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Wilson Ibanez

1st VP-Elect

Wilson Ibanez

Wilson began his career with Ecopetrol in 2008, where he conducted extensive research on seismic anisotropy and velocity model building. His passion for research led him to join the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, where he collaborated with Professor Kurt J. Marfurt to complete his bachelor's thesis on non-hyperbolic moveout equations for vertical transverse isotropic (VTI) media. Wilson then continued his research with Professor G. Randy Keller's research group at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, focusing on developing geological model-building workflows based on gravity, magnetic, and seismic data. In 2011, Wilson moved to Saudi Arabia to join the Seismic Wave Analysis Research Group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he worked alongside Professor Tariq Alkhalifah to complete his Master's degree in Earth Science. Wilson continued to expand his knowledge and expertise in geophysics by joining the Earth Modeling Geoscientist group at Schlumberger in 2013.


Since then, he has focused on testing and applying state-of-the-art earth model building workflows, including advanced full waveform inversion techniques and seismic tomography integrated with geology, borehole data, rock physics, and potential fields. His recent work has focused on integrating non-seismic methods into depth imaging workflows, resulting in iterative model-building updates that lead to more reliable prospect evaluations for his clients.


As a highly active member of the geophysical community, Wilson currently leads the Data Processing and Acquisition SIG of the Geophysical Society of Houston, showcasing his commitment to knowledge- sharing and the advancement of the industry.

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