Phil Christie Wins Schlumberger Award

Phil Christie, a former Bullerwell lecturer, has won the Conrad Schlumberger award of EAGE. For more information see

The citation reads:

Phil Christie is a geophysicist with a rare and impressively broad understanding of both geology and geophysics. His widely-disseminated research has had a lasting impact on sedimentary basin subsidence analysis and reservoir science. Phil has had an outstanding career in Schlumberger since 1972, with a break for PhD and post-doctoral research at Cambridge, 1975-1980, and secondment to BP Exploration, Aberdeen, 1996-97. Since 2000 Phil has been Scientific Advisor at Schlumberger Cambridge Research. Underlying many of his major achievements are his innovations in instrumentation, data acquisition and data processing and his collaboration with academia.
Among his numerous achievements we mention three. His 1980 JGR paper with John Sclater on the mid-Cretaceous subsidence of the North Sea become a standard reference for basin modelling studies with almost 2000 citations. Phil jointly coordinated the BP-Shell-Schlumberger time-lapse seismic project in BP’s Foinaven field, which quantified the repeatability of seismic data from both towed streamer and the first working seabed array, demonstrating the ability to monitor fluid flow and pressure changes in the reservoir following production. After the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami, Phil helped design and implement a deep seismic experiment offshore Sumatra, which for the first time allowed the subducting plate to be imaged down to 50 km depth, leading to 5 PhDs and 15 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
For his outstanding ability to enhance the understanding of earth properties through scientific research and innovative geoscience technologies, his exceptional expertise in geophysics, reservoir science and geology, his advisory and leadership role in the scientific community and his lasting impact on the understanding of petroleum systems, EAGE is delighted to present the 2018 Conrad Schlumberger Award to Phil Christie.



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