Henry Timperley

Monarch Geophysical Services Ltd

July 2003 – Present: Senior Geophysicist

Henry joined MGS in 2003 initially in a marketing role to help expand the client base of the company. Since then he has been very successful in developing new clients and now primarily works as a Project Management and QC Geophysicist. He has worked on many complex land and marine 3D Pre-STMs and 3D Pre-SDMs where the objectives were the detailed understanding of the geology in the reservoir zone. The depth migrations have mostly incorporated anisotropy (TTI) and many involved merging multiple data sets including OBC data. Henry has also managed a number of marine acquisition projects. He has recently worked on a reprocessing project with BP where the main imaging tool was RTM. This work includes ensuring the data are suitable for AVO and Inversion studies which has been the goal of many projects. Henry recently managed a land reprocessing project which was the integration of 3D and 2D surveys to a final depth output – the differentiation of statics and depth imaging was a challenge.

Henry has worked with Prof. Roy White on Inversion Projects and put together a course with him for all Monarch employees. He has considerable expertise in Reservoir Characterisation projects.

Western Geophysical (March 1988 – June 2003)

October 2001 - June 2003: Product Champion; Kirchhoff Imaging

This role involved technical supervision and client presentation of time imaging capabilities, internal marketing, deployment, and training for new windows based software. Instigating internal bench-mark studies for subsequent client presentation. Also moving of depth imaging onto the new windows based software with associated user training. Monitoring competitors capabilities. Feed back cost assessments into the bidding process.

July 1992 - September 2001: Processing Supervisor

Areas of special interest and expertise:
3D time imaging North Sea and West Africa, Sub Basalt imaging Faroe Isles, 3D visualisation within processing, 4D studies Italian Adriatic, OBC data processing, integration of OBC and streamer surveys.

Technical marketing of 4D processing capabilities.
Technical marketing for multi client surveys coordinated with multi client sales teams. Routine price quotes and negotiation. Regular contributions to monthly technical seminars.

Project management skills:
Processing co-ordination of large - 3,000 sq. km surveys - across multiple processing centres, liaison with external/internal clients. Resource planning. Promoting and coordinating web-based communications to facilitate information distribution.

Data Management:
Designed and implemented a QA system for loading all multi client 3D surveys onto an automated data-base system. QA records incorporated into an On-Line processing report for all multi-client surveys.

March 1988 - July 1992: Processing Group Leader

Responsibilities included:

  • Managing a marine data processing group comprising up to five Geophysical Analysts
  • Organising assigned processing projects encompassing project planning, resource allocation, client communication and parameter testing
  • Ensuring that work is performed correctly, on schedule and that quality control procedures are followed
  • Extensive client contact including discussion of contractual agreements and the clarification of ISO 9000 based Q.C. procedures

GECO (Geophysical Company of Norway)

November 1985 - March 1988: Processing Group Leader

Sefel Geophysical

September 1981 - November 1985: Processing Geophysicist


Henry Timperley

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)1932 860118
Fax: +44 (0)1932 860106
Mobile: +44 (0)7788 423901
Email: henry@monarchgeo.co.uk


English, born 1959: married and in excellent health.


  • Bsc (Hons) Geology 2-1 Aberdeen University 1981
  • Membership of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain

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