Nominees for Board of Directors

The following Active Members have been selected by the SEG Committee on Nominations and agreed to be candidates for the 2021 – 2022 board of directors.

President Elect

  • Guillaume Cambois
  • Kenneth Tubman

Guillame Cambois CV

Guillaume Cambois joined SEG in 1988 and is currently principal geophysicist for ADNOC. He graduated from École Polytechnique in Paris (1987) and received a PhD in geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin (1991). Before joining ADNOC and overseeing the largest 3D seismic survey ever shot, Cambois worked for CGG for 20 years and PGS for 10 years, alternating between technical and leadership positions. In both companies, he served as executive vice president for imaging and technology and led the organizations to the top of their fields. He also was responsible for the commercial deployment of the first multicomponent streamer, which triggered the broadband revolution. He holds several patents and has authored or coauthored more than 50 papers. He received the Best Paper Award from both the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) (1998) and SEG (2009), Best Poster Award from EAGE (2001), and SEG Honorable Mentions for Best Presentation (2002) and Best Paper in Geophysics (2000).

Cambois served as SEG vice president in 2007–2008 and director at large from 2013 to 2016. He was a member and chair of several committees (The Leading Edge Editorial Board, the Research Committee and the board of SEG Global Inc.). He currently serves on the Distinguished Lecture Committee, the Finance Committee, and the SEG Council. Cambois has lived and worked in eight countries (Canada, France, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States) and does not mind how his name is pronounced. Position Statement SEG has been leading the field of applied geophysics for 91 years, and I am honored and humbled to be nominated for president. Through my years as a volunteer, I have experienced firsthand how effective this member-based organization is. But SEG needs to change. While the hydrocarbon industry will likely remain the largest user of applied geophysics for decades to come, it will be profoundly affected by the impending energy transition. International oil companies are already shifting toward renewable energy, casting doubts on the future of oil and gas basins with higher cost, environmental, or political risks. Our profession will still have a major role, but it will never regain the size of yesteryear. Professional societies, like their members, must adapt to this new reality and broaden their appeal.

SEG has many valuable assets but its reach pales in comparison to other societies, such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers. It is quite telling that our Annual Meeting has never ventured outside North America and our Foundation only offers tax benefits to U.S. residents. This must change if we want to continue fulfilling our mission. I believe that my technical background, my international experience, and my track record in leading change will benefit SEG going forward. I realize that all past SEG presidents were based in North America when elected, but perhaps this too should change!

Kenneth Tubman CV

Ken Tubman has been a member of SEG since 1979. He has volunteered with SEG in multiple ways such as volunteering on committees, editing, and working on the SEAM Board. Most recently he served on the SEG Board as a Director at Large from 2018 to 2020. He is also an SEG Foundation Trustee Associate. His current volunteering with SEG includes the Digital Transformation Trask Force and the Annual Meeting Task Force (as well as leading a sub task force.) Tubman has spent more than 35 years in the energy industry. He current serves as chairman of the board of directors of SAExploration, a leading seismic acquisition company.

He has held senior positions within ConocoPhillips (including vice president geoscience and reservoir engineering, vice president subsurface), Veritas DGC (senior vice president Veritas Hampson Russell, vice president geoservices), and Marathon Oil (vice president technical innovation.) He started his career with ARCO and has held various technical and management positions in the central functions and business units. A common thread though most of his career is involvement in technology delivery and development. Tubman holds a PhD in geophysics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Massachusetts. Position Statement I have been a member of SEG for more than 40 years. That emphasizes the honor I feel at the nomination to be considered for SEG President. Over those years, I have volunteered on multiple committees; however, it was my recent term as a Director at Large that gave me a much stronger appreciation for the Society, the value it provides, and the challenges we face. As an organization with significant connections to the oil and gas industry, SEG both benefits and faces challenges as that industry changes.

One approach to deal with this change is for us to be more creative and flexible in responding. Another is for us to position differently, broadening beyond just a single industry focus. We need to use both approaches to position our Society for the future. We have always had geophysical applications in other areas. The Near Surface Technical Section is one good example. That and other focus areas — such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage and medical applications — need to strengthen, deepen, and expand. These need to play stronger roles in our future. We need to strengthen our offerings in a number of ways appropriate for today’s environment. We can offer more than just meetings and publications. We can provide a strong community that gives our stakeholders access to knowledge, services, technology, and exchange of ideas. We need better representation across those stakeholders (technical and business) to be sure the community delivers its full potential. Inclusion across the spectrum and collaboration with other societies will make us stronger.

Vice President, Publications

  • Douglas Foster
  • Jeffrey Shragge

Douglas Foster CV

Doug Foster has been a senior research scientist (half-time position) from 2015 to the present at the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. Some of his work at the university has been collaborating with BP on new methods of amplitude variation with offset (AVO) analysis for predicting subtle reservoir properties. Prior to this, from 2002 to 2015, he was a senior scientist in the subsurface technology group at ConocoPhillips where he advised on a variety of topics related to exploration and development. The last five years of his career at ConocoPhillips were focused on being the technical advisor to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration business unit. This entailed consulting with outside contractors as well as directing internal research and seismic processing project coordination. Other activities at ConocoPhillips included assisting exploration groups in the application of AVO methods for license acquisition and prospect evaluation. Prior to ConocoPhillips, Foster worked at Phillips Petroleum, ARCO, and Mobil. At those companies, he performed a mix of research and applications on both seismic processing and interpretation. Foster’s other activities include being a member of The Leading Edge Editorial Board (TLE) from 2014 to 2018, member of the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Energy from 2011 to 2014, adjunct professor at the University of Houston (physics department) in 2003, and visiting scientist at the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, in March 1995.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Santa Clara University, a master’s degree in geophysics from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a PhD in geophysics from Columbia University. Position Statement SEG publications have been the standard of excellence in applied geophysics. The SEG Library of periodicals, books, expanded abstracts, the SEG Wiki, etc. are foundational for advancing our science. One of my main focuses would be maintaining and enhancing the technical quality of all SEG publications. This requires working closely with chief editors and editorial boards of all the journals: Geophysics, Interpretation, TLE, and published books. In the age of increasing communication, we must maintain technical standards rigorously to ensure relevance in our evolving environment. Another important focus would be expanding readership globally by working to increase access, while continuing to serve the current membership. The world is moving to more open access; however, this is not sustainable for ensuring the technical standards we currently maintain.

