Dr Alan Mur - Senior Quantitative Interpretation Specialist - Ikon Science Training Tutor

Dr Alan Mur - Senior Quantitative Interpretation Specialist

Alan Mur is a geoscientist with over a decade of experience in geology, rock physics and geophysics and joined Ikon Science in 2014 as product geoscientist and a member of the quantitative interpretation team. Alan is now responsible for internal and external communications relating to software workflow needs, presenting case studies, software demos, technical explanations and solutions, product status updates, assistance with deploying new R&D technologies and technical QC of software improvements. Alan is also the Joint Impedance and Facies Inversion (Ji-Fi) trainer for the Americas.

At Ikon, Alan has worked projects on and offshore in conventional and unconventional environments across North America, South America, Africa and North Sea and has consulted on numerous projects globally as a reservoir characterisation and seismic inversion specialist using deterministic, stochastic and Bayesian techniques. He has expertise in contact and inclusion based theoretical rock physics as well as applied empirical and heuristic techniques. Prior to joining Ikon, Alan worked projects at production and research level with a focus on rock property modeling of heterogeneity, anisotropy, and attenuation and stress effects in clastic and carbonate systems. Through research with the U.S. Department of Energy, he has produced geological interpretations in conventional, tight and organic-rich reservoirs and has developed workflows for carbon sequestration and reservoir EOR monitoring projects using time-lapse (4D) seismic data, core measurements, digital rock data, borehole images, and petrophysical data.

Alan has a B.S. in Geology and English writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Geology with specialisation in Geophysics from the University of Pittsburgh.