Bruce S. Hart

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Bruce S. Hart
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BSc Geography and Geology
MSc Oceanographie
PhD Geology
BSc university McMaster University
MSc university Universite du Quebec a Rimouski
PhD university The University of Western Ontario

Bruce Hart is an Adjunct Professor in the Earth Sciences Department at Western University, London, Ontario Canada. He was previously a research scientist with Statoil/Equinor studying shale and other types of unconventional reservoirs (Vaca Muerta, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Marcellus, etc.) to enhance exploration and development efforts. Prior to joining Statoil, Hart held a similar position with ConocoPhillips. Prior to that, he was a Tenured Professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at McGill University, and held research/teaching positions at New Mexico Tech, Penn State and the Geological Survey of Canada

SEG Best Paper in Interpretation Award 2013

Bruce Hart received the Best Paper in Interpretation Award in 2013 for his paper

"Whither seismic stratigraphy?"[1]

AAPG/SEG Distinguished Lecturer Biography 2009 [2]

“My career has been a path of continuous discovery that has allowed me to meet many creative, bright and wonderful people. I love to share my passion for the geosciences, meet new people and be inspired by them”

Bruce Hart is a research scientist with Statoil leading the study of shale and unconventional exploration and development. Prior to joining Statoil, Hart held positions with ConocoPhillips, McGill University, New Mexico Tech, Penn State and the Geological Survey of Canada.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Geology from McMaster University, a master’s degree in Océanographie from l'Université du Québec à Rimouski and a doctorate degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario.

He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications (three of which won Best Paper awards) on shales, seismic attributes, clastic sedimentology, fractured reservoirs, pore-pressure prediction, sequence stratigraphy and other topics. He has written more than 50 papers as SPE and URTeC papers, papers in trade journals and extended abstracts. He authored a digital textbook on seismic interpretation for AAPG, and has given short courses on that topic in Houston, London, Cairo, Kuala Lumpus, Calgary and Vienna.

He previously toured as the AAPG-SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 2009-10, and as a Guest Lecturer for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in 2006.



  1. Bruce S. Hart (2013). ”Whither seismic stratigraphy?.” Interpretation, 1(1), SA3-SA20.
  3. Whaley, J., 2017, Oil in the Heart of South America,], accessed November 15, 2021.
  4. Wiens, F., 1995, Phanerozoic Tectonics and Sedimentation of The Chaco Basin, Paraguay. Its Hydrocarbon Potential: Geoconsultores, 2-27, accessed November 15, 2021;
  5. Alfredo, Carlos, and Clebsch Kuhn. “The Geological Evolution of the Paraguayan Chaco.” TTU DSpace Home. Texas Tech University, August 1, 1991.