SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course 2001

Dr. Fred J. Hilterman

Geophysical Development Corporation

Seismic Amplitude Interpretation


Fred HiltermanFred J. Hilterman received a geophysical engineering degree and PhD in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. During his tenure with Mobil (1963-1973), his assignments ranged from field work and prospect evaluation to Activity Leader at the Field Research Laboratory. In 1973, he joined the University of Houston as a Professor of Geophysics. While at UH, Fred co-founded the Seismic Acoustics Laboratory (SAL) and was Principal Investigator until 1981. At that time, he co-founded Geophysical Development Corporation where he is currently Vice-President of Development. Fred also lectures at UH as a Distinguished Research Professor.

Fred is a long-standing member of SEG, EAGE, and AAPG, with honorary memberships in SEG and GSH. His services to the societies include Associate Editor of Geophysics, Chairman of TLE Editorial Board, SEG and AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, and both Technical and General Chairman of SEG Annual Meetings. Fred received the SEG Best Paper Award, Best Presentation Award, and Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal. He has been an instructor for SEG and AAPG Continuing Education courses since the 1970s. Fred was the 1996-97 SEG President.

Fred has two children and six grandchildren and enjoys time spent with his wife, Kathi, at their cattle ranch (Belly Acres Ranch) near Houston.

The SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course is sponsored by SEG and EAGE.