The Future of Exploration Geophysics

In the face of low oil prices and the COVD-19 pandemic, the profession of geophysics faces serious changes. Geophysicists have to deal with new challenges and opportunities. What will the future of geophysics look like? Where and how will geophysicists work? What skills do students and emerging professionals need for a successful career? To answer these questions, the SEG Committee on University and Student Programs gathers a group of distinguished speakers who share their experience and opinions from the perspectives of industry experts, university professors, emerging professionals, and non-profit society representatives.

Speaker Bios

Peter Duncan

Peter Duncan is President and CEO at Microseismic, Inc.

Manika Prasad

Manika Prasad is the Professor of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines.

Anna Donczew

Anna Donczew is the Master Education & RACE Manager at EIT RawMaterials.

Vinicius Riguete

Vinicius Riguete is an Exploration Geoscientist at Ecopetrol.

Clark Trantham

Clark Trantham is a retired Technical Advisor from ExxonMobil.

Linda Ford

Linda Ford is the Managing Director at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.