Company Vision

To revolutionize subsurface understanding for the Oil and Gas industry through innovation. Initially we are developing a complete velocity estimation and imaging workflow based on the two-way wave-equation to solve imaging challenges for the high-end of the market such as for sub-salt fields in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.

Mark Roberts and John Swinbank

Waveseis was set up by two Physicists and alumni of the University of Oxford. After graduating with an MPhys from Oxford, Waveseis CEO Mark Roberts received an MSc from Durham University followed by a PhD from IPG Paris, both in Geophysics. His research focused on elastic full waveform inversion. For five years he worked for BP in Houston, first as part of the Advanced Seismic Imaging R&D Team then, later, on the Atlantis Sub-Surface Team, one of BP’s largest fields in the Gulf of Mexico. He has extensive experience of a wide variety of geophysical techniques including velocity estimation and imaging.

Waveseis CIO John Swinbank obtained a DPhil in Astrophysics from the University of Oxford before moving to Amsterdam as part of the team working on LOFAR, the world’s largest and most data-intensive radio telescope. He combined an understanding of astronomy with expertise in sofware development to drive forward the development of the telescope as lead developer and project manager for LOFAR’s transient detection and response system. He chairs the International Virtual Observatory Alliance’s Time Domain Interest Group and is a technical advisor to the Square Kilometre Array Transients Science Working Group.

At Waveseis, we believe that some of the greatest opportunities lie in the application of the latest developments in high performance scientific computing and the incorporation of new algorithms from the astronomical world to tackle the imaging challenges faced by the Oil and Gas industry.