Interviews

Matteo Niccoli
December 2014

An interview with Matteo Niccoli

Matteo Niccoli graduated from the University of Rome, Italy, with an honors degree in geology, and holds an MSc in geophysics from the University of Calgary. In his free time he does research and occasional consulting in geoscience visualization with his company MyCarta.

Mostafa Naghizadeh
December 2014

An interview with Mostafa Naghizadeh

Mostafa Naghizadeh received a BSc in mining engineering from the University of Kerman, Iran, and an MSc in geophysics from the University of Tehran in 2003. He received his PhD in geophysics from the University of Alberta in 2009. His interests are in seismic data reconstruction methods, sampling theory, and seismic imaging.

Pavlo Cholach
December 2014

An interview with Pavlo Cholach

Pavlo Cholach is a geophysicist with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) working on conventional oil assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Pavlo holds a PhD in geophysics from the University of Alberta, Canada, and a diploma with distinction in geophysics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

Mihaela S. Ryer
November 2014

An interview with Mihaela S. Ryer

Mihaela S. Ryer has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. During her career she held numerous technical, research and leadership positions in exploration, production and applied technology organizations. She specializes in clastic depositional systems analysis from pore to basin scale, seismic sequence stratigraphy and integrated reservoir prediction

Eric Andersen
November 2014

An interview with Eric Andersen

Eric Andersen is a senior geophysicist with Talisman Malaysia where he has a technical advisory role for Talisman’s Southeast Asia Region (Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam). He specializes in quantitative interpretation, seismic processing QC, and reservoir characterization, and has an interest in estimating geomechanical properties from seismic data.

Fereidoon Vasheghani
November 2014

An interview with Fereidoon Vasheghani

Fereidoon Vasheghani received his PhD in geophysics in 2011, and MEng in petroleum engineering in 2006, both from the University of Calgary, Alberta. He is a member of SEG and SPE.

Sudhir Jain
October 2014

An interview with Sudhir Jain

Sudhir Jain is a distinguished geophysicist who was very active in Calgary during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a prolific researcher, writer and a communicator, and one can find several of his papers published in the Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics during that time.

Matt Hall
September 2014

An interview with Matt Hall

Matt Hall is the founder of Agile Geoscience. A sedimentologist, Matt found geophysics later in his career. He is passionate about communicating science and technology, and especially about putting specialist knowledge into the hands of anyone who needs it.

Rob Simm
September 2014

An interview with Rob Simm

Rob Simm is a seismic interpreter with a special interest in rock physics, AVO, and seismic inversion technologies. An interest in applying rock physics in prospect generation and field development led him to set up his own consultancy, Rock Physics Associates.

Chris Kent
September 2014

An interview with Chris Kent

Chris Kent is from the UK and graduated from Camborne School of Mines. He has 20 years experience working in various places in Asia, West Africa, Saudi Arabia, North America, and Europe.

Bill Goodway
June 2014

An interview with Bill Goodway

Bill Goodway obtained a BSc in geology from the University of London and an MSc in geophysics from the University of Calgary. Bill has worked for various seismic contractors in the UK and Canada. Bill has received numerous CSEG Best Paper Awards as well as the CSEG Medal in 2008.

Clare Bond
Duncan Emsley
Sven Treitel
Paul de Groot
Barrie Jose
Per Avseth
John Logel
Marc Sbar
Tom Podivinsky
January 2014

An interview with Tom Podivinsky

Open and honest, and one of the CSEG’s more popular and well known members, Tom Podivinsky has led an interesting career, starting at PanCanadian and including stops at several small and mid-sized oil & gas companies.