From April 2019, the annual EAGE Board elections will take place. This is an important opportunity for members to have a say in how the Association is run, so make sure you participate in the upcoming ballot.

The Board is responsible for developing appropriate policies to achieve the objectives of EAGE in the interests of its members. This year you can vote for candidates in four positions of Vice-President- Elect, Finance Officer, Publications Officer, and Vice-Chair OGGD, to be filled from June 2019. You can view the details of each candidate below, including a short video and biography. A personalized invite will be sent directly to your email with instructions on how to vote in the ballot in the coming days. 

Vice-President -Elect

Current EAGE President Jean-Jacques Biteau will stand down at the end of his team. Michael Pöppelreiter automatically succeeds him.

The Board proposes Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Orlowsky for the vacant position of Vice-President -Elect.

Exploration- & Engineering Geophysics of the DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Am Technolo-giepark 1, 45307 Essen,, Email:, Tel.: +49 201 172 1993

Dirk John Orlowsky is working since more than 25 years for the DMT GmbH & Co. KG (DMT-Group) in Germany. The DMT-Group provides interdisciplinary services in the fields of Explora-tion, Engineering, Consulting and Geotechnics in the markets Mining, Oil & Gas, Civil Engineering & Infrastructure and Plant Engineering.

Dirk John Orlowsky graduated from the Ruhr-University of Bochum in 1991, with a MSc. in Ap-plied Geophysics, where he worked on the application of seismic techniques in underground coal mines. His according PhD, which he finished in 1995, deals with the interpretation of seismic tech-niques in combination with a multitude of geophysical methods describing the “near surface un-derground” in detail. Within the DMT-Group initially Dirk’s main focus is concentrated on research works, especially for Mining Exploration and Environmental Geophysics. These works comprise underground and of above ground high resolution geophysical techniques for the “exact descrip-tion of the sub-surface”. Accordingly, Dirk manages national and international service projects for the application of high-resolution geophysical techniques in the fields civil engineering & infrastruc-ture, exploration of raw materials as well as the prospection of new repository sites. He is chairing the international geo-scientific societies “EEGS-ES” as well as the Near Surface Geoscience Di-vision of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) in the years 2000-2002, 2002-2004 and 2012-2014. He is active member of the German Geophysical Society (DGG), the Union of German Geo-Scientists (BDG), the German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP) as well as of the German Norming Committee (DIN 4020).



The Board proposes the current Secretary-Treasurer, Everhard Muijzert for the position of Secretary-Treasurer.

Personal Statement: 

Everhard Muijzert holds a Ph.D. (1998) and two preceding degrees in geophysics from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He joined Schlumberger Gould Research, Cambridge, U.K., in 1998 where he currently works as a Scientific Advisor in the Geophysics department. His current research focusses on further developing WesternGeco's seismic data processing solutions with a focus on utilizing his expert knowledge of seismic acquisition systems. He has also conducted research on other non-seismic geophysical methods. He is co-inventor on 20 patents and regularly publishes and presents his work. He received the Loránd Eötvös Award from the EAGE in 2005 for the best paper published in Geophysical Prospecting in the previous year. He was also co-recipient of a World Oil award 2009 for the DISCover broadband marine seismic technique. He is an active member of the EAGE and SEG. 


Everhard is an active member of the EAGE since joining in 2000. Everhard is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the EAGE, first elected in 2015 and seeking re-election for a third and last term. As Secretary-Treasurer Everhard has been working toward professionalizing the Head office during a period of large organisational changes and in a financial challenging time.  For the next term he intends to further strengthening the member representation in the association. The expansion of the EAGE into topics such as near surface geophysics, decarbonisation and mining is worthwhile while it is recognised that their financial drivers are different to the Oil and Gas industry. I will work with the various member groups and the head office in ensuring that these activities have a solid financial footing. 



Publications Officer 

The Board proposes the current Publications Officer, Ingrid Magnus for the position of Publications Officer. 

Personal Statement:

 I am the current Publication Officer for EAGE and I have been a member of the board since June 2017. 

