Peter Schultheiss


peter_schultheiss_01Education


University of Wales, UK (1982)

Ph.D. Design and use of shear wave systems in sediments. Development and use of laboratory systems for measuring P and S wave velocities in soil test cells.

University of Bradford, UK (1974)

B.Tech. Materials Science and Technology (Honours)


Profile


GEOTEK Ltd, Daventry, UK. Managing Director (1989 – present)

  • Founded company in 1989 providing specialist equipment and consultancy services.
  • Developed and commercialised laboratory and in situ instrumentation for the analysis of sediments and rocks; in particular, equipment for the automated non-destructive testing of cores through the design and production of many generations of ‘Multi-Sensor Core Loggers’ (MSCL).
  • Developed equipment for the handling and analysis of pressure cores containing gas hydrates.

Oceanscan Master Services Ltd. Hull, UK. Principal Earth Science Consultant (1990 – 1992)

  • Cruise planning/ship charter/ marketing.

Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Deacon Laboratory. Principal Scientific Officer (1980 – 1989)

  • Programme leader for research into the physical, acoustic and geotechnical properties of sediments within the Geology and Geophysics group.
  • Conducted investigations into the suitability of deep ocean sediments as a final repository for high level radioactive waste.
  • Managed the development of specialised equipment including notably a new deep sea instrument (PUPPI) for measuring pore pressures in oceanic sediments.

Marine Science Laboratories, UCNW, UK. Research Assistant (1977 – 1980)

  • Design and use of shear wave systems in sediments.
  • Development and use of laboratory systems for measuring P&S wave velocities in soil test cells.
  • Supervision of laboratory and field work for students.

General Professional Interests and Experience


  • Whole and split core non-destructive testing.
  • Use of laboratory and in situ geophysical techniques to examine sedimentary structures and history.
  • Sediment processes; mass wasting, consolidation/permeability, slope stability.
  • Deep ocean sediment hydrogeology; consolidation history and stress analysis, accretionary complexes, hydrothermal systems, gas hydrate systems.
  • Acoustic properties of sediments.
  • Sediment sampling techniques.
  • Equipment design & development.
  • Trained shot firer (explosives).
  • Trained scuba diver.

Offshore Experience


Over 50 ocean-going expeditions world wide on academic and commercial oceanographic research, survey, drilling, and deep submersible vessels.

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Selected References


Wu N, Zhang H, Yang S, Zhang G, Liang J, Lu J, Su X, Schultheiss P, Holland M, Zhu Y. 2011. Gas Hydrate System of Shenhu Area, Northern South China Sea: Geochemical Results, Journal of Geological Research, Volume 2011, Article ID 370298, 10 pages. Available online at: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jgr/2011/370298/

Schultheiss P, Holland M, Humphrey G. 2009. Wireline coring and analysis under pressure: Recent use and future developments of the HYACINTH system. Scientific Drilling 7:44-50.

Park K-P, Bahk J-J, Holland M, Yun, T-S, Schultheiss P, Santamarina C. 2009. Improved pressure core analysis provides detailed look at Korean cores. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Spring 2009, pp. 18-20. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/MHNewswinter09.pdf

Schultheiss P, Holland M, Roberts J, Humphrey G. 2008. Pressure core analysis: The keystone of a gas hydrate investigation. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-10, 2008. Available online at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/1200

Schultheiss PJ, Holland ME, Humphrey GD. 2008. Borehole pressure coring and laboratory pressure core analysis for gas hydrate investigations. OTC 19601. Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2008.

peter_schultheiss_03_350x249Collett T, Riedel M, Cochran J, Boswell R, Presley J, Kumar P, Sathe A, Sethi A, Lall M, Siball V, and the NGHP Expedition 01 Scientific Party, including Schultheiss PJ. 2008. Indian National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 01 Initial Report: Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and Published by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (India), 1 DVD.

Holland M, Schultheiss P, Roberts J, Druce M. 2008. Observed gas hydrate morphologies in marine sediments. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-10, 2008. Available online at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/1201

Humphrey GD, Schultheiss PJ, Holland ME. 2008. Hydrate evaluation evolves. In: Fundamentals of the Global Oil and Gas Industry. Petroleum Economist. pp. 114-117.

