My experience in the oil and gas exploration industry includes over 30 years in acquisition, processing, interpreting and marketing geophysical data including: work with computer systems ranging from personal to mainframe, writing reports and computer programs, research, field work, and worldwide travel.

Prior to founding Bird Geophysical, I established and managed an affiliate office in Houston for Aerodat Inc., an international airborne geophysical survey company. I was the Chief Geophysicist for World Geoscience Inc. (Americas), another international airborne geophysical survey company. I have also been a Geophysicist with Marathon Oil Company, Digicon Inc., and Aero Service Division of Western Atlas International Inc.

Interpretation experience includes analyses of gravity and magnetic data over sedimentary basins world-wide including crustal sags, rifts basins, passive margins, foreland basins, and ocean basins.

I served in the US Army, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion, as an Image Interpreter specializing in interpretation of various imagery formats including SLAR (Side Looking Airborne Radar) and infrared.

My professional affiliations include: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Geophysical Union (AGU),  European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Geological Society of America (GSA), Geopysical Society of Houston (GSH, past Editor and past Chair - Potential Fields Group), Houston Geological Society (HGS, past Chairman, International Explorationists Group), National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG, past Chair - Gravity and Magnetics Committee).

I earned BS, MS and PhD geophysics degrees at the University of Houston.


The mission of Bird Geophysical is to interpret gravity and magnetic data, on both proprietary and speculative bases.

Geologic principles and examples underpin the best gravity and magnetic data interpretations. Therefore I prefer to have access to all available geophysical and geological data, as well as current literature for a study area, while interpreting.

Interpretation techniques include depth-to-magnetic source analyses, trend and lineament analyses, modeling, and anomaly enhancement. Modeling includes 2D and 3D forward and inverse methods. Application of these techniques are covered in two articles I wrote for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Explorer in May and June, 1997 (see Publications). For a discussion and my perspective on several topics specific to interpreting gravity and magnetic data for petroleum exploration, see Issues.

Since founding Bird Geophysical I have completed proprietary interpretations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. I am also full or partial owner of non-exclusive Projects.

I am available for any scale project over any part of the world. Please contact me at: