Arthur B Weglein
Recent Professional History
April 23, 2010 – Present
- Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair in Physics
- Professor, Dept. of Physics
- Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
September 1, 2002 – April 23, 2010
- Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in Physics
- Professor, Dept. of Physics
- Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
January 1, 2001 –Present
- Director
- Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program
- University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
August 14, 2000 – September 1, 2002
- Margaret S. and Robert E. Sheriff Endowed Faculty Chair in Applied Seismology
- Professor, Department of Physics and Department of Geosciences
- University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
September 1995 – August 2000
- Senior Research Advisor
- Exploration Research and Technical Services
- ARCO Exploration and Production Technology, Plano, Texas.
December 1992 –September 1995
- Scientific Advisor
- Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
December 1987 –December 1992
- Research Advisor
- Research and Technical Services
- ARCO Exploration and Production Technology, Plano, Texas. (three year leave-of-absence, beginning December 1992).
December 1985 – December 1987
- Research Associate
- ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Plano, Texas.
June 1982 –December 1985
- Staff Research Scientist
- Research and Development
- SOHIO Petroleum Company, Dallas, Texas.
August 1980 – June 1982
- Senior Research Scientist
- Cities Service Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Assignment: Project leader of Seismic Modeling and Inversion.
June 1978 – August 1980
- Research Scientist
- Cities Service Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Academic Positions
February 1999 –January 2000
- Visiting Professor and Member, Board of Directors
- DELPHI Project, Applied Physics Dept., Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
June 1982 – 1992
- Adjunct Associate Professor
- Columbia University, Aldridge Laboratory
- New York City, New York.
August 1989 – July 1990
- Visiting Professor at PPPG/UFBA
- Graduate Program
- Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.
June 1982 – December 1992
- Lecturer and Adjunct Research Professor
- University of Texas at Dallas, Programs in Mathematical Sciences.
September 1981 – September 1983
- Adjunct Professor
- University of New Orleans (LSU), Physics Department.
September 1979– June 1982
- Adjunct Associate Professor
- University of Tulsa, Mathematics Department.
Thesis Supervision
- Ph.D. Thesis advisor for R.G. Keys (1983) and C.Y. Lui (1984)
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Ph.D. Thesis advisor for F. Araujo Gasparotto (1994)
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
J. Clarence Karcher Award winner (2000)
- Ph.D. Thesis advisor for P. M. Carvalho (1992)
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.
- M.S. advisor for G. R. Lima (1991) and F.A. DaSilva (1991),
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.
- Ph.D. Thesis advisor for K.H. Matson (1997),
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
J. Clarence Karcher Award winner (1999)
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Z. Guo, Geophysics (2004)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for F. Miranda, Physics (2004)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Simon Shaw, Geophysics (2005)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
J. Clarence Karcher Award winner (2005)
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Fang Liu, Physics (2006)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for H. Zhang, Physics (2006)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
J. Clarence Karcher Award winner (2009)
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for A. Ramirez, Physics (2007)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for J. Zhang, Physics (2007)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for J. Lira, Geophysics (2009)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Adjunct Faculty-Bogdan Nita, Physics (present)
Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
J. Clarence Karcher Award winner (2009)
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Shih-Ying Hsu, Physics (2011)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Xu Li, Physics (2011)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- M.S. advisor for Andre Schuwartz Ferreira (2011),
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Mozhdeh Niazmand, Physics (2012)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Zhiqiang Wang, Physics (2012)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for Hong Liang, Physics (2013)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- Ph.D. Thesis Advisor for James D. Mayhan, Physics (2013)
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Thesis Committees
- Carlos Theodoro (Ph.D., 2000) Colorado School of Mines.
- M. Graebner (Ph.D., 1991), S. Dobbs (M.S., 1987) U.T. Austin.
- T.H. Keho (Ph.D., 1986) M.I.T.
- Chris Liner (M.S., 1983) University of Tulsa.
- D.P.Wang (Ph.D., 1989) University of Wyoming.
- S.T. Hildebrand (Ph.D., 1991), D. Gray (M.S., 1990) U.T. Dallas.
- K. Innanen (Ph.D., 2003) University of British Colombia, Vancouver, B.C., CA
J. Clarence Karcher Award winner (2006)
Education
- Robert A. Welch – 1976 – University of Texas at Dallas
- Postdoctoral Fellow – 1978 – Supervisor: Professor Donald Rapp (now at JPL).
