Ray Sengbush

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Ray Sengbush
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Raymond L Sengbush (1921 - 1989) was an American geophysicist. He was known in the E&P industry for his competence. With J. E. White he published an early paper in 1953 outlining strategies for performing vertical seismic profiling (VSP). While at Shell, he was an early proponent of the bright spot method for determining the presence of gas sands.[1]

At the time of his death, Mr. Sengbush was a faculty member of the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines where he was known to be a popular instructor and skilled researcher.

"Ray Sengbush, 1953"

Biography 1953 [2]

R. L. (Ray) Sengbush received a Ph.B degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years as an electronics officer. He was employed by Field Research Laboratories of the Magnolia Petroleum Company in 1947, and has worked on their Research Seismograph Crew as observer, computer and presently as party chief. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and an associate member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.


  1. J. P. Lindsey (2007). ”A backward look at four decades of geophysics.” A backward look at four decades of geophysics, 26(7), 840-849.
  2. Geophysics 1953 vol XVIII n1.