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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 9 - 11, 2020
Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

Technical Committee


Don Lawton

Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geoscience
University of Calgary

Don Lawton is a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary, and is the Director of the Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) of CMC Research Institutes Inc. A?Don has a PhD and a BSc(Hon) in Geoscience from Auckland University in New Zealand. His research interests include acquisition, processing and interpretation of multicomponent seismic data, seismic anisotropy, integrated geophysical and geological studies in complex geological settings, and in advancing monitoring methods for the geological storage of CO2. He is a founding member of the Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave Exploration Seismology (CREWES) at the University of Calgary and currently serves as an Associate Director. In 2013 he was appointed Director of CaMI for research into monitoring secure carbon storage in carbon capture and storage projects and he has led the development of a comprehensive field research station in southern Alberta for surface and subsurface monitoring technology development. Don has published widely in applied geophysics journals and has graduated 17 Ph.D and 55 M.Sc students in geoscience throughout his career. In 2007 he was awarded the University of Calgary Faculty of Science Excellence in Research Award. During his career Don has interacted with many industry professionals and in 2000 he was awarded the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Medal, the Society's highest Honor and he received Honorary Membership in the Society in 2014.