The EAGE provides a crucial common forum where different disciplines interact, build links and learn from each other. EAGE publications are a significant tool for knowledge transfer within and between the geoscience and engineering disciplines and communities, and from theoretical to fully applied technologies bringing know-how to the common user. The membership expansion from roots in the European geoscience community to fully international makes the EAGE a catalyst for global transfer of technology and ideas.In the future I will continue to work towards greater interaction between the different communities within our association and with other associations.  The broad age spectrum allows two-way knowledge exchange ‘across the generations’. As publication officer I would work to incorporate all scientists in our diverse organization encouraging them in looking to the future to solve the challenges we will meet; environmental, geotechnical, resources and more. Specially, I will support and encourage our younger members to use their expertise to build the future strength of EAGE. 

I am a graduate of the University of Oslo with an MSc (1977) and a PhD (1984) in Geophysics. I have worked in the hydrocarbon industry since 1984 beginning with Saga Petroleum and are now working as a part time consultant. During my career I have focussed on many aspects of seismic geophysics including processing, interpretation, modelling, inversion, rock physics, time lapse seismic (4D) and also acted as a mentor for other staff. My main expertise is the application of advanced seismic methods in exploration and reservoir management. 



Vice-Chair -Elect Oil and Gas Geoscience Division

Caroline Jane Lowrey, chair, Oil and Gas Geoscience Division, will be at the end of her term of two years and will be succeeded by Michael Peter Suess who is currently the vice-chair of the division.

For this position there are two candidates: 

Erika Angerer

My vision for the EAGE is to be a platform to present and discuss for research results and for knowledge exchange among geoscientists and engineers that are involved in academic research, petroleum and mineral exploration and various areas of civil and environmental engineering.
It should be a networking place for academia and industry to meet and to foster the implementation of state-of-the-art research and new technologies. Businesses can market their products and connections can be made.
Further, the EAGE has also a mandate to support students and young graduates and to help them develop their careers in geoscience as well in industry as in academia.

The world energy consumption continues to grow. And The EAGE has an important role to play by providing a professional network that can keep up with meeting the energy and natural resource demands in a continuously changing world and under challenging conditions.
It will be my effort to keep creating opportunities for development in all relevant geoscience areas and to maintain the quality and the standards that EAGE is known for and has set for itself.



Lucy Slater

If elected as chair of the OGGD, I envision building on the EAGE objectives to promote innovation & technical progress across geosciences and related engineering subjects through integration and knowledge sharing across these disciplines whilst embracing new disciplines, such as data analytics. Cross discipline integration and knowledge sharing is one of the cornerstones for a vibrant future for geoscience and engineering especially as we move towards digitalisation. I would work with the Technical Committee to build on the current EAGE technical and publishing programme to encourage shared cross discipline topics at conferences, for a series of webinars and lectures and as well as publications. An easy way to encourage cross discipline knowledge sharing is to focus on a cross discipline problem e.g. shale. I hope that our community would be inspired to suggest additional shared topics. 

I would like to see closer collaboration with our sister associations so that local events for EAGE members become more frequent and easily available and would hope to encourage the EAGE to increase its use of digital media to advertise these events. 

As our sector evolves, I look towards the future landscape and believe that geoscience and engineering will still have an important role to play. I am passionate about early science education and would help the EAGE to develop an informal education programme bringing geoscience and engineering to school children to inspire future geoscientists and engineers and members of the EAGE.

I have been a geophysicist in the oil and gas industry for over twenty years. After finishing my PhD at Cambridge University, I started work at Amerada Hess in the 1996. In early 2001, I left AHL to join Shell at the Rijswijk Research Centre working on integrated reservoir modelling & quantitative seismic interpretation. I left Shell in 2004 to be a consultant geophysicist working for a series of small oil companies then staying with Atlantic Petroleum as Head of Geophysics. In 2013, I became an independent geophysics consultant again. Then 2016, I joined CNOOC where I work as a geophysical advisor. In my spare time I volunteer as a STEM ambassador teaching geoscience to school children through informal workshops. I am member of the EAGE, PESGB and GSL, where I served on Council and the Science Committee (2013-16).