Alfred Liang-Chi Liaw

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Alfred Liang-Chi Liaw
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Alfred Liang-Chi Liaw is currently the Executive Director at SEG China.

He received the SEG Presidential Award for "outstanding service to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists" in 2008.

His past professional career has included positions at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, SEG, Chinese American Petroleum Association (CAPA), Oryx, Kerr-McGee, and ARCO.

Biography 2005 [1]

Alfred Liang-chi Liaw obtained a B.S. in geology from the National Taiwan University, an M.S. from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in engineering geoscience from the University of California at Berkeley. He began to work at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) in 1977 and at Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corporation in 1998, where he is now chief geophysicist of exploration technology. He has been involved in exploration and development operations as well as technology applications in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, West and East Africa, the Northwest Shelf of Australia, offshore Brazil, eastern Europe, and onshore and offshore China.

In the last six years, Liaw has worked primarily on worldwide deepwater exploration projects at Kerr-McGee, and has participated in numerous deepwater discoveries. He has been licensed as a professional geoscientist in Texas. Liaw is a member of SEG and AAPG, is past president of the Chinese American Petroleum Association, and is the Asian region coordinator of the SEG Global Affairs Committee.


  1. Contributors GEOPHYSICS Sep 2005, Vol. 70, No. 5, pp. Z77-Z82.