I would strive to make more material accessible, but not at the expense of diminishing the infrastructure currently in place at SEG. Finally, TLE does not have a “journal impact factor,” which discourages contributions from some academic members because they are evaluated, in part, based on where they publish. I would support TLE’s application to the Science Citation Index Expanded to achieve this status.

Jeffrey Shragge CV

Jeffrey Shragge is an associate professor in the geophysics department at the Colorado School of Mines, a coprincipal investigator of the Center for Wave Phenomena, and a leader of the Mines Humanitarian Engineering and Science program. Previously, he held the Woodside Professorship in computational geosciences at the University of Western Australia. Shragge is a member of SEG, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the American Geophysical Union. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics (Queen’s University), a master’s degree in geophysics (University of British Columbia), and a PhD in geophysics (Stanford University). Shragge was a 2010 recipient of SEG’s J. Clarence Karcher Award. Over the past two decades, Shragge has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, with a majority appearing in Geophysics, and more than 75 expanded abstracts and conference proceedings. His research focuses on computational seismology, with an emphasis on 3D/4D acoustic and elastic modeling, imaging, and inversion algorithms as well as GPU computing. He is also an active researcher in near-surface and humanitarian applications of geophysics.

Shragge is serving as the editor-in-chief of Geophysics and the chair of the Geophysics Editorial Board until 31 July 2021. Previously, he was an assistant editor (2013–2019) and associate editor (2009–2013) of Geophysics. Shragge also served on the SEG Publications Committee (2018–present), the Committee on University and Student Programs (2008–2020; Chair 2015–2018), the Field Camps Committee (2014–2018; Chair 2016–2018), the Travel Grants Committee (2010–2014; Chair 2012–2014), and has contributed to many other SEG committees. Position Statement Over the previous few years, the field of applied geophysics has undergone significant and rapid changes due to prevailing conditions in the oil and gas sector and experienced a growing emphasis on geophysical technologies associated with handling issues related to climate change and how humans interact with our environment.

As the leading society of applied geophysicists, SEG has a responsibility to continue documenting advances in the geophysical theory and practice of resource extraction and management, as well as to promote the development of novel technologies tuned to the needs of emerging domains of application. The Publications Portfolio must continue to develop and refine forward-looking publication strategies that maintain our position at the forefront of applied geophysics research. To these ends, I would support initiatives aimed at Developing a new open access (OA) journal, especially for authors facing OA mandates from funding sources Improving the disseminating speed of research articles to address increasing competition from preprint servers Providing a modern pathway for online publication of reproducible software and numerical experiments tied to research publications Improving diversity and inclusion within the Publication Portfolio, especially in regard to editorial board membership Supporting the Board’s efforts toward ensuring a financially sustainable Publications Portfolio

Second Vice President

  • Aldo Vesnaver
  • Joseph M. Reilly

Aldo Vesnaver CV

Aldo Vesnaver has been sharing his career among the three pillars of our profession: industry, academia, and research institutes. He received a master’s degree in physics and a PhD in geophysics from the University of Trieste (Italy). Beginning in 1983, he worked at OGS (Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics) as a scientist and research manager. He worked as a research and development specialist for Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia, 2001–2006), addressing challenges in near-surface data processing and reservoir monitoring. He taught as chair professor at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia, 2010–2013) and at the Petroleum Institute — Khalifa University (United Arab Emirates, 2014–2018). He was a cofounder (2001) and president (2010–2012) of the Italian EAGE-SEG Section.

He served SEG as chair of the Membership Committee (2008–2009 and 2018–2019), Global Affairs Committee (2004–2006), and Honorary Lecturer (2010 and 2014). He served as an executive committee member for the Dhahran Geoscience Society (Saudi Arabia, 2002–2005) and the Emirates Society of Geosciences (United Arab Emirates, 2015–2018). He was an associate editor of Geophysics (2003–2006) and Geophysical Prospecting (2008–present), being the editor-in-chief of the latter (2006–2008). He initiated the SEG Challenge Bowl in Italy and contributed to it in the Middle East. He co-organized several SEG events such as the SEG-EAGE Summer Workshop (Italy, 2011), the Middle East GEO Conference (Bahrain, 2002 and 2004), and the SEG Annual Meeting as Global Chair (New Orleans, 2015). He is a Life member of SEG (2010) and an Honorary member of EAGE (2018). Position Statement I have been a proud SEG member since 1981 and would be honored to support SEG further. The COVID pandemic and the economic downturn are unprecedented challenges that are changing our profession. Geophysicists are accustomed to reacting rapidly to continued technical revolutions. We must once more use our ingenuity and creativity, by reducing costs and maximizing the impact of SEG activities. Networking opportunities and revenues of the Annual Meeting must be complemented with new ways of gathering people and advertising products. We can improve the existing SEG digital world, including online courses and interactive workshops, by creating subcommunities sharing common interests, scheduling periodic video conferences for online discussions.

The international SEG membership is growing, so we should strengthen the international offices, particularly in Asia. We need also a better gender balance, encouraging more women to join SEG. Students are the SEG future, and the experience of many of us is a precious legacy. Retired or senior geophysicists can contribute by volunteering and tutoring groups of students remotely. I am sure that the pioneering spirit of a few envisioning geophysicists that founded SEG, more than 80 years ago, will lead us out of the current hurdles, setting the ground for a stronger SEG.