- Ph.D. Physics – 1975
Graduate Center of the City of New York
“Optimized Average Excited States of Atoms: Intermediate Energy Scattering”
Thesis Advisor: Professor Marvin H. Mittleman.
- M.A. Physics – 1969 – City College of New York.
- B.S. Mathematics – 1964 – City College of New York.
Recent Invited Talks
- Weglein, A.B., S.A. Shaw, K.H. Matson, and D.J. Foster “An inverse scattering subseries for predicting the correct location of reflectors: Initial analysis, testing and evaluation”6th Annual Meeting of Consortium for the Development of Specialized Seismic Techniques (CDSST), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.(February 2002).
- Weglein, A.B. and S.A. Shaw, “Inverse scattering subseries for imaging at the correct depth without the correct velocity”, Fourth IEEE International Symposium on Computer Aided Seismic Analysis and Discrimination, Westborough, MA (June 2002).
- Stanford University, Math and Geophysics Departments (April 16–18, 1998).
- Tel Aviv University, Gordon Center for Energy Studies, Annual Invited Lecture Series, under auspices of Stackler Institute (May 16–18, 1997).
- Geophysical Institute of Israel ,Rehovot, Israel (May 19, 1997).
- Houston Geophysical Society (November 18, 1998).
- Colorado School of Mines (October 7–10, 1996).
- Tulsa Geophysical Society (November, 1996).
- University of Utrecht (April 25–26, 1995).
- Delft University (April 28, 1995).
- Cambridge University, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (February, 1993).
- Key-note Address: Industrial Associates Meeting, Bullard Lab., Cambridge University, UK (May, 1993).
- American Physical Society: Physics in the Petroleum Industry Conference, Lakeway, TX.
- Key-note Address: EAGE Subsalt Imaging Workshop, Cairo, Egypt (November, 2009)
- Key-note Address: SEG Subsalt Imaging Workshop, July 2010, Lake Tahoe, California
- Key-note Address: Deep Offshore Technology Conference, September 2010, Houston, Texas
Selected Publications
- Weglein, A. B. “Optimization of approximate solutions of the time-dependent Schrodinger Equation”. Phys. Rev., A14, 1810, (1978).
- Weglein, A. B., and Rapp, D. “Variational treatment of charge transfer reactions”. Gas Phase Ion Chemistry. Vol. 2, pp. 199–241, New York: Academic Press 1979.
- Silvia, M. T., and Weglein, A. B. “A method for obtaining a near-field inverse scattering solution to the acoustic wave equation.” J. Acous, Soc. of Am., 69, pp. 478–482 (February, 1981).
- Weglein, A. B., and Silvia, M. T. “A scattering theory approach to the identification of the Helmholtz Equation; A near-field solution.” J. Acous. Soc. of Am., 69, pp. 483–488 (February, 1981).
- Weglein, A. B., Boyse, W. E., and Anderson, J. E. “Obtaining three dimensional velocity information directly from reflection seismic data; an inverse scattering formalism.” Geophysics, vol. 46, no. 8, (1981).
- Weglein, A. B. “Near-field inverse scattering formalism for the three dimensional wave equation; The inclusion of a priori velocity information.” J. Acous. Soc. of Am., 71, (5), pp. 1179–1182, (May 1982).
- Weglein, A. B. “Multidimensional seismic analysis; migration and inversion.” Invited paper for the special issue on Seismic Analysis and Discrimination for Geoexploration 20 (1/2), pp. 47–60, (1982), reprinted in a Monograph Special Issue, Seismic Signal Analysis and Discrimination, C. H. Chen, Editor (1982).
- Weglein, A. B., and Gray. S. H. “The sensitivity of Born inversion to the choice of reference velocity; A simple example.” Geophysics, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 36–38, (January, 1983).
- Keys, R. G., and Weglein, A. B. “Generalized linear inversion and the first Born theory for acoustic media.” J. Math. Phys. 24 (6) pp. 144–149, (1983).
- Bednar, J. B., Redner, R., Robinson, E. A., Weglein, A. B., Edited book “ Inverse Scattering: Theory and Applications”, SIAM, (Philadelphia, 1983).
