Ralph M. Bridle
Ralph Bridle is currently a Geophysical Consultant with Saudi Aramco in the Near-Surface Modeling Unit of the Geophysical Data Processing Division in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Ralph received his BSc (Honors) in Mining and ACSM from Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, England in 1979. His area of specialization is near-surface static corrections for seismic reflection surveys. His first experience of Africa was while a student and a guest at Kamativi Tin Mines, and returned to work at Shamva, Rhodesia. Ralph subsequently turned to geophysics and experienced working on field crews and in processing centers. This was gained in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Libya, Australia, Tunisia, Oman, Somalia and Nigeria.
Ralph has presented papers at the annual conferences of SEG and EAGE. His principle interests are refraction statics and geostatistics, of which he has authored and co-authored papers in Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting and Near-Surface Geophysics. He has served on many committees of the SEG and held the position of Chairman of Membership and Global Affairs Committees. Ralph has held various positions on the Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS) executive committee and served as President. Ralph is an active member of SEG, EAGE, AAPG and DGS.
Ralph admires the achievements of [Tiberius] Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Sir Issac Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Gustav Mahler, the Wright brothers and John Cleese.