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13 Feb 2020

73: Exploring the last 100 years of reservoir characterization

In this insider's look at reservoir characterization for The Leading Edge, host Andrew Geary speaks with Ali Tura, Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Reservoir Characterization Project at Colorado School of Mines. In this conversation, Ali and Andrew discuss the historical importance of this topic, how the techniques and case studies benefit the industry, why multi-disciplinary teams are essential in today's industry, advice for current and future geophysicists, plus a look at the papers that make up this special section.

28 Jan 2020

Episode 72: The present and future of seismic interpretation

In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews Xinming Wu's upcoming Honorary Lecturer tour in South and East Asia on deep learning for seismic interpretation. Xinming and Andrew discuss how deep learning can improve training data sets, the importance of open software packages, the value of understanding seismic interpretation across the workflow, and what would happen if this topic reached its full potential.

16 Jan 2020

Episode 71: New developments with carbon dioxide in the subsurface

In this insider's look at The Leading Edge, host Andrew Geary speaks with Laura Chiaramonte, Technical Leader in the Advanced Generation Sector COCapture and Storage Group at the Electric Power Research Institute. Andrew and Laura discuss TLE's January special section on carbon dioxide in the subsurface. In this engaging conversation, Laura and Andrew discuss the importance of this topic for applied geophysics, key takeaways from each paper, and what one mystery she hopes to solve as a geophysicist.

24 Dec 2019

Episode 70: Celebrating Interpreter Sam with Don Herron

In this special episode, host Andrew Geary brings a longtime SEG member and scribe of the "Interpreter Sam" column - Don Herron - to the podcast to reflect on his 16 years writing for The Leading Edge. The December 2019 issue published the final "Interpreter Sam" column. In this back-and-forth conversation, Don shares the original idea for the column, the best feedback he received, the future of interpretation, what he's most proud of with Interpreter Sam, and so much more. This is a must-listen episode for all interpreters and geophysicists!

18 Dec 2019

Episode 69: Why seismic azimuthal anisotropy matters

In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews Lisa Gavin's upcoming Honorary Lecturer tour in the Pacific South on seismic azimuthal anisotropy. Lisa and Andrew discuss the 3 main reasons it's important to be aware of seismic azimuthal anisotropy, why you should account for it in 4-D seismic interpretation, who this lecture is for, and what excites her about the future of this topic. To learn more and see her schedule, visit Lisa Gavin's Honorary Lecturer page.

20 Nov 2019

Episode 68: The Future of Data Acquisition and Seismic Surveys

Igor Kvasov, engineering manager at Google and co-founder of SeismoTrack, joins host Andrew Geary to discuss his new book, Numerical Modeling of Seismic Responses from Fractured Reservoirs by the Grid-characteristic Method. Igor and Andrew discuss just what is the grid-characteristic method and its advantages, the future of data acquisition and seismic surveys, why numerical modeling should be used more in survey planning, and Igor's challenge to the geoscience community on numerical modeling. This episode is sponsored by TGS.

06 Nov 2019

Episode 67: The business and technical value of borehole geophysics

In this insider's look at The Leading Edge, host Andrew Geary speaks with Kyle Spikes, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss TLE's November special section on borehole geophysics. Kyle and Andrew discuss the business value of borehole geophysics, the wide-ranging and practical methods highlighted by the papers, mitigating challenges presented by borehole geophysics, and more. In this conversation, get the inside look at borehole geophysics and the value this month's special section will bring your work. This episode is sponsored by TGS.

10 Oct 2019

Episode 66: The importance and relevancy of AVO inversion in 2019

In this compelling episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Edward Townend, Staff Geophysicist at Shell and Associate Editor for The Leading Edge, to discuss TLE's October special section on AVO inversion. Ed and Andrew discuss why new and experienced geophysicists should take an interest in AVO, how data science and machine learning are improving the technique, the future of AVO in the industry, and much more.

24 Sep 2019

Episode 65: The Evolution of Unconventional Play Analysis + SEG Presidential Address

In this episode of SEG's flagship podcast, we hear from the SEG President and the keynote speaker from the SEG 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Walter Guidroz serves as Program Coordinator of the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia. At the SEG, his keynote address discusses "The Evolution of Unconventional Play Analysis at the USGS." Additionally, the SEG President Rob Stewart presents the State of the Society address, summarizing the year in applied geophysics and what to expect in 2020 at the Society and in the industry. This episode is sponsored by TGS.

04 Sep 2019

Episode 64: SEG 2019 preview

In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews the 2019 International Exposition and 89th Annual Meeting. Andrew speaks with the Technical Program Co-Chair on all the educational opportunities, the General Chair on what to expect on the Exhibition Floor, and SEG's new Executive Director highlights what members and attendees can expect in San Antonio. This episode is sponsored by TGS.

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