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Malcolm Lansley

Malcolm Lansley

Consultant Geophysicist

Malcolm retired in 2015 from his position as Vice President of Geophysics for Sercel, Inc. He remains active in the industry advising on onshore, offshore and transition zone 3D seismic survey design. He also teaches on basic geophysics, 3D survey design and acquisition, data processing and vibrator theory and usage.   

After graduation, he commenced employment with Geophysical Service, Inc. in Croydon, England, processing seismic data from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He soon realized it was important to ensure that the data acquisition and processing were fully integrated and so accepted a more senior role coordinating survey design, field operations, data processing and interpretation. He has been employed in senior positions with GSI, Halliburton Geophysical Services, Western Geophysical, PGS and Sercel. 

Malcolm has authored over 70 papers and been granted several US and Canadian patents related to 3D survey design and evaluation thereof, and to the reduction of source-surface ghosting effects in marine source arrays. His research interests include 3D technology (both land and marine), marine data acquisition, wavelet processing, multicomponent recording and vibrator theory and usage.  

He is a member of the SEG, EAGE, and the Geophysical Society of Houston. 


B.Sc./A.R.C.S. in Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1969