Larry Smith Chief Geophysicist


Larry has 30 years of experience in exploration geophysics. He spent 16 of those years on international new venture projects for Unocal specializing in projects involving Unocal's entry into new countries. In 1997, Larry transferred to Anchorage to join Unocal's Alaska New Ventures team which was charged with reinvigorating Unocal's exploration effort in the Cook Inlet Basin. During his 5 years with the New Ventures team, he managed the rebuilding of Unocal's Alaska seismic database, the successful introduction of GIS mapping technology into the Cook Inlet operations group, completed the regional mapping of the Cook Inlet Basin while also mapping prospects leading to Unocal's participation in the Nilnilchik gas field discovery.

In late 2002, Larry became an independent consultant providing geophysical services for independent Alaskan operators specializing in managing seismic acquisition projects in the Cook Inlet and Nenana Basins. In early, 2005, Larry got his introduction to the North Slope while working as a consultant for PetroTechnical Resources of Alaska's independent operator clients on the North Slope.

In November, 2005, Larry joined Brooks Range Petroleum as Chief Geophysicist. Since joining Brooks Range he has managed the acquisition, processing and interpretation of 330 square miles of new 3D seismic data in the Beechey Point, and proposed Southern Miluveach Units on the North Slope. Larry also serves as Information Technology Coordinator for Brooks Range Petroleum.