Joseph M. Reilly CV

Joseph M. Reilly received a bachelor’s degree (1977) from the University of Rochester, New York, a master’s degree (1980) from Virginia Tech, and is a licensed geophysicist in the State of Texas. His first professional employment was working under Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission contracts performing subsurface investigations for geothermal energy and nuclear waste disposal. In 1980 he joined Mobil Exploration and Producing Services Inc. in Dallas. He has worked on exploration, development, and producing projects throughout the world, continuously adapting to the norms and culture of those host societies. He is the author/coauthor of several hundred technical presentations and published papers. During 2000–2005 he managed ExxonMobil’s Geophysical Processing, and Geophysical Applications groups. From 2005 to 2008 he was manager of Integrated Seismic Research at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company where he led the effort to launch the Breakthrough program that has since come to be recognized as full-waveform inversion. Following that he served as chief research geoscientist for ExxonMobil Upstream Research until his recent retirement in 2021.

He has served SEG in many capacities: technical cochair of the 1996 SEG/HAGI Conference, a decade on the board of directors of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (an SEG/SPE/AAPG/EAGE corporation) including a term as chairman, SEG Technical Committee chair and 2012 Technical Program chair for the Offshore Technology Conference, and three terms as chair of the SEG Bylaws Committee. Finally, he has served as SEG conference paper reviewer and moderator for many years. In 2011, he was awarded Life Membership in SEG. Position Statement I open by saying what an honor it is to be nominated to run for the office of Second Vice President. As all are fully aware, numerous circumstances are occurring simultaneously that either threaten or provide new opportunities for SEG to deliver on its strategic pillars of Innovation, Digitalization, Preservation, Collaboration, Representation, and Contribution. SEG is designed as a member-driven society; success in achieving our goals will undoubtedly require the combined energy of the elected Board, Council, committees, and global membership working closely with staff, our sister societies, and potentially new partners.

What I can offer as a candidate for the Board is 41 years of industry experience and the global acquaintances and insight gained over those years. I would highlight two decades of experience in joint society activities working directly with their management, staff, and elected officers. Strategic decisions made in our joint activities have the potential to advance, or hinder, the technical, societal, and financial goals of SEG. I also have been directly engaged for the past several years in the challenges of natural and anthropogenic geohazards and carbon capture, utilization, and storage. I feel that I can add to the upcoming Board’s experience base in these evolving areas.

Director-at-large (2 elected)

  • José R. Arce
  • Sandeep Kumar Chandola
  • Ana Curcio
  • Leo Eisne
  • Olga Nedorub
  • Huasheng Zheng

José R. Arce CV

José Arce runs Arce Geofísicos, a company that provides geophysical services and consulting for most of the American region. He is the son of a geophysicist with the same name, who started the firm Arce Geofísicos in 1960, which Arce has continued and expanded in the last two decades. His experience for the last 28 years has been in design, execution, data processing, and modeling of geophysical information. Arce completed his bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics in 1987 at the University of Missouri-Rolla and his master’s degree in geophysical engineering in 1993 at the University of Arizona, where he was part of three research projects. His focus, for the most part, has been in mining, groundwater, and near-surface applications, with a focus on development of new applications and techniques. Arce became a member of SEG in the late 1980s and has attended all Annual Meetings since then with only one exception. He has been actively involved in several SEG committees and sections for the last decade, including the Mining Committee, the Near-Surface Technical Section, the Latin America Regional Advisory Committee, the Meetings Review and Planning Committee, and the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force.

He has chaired the Near-Surface Technical Section and the Mining Committee, and he is currently chairing the Meetings Review and Planning Committee. He has also been a member of the SEG Council on three different occasions. Arce was president of the Peruvian Geological Society in 2012–2013 as well as chair of the Latin American Geological Congress in 2008, where the Society of Exploration Geophysicists participated. He also has participated in various positions within committees in the Society of Economic Geologists, where he currently is an active fellow member and Council member. Past positions he has held with the Society of Economic Geologist are Regional Vice-President for South America and member of the Nominations Committee. Position Statement SEG has had a long-standing involvement in all fields of exploration geophysics but has lost some ground to other societies, particularly from the mining and near-surface communities. Considerable effort has been focused in recent years on increasing our membership from within these groups with encouraging results. We need to continue and expand these efforts, with the help of our various committees and regional offices. The world is going through complicated times due to the pandemic, and SEG has to lead the evolution that scientific societies are going through currently.

This demands defining proper strategic planning and goals. Our Annual Meetings have fantastic presentations that we need to bring to more regions of the world through combined virtual and in-person meetings and workshops as well as cloud-based recordings of past presentations. We all hope the pandemic will ease at some point in the near future and we can meet again at our Annual Meetings. In the meantime, we need to be ready for the unexpected and be aware of all options, both technical and financial, to assure SEG’s continuous leadership as the worldwide standard in geophysics. Based on my professional as well as my SEG experience, I feel confident I can provide valuable assistance for our future steps.

Sandeep Kumar Chandola CV

Sandeep Kumar Chandola is currently the head (technical capability) in PETRONAS Exploration. He received a master’s degree in physics from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in 1984, followed by a specialized diploma in petroleum geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 1985. He has more than 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various technical and leadership roles within PETRONAS and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. His key contributions include championing new geophysical technologies (4D, 4C, broadband seismic, controlled-source electromagnetic, etc.) at PETRONAS to address various exploration and development-related challenges. He also has pioneered institutionalizing strong in-house capability in seismic survey design, data acquisition, and quality control.

Sandeep has given a new impetus to the capability development initiative within PETRONAS Exploration and successfully led his team to develop and implement the world-class Exploration Capability Development Programme, which so far has benefitted more than 700 geoscientists. Sandeep has been an active member of SEG since 1993 and is also a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, India, and the Board of Geologists Malaysia. He has served SEG in various capacities as a member of the Global Affairs Committee and as cochair of a Regional Advisory Committee. He is currently cochair of the Asia Pacific Advisory Committee. He was SEG Honorary Lecturer for the Pacific South region in 2014. He has been appointed recently to the board of the International Petroleum Technology Conference. Sandeep has more than 60 international publications and was conferred the prestigious National Petroleum Management Award by the government of India in 2005. Position Statement It is an honor to be nominated for the position of Director at Large. During my three-decade association with SEG, I have supported and served as a catalyst for expansion and engagement across several regions, particularly for establishing an SEG office and Regional Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific region.

