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In addition to the Board and Divisional Committees, EAGE also has a number of permanent committees in place:

Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

The Technical Programme Committee is chaired by the Technical Programme Officer, who is elected by the EAGE membership. The members are the Technical Programme Officers, representing the various disciplines, of the Divisions.

The Technical Programme Committee is responsible for the technical programme of the Annual Conference and other conferences, workshops, meetings etc. of the Association. It supports the technical programme of other conferences, meetings, workshops etc. in cases of involvement of the Association. The work of the Technical Programme Committee comprises the acquisition, refereeing, selection and programming of oral and poster papers, workshops, field trips etc. and assistance to the Board in the long-term planning of the Technical Programme.

Aart-Jan van Wijngaarden (TPO / Chair)IntegrationEquinor
Alireza Malehmir (Chair NSGD)
Near SurfaceUppsala University
Caroline Jane LowreyGeologySpirit Energy
Dominique GuérillotReservoirTexas A&M University
Esther Bloem Near SurfaceNorwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
John BrittanGeophysics ION Geophysical
Deyan Draganov
Near SurfaceDelft University of Technology
Juliane Heiland
Integration Schlumberger
Maartje Houben Reservoir Utrecht University
Martin WidmaierGeophysicsPetroleum Geo-Services
Michael Peter Suess (Chair OGGD)Geology Wintershall DEA
Michael WelchGeology Technical University of Denmark
Mohammad Al-Khalifa ReservoirSaudi Aramco
Pierre-Olivier Lys Reservoir Geophysics Total
Walter Rietveld
GeophysicsBP Exploration Ltd
Xander Campman GeophysicsShell International E&P BV

The scope of the REvC is to address the impact of new technologies on the estimation, classification and categorization of Reserves and resources, paying due attention to uncertainty and with a non-exclusive technical focus on the integration of geophysical methods with Reserves characterization and modelling.

The REvC aims to increase awareness and competence relating to the classification and categorization of Reserves and resources amongst its membership and in the geoscience community at large through journal articles, short courses, targeted workshops and dedicated sessions at the annual conference.

Due to its wide scope the REvC may operate with subcommittees each dedicated to a type of resource.

Current members of the EAGE REvC Committee:

Øistein BøeEquinor, Observer to the SEG-OGRC
Xavier Troussaut Total, Observer to the SPE-OGRC
Conor Ryan Premier Oil Plc
Thies Dose Wintershall Dea
Alexei HuertaReservoir Management Consulting (RMC)
Christian HidalgoIneos Oil & Gas
Nour KoronfulSchlumberger
Dominique GuerillotTexas A&M University at Qatar

The EAGE Research Committee (RC) acts as a voice of the members towards the EAGE organization, especially regarding issues related to the scientific content. The RC members come from the various application fields within our community, having specialisms like seismics (the majority), other geophysical applications, petroleum engineering, near surface and geology.

The RC members are all motivated to keep the technical standards of the EAGE as high as they have been. By all means we try to help EAGE to bring a broad, high-level and dedicated scientific program towards the geoscience community.

One of the main activities of the EAGE RC is to organize workshops during the annual meeting and contribute in organizing stand-alone workshops, like the yearly joint SEG-EAGE Summer Research Workshop. Furthermore, the RC supports dedicated sessions during the annual EAGE meeting.

In addition the RC advises the EAGE organization in issues that are of importance to the membership and spot new trends that may need attention. The RC can also start new initiatives, like was done a few years ago with the introduction of the “Earthdat” portal at the EAGE website, in order to gather information on geophysical data, models and software.

Below are the documents describing procedures of the Research committee:
New Members Procedure
New Chairperson Procedures

Xander Campman (Chair) SeismicShell
Adam Cherrett Geophysics / Seismic
Andrea Moscariello Geology
TU Delft
Andrea Zerilli Potential Methods
Adriana Citlali Ramirez GeophysicsTGS
Antony Price EM / Potential MethodsTotal
Christian Deplante SeismicTotal
Christian Hanitzsch SeismicWintershall DEA
Claudio Bagaini SeismicSchlumberger
Colin MacBeth Seismic
Heriot-Watt University
David Bruhn Geothermal Energy Helmholtz Centre Postdam
Dirk Gajewski Seismic University of Hamburg
Dominique Guérillot Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M Qatar
Enru Liu Seismic ExxonMobil
Eric Verschuur Seismic TU Delft
Eugenio Loinger Seismic Eni
Gilles Lambaré SeismicCGG
Giorgio Minelli GeologyUniversity of Perugia
Jan Thorbecke HPC / SeismicCray
Johan Robertsson SeismicETH Zürich
Kurt Strack Geophysics / Petrophysics / EM
KMS Technologies
Malcolm Francis Geophysics
Martin Tygel Applied Mathematics
State University of Campinas
Matthew BrzostowskiSchlumberger
Massimo Antonelli Potential Methods
Mokhles Mezghani Petroleum Engineering
Saudi Aramco
Olivier Gosselin Petroleum Engineering
Imperial College London
Pierre Thore SeismicTotal
Ranajit Ghose Seismic / Near SurfaceTU Delft
René-Edouard Plessix Seismic / EMShell
Rita Streich EM Geophysics / HPCShell
Rob Arts GeophysicsENGIE
Robert SoubarasSeismicCGG
Stefan Buske SeismicTU Bergakademie Freiberg
Tijmen Jan Moser SeismicMGS
Ulrich Zimmer Passive SeismicShell
Yunyue Li (Elita) SeismicNational University of Singapore

