2017 Industry Pioneer


Dr. Robert H. “Bob” Stolt is recognized for his contributions to geophysical technologies including f-k migration commonly known as the ‘Stolt’ migration and other applications of physics scattering theory to the inverse seismic problem. Bob earned degrees in math and physics from the University of Wyoming, then completed his graduate work in 1970 at the University of Colorado with a PhD in Theoretical Physics. He held management positions at Conoco through most of the 1980s-90s while continuing his research and publishing. With the formation of ConocoPhillips in 2003 he helped set up the ConocoPhillips Technical Advisory Board, a team of senior technical advisors. Bob’s recognition includes the SEG Reginald Fessenden Award, Honorary Membership in SEG and GST and the prestigious DuPont Lavoisier Medal recognizing great technical and creative accomplishments and contributions which resulted in a measurable business impact of enduring significance. He retired from ConocoPhillips in 2004 after 33 years of service.

Born: 21 October 1944, Oakland, CA

Wyoming University, BS Math & Physics 1966
Colorado University, PhD Theoretical Physics 1970