I found this old post written by Houstonenp that I thought was very interesting.
Houston says <Friends,
I apologize for a lengthy absence from this forum. I had been intending to post after reviewing the substantial data package posted recently on the FX web-site. First let me say that today�s news of the association of Mr. Hardman is of such large magnitude, I'm not certain words can describe it. Any petroleum engineer/geologist worldwide would have nothing but complete and utter respect for this gentleman. I have had the honor of meeting him on more than a few occasions in Europe and his reputation is absolutely stunning. His feats with seismic interpretation are astounding and his velocity techniques continue on today in the North Sea. Without his contributions 20 years ago, the North Sea would have likely been long since forgotten. I really cannot think of a larger endorsement that could be given to FX at this point. Mr. Gardner is also well known in UK circles and has a substantial knowledge base of the North Sea and specifically Poland. I can tell you that the Brits are always very concerned about their associations and reputations. The willingness to associate in any manner with this company speaks volumes about this story. I suspect today�s news will make the rounds of the geological community in short order.>