Divisional Committee June 2012-2013
Jean Jacques Jarrige (chair)
Exploration/ New Projects Total SA
Jean Jacques Jarrige graduated from the University of Paris with a PhD in Geology. He joined the Total Group in 1980. During his career, he has held a variety of staff and management positions in France and overseas. He has spent several years overseas, where he has carried out exploration projects in Northern Africa, Gulf of Guinea and North America. For the last few years, he has been working as Head of Geology of the New Ventures Unit and as Recruitment Officer for Exploration. He is member of EAGE, Société Géologique de France and Vice President of Union Française des Géologues.
Donatella Astratti (vice-chair)
Abu Dhabi Schlumberger Carbonates & EOR Technology Centre
Donatella Astratti is a Geoscience Advisor in the Abu Dhabi Schlumberger Carbonates & EOR Technology Centre with over 25 years of worldwide experience in integrated studies as interpretation geophysicist and modeler. She joined ENI in 1985 as part of field development asset teams in Italy and Nigeria until 1997 when she joined Western Geophysical 4D & Reservoir Characterization R&D group, working on North Sea and Middle East projects. For the last 10 years with Schlumberger, her primary focus has been the application of research and novel technologies to the characterization and modeling of Middle East carbonates and naturally fractured reservoirs, maximizing the use of 3D seismic data. Donatella holds an MSc degree in Geology from the University of Bologna (Italy). She is a member of EAGE, AAPG, SPE, SEG, and SPWLA.
James Derek Fairhead
President & Founder of GETECH Group plc & Prof of Applied Geophysics University of Leeds, UK
Derek Fairhead graduated from the University of Durham with BSc Joint Honours Geology and Physics in 1967 followed by MSc and PhD in Geophysics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1972 he joined the University of Leeds where he was Senior Lecturer and Chair of Applied Geophysics before officially retiring in Sept 2009. Nevertheless, he continues to teach on a part time basis. Since 1986 he initiated a research group to compile and interpret the gravity and magnetic data for Africa and this activity was so successful that it became a limited company in 2000 and then spun out from the University as an AIM listed company in 2005. He was responsible for improving the spatial resolution of satellite derived gravity data and has generated the world's largest gravity and magnetic database. In recent years he focused on improving the interpretation of gravity and magnetic data utilizing the strengths of local phase and local wave number to map structure and depth. In 1994 he was awarded The Bureau Gravimetrique International (BGI) medal "for outstanding works on the Earth's gravity".
Ian Jones received a joint honours BSc in Physics with Geology from the University of Manchester, UK, a MSc in Seismology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a PhD in Geophysical Signal Processing from the University of British Columbia, Canada. After working for 'Inverse Theory & Applications Inc'. in Canada for 2 years, he joined CGG, where for 15 years he was involved in R&D in the London and Paris offices. Since 2000 he has been with ION GX Technology, as a Senior Geophysical Advisor in their London office. He has published various articles on imaging related topics, and was co-organizer as well as instructor of several workshops. His most current activity included writing the EAGE text book 'An introduction to velocity model building' which has been published in 2010. He is a member of the SEG, EAGE and the PESGB; serves on the SEG editorial committee and the EAGE OGGD and technical program committees, is an associate editor for Geophysics and Geophysical Prospecting, and was awarded the EAGE's Anstey Medal in 2003 for contributions to the depth imaging literature, and made the SEG 2012 Honorary Lecturer for Europe.
Amal A. Al-Awami (Technical Program Officer)
Upstream Oil Industry Analyst, OPEC, Vienna, Austria
Amal graduated with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA and earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Hull University, UK. Before joining OPEC, she worked for Saudi Aramco and held various key technical positions in reservoir management and reservoir simulation. Amal joined OPEC's Energy Studies Department as the Upstream Oil Industry Analyst in June, 2010. As a supply analyst, her main responsibility is to carry out studies and analysis on medium- to long-term oil supply capacities of both, OPEC and non-OPEC countries. She assesses supply main determinants such as reserves, investment trends and technology advances; and monitors the evolution of upstream related costs and investments and their impacts on exploration and production activities worldwide. Amal's involvement in the professional societies is long standing. She was a board member of the Dhahran SPE local chapter for many years. She joined EAGE as a Technical Program Officer in 2009.
Schlumberger Cambridge Research
Phil Christie began his career with Schlumberger Wireline, serving in Africa from 1972-5. Following a Ph.D. and a Post-Doc. in Seismology at Cambridge, Phil returned to the company in 1981 to cover borehole seismics in Europe. During his career Phil has established and led seismic departments at Schlumberger's research and development centres in Connecticut, Paris and Cambridge. From 1996-7, he was seconded to BP's Atlantic Margin group, where he jointly coordinated the Foinaven reservoir monitoring experiment, pioneering time-lapse snapshots from towed marine and seabed seismic. Phil moved on to lead a Reservoir Geophysics group in Gatwick for WesternGeco, where he also founded Schlumberger's Geophysics Technical Community. By 2000 Phil returned to Schlumberger Cambridge Research as a Scientific Advisor, with interests in reservoir geophysics, time-lapse seismic, marine acquisition systems and sub-basalt imaging. Phil is a former President of EAGE, has sat on many academic and governmental earth science committees and is currently Chief-Editor of Petroleum Geoscience.
