| | The Role of Visualization in Resource Exploration and Development
by Geoffrey A. Dorn
BP Center for Visualization
University of Colorado
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Geoffrey Dorn received his B.S. in astrophysics (1973) and his M.S. in Geology (1978) from the University of New Mexico, and a PhD in exploration geophysics (Engineering Geoscience, 1980) from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined ARCO's Exploration and Production Technology in the fall of 1980, spending his first two years in seismic acquisition research.
From 1982 - 1987 he directed ARCO's interactive interpretation research group, leaving management in January of 1987 to pursue technical research interests in 3D seismic horizon and volume attribute analysis, and 3D visualization. In 1993 Geoff was named an ARCO Research Advisor for his contributions in 3D seismic interpretation and visualization research and technical service. He returned to management in 1997 to direct ARCO's Visualization Technology group. A member of the SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) Research Committee since 1990, he has helped organize numerous post-convention research committee workshops, was chairman of the 1993 SEG Summer Research Workshop on 3D Seismology, and is a District Representative to the SEG. He has been chosen as the Spring 2002 SEG Distinguished Lecturer.
Following the donation from bp and Landmark that established the bp Center for Visualization, Dr. Dorn became Executive Director of this new research center at the University of Colorado. His interests include 3D visualization, 3D seismic interpretation, attribute analysis and geophysical reservoir characterization. He is an active member of the SEG, EAGE and AAPG.