Öz Yilmaz, GeoTomo LLC "Two workflows for image-based near-surface modeling for statics corrections and for circumventing velocity uncertainty in subsurface imaging of complex structures", 4:00 pm, Rm 5104-2207 Main Mall (UBC Campus)





Öz Yilmaz is a world-reknown geophysicist. He graduated from Haydarpasha Lyceum in Istanbul and subsequently completed a BS in geology with geophysics option from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He earned a MS in 1972 from Stanford University working on rock physics. After five years in the energy industry, he earned his PhD from Stanford in 1979. His dissertation on prestack partial migration was a major contribution to seismic processing.

In 1987 Dr. Yilmaz published "Seismic Data Processing" through the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, which became a standard reference volume in the field of seismic processing theory. In 1991 he was awarded the Conrad Schlumberger Award by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for "his sustained contributions to the theory and practice of seismic data processing". In 2001 Dr. Yilmaz published the follow-up two volume "Seismic Data Analysis" which incorporated emerging technologies in seismic exploration such as 3D seismic, time-lapse seismic, and 4-component seismic.

Dr. Yilmaz started his professional career at the Turkish Petroleum Company, later working for Western Geophysical and Paradigm. Öz Yilmaz is the founder of Anatolian Geophysical and currently the Chief Technology Officer of GeoTomo LLC.