Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.


05 Feb 2021

Episode 104: Maximizing the value of mature fields

Dr. Adriana Citlali Ramírez highlights her SEG Honorary Lecture Europe 2021 talk, "Seismic technology in northern European waters and the prevalence of multiples." In this compelling conversation, Adriana showcases the value of exploring and developing mature oil and gas fields, the value of moving first on new technology, and offers great advice to succeed in the industry. This episode will convince you to sign up for her free lecture!

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Adriana Citlali Ramírez is a Mexican citizen who has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Houston’s Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program. During her graduate studies, Adriana did internships with Shell, Statoil (now Equinor), ConocoPhillips, and BP. After graduation, she worked in R&D at WesternGeco in the United States, and later at PGS in the UK. In 2012, Adriana joined Equinor’s Research and Technology Exploration unit in Norway, where she led the R&D work related to broadband technology. She later moved to Geophysical Operations and focused on survey design and new technological developments. During her last years at Equinor, she worked as a geophysics specialist in the Chief Geophysicist’s Team in Exploration. In August 2019, Adriana joined TGS in the position of Chief Geophysicist. She has an advisory role for the discipline of geophysics where she focuses on strategy, business, and technology with emphasis on Europe and Russia.

Adriana has authored four patents and more than 50 technical publications. She is a member of the EAGE Research Committee, SEG Research Committee, SEG Women’s Network Committee, and Founding Chair of the SEG Europe Regional Advisory Committee. From May 2018 to December 2019, she served on the Board of Directors of SEAM (SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation), where she is now the vice-chair of the Board and chair-elect for 2021. In early 2020, she was awarded the first-ever Monterrey Institute of Technology (Tecnológico de Monterrey) EXATEC Career Award and was chosen as the SEG Honorary Lecturer for Europe in 2021.


This episode is sponsored by CGG


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