Wiekert Visser

Wiekert Visser

Wiekert Visser (1948) obtained his MSc in geology /geochemistry at Utrecht University, and his PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He joined Shell in 1979 as research geochemist. After a few years, he changed disciplines to seismic interpretation and worked as an interpreter in Oman. In 1989 he became team leader of the Seismic Stratigraphy services group within Shell, subsequently moved on to head the geochemistry research effort and finished his career within Shell as Chief Geochemist for the company. During the years 1999-2003 Visser was Manager of Exploration and Field Evaluation at the State Oil Company of Suriname. In 2003 he established his own consultancy company "Cepex" (Consultancy and Education in Petroleum Exploration). In 1999 he was co-founder of EPTS, for which he has been serving as a director since 2003.