SEG has a pivotal role to play in promoting geoscience and futureproofing our geoscientists through the current testing times. The challenges posed by the “black swan” and “gray rhino” (global pandemic and energy transition) have raised concerns among numerous geoscience students and professionals about their future. It is our collective responsibility, as representatives of professional societies, industry, and academia, to collaborate and support our geoscientists in upskilling and reskilling themselves through knowledge sharing and adaptive learning to prepare them for the new tomorrow. Given the opportunity to serve the Board, I will work closely with my fellow members on the following priorities: Making SEG a more diverse and inclusive organization in terms of gender, skillsets, geographic reach, and age groups Rejuvenating the student chapters of SEG by working closely with them and industry players to find efficient, cost-effective means of engaging students and early-career professionals as key stakeholders Strengthening intra- and intersociety collaboration within SEG and between SEG and other societies to enhance our collective reach in terms of geography and depth/breadth of domain expertise

Ana Curcio CV

Ana Curcio simultaneously earned her degrees in physics from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences and in engineering plus a master’s degree in geodesy-geophysical engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at Buenos Aires University, where she also developed her PhD. She is oil and gas production specialist at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires.

Curcio is chair of the SEG Latin America Regional Advisory Committee, District 6 Representative, SEG Annual Meeting reviewer, and organizer of SEG Annual Meeting Business of Applied Geophysics sessions. She served as global cochair of the 2019 SEG Annual Meeting and SEG Council representative. Curcio is treasurer of the Asociación Argentina de Geólogos y Geofísicos Petroleros and is an International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy division VI committee member. Curcio worked for Schlumberger Brazil in hydraulic fracturing. Her exploration geophysicist position at PanAmerican Energy allowed her to develop skills in seismic interpretation (onshore, offshore, and deep targets) and unconventional reservoirs. At Petrobras, she led microseismic operations, anisotropy studies with vertical seismic profiling, pore pressure studies, and their integration with seismic and geomechanics. Her international consultancy activity is on electromagnetic methods, covering the entire scope of the technology spectrum. She reached leadership level and is proficient in supervising a field crew operationally and technically. She is also a postgraduate professor, lithium geosciences and technology, at UNLP-UNJ. Currently, Curcio is geophysical advisor for lithium/hydrocarbon exploration projects that include multiphysics prospecting. Her main area of interest is the integration of seismic and electromagnetics; applications for reservoir monitoring and hydraulic fracturing; elastic and electrical anisotropy; multiphysics integration; and lithium and rare elements exploration. Curcio is motivated to work on improving cultural and ethnic diversity. In addition to Spanish and English, she communicates in Portuguese and Chinese. Position Statement As SEG Director at Large, based in the roles of the position, my commitment will be: Connecting the world of applied geophysics.

I will contribute by detecting the technical gaps and necessities in different regions and promoting a network based on cultural and ethnical diversity. Here, interaction with District Representatives and Regional Advisory Committees is crucial. Inspiring student and young professional engagement. I will continue with the construction of a bridge between the new generation of young geophysicists and expert/retired geophysicists, encouraging them to inspire each other. Constructing a bridge between academia and industry. Energy transition. Promote education and opportunities for geoscientists. Growing the business. This will be a result of all actions described in 1–4. Gender equality: Continue supporting awareness of the value of a diverse workforce in the profession. Listen to women’s voices and thoughts, but also listen to men’s voices and thoughts, educating each other in professional coexistence. Some of these are extensions of the model I promoted as chair of the Latin America Regional Advisory Committee.

Leo Eisner CV

Leo Eisner is president and founder of Seismik s.r.o., a service company focused on passive seismic monitoring. Seismik is located in Prague, the Czech Republic. Eisner holds a master’s degree in physics from the faculty of mathematics and physics at Charles University, Prague (1994) and a PhD in geological and planetary sciences from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA (2001). Eisner has spent nearly seven years as a senior research scientist with Schlumberger Cambridge Research. He had transferred to the start-up company MicroSeismic Inc. as the chief geophysicist.

In 2010, he accepted the honorary position of Purkyne Fellow at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, where he worked till 2017. Eisner is a continuing education lecturer on microseismicity in oil and gas reservoirs for SEG and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). His courses have had more than 500 attendees worldwide. He has led or advised three PhD and six master’s students. He has served as an associate editor for Geophysical Prospecting and Geophysics and is a board member of the Acta Geodynamica et Geomaterialia. He currently serves on SEG’s Membership Committee, chairs a local chapter of EAGE (SEG does not have 10 members in the Czech Republic), and has served on the Development and Production Committee. His papers and extended abstracts cover a broad range of subjects, including seismic ray methods, finite-difference methods, seismological investigations of earthquakes, induced seismicity and microearthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturing, etc. His peer-reviewed articles are cited more than 1100 times (H-index 17, WoS). He has also organized numerous workshops for SEG and EAGE. Position Statement SEG has positively influenced my professional development more than any other organization. The possibility to serve the Society is an honor, and I feel it is a duty to pay back for the great benefits I have enjoyed. I also want to help my fellow members and future generations enjoy all the opportunities offered by SEG as I have. COVID-19 and other recent changes pointed out that we need to embrace and improve online interactions and make efficient platforms for meetings, networking and discussions, and knowledge sharing. I have a list of challenges I would like to work on, all involving (but not limited to) younger generations: First of all, considered changes should motivate the community to cooperation, activity, and sharing.

I want to find out if SEG workshops can be less expensive yet maintain the quality and (for online) provide more opportunity to interact. Continuing education is essential, and I want to improve its online appeal. Local chapters are now online and thus more open to be not only local. I want to start similar chapters on a variety of subjects, especially for new clean technology trends. I want to investigate new technology training and interaction for young professionals. I want to improve benefits for long-term commitment to SEG.

