Etienne Robein graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Aéronautique et Espace and Ecole Nationale Supérieure Pétrole et Moteurs / IFP in Paris in 1973.
He started his career with Shell in The Hague, before joining Elf, now Total, where he has worked on operational, research and managerial assignments in France, Italy, the UK and Azerbaijan. His professional experience covers seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation. His last position with Total was R&D programme manager in Geology and Geophysics. Etienne now works as a free-lance tutor in Geophysics having set-up his own Company “ERT”.
Etienne is the author or co-author of several presentations in International Conferences, including the SEG, EAGE, WPC, AAPG, and Petroleum Geology Conference and contributed to the EAGE’s “Distinguished Lecture Programme” and “Education days”. In 2003, he published a text book on “Velocities, Time-imaging and Depth-imaging in Reflection Seismics”, and in 2010 a text book on “Seismic Imaging: A review of the techniques, their principles, merits and limitations”, which became best-sellers EAGE Edition. In 2015 and 2016, he recorded two EAGE e-Lectures on anisotropic VMB and RTM. Etienne was President of EAGE in 2000. He was also Chairman of EAGE’s Research Committee, member of the EAGE Award Committee and Europe’s representative at the SEG Council.