Christopher Liner

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Christopher Liner
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Latest company University of Arkansas
BSc Geology
MSc Geophysics
PhD Geophysics
BSc university University of Arkansas
MSc university University of Tulsa
PhD university Colorado School of Mines

Christopher L. Liner is an American geophysicist and a member of SEG, AAPG, AGU, an Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and a corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences. He served as the 2014–2015 SEG President, and has previously served SEG as Geophysics Editor (1999-2001), and SEG Distinguished Instructor (2012 DISC presented at 30 locations worldwide). He is known to many through the long-standing occasional column "Seismos" in The Leading Edge, the Seismos blog, and as author of the book Elements of 3D Seismology. He has authored many technical papers and scientific meeting abstracts, and the "What's New in Exploration" column in World Oil Magazine (2010).

Liner's background is both academic and industrial. Eleven years of business experience includes Western Geophysical, Conoco, Golden Geophysical, and Saudi Aramco. He has held faculty positions at the universities of Tulsa (1990–2004), Houston (2008–2012), and, currently, Arkansas. He now serves as the inaugural Maurice F. Storm Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology in the Department of Geosciences, with research interest in carbonate outcrop and near-surface characterization, advanced seismic interpretation methods, seismic data analysis and processing, anisotropy, and seismic-wave propagation. His education includes the University of Arkansas (BS in Geology), University of Tulsa (MS in Geophysics), and a PhD in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines working with the Center for Wave Phenomena.

Biography for SEG President Elect Candidacy 2013

Chris L. Liner is a 35-year member of the SEG, was 1999–2001 Geophysics Editor, 2012 SEG DISC presenter (Elements of Seismic Dispersion: A Somewhat Practical Guide to Frequency-dependent Phenomena), and is currently on The Leading Edge Editorial Board. He is known to many SEG members through the long-standing occasional TLE column Seismos, the Seismos blog[1] (over 45,000 visits since 2008), and as author of the book Elements of 3D Seismology. Chris' 2012 DISC was presented to over 1300 SEG members in 30 locations worldwide. He has authored many technical papers and scientific meeting abstracts, and the What's New in Exploration column in World Oil Magazine (2010). He is a member of AAPG, AGU, an Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and a corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences.

Mirroring the SEG itself, Chris' background is both academic and industrial. Eleven years of business experience includes Western Geophysical, Conoco, Golden Geophysical, and Saudi Aramco. He has held faculty positions at the universities of Tulsa (1990–2004), Houston (2008–2012), and, currently, Arkansas. He now serves as the inaugural Maurice F. Storm Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology in the Department of Geosciences, with research interest in carbonate outcrop and near-surface characterization, advanced seismic interpretation methods, seismic data analysis and processing, anisotropy, and seismic-wave propagation. Chris' education includes the University of Arkansas (BS in Geology), University of Tulsa (MS in Geophysics), and a PhD in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines working with the Center for Wave Phenomena.

Position Statement

While on the SEG Board of Directors and other committees, I have gained a working knowledge of how SEG fulfills the needs of individual geophysicists in the context of a growing, changing, and diverse membership. Having lectured in dozens of countries last year, and working in academia every day, I realize that SEG must strive to attract young, international members weaned on high technology.

These perspectives converge to define my priorities should I be elected. Ensuring SEG's scientific and commercial value to members and the larger community depends on our nimble adaptation to change. Because neither electronic networking nor distant and costly international conferences answer the needs of all members, I would encourage the resurgence of smaller regional meetings wherever the local SEG associate organization has legs to convene them. Continued cooperation with other international scientific societies is essential, I believe, to widen access to knowledge and opportunities for those we serve – a fine example being the new SEG/AAPG journal Interpretation.

SEG is a society we can all be proud of; for nearly 80 years it has been a financially transparent, apolitical, nonprofit organization. I would be proud to serve in a leadership role.

Honorable Mention (Geophysics) 1999

Chris Liner received 1999 Honorable Mention (Geophysics) for his paper Concepts of normal and dip moveout.[1]

References

  1. Liner, C. L. (1999) Concepts of normal and dip moveout, GEOPHYSICS, 64(5):1637.