- Ramm, A. G., and Weglein, A. B., “Inverse scattering for geophysical problems. II. Inversion of acoustical data:” J. Math. Phys., 25, 3231–3234, (1984).
- Weglein, A. B., “Comment on optimization of approximate solutions to the time dependent Schrodinger Equation.” Phys. Rev. A, (May, 1985), p. 4025.
- Weglein, A. B. “The inverse scattering concept and its seismic application.” Chapter in Developments in Geophysical Exploration Methods, vol. 6, edited by A. A. Fitch (Elsevier – Applied Science Publishers), (1985) pp. 111–138, reprinted in “Inversion of Geophysical Data.” Geophysics reprint series, no. 3, Ed. By L. R. Lines, 543 p. 1989, Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
- Weglein, A. B., Violette, P. B., and Keho, T. H., “Achieving exact inversion goals using a constant background multiparameter Born inversion.” Geophysics vol. 51, no. 5, (May, 1986) pp. 1069–1074.
- Hooshyar, M. A., and Weglein, A. B. “Inversion of the two-dimensional SH elastic equation,” J. Acoust, Soc. Am., vol. 79, no. 5. Pp. 1280–1283 (May, 1986).
- Weglein, A. B. and Wolf, M.A. “Migration-inversion and finite offset aperture.” Seismic Wave Scattering and Seismic Anisotropy, pp. 95–134, Earth Resources Laboratory, M.I.T. (1988).
- Coen, S., Cheney, M., and Weglein, A. B. “Velocity and density of a two dimensional acoustic medium from point source surface data.” J. Math. Phys. 25 (6) pp. 1857–1867 (1989).
- Stolt, R. H., Weglein, A. B., “Migration and inversion of seismic data.” Invited paper for Golden Anniversary Issue of Geophysics vol. 50, no. 12, pp. 2458–2472, (December,1985) reprinted in “Inversion of Geophysical Data.” Geophysics reprint series; no. 3, L. R. Lines, Editor, 543 pp. (1989) Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
- Devaney, A. J., and Weglein, A. B., “Inverse scattering using the Heitler equation.” Inverse Problems. (December, 1989), vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 49–52.
- Weglein, A. B., and Secrest, B. G. “Source signature identification for a multidimensional acoustic or elastic earth” invited paper, Geophysical Inversion; Editors, J. B. Bednar, et al., SIAM, Philadelphia, pp. 427–436 (1992).
- Weglein, A. B. “What can seismic inverse scattering really do for you today?” Invited paper, Geophysical Inversion, editors; J. B. Bednar et al., SIAM, Philadelphia, pp. 20–45 (1992).
- Weglein, A. B., Devaney, A. J. “The inverse source problem in the presence of external sources” Inverse Problems in Scattering and Imaging, pp. 170–176, Ed. M. A. Fiddy, S.P.I.E., vol., 1767, Bellingham, Washington, 1992.
- Araujo, F.V., Weglein, A.B, Carvalho, P.M., Stolt, R.H., Inverse scattering series for multiple attenuation: An example with surface and internal multiples. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 704-706, (1994)
- Weglein, A. B., and Secrest, B. G. “Wavelet estimation in a multidimensional acoustic or elastic earth.” Geophysics, vol. 55, no. 7, (July, 1990), pp. 902–913, reprinted in “Seismic Source Signal Estimation and Measurement” edited by O. M. Osman and E. A. Robinson, Geophysics reprinting series, no. 18, (1996).
- Mosher, C., Keho, T. H., Weglein, A. B., and Foster, D. J., “The impact of migration on AVO”, Geophysics, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 1603–1615, (1996).
- Ikelle, L. T., and Weglein, A. B. “Attenuation of free-surface multiples in multi-offset VSP data” J. of Seismic Exploration, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 363–378, (1996).
- Ikelle, L. T., Roberts, G., and Weglein, A. B. “Source signature estimation based on the removal of first-order multiples.” Geophysics, vol. 62, no. 6, (November–December 1997): p. 1904–1920.
- Weglein, A. B., Stolt, R. H., Gasparotto, F. A., Carvalho, P. M., and Stolt, R. H. “Inverse scattering series method for attenuating multiples in seismic data” Geophysics, vol. 62. no. 6 (November – December, 1997): p.1975–1989, 12 Figs.
