Scott MacKay is an independent consultant with 35 years of experience. He is an acknowledged expert in interpretation, depth conversion, and depth imaging. His career as an explorationist began with Tenneco Oil after graduating from Colorado School of Mines with an MSc in Geophysics (1979). After 10 years, Scott joined Western Geophysical R&D where he became Manager of R&D and a Schlumberger advisor. His roles included worldwide coordinator for depth imaging, time-lapse reservoir characterization, and multi-component imaging. Scott earned a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Houston (1991). He has five U.S. patents and has written numerous publications on applying innovative and practical solutions to exploration and exploitation challenges. Scott currently works on domestic and international projects and advises on the application of new technologies and their impact on risk reduction. His main specialty is the application of depth imaging to unconventional plays to quantify reservoir quality.