Interviews

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March 2016

An interview with Arthur McDonald

Arthur McDonald is the co-winner (shared by Takaaki Kajita of Japan) of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on subatomic particles called neutrinos.

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January 2016

An interview with Dimitri Bevc

A team leader in geophysics R & D at Chevron, Dimitri Bevc has a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University and M.Sc. and B.A. degrees from the UC Berkeley.

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December 2015

An interview with Marie Hong

Senior Geophysicist with Pengrowth Energy, Marie Hong has more than 30 years of experience in the oil patch ranging from conventional oil and gas projects, to structural plays in the Beaufort and heavy oil projects in Saskatchewan.

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November 2015

An interview with Marilyn Mawdsley

Principal Geophysicist at Mawdsley Exploration Inc., Marilyn Mawdsley shares her perspectives on the technical, business and the human side of the oil & gas industry.

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October 2015

An interview with David Dolberg

David Dolberg is an experienced geophysicist with extensive experience in e&p domains around the world including Colombia, Peru, Norway, Alaska, Nova Scotia, Gulf of Mexico and the Montana overthrust Belt.

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September 2015

An interview with Derik Kleibacker

Chief Geologist for ConocoPhillips Indonesia, Derik Kleibacker holds an MSc degree in geology from Oregon State. He hates to admit it, but he loves geophysical interpretation as much as geological field mapping.

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September 2015

An interview with Alex Cullum & Linn Margareth Johansen

Alex Cullum has a BSc in geology, a PhD in paleontology and currently works with the Statoil Biostratigraphy team.
Linn Margareth Johansen holds an MSc in marine geology and micropaleontology and is currently a team leader in biostratigraphy in Stavanger, Norway.

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September 2015

An interview with Marian Hanna

Marian C. Hanna has over 27 years of diverse experience in the oil & gas industry. Her experience includes many successful, collaborative technical and business contributions concluding in over 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent producible reserves worldwide.

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June 2015

An interview with Mirko Van Der Baan

Professor of Exploration Seismology at the Department of Physics, U of A, and published author, Mirko van der Baan’s research interests involve signal processing, microseismicity and seismic wave propagation in anisotropic media.

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June 2015

An interview with Andreas Cordsen

Andreas Cordsen is a well-respected geophysicist who has advanced the science of designing 3D seismic surveys from the early land surveys of the late eighties to the big, complex land and marine surveys of today.

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April 2015

An interview with Brian Romans

A sedimentary geologist and assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech, Brian Romans' research on the patterns and controls of clastic sedimentation has resulted in numerous authored papers.

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April 2015

An interview with Victoria French

Victoria French is interested in all aspects of geosciences, including engineering. Her favorite projects integrate incorporate geological, geophysical, and engineering inputs into models for reservoir characterization.

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March 2015

An interview with Bert Bril

As a geophysicist who became a builder of geoscientific software, Bert Bril is one of the original creators of OpendTect, the Open Source seismic interpretation system (opendtect.org).

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March 2015

An interview with Maitri Erwin

Maitri Erwin is a geophysicist at Nexen Petroleum USA working on deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets. She is also advisor to Project Gutenberg, the oldest publisher of free electronic books.

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March 2015

An interview with Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson completed his BSc (1998) and PhD (2002) at the University of Manchester. He is now a Reader in Basin Analysis with Imperial College, London.

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February 2015

An interview with Kris Innanen

Kris Innanen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary. Strong in theoretical geophysics, he works to advance the concept, and algorithmic solutions for problems such as elimination of multiples from seismic data, and to locate and determine subsurface structure in the absence of a velocity model.

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January 2015

An interview with Doris Ross

Doris Ross has been engaged in the oil & gas industry for over 20 years, bringing together extensive knowledge and experience in geosciences, technology, business and consulting management to solve complex technical and energy industry problems.

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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.

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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.

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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.