- Weglein, A. B., Matson, K., “Inverse-scattering interval multiple attenuation: an analytic example and subevent interpretation” in Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging, SiamakHassanzadeh, Editor, Proceedings, of SPIE Vol. 3453, 1008–1017 (1998).
- Verschuur, D.J., Berkhout, A.J., Matson, K.H., Weglein, A.B., Young, C.Y., Comparing the interface and point-scatterer methods for attenuating internal multiple: A study with synthetic data—Part 1. SEG Expanded Abstracts,1519-1522, (1998)
- Matson, K.H., Weglein, A.B., Young, C.Y., Verschuur, D.J., Berkhout, A.J., Comparing the interface and point-scatterer methods for attenuating internal multiple: A study with synthetic data—Part 2. SEG Expanded Abstracts,1523-1526, (1998)
- Weglein, A. B., and Stolt, R. H. “The wave physics of downward continuation, wavelet estimation, volume and surface scattering; 2. Approaches to linear and non-linear migration-inversion” invited paper for Mathematical Frontiers in Reflection Seismology, editor W. W. Symes, SIAM, Philadelphia, (to appear 1999).
- Hill, S. J., Weglein, A. B., and Dragoset, W., Editors special issue of The Leading Edge on Multiple Attenuation, January, 1999.
- Weglein, A. B., “Multiple attenuation: an overview of recent advances and the road ahead (1999)”, The Leading Edge, p.40–44, January 1999.
- Matson, K.H., Paschal, D.,andWeglein,A.B., “ A comparison of three multiple attenuation methods applied to a hard water-bottom data set”, The Leading Edge, January 1999, p. 120–126.
- Weglein, A. B., “How can the inverse-scattering methods really predict and subtract all multiples from a multidimensional earth with absolutely no subsurface information?” The Leading Edge, January 1999 p.132–136.
- Weglein, A.B. and Stolt, R.H., “Migration-Inversion revisited (1999)” The Leading Edge, August 1999, p. 950–952, 975.
- Weglein, A.B., Beydoun, W. and Gray, S., Editors, Special Issue of The Leading Edge on Migration-Inversion, August, 1999.
- Matson, K.H., Paschal, D., Weglein, A.B., A comparison of three multiple-attenuation methods applied to a hard water-bottom data set. The Leading Edge,120-126, (1999)
- Weglein, A.B., Tan, T.H, Shaw, S.A., Matson, K.H., Foster, D.J., Prediction of the wavefield anywhere above an ordinary towed steamer: Application to source waveform estimation, demultiple, deghosting, data reconstruction and imaging. SEG Expanded Abstracts,2413-2415, (2000)
- Weglein, A.B., Shaw, S.A., Matson, K.H., Sheiman, J.L., Stolt, R.H., Tan, T.H., Osen, A., Correa, G.P., Innanen, K. A., Guo, Z., and Zhang, J., New Approaches to Deghosting Towed-Streamer and Ocean-Bottom Pressure Measurements, 2002: Proceedings of the Society of Explorational Geophysicists/Salt Lake City 2002 International Exposition and 72nd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
- Weglein, A.B., D.J. Foster, K.H. Matson, S.A. Shaw, P.M. Carvalho, D.Corrigan “Predicting the correct spatial location of reflectors withoutknowing or determining the precise medium and wave velocity: Initialconcept, algorithm and analytic and numerical example” Journal ofSeismic Exploration, 10, 367–382. January 2002
- Weglein,A.B.,Araujo,F.V.,Carvalho,P.M.,Stolt,R.H.,Matson,K.H.,Coates,R.T.,Corrigan,D.,Foster,D.J., Shaw.S.A.,and Zhang, Z. “Inverse scattering series and seismic exploration” Inverse Problems, Invited Topical Review, 19,2003,R 27-R83.
- Weglein, A. B. and Innanen, K. A., Simultaneous Imaging and Inversion with the Inverse Scattering Series, 2003: Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of the SBGf and Fifth Latin American Geophysical Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 14-18.
- Weglein, A. B and Innanen, K. A., Construction of Absorptive/Dispersive Wave Fields with the Forward Scattering Series, 2003: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 12: 259–282.
