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New manager for Spectrum

Posted: 20 August 2008

Dr Ron Silva has joined seismic services group Spectrum as Group Technical Manager.

Operating from the company's head office in Woking, UK, he will direct new research and contribute to the development of new software technology for the company.

"Ron has worked in the industry for over 20 years bringing a wealth of experience in seismic imaging, inversion, velocity modelling and data processing to the group," said Spectrum's CEO David Rowlands said,

"I am delighted to join Spectrum at such a pivotal time," said Silva.

I am eager to continue my research into seismic data regularization, anisotropy, velocity model building, seismic migration and other technologies which will place Spectrum at the forefront of seismic technology."

Silva's interest in imaging began as an undergraduate. This led him to pursue a PhD at Aston in Birmingham, UK, conducting research into coded aperture imaging.

On completion of his doctorate he joined SSL as Senior Research Geophysicist, where he was principally engaged in seismic migration algorithms research.

He subsequently became Head of Research at Horizon, where his work included heading a British DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) LINK funded project to determine the large scale velocity model for imaging seismic data using genetic algorithms in conjunction with the BIRPS group at Cambridge University.

Whilst at Horizon, Silva also pioneered a technique for sub-basalt imaging based on a loop consisting of PSDM and Depth to Time conversion for imaging and velocity model updating.

He has published more than ten research publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a Chartered Physicist (CPhys) and has been an active member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP) since 1982.




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