Payson Todd

Payson Todd


Originally from: Falls Church, Virginia
Degree Program: PhD Geophysics




I received my Bachelors in Physics from Rice University followed by a Masters in Geophysics from The University of Texas. My thesis advisor was Dr. Milo M. Backus and my research focused on Isolation display and interpretation of offset dependent phenomena in seismic reflection data.

I recently retired after 28 years as a geophysicist with ExxonMobil where I specialized in quantitative geophysics in Exploration, Production and research in a variety of global settings.

I am active in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists where I currently serve on the Committee on University and Student Programs (CUSP), the CUSP Travel Grant Subcommittee and the Advisory Committee for the SEG/Halliburton EVOLVE early career education program.


I am interested in reservoir characterization through integration of multidimensional seismic data. These data include amplitude vs. offset (AVO), multi-component, wide azimuth and time lapse (4D) along with related transforms and attributes. In RCP I will be applying these interests to the Wattenberg project.


I am currently restoring a 100-year-old house on 20 acres in Evergreen, Colorado. In addition I am a professional photographer specializing in offbeat landscapes. 


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