Meet the team
Scott graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Honors Physics. He spent 15 years with Schlumberger before joining Bell Geospace in 1997 as Operations Manager. Scott has been President of Bell Geospace since 2000.
After spending many years in Asia Pacific with Landmark Graphics, John joined Bell Geospace in 1997 to setup and run the EAME and Asia Pacific regions. He remains in the Edinburgh office and has responsibility also for the Business Development group worldwide.
David is an accounting and finance professional with 25+ years of experience in several industries including oil and gas, and environmental services. He earned his accounting degree from Texas A&M University, is a C.P.A. and started his career with EY.
Colm is responsible for the technical promotion and assessment of FTG applications company-wide, leadership ensuring high quality design and implementation of geoscience solutions, and mentoring and development of geoscience staff. He holds a PhD in geophysics from NUI Galway, Ireland and over 25 years of industry experience working FTG, gravity, and magnetic data solutions for Oil&Gas and mineral exploration projects worldwide.
Gaud is in charge of business development for EMEAA at Bell Geospace. Throughout her career as a geoscientist, Gaud worked on numerous and varied exploration projects in academia, mining and petroleum, and is passionate about integrating potential field and gravity gradiometry data into exploration workflows. Gaud holds a PhD in geophysics from the Université Denis Diderot.
Scott joined Bell Geospace in 2007 and worked in the field crew acquiring FTG and magnetics surveys for the next ten years, before transitioning to a business development role. Originally from an R&D engineering background, Scott assisted the development on some of the newer FTG prototype applications like shallow velocity modeling and drill hazards.
Mustapha started his career in wireline acquisition to seismic interpretation to well log analysis. The later years were spent in the Geosciences focused on Transient EM and FTG. He is now looking after Business Development for Bell Geospace in SE Asia. He graduated in Physics and Geology with a Masters in Geophysics from Purdue University.
Mark oversees Bell Geo's Air-FTG projects from inception to delivery, utilising over ten years' of geophysical survey experience in both seismic and potential fields. He manages the coordination between sales and geoscience teams, ensuring each stage of the project meets our stringent quality control criteria.
Srinivas has 26 years’ industry experience in the Mining, Hydrocarbon and CBM exploration covering a wide range geological setting, stages of development and geographic environments. His particular interest is the integration of Geoscientific data sets to prioritize Oil, Gas and Mining targets.
Responsible for all global logistics and HSE management, Scotty Morrison-Smith has been with Bell since 2012 following 17 years as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force Logistics Branch. With a background in logistics, safety, aviation, dangerous goods and working overseas in often austere environments, he is ideally suited to organising survey operations around the world. Scotty is a member of the International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association (IAGSA) Technical Board.
Roy is an experienced geologist with 12+ years in the petroleum industry, a Masters in Geoscience (RHUL, 2007) and a Masters in Reservoir Evaluation & Management (Heriot Watt, 2010). He has worked with geology all the way from centimetre-scale sedimentology, to reservoir and basin scale; using petrophysics and borehole imaging, to geophysics, GIS and geomodeling. He is currently responsible for client liaison, survey management and promoting Bell Geospace's FTG technology across the SE Asia region.
James Brewster, PhD, is a Physicist, Applied Mathematician and Software Engineer with more than two decades of experience working with gravity gradiometer data. He is responsible for inventing and developing processing and interpretation methods for Bell Geospace. He has authored four patents related to gravity gradiometry. He holds degrees from the University of Bristol and the University of Tennessee and was awarded post-doctoral research positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Center for Physical Acoustics.
Alan is a SME in potential fields and has been involved with integrated interpretation of potential field data since 2004. His global experience varies from mega-regional to prospect scale projects, primarily in areas where seismic imaging falls short in efforts to assess geometry risk. His specialities include 2D and 3D inversion and magnetic depth methods.
Malcolm Destro is in charge of the processing of FTG, gravity and magnetic datasets. He holds a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Edinburgh and has 10+ years' experience with various geophysical solutions for hydrocarbon exploration and site investigation.
Christopher Bellamy has worked on magnetic, gravity, and gravity gradiometry projects since 2004 as a processing geophysicist and an interpreter. He attended York University in Canada (BSc 2001) and completed a Masters degree from the University of Leeds (MSc 2014).
Richard is responsible for producing 2D and 3D geological interpretations of FTG data, integrating FTG data with other geophysical solutions and aiding development of approaches and tools to expedite and improve interpretation workflows and deliverable products.
Liam is an experienced field geologist with over five years' experience working in surface and subsurface geological investigations. He graduated with two Masters degrees from the University of Durham (2012) and the University of Oulu (2018), specialising in applied geochemistry, field mapping and 3D modelling. Worked in gold mining as an exploration geologist and at a remote sensing company utilising various remote sensing techniques. Now at Bell Geospace, Liam provides QA/QC for various projects, liaises with clients and plans survey designs.
Ikhsan is a geoscientist with seven years' experience working in the oil and gas exploration industry with various geophysical and geochemical exploration techniques and technologies. He holds a Bsc in Geology from The National University of Malaysia. Ikhsan is currently responsible for survey design, data quality control and daily reporting for Air FTG and magnetic survey in the Asia Pacific region.
Katherine is a geoscientist with over five years’ experience working at Bell and processing gravity gradiometry data. She specializes in QC, reporting, and survey planning for the Americas and graduated from the University of Houston with degrees in mathematics and geophysics.
Zachary holds an MSc and BSc in Geophysics from the University of Houston (2019) and Texas A&M University (2017), respectively. His key responsibilities include processing full tensor gravity (FTG) and airborne magnetics datasets, improving data processing methodologies, and serving as an honorary member of the software development team. Zachary's fields of interest include potential field geophysical methods, computational geophysics, and scientific computing.
Ayu Zainal Abidin manages marketing and communications for Bell Geospace in the SEA region. She joined Bell Geospace in 2019 and has more than 18 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry. Her work requires close interaction with clients and her communication and interpersonal skills makes this work both successful and rewarding.
Julianne is based in the Edinburgh office and is responsible for global marketing initiatives, public relations and community liaison. Prior to joining Bell, Julianne spent a decade with Ikon Science where she developed a passion for promoting leading technology in the geoscience industry. Her early career was spent with top London advertising agencies representing Procter & Gamble's FMCG products. Julianne holds a B.A (Hons) marketing degree from Brighton University in the UK.