2009 Honorary Lecturer, North America

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The Magic of Lamé
Presented by Bill Goodway
Seismic Analysis Adviser
EnCana Corporation, Canada

Bill Goodway

Bill Goodway obtained a B.Sc. in geology from the University of London in 1977 and a M.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2001. Prior to 1985, Bill worked for various seismic contractors in the United Kingdom and Canada. Since 1985, Bill has been employed at PanCanadian Petroleum within the Geophysics department in various capacities from geophysicist to being the team lead of a seismic analysis group. Following the PanCanadian and AEC merger to form EnCana in 2002, Bill has worked in the Frontier and New Ventures Group and more recently in Canadian Ventures and Gas Shales, as an adviser for seismic analysis. In this position, Bill is involved in virtually all aspects of applied seismic exploration from acquisition design and processing to experimental special projects and new interpretation methods.

He has presented and coauthored a number of papers at CSEG, EAGE, and SEG conventions and research workshops on seismic acquisition and processing, borehole geophysics, anisotropy, multicomponent recording, and AVO.

Bill received CSEG’s annual Best Paper Award both in 1994 and 1997, the CSEG convention Best General Paper award in 1996, and the CSEG convention Best Technical Paper award in 1997. In 2008, Bill was the recipient of the CSEG Medal, the Society’s highest award.

He is a member of CSEG, SEG, EAGE and APEGGA as well as the SEG Research Committee. In addition, Bill was elected vice president and president of the CSEG for the 2002/2003 term.