Josef Paffenholz is technical coordinator for the SEAM CO2 project. He assumed this role after serving 4 years on the SEAM board of directors, 1 year as treasurer and the last two as chair. From 2002 until his retirement in 2019 he has been a research geophysicist at FairfieldNodal, where he and coworkers solved the longstanding problem of “Vz noise” on ocean bottom recordings. Other work included multiple attenuation and deblending and interpolation.
Before he led an international research team as technical director of an internal BHP research project on multiple attenuation and served as representative to the SMAART JV. While at SMAART he participated in introducing 3D SRME and multi-azimuth marine acquisition to the industry.
Dr. Paffenholz started developing seismic processing algorithms at HGS and later a Western Geophysical working on seismic event detection and OBC processing . Before he worked on laboratory rock physics at the Technical University Berlin and University of Colorado.
He holds 19 patents and has presented at numerous conferences.
Dr. Paffenholz received a diploma degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Technical University Berlin.