Olga N. Nedorub CV

Olga Nedorub is a geophysicist at APA Corporation working the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast. She focuses on geophysical data analysis and integration for conventional and unconventional field development, waterflood optimization, and regional studies. Nedorub has been an involved SEG member for more than 10 years. She chaired local Unconventional Resources Technology Conference workshops and served on the SEG Council as well as the Finance, Distinguished Lecture, Translations, Emerging Professionals International, EVOLVE, and Membership committees. Serving as the Technical Program Committee chair during 2020 was the most challenging, rewarding, and impactful position Nedorub has held. It enabled her to be a part of the first entirely digital Annual Meeting in SEG’s 90-year history. Nedorub’s understanding of many of the interlocking components of the SEG organization and her work alongside experts across various disciplines have allowed her to see challenges and contribute to SEG’s constant improvement. Nedorub served as 2018–2019 president of the Permian Basin Geophysical Society.

She believes that a thriving local presence and meaningful activities are crucial for a strong global organization. Nedorub earned a degree in materials engineering and design from the Taganrog State University of Radio Engineering (Russia), a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of South Florida, and a master’s degree in geoscience from the University of South Carolina. Outside of the geoscience world, Olga is an accomplished artist and is experienced in fundraising for large public art projects around Midland, Texas. Position Statement I take “exploration” in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in its broadest definition of “the action of traveling through an unfamiliar area for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.” Like adventurers, for 90 years SEG members pushed the limits of the known. I am honored to be nominated to run for the position of Director at Large. If elected, I will work alongside my colleagues on the following three key components to ensure the longevity of the SEG: The global demand for geophysicists in all socioeconomic sectors is the foundation of a successful society. “Why do I need to hire a geophysicist?” is the priority question that SEG can address through education and public outreach. Geophysicists with steady employment form a strong membership base. “Why do I want to join SEG?” is the second question for SEG to address by improving its resources, training, networking opportunities, collaboration between business and academia, and value provided to communities. Geophysicists with an interest and purpose form a strong membership base. “What can we do better to support all applied geoscience professionals in all parts of the world, from our roots in the oil and gas industry to the emerging sectors?” By addressing this question, SEG solidifies its position as a trusted source for all energy and applied geoscience questions.

Geophysicists across the world form the SEG.

Huasheng Zheng CV

Huasheng Zheng is the executive vice president of Jiangsu Company, PetroChina, CNPC. He was a visiting scholar from Stanford University from 2019 to 2020 and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary, Canada, along with prior study in finance from Sichuan Petroleum Finance Institute, China. Huasheng is a Life member of SEG, a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, a member of the SEG China Advisory Committee, chairman of SEG Global Inc., Steering Committee and Board of Directors of IAGC. Huasheng began his career with BGP in 1986. As one of BGP’s pioneers for its inaugural international business development circa 1994, he has been deeply engaged in the overall laborious adventure. In June 2005, he was promoted to president of BGP International. Thenceforth, he has shepherded BGP’s international business from a relatively small company to being the top geophysical service contractor in the world, resulting in unprecedented growth into the international market and accumulating a client base in excess of 200 oil and gas companies comprising all the major international oil companies, OPEC members, and non-OPEC national oil companies. Meanwhile, he has ascended his career from operations to executive management. Additionally, he has set up two new BGP businesses, respectively the marine operation and seismic equipment manufacturing company INOVA. In 2021, he transferred to Jiangsu Company, PetroChina, CNPC, as executive vice president.

He has been actively involved in the social activities of the industry for his entire career while building a superb personal and working relationship with BGP’s clients, partners, suppliers, and professionals in the global energy industry through frequent and extensive interface. Position Statement It is a great honor to run for a Director at Large position on the 2021–2022 SEG Board of Directors. Once elected, I would focus on the following challenging issues facing SEG: To facilitate the globalization process of SEG, in order to better serve geophysical communities around the world, by education and technical publications To attract next-generation geophysicists globally, to collaborate with academia, resources companies, and service industries, and to provide professional training for early and mid-career professionals To prove SEG is an effective platform from upstream to downstream To facilitate the digital transformation of geophysical data via industrial and academic collaboration To enhance the international presence of SEG and to collaborate with local sister societies

Nominees for District Representatives

In addition to the Board of Directors election, all District are holding elections for one new representative:

District 1

  • Cheryl Mifflin
  • Neda Bundalo

Cheryl Mifflin CV

Cheryl Mifflin is a geophysicist with more than 30 years of experience in the seismic imaging industry. After receiving a PhD in mathematical sciences from Rice University in 1989, she spent 10 years at Exxon’s research company developing techniques for imaging complex structures. She then spent nine years with a service company working on seismic imaging projects around the globe. Mifflin is currently working as a principal geophysicist at BHP, where she designs and manages seismic programs that address imaging challenges.

She is also working with BHP’s minerals groups to develop a new seismic paradigm that will improve on the subsurface structural resolution mapped by drilling. Throughout the years, she has seen the progress in seismic imaging gained from new technology, from 2D narrow azimuth to full-azimuth OBN and poststack time migration to full-waveform inversion.

Neda Bundalo CV

Neda Bundalo is a geophysicist with Occidental Petroleum. She received an undergraduate degree in geophysical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1998), a master’s degree in geophysics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia (2002), and a doctorate in geophysics from the University of Houston (2007).

After graduation, she worked at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mining and Geology, Marathon Oil, Anadarko Petroleum, and Occidental Petroleum. Her field of specialty is nonseismic methods. She served on the SEG Travel Grant, Meetings Review and Planning, and Gravity and Magnetics committees. In addition to SEG, she is a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the American Geophysical Union, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

District 2

  • Kathryn Hardy
  • Paul Anderson

Kathryn Hardy CV

Kathryn Hardy is a retired exploration geophysicist. She graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Hardy started her career in Houston, working for Gulf Oil and Marathon Oil. Houston traffic drove her to Corpus Christi, where she worked for Texas Oil and Gas along with numerous independents. She served the Coastal Bend Geophysical Society in almost every office and received life membership for her service. When she returned to Houston, she served as secretary and president of the Geophysical Society of Houston and also received life membership.

