Kester Waters

Kester Waters

SVP Services – Services

Managing Ikon Science’s Global Services business, Kester Waters leads our mission to help customers worldwide reach specific business goals by optimizing Ikon’s solutions and applying deep industry expertise. Kester is a geoscientist with 20 years’ experience in geology, geophysics and petrophysics. Since joining Ikon in 2004, Kester has been involved in over 200 interpretation projects spanning many of the world’s oil and gas producing sedimentary basins – involved in both operational and non-operational aspects of exploration and development drilling, determining workflows and techniques for the integration of geological and geophysical data and developing predictive models for drilling risk reduction. In 2016, Kester became Global Portfolio Manager of Ikon’s Reservoir software, responsible for product development. Prior to joining Ikon, Kester was an exploration geologist for Virgo Energy.

Kester has written numerous technical articles on seismic inversion and reservoir characterization and the importance of regional studies for successful exploration. In 2017, Kester was awarded Hart’s special meritorious award for engineering innovation for his contributions to the development of Ikon’s flagship Joint Impedance and Facies Inversion (Ji-Fi) software.

Kester has a MESci degree in Geology from Liverpool University and an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen, UK.


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