The late Daniel J. Tearpock was a noted scientist, teacher, and author of several popular applied books and papers on geological mapping. He was also an entrepreneur and led the international petroleum consultancy and training company Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA). He was the lead author of previous editions of this book and helped create the basics of correctly applied geological mapping technics and principles.
Richard E. Bischke, PhD, president of PCGS, has been involved with teams within major oil and gas companies that had discoveries from Louisiana and Venezuela to the Philippines. He has worked in 19 different countries and was previously chief exploration geophysicist at IntEx, LLC, and chief structural geophysicist for SCA.
James C. Brenneke is retired from Shell Oil (US), where he worked in research, exploration, and production; he also served in BPs deep-water Gulf of Mexico production organization. He now teaches SCAs Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping course.
David C. Metzner has interpreted thousands of square miles of 3D seismic data over a 38-year career exploring, characterizing, and developing petroleum reserves. He retired from Pioneer Natural Resources in 2019 and formed Crossroads Geoscience Solutions LLC, providing seismic interpretation, consulting, and mentoring services.