In Houston, she worked as a consultant for numerous companies and finished her career as an exploration advisor for EPL/Energy XXI. Hardy has been a member of SEG for more than 40 years. She served as a District 2 representative from 2014 to 2015 and 2019 to 2020. As District 2 representative, she will strive to understand how the SEG Council decisions will affect the membership and vote for members’ best interests.

Paul Anderson CV

Paul Anderson is a geophysical advisor at Occidental Petroleum. He graduated from the University of Calgary with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geophysics. He started his career in the oil and gas industry with the interpretive studies group at Veritas DGC in 1998, which is focused on amplitude variation with offset and inversion work for clients around the world.

In 2006, Anderson joined Apache Corporation, where he worked in Canada and Australia with seismic data processing, interpretation, inversion, development drilling, microseismic, seismicity, and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) studies. In 2015, he moved to Plano, Texas, to join Denbury Resources on their CO2 and waterflood fields, working with both seismic and nonseismic methods. In 2017, Anderson joined Occidental Petroleum, where he initially was a part of the international appraisal team, working with assets in the Middle East. He later moved to EOR to support EOR and Low Carbon Ventures projects. Anderson has been a member of SEG since 1998 and has served on several formal and informal committees and teams within SEG, including EPIC, the Membership Committee, and the Annual Meeting Technical Program Committee.

District 3

  • Christopher Ross
  • Weldon h. Beauchamp

Christopher Ross CV

Christopher P. Ross is president of Cross Quantitative Interpretation LP, a quantitative interpretation consulting service company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As an applied geophysicist by training, he specializes in technology-driven applications to help mitigate risk and improve drilling decisions for exploration and development projects. His focus areas are predictive analytics for production forecasts in unconventional reservoirs; seismic attributes; amplitude variation with offset (AVO) conditioning, attributes, modeling, and analysis; 1D stochastic, prestack simultaneous, and multiattribute neural network inversions; seismic overpressure analysis; and geostatistical projects.

Ross began his career as a geophysicist with Amoco Production Company and has worked for various oil and gas companies and contractors as a special projects geophysicist and as a manager of technical groups. He received a PhD in geophysics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992, a master’s degree in applied physics from the University of New Orleans in 1984, and a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1982.

He is a patent holder, has published a large number of cited technical papers on AVO and neural networks, and has received awards for presentations on similar topics. Ross is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and Society of Exploration Geophysicists and is a Texas Board Certified Geophysicist.

Weldon Beauchamp CV

Weldon Beauchamp received a bachelor’s degree in geology from New England College in 1981. He began working as a mud logger and wellsite geologist in Oklahoma. He worked as a development geologist for Sun Oil Company upon completing his master’s degree in geology from Oklahoma State University. Beauchamp worked for Sun Oil Company and Sun International Exploration and Production for the first 10 years of his career in the Midcontinent region of the United States.

During the last five years, he lived in London, working on projects in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. In 1993, Sun closed its offices in London and became a refining and marketing company. Beauchamp took the opportunity to return to school to earn his PhD in geophysics from Cornell University. His dissertation title was “The tectonic evolution of the Atlas Mountains, North Africa.” His research was funded by the Petroleum Research Fund and the Department of Defense. Beauchamp graduated from Cornell in 1997 and accepted a senior geophysicist position with ARCO International Oil and Gas Company in Plano, Texas. He worked in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

While in Texas, he taught structural geology, petroleum geology, and seismic interpretation for 10 years at the University of Texas at Dallas. He decided to become a consulting geoscientist in 2000, forming Atlas Exploration and Production LLC. Beauchamp has worked on a consulting basis for 21 years for major and independent companies. Currently, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, working on geothermal prospects in Nevada and New Mexico.

District 4

  • Ray Earley
  • Subhashis Mallick

Ray Earley CV

Ray Earley earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University. He worked for 18 years as a research engineer at Amoco’s Tulsa Research Center. Work there included development of recording system testing equipment hardware and software, shipboard processing systems hardware and software, development and testing of new marine acquisition methods, and front-end processing of large 3D volumes for prestack depth migration. He helped form Flamingo Seismic Solutions in 2000.

There, he has been involved in a variety of roles including seismic data processing, amplitude variation with offset, software and algorithm development, ongoing development of a unique potential fields lineament algorithm, and training in seismic data processing. He has served as president and second vice president of the Geophysical Society of Tulsa (GST), SEG Council representative from GST, and member of the SEG Real Estate Board

Subhashis Mallick CV

Subhashis Mallick is a professor of geophysics in the department of geology and geophysics and the school of energy resources at the University of Wyoming.

He received a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences in 1976 and a master’s degree in exploration geophysics in 1978 from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. After being employed in India and Dubai from 1978 to 1983, he received a PhD in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawaii in 1987. Prior to joining the University of Wyoming in 2008, he worked at the University of Hawaii from 1987 to 1990, WesternGeco from 1990 to 2005, and Chevron from 2005 to 2008. His research interests include applications of waveform-based inversion and artificial intelligence methods for oil and gas exploration, earthquake hazard and climate prediction, and solving CO2 sequestration problems.

District 5

  • Craig Funck
  • Raùl Cova

Craig Funk CV

Craig Funk is the director of GeoServices and Land at Nutrien Ltd. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering geophysics and a master’s degree in geophysics. He is currently both a professional engineer and geoscientist. He has worked in hard- and soft-rock mining, geotechnical consulting, and upstream oil and gas in a variety of locations, including Canada, South Africa, and the United States. He started at Nutrien in 2008 as chief geophysicist and has progressed into the current role, where he oversees exploration, mineral and surface lands, corporate disclosure and reporting, and geoscience applications and special projects.

He is passionate about research and innovation within the extraction industries and is currently a board member of the International Minerals Innovation Institute based in Saskatoon, Canada. He has initiated or contributed to various mining research projects in safety, geophysics, geology, rock mechanics, mine engineering, mineral processing, and data sciences.

Raùl Cova CV

Raúl Cova is a lead geophysicist at Qeye Labs in Calgary. He received a bachelor’s degree in geophysics in 2004 from Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela.

