Episode 66: The importance and relevancy of AVO inversion in 2019

In this compelling episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Edward Townend, staff geophysicist at Shell and associate editor for The Leading Edge, to discuss TLE‘s October special section on AVO inversion. Ed and Andrew discuss why new and experienced geophysicists should take an interest in AVO, how data science and machine learning are improving the technique, the future of AVO in the industry, and much more.


Edward Townend is a geoscientist working at the intersection of geology, geophysics, and petrophysics with core expertise in quantitative seismic interpretation (QI). He has over 10 years’ experience as an Explorer in the US GOM, UK North Sea, Norwegian North Sea, West Coast Africa, US Onshore, and Canadian Onshore. He currently works in Production and Development for Shell’s ultra-deepwater GOM Paleogene assets and serves as associate editor for The Leading Edge. He has an MS in Geology from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in Rock Physics from UCL.

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Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.

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