Michael A. Pelissier is a Consulting Geophysicist with Dagang Zhaodong Oil Company of PetroChina, based in Beijing. He joined the industry in 1979 and has held various positions focused on seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization with Roc Oil, Marathon Oil, CGG, and Phillips Petroleum. His interests include quantitative interpretation workflows for field development and reservoir management, with an emphasis on integrating geoscience and reservoir engineering disciplines. Pelissier received a B.S. degree in geophysics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.S. in geophysics from Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of London. He co-edited Classics of Elastic Wave Theory and is a member of SEG and EAGE. Pelissier served on the SEG Publications Committee from 2006 to 2013.