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Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.

 
     

10 Nov 2021

Episode 132: The essential role of industry for long-term CO2 storage

Mark Zoback discusses his Honorary Lecture, "Geomechanical Issues Affecting Long-Term Storage of CO2." In this episode, Mark highlights how oil and gas companies are best positioned to address the needs for large-scale carbon storage. He also discusses the role of depleted oil and gas reservoirs for CO2 storage, as well as the geomechanical issues that have to be considered. 

07 Oct 2021

Episode 128: Why geophysics matters for CO2 enhanced oil recovery

Bill Harbert highlights his SEG course, "Petrophysics and Geophysics Relevant to CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery." In this forward-looking conversation, Bill shares why it's the right time to discuss enhanced oil recovery (EOR), the geophysical method that will have the greatest impact on EOR, one of the biggest pitfalls when geophysical methods are applied to CO2 monitoring and EOR, and what will happen when CO2 enhanced oil recovery reaches its full potential.

18 Jun 2021

118: The secret to maximizing your professional career

Dr. Dhananjay (DJ) Kumar discusses his course, the value of membership at SEG, and the activities essential for the professional development of geophysicists.

This conversation covers a wide range of topics from synthetic seismograms construction to how to get the most of your membership at SEG. DJ has taken advantage of his activities throughout his career and is excited to share his lessons learned with this audience.

13 May 2021

114: The future of learning and nonseismic

In this forward-thinking conversation, Dr. Michal Ruder shares the most important thing for explorationists to focus on right now, what she would say to the CEO of an oil and gas company, the future of GIS data for exploration, and the importance of nonseismic work in geophysics. As the world transitions to more forms of hybrid learning, this episode will help provide clarity and direction in your continuing education.

03 Mar 2021

Episode 107: The low-cost/high-reward for using multi-component imaging

Dr. Xiaogui Miao highlights her SEG Honorary Lecture 2021 talk, "From multi-component imaging to ocean bottom seismic technology - challenges or opportunities?". In this intriguing conversation, Xiaogui makes a convincing argument that utilizing multi-component imaging is a low-cost and low-effort option for companies to better discover oil and gas. This episode will challenge the status quo and help the geophysicist make a persuasive case to management to use multi-component imaging.

05 Feb 2021

Episode 104: Maximizing the value of mature fields

Dr. Adriana Citlali Ramírez highlights her SEG Honorary Lecture Europe 2021 talk, "Seismic technology in northern European waters and the prevalence of multiples." In this compelling conversation, Adriana showcases the value of exploring and developing mature oil and gas fields, the value of moving first on new technology, and offers great advice to succeed in the industry. This episode will convince you to sign up for her free lecture!

30 Jul 2020

87: Exploring a seismic alternative and its role for a renewable future

Staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology is a key part of being a geophysicist. In this episode, Patricia de Lugão provides a helpful analysis of the benefits and uses of magnetotellurics (MT), based on her upcoming 2020 Honorary Lecturer (Latin America) tour called "Environment-friendly exploration using magnetotellurics."

30 Mar 2020

Episode 76: Modern seismic interpretation & what separates humans from machines with Sergey Fomel

In this episode, host Andrew Geary highlights Sergey Fomel's Distinguished Lecturer tour, "Automating seismic data analysis and interpretation." Sergey and Andrew dive deep into automatic picking, why humans will always be essential to data analysis and interpretation, the value of this lecture for someone not familiar with programming, and one tip to help anyone succeed as a geophysicist.

26 Feb 2020

74: Dave Monk reassesses survey design in light of modern processing techniques

In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews Dave Monk's upcoming Distinguished Instructor Short Course. His tour and accompanying book are called Survey Design and Seismic Acquisition for Land, Marine, and In-between in Light of New Technology and Techniques. In this engaging conversation, Dave and Andrew discuss why now is a great time to take an in-depth look at survey design, how full-waveform inversion impacts survey design, the research breakthroughs needed for the next evolution of seismic surveys, and one group that may not realize this course is exactly for them.

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