Keynote Title: New seismic technology drives trends in land and offshore exploration
Senior Researcher and a Director of the Seismic Research Centre School of Geosciences, WITS
Musa Manzi is a senior researcher and a Director of the Seismic Research Centre in the School of Geosciences at WITS. He holds a BSc degree (2007) BSc honours degree (2008) and PhD degree (2013) in geophysics from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has more than 15 postgraduate students under his co-supervision. He has travelled extensively, providing invited workshops and lecturers at local and international conferences. He has collected a host of local and global awards for his internationally ground breaking work in reflection seismology, the latest being the first recipient of the 2016 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth and Oceans Science, which was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting held in December 2016 in San Francisco, California. In 2012, he won an international award from the American Society of Exploration Geophysicists for the Best Paper published in Geophysics journal; the award was presented in Houston, Texas, USA. He has published many research articles in some international science journals on the application of 3D seismics to hard rock and soft rock environments, which is central to Africa’s mining and oil and gas industry.