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Peggie R. Gallagher – Geophysicist

Peggie has 12 years in the petroleum industry as a data manager, and as a seismic processor. She has a MS degree in Geophysics and a BA in Geology with an engineering emphasis. As a GeoQuest IESX manager at BP-Alaska and at Esso-U.K. in the 90’s, she established good communications with the interpreters to meet their deadlines, and she was able to keep their projects functioning with little downtime due to software bugs. She liased with the GeoQuest help group in the UK, and Houston, to solve software problems, and with the IT groups on disk management, software upgrades, backups, data extraction, and hardware issues. She was a seismic processor at Exxon in Houston for 6 years in the late 80’s, where she successfully managed a team that processed much of Exxon’s 2D and 3D seismic data for the western U.S., including difficult data areas such as in the Columbia Plateau, and the overthrust belt. She also has had experience in potential field methods in the mineral exploration and ground water industries. She is comfortable with UNIX as a platform, as well as report writing on the different subject areas. Most recently she spent 4 years in Kuwait accompanying her husband on an assignment and kept busy with her 2 children and many activities.



M.S. Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1984
Thesis : A Model Study of a Thin Plate in Free-Space for the EM37 Transient Electromagnetic System.
B.A. Geology (with distinction), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, December 1977, Engineering option

– Society of Exploration Geophysicists


 July 1997- May 1999 – GeoQuest Data Manager –

Contract with Esso Petroleum Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, England, through my own company, Gallagher Geophysics Ltd.
Responsible for maintaining 800 gigabytes of GeoQuest seismic workstation data, primarily in IESX format, including 150 GeoQuest projects covering the North Sea and other offshore areas around Britain. Data management tasks included project creation, project and disk maintenance, copying, loading, and IESX problem solving..


January 1992-February 1996GeoQuest Data Manager
Direct term contract with BP Exploration, Anchorage, Alaska.
Data manager for 25 gigabytes of GeoQuest’s IES and IESX project data for three production teams, though primarily for Prudhoe Bay production team. Areas of responsibility included project and disk management, data loading of various types, quality control of data, backups, facilitation of software upgrades and hardware maintenance with IT group. Developed small UNIX programs for data manipulation.


April 1985-May 1991 – Seismic Processor
Exxon Exploration, Data Processing Center, Houston, Texas

Team Leader for western U.S.
Responsibilities included providing technical and organizational leadership, quality control, development of processing standards and streams, training in new technology, communication with clients, and work planning. Areas included the Permian Basin, mid-continent and western U.S.

Seismic Land Processor
Processing of land 2D, 3D, and swath data from the western U.S., including the Columbia Plateau, Permian Basin, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming


Great Basin GeoServices, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lamontagne Geophysics, 12/84 – 2/85
Toronto, Canada. Participated in an electromagnetic sounding survey (UTEM) in Oregon.

Bear Creek Mining Co., subsidiary of Kennecott Exploration, Anchorage, Alaska, 6/84 – 8/84
Supervised and carried out electromagnetic surveys on mineral properties in Alaska. Responsible for geophysical interpretation and reports for each property.

USGS Water Resources Dept., Salt Lake City, Utah, Spring and Fall 1984.
Computer modeling of gravity data for the Tule Valley, Utah. Final interpretation and report to supervisor.


1981 – 1984 – GRADUATE STUDENT
Research Assistant, 6/82 to 12/83
Thesis research in geophysics. Computer model study of a transient electromagnetic system.


Meiiji Resource Consultants, Layton, Utah8/79 – 12/80
Various geology projects for different government agencies (BLM, DOE). ,

Chen and Assoc., Inc., Denver, Colorado, 9/78 – 8/79
Geotechnical hazard evaluation, soil and rock foundation evaluations. Field work and report writing.

Crystal Springs Exploration Syndicate, Vancouver, Canada, 3/78 – 5/78
Three month contract in Liberia, Africa, evaluating a gold placer.



Gallagher, P.R., and Mutz, K.M., 1980, Kaiparowits Coal Unsuitability Study, Garfield and Kane
Counties, Utah: Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City, Utah.
Gallagher, P.R., Ward, S.H., and Hohmann, G., 1985, A Model Study of a Thin Plate in Free-Space for the EM37 Transient Electromagnetic System: Geophysics, v.50, no.6.