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Bob Hardage

Bob Hardage

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology

  • PhD Physics, Oklahoma State University, OK

Bob A. Hardage is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hardage is in charge of the Bureau's Exploration Geophysics Laboratory, an Industrial Associates Program focused on developing seismic vector-wavefield technology for improved reservoir characterization and prospect evaluation. His technical expertise is in 3-D multi-component seismic technology, borehole geophysics, seismic stratigraphy, and reservoir characterization.

Dr. Hardage received a PhD in physics from Oklahoma State University. His previous experience includes 26 years of geophysical research and exploration management at Phillips Petroleum Company and at Western Atlas. Dr. Hardage is the author of many publications, including Vertical Seismic Profiling: Principles, the third and revised edition of which was published by Pergamon in 2000. He has also served as editor of professional journals, Geophysics (1993 & 1995) and Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (1995 & 1998), and has edited books for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), such as Planning Land 3-D Seismic Surveys, published by SEG in 2000.

Dr. Hardage received a Special Commendation Award (3-D Seismic Technology) from SEG in 1998. He was also awarded the A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award for Best Paper presented at the 2001 Southwest Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual meeting.