Ellen Clark

Chevron North America Exploration and Production
100 Northpark Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
Tel 985-773-6427
Email EllenClark@chevron.com

Ellen Clark is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a BS degree in Geology and a MS in Geophysics. She began her career with Texaco in 1997 as a development geologist working on the shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.

In 2002, shortly after the merger with Chevron, she was assigned to the DeepWater Exploration Team as a technical Geophysicist where she was responsible for processing seismic data and building velocity models for prestack depth migrations. Following that assignment, Ellen returned to the shelf as a technical Geophysicist.

For the last ten years, Ellen has worked on the DeepWater Asset Development group responsible for several fields. She is currently working as a Senior Staff Geophysicist for the Geophysics Technical Services Team.

Scott Glassman

Retired Chevron
301 Gloria's Place
Mandeville, LA 70471
Cell: (713) 417-0116

E-Mail: nawlinssg@aol.com

Scott Glassman earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Indiana University in 1981, and joined Texaco the same year as a geophysicist in New Orleans, Louisiana. After several exploration and development assignments, Scott moved into the Seismic Data Processing team where he developed a passion for technical geophysics. In 1999, Scott transferred to Houston, where he lived for 15 years, leading technical geophysics teams, and ultimately the Geophysical Services Unit for Chevron. Scott returned to Louisiana as Chevron’s Technology Manager in January, 2014 in Covington, Louisiana, and retired in May of 2016 after 35 years with the company.

Scott is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Southeastern Geophysical Society. He is an avid golfer and enjoys making quick getaways to Pensacola Beach.

Robin Broussard

One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70139
Tel: (504) 425-7437

E-mail: robin.broussard@shell.com

Robin Broussard received her BS in Geology & Geophysics in 1984 from the University of New Orleans and attended graduate courses in Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her career in the oil industry as a student intern for The Exploration Company of Louisiana, Meeks Petroleum, and Oiltex, Inc. She has worked in seismic processing, exploration and development for Amoco Production Company, Dominion Resources and Taylor Energy, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater. In 2007, Robin joined Shell and works as a Staff Reservoir Geophysicist in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Development group. Robin is a member of SGS, SEG, and NOGS.

Robin served as SGS President last year

Josh Richardson

100 Northpark Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433

E-Mail: JRichardson@chevron.com

Josh Richardson is the current 1st Vice President.

Leah Grassi

Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
100 Northpark BLVD
Covington, LA 70433
Tel: 985-773-1790

Leah Grassi moved from Miami, FL to New Orleans, LA where she studied Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New Orleans. She earned both her B.S. and M.S. in this field. After graduation, she began her career at Chevron, where she is a Geologist working in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico on the Perdido team. Leah enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, listening to live music and indulging in the great food for which New Orleans is renowned.



Greg Nelson

100 Northpark Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
Tel: (985) 773-6030

E-mail: NelsonG@chevron.com

Greg Nelson is the current Treasurer.

Greg Nelson is an Exploration Geophysicist on the Deepwater Core-Asset Exploration Team at the
Covington office of Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. Greg is in his third exploration assignment
with Chevron. Prior to joining Chevron full-time he interned in Asset Development at Chevron’s office in
Lafayette, LA. Greg earned his PhD in Geological Sciences from Indiana University where he studied
near-surface seismic anisotropy and velocity structure using novel high-resolution multicomponent VSP
experiments. Greg also has a BS in Geology from Indiana University and has a research background in
structural geology and regional tectonics of the Laramide foreland province in Colorado, Montana, and
Wyoming. He has served as a Board Member of the Southwest Louisiana Geophysical Society and as
President of the Indiana University Geophysical Society. Greg is a full-member of the Society of
Exploration Geophysicists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the European
Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. When not working, he enjoys fishing and crabbing in
Louisiana’s coastal waters. Greg also loves to hit the ski slopes when the snow flies and time permits. 

Cas Bridge

100 Northpark Blvd
Covington, LA 70433

Cas Bridge, PhD.

Cas works as an environmental project manager for Chevron Environmental Management Company.
Her projects primarily involve assessment, remediation, and restoration of soil and groundwater in areas of historic oil and gas operations in the Louisiana coastal zone.
Prior to working at Chevron, Cas earned her doctorate in hydrogeophysics from the University of Tulsa in 2015
and worked as a natural resource damage assessor in Oklahoma from 2009-2012.

Arslan Tashmukhambetov

1001 Ochsner Boulevard
Suite 200
Covington, Louisiana 70433

E-mail: arslant@llog.com

Arslan is the current SGS Editor.

Leanne Hao

701 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70139
Tel: (504) 425-4356

E-mail: leanne.hao@shell.com

Leanne Hao is a Business Data Analyst currently working in Shell. She worked as Seismic Data Analyst and Software Engineer in the past. She hold a Master and a Bachelor degree in Information and Computer Science


Alberto Bernaez

One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70139

Alberto Bernaez is the current AV Coordinator. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering from Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela and a Master's of Science in Geophysics at the University of Houston. He is working for Shell as a seismic interpreter for a deep water assets in the Gulf of Mexico. His professional interests include reservoir geophysics, seismic inversion and attributes, rock physics and petrophysics.


Lisa Dwyer Kennedy

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard
Harahan, LA 70123
Tel: (504) 736-2794

E-mail: lisa.kennedy@boem.gov

Lisa Kennedy is a native of the Greater New Orleans area and attended Mount Carmel Academy. She received her BS and MS in Geology from UNO in 2001 and 2006 respectively. While working towards her MS degree at UNO, Lisa worked full time as a co-op student with the Minerals Management Service in New Orleans. Following graduation, Lisa has continued her work at BOEMRE (formerly MMS) as a geophysicist in Resource Evaluation. She is also a member of SEG, AAPG, and NOGS.

Lisa is also an assistant leader for 2 local Girl Scout troop of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders from several area schools. She was an assistant leader of 2 Girl Scout troops from 2006 - 2012. She continues to volunteer, and recruit volunteers, for various local events regarding educational endeavors. These include but are not limited to: Super Science Saturday, Fun Science for Families Day, and the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair. Lisa's picture to the right was taken when she volunteered to man the SGS exhibit at the Louisiana Children's Museum July 24th, 2009 during the PIPE program. PIPE is part of the New Orleans Joint Societies educational efforts and is one of the biggest events of the year at the Museum. Lisa and her husband, Andy now have 2 children, Maggie (3 1/2 yo) and Drew (3 months).

Eric Zimmerman

1001 Ochsner Boulevard
Suite 200
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Tel: (985) 801-4338

E-Mail: ericz@llog.com

Eric Zimmermann is the university liaison for the society and is a former President and Vice President of the SGS. Eric is currently the VP of Geology at LLOG and has focused on deepwater exploration for most of his career.


OCS Bulletin Board

SGS 2015-2016 Goals & Objectives:

  • To be the most successful local Geophysical society in America
  • To provide a service to the membership, local companies, and the region
  • Focusing on Education, Technology, Social and Community
  • General Meetings Monthly
  • Executive Committee Meetings Quarterly face-to-face
  • Be a force for good in the local community
  • Provide multiple opportunities for the professional and social development of the membership
  • Finances: Not-for-profit
  • Aim to reduce volatility on savings