Eric H. Boissonnas

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Eric H. Boissonnas
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BSc Philosophy and Mathematics
MSc Geology, Mathematics, and Physics
BSc university University of Paris
MSc university University of Paris

Biography 1948 [1]


Eric H. Boissonnas studied at the University of Paris where he received the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in 1930, Bachelor of Mathematics in 1931, and a Masters in geology, mathematics, and physics in 1938. In 1938 he joined the Societe de Prospection Electrique (Schlumberger) in Paris as engineer and branch manager in France, Rumania, Greece, and Turkey. In 1941 Mr. Boissonnas was put in charge of all surface exploration work of the Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (Schlumberger) in Southern France. In July of 1946, he came to the United States and was affiliated with the Schlumberger organization in South America , and age the same time organized Geolectric Exploration Company , Inc., in Houston, Texas of which he is president , and for which he did developmental work on the use of natural earth currents.

Mr. Boissonnas is a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the American Geophysical Union.

"Students at the Colorado School of Mines discussing a (magneto)-telluric survey conducted in 1947 by E. H. Boissonnas and E. G. Leonardon. Could this be Mr. Leonardon presenting?"

Geophysics Paper with Eugene G. Leonardon 1948

Boissonnas, E. H. and E. G. Leonardon, 1948, Geophysical exploration by telluric currents, with special reference to a survey of the Haynesville Salt Dome, Wood County, Texas, Geophysics, Vol. XIII, No. 3, P. 387-403.


  1. Contributors, Geophysics, Vol. XIII, No. 3, P. 487.