Sara Hanson-Hedgecock

GEoREST - Sara Hanson-Hedgecock



My current research interest is in combining attributes of induced seismicity, such as derived source mechanisms, models of fracture generation, event statistics, pumping information, etc. to develop a better understanding of how induced seismicity is generated and propagates for use in evaluating seismic hazards and developing more safe and efficient stimulation. Additionally, correlating temporally varying microseismic activity to subsurface models may give insight into how fracturing develops and what observations can be used to monitor and optimize treatments in unconventional and geothermal plays.

Since July 2021, I am part of the IDAEA-CSIC group as a post-doc researcher.



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Aug. 2013 Ph.D in Geological Sciences (Seismology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  M.S. in Geology State University of New York at Buffalo
  B.S. in Geophysics Rice University



07/2021 -  Postdoctoral Researcher, IDAEA-CSIC, GEoREST
11/2020 - 06/2021 Microseismic Advisor, Silixa LLC
04/2014 - 04/2020 Microseismic Geophysicist, Schlumberger, SIS Data Services
05/2013 - 11/2013 Seismic Pattern Recognition, Intern, ExxonMobil, Upstream Research Company
09/2012 - 05/2013 4D Velocity Structure and Event Location, Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill
09/2009 - 04/2012 Ambient Noise-Surface Wave Tomography, Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill
09/2005 - 06/2009 Stratigraphic Pattern Recognition, Research Assistant, University at Buffalo
01/2009 - 05/2009 Geological Mapping Techniques, Teaching Assistant, University at Buffalo
01/2003 - 08/2003 Refraction Tomography, Research Assistant, Rice University, Dept. of Earth Science