Steven L. Roche received his BSc in Geophysics from the University of California, Riverside, in June 1978. He worked for Geophysical Service, Inc. (GSI and HGS) as an Area Geophysicist for the Permian Basin Region of West Texas.
In 1994, Steve returned to school, attending the Colorado School of Mines as a member of the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), studying multicomponent seismology and 4D applications for reservoir characterization. After receiving his PhD in 1997, Steve joined Output Exploration, the oil and gas exploration division of Input/Output, working on exploration projects and multicomponent applications within I/O. Output Exploration, LLC (OPEX) became an independent oil & gas exploration company in 1999 and Steve managed OPEX exploration efforts in the USA Mid-Continent region. Steve joined Veritas DGC in February 2003, specializing in multicomponent seismic in his position of Principal Geophysicist Multicomponent Applications Group.
Professional activities include the SEG, EAGE, CSEG, GSH and PBGS. He served as SEG VicePresident on the 1999-2000 Executive Committee and Associate Editor for Geophysics, Seismic Data Acquisition, 1994-2002.