Park K-P, Bahk J-J, Kwon Y, Kim GY, Riedel M, Holland M, Schultheiss P, Rose K, UBGH-1 Scientific Party. 2008. Korean National Program expedition confirms rich gas hydrate deposits in the Ulleung basin, East Sea. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Spring 2008, pp. 6-9. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/HMNewsSpring08.pdf

Yang S, Zhang H, Wu N, Su X, Schultheiss P, Holland M, Zhang G, Liang J, Lu J, Rose K. 2008. High concentration hydrate in disseminated forms obtained in Shenhu area, North Slope of South China Sea. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-10, 2008. Available online at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/1178

Schultheiss P, Santamarina C, Kumar P, Collett T. 2007. HYACINTH pressure cores from India: Analysis and subsampling reveals detailed methane hydrate structures. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Winter 2007, pp. 11-13. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/HMNewsWinter07.pdf

Zhang H, Yang S, Wu N, Su X, Holland M, Schultheiss P, Rose K, Butler H, Humphrey G, GMGS-1 Science Team. 2007. Successful and surprising results for China’s first gas hydrate drilling expedition. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Fall 2007, pp. 6-9. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/HMNewsFall07.pdf

Schultheiss PJ, Francis TJG, Holland M, Roberts JA, Amann H, Thjunjoto, Parkes RJ, Martin D, Rothfuss M, Tyunder F, Jackson PD. 2006. Pressure coring, logging and sub-sampling with the HYACINTH system. In: New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis, Rothwell G (ed). Geological Society of London, Special Publication 267:151-163.

Holland M, Schultheiss P, Roberts J, Druce M. 2006. Gas hydrate-sediment morphologies revealed by pressure core analysis, EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract OS33B-1689.

peter_schultheiss_04_350x303Jackson PD, Lovell MA, Roberts J, Schultheiss PJ, Gunn D, Flint RC, Wood A, Holmes R, Frederichs T. 2006. Rapid non-contacting resistivity logging of core. In: New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis, Rothwell G (ed). Geological Society of London, Special Publication 267:209-217.

Rack F, Schultheiss PJ, Goldberg D, Storms M, Schroeder D, Julson B, Malone M, Collett T, Riedel M, Long P. 2006. Scientific ocean drilling: Characterizing and sampling methane hydrates. OTC 18011. Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2006.

Riedel M, Collett TS, Malone MJ, and the Expedition 311 Scientists, including Schultheiss PJ. 2006. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 311: Washington, DC (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.311.2006

Riedel M, Long P, Liu CS, Schultheiss P, Collett T, and ODP Leg 204 Shipboard Scientific Party. 2006. Physical properties of near-surface sediments at southern Hydrate Ridge: results from ODP Leg 204. In: Tréhu AM, Bohrmann G, Torres ME, and Colwell FS, eds. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 204:1-29.

peter_schultheiss_05_399x377Tréhu AM, Ruppel C, Holland M, Dickens G, Torres ME, Collett T, Goldberg D, Riedel M, Schultheiss P. 2006. Gas hydrates: Lessons from scientific ocean drilling. Oceanography 19(4):124-143.

Holland ME, Schultheiss PJ, Carter RM, Roberts J, Francis TJG. 2005. IODP’s untapped wealth: multiparameter logging of legacy core. Scientific Drilling 1:50-51.

Kastner M, Claypool G, Robertson G, Schultheiss P, Holland M. 2005. Geochemical evidence for gas hydrates at Atwater Valley and Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract OS31D-03.

Schultheiss PJ, Holland ME, Francis TJ, Roberts JA, Carter RM. 2004. Fulfilling the promise of the DSDP/ODP legacy with multi-parameter logging of archive cores. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract PP23B-1432.

Milkov AV, Dickens GR, Claypool GE, Lee Y-J, Borowski WS, Torres ME, Xu W, Tomaru H, Tréhu AM, Schultheiss P. 2004. Coexistence of gas hydrate, free gas, and brine within the regional gas hydrate stability zone at Hydrate Ridge (Oregon margin): evidence from prolonged degassing of a pressurized core. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 222:829–843.