- Weglein, A.B. and S.A. Shaw, “Imaging seismic reflection data at the correct depth without specifying the precise velocity model: initial numerical examples of an inverse scattering subseries”in Frontiers ofremote sensing information processing, C.H. Chen (Ed.), WorldScientific Press. 2003
- Nita B.G. and Weglein A.B.: Imaging with t versus tau: implications for the inverse scattering internal multiple attenuation algorithm (2004), SEG Expanded Abstracts, Denver, Colorado.
- Weglein A.B., Nita B.G., and Matson K.H., Forward scattering series and seismic events: far field approximations, critical and post-critical events (2004), SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 64, No. 6, pp. 2167-2185.
- Innanen, K. A. and Weglein, A. B., Linear Inversion for Absorptive/Dispersive Medium Parameters, 2004: Proceedings of the Society of Explorational Geophysicists/Denver 2004 International Exposition and 74th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
- S.A. Shaw, Weglein, A. B., K.H. Matson, D.J. Foster and R.G. Keys, “Isolation of a leading order depth imaging series and analysis of its convergence properties for a 1-D acoustic medium”, Journal of SeismicExploration. November 2004
- Ramirez, A. and Weglein, A., Progressing the analysis of the phase and amplitude prediction properties of the inverse scattering internal multiple attenuation algorithm. Journal of Seismic Exploration. April 2005
- Weglein, A. B., and Dragoset, W., Editors, “Multiple Attenuation” SEG Geophysics Reprint Series No. 23, 2005, 1042 pp.
- Weglein, A.B., Zhang, H., The inverse scattering series for tasks associated with primaries: depth imaging and direct non-linear inversion of 1D variable velocity and density acoustic media. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 24, no.1, 1705-1708 (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Zhang, J., Extinction theorem deghosting method using towed streamer pressure data: analysis of the receiver array effect on deghosting and subsequent free surface multiple removal. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 24, no.1, 2095-2098, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Innanen, K., Towards non-linear construction of a Q-compensation operator directly from measured seismic reflection data. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 24, no.1, 1693-1696, (2005)
- Guo, Z., Weglein, A.B., Tan, T. Hing, Using pressure data on the cable to estimate the seismic wavelet. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 24, no.1, 2390-2393, (2005)
- Ramirez, A., Weglein, A.B., An inverse scattering internal multiple elimination method: beyond attenuation, a new algorithm and initial tests. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 24, no.1, 2115-2118, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Stolt, R.H., Carvalho, P.M., Examples of a nonlinear inversion method based on the T matrix of scattering theory: Application to multiple suppression. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 697-700, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., How can the inverse-scattering method really predict and subtract all multiples from a multidimensional earth with absolutely no subsurface information? The Leading Edge, 952-956, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Multiple Attentuation: An overview of recent advances and the road ahead. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 947-951, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Coates, R.T. Internal multiple attenuation using inverse scattering: Results from prestack 1-D and 2-D acoustic and elastic synthetics. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 707-710, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Carvalho, P.M., Wavelet estimation for surface-related multiple attenuation using a simulated annealing algorithm. SEG Expanded Abstracts,757-761, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Stolt, R.H., Carvalho, P.M., Nonlinear inverse scattering for multiple suppression: Application to real data. Part 1. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 701-703, (2005)
- Berkhout, A.J., Vershuur, D.J., Weglein, A.B., Wave theoretic approaches to multiple attenuation: concepts, status, open issues, and plans: Part 1. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 986-992, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Matson, K., Inverse-scattering internal multiple attenuation: An analytic example and subevent interpretation. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 742-752, (2005)
- Weglein, A.B., Nita, B.G., Innanen, K.A., Otnes, E., Shaw, S.A., Liu, F., Zhang, H., Ramirez, A.C., Zhang, J. Pavlis, G.L., Fan, C., Using the inverse scattering series to predict the wavefield at depth and the transmitted wavefield without an assumption about the phase of the measured reflection data or back propagation in the overburden, Geophysics, 71, no.4, SI125-SI137, (2006)
- Fan, C., Pavlis, G.L., Weglein, A.B., Nita, B.G., Removing free-surface multiples from teleseismic transmission and constructed reflection responses using reciprocity and the inverse scattering series. Geophysics, 71, no.4, SI71-SI78, (2006)
