The Cecil Green Enterprise Award was presented to Paul van Riel for his role in founding Jason Geosystems in 1986 and for overseeing its evolution from small start-up to industry leader in inversion and reservoir characterization technology. The complete background is given in van Riel's award citation on page 179 of this issue.

Jason existed as a private company for 15 years, with offices around the world, before being purchased by Fugro in December 2001. Thus, van Riel has viewed the modern geophysical business environment from virtually all points on the spectrum and, in this interview with TLE editor Dean...

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