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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. 

03 Nov 2021

Episode 131: How to mine old theories for new insights

Vemund Thorkildsen discusses his paper, "Revisiting holistic migration," published in October's The Leading Edge. In this episode, Vemund discusses questioning the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem, mining gaps in past research, and examining the applicability of holistic migration to seismic field data. He also shares how he connected with Enders Robinson to serve as co-author on the paper.

21 Oct 2021

Episode 130: Why theory and perfect data are necessary for seismic analysis

Michael Burianyk discusses his new book, Understanding Amplitudes: Basic seismic analysis for rock properties. Michael explains why Newton's ideas still matter despite Einstein, how to approach machine learning with healthy skepticism, why real data can be a hindrance to learning, and why he took the time to discover who was R. Hill. This is a conversation that scientists of all experiences will benefit from and learn.

14 Oct 2021

Episode 129: Improving and reducing biases with a novel theory

Henning Hoeber discusses a new tool for rock physics in his recent paper published in September's The Leading Edge. In this episode, Henning explains the theory of omitted variable bias (OVB) and its connection to rock physics, why OVB hasn't appeared before in the geoscience literature, how OVB helps geophysicists understand biases in models, the real-world implications for improving a bias model, and how he will apply OVB to his future research.

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.

16 Sep 2021

Episode 127: Breakthroughs for surface-wave tomography for the near-surface

Myrto Papadopoulou and Farbod Khosro Anjom spotlight the recent advances in surface-wave tomography for near-surface applications from August's The Leading Edge. In this episode, Myrto and Farbod discuss why surface-wave tomography has not been applied regularly to near-surface applications, highlight more efficient models they developed, explain how automatic data screening allowed for their breakthroughs, and imagine what future advances in surface-wave tomography will occur.

09 Sep 2021

Episode 126: The value and benefits of simplicity with Jack Dvorkin

Jack Dvorkin highlights his upcoming Honorary Lecture, "Modern Rock Physics – Challenges and