Huub Douma
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Huub Douma, Ph.D.

research manager

CGG - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Resume summary

I am a research manager at CGG in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I enjoy working together with a group of researchers and developers to develop new data processing tools used in seismic exploration. Previously I worked at ION Geophysical as both a research and senior research geophysicist. During my employment at ION I spent the majority of my time in Princeton University as a visiting researcher, working remotely from Princeton in Jeroen Tromp's seismology group. During my time at ION, I worked on various topics, e.g., finite-frequency traveltime tomography, microseismic imaging, deghosting, anisotropic parameter estimation, surface-wave dispersion inversion for near-surface shear-wave velocity estimation, and modeling and adaptive subtraction of surface waves in laterally and vertically heterogenous media. Prior to working at ION, I was a Hess research fellow at the Geosciences department at Princeton University where I collaborated with Tony Dahlen (passed away), Guust Nolet, and Ingrid Daubechies. I am an alumnus from the Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) at Colorado School of Mines, where I completed my PhD in 2006 under the guidance of Roel Snieder (a copy of my thesis can be found in the list of publications). Prior to my studies at CWP I was a research assistant in the Exploration Geophysics group at Utrecht University, and worked for Western Geophysical (now WesternGeco) as a field seismic analyst, data processing analyst, staff geophysicist and a research geophysicist.


Education

M.Sc. Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1996

Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, 2006

Hess Research Fellow, Princeton University, 2006-2008


Recent publications

  • Sylvain Masclet, Cyril Dolymnyj, Sonia Domont, Fabien Marpeau, Huub Douma, Mathieu Reinier, Improving pre-salt imaging through multi-layer horizon-constrained tomography – a case study in Brazil’s Campos basin, submitted to the 14th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sylvain Masclet, Sonia Domont, Cyril Dolymnyj, Hervé Prigent, Huub Douma, Mathieu Reinier (CGG), Mehmet Tanis (BP), The impact of broadband acquisition and processing on imaging Brazil’s deep water Campos basin, submitted to the 14th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Debora Mondini (CGG), Mehmet Tanis (BP), Yves Jacquot, Huub Douma, Sylvain Masclet (CGG), Processing for enhanced resolution to aid shallow hazard assessment: a case study in Brazil's Campos basin, submitted to the 14th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Luis Cypriano, Fabien Marpeau, Ricardo Brasil, Guilherme Welter, Hervé Prigent, Huub Douma (CGG), Max Velasques, João Boechat, Paulo de Carvalho, Claudio Guerra, Carlos Theodoro, Alvaro Martini, José Nunes Cruz (PETROBRAS), Improved imaging of pre-salt targets in the Santos basin off-shore Brazil through attenuation of inter-bed multiples, submitted to the 14th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • H.Douma, R. Kumar and J. Al-Kanderi, 2014, Rayleigh-wave filtering through phase-velocity dispersion inversion and modeling: application to north Kuwait 3D seismic field data, Expanded Abstracts of the SEG 84th Annual International Meeting, Denver, PDF

For a full list of publications visit the publications page.


Research Interests

My past and current research interests include adjoint tomography, surface wave inversion and modeling, passive seismic monitoring, seismic interferometry and reciprocity theorems, seismic anisotropy, multiple scattering, map migration, and coda wave interferometry, marchenko imaging.