George Pickett

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George Pickett
George R. (Dick) Pickett headshot.png
Latest company Colorado School of Mines
Membership SEG, SPWLA,Sigma Xi
BSc Maths and Physics
MSc maths and Physics
PhD Geophysical Engineering
BSc university University of Oklahoma
MSc university University of Oklahoma
PhD university Colorado School of Mines

George R. (Dick) Pickett (d.1984) was the inventor of a technique of solving Archie's equation using a logarithmic representation, and obtaining the necessary parameters from well log information.[1] Dr. Pickett's cross-plotting technique is often referred to as the Pickett Plot. Dr. Pickett was a professor in the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines from 1966 until his death in 1984.

Dr. Pickett received the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Gold Medal for Technical Achievement with Honorary Membership in 1984.

Biography 1981 [2]

George R. Pickett received B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Oklahoma, and the D.Sc. in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. His experience includes 11 years with Shell Development Co. and Shell Oil Co. During 1974-1975 he was with the Petroleum Engineering Department of the Unversity of Texas at Austin. Since 1966 he has been a professor of geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines.

He is also co-owner of PBT, Inc. specializing in custom core analysis and application of borehole measurements in petroleum exploration.

He is a member of SEG, SPWLA, SPE, and Sigma Xi.


  1. Pickett, G. (1960). ”THE USE OF ACOUSTIC LOGS IN THE EVALUATION OF SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS.” GEOPHYSICS, 25(1), 250–274. doi: 10.1190/1.1438691
  2. Contributors, Geophysics Aug 1981, Vol. 46, No. 8