Business Fundamentals for Petroleum Geophysics

William Abriel

Instructor: Bill Abriel
Date: November 07 - 08, 2019
Duration: 2 days
Members (early bird/price): CAD$ 800/1000 (plus GST)
Non-members (early bird/price): CAD$ 900/1100 (plus GST)
Location: TBA
Time: TBA



Bill Abriel is an independent geophysical consultant. Abriel began his work in the industry with Chevron in New Orleans in 1978 and recently retired in 2015.  His technical interests are in the application of new technology to active projects including geophysical acquisition, processing, interpretation, and integration. He has been the geophysical lead for Chevron in many oil and gas basins around the world in the Atlantic margins, Gulf of Mexico, Appalachians, Australia, China, Russia, and Eurasia.

Abriel has participated in a variety of professional society activities. He is the past president (2017) of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). He has performed on editorial boards for GEOPHYSICS, TLE and INTERPRETATION, served on numerous SEG committees, including Development, Membership, Research, Global Affairs, and Distinguished Lecturer, was the SEG Spring Distinguished Lecturer in 2004, and the Distinguished Instructor in 2008. Abriel is a founding and twice board chairman of the SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation (SEAM).  He was named a life member of SEG in 2007.

Abriel received a B.S. in geosciences and an M.S. in geophysics, both from Pennsylvania State University, where he was a founding member of the SEG student section and earned four varsity letters in lacrosse.