- Zhang, J., Weglein, A.B., Application of extinction theorem deghosting method on ocean bottom data. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 25, no. 1, 2674-2678, (2006)
- Liu, F., Weglein, A.B., Innanen, K.A., Nita, B.G., Multi-dimensional seismic imaging using the inverse scattering series. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 25, no. 1, 3026-3030, (2006)
- Weglein, A.B., Removing multiples and imaging and inverting primaries beneath a complex ill-defined overburden: defining and addressing the pressing seismic challenge. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 25, no. 1, 2639-2643, (2006)
- Zhang, H., Weglein, A.B., The inverse scattering series for tasks associated with primaries: direct non-linear inversion of 1D elastic media. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 25, no. 1, 2062-2066, (2006)
- Ramirez, A.C., Welgein, A.B., Hokstad, K., Near offset data extrapolation.SEG Expanded Abstracts, 25, no. 1, 2554-2558, (2006)
- Weglein, A.B., Amundsen, L., Liu, F., Innanen, K., Nita, B., Zhang, J., Ramirez, A., Otnes, E. Inverse scattering subseries direct removal of multiples and depth imaging and inversion of primaries with subsurface information: Strategy and recent advances. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, no. 1, 2456-2460, (2007)
- Ramirez, A.C., Weglein, A.B., Otnes, E., Hokstad, K., The role of the direct wave and Green’s theorem in seismic interferometry and spurious multiples. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, no. 1, 2471-2475, (2007)
- Liu, F., Weglein, A.B., Innanen, K.A., Nita, B.G., Zhang, J., A comprehensive strategy for removing multiples and depth-imaging primaries without subsurface information: Direct horizontal common image gathers without the velocity or “ironing”. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, no. 1, 2210-2214, (2007)
- Zhang, J., Liu, F., Innanen, K., Weglein, A.B., Comprehending and analyzing the leading order and higher order imaging closed forms derived from inverse scattering series. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, no. 1, 2335-2338, (2007)
- Lira, J.E., Innanen, K.A., Weglein, A.B., Ramirez, A.C., Estimating plane-wave transmission loss with the inverse-scattering internal multiple-attenuation algorithm: Concept and an application to Q estimation. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, no. 1, 2466-2470, (2007)
- Nita, B.G., Weglein, A.B., Inverse-scattering internal multiple-attenuation algorithm: An analysis of the pseudo-depth and time-monotonicity requirements. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, no. 1, 2461-2465, (2007)
- Weglein, A.B., Ramirez, A.C., Innanen, K.A., Liu, F., Lira, J.E., Jiang, S. the underlying unity of distinct processing algorithms for: (1) the removal of free surface and internal multiples, (2) Q compensation (without Q), (3) depth imaging, and (4) nonlinear AVO, that derive from the inverse scattering series. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, no. 1, 2481-2486, (2008)
- Ramirez, A.C., Weglein, A.B., Deriving, explicating, and extending interferometric methods using Green’s theorem. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, no. 1, 2917-2921, (2008)
- Ramirez, A.C., Weglein, A.B., Inverse scattering internal multiple elimination: Leading-order and higher-order closed forms. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, no. 1, 2471-2475, (2008)
- Weglein, A.B., A new, clear and meaningful definition of linear inversion: Implications for seismic inversion of primaries and removing multiples. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, no. 1, 3059-3063, (2009)
- Weglein, A.B., Zhang, H., Ramirez, A.C., Liu, F., Lira, J.E., Clarifying the underlying and fundamental meaning of the approximate linear inversion of seismic data. Geophysics, vol. 74., no. 6 (November-December 2009)
- Ramirez, A.C., Weglein, A.B., Green’s theorem as a comprehensive framework for seismic interferometry, data reconstruction, regularization, redatuming, wavefield separation and wavelet estimation: a tutorial. Geophysics, vol. 74., no. 6 (November-December 2009)
- Zhang, H., Weglein, A.B., Direct nonlinear inversion of multiparameter 1D elastic media using the inverse scattering series. Geophysics, vol. 74., no. 6 (November-December 2009)
- Zhang, H., Weglein, A.B., Direct nonlinear inversion of 1D acoustic media using inverse scattering subseries. Geophysics, vol. 74., no. 6 (November-December 2009)
- Fu, Q., Luo, Y., Kelamis, P.G., Huo, S., Sindi, G., Hsu, S.-Y., Weglein, A.B., The inverse scattering series approach towards the elimination of land internal multiples. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 29, no. 1, 3456-3461, (2010)
- Weglein, A.B., Liu, F., Wang, Z., Li, X., Liang, H., The inverse scattering series depth imaging algorithms: development, tests and progress towards field data application. SEG Expanded Abstracts, 29, no. 1, 4133-4138, (2010)
- Mayhan, J.D., Terenghi, P., Weglein, A.B., Chemingui, N., Green’s theorem derived methods for preprocessing seismic data when the pressure P and its normal derivative are measured. SEG Expanded Abstracts,30, no. 1, 2722-2726, (2011)
- Weglein, A.B., Hsu, S.-Y., Terenghi, P., Li, X., Stolt, R.H., “Multiple attenuation: Recent advances and the road ahead (2011)” The Leading Edge, August 2011, p. 864-875.
