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18 Apr 2019

Episode 54: A guide to the past and future of geophysics with John Etgen

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with John Etgen, Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal winner and upcoming Distinguished Lecturer for the third and fourth quarter of 2019. John and Andrew have an engaging and multi-faceted conversation on the current capabilities of depth imaging, the limitations of full-waveform inversion, his upcoming DL tour, how his time at Stanford and the Amoco Production Research Company impacted his career, and more. This episode proudly sponsored by ION Geophysical. Episode 54 proudly sponsored by ION Geophysical.

04 Apr 2019

Episode 53: The pros and cons of full-waveform inversion

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with John Brittan, contributor to March's The Leading Edge. March's special section returns to a common and major topic for TLE - full-waveform inversion. John highlights the advantages and disadvantages of several FWI approaches, discusses the possibilities and limitations of the technique, and explores the common themes across the seven papers. Episode 53 proudly sponsored by ION Geophysical.

14 Mar 2019

Episode 52: The digital transformation of the energy sector

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with John Hudson and Bill Abriel on the upcoming Energy in Data Conference. The conference will take place in Austin, Texas from 17-19 June. Powered by AAPG, SEG, and SPE, this forward-looking conference will include the latest in digital transformation trends as they relate to the energy sector (topics such as machine learning and data management storage), oil & gas development and drilling, production, and more.

28 Feb 2019

Episode 51: What is geophysics?

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dean Mento, Senior Petroleum Geophysicist at IHRDC and dynamic educator. Dean and Andrew discuss what's exciting about being a geophysicist, the career options available, the problems geophysicists solve, and much more. If you like adventure and solving complex problems or need help explaining your work to friends and family - this episode is for you.

 

14 Feb 2019

Episode 50: The geophysics value proposition for unconventional

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Scott Singleton, guest editor for February's The Leading Edge. February's special section highlights eight unconventional case studies. Scott discusses how the industry can rise to the challenge of unconventional, the link between unconventional and microseismic, and a brief history on the field.

17 Jan 2019

Episode 48: Innovative approaches to old challenges - three case studies in Conventionals

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Shauna Oppert, guest editor for January's The Leading Edge. January's special section highlights three case studies focusing on conventional systems. These case studies take place in three different regions of the world, with each challenge tackled using innovative approaches to reservoir characterization in complex geologic regions.

29 Nov 2018

Episode 46: How science can protect infrastructure and homes

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Priyank Jaiswal, Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Jaiswal discusses the recent SEG near-surface event, Forum on Infrastructure, and how geophysics can play a role in this critical area. Andrew and Dr. Jaiswal discuss the potential threats to infrastructure from low-level earthquakes, how citizens and public officials can monitor and address the impact, and how geophysicists can contribute to the safety of infrastructure.

01 Nov 2018

Episode 45: SEG 2018 Keynote Speaker and Presidential Address

The Opening Session represented the official start to the 88th Annual Meeting at Anaheim, CA in October 2018. SEG President Nancy House presented the State of the Society address and then introduced the keynote speaker Darryl Willis. Darryl is Vice President, Oil, Gas and Energy at Google Cloud. He spoke on "The Cost of Status Quo – Get on Board or Get Left Behind."

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