Tréhu, AM, Bohrman G, Rack FR, T.S. Collett TS, Goldberg DS, Long PE, Milkov AV, Riedel M, Schultheiss P, Torres ME, Bangs NL, Barr SR, Borowski WS, Claypool GE, Delwiche ME, Dickens GR, Gracia E, Guerin G, Holland M, Johnson JE, Lee Y-J, Liu C-S, Su X, Teichert C, Tomaru H, Vanneste M, Watanabe M, and Weinberger JL. 2004. Three-dimensional distribution of gas hydrate beneath southern Hydrate Ridge: Constraints from ODP Leg 204. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 222:845–862.

Schultheiss, P, Holland, M, ODP Leg 204 Shipboard Scientific Party. 2003. Structure and decomposition of marine gas hydrates recovered at in situ pressures. EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 2003, abstract #4375.

Tréhu, AM, Bohrmann, G, Rack, FR, Torres, ME, et al., including Schultheiss PJ. 2003. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports, 204: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.204.2003

Silva, AJ, Bryant WR, Young A, Schultheiss PJ. 1999. Long coring in deep water for seabed research, geohazard studies and geotechnical investigations. OTC 10923. Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 1999.

Schultheiss PJ. 1997 Advances in fluid flow determinations for marine hydrology using pore pressure measurements. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract T31E-05.

Langseth M, Schultheiss P, Fisher AT, Ryan BF. 1996. Local recharge in an area of active hydrothermal venting: pore pressure gradient measurements over a sedimented ridge axis in Middle Valley, Juan de Fuca Ridge. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Abstract T11A-07

Fang W, Langseth MG, Schultheiss PJ. 1993. Analysis and application of in situ pore pressure measurements in marine sediments. Journal of Geophysical Research 98(B5):7921-7938.
Schultheiss PJ, Weaver PPE. 1992. Multi-sensor core logging for science and industry. Oceans 92. Newport, RI.

Langseth MG, Becker K, Von Herzen, RP, Schultheiss P. 1992. Heat and fluid flux through sediment on the western flank of the Mid -Atlantic Ridge: A hydrogeological study of North Pond. Geophysical Reseach Letters 19(5):517-520.

Schultheiss PJ. 1990. Pore pressures in marine sediments: An overview of measurement techniques and some geological and engineering applications. Marine Geophysical Researches 12:153-168.

Schultheiss PJ. 1990. In-situ pore pressure measurements for a detailed assessment of marine sediments: State-of-the-art. In: Geotechnical Engineering of Ocean Waste Disposal, ASTM Special Technical Publication 1087, Demars KR, Chaney RC (eds). American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, pp.190-205.

Weaver PPE, Schultheiss PJ. 1990. Current methods for obtaining, logging and splitting marine sediment cores. Marine Geophysical Researches 12:85-100.

Schultheiss PJ, McPhail SD. 1989. An automated P-Wave Logger (PWL) for recording fine scale compressional wave velocity structures in sediments. In: Ruddiman W, Sarntein M (eds). Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program Scientific Results 108:407-413.

Schultheiss PJ, Noel M. 1987. Evidence for pore water advection in the Madeira Abyssal Plain from Sediment pore-pressure and temperature measurements. In: Geology and Geochemistry of Abyssal Plains, Weaver PPE, Thomson J (eds). Geological Society Special Publication 31:113-129.

peter_schultheiss_06_eats_300x400Schultheiss PJ, McPhail SD. 1986. Direct indication of pore-water advection from pore pressure measurements in Madeira Abyssal Plain sediments. Nature 320(6060):348-350.

Schultheiss PJ. 1985. Physical and geotechnical properties of sediments from the North West Pacific: DSDP Leg 86. In: Heath GR, Burckle LH (eds). Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Program 86:701-722.

Schultheiss PJ. 1983. The influence of packing structure and effective stress on Vs, Vp and the calculated dynamic and static moduli in sediments. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics and the Sea-Bed, Bath, UK, Pace NG (ed). pp.19-27.

Weaver PPE, Schultheiss PJ. 1983. Detection of repenetration and sediment disturbance in open barrel gravity cores. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 53(2):649-654.

Weaver PPE, Schultheiss PJ. 1983. Vertical open burrows in deep-sea sediments 2-m in length. Nature 301(5898):329-331.

Schultheiss PJ. 1981. Simultaneous measurement of P and S wave velocities during conventional soil testing procedures. Marine Geotechnology 4(4):343-367.