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Alistair R. Brown is a Consulting Reservoir Geophysicist working out of Dallas, Texas, but with clients spread over the World. His specialties are interpretation of three-dimensional seismic data for understanding oil and gas reservoirs, stratigraphic interpretation, the meaning of seismic amplitude, optimum use of interactive workstations, use of color, seismic attributes, and seismic reservoir identification and evaluation. He spends much of his time teaching seismic interpretation methods and advising on interpretation problems worldwide.

Alistair graduated from Oxford University in England, having attended The Queen's College, and has over 45 years of geophysical industry experience. He has been using 3-D seismic data since 1975 and interactive workstations since 1980. He has developed many new interpretation methods and is a widely-published author in his field. The Seventh Edition of his book Interpretation of Three-Dimensional Seismic Data (AAPG Memoir 42 / SEG Investigations no. 9) was published in 2011 following previous editions in 2004, 1999, 1997, 1992, 1989, and 1986.

On October 1 2006, Alistair was awarded Honorary Membership in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a major honor following 40 years distinguished service to the profession. The citation written by James Robertson is included on the BIOGRAPHY page. In June 2009, he was presented the Distinguished Service Award of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  Alistair also won the SEG Best Presentation Award in 1975, was AAPG Distinguished Lecturer in 1988-89, SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 1991, Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Distinguished Lecturer in 1994, and he was the first Joint AAPG/SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 1999-2000. In 1998 Alistair was awarded SEG's Special Commendation Award for his work in developing and teaching 3-D methods. He is an honorary member of Dallas Geophysical Society and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

The Seventh Edition is now published