John W.C. Sherwood*, SverreBrandsberg-Dahl, JosteinLima,
Following two years in Radar with the UK Royal Air Force, John Sherwood studied Physics at Imperial College, London, this leading to a Ph.D. in Acoustics in 1956.
From 1956 - 1958 he
was a Post Doc.
Fellow at the National Research Council
of Canada. Basic studies in Seismology led to employment in 1959 at the California Research Corporation
, where he
was fortunate to be part of the 'Digital Revolution' and remain in it thereafter.
From 1969 - 1981 he was with Digicon, becoming V.P. Research while it expanded from 84 employees to around 1500.
In 1981 he
cofounded Geophysical Development Corporation
with Fred Hilterman and RegNeale.
Following its sale to Geokineticsin 1998 he became a principal in Applied Geophysical Services, subsequently helping exploit Beam depth migration.
Since AGS' acquisition by PGS in 2007, he
and son Kevin have remained at PGS and continue to innovate Beam technology.
is privileged to be an Honorary Member of GSH
Due to help from many colleagues he
is also fortunate to be the recipient of prestigious awards from SEG, including the Maurice Ewing Medal, the Kauffman Gold Medal, the Cecil Green Enterprise Award and Honorary Membership.