Shaun Taylor

Monarch Geophysical Services Ltd

September 2008 to Present: Senior Geophysicist

Shaun was promoted to a Senior  Project Geophysicist in August 2014. He supervises the acquisition and processing of 2D and 3D marine seismic projects. Since joining Monarch he has had lead responsibility for a number of major SNS 3D surveys, both the acquisition and Pre-SDM processing. He was responsible for management and QC a number of large 2D and 3D surveys between 2009 and 2013 in the frontier area of Greenland which presented many unforeseen geophysical challenges requiring his geophysical expertise to be used to the full. These Greenland surveys were all recorded with GeoStreamer. During 2010 and 2011 Shaun managed the acquisition and subsequent processing of 2500km2 of 3D seismic data from the South Atlantic (Falklands).

More recently Shaun has managed 2 major development 3D Pre-SDM projects off West Africa. These have required depth accuracies of <0.5% which has been challenging to get the processing contractor  to manage the updating whilst still retaining a geological realistic model.


January 2002 to September 2008: Processing Team Leader

Responsible for managing a team of geophysicists processing 3D seismic data using the most up to date seismic tools. He attended many courses on geophysics and management techniques.

Western Geophysical

November 1997 to December 2001: Project Geophysicist

Primarily working as part of the On Board Processing team on vessels acquiring data out of Houston. He gained a lot of experience of marine acquisition operations.


Shaun Taylor

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)1932 860118
Fax: +44 (0)1932 860106
Mobile: +44 (0)7771 547986


  • M.Sc. Marine Geophysics, University of Wales, Bangor
  • B.Sc. Environmental Geology, University of Wales, Cardiff
  • Membership of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
  • Membership of the SEG and EAGE

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