#220: Revealing Lost Legacies with Geophysics (Rob Stewart & Jim White)
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2w ago
"The respect and honor that we give to our predecessors really indicate what kind of character we have." This episode explores the first Geoscientists without Borders project in the United States. Host Andrew Geary speaks with the project lead, Rob Stewart, and SEG Executive Director Jim White about using the power of geophysical techniques to uncover and restore forgotten African American cemeteries. Listeners will be intrigued by the discussion on the various geophysical methods employed to detect these hidden graves, from ground-penetrating radar to metal detectors. The episode also address ..read more
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219: The Secret to Succeeding as a Teacher (Roel Snieder)
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
3w ago
"The challenge is to really bring your heart into the classroom, show up as a person, show up with care." Dr. Roel Snieder discusses how to excel as a teacher (and professional) using the Teaching with Heart practices. In this unique and encouraging episode, we explore the Teaching with Heart project. Roel makes the case for creating a more nurturing and loving educational environment. This episode examines if and how the heart can play a role in mathematics, physics, and geophysics. Roel challenges the notion that teaching to outcomes is the sole purpose of education, advocating for a balance ..read more
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218: Innovations in Fault and Fracture Imaging (Molly Turko)
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
1M ago
"Faults and fractures are not necessarily good or bad, but it's important to really understand them." Dr. Molly Turko discusses March's special section on imaging faults and fractures in The Leading Edge. In this compelling episode, host Andrew Geary and Molly dive into the murky depths of the Earth to unravel the enigmatic nature of faults and fractures. Molly sheds light on the crucial role of imaging these hidden networks in understanding their impact on production, injection, and completions. With a clear message that faults and fractures are neither inherently good nor bad, this conversat ..read more
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217: Advancing Subsurface Knowledge Through Microseismic Insights (Joël Le Calvez)
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
1M ago
"The value is not in the measurement per se. It is in the ability to integrate this measurement with everything else that we have access to." Dr. Joël Le Calvez discusses January's special section in The Leading Edge on microseismic monitoring. Joël shares how recent technological advancements and pressing societal concerns, like climate change and sustainability, are pushing microseismic monitoring to the forefront of geophysical research. This conversation explores the complexities of integrating microseismic data with other geophysical and geologic information. Joël discusses the intricacie ..read more
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215: Strengthening Diversity in the Geosciences w/ Dr. Isaac Crumbly
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
1M ago
"I've learned much more from my mistakes than I ever learned from my successes, because it was my mistakes that helped me to have successes." Meet the man behind the mission to diversify the energy sector. Dr. Isaac Crumbly shares the journey of the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) at Fort Valley State University, a program designed to pave the way for African American students into the energy industry. Dr. Crumbly has been pivotal in diversifying the energy industry's workforce since 1983. Dr. Crumbly's innovative approach recognized the value of internships and strategic partn ..read more
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214: The Untapped Potential of the Earth's Hidden Commons w/ Iain Stewart
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
"I think that selling this idea that if you become a geoscientist in the 21st century, the frontier is not up there in the sky, but is down there underneath your feet." In this thought-provoking episode, expert geoscience communicator Iain Stewart opens our eyes to the "hidden commons" of the subsurface. Iain challenges us to rethink our relationship with the subsurface, drawing parallels between the allure of space exploration and the untapped mysteries of our planet's depths. He shares the greatest value of geoscientists and why studying geology is important. Listeners will be captivated by ..read more
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213: Hidden Hazards – The Orphaned Well Dilemma
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
"With the magnetic method, you can say with some certainty that it will locate more than 90% of the existing wells. The grand challenge for locating abandoned wells are these wells where the casing has been pulled." Richard Hammack discusses the December special section in The Leading Edge - orphaned and abandoned wells. When we think about the environmental challenges we face, orphaned and abandoned wells might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, as this episode reveals, the issue is far more widespread and impactful than many realize. Richard expertly navigates us through the ..read more
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212: Examining 5 Unconventional Borehole Seismic Techniques
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
"The challenge is to learn and be aware of new techniques and applications and apply them." Eduardo Corti discusses his Honorary Lecture, "Unconventional Borehole Seismic Techniques." Unconventional borehole seismic services encompass techniques that go beyond conventional seismic methods. With over eight decades of classical seismic methods shaping our understanding, Eduardo introduces listeners to the newer techniques that have emerged in the past 15 years, which promise greater detail and higher resolution insights into reservoir properties. While these techniques may be less familiar to ge ..read more
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211: Connecting the Energy Transition to Societal Engagement
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
2M ago
"How do we move towards a greater societal understanding of what's required to achieve the goals of decarbonization? Building a sustainable society requires everybody, all the citizens, to do a whole bunch of different things, many of which are minor." Murray W. Hitzman, the Director of iCRAG, highlights the energy transition and how to communicate it with the public. iCRAG is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre in Applied Geosciences hosted by University College Dublin. In this episode, we explore Ireland's energy and sustainability challenges. With Ireland's advantageous position ..read more
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210: Unveiling Seismic Secrets - Inside Machine Learning's Black Box
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by Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
3M ago
"It's ​not ​like ​machine ​learning ​will ​solve ​all ​the ​problems. ​It's ​not ​a ​magical ​tool." David Lubo-Robles highlights his award-winning paper that utilized novel machine learning methods to enhance interpretability in seismic volume data from the Gulf of Mexico. Discover the power of two open-source tools - SHAP (Shapley Additive Explanations) and LIME (Local Interpretable Model-agnostic Explanations) - in enhancing the interpretability of machine models. David takes us through his team's research that garnered an Honorable Mention for Best Paper in Interpretation. He also shares h ..read more
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