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Dobrin Lecture 2018

Please join us at the

24th Annual Milton B. Dobrin Lecture

Monday February 5, 2018
5:30-8 p.m.

Compressive sensing principles for seismic survey design

presented by

 chuck mosher

Dr. Chuck Mosher

Senior Geoscience Fellow, ConocoPhillips 

UH Alumni Center (Bldg. 573) 
3204 Cullen Blvd.  Houston, TX 77204
Parking Garage Location 


Chuck Mosher, a Senior Geoscience Fellow at ConocoPhillips, has been a leading expert in seismic technology over his more than 35-year career. Recently, with new ideas in compressive sensing, Mosher has advanced a new technology called Compressive Seismic Imaging (CSI for seismic acquisition, processing, and imaging. Through novel computing algorithms and simultaneous shooting, CSI improves seismic acquisition efficiency by a factor up to 10, along with better data quality in terms of resolution and coverage for seismic imaging, reservoir characterization, and 4D time-lapse.


Chuck Mosher received his B.S. (1978), M.S. (1979), and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of Minnesota Department of Geology and Geophysics. He began his career as a geophysicist with ARCO Oil and Gas Company in 1980, where he held research and management positions in the Geophysical Research and Information Technology departments. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for Chevron as a research geophysicist. In 2003, he joined ConocoPhillips as a Geoscience Fellow in the Subsurface Technology organization. His areas of expertise include the design and execution of projects in seismic data acquisition, processing, and imaging. His current research interests include compressive sensing, seismic survey design, and seismic processing and imaging. He is currently the ConocoPhillips representative for a number of university consortia. In 2017, ConocoPhillips awarded Mosher its inaugural Individual Lifetime Achievement SPIRIT Award, honoring his outstanding technological contributions to the company and the industry.