James Brady Carmichael

James B Carmichael

Graduate Research Assistant

Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)
Department of Geophysics

Introduction / Exc Summary of me

A 5th generation Texas, born and raised in Austin, who now calls Denver, CO home. With over a decade of professional experience, as a microseismic geophysicist and team lead in Halliburton-Pinnacle Technologies/Services.

Now pursuing a Master of Science in Geophysical Engineering, with a minor in Geology, working as a research assistant for the Reservoir Characterization Project at the Colorado School of Mines. Under the advice of Dr. James “Jim” L. Simmons and the direction of Dr. Ali Tura and Dr. Ge Jin.  Working on field-sourced data from the narrow Western flank of the Wattenberg Field’s asymmetric syncline.

Seeking a challenging and worthwhile next step in my professional career. 

Please seek out more information and professional details:

James Carmichael | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-b-carmichael/)


  • M.Sci. in Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2021-present
  •    & minor, Geology
  • B.Sci. in Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 2002-2007


  • Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Denver-Julesburg Basin
  • Wattenberg Field
  • Niobrara-Codell Petroleum System
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Quantitative Interpretation
  • Diagnostic Tools/Services
  • Microseismic Activity
  • Induced Seismicity
  • Subsurface Storage


  • Enhanced Microseismic Anisotropic Velocity Optimization by Check-shot and Walk-away VSP

    Pei, Donghong; Carmichael, James; Zhou, Ran; and Knapo, George (Halliburton). 2017-17538927-SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, 24-29 September, Houston, TX, USA.

  • Legacy Well Protection Refrac Mitigates Offset Well Completion Communications in Joint Industry Project

    Courtier, James; Gray, Danny; Smith, Michael (Laredo Petroleum); Stegent, Neil; Carmichael, James; Hassan, Magdy (Pinnacle—A Halliburton Company); Ciezobka, Jordan (Gas Technology Institute). 2016-181767-SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference – N.A., 21-22 September, Midland, TX, USA.

  • Microseismic Anisotropic Velocity Calibration by Using Both Direct and Reflected Arrivals

    Pei, Donghong; Carmichael, James; Waltman, Charlie; Warpinski, Norm (Pinnacle-A Halliburton Service). 2014-0097-SEG Conference Paper – SEG Annual Meeting, 26-31 October, Denver, CO, USA.


  • Microseismic Velocity Models Derived from Historical Model Classification. * (patent pending

    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. Inventors: Machovoe, Sean; Carmichael, James

    Patent Application No: US 2021 0072416 A1; Family ID: 1000004363693; Appl. No: 16/566727; Filed: September 10, 2019.


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Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
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