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President and CTO, IMaGE
Shawn Maxwell is President and CTO for IMaGE (Itasca Microseismic and Geomechanical Evaluation) based in Calgary. Previously he provided microseismic technical direction at Schlumberger, Pinnacle/Halliburton and ESG and has been a pioneer in the introduction of commercial microseismic hydraulic-fracturing imaging services to the oil and gas industry. Shawn was awarded a Ph.D. in microseismology from Queen’s University in Canada. He serves on various microseismic focused committees and workshops around the globe, and is currently passive seismic associate editor for Geophysics. Shawn is also a 2013 SPE Distinguished Lecturer (“What Have We Learned About Fracturing Shales After 12 Years of Microseismic Mapping?”) and the 2014 SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (“Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fracturing: Improved Engineering of Unconventional Shale Reservoirs”).