Colin Sayers is a Scientific Advisor in the Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services Geomechanics Group in Houston, USA, providing consultancy in geophysics, rock physics, drilling and reservoir geomechanics, and the characterization of fractured reservoirs. He entered the oil industry to join Shell's Exploration and Production Laboratory in Rijswijk, The Netherlands in 1986, and then moved to Schlumberger in 1991.
His technical interests include geophysics, rock physics, drilling and reservoir geomechanics, pore pressure prediction, wellbore stability analysis, analysis of production-induced reservoir stress changes, subsidence, fault reactivation, 3D mechanical earth modeling, sanding, fractured reservoir evaluation, borehole/seismic integration, stress-dependent acoustics, advanced sonic logging, AVAZ, and fluid flow in fractured reservoirs.
He is a member of the AGU, EAGE, SEG, SPE, SEG, alongwith being a member of SEG's Research Committee, and a member of the editorial board of The Leading Edge and the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science. Sayers has a BA in Physics from the University of Lancaster, UK, a DIC in Mathematical Physics and a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, London, UK. He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the areas covered by this course.
Colin is also an Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and was awarded 2013 Best Paper in SEG’s The Leading Edge.