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Fred Hilterman

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Fred Hilterman

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Professor / Distinguished Research Professor of Geophysics, Reflection Seismology

Professional Geophysical Eng. Degree: Colorado School of Mines, 1959-1963
Ph.D.: Colorado School ofMines, 1966-1970
UH Appointments; 1973-1983, 1999-Present

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Phone: (713) 850-7600 ext. 3318
fhilterman@uh.edu

Biographical Information

Fred J. Hilterman received a geophysical engineering degree and PhD in geophysics from Colorado School of Mines. He worked with Mobil from 1963-1973. In 1973, he joined the University of Houston where he was a Professor of Geophysics. At UH, Fred co-founded the Seismic Acoustics Laboratory (SAL). In 1981, he co-founded GDC. He was vice-president of development until 2003. Currently, Fred is a Distinguished Research Professor at UH. Fred is a longstanding member of GSH, SEG, EAGE and AAPG. His services to the societies include: associate editor for GEOPHYSICS; SEG and AAPG Distinguished Lecturer; 2001 DISC Instructor; Chairman of TLE editorial board; SEG Vice-President; and, both Technical and General Chairman of SEG Annual Meetings. Fred was the 1996-97 SEG President. He received the SEG Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award, the CSM VanDiest Gold Medal and Distinguished Alumni Medal, the SEG Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal, and Honorary Memberships in SEG and GSH.

Complete Publications

Technical Articles Published (SEG)

  • Hilterman, F. Van Schuyver, C. and Sbar, Marc, 2000, AVO examples of long-offset 2-D data in the Gulf of Mexico: The Leading Edge, 19, no. 11, 1200-1213.
  • Hilterman, F., Sherwood, J. W. C., Schellhorn, R., Bankhead, B. and DeVault, B., 1998, Identification of lithology in the Gulf of Mexico: The Leading Edge, 17, no. 02, 215-222.
  • Verm, R., Luh, L. and Hilterman, F., 1998, Significance of geopressure in predicting lithology: The Leading Edge, 17, no. 02, 227-234.
  • Verm, R. and Hilterman, F., 1995, Lithology color-coded seismic sections: The calibration of AVO crossplotting to rock properties: The Leading Edge, 14, no. 08, 847-853.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1994, Three-dimensional seismic modeling , in McDonald, J. A., Ed., Seismic physical modeling, 15: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 284-301. (* Reprinted from Geophysics, 35, 1020-1037)
  • Hilterman, F., 1990, Is AVO the seismic signature of lithology? A case history of Ship Shoal-south addition: The Leading Edge, 09, no. 06, 15-22.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1985, Three-dimensional seismic modeling: Geophysics, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 50, 1984-2001.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1982, Interpretative lessons from three-dimensional modeling: Geophysics, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 47, 784-808.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1975, Amplitudes of seismic waves - A quick look: Geophysics, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 40, 745-762.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1970, Three-dimensional seismic modeling: Geophysics, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 35, 1020-1037.

Abstracts Published (from SEG only)

