The CSEG is pleased to support the Distinguished Lecture Tour. This is a national lecture tour sponsored by the CSEG Foundation and presented by a distinguished member of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG). The goal is to promote the science and application of geophysics to those working with, studying, and interested in the science of geophysics and highlights a topic of current interest.

If you are interested in hosting a lecture or have topics to suggest for future lectures, please contact:
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2021-2022 CSEG Distinguished Lecture Tour

Geological storage of carbon and the role of Geophysics

Don White
2021-22 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

Previous Lecture Tours

Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers

Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins
Colorado School of Mines

3D Seismic Attributes for Prospect Identification and Reservoir Characterization

Kurt J. Marfurt
Professor of Geophysics, The University of Oklahoma

Using Virtual Reality to Reveal Hidden Seismic Details

Steven Lynch
Chief Geoscientist, Visual Wavefield

Quantitative Interpretation of Seismic Data - A Key Component for Optimal Field Development

Carl Reine, Ph.D., P.Geoph
Chief Geophysicist, Sound QI Solutions

Machine Learning Applications in Petroleum Exploration

Brian Russell
Vice-President, CGG GeoSoftware

Seismic Acquisition Innovation

Andrea Crook
President, Optiseis Solutions Ltd.

Extracting Lithium for a Clean Energy Future

Amanda Hall
CEO & Founder, Summit Nanotech Corp.

Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) - The “Network of Networks”

Joy Romero
Vice President Technology and Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Using Applied Geophysics to Influence Business Decisions in the Alberta Oil Patch

John Duhault
Advisor Risk-Mitigator Trainer-Mentor, Principal Consultant, Starbird Enterprises Inc.


Clayton Deutsch

How Engineers Make Money Using Geophysics

John L. J. Duhault, P.Geo.
President Starbird Enterprises

Crustal Fluids, Friction and Faults: What can we learn from injection-induced earthquakes?

Professor David Eaton
2019-20 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

A Glimpse into the World of Seismic Attributes

Rainer Tonn, Asdrubal Bernal, Jon Dexter
Equinor Canada Ltd.

An Unconventional View of Geoscience

David Gray
2019 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer
Senior Geophysical Advisor, Global Exploration with Nexen

Adventures in Scientific Drilling: A Geophysicist’s Perspective

Doug Schmitt
2018 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

Diffraction Imaging

Evgeny Landa

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Coordinator: Faranak Mahmoudian and Amy Fox

Induced Seismicity: Micro to Macro

Coordinators: David Eaton, J-B Tary, Enrico Caffagni

Post-earthquake Seismic Reflection Survey, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Don Lawton
2013 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

Quantitative Interpretation, New Challenges, and Economic Value

Lee Hunt, P.Geoph
2012 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

Seismic Attributes for Fracture Delineation

Satinder Chopra
2011 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer (Talk Option A)

Extracting Meaningful Information from Seismic Attributes

Satinder Chopra
2011 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer (Talk Option B)

What Else Can the Seismic Waveform Tell Us?

Dr. Gerhard Pratt
2008 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

The old and the new in seismic inversion

Dr. Brian Russell
2007 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer