As Chief Geophysicist of Petrel Robertson Consulting in Calgary, Canada, Kathleen Dorey leads a team of geoscience professionals consulting to industry, government, and financial institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. She works all aspects of energy geoscience, from reservoir analysis through to property evaluations, strategic assessments as well as forming the exploration and development plans for clients. She is well versed in advanced geophysical reservoir characterization methods such as pre- and post-stack inversion, AVO, curvature, and coherence analysis used to maximize prospectivity in target reservoirs. Her geophysical background includes seismic acquisition design and implementation, processing management, interpretation, and application of advanced potential field methods as applied to energy and resource assessments.
Petrel Robertson’s experience with lithium exploration/development for global clients has enabled Dorey to apply her previous 30+ years of geophysical work to these burgeoning energy markets. In addition to her client work, Kathleen has contributed to and presented talks for the CSEG, EAGE, CSPG, CGEF, UGTF, AAPG, Petrotech, and APEGA on many geotechnical topics related to new energy technologies as well as traditional oil and gas. Her talks have included lithium exploration techniques for the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources as well as publications for the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists regarding lithium resources and their part in the energy transition. In 2021 she was panelist in the Energy and Emerging Technology in Geoscience Symposium organized by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. She also has been invited to be a Guest Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University to teach geophysical methods to fourth year geoscience students.
Dorey has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Western University in Canada, is a professional geophysicist, and is a member or past member of the CSEG, SEG, CSUR, CSPG and APEGA. In her past she has worked as a geoscientist in major operating companies such as Texaco, Conoco, and BG International as well as for many junior energy companies. She is currently the Vice President of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, is Council member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Past Chair of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation, has served as a Director on the Canadian GeoConvention Board for a 3-year term and has been a Session Chair for the GeoConvention since 2013.