Professor Anton Ziolkowski, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

Posted by pkm at Jan 15, 2015 07:24 AM |

Anton Ziolkowski is Professor of Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh.  He has a BA in Engineering and Natural Sciences (Cambridge), a PhD in Geophysics (Cambridge) and an MSc in Politics (London School of Economics).  He was previously Professor of Applied Geophysics at Delft University of Technology 1982-92.  After his PhD his first job was in the Seismic Discrimination Group of Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, 1971-73.

He has also worked in industry.  At the National Coal Board 1976-80 he led the development of high resolution seismic data acquisition and processing for coal exploration and mine planning.   As a consultant to the British National Oil Corporation 1980-82, he co-invented a method to use near-field pressure measurements to determine the far-field seismic source signal generated by an array of seismic air guns, a method used extensively today.

In 2004 he became co-founder and Technical Director of MTEM Limited, which was the largest-ever spinout from a Scottish university. It offered onshore and offshore electromagnetic surveys to oil companies for the detection of hydrocarbons.  In June 2007 MTEM Limited was bought by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and Anton worked for PGS as Chief Scientist, Geosciences and Engineering, until 2010.

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