Vice President - North America Data Acquisition
Mr. Riley has more than 20 years of experience in the seismic and oil field services industry. He began his career with Western Geophysical as a seismic Party Chief in Venezuela. Additional international positions include assignments in Argentina, Gabon, Mexico, Nigeria and Trinidad. He held a number of senior management roles within Western Geophysical, including General Manager for Applied Technology, General Manager of Western Hemisphere Marine Operations, and General Manager of Marketing Research & Strategic Planning. While with Schlumberger, he served as assistant Marketing Manager for the Drilling & Measurements segment.
A key member of Western Geophysical's senior management team, Mr. Riley directed the regulatory approval process that lead to the creation of WesternGeco, the seismic services joint venture between Schlumberger and Baker Hughes. Upon creation of the JV, he was named Area Manager of WesternGeco's North & South America business unit.
Mr. Riley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines with minors in Geology and Computer Science, and an MBA from Rice University.