Thomas H. Wilson

Professor Emeritus - Geophysics

Research Interests

Reservoir characterization, property modeling and fracture model development, carbon sequestration, Marcellus Shale stimulation and microseismic responses.


Professional Experience


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Recent Publications

Kavousi Ghahfarokhi, P., T. Wilson, T. Carr, A.Kumar, R. Hammack, H. Di, 2019, Integrating distributed acoustic sensing, borehole 3C geophone array, and surface seismic array data to identify long-period long-duration seismic events during stimulation of a Marcellus Shale gas reservoir: Journal Interpretation, 7: SA1-SA10,

Wilson, T., T. Carr, B. J. Carney, M. Yates, K. MacPhail, Adrian Morales, Ian Costello, Jay Hewitt, Emily Jordon, Natalie Uschner, Miranda Thomas, Si Akin, Oluwaseun Magbagbeola, Asbjoern Johansen, Leah Hogarth, Olatunbosun Anifowoshe, Kashif Naseem,  2018, Marcellus Shale model stimulation tests and microseismic response yield insights into mechanical properties and reservoir DFN: Journal Interpretation, 6, 2, T231-T243.

Wilson, T. H., Kavousi, P., Carr, T., Carney, B. J., Uschner, N., Magbagbeola, O., and Xu, L.,  2017, Relationships of lambda rho, mu rho, brittleness index, Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio and high TOC for the Marcellus Shale, Morgantown, West Virginia: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2017, 3438-3442,

Some significant publications

Wilson, T, Smith, V., and Brown, A., 2015, Developing a model discrete fracture network and drilling and EOR strategy in an unconventional reservoir using integrated field, image log and 3D seismic data:  The  American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 99, 4, 735-762.

Wilson, T., Wells, A., Peters, D., Mioduchowski, A., Martinez, G., Koperna, G., Akwari, B., and Heath, J., 2012, Fracture and 3D Seismic Interpretations of the Fruitland Coal, San Juan Basin: Implications for CO2 Retention and Tracer Movement: International Journal of Coal Geology, 99, pp. 35-53.

Wilson, T. H., 2000, Seismic evaluation of differential subsidence, compaction and loading in an interior basin: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, vol. 84, no. 3, p. 376-398.

Wilson, T. H., and R. C. Shumaker, 1994, Crustal Structures and the eastern extent of lower Paleozoic shelf strata within the central Appalachians: A seismic refelction interpretation: Alternative interpretation and reply: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 106, p. 1502-1511.

Wilson, T.H., Shumaker, R. C., 1992 Broad Top Thrust sheet: An extensive blind thrust in the central Appalachians: Amer. Assoc. of Petrol. Geol. Bulletin, v. 76, No. 9, p 1310-1324.

Wilson, T. H., 1989, Geophysical Studies of Large Blind Thrust, Valley and Ridge Province, Central Appalachians: AAPG Bulletin, V. 73, no. 3, p. 276‑288.