Nick Boyd from Halliburton will give the EGLS talk this Friday Nov 30th

Nick Boyd from Halliburton will be giving a talk this Friday Nov 30th titled:

"Beyond Factory Drilling: Using Seismic Data for Intelligent Well Placement"

Nick Boyd started in the industry as a seismic computer (1981) and later assistant party manager on a Petty-Ray Geophysical seismic crew. Convinced that his future lay in geophysics, he obtained his BA (1986) in Geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. (1993) in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming. After finishing his Ph.D. he started as a post-doctoral researcher and later research scientist at the Institute for Energy Research, University of Wyoming. His research concentrated on the seismic identification and mapping of abnormally-pressured, deep-basin gas reservoirs using velocity and AVO workflows.

In 2001, he helped start Innovative Discovery Technologies, and as senior geophysicist continued deep-basin gas exploration in the Rockies and around the world. In 2003, he started his own consulting practice offering geophysical workflows and onsite troubleshooting. In 2008, he joined Halliburton Consulting as a senior managing consultant concentrating on geophysical workflows in AVO, prestack processing/inversion, seismic rock physics, pore-pressure prediction and seismic attributes. Now in the role of Advisor, Geophysics, in HCPM, he focuses on using geophysics in unconventional plays. He is a member of SEG, AAPG, EAGE, AGU, and GSA.

The talk is open to anyone interested in geophysics and will begin at 12:00pm in the Science and Engineering Classroom building, 1st floor, room 104.

Pizza will be provided!

This event is hosted by the SEG Wavelets, the University of Houston SEG student chapter. For more information on this and other events we have planned, please visit our website:

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