The Publications Committee is chaired by the Publications Officer, who is elected by the EAGE membership. The members are the Chief-Editors of all the journals of the Association: First Break, Geophysical Prospecting, Near Surface Geophysics, Petroleum Geoscience, Basin Research and Geociencias Aplicadas Latinoamericanas. The Publications Committee co-ordinates between the journals of the Association, develops a publication policy for the Association, supports the Publications Officer and gives advice to the Board.

Ingrid MagnusPublications Officer
Ranajit GhoseNear Surface Geophysics
Peter RowbothamFirst Break
Philip RingroseNTNU
Tijmen Jan MoserGeophysical Prospecting
Alte RotevatnBasin Research

The Publication Committee For Books advise the Publications Officer on whether a book is worthy of publication and suggest possible referees for the final book proposal. The Publication Officer is the Chairman of the Book Publication Committee.
EAGE covers the full range of topics within Geosciences and Engineering and the committee members need to reflect this range and should therefore be comprised of geoscientists and engineers with a range of expertise. The members of the Book Publication Committee will be appointed for the periods of two years and can be re-appointed for new two-year period twice for a maximum period of six years.

Current members of the Publications Committee are:

Jean-Jacques Biteau Basin analysis, Formation evaluation, migration & basin modelling, diagenesis, Reservoir description, Seismic interpretation, Structural analysis, Sedimentology
Prof. Alain Tabbagh Near Surface Geophysics; EM induction methods, DC Resistivity methods, Potential methods and Geothermics.
Dr. Phil Christie Marine seismic acquisition physics, Well logging and formation evaluation, Rock physics, Seismic reservoir characterization, Time-lapse seismic, Continental margins
Dr. John Brittan General Seismic Data Processing, Seismic Data Imaging and Model Building, Demultiple, denoise and regularisation, Full-waveform inversion.
Prof. Hitoshi Mikado Applied Geophysics: Theories and praxis in exploration seismology, Seismic data processing, Seismic interpretation, Electromagnetic exploration, Petrophysics, Earthquake seismology, Volcano-seismology, Geodesy, Tectonophysics, Petroleum Engineering: Drilling engineering, Oceanic Engineering
Prof. Ann Muggeridge Reservoir engineering, flow in porous media, enhanced oil recovery, upscaling, CO2 sequestration, reservoir characterization, compartmentalization
Dr. Michael Welsh Structural geology and geomechanics, fault seal analysis, fault zone architecture, fracture analysis and prediction, and geomechanical modelling.
Dr. Eric Verschuur Signal processing, seismic processing, wave theory, seismic modelling, multiple removal and multiple imaging, seismic imaging, inversion techniques

The Committee on Membership and Cooperation is chaired by the Membership and Cooperation Officer. Its members are appointed by the Board and serve for a period of two to six years.

The objective of the Committee on Membership and Cooperation is to improve the interaction between members of the Association and to facilitate the creation and activities of local chapters and groups of special interest. The Committee supports the Membership and Cooperation Officer and gives advice to the Board.

Furthermore the Committee on Membership and Cooperation is responsible for assigning event support. For more information on event support, please go to Support.

Current members of the Committee on Membership and Cooperation are:

Caroline Le Turdu (Chair) Schlumberger France
Amandine Caillot IndependentSpain
Igor KerusovLukoil Engineering Russia
Salma Alsinan Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia
Mayowa Afe Danvic Petroleum, OGTAN Nigeria
Yuriy Ivanov AkerBP, EAGE YP Chair Norway
Hitoshi Mikada Kyoto University Japan
César Barajas-Olalde University of North Dakota United States
David Leonardo Moreno
Ecopetrol Colombia

The Education Committee is chaired by the Education Officer. Its members are appointed by the Board and serve for a period of two to six years.

The objective of this committee is to set up a coherent and integrated programme of educational activities for the Association or in collaboration with related Societies.

Colin MacBeth (Chair)
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
Chiara Aruffo Independent France
Claudio Bagaini SchlumbergerUnited Kingdom
Flora GarofaloEniItaly
Henry DebensWoodsideAustralia
Maren KleemeyerShellThe Netherlands
Sergey FomelUniversity of Texas at AustinUnited States of America

The Student Affairs Committee is a sub-committee of the Education Committee. The Student Affairs Committee is composed of a chairman and at least four other members. All these functionaries are appointed by the Board and serve for a period of two to six years. The Student Affairs Committee focuses on student affairs and local student representation and activities. The Student Affairs Committee reports to the Education Officer.

