Don Herron received a bachelor of science degree (with honors) in geological sciences from Brown University in 1971 and a master of science degree in geological sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 1973. He enjoyed a career as a seismic interpreter at Texaco (1973–1977), Gulf (1977–1984), and most recently Sohio/BP (1984–2008). Since retirement in 2008, he has worked as an independent geophysical consultant for Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) as a geosciences advisor, and with several oil companies as a seismic interpretation instructor. At Gulf and Sohio/BP he taught in-house courses in seismic interpretation and was co-instructor for the SEG Continuing Education course “Seismic Interpretation in the Exploration Domain” (1995–2007). He was a member of the Editorial Board of The Leading Edge (2002–2007, chairman in 2006–2007) and is author of the bi-monthly “Interpreter Sam” column in The Leading Edge. Don is also the author of The Misadventures of Interpreter Sam, published in 2009 by SEG, and First Steps in Seismic Interpretation, published in 2011 by SEG. He is an active member of SEG, AAPG, and Sigma Xi.
SEG Wiki articles
- Correlation procedures in building a depth migration velocity model
- Derivation of Poisson's ratio
- Derivation of reflection coefficient
- Derivation of Snell's Law
- Interpretation work flows
- Visual estimation of wavelet phase