Biography Citation for SEG Life Membership
Contributed by [[William E. Laing]
Life membership may be conferred on persons who have voluntariy rendered exceptionally meritorious service to the Society which, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, warrants recognition. Dick Schneider is such a person. He studied engineering and science at Case Institute of Technology and Geology at Western Reserve University, receiving his BS degree in 1952. He worked for Petty Geophysical until joining Conoco in 1956. After retirement from Conoco, in 1985, he established Schneider Strata Science Inc, in Oklahoma City as an independent consulting service in all phases of petroleum and mineral exploration.
Dick joined SEG as an active member in 1963 and he became active in the true meaning of the word, and this award. His involvement with the SEG includes his participation as a member of the Public Affairs Committee; Membership Committee, a nine-year term as a member of the Scholarship Committee and Scholarship Trustees, and as chairman of the Scholarship Committee and Scholarship Trustees. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the SEG in 1977-78 and served as Technical Program Committee Chairman for the 1977 SEG Midwest Meeting. He was President of the Geophysical Society of Oklahoma City in 1976 and has presented papers at SEG's Annual International meetings and regional meetings. He has spoken before many local geophysical societies as well as the AAPG, SPWLA, and their local societies. He continues to serve the SEG in several of these areas. Dick Schneider is an active member who really has the SEG in his heart.