Andrew Gilmour was a pioneering geophysicist. He is noted as having been the first person to locate a salt dome via gravity gradiometry measurements with a torsion balance. He served as the 1949-1950 SEG President.
Biography for SEG Presidency
Geophysics, Vol XIII, October 1948, Number 4, page 646.
Andrew Gilmour received his B.Sc. degree from Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland in 1918 and his M.Sc. from the National University of Ireland in 1919. In 1920 and 1921 he was engaged in research work for the British Admiralty at the Admiralty Laboratories, Teddington, Middlesex, England.
In 1922 he came to Amerada Petroleum Corporation to do Torsion Balance work and has been with Amerada and its affiliated companies continuously since that time. From 1928 to 1930 he superrvised geophysical work for Amerada in California. Since 1930 he has been supervising geophysical work, mainly seismograph work, in the Mid-continent. He is now Chief Geophysical Supervisor for Amerada Petroleum Corporation.
He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (Secretary-Treasurer 1940-1941, Vice President 1948-1949), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Tulsa Geological Society, and the Geophysical Society of Tulsa.