Between 2005 and 2012, he worked for the Venezuelan Technological Institute of Petroleum on seismic processing and acquisition technologies. Cova obtained a PhD from the University of Calgary in 2017, where he was a fellow of the CREWES consortium. From 2017 to 2019, he continued his research efforts as a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Calgary. In 2019, he joined Qeye Labs, where he has been working on quantitative interpretation projects involving deterministic and probabilistic inversion methods. Cova was chair of the SEG Translations Committee from 2018 to 2020. He is a team leader of the SEG Wiki translation project.

His involvement with the SEG Wiki was recognized in 2015 and 2017 when he was named SEG Wiki Champion. Cova has also served as reviewer and special editor for Geophysics. He is an active member of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, where he has volunteered as session chair for the Geoconvention from 2015 to present.

District 6

  • Marco Cela
  • Luis Donoso

Marco Ceia CV

Marco Ceia received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1994, a master’s degree in geophysics from Observatório Nacional in 1997, and a doctoral degree in exploration and reservoir engineering from the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (UENF) in 2004. From 1996 to 1999, he worked as geophysicist at Lasa Airborne Surveys in Brazil.

Since 2011, he has served as an associate professor at the Petroleum Engineering and Exploration Laboratory at UENF. His research interests include rock physics, petrophysics, and seismic physical modeling. He is also a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Brazilian Geophysical Society, and International Association of Rock Physicists.

Luis Donoso CV

Luis Donoso is a senior geophysicist at ENAP Sipetrol and an adjoint professor of geophysics at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile.

He received a master’s degree in geophysics (1988) from Universidad de Chile and a master’s degree in security and defense (2008) from the National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies. From 2006 to 2014, he was a pro-bono technical advisor for the Chilean Senate in renewable energy, climate change, civil protection, and disaster risk reduction regulations. Donoso is a former vice president and current member of the Chilean chapter of the International Association of Risk Managers. He is also a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Seismological Society of America.

District 7

  • Irina Bayuk
  • Laura Bornatici

Irina Bayuk CV

Irina Bayuk is a principal research scientist at the Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She received a PhD (1990) and doctor of science degree (2014) in geophysics from the same institute. Her main research interests include mathematical modeling of the effective physical properties (elastic and transport) of reservoir rocks at different scales. In particular, her interests are in unconventional reservoir rocks, such as shales and rocks of the Bazhenov and Domanik formations. Bayuk teaches several courses in rock physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State University for Geological Prospecting. She is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Laura Bornatici CV

Laura Bornatici is a principal geophysicist at Cairn Energy in Edinburgh. Her areas of expertise include rock physics, seismic data interpretation, electromagnetics, and potential field data processing and interpretation. Bornatici has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University. She has been in the oil industry since 2000, starting her career as a field geophysicist in electromagnetic data acquisition with Geosystem. She then moved to data processing, inversion, and interpretation. In 2007, Geosystem was acquired by Schlumberger, and Bornatici was promoted to a managerial position in Houston. Later, she went back to technical work, focusing on seismic interpretation. In the last 10 years, she has been based in Edinburgh, working in exploration with Cairn Energy.

District 8

  • Barbara Ciurlo
  • Maria Helena Caeiro

Barbara Ciurlo CV

Barbara Ciurlo received a degree in physics from the Università di Milano in Italy in 1986. From 1986 to 1989, she held a scholarship in climatology and local weather forecasting with the Osservatorio Meteorologico Milano Duomo.

She joined Agip S.p.A. in 1989 (merged into Eni S.p.A. in 1995) as a geophysicist, where she focused on seismic studies and borehole seismic data and later on amplitude variation with offset and direct hydrocarbon indicator (DHI) analysis. She contributed to oil and gas integrated geoscience projects for all of the main areas in the company’s interests, including Europe, North Sea, North/West/East/South Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, Far East, Australia, Gulf of Mexico, and South America (off and onshore). She had an assignment with Eni Petroleum in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 2008 to 2010 as geophysical advisor for the Gulf of Mexico areas and Alaska.

Since 2015, she has served as company knowledge owner for DHI methods. She follows the activity of the Rose and Associates DHI Consortium as company representative. She has authored papers for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, International Petroleum Technology Conference, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, First Break, and other local events and publications.

Maria Helena Caeiro CV

Maria Helena Caeiro, now with Partex-PTTEP in Lisbon, was a senior geophysicist working at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) since 2016.

Some of her interests include seismic qualitative and quantitative interpretation and seismic processing support for advances in better image quality. She received a master’s degree in mining engineering (2007) and a PhD in earth science (2015) from the Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon. Caeiro started her career in 2007 as a geoscience researcher at CERENA, integrating several projects for development and application of geostatistical seismic inversion methods. She then worked with the exploration and new ventures team at Partex Oil and Gas from 2012 to 2016.

Maria has been an author and coauthor of more than 25 publications on reservoir characterization, geophysics, and geostatistics. She has also served as a chairperson and speaker at several technical international conferences. She has recently been involved in SEG Middle East activities. She served as moderator of the Unlocking the Value of High-Quality 3D Broadband Seismic Virtual Webinar. She is currently a member of the technical committee for the Advances in Seismic Interpretation Workshop, which will be held in Abu Dhabi in November 2021.

District 9

  • William Henry McLellan
  • Obi Ifeanvichukwu

William Henry McLellan CV

William McLellan is a graduate of the University of Otago in New Zealand. He holds an honors degree in physics. He has worked for Anglo American, where he traveled across Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. During his tenure, he was involved in the installation, commissioning, and operation of the McPhar F400 quadrature airborne electromagnetic system, which was installed in a Dakota DC3. In 1979, he founded Poseidon Geophysics, a consulting company registered in Botswana. The company has completed many geophysical projects in north and Sub-Saharan Africa. In conjunction with De Beers, it commissioned and flew the first airborne triaxial magnetic gradiometer. Poseidon was awarded a contract to fly the gradiometer over the Ghanzi-Chobe fold belt in the early 1990s by the European Union.

