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2009 Distinguished Lecturer

Craig J. Beasley

WesternGeco, Houston, Texas

Lessons learned from simultaneous source investigations


Craig Beasley Craig Beasley completed BS, MS, and PhD degrees in mathematics and then joined Western Geophysical in 1981. He served in several capacities in the Computer Sciences, R&D, and Data Processing departments including worldwide VP of R&D and worldwide VP of Data Processing in Western Geophysical and continued as VP, Data Processing after the formation of WesternGeco.

He has received two Litton Technology Awards, a Performed by Schlumberger Silver Medal, the SEG Award for Best Presentation and served as the Esso Australia Distinguished Lecturer. He received honorable mention for the Best Paper in Geophysics. He is an Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston and Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He has presented papers and published widely on a variety of topics ranging from prestack imaging, migration, acquisition, and the connections among acquisition, processing, and imaging. He served as the 2001–2002 SEG 1st Vice President and as the 2004–2005 SEG President.

Currently, he is chief geoscientist for WesternGeco, a Schlumberger Fellow, and the founding chair for the Geoscientists Without Borders committee and continues to serve on the committee.