A conversation with John Smythe, Vice President, Technical Marketing and Sales at Fairfield Geotechnologies
John Smythe has 39 years of diverse industry experience working as a geophysicist for Amoco Production Co., BP and EOG Resources. He has been with Fairfield Geotechnologies for 21 years where he is currently Vice President of Technical Marketing and Sales. John has a B.A. in geology from Boston University and an M.S. in Geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
BRW: What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?
I hope attendees of the webinar will gain insight into how OBN technology is changing the way oil field operators and exploration companies are managing their risk. Nodes have been widely adopted for field development because of the accessibility and 4D repeatability that can only be achieved with nodes. However, new OBN systems with enhanced features bring significant advantages to exploration scale surveys as well.
BRW: What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?
I hope attendees will share their experiences with field development and how seismic technologies, of all types, have impacted their decision making. I believe the audience will gain an appreciation, from real experiences, how superior seismic data can dramatically affect and extend the life of their fields.
BRW: What do you enjoy most about your role?
I’ve been fortunate in my career to witness a true step-change in technology. I enjoy participating in the roll-out of new technology and seeing what the impact has been for our clients.
BRW: How did you get into the industry?
After I received my MS in geology I was recruited by Amoco Production Company to work as a geophysicist/interpreter in Houston, TX. I’ve spent my entire career in the upstream end of the oil and gas business.
BRW: Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
I love the cultural diversity of Indonesia and the people and food of Vietnam. I’ve had occasion to visit both countries and would welcome the chance to return at any time.
Join John Smythe who will present a webinar entitled ‘Revitalizing Mature Basins and Fields Using Scalable Seismic Solutions’ on 3PM London/10AM New York.