b'Keynote speakersAEGC 2023AEGC 2023: Keynote speakers Prof Tariq A. Alkhalifah, Professor in the Physicala candidate for Director at Large (2022). Sandeep works actively Sciences and Engineering Division at KAUST to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.Jon Cocker, Manager of Geophysics, Beach EnergyTariq A. Alkhalifah is a professor in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division. He joined KAUST in June 2009. Before he joined KAUST, Alkhalifah was research professor and directorJon Cocker is the Manager of Geophysics at Beach Energy. of the Oil and Gas Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City forHe started his working life as a mathematics teacher before Science & Technology (KACST). Previously, he held the positionsswitching to geophysics, gaining a MSc in Geophysics from of associate research professor, assistant research professor,Curtin University in 1998. Jons oil and gas career began as a and research assistant at KACST. From 1996 to 1998, Alkhalifahdata processing and QI geophysicist at WAPET in Perth, prior to served as a postdoctoral researcher for the Stanford Explorationmoving to the US in 2001 with Chevron, returning to Australia Project at Stanford University, United States. He received thein 2017. Throughout his career Jon has had a particular interest J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Explorationin testing new acquisition and processing technology and Geophysicists (SEG) and the Conrad Schlumberger Award fromoptimising seismic acquisition design to improve seismic data the European Association for Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)quality while minimising the impact on the environment and in 2003 and was an Honorary Lecturer for the SEG in 2011.stakeholders.Alkhalifah is a member of SEG and of EAGE. Alkhalifah received his doctoral degree in geophysics and his masters degree inPresentation theme: A seismic source field trial in the Bass Strait: geophysical engineering, both from the Colorado School oftesting the impact of several different source configurations on Mines, United States. He holds a bachelors degree in geophysicsgeophysical quality, received sound and direct impact on scallops from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudiand lobsters.Arabia.Presentation theme: A new paradigm for seismic data processingBert De Waele, Principal Geologist, Fortescue Metals using machine learning. GroupSandeep Chandola, Head (Geophysics) at PETRONAS ExplorationBert is a structural geologist, currently working in the Global Project Generation team at Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG). The first part of his career was focused on academic work in the fields of tectonics, geochronology and palaeogeography, Sandeep is currently leading a team of 130 plus geophysicistscombined with extensive regional mapping as part of the supporting the exploration, development and new energyZambian and then the British Geological Surveys. His work business in PETRONAS. He has spent more than 37 years inin Zambia culminated in a PhD from Curtin University on the the oil & gas industry in various technical and leadership roles.tectonics of the basement to the Central African Copperbelt. In Sandeep has championed the deployment of cutting-edge2006, Bert joined SRK Consulting in Perth to provide structural geophysical technologies globally for PETRONAS and ledmapping support to exploration and mining companies across strategic talent development initiatives. He is an IPTC boardthe world. He joined FMG in 2020, where he is involved in member, SEGs APAC chair, recipient of the National Petroleumdeveloping a global exploration portfolio, focusing mostly on Management Award (India), SEG Honorary Lecturer (2014) andAfrican opportunities.67 PREVIEW FEBRUARy 2023'