The Geophysical Society of Oklahoma city (GSOC) was chartered as the 6th chapter of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in October, 1952. This chapter was largely working geophysicists from Central and Western Oklahoma, with Richard M. Davis elected as first president. By 1970, we had grown to nearly 120 members. On June 4th 1971 we dedicated a granite monument, marking the site of the 1st reflection seismic survey conducted in the USA. Fifty years earlier, a crew of scientists recorded the first seismic data approximately ½ mile west of Penn Square Mall of today. This 1921 crew was led by Dr. John C. Karcher from the University of Oklahoma to image an area where oil seeps were noted along Belle Isle Creek. The Monument can be seen today in the front lawn of Belle Isle Library
The GSOC holds monthly meetings from September-May and multiple special events throughout the year. We make a distinct effort to provide our members with a series of relevant and beneficial technical seminars throughout the year to further each member's continuing education in geophysics as well as provide a venue for members to expand and maintain their professional network.
Birthplace of reflection seismology
Officers 2016 - 2017
President - Jan Dodson, STAR Geophysics, Inc.
Past President - Kim Guyer, STAR Geophysics, Inc.
President Elect - Alex Biholar, Devon Energy
Vice President - David Smolkin, Devon Energy
Secretary - Debashish Sarkar, GE
Treasurer - Stephanie Cook, Chesapeake Energy
Webmaster - Rika Burr, Chesapeake Energy