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Rachel Newrick

Consultant Geophysicist, Racian Ventures, Calgary.

Rachel is a Calgary-based consultant geophysicist to international exploration companies. Since 1992, Rachel has worked for BHP in Melbourne, Occidental in Houston, Exxon Mobil in Houston, Veritas DGC in Calgary, Nexen in Calgary, Nexen UK in London and Cairn Energy in Edinburgh. While at Cairn Energy, Rachel participated in the frontier exploration of West Greenland before taking on the role of Exploration Manager for the Mediterranean and North Africa. She started Racian Ventures in 2013, a geophysics consulting and training firm that specializes in frontier exploration, data room technical evaluations, presentation finesse, and geophysics training.

Rachel is a co-author of SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #13, Fundamentals of Geophysical Interpretation, a contributor to both 52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics and 52 Things You Should Know About Rock Physics, and has presented at a variety of conferences and technical luncheons. She is a Past President of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Rachel is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to travel, ride her various motorcycles, ski and enjoy fine wine with her partner Ian. They are based in Alberta, Canada.


Ph.D. in Exploration Seismology from the University of Calgary, 2004
M.Sc. (Honors) in Applied Geophysics from Victoria University of Wellington, 1993
B.Sc. from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1992