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PESA WA Technical December lunch talk- Upon reflection – a career in seismic

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Australia/Perth time)

$49.00 – $109.00

Guest Speaker(s): Phil Cook

Phil graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1976 with a BSc in pure mathematics. His first job was as a Junior Seismic Observer with Horizon Exploration, and thus began a life-long career in seismic. After nearly three years Phil moved in to seismic data processing, still working in the field, but with Geosystems, the precursor to the company Terrex. A severe industry downturn at the end of 1986 caused Phil to leave the industry for two years before returning in January 1989 as a Processing Geophysicist back with Horizon, who after a number of name changes became Fugro Seismic Imaging. Phil stayed with Fugro for 24 years becoming the MD of the processing group and, for the last 3 years, working as a Regional VP in Marine Acquisition (including the takeover by CGG). A short stint with DUG as Regional Geoscience Manager then followed before Phil joined Spectrum as Multi-Client Sales & Processing QC Manager for three and a half years, leaving there in February last year. Since then he has done some consulting for NZOG as well as engaging in his pursuit as a stand-up comedian.

Hosted with thanks to our Platinum Sponsors TGS:

And our Gold Sponsors DUG, Searcher Seismic,  Katalyst Data Management and PetroDip



PESA WA invites you to our Christmas technical luncheon on Thursday 17th December

“Upon reflection – a career in seismic

Presented by Phil Cook

For our PESA Christmas lunch this year our speaker will be Phil Cook. Phil has spent a career in seismic, from acquisition to processing then back to acquisition and processing again to ending up as a dodgy multi client salesman and now, having mostly retired from the industry, he has spent over two years as a stand up comedian.

Phil will give us a detailed in-depth analysis of the seismic industry and how it has evolved over the past forty years. Trends in technology, production and safety will be presented and discussed in the context of our current changing world, with special consideration for emerging alternative fuels. Or more likely… he’ll probably just tell some jokes.


Following the Lunch there will be networking drinks included in the ticket price.

Ticket Prices:

Member (Early Bird): $79.00

Concession Member [Retired, Graduate or Hardship] (Early Bird): $69.00

Student Member (Early Bird): $49.00

Non-Member: $109.00

Member (Non-Early Bird): $89.00.

Early bird pricing ends Monday 14th December  at 5pm (AWST). All ticket sales close at 5pm Tuesday.

Refund Policy: Refunds are only applicable if notified in writing to prior to the close of ticket sales.


Thursday, 17 December, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
$49.00 – $109.00
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    Pan Pacific Perth
    207 Adelaide Terrace,
    Perth, wa 6000 Australia
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    (08) 9224 7777

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