- Terenghi, P., Hsu, S.-Y., Weglein, A.B., Li, X., “Exemplifying the specific properties of the inverse scattering series internal-multiple attenuation method that reside behind its capability for complex onshore and marine multiples” The Leading Edge, August 2011, p. 876-882.
- Luo, Y., Kelamis, P.G., Fu, Q., Huo, S., Sindi, G., Hsu, S.-Y., Weglein, A.B., “Elimination of land internal multiples based on the inverse scattering series” The Leading Edge, August 2011, p. 884-889.
- Weglein, A.B., Stolt, R. H., Mayhan, J. D., “Reverse-time migration and Green’s theorem: Part I — The evolution of concepts, and setting the stage for the new {RTM} method” Journal ofSeismic Exploration, 20, 73–90. February 2011
- Weglein, A.B., Stolt, R. H., Mayhan, J. D., “Reverse time migration and Green’s theorem: Part II — A new and consistent theory that progresses and corrects current RTM concepts and methods” Journal ofSeismic Exploration, 20, 135–159. May 2011
- Weglein, A.B., Liu, F., Li, X., Terenghi, P., Kragh, E., Mayhan, J.D., Wang, Z., Mispel, J., Amundsen, L., Liang, H., Tang, L., Hsu, S.-Y., “Inverse scattering series direct depth imaging without the velocity model: First field data examples” Journal ofSeismic Exploration, 21, 1-28, March 2012
- Stolt, R.H., and Weglein, A.B., “Seismic Imaging and Inversion: Application of Linear Inversion Theory”, 2012, Cambridge University Press, 404 pages.
- Weglein, A.B., Mayhan, J.D., Amundsen, L., Liang, H., Wu, J., Tang, L., Luo, Y., Fu, Q., “Green’s theorem de-ghosting algorithms in k,ω (e.g., P-Vz de-ghosting) as a special case of x,ω algorithms(based on Green’s theorem) with: (1) significant practical advantages and disadvantages of algorithms in each domain, and (2) a new message,implication and opportunity for marine towed streamer, ocean bottom and on-shore acquisition and applications” Journal ofSeismic Exploration, 22, 389-412, September 2013
- Weglein, A.B., Liang, H., Wu, J., Mayhan, J.D., Tang, L., Amundsen, L., “A new Green’s theorem de-ghosting method that simultaneously: (1) avoids a finite difference approximation for the normal derivativeof the pressure and, (2) avoids the need for replacing the normal derivative of pressure with the vertical component of particle velocity, therebyavoiding issues that can arise within each of those two assumptions/approaches: Theory and analytic and numeric examples” Journal ofSeismic Exploration, 22, 413-426, November 2013
Articles
- BIC Magazine- Researchers work toward increasing deepwater drilling success (2009)
- Houston Chronicle- UH professor making waves in deepwater drilling (2009)
Videos
- Interview video footage to open the Intelligent Energy Conference in the Netherlands March 23-25, 2010 (2009)
Patents, Awards and Research Funding
- SEG Reginald Fesseden Award 2010
- Distinguished Townsend Harris Medal of the City College of the City University of New York, 2008
- Mission Oriented Seismic Research Program (M-OSRP)
2001-2005: Sponsor fee: $32,000/year/sponsor
2006-2008: Sponsor fee: $40,000/year/sponsor
2009-present: Sponsor fee: $49,700/year/sponsor
Sponsors: Amerada Hess, Anadarko, BHP Billiton Americas, BP America Production Company, ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, Devon, Encana, ENI AGIP, ExxonMobil Upstream Research, GX Technology Corp., IBM Corp., Petrobras Brazil, PGS Technology, Saudi Aramco, Shell E&P Inc, Statoil Norway, WesternGeco, Unocal Corp., Total, Stochastic Systems
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Award. Seismic Imaging Beneath an Unknown Overburden: Method Development and Evaluation on Synthetic and Real Data. September 1, 2005-August 31, 2007, total funding $101,462.00
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Award. Collaborative Research CMG: Imaging Earth Structure with Elastic Waves by Application of the Inverse Scattering Series. January 2004- December 2006, total funding $298,068.00
- SEG Distinguished Lecturer, Spring 2003, 38 presentations in 8 countries
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Research Program (A.R.P.) Award ($150k) in Earth Sciences for 2002—2003.
