Tuesday, June 2, 2015

EAGE 2015 Madrid

John Stockwell, longtime friend from Colorado School of Mines. 


Great opening ceremony at EAGE 2015 at the Madrid IFEMA convention center. Beautifully managed by President Phillip Ringrose with award citations read by President-Elect Mohammed Al-Faraj (my friend from CSM and Aramco days).

Very good talk by Simon Bennett of IEA at opening ceremony. 

Had a nice chat with Gerry Schuster of KAUST about many things, including interesting work he is doing with hominid researchers in Africa. Maybe I'll tag along sometime to see if I can help. Also enjoyed hearing about his small scale field experiments on noise, interferometry and surface wave inversion. Might try it myself in the hills of Arkansas. 

Spent some quality time with Bill Symes (Rice Inversion Project) who deservedly won the EAGE 2015 Erasmus Award. Well done Bill!

Tonight is a dinner for parties involved with the AAPG/SEG ICE 2016 in Barcelona. REPSOL is always a key player in Spanish meetings and I look forward to talking to their representatives over wine and tapas.