herman

2007-2009, Dr. Heidi Kuzma

2010-2011, Dr. Juan Lius Fernandex Martinez

 

Recent Rersearch Grants

2012-2014, GTI, Hydraulic Fracture Characterization

2010-2012, RPSEA, Co-PI, Development of a self-teaching expert systems $250,000.

2009-2010, CTBTO, Co-PI, False Event Identification Using Kernal-based Forward Predictions and Support Vector Machine Classification.$50,000.

2010-2011, LBNL, Co-PI, LBNL, Hydrates Project. $15,000

2009-2010, LLNL,PI, Underground Structure Characterization from Traffic Seismic Excitation  $70,000.

2008-2009, LBNL, PI, DOE, Seismic Validation. $15,000.

2008-2009,PI UC-Mexus, Geophysical & Geochemical Study of San Juan Londo Aquifer $25,000

2008-2010, PI, ISCSS Post-Doctoral Research, PI, Support Vector Machines, $250,000,