SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course 2006

Kurt Marfurt

University of Houston

Seismic Attribute Mapping of Structure and Stratigraphy


Kurt Marfurt Kurt Marfurt began his geophysical career as an assistant professor teaching mining geophysics at Columbia University's Henry Krumb School of Mines in New York. After five years, he joined Amoco at what was then called its Tulsa Research Center. Through successive reorganizations at Amoco, Marfurt has obtained diverse experience in seismic modeling, migration, signal analysis, basin analysis, seismic attribute analysis, reflection tomography, seismic inversion, and multicomponent data analysis. Through Amoco, he won five patents, two in seismic coherence technology.

He is the author of several dozen articles and coeditor of two books published by the SEG, and has received both the SEG Best Presentation award for work on seismic modeling (1989) and SEG Best Paper award for work on seismic coherence (1999). Marfurt joined the University of Houston in 1999 as a professor in the Department of Geosciences and as director of the Center for Applied Geosciences and Energy (CAGE), where his primary emphasis is on the development and calibration of new seismic attribute technology. He is a member of GSH, SEG, EAGE, AAPG, and AGU, and has served 16 years as an associate or assistant editor for Geophysics.

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