175: Searching for the perfect digital twin of the seismic reservoir
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
1w ago
The seismic data set is a fundamental requirement for producing oil and gas fields. Reservoir modeling utilizing seismic interpretations drove insights into reservoir quality and performance, helping to understand the communication between reservoir units and wells, particularly in fields with many wells. Over time, technological advancements led to a reduction in the cost of reservoir modeling, while increased acquisition, processing, and utility of seismic data provided the means to drive innovation toward incorporating seismic. Today, 3D and 4D seismic data play pivotal roles in defining an ..read more
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174: From the beach to the reservoir - the power of microseismicity
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2w ago
Leo Eisner discusses his Honorary Lecture, "Mapping pore pressure with beach balls." The stress field of the Earth's crust has been studied for many decades as a part of seismology and geomechanics. Traditional stress inversion methods utilize focal mechanisms of earthquakes as this is typically the only data available at a regional scale and lower crust. With earthquake mechanisms, it's possible to reconstruct principal stress directions and a ratio of principal stress magnitudes but not the full stress tensor. However, combining data from reservoir injections and focal mechanisms from induce ..read more
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173: Why you need the Gravity & Magnetic Encyclopedic Dictionary
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
3w ago
Serguei Goussev discusses his new book, Gravity & Magnetic Encyclopedic Dictionary. This book contains more than 3,200 entries and presents a terminology-guided summary of the gravity and magnetic theory, measuring instruments, methods of data acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation for geophysical studies of the Earth and other planets. Terrestrial applications include engineering (karst and faults), geodesy, geothermal, groundwater, volcano, and global tectonic studies, CO2 sequestration, reservoir monitoring, exploration for oil and gas, rare earth elements, iron, gold, an ..read more
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172: Building the next generation of geoscientists
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
1M ago
GeoFORCE Program Director Dr. Leah Turner discusses building the pipeline for the next generation of geoscientists. GeoFORCE Texas received the 2022 Special Commendation Award at IMAGE. The program is a free K-12 outreach program designed to increase the number and diversity of students pursuing STEM degrees and careers, especially geology. Each summer GeoFORCE Texas takes over 300 high school students on spectacular geological field trips in Texas and throughout the United States. Taught by university faculty, research scientists, and area educators and mentored by professional geologists fro ..read more
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171: The global water crisis and how to stop it
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
1M ago
Paul Bauman discusses the inaugural Global Sustainability Lecture series, "A Strategy for Improving Rural Water Supply Development in Sub-Saharan Africa." Though 98% of the available freshwater in the world is groundwater, groundwater resources are not easily available in much of the world, where subsurface water is the only option. Today, more than 400 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in water insecurity, meaning they lack reasonable access to either sufficient quantities of water or water of acceptable quality. For rural populations, a direct consequence of water insecurity is food ..read more
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170: Improving lives with geophysics - A GWB Story
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
Professors Kirsten Nicholson and Klaus Neumann lead a Geoscientists without Borders (GWB) project to find safe drinking water for two communities in the Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. This country most famously is home to the world's favorite trekking destination - the Himalayans. Even though this area is popular with tourists, it struggles with adequate drinking water. Diseases due to unsafe water are some of the most common causes of death, with diarrheal disease accounting for 4.2% of the global burden of diseases. The situation is far worse in less economically developed, semi-arid mount ..read more
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169: The complexities of people and geohazards
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
November's The Leading Edge presents a selection of studies that gives an idea of the breadth of geophysics that aids in mitigating natural hazards, covering natural and induced earthquake phenomena and landslides. In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Heather Bedle and Chris Garneau explore public misperceptions of geohazards, the power of experiencing earthquakes, and ways to improve scientific communication with the public. Heather highlights a new tool that helps with one of the greatest seismic data limitations, and Chris breaks down the connection between people's concern about fu ..read more
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168: The necessity and benefits of mentorship
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
Cara Hunter and Teresa Santana discuss the value and importance of mentoring for geoscientists. In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Cara and Teresa highlight Mentoring365, a program that matches students and early career professionals with Earth and space sciences experts. They explain the need for this program, explore networking in 2023, and offer tips for first-time mentors and mentees. Cara and Teresa also elaborate on the two-way aspect of mentorship and how any professional can build their network. The conversation concludes with a reflection on how mentorship has influenced the ..read more
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167: Exploring other planets with geophysics
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
3M ago
Alexander Braun discusses planetary geophysics highlighted in October's The Leading Edge. This is the first special section dedicated to planetary geophysics in the 40-year history of The Leading Edge. And it's timely considering the many international activities evolving rapidly toward exploration of the moon, Mars, and other planets and the availability of exploration geophysics expertise within geophysical communities. This special section features five studies demonstrating applications of geophysical technologies and methods to support future planetary exploration missions. In addition, i ..read more
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166: Integrating digital transformation into your business
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
3M ago
Steve Darnell discusses digital transformation in the oil and gas industry, highlighted in September's The Leading Edge. Complemented by large volumes of usable data, the evolution of computational hardware and software creates new opportunities for technological innovation in the energy industry. Digital transformation adopts existing technologies (such as cloud services) and develops new technologies (such as machine learning applications) that improve business processes. In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Steve Darnell discusses how digital transformation improves business process ..read more
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