Patrick Corwin is a geophysicist at Oxy. He started his career in unconventional reservoir characterization, working on an integrated team with geologists and petrophysicists to appraise and delineate emerging plays in the Permian Basin. In 2020, Patrick transferred to the processing group at Oxy where he has been overseeing external processing projects and working on internal data conditioning projects and workflow development.
Patrick has a B.S. and M.S. in geophysics from Colorado School of Mines. His research at Mines focused on multicomponent seismic in unconventional plays. He performed a multicomponent joint inversion for the Vaca Muerta in Argentina as part of this thesis work. He also analyzed anisotropy for the field using VSP data. Patrick was a member of the Student Society of Geophysicists while at Mines and has been an SEG member since 2014.
In his spare time, Patrick enjoys woodworking and building furniture. He’s also an Eagle Scout and participates in outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking and skiing.
As an early career geophysicist, Patrick is eager to give back to the GHS and start contributing his time and energy towards growing the society and helping organize events. He is passionate about keeping the GSH as go-to venue for geophysicists to network and share technical content in the Houston area.