Curtis Ober

/Curtis Ober
Curtis Ober

Curtis Ober

Technical Staff

Phone: (505) 844-1846


Curtis Ober has extensive experience with seismic imaging, full-waveform inversion, verification, time-integration, and discontinuous Galerkin methods.

Additionally, he has a diverse background in computational dynamics, including computational fluid dynamics in the areas of shock physics, supersonic and hypersonic flow, and supersonic wakes.



    Collis, S. Scott, Curtis C. Ober, Bart G. van Bloemen Waanders, "Unstructured Discontinuous Galerkin for Seismic Inversion," Conference Paper, SEG International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting, October 2010.
    Ober, Curtis C., S. Scott Collis, "Large-Scale Seismic Inversion," Newsletter, Science Matters, September 2010.


    Ober, Curtis C, S. Scott Collis, Bart van Bloemen Waanders, Carey Marcinkovich, "Method of Manufactured Solutions for the Acoustic Wave Equation," Conference Paper, SEG International Exposition and 79th Annual Meeting, October 2009.


    Knupp, Patrick, Curtis Ober, "A Code-verification Evidence Generation Process Model and Checklist," SAND Report, July 2008.


    Bond, Ryan B., Curtis C. Ober, Patrick M. Knupp, "Measuring progress in Premo order-verification," Journal Article, Engineering with Computers, Vol. 23, pp. 283–294, Accepted/Published September 2007.


    Bond, Ryan B., Patrick Knupp, Curtis Ober, "Manufactured Solutions for Verifying CFD Boundary Conditions," Presentation, ASC Verification and Validation TriLabs Workshop, Livermore, CA, January 2005.


    Ropp, David L., John N. Shadid, Curtis C. Ober, "Studies of the Accuracy of Time Integration Methods for Reaction-Diffusion Equations," Journal Article, Journal of Computational Physics, Accepted/Published March 2004.


    Smith, Thomas M, Curtis C Ober, Alfred A Lorber, "SIERRA/Premo - A New General Purpose Compressible Flow Simulation Code," Conference Paper, AIAA 32nd Fluid Dynamics Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2002.


    Romero, Louis, Dennis Ghiglia, Curtis C. Ober, Scott Morton, "Phase encoding of shot records in prestack migration," Journal Article, Geophysics, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 426–436, Accepted/Published February 2000.


    1/1991-5/1994 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, PhD.
    8/1989-12/1990 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M, MSME
    8/1983-5/1989 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M, BSME



    Barnette, Daniel W, Curtis C. Ober, Patent, "Multiprocessor Computer Overset Grid Method and Apparatus," No. 6,519,553, February 11, 2003.


    Ghiglia, Dennis, Curtis C. Ober, Louis Romero, Patent, "Method of migrating seismic records," No. 6,021,094, February 1, 2000.


    Ober, Curtis C., David E. Womble, Louis Romero, Ron A. Oldfield, Robert Gjertsen, Award, R&D 100 Award, Salvo - Seismic Imaging Software, R&D Magazine, September 1, 1999.