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Scott Morton

Hess Corporation
Manager and Global Geophysical Advisor
Houston
Scott Morton has 25 years of experience in computational and theoretical physics distributed between academia, the computer industry and the petroleum industry. Although originally trained as an astrophysicist, he switched to geophysics when he joined Shell in 1991 to do research and development in seismic imaging. Scott spent the next 7 years distributed between Shell, Thinking Machines, Cray Research and SGI, gaining expertise in both geophysics and computational science as well as earning an R&D 100 award. In 1998 Scott settled down at Hess Corporation and helped build one of the first Linux PC clusters used for seismic imaging. He has recently spearheaded the petroleum industry’s effort at doing seismic imaging on GPU (graphics processing unit) clusters. Scott currently manages the Geophysical Technology Development group in Hess Corporation’s Global E&P Technology department and is responsible for monitoring, adopting, developing and testing new geophysical and computational technologies.