Seth Haines

Seth is a Research Geophysicist with the USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center. His areas of work include seismic characterization of gas hydrates, and the quantification of the potential impacts of oil and gas development (including hydraulic fracturing, produced waters, habitat impacts).

Biography

Education

B.A. (1997) Middlebury College (Geology and Physics)

M.Sc. (2001) Stanford University (Geophysics)

Ph.D. (2005) Stanford University (Geophysics)

 

Recent Research

Gas hydrate characterization with seismic methods, with main focus on the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska

Water issues related to hydrocarbon production, including quantifying water use for hydraulic fracturing and water produced with oil and gas

Broader impacts of oil and gas development, including habitat and related topics

Shear-wave seismic methods for near-surface applications (focus of Mendenhall Post-doc, 2005-200)

Seismoelectric methods for near-surface applications (dissertation topic)