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Theodore L. Royer

Theodore L. Royer

Theodore L. Royer
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Theodore L. Royer joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton in 2013 as a specialist in structural interpretation of seismic data along with generating and analyzing seismic attributes and inversions. He has developed expertise on reservoir characterization through the combination of geophysical, geological, petrophysical, and engineering data.

Royer earned his bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in the U.S.A. in 2001. He also received a master’s degree in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2004. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), and contributed technical papers to several petroleum industry journals and made presentations on a variety of subjects at geophysical and EAGE conferences. He is fluent in English and is proficient in French.

Geographical Experience

  • Algeria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Eastern Mediterranean Sea
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • North Sea
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Tunisia
  • United States

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Seismic interpretation
  • Seismic inversion and analysis
  • Geocellular modeling
  • Unconventional resources

Major Projects
Since he joined D&M, Royer has worked in multidisciplinary projects as a geophysicist for oil and gas fields in Russia, Alaska, Algeria, and South Korea. He is actively involved in reservoir characterization in conjunction with other team members to determine well locations for both exploratory and field development targets, having expertise in interpretation and seismic analysis of hydrocarbon reservoirs, with most of his recent projects involving major plays in Russia.