Colin Sayers is a Scientific Advisor in Schlumberger WesternGeco’s North America Land Multiclient Seismic Group in Houston. He entered the oil industry to join Shell's Exploration and Production Laboratory in Rijswijk, The Netherlands in 1986, and moved to Schlumberger in 1991.
He is a member of the AGU, EAGE, GSH, HGS, SEG, and SPE, a member of the Research Committee of the SEG, and has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science, Geophysical Prospecting, and The Leading Edge. He has a B.A. in Physics from the University of Lancaster, U. K. and a D.I.C. and Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College, London, U.K. In 2010 he presented the SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course "Geophysics under stress: Geomechanical applications of seismic and borehole acoustic waves." He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the areas covered by this course.
In 2013 he was awarded Honorary Membership of the Geophysical Society of Houston "In Recognition and Appreciation of Distinguished Contributions to the Geophysical Profession." He received an award for best paper in The Leading Edge in 2013.