Steve Roche is a geophysicist with Cimarex Energy Corp in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received his B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of California, Riverside, in June 1978 and worked for Geophysical Service, Inc (GSI and HGS) as an Area Geophysicist for the Permian Basin Region of West Texas/Southeastern New Mexico. In 1994, Steve returned to school, attending the Colorado School of Mines as a member of the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), studying multicomponent seismology and 4-D applications for reservoir characterization. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1997, Steve joined Output Exploration, the oil & gas exploration division of Input/Output, working on exploration projects and multicomponent applications within I/O. Output Exploration, LLC (OPEX) became an independent oil & gas exploration company in 1999 and Steve managed OPEX exploration efforts in the USA Mid-Continent region. Steve joined Veritas DGC in February 2003, specializing in multicomponent seismic research in the position of Principal Geophysicist – Multicomponent Research & Development for CGGVeritas. Steve joined Cimarex in April 2010. Professional activities include Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), EAGE, GST and PBGS. He served as SEG Vice–President (1999-2000 Executive Committee), Associate Editor for Geophysics (Seismic Data Acquisition, 1994-2002) and is currently Chairman of the SEG Scholarship Committee.