Claudia Steiner-Luckabauer, co-chair
HOT Engineering GmbH
Pierre-Olivier Lys, co-chair Total
Karine LabatIFP Energies Nouvelles / IFP School
Giancarlo Bernasconi Politecnico di Milano
Arjan Kamp Total E&P
Roger Arthur Clark University of Leeds
Thomas Finkbeiner King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Frank Richards Dalhousie University

The AC comprises a Chair in addition to a team of voting members who cover the geoscientific and related engineering disciplines, 5 members will be ex officio the latest 5 past presidents in a rolling sequence timed with the Presidential rolling sequence; 4 members will be the latest 2 Erasmus and 2 Wegener Awardees in a rolling sequence timed with the annual awarding process. All members of the Awards Committee must be bona fide EAGE members.

The Chair and the members are nominated biannually and must be ratified and approved by the EAGE Board, a process that would normally occur at the Board Meeting held at the Annual Conference. The Chair has the duty to keep the committee populated and balanced (in terms of geographical distribution and professional back ground). The Chair and the Awards Committee members are all independent of the Board but the Vice-President-Elect or the Vice-President is an ex officio, non-voting member of the AC, responsible for liaison with the Board.

The AC recommends candidates for the various statutory EAGE Awards no later than 1st December of each year so that they may be considered by the EAGE Board at their December Board meeting. The best papers awards will be nominated by 14th February in time for the March Board Meeting – so that the last issue of First Break and our cited international journals can be given appropriate consideration.

The AC reports to the Board and is advised by the Vice-President or the Vice-President Elect. The Board has the final decision on its recommendations. However, the Board is not permitted to make counter or new proposals.

EAGE is not obliged to offer every Award in every year. Most Awards are limited to one candidate or group of candidates. Honorary Membership and, in exceptional circumstances, the Schlumberger Award may be offered to a maximum of two (2) candidates.

Current members of the Awards Committee are:


Anton Ziolkowski (Chair)University of Edinburgh
Tiziana Vanorio (Vice-Chair)Stanford University
Andrew Curtis
University of Edinburgh
Andrey Bakulin
Saudi Aramco
Azadeh HojatShahid Bahor University of Kerma
Carlos Torres-Verdín
The University of Texas at Austin
Chris Ward
Ken PetersSchlumberger Information Solutions Division
Everhard MuyzertSchlumberger
Evgeny Landa
Jean-Jacques Biteau
Leonardo Legarreta
Lucy MacGregor Rock Solid Images
Martin BluntImperial College
Maša ProdanovićThe University of Texas at Austin
Michael PopperlreiterShell
Panos Tsourlos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Patrick N.J. Rasolofosaon IFP Energies Nouvelles
Pham Huy GiaoPetro Vietnam University
Sabine Klarner Klarenco LLC
Sebastian Geiger Heriot-Watt University
Yanghua WangImperial College

The IOR Committee is responsible for the content of IOR Symposia.

Current members of the IOR Committee are:

Emma Chapman (Chair)BP
AbdulKareem Al-SofiSaudi Aramco
Diederik van Batenburg Shell International E&P BV
Samir BékriIFP Energies nouvelles
Helber CubillosEcopetrol
Mariann DallandNorwegian Petroleum Directorate
Inna EdelmanSalym Petroleum Development N.V.
Panteha GhahriUK Oil and Gas Authority
Rafael HincapieOMV
Mark HoltzConsultant, SPE IOR Tulsa Technical Programme
Stephane JouenneTotal
Bernd Leonhardt Wintershall DEA
Merete MadlandIOR Centre of Norway
Franco Masserano Eni S.p.A. E&P
Ann MuggeridgeImperial College London
Pete Eilsø NielsenEquinor
Ali QubainKOC
William RossenDelft University of Technology
Leonid Surguchev LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS
János Szelényi MOL Group


The ECMOR Committee is responsible for the content of ECMOR Conferences.

Ahmed Elsheikh (Chair)Heriot-Watt University
Tafouik Ait-Ettajer Repsol
Alberto Cominelli Eni S.p.A.
Dayal Gunasekera Schlumberger
Louis Durlofsky
Stanford University
Dominique Guerillot Texas A&M University in Qatar
Hadi Hajibeygi Delft University of Technology
Mickaele Le RavalecIFPEN
Roland Masson University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Stephan Matthai University of Melbourne
Edel Reiso Equinor ASA
Pierre Samier Total
Pallav Sarma Tachyus
Ralf Schulze-RiegertSchlumberger
Michael Peter Suess Wintershall DEA
Arne Skorstad Resoptima
Jeroen Vink Shell
Iskander Zakirov PETEC

The Programme for Association and Cooperation in Earth Sciences (PACE) is funded by EAGE and supports individual geoscientists to participate actively in selected EAGE events. This support is available for accepted speakers who cannot obtain financial support from other sources. With the PACE programme, EAGE strives to encourage the exchange of information and knowledge among the global geoscientific community.

Christian Henke (chair)Germany
Koya Suto Australia
Gwenola Michaud Italy
Gordon Cooper South Africa
Carlos Rodriguez Brazil
Caroline Le Turdu France


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