Major areas of groundwater work for Mr. Busso have encompassed field monitoring and technical report writing for drilling and construction of municipal-supply and irrigation-supply water wells. These efforts have included geologic logging of pilot boreholes for numerous wells in the greater Los Angeles and High Desert areas; field monitoring of water quality and water level data during the construction, development, and testing of new water wells; field monitoring of the installation of casing, gravel packs and cement seals; field monitoring of isolated aquifer zone testing including the monitoring of field water quality parameters; graphically interpreting data in a variety of hydrogeologic settings; and using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to evaluate hydrogeologic conditions.
Prior work includes assisting in the development of petroleum prospects in the Central California area using 3D/2D seismic interpretation software and well log correlations. This was used in concert with several data sets such as surface geology, topography, and land ownership tracts using GIS software to allow a better understanding of future petroleum developments.
RICHARD C. SLADE & ASSOCIATES LLC
Consulting Groundwater Geologists
SEPTEMBER 2008 - PRESENT
DUTIES INCLUDE:detailed geologic logging of numerous pilot boreholes in Napa, Sonoma, Central and Southern California areas; field monitoring of all elements of the drilling and construction of municipal-supply and irrigation-supply water wells within Los Angeles Basin, Central Valley, and High Desert areas of California; providing technical and administrative oversight of well drilling, construction, development, and testing activities on production well and monitoring well projects; field sampling of water quality parameters and water level data during construction and testing of new water wells; hydrogeologic interpretation of data via computational or mathematical means under various aquifer settings; preparation of hydrogeologic feasibility and well completion reports for sites throughout California; producing spatial analyses, raster maps, and presentations of datasets using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to create various maps and graphics; database management of well information; forming informational networks with clients to provide them with clear and concise understanding of hydrogeology with respect to their projects.
NAHABEDIAN EXPLORATION GROUP LLC
AUGUST 2006 - SEPTEMBER 2008
Employment position was as a Staff Geologist with responsibilities that included development of cross-sections and contour maps of petroleum prospects using 2D seismic interpretations and well log correlations. He was also responsible for creating all computerized contour, digital elevation, geologic, and imagery maps.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL STUDIES, UCSB
JUNE 2004 - JUNE 2006
Employment position was as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. Projects included estimating environmental variability of ocean seep emissions of hydrocarbons to determine its contribution to the environment; and isolation of mass independent oxygen isotopes of nitrate in the atmosphere and hydrosphere to calculate an isotopic fractionation which can be connected to the environmental source.
Franklin S. Kinnaman, Ph.D.; Justine Kimball, Luis Busso, Daniel Birgel, Haibing Ding, Ph.D.; David L. Valentine, Ph.D.; 2009; Gas Flux and Carbonate Occurrence at a Shallow Seep of Thermogenic Natural Gas, Manuscript submitted to Geo-Marine Letters, special issue for Bremen Seep Conference 2009.