Tijmen-Jan Moser is author of several awarded papers, honorary member of EAGE (2011), Editor-in-Chief of Geophysical Prospecting (2008-present), member of SEG and independent geophysical consultant (2005-present). His main interests are seismic wave propagation and imaging and he is currently active in diffraction imaging.
David F. Halliday
Schlumberger Cambridge Research
David graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a BSc Hons in Geophysics in 2005, and this was followed by a PhD in Geophysics, also from Edinburgh, in 2009. He was awarded the 2009 Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Keith Runcorn Prize for the best PhD thesis in Geophysics, and the 2009 EAGE van Weelden award. During his PhD studies he was a visiting scientist with WesternGeco in Cairo, and since 2009 he has been working as a Research Scientist in the Geophysics Department at Schlumberger Cambridge Research. David has a general interest in seismic data acquisition and processing and his main focus is the study of scattered noise in land seismic data. He has published various peer reviewed articles on both seismic interferometry and scattered noise attenuation. He is a member of the SEG and EAGE, is a fellow of the RAS, and he served as an Editor of Geophysical Journal International from 2009 to 2012.
Walter received his MSc and PhD in Physics from Delft University in the Netherlands. In 1995 he joined Amoco in the Seismic Imaging team at Amoco’s Research Lab in Tulsa, OK. Since then he has worked for Amoco, and later BP, in New Orleans, Sunbury (UK), Cairo (Egypt) and back in Sunbury (UK). While he started out in the Seismic Imaging R&D group, he more recently worked on Seismic Processing QC and multi- and wide-azimuth seismic acquisition and processing. Since 2010 he is working for BP Angola as Seismic Delivery Manager, accountable for all seismic acquisition and processing in the Angola Region. He has published several articles on prestack imaging and has presented numerous papers at SEG and EAGE conferences, workshops and other events. He is a member of the EAGE and SEG.
Olivier R. Gosselin
Imperial College London / Total E&P
Olivier Gosselin has worked for Elf-Aquitaine, then TOTAL as Principal Reservoir Engineer in charge of many projects and field studies for 30 years, and based in France (Pau), Italy (Milano) and the UK. From 1998, he spent 8 years at the Total Geoscience Research Centre (London, Aberdeen) as Head of Reservoir Engineering Research, then 5 years back to the Total Technology Centre, as specialist of reservoir simulation and integration of geosciences and reservoir engineering. His interests include most aspects of flow simulation: like numerical and optimisation methods; assisted history-matching; 4D seismic reservoir monitoring; modelling, upscaling and simulation of carbonates and fractured reservoirs. Since 1st September 2010, he has been appointed full-time TOTAL Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. He graduated from Universities of Paris and Pau (MSc, DEA) in Applied Mathematics. He is also member of SPE, and currently SPE Europec Chairman.
Craig studied at The University of Edinburgh where he was awarded a BSc in Geophysics in 2009. He published his Undergraduate research on Southern North Sea Zechstein Group Carbonate prospectivity and presented key findings at the EAGE annual conference in Barcelona in 2010. He continued his education at Edinburgh, graduating with an MSc by Research in Exploration Seismology in 2010. His Masters research focused on industrial applications of Seismic Interferometry and was supported by Schlumberger Cambridge Research, whom he visited for extended placements during his MSc. Throughout his education, Craig successively gained additional industry experience in geology, geophysics and related disciplines through internships with Oil and Gas consultancy firm Senergy in Aberdeen and Tullow Oil in London. In addition, the 2009 PESGB geological field trip to Svalbard, Norway, was a distinct highlight of his education. Craig is now a geoscientist for Tullow Oil, a position he took up as a graduate in 2011 and where he currently works on a range of opportunities in Europe. He is a member of the EAGE, SEG and PESGB.
Rock Deformation Research Ltd, University of Leeds
Since joining RDR, Michael has been conducting and managing integrated structural geology projects on fault and fracture behaviour in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Michael has led the application of geomechanics in RDR and has developed of series new geomechanical tools for assessing fault and fracture development. Using finite element models to study fault and fracture propagation, Michael has also managed programmes for RDR’s industry-funded research consortia. He has developed several theoretical models to predict fracture and fault zone geometry, and validated these models by comparison with field outcrops and seismic data. Michael is a specialist in structural analyses from core and borehole image logs, and in the assessment of fault rock properties, reservoir strength, seal integrity and sealing capacities.
Sebastian is the Foundation CMG Chair for Carbonate Reservoir Simulation at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, where he leads the carbonate research group. He is also the co-director of the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs in Edinburgh, a joint research alliance between Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh. His current research interests include modelling, simulating, and upscaling multi-phase flow processes in (fractured) carbonate reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery processes for carbonate reservoirs (particularly water-alternating gas injection, controlled-salinity flooding, and steam flooding), and studying the fundamental transport processes in carbonates from a pore-scale perspective. Sebastian received a PhD degree from ETH Zurich in 2004 and worked at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher. He holds an MSc degree in Hydrogeology from Oregon State University (2000) and a Vordiplom (~BSc degree) in Geology and Mineralogy from the University of Freiburg, Germany (1997). He joined Heriot-Watt University in 2006 as a lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2009 and full professor in 2010. He also spent time at Imperial College London and Australia National University as a visiting researcher. He is a member of EAGE, SPE and AAPG, a council member for the Interpore society, and an associate editor for Transport in Porous Media.
Shell Exploration & Production Company