Ka Wai Helen Lau

Post-doctoral Research Associate (2010-present)

Department of Oceanography/Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University (position funded by Exxon Mobile and OERA, formerly OETR)

  • First arrival tomographic inversion (FAST) for Eastern Canadian margins: Nova Scotia margin and Orphan Basin margin
  • Layered tomography using RAYINVR algorithm
  • Ocean Bottom Seismometer data acquisition, survey planning and shipboard data processing
  • Crustal interpretations based on seismic and gravity modelling

Post-doctoral Research Associate (2006-2009)

Bullard Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge (position funded by Schlumberger)

  • Imaging of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and margin basin to beneath thick basalt sequence for potential reservoirs using low-frequency source.
  • Pre-stack depth migration using Omega2 and i2i.

Post-doctoral Research Associate (2005-06)

Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University

  • Two papers published in Geophysical Journal International.

Teaching Assistant (2000 & 2002)

Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University

  • Taught and written materials for seismic processing labs in Introductory Geological Oceanography classes of ~10 students

Laboratory Research Assistant (1996-97)

Department of Earth Science, the University of Western Ontario

  • Operated atmospheric and high pressure thermal conductivity apparatus

Summer Student Geophysicist (1997)

Petro-Canada, Calgary

  • Interpreted seismic data combined with well-log data for asset team project: the Sturgeon Lake Wabamun Top Structure and Porosity Study.
  • Presented results in report and seminar to experienced scientists in the company.

Field Deployment Crew (1996)

Geological Survey of Canada

  • Successfully deployed geophones and set up recording systems in remote area for the LITHOPROBE Western Superior seismic survey.