McLellan has been a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1975. He also is a member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. He joined Rotary in 1995, and is an active Rotarian, serving as the president of the Rotary Club of Gaborone on three occasions. In addition, he is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Obi Ifeanyichukwu CV

Obi Ifeanyichukwu holds a master’s degree in petroleum geology (2009) and a PhD in applied geophysics/stratigraphy option (2014) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). He is currently a senior geoscientist with the deepwater geoscience team at ExxonMobil Corporation.

His career began as the Shell chair of geology at UNN in 2008. He became a research associate in September 2009. In October 2010, he joined the exploration team at Shell Petroleum Development Company in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, as a research attaché until December 2011 when he joined ExxonMobil. He has authored papers published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Geologos, American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists. He is the founder of the GEOCAMP Institute, an online platform for geoscience sharing and mentoring.

He has given several lectures to young professionals and SEG student members. For example, in December 2018, he gave a volunteer lecture titled, “Using sparse data and 2D seismic volume for exploration and opportunity identification” in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2014, he was a judge at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists IBA competition. From 2012 to present, he has served as an industry consultant for up to seven participating universities. More recently, he has had volunteer teaching and geoscience mentoring sessions with students and young professionals from several universities in Nigeria (May–September 2020); Beau, Bamenda, and Cameroon (November 2020); and North Dakota, Canada, and France (first quarter 2021). He has been involved in conference planning for the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, where he currently serves as the head of the conference evaluation committee and member of the preconference field trip planning group

District 10

  • Ilya Silvestrov
  • Abdulmohsen AlAli

Ilya Silvestrov CV

Ilya Silvestrov is a research geophysicist at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center at Saudi Aramco. He received a PhD in mathematical modeling in 2008 from Novosibirsk State University and has more than 15 years of experience in geophysical research and development. Since joining Saudi Aramco in 2016, he has been involved in a number of projects, including 4D seismic monitoring with buried receiver arrays, seismic acquisition with DAS, enhancement of high-channel count and single-sensor seismic data, and seismic while drilling.

Previously, he worked at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Schlumberger, and OPERA Laboratory at the University of Pau on different aspects of seismic modeling, imaging, and inversion. Silvestrov holds several patents and is author or coauthor of more than 90 scientific publications in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals. He is also serving as an associate editor for Geophysical Prospecting. Silvestrov is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Abdulmohsen AlAli CV

Abdulmohsen AlAli is a researcher at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center at Saudi Aramco. He received a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the University of Liverpool in 2010, a master’s degree in applied geophysics from the IDEA League Program in 2014, and a PhD in geophysics from the University of Oklahoma in 2018.

Throughout his career, he has won multiple awards including the Saudi Aramco Hackathon and SEG Best Poster Paper. His research interests include seismic data modeling, velocity-depth model building, diffraction imaging, and artificial intelligence/machine learning-based applications. He is an active reviewer and member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Dhahran Geoscience Society.

District 11

  • How-Wei Chen
  • Ruijia Wang

How-Wei Chen CV

How-Wei Chen is a professor in the department of earth sciences at National Central University. He received a diploma in physics (1986) and a doctoral degree in geophysics (1992) from the University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas). He spent more than a year as a postdoc at UT-Dallas. He was elected as the adjunct research fellow of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica of Taiwan, Republic of China.

He was the director of the Center for Computational Geophysics from 2009 to 2014. He visited the California Institute of Technology and University of Texas at Austin during his sabbatical periods and worked on projects associated with TAIGER and 3D wave propagation simulation for strong motion prediction. His professional interests are seismic modeling, migration, and imaging, including large-scale tomography study, wavefield, and full-waveform inversion.

Ruijia Wang CV

Ruijia Wang is a principal scientist at Halliburton in the sensor physics department. He is the inventor of the enhanced monopole and dipole processing methods for the Xaminer Sonic Imager and Xaminer Array Sonic Tool.

Before joining Halliburton, Wang held the position of postdoctoral research associate in the formation evaluation group at the University of Texas at Austin from 2012 to 2015. He received a PhD in geological resources and geological engineering from the China University of Petroleum at Beijing in 2012. His interests include borehole geophysics and petrophysics, focusing on forward and inversion problems in sonic logging and downhole ultrasonic testing. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts.

District 12

  • Lisa J. Gavin
  • Kim Frankcombe

Lisa J. Gavin CV

Lisa Gavin is a geophysicist at Woodside Energy based in Perth, Australia. She is presently the executive adviser to the senior vice president corporate and legal and previously held roles as an exploration and development geophysicist and reservoir engineer. Gavin earned a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from Curtin University, a PhD in geophysics from the University of Western Australia, and is currently completing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering by distance at Heriot Watt University. She was the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Honorary Lecturer for the Pacific South Region in 2020. Prior to joining Woodside, Gavin served in roles at Chevron and Fugro Seismic Imaging.

Kim Frankcombe CV

Kim Frankcombe has been an SEG member since his final year of university in 1978 when he obtained an honors degree in geophysics and geology. He has worked as a geologist and geophysicist for majors, service providers, and, since 1996, as a geophysical consultant. As a consultant, he works globally, principally exploring for precious and base metals, diamonds, and bulk commodities. He also consults for oil and gas explorers on nonseismic methods and provides high-level advice and reviews for the geophysical component of geotechnical projects.

He has been a reviewer for Geophysics and SEG expanded abstracts. He served on the SEG Council as the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) representative and most recently as a representative for District 12. He is a member of the SEG Mining Committee. Frankcombe is an honorary member and past president of ASEG and served on their federal executive from 2011 to 2019. Since 2019, he has been the honorary secretary of the Australian Geoscience Council. In addition, he is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, International Association of Mathematical Geosciences, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Elected District Representatives will serve a two-year term beginning 1 August 2021. Active, Emeritus, Honorary, Life, and Associate members are eligible to vote on all matters submitted to the membership; however members failing to pay dues by 1 June will not be eligible to vote in the 2021 election. Please e-mail with questions regarding the election.

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