- Weglein, A. B., Keho, T. H., Secrest, B. G., “Method and apparatus for improved seismic prospecting.” (Wavelet estimation for a multidimensional acoustic or elastic earth) Assignees: Atlantic Richfield Company, B.P. Exploration, Inc., (1993) U.S. Patent No. 5,193, 077.
- Corrigan, D., Weglein, A. B., and Thompson, D. D. “Method and apparatus for seismic survey including using vertical gradient estimation to separate downgoing seismic wavefields.” (Estimation of the vertical gradient of the wavefield from the wavefield and wavelet) Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Co., (1991) U.S. Patent No. 5,051,961.
- Weglein, A. B., and Araujo, F. V., “Method of processing data representing energy passing through a medium” (Internal multiple attenuation in a multidimensional earth) Assignees: Atlantic Richfield Co. and GECO A. S., Filing Date, 13 Oct. 1994 in Great Britain, Patent Application no. GB94/02246, (patent issued 1998) US patent number
5,757,723.
- ARCO Technical Achievement Award (1997) Weglein, A.B., Corrigan D. and Miller D.H.
- ARCO Exploration and Production Technology Technical Innovation Award (1992) Weglein, A.B. and Young C.Y.
- ARCO Upstream Geoscience Conference, May 4–7, 1997, Santa Cruz, California,
Outstanding Presentation Award, Weglein A.B.
Invitations to Address us Congressional Committees
- Testimony of Arthur B. Weglein, “Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Supply R&D Program of H.R.6”, US House of Representatives’ Committee of Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee of Energy and Air Quality, April 29, 2004.
- Testimony of Arthur B. Weglein, “The New Ultra-deepwater and Unconventional Onshore Natural Gas and Oil R&D Program – Opportunities to Increase Domestic Natural Gas and Oil Production”, U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Subcommittee of Energy, December 2, 2003.
Invitations to Various Committees/Meetings
- Served on the DOE board in Washington, DC to help provide linkage between DOE, Basic Energy Sciences (BES) and Fossil Fuel Divisions for issues related to CO2 sequestration on March 12-13, 2008.
- Served on a review committee and wrote a report for the Idaho National Lab whose mandate was to provide an evaluation and set of recommendations for the INL management and the Director of Science, of the US Department of Energy, Nov. 27-28, 2007.
- Served on the Society of Exploration International Conference and Meeting and Technical Program Committee, 2007.
- Presently on the Board and Executive Board of the Research Program for Securing Energy for America, (RPSEA) that manages all DOE research funding in areas that relate to petroleum representing the University of Houston.
- Previously have been called to advise the Deepstar/RPSEA activity that is managing the off-shore petroleum exploration and production component of the RPSEA RFP and proposal evaluation and award process.
University of Houston/University of Houston Physics Department Committees
- Presently serve on the University of Houston Strategic Alliance.
- 2005-2007 member UH Physics Graduate Committee.
- 2007-presently member UH Physics Department Personnel Committee.
- Taught in the University of Houston-Rice University Outreach program with Director, Dr. Robert Dubois.
Invitations to Speak
- Presented seminars at Stanford University and the University of Texas.
Editorial Boards
- Journal of Seismic Exploration
- Journal of Geophysics & Remote Sensing
Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program
- M-OSRP is a top-tier industry supported research consortium supported by the major oil and service companies, world-wide