Paul has over 30 years industry experience, is a self described signal analysis skeptic and is one of the prime movers behind the Unix Seismic Processing (USP).
Paul began his career in 1978, joining Amoco Canada's Tech Group under the tutelage of Bob Kallweit. After cutting his teeth on data processing and exploration problems in the Canadian west he transferred to Amoco International Oil Company in Houston Tx where he spent his time in the processing and interpretation of seismic and potential fields data over Amoco's holdings on the north and west coasts of Morocco. Paul and his family spent six unforgettable years from 1984 to 1990 working in Cairo, Egypt for the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Corporation, Amoco's joint venture with the Egyptian Government Petroleum Corporation. He provided the geophysical support for the drilling of some 40 wells, a mix of exploration, exploitation and water injection targets. As his Egyptian experience came to an end Paul successfully lobbied for acceptance to the fledgling USP crew at Amoco's Tulsa Research Center under the leadership of Dr. Paul Gutowski. He spent the last 17 years of his career with Amoco [and then BP] in the seismic triage department of the USP crew. Throughout that time he worked closely with Paul Gutowski, Greg Partyka and Mike Bush pursuing novel solutions to data problems that continually flooded into the team.
Paul is an avid astronomer, applying signal processing code and techniques to asteroid search. He is a telescope operator for the Houston Museum of Natural Science's 0.91m Gueymard Research Telescope at the George Observatory. Paul is a member of the Fort Bend Astronomy Club's A-Team which has discovered over 440 asteroids in the past 7 years.
Paul is a P.Geophysicist (APEGGA), an associate member of the SEG and a member of American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO).