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2009 Distinguished Lecturer

Jack Bouska

BP Corporation, Muscat, Oman

Integrating Seismic Acquisition and Processing


Jack Bouska Jack Bouska graduated with a geophysics degree from the University of Alberta (1980). He joined Seiscom Delta as a processing geophysicist in 1981, and moved to Western Geophysical's computing science department in 1983. Joining Dome Petroleum in 1985, he remained through the merger with Amoco in 1988, and again through the merger with BP a decade later.

During his tenure with Dome, Amoco, and BP, Bouska tackled a variety of roles including seismic processing and acquisition specialist duties in various incarnations of the geophysical technology groups, as well as performing seismic interpretation in Western Canada. In 1998, he moved to London and spent nearly a decade with BP's Exploration and Production technical team in Sunbury (U.K.). During this time he consulted on seismic acquisition and processing projects from around the globe and led the development and instruction of BP's internal course on seismic acquisition. Bouska currently works and resides in Muscat, managing BP's seismic acquisition and processing projects in Oman.

Bouska's innovations in acquisition design and processing have been recognized by CSEG with the Best Theme Paper award in 1995 (Sparse 3D), and Best of Session papers during the 1997 and 1998 CSEG conventions. SEG recently awarded him the Best Paper in The Leading Edge 2005, and Honorable Mention in Best Paper category, 2005 SEG Annual Meeting.  Bouska also served as an EAGE seismic acquisition short course instructor for 2007 and an EAGE Distinguished Lecturer in 2007-2008. Jack is an active member of EAGE, SEG, CSEG, and APEGGA.