Maurice Nessim

Maurice Nessim

Maurice Nessim, President of WesternGeco, is also the Chairman of the IAGC Board and Foundation Board Member of the SEG. With over 30 years of oil and gas industry experience in various management and technical positions Maurice has BS and MSc degrees in physics and geophysics and has won several prestigious awards and patents. He authored and co-authored over 25 papers that have been presented in various international conferences. He has been an SEG Active Member since 1991 and is a member of the EAGE, SPE and AAPG. In 2014, he was the SEG Director at Large and in 2017 was elected as board member for the SEG foundation and was named chairman of the IAGC in 2017. Maurice has been leading the World’s leading Geophysical exploration company since 2015. His current responsibilities include the development and implementation of the corporate vision and strategies associated with geophysical business. His visionary outlook positioned WesternGeco as the partner of choice in Mexico’s sweeping energy reform. His technology innovation leadership brought world-class IsoMetrix* marine, UniQ* land, Omega* data processing and Inversion advanced technologies to the industry for unrivaled subsurface imaging in any environment. Today he is pioneering WesternGeco’s progressive transformation into an asset-light business, built on WesternGeco’s leading position in multiclient, data processing and geophysical interpretation services. Implementing a vision that capitalizes on WesternGeco’s digital technology and digital assets to accelerating hydrocarbon discovery.