Expert Walt Merschat
President, Scientific Geochemical Services
PO Box 356, Casper, WY 82602
Walt Merschat is the president of Scientific Geochemical Services. He has over 25 years of exploration experience including on and off-shore projects. Mr. Merschat earned a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Ohio University. He is a Registered Professional Geologist and a Certified American Association of Professional Geologist member. His professional career began in 1971 with Union Oil Company in California. In 1976 Mr. Merschat joined the Geoscience Division of Gulf Oil Corporation. During his tenure with the Gulf Geoscience Division he developed his expertise in the area of geochemistry. As a member of the Geoscience section of Gulf Oil Corporation, he was directly involved with pathfinder exploration techniques in the northern interior basins. Mr. Merschat was instrumental in planning and programming numerous regional geochemical profiles across some of these very petroliferous basins. He was also directly involved with the interpretation and use of this information in developing new hydrocarbon prospects. In 1982, he was employed by Wold Oil and Gas Company as Chief Geologist. He formed the geochemical consulting firm of Scientific Geochemical Services in 1985. He directs SGS's business effort in the US and foreign areas. His work has been a valuable contribution to both exploration and environmental geochemical projects worldwide. Mr. Merschat is currently affiliated with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Wyoming Geological Association.