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Robert Sheriff

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Robert Sheriff
(1922-2014)

Curriculum Vitae pdf

Professor Emeritus, Reflection Seismology

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1950
M.Sc., 1947 Physics, THe Ohio State University
A.B., 1943, Chemistry and Physics, Wittenberg University

Research Interests

My main interests are in the seismic detailing of reservoirs, in 3-D seismic interpretation and seismic stratigraphy. I believe that seismic methods are grossly underused in reservoir engineering and that they can contribute much to oil- and gas-field development and production. I am interested in practical applications of geophysical (especially seismic) methods,having 30 years of seismic exploration experience with Chevron Oil Company and Seiscom-Delta, a contracting company since taken over by Grant Geophysical. My students mainly interpret seismic data to solve structural and stratigraphic problems.

Selected Publications

  • Exploration Seismology , 2nd Ed., 1995, (Coauthor: L. P. Geldart)
  • Reservoir Geophysics (ed.), 1992, ISBN 1-56080-46-X; SEG
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Exploration Geophysics , 3rd Ed., 1991
  • Applied Geophysics , 2nd Ed., 1990 (Coauthors: W. M. Telford and L. P. Geldart)