Comments from the President of the Dallas Geophysical Society

President's Message for September 2017

On behalf of the Dallas Geophysical Society, our thoughts and prayers are with our family, friends and colleagues that have been directly and indirectly impacted by Harvey. If you are honored to know any first responders or anyone that went out of their way to give their support physically and financially, please extend our thanks. The response across the state and country has been awesome. With this kind of support, I am sure everyone will bounce back stronger than before. I am sure there is a huge weight on everyone’s minds as to how they might be able to help. I am hopeful that our society leadership may be able to band together with other oil & gas societies to give some financial support.

To make good on that pledge, instead of the usual “free” first luncheon, we plan to give all proceeds from our September 2017 luncheon and HALF of our 2017 Golf Tournament profits to help those impacted in Houston area.

As for the rest of 2017, the events being planned by the Dallas Geophysical Society leadership are going to bring some excitement in these rough times in our industry. Between luncheons showcasing the latest research and technologies available to our industry, social and networking activities, like the Golf Tournament and Holiday Party, the balance of 2017 will provide possibilities for those looking to network as well as ways to add professional knowledge.

To start off our luncheons, we have an innovative first talk related to a “New RGB Processing Application for Seismic Data” given by John Young the Principal Geophysicist and Technical Coordinator at Schlumberger Geosolutions in Denver.

Please do what you can to help spread the word about our luncheons and activities and let’s make the second half of 2017 great!


Trevor Richards
President, Dallas Geophysical Society


Robert McReynolds, Geophysicist, Geologist, passed away February 19, 2017, at the age of 89 in Dallas, Texas. He was the son of Allen and Sallie Lou Tomberlin McReynolds. He was born in Tulia, Texas on December 18, 1927, but grew up in Muleshoe, Texas. Robert (Bob, Mac) served in the Army Air Force 1946-1949. He was stationed in San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Okinawa, Tokyo, and Chitose Japan. He worked for Atlantic Refining company 1952-1960, and then moved his family to Dallas, Texas. He worked for Geophysical Services Inc., Seismic Engineering, and Mobil International before founding his company, Seismic Exploration Consulting Services. Robert belonged to AAPG, Dallas Geological Society, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, and VFW. He never retired, but continued his passion for finding oil. Before passing away, he donated his seismic data, oil library, and office equipment to Oil Information Library of Forth Worth. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine Harrison McReynolds, son Kerry McReynolds (Karen), daughter Tracy McReynolds Hancock (John), seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one nephew, and three nieces. He is predeceased by his sister, Joe McReynolds Miller, and his niece Ginger Miller Scott.

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