AASPI News & Events - 2018


Profile of new interpreters: A seismic facies classification video primer

Dr. Kurt Marfurt, Dr. Tao Zhao and MS Candidate, Murphy Cassel present an example of how new interpreters are using machine learning to enhance seismic interpretation

Video courtesy of the AASPI Consortium & Geophysical Insights.

New Postdocs and Visiting Scholars Joining Us


The esteemed Dr. Jie Qi has decided to continue his research effort with us for the next year or so as a postdoc. We have two visiting professors from China Dr. Ying and Dr. Hui.

A husband/wife team from Chengdu University of Technology have joined us for the coming 18 months. Dr. Ying Hu is an expert in spectral decomposition and its use in reservoir characterization. Dr. Hui Chen is a geophysics has a background in seismology and exploration geophysics.

2018 Graduates

We would like to congratulate the following student who successfully defended their work!


Lennon Infante successfully defended his dissertation on the Seismic Expression of Igneous Bodies in Sedimentary Basins and their impact on hydrocarboin exploration: Examples from a compressive tectonic setting, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. He will be continuing his journey with BP in Houston, TX as a geophysicist.

Here we have Xuan Qi who successfully defended her dissertation on Seismic attribute assisted quantitative unconventional reservoir characterization.


Here we have Murphy Cassel with Lennon Infante and Dr. Marfurt. Murphy Cassel successfully defended her thesis on Machine Learning and the Construction of a Seismic Attribute-Seismic Facies Analysis Database. Murphy will be starting with Schlumberger as a wireline field engineer in Midland, TX.

Here we have David Lubo-Robles with Lennon Infante and friends. David Lubo-Robles successfully defended his thesis on Development of independent component analysis for reservoir geomorphology and unsupervised seismic facies classification in the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. David will be continuing at OU with Drs. Matthew Pranter and Kurt Marfurt as a Ph.D. student.