SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course 2010

Colin Sayers


Geomechanical applications of seismic and borehole acoustic waves


Colin SayersColin Sayers is a Scientific Advisor in the Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services Geomechanics Group in Houston, USA, providing consultancy in geophysics, rock physics, drilling and reservoir geomechanics, and the characterization of fractured reservoirs. He entered the oil industry to join Shell's Exploration and Production Laboratory in Rijswijk, The Netherlands in 1986, and moved to Schlumberger in 1991.

His technical interests include geophysics, rock physics, drilling and reservoir geomechanics, pore pressure prediction, wellbore stability analysis, analysis of production-induced reservoir stress changes, subsidence, fault reactivation, 3D mechanical earth modeling, sanding, fractured reservoir evaluation, borehole/seismic integration, stress-dependent acoustics, advanced sonic logging, AVAZ, and fluid flow in fractured reservoirs.

He is a member of the AGU, EAGE, SEG, and SPE, a member of the Research Committee of the SEG, and a member of the editorial board of The Leading Edge and the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science. He has a B.A. in Physics from the University of Lancaster, U. K., a D.I.C. in Mathematical Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College, London, U. K. He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the areas covered by this course.

The SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course is sponsored by SEG and EAGE.