Donald A. Herron

Don Herron received a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in geological sciences from Brown University in 1971 and a Master of Science degree in geological sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 1973.  He enjoyed a career as a seismic interpreter at Texaco from 1973-1977, Gulf from 1977-1984, and most recently Sohio/BP from 1984-2008.  Following retirement from BP he was a geoscience consultant for Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) from 2008-2017 and also worked with several major oil companies as a seismic interpretation instructor.  He was co-instructor for the SEG Continuing Education course “Seismic Interpretation in the Exploration Domain” from 1995-2007.  He was a member of the Editorial Board of The Leading Edge from 2002–2007 (chairman in 2006-2007), and currently is an Assistant Editor for the joint SEG-AAPG journal Interpretation.  He writes the bi-monthly “Interpreter Sam” column in The Leading Edge, and also is the author of SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #15, The Misadventures of Interpreter Sam, Geophysical Monograph Series #16, First Steps in Seismic Interpretation, and Geophysical Monograph Series #20, Interpreter Sam Carries On.  He is currently an independent geophysical consultant and an active member of SEG, AAPG, GSH and Sigma Xi.

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