Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.


08 Dec 2020

Episode 98: Finding hidden geology using new techniques

Dr. Saleh A. Al-Dossary highlights his 2020 Honorary Lecturer tour, "Improving reservoir characterization using four innovative seismic technologies." In this intriguing conversation, Saleh explores four new techniques to extract new geologic information from seismic data and to enhance the understanding of geologic features in a reservoir. This episode will inform you of the latest technology with a goal to improve hydrocarbon exploration and data processing.

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Saleh A. Al-Dossary began his work at Saudi Aramco in the Dhahran Geophysical Research Group, contributing to edge-preserving and smoothing developments. He now works in the Exploration Application Services Department developing new seismic processing and attributes algorithms. Al-Dossary received his B.S. degree in computer science with a minor in geophysics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM. He received his M.S. degree from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston, Houston, TX, both in geophysics.

Al-Dossary holds seven patents and is an applicant for five additional patents in seismic edge-preserving and detection technology. He is the author and co-author of several articles published by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). He also published two books titled Seismic Data Interpretation Using Digital Image Processing and Attenuation of Incoherent Seismic Noise.

Al-Dossary received the Distinguished Employee Award in Saudi Aramco’s Exploration Application Services Department in 1999, the Outstanding Student Award from the University of Houston in 2003, and the Saudi Aramco Excellence Award in 2015.

Original music by Zach Bridges.

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