Thomas L. Davis
Professor of Geophysics and Director
Reservoir Characterization Project

Office: Green Center 240D
Phone: 303-273-3938


Thomas L. Davis is currently a professor of geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines, where he teaches courses in seismic interpretation and integrated exploration and development. He is founder and co-director of the Reservoir Characterization Project, an industry-funded consortium, applying multicomponent seismic to improve hydrocarbon recovery. In addition to his teaching and research activities, he consults worldwide in the field of seismic interpretation. He holds a PhD in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, an MS in geophysics from the University of Calgary, and a BE in geological engineering, geophysics option, from the University of Saskatchewan. Memberships include SEG, AAPG and a host of other geoscience and engineering societies.

Selected Publications

  • Davis, T.L., 2007, Let’s get cracking: The leading Edge, February issue.
  • Davis, T.L., 2005, 4-D Seismic monitoring of a fractured reservoir, Weyburn Field, Saskatchewan: The Mountain Geologist, v. 42, no. 2, p. 45-52.
  • Davis, T.L., Benson, R.D., Ansorger, C. and Kendall, R., 2005, Time-lapse seismic study for tight gas sands, Rulison Field, Colorado: Nafta, v. 56, no. 11, p .407-410.
  • Pranter, M.J., Hurley, N.F., and Davis, T.L., 2004, Sequence-stratigraphic, petrophysical, and multicomponent seismic analysis of a shelf-margin reservoir: San Andres Formation (Permain), Vacuum Field, New Mexico, United States: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 81, p. 59-89.
  • Davis, T.L., Terrell, M.J., Benson, R.D., Cardona, R., Kendall, R.R., and Winarsky, R., 2003, Multicomponent seismic reservoir characterization and monitoring of the carbon dioxide flood at Weyburn Field, Saskatchewan: The Leading Edge, v. 22, no. 7, p. 696-697.