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A Life of Science and Adventure

A personal collection of Seismograph Service Limited photos

Party 140 Harugh-al-Aswad, Libya, 1982

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I'm Kelvyn Taylor, and between 1978 and 1984 I worked for Seismograph Service Limited (SSL), a UK seismic exploration company that sadly is no more, having been swallowed up by the oilfield services giant Schlumberger many years ago.

During my time there, I visited many different parts of the world, met dozens of great people and had some of the best times of my life. This part of my website is devoted to a collection of galleries of scanned photos that I've finally managed to organise. 

I've divided the galleries up by crew, and I've tried to include as much information about each crew as I can remember. In some cases, that's not very much, so if you can fill in any details, I'd be happy to hear from you - just send me a message (private if you wish) via my guestbook. As this is very much a work  in progress, check back often to see new or updated galleries - visit the News & Updates section to see the site history and also (just in case you're bored) check out the world news, technology and & sport headlines.

The title of this website comes from the legendary SSL advert in the Daily Telegraph - not sure whether it's apocryphal or not, but it certainly sums up what seismic was all about in those days.

I have recently revised the album section of the site to use the Coppermine gallery application, so please bear with me if there are any glitches or dead links. Once in the gallery, click the blue Home link at the top of each page (next to the 'Login' link) to return to this home page.


Oman 1978-79


Brunei 1979  

Abu Dhabi 1980  


Australia 1981-82




Libya 1982-84  




Ross Duncan's pics



Bruce's Corner



Mystery pics!



Bruno Ormrod's pics




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All photographic images on this website are copyright ©Kelvyn Taylor 2005, except where otherwise noted, and may not be used for any purpose without prior permission.

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