University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Bob A. Hardage

Dr. Bob A. Hardage

Dr. Bob A. Hardage

Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
  • Research Interests

    Multicomponent seismic technology 
    Seismic stratigraphy interpretation 
    Reservoir characterization 
    Acquiring, processing, and interpreting downhole and surface seismic data

  • Education

    B.S. Physics, Oklahoma State University, 1961

    M.S. Physics, Oklahoma State University, 1967

    Ph.D. Physics, Oklahoma State University, 1967

  • Professional History

    Bowling Professor of Exploration Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999–present

    Western Atlas International, Houston, Texas; Vice President of Geophysical Development and Marketing for Atlas Wireline Services, 1988–1991

    Phillips Petroleum Company; held positions of Geophysical Researcher, Supervisor of Seismic Interpretation Section, Director of Seismic Stratigraphy Section, Chief Geophysicist for Europe and Africa, Exploration Manager for Asia-Latin America, 1966–1988

  • Selected Publications

    Hardage, B. A., ed., 2000, Planning land 3-D seismic surveys: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Geophysical Developments Series No. 9, 204 p.

    Hardage, B. A., 2000, Vertical seismic profiling: principles: third updated and revised edition: New York, Pergamon, Seismic Exploration, v. 14, 552 p.

    Hardage, B. A., and Remington, R. L., 1999, 3-D seismic stratal-surface concepts applied to the interpretation of a fluvial channel system deposited in a high-accommodation environment: Geophysics, v. 64, no. 2, p. 609–620.

    Hardage, B. A., 1991, Crosswell seismology and reverse VSP: Castelnau-le-Lez, France, Geophysical Press, 304 p.

    Hardage, B. A., 1987, Seismic stratigraphy: Amsterdam, Elsevier, 432 p.

  • Selected Committees

    Editor, Geophysics, 1993–1995 

    Member, Executive Committee, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1993–1995 

    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 1995–1998 

    Member, Organizing Committee, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Development and Production Forum, 1990–present 

    Chairman, Technical Program Committee, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2001

  • Awards

    Certificate of Achievement in Hart’s Oil and Gas World’s Best of the Permian Basin contest in the Best New Technology category, April 1999

    Special Commendation Award (3-D Seismic Technology), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1998)

    Honorable Mention for Best Paper in Geophysics (1997 Technical Program Chairman, 71st Annual International Meeting of Society of Exploration Geophysicists

    A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award, Southwest Section AAPG, 2001

    National Defense Education Act Fellow (3 years)