  • Al-Otaibi, M., Marfurt, K., Zhou, H., Hilterman, F. and Kabir, N., 2001, Effect of velocity transition zones on the apparent polarization of ocean-bottom cable multicomponent data, 71st Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1253-1256.
  • Al-Otaibi, M., Marfurt, K., Hilterman, F., Zhou, H. and Kabir, N., 2001, Effect of Velocity Transition Zones on the Apparent Polarization of Ocean-Bottom Cable Data, 63rd Mtg.: Eur. Assn. of Expl. Geophys., Session: P178.
  • Al-Otaibi, M. and Hilterman, F., 2000, P-P and P-S amplitude observations pre- and post-critical angle, 70th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1931-1933.
  • Hilterman, F., Verm, R., Wilson, M. and Liang, L., 1999, Calibration of rock properties for deepwater seismic, 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 65-68.
  • DeVault, B., Davis, T. L., Tsvankin, I., Hilterman, F. and Verm, R., 1998, Multicomponent AVO analysis at Vacuum Field, New Mexico, Part I: Theory and data processing, 68th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 166-169.
  • Hilterman, F. J., Sherwood, J. W. C., Schellhorn, R., Bankhead, B. and Devault, B., 1996, Detection of hydrocarbons with lithostratigraphy, 66th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1751-1754.
  • Disiena, J. P., Parsons, B. E. and Hilterman, F. J., 1995, Two-term inversion from AVO to detect combined effect of porosity and gas in a Cretaceous sand reservoir, 65th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 111-114.
  • Verm, R. W. and Hilterman, F. J., 1994, Lithologic color-coded sections by AVO crossplots, 64th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1092-1095.
  • Disiena, J. P. and Hilterman, F. J., 1994, Density estimation from the sonic log: A case study, 64th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1096-1099.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1989, Is AVO the seismic signature of rock properties?, 59th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 559.
  • Watkins, J. S., Schneider, L., Hilterman, F. and Spencer, L., 1987, Interactive and conventional interpretation of seismic data from Eugene Island, South Marsh Island, and Green Canyon OCS area, offshore Louisiana, 57th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:POS2.10.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1986, Education and training - Research symposium: Technology transfer, 56th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:RES1.2.
  • Engelmark, F., Hilterman, F., Liang, L. C. and Burns, C. S., 1985, Relating seismic lithology to Gulf Coast petrophysics, 55th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:S10.1.
  • LaFehr, T. R., Dean, V. C., Davis, T. L. and Hilterman, F. J., 1983, Seismic and gravity modeling of the Mors salt dome, Denmark, 53rd Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:S4.8.
  • Sherwood, J., Hilterman, F., Neale, R. and Chen, K. C., 1983, Synthetic seismograms with offset for a layered elastic medium, 53rd Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:S14.1.
  • Nelson, H. R., Jr., Gardner, T. N. and Hilterman, F. J., 1981, Interpretation of physical model tank data with the raster segment generator, 51st Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:S18.7.
  • Morgan, T. R. and Hilterman, F. J., 1981, Three-dimensional migration velocity analysis in the space-time and space-frequency domains, 51st Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:S9.5.
  • Duffy, B., Jr. and Hilterman, F. J., 1980, Stratigraphic analysis of seismic goal models with different depositional environments, 50th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:G.31.
  • Owusu, K. and Hilterman, F. J., 1980, Velocity analysis over a 3-D curved boundary, 50th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:G.67.
  • Wu, W. J., Raz, S. and Hilterman, F. J., 1980, Evaluation of direct inversion techniques, 50th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:R.13.
  • Nelson, H. R., Jr., Hilterman, F. J. and Gardner, G. H. F., 1980, Introduction to interactive 3-D interpretation, 50th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., Session:G.29.

SEG General Articles Published

  • Hilterman, F., 1998, 1997 Presidential Address: An arsenal of silver bullets: The Leading Edge, 17, no. 03, 366-369.
  • Hilterman, F., 1998, Maurice Ewing Medal for T.R. LaFehr: The Leading Edge, 17, no. 03, 385-386.
  • Hilterman, F. and Bridges, R., 1997, President's page - Corporations behind education: The Leading Edge, 16, no. 10, 1372-1373.
  • Hilterman, F., 1997, President's page: The Leading Edge, 16, no. 11, 1562-1563.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1997, President's page - SEG's 1996 annual meeting: The Leading Edge, 16, no. 01, 8.
  • Hilterman, F., 1997, 1996 Award citations: Special Commendation for Robert E. Sheriff: The Leading Edge, 16, no. 02, 157-158.
  • Hilterman, F., 1997, President's page - New SEG programs and services: The Leading Edge, 16, no. 04, 320.
  • Smethurst, J. and Hilterman, F., 1997, President's page: The Leading Edge, 16, no. 07, 978-979.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1996, GRI? Who are you?: The Leading Edge, 15, no. 02, 113.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1996, President's page - On your mark, get set, go.: The Leading Edge, 15, no. 12, 1310.
  • Hilterman, F. J., 1996, President's page - Oil-finding tools of 1995-what tomorrow?: The Leading Edge, 15, no. 02, 80-82.
  • Hilterman, F. and Verm, R., 1995, Planning ahead for Houston 95: The Leading Edge, 14, no. 07, 760-761.
  • Hilterman, F., 1994, SEG 1993 Award Citations: Honorary Membership Citation for John W.C. Sherwood: The Leading Edge, 13, no. 02, 98-99.
  • LaFehr, T. R., Hilterman, F. J. and Davis, T. L., 1986, Focusing on continuing education: The Leading Edge, 05, no. 06, 35.

Books Published

  • Hilterman, F. J., 2001, Seismic amplitude interpretation, Seismic Amplitude Interpretation: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 235.
  • McDonald, J.A., Gardner, G.H.F., and Hilterman, F.J., (edited by), 1983, Seismic studies in physical modeling: IHRDC.