2009 Honorary Lecturer,

Sponsored by Shell
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Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction:
How rock physics can bridge the gap
between qualitative geology and quantitative geophysics

Presented by Per Avseth
Geophysical Adviser Odin Petroleum AS, Bergen, Norway
Adjunct Professor, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway


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Per Avseth


Per Avseth is a geophysical adviser at Odin Petroleum in Bergen, Norway, and a consultant to oil companies within the field of quantitative seismic interpretation and rock physics analysis. He is also an adjunct professor in applied geophysics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Per received his M.Sc. in Applied Petroleum Geosciences from NTNU in 1993, and his Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University, California, in 2000. His career includes one year at Norsk Hydro Exploration in Oslo, Norway, as seismic interpreter, and five years at Norsk Hydro Research Centre in Bergen as a research geophysicist. He has extensive worldwide experience in applying quantitative seismic interpretation methodologies in North and South America, Africa, and Europe. Per Avseth is the coauthor of the book Quantitative Seismic Interpretation – Applying Rock Physics Tools to Reduce Interpretation Risk (Cambridge University Press, 2005).