1999 Pioneering Technologies


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Marine Seismic

In July 1950, a patent was filed for a seismic technique which greatly increased the number of recordings taken from a single reflection point.  These multiple common depth point recordings significantly increased the clarity of the subsurface images by combining or stacking these recordings to reduce noise and multiple reflections.  The technique is recognized as one of the top innovations of seismic technology.  W. Harry Mayne at Petty-Ray Engineering (later Petty-Ray Geophysical) was recognized as having directed this development and many subsequent innovations that dramatically improved the recordings of seismic images.

Recognizing the pioneering efforts of the following people and companies who contributed to the development of this technology:

W. Harry Mayne
Petty-Ray Geophysical (Baker Hughes)