Management Team

  • Peter M. Duncan, Ph.D +


    President and Chief Executive Officer |

    Peter M. Duncan is President and CEO of MicroSeismic, Inc. a Houston based oil field service company specializing in hydraulic fracture stimulation surveillance and evaluation. He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Toronto. His early career as an exploration geophysicist was with Shell Canada and then Digicon Geophysical, first in Calgary then in Houston. In 1992 he was one of 3 founders of 3DX Technologies Inc., a publicly traded independent oil and gas exploration company. Duncan was 2003-04 President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Duncan was the Fall 2008 SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer speaking on the subject of Passive Seismic at 45 venues around the world. He is an Honorary Member of SEG, the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), the Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). He received the Enterprise Champion Award from the Houston Business Journal in 2010, the World Oil Innovative Thinker Award in 2011, and was the 2013 EY National Energy Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2014 he received the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from SEG.

  • William B. Barker (Bill) +

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    Vice President, Analysis|

    William B. Barker (Bill) is the Vice President of Analysis at MicroSeismic, Inc., responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day data analysis operations. He has 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Previously, Bill worked as Manager of Analysis in Houston for three years, QA/QC Manager for one year, Team Leader for five years, and analyst for three years. Prior to MicroSeismic, Bill worked in electromagnetics at NAEVA Geophysics, Inc. for two years as a field geophysicist mapping unexploded ordnance (UXO) at sites throughout the US. Bill holds a BS in geophysics from the University of Kansas, and is a member of SEG and SPE.

  • Eric Bourdages +

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    Vice President, Operations|

    Eric Bourdages is the Vice President of Operations at MicroSeismic, Inc., responsible for data acquisition field operations worldwide. Eric has over 30 years’ experience in seismic field operations in Canada and the United States and has been with MicroSeismic since 2010. Prior to MicroSeismic, Mr. Bourdages managed operations for Conquest Norex/Tesla where he gained a solid experienced in challenging 2D and 3D acquisition projects coast-to-coast, and occupied various positions. Mr. Bourdages is an active board member of the CAGC.

  • Noel Knape +

    Vice President, Corporate Controller |

    Noel Knape has over 20 years of financial management experience in the oil & gas industry. He started his career with Western Geophysical as a Country Controller in Lima, Peru. His career has progressed from relatively small, simple operations to large, complex, multi-location, multi-service line operations. In the capacity of Country Controller or Regional Controller, he has managed financial operations for geophysical, drilling, oil field services, pipeline services and oil field component manufacturing companies. Noel comes to Microseismic, Inc. from BrederoShaw, where he spent 5 years as the Americas Regional Controller.

    Noel is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an International MBA from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.

  • Carl W. Neuhaus +

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    Vice President, Engineering |

    Mr. Neuhaus is the Vice President of Engineering at MicroSeismic, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the technical quality and innovation of engineering services and for communicating the nature of these services to the oil and gas community worldwide. Past responsibilities include developing and launching the consulting and services arm at DrillingInfo, a leading SaaS analytics company catering to the oil and gas industry. As the Director of Petroleum Engineering, Mr. Neuhaus was responsible for planning technical and strategic consulting services in unconventional and conventional fields for operators, oilfield services, and financial services companies. His technical leadership in domestic and international engagements focused on field development and production optimization strategies, asset valuation, cross-disciplinary data integration, as well as business strategy and knowledge transfer. Prior to DrillingInfo, Mr. Neuhaus managed a multi-disciplinary completions evaluation team across North America for MicroSeismic, Inc. focusing on the development and implementation of field development solutions and strategies integrating completions engineering, reservoir engineering, geomechanics, geology, and geophysics to optimize wellbore spacing, completion design, and treatment design.

    Mr. Neuhaus holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the Mining University of Leoben, Austria and the Colorado School of Mines. He regularly participates at industry events with speaking engagements at investor conferences such as IPAA’s, OGIS, and technical SPE, SEG, and AAPG conferences. His publications include numerous industry papers and studies, and he holds one US patent.

  • Michael Thornton, Ph.D +

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    Chief Technology Officer |

    Michael Thornton, Ph.D. has 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He spent nearly four years as VP of Data Analysis for MicroSeismic Inc. prior to being promoted to Chief Technology Officer in January 2011. Before joining MicroSeismic Inc. he spent six years in management at Veritas DGC as Imaging Director in charge of multiple processing crews and technology development. He began his career with ExxonMobil where he served as a research geophysicist, processing geophysicist and processing analyst.

    Thornton has his MS and BS in geophysics from Texas A&M University and obtained his PhD in geophysics from the University of Houston. He is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

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