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Patrick Connolly

Director, Patrick Connolly Associates Ltd. and Visiting Lecturer at the School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds, UK.

Patrick Connolly retired from BP as Senior Advisor for Seismic Analysis in 2015 after a career that included 15 years in research in both technology management and R&D project leadership, 10 years as an analyst/ interpreter on exploration and appraisal teams, 10 years programming and 3 years as a data processor. He is now an independent consultant specializing in seismic reservoir characterization with particular expertise in AVO methods and inversion, including elastic and extended elastic impedance.

Patrick was a 2007 EAGE Distinguished Lecturer and a 2010 SEG Distinguished Lecturer. In 2001 he was awarded the SEG Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal for his development of elastic impedance and his presentation Probabilistic seismic inversion using pseudo-wells was awarded the 2017 SEG Best Paper at the Annual Meeting.


B.S. in physics, Birmingham University, 1977