Thomas L. Davis, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus at the Colorado School of Mines and founded the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), an industry funded consortium now in its 35th year. RCP received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in 2014. He is active member in SEG as an organizer for technical conferences, workshops and continuing education programs and has served as SEG’s Second Vice President, Technical Program Chairman, and Distinguished Lecturer. He received the C.J. Mackenzie Award from the Engineering College of the University of Saskatchewan, the Milton B. Dobrin Award from the University of Houston, and the Dean’s Excellence and Melvin F. Coolbaugh Memorial Awards from the Colorado School of Mines. He was a co-recipient of the best poster award of the SEG in 2009 for a presentation on multicomponent seismic applications to tight gas fractured reservoir characterization and the southwest section of AAPG in 2011 on CO2 flood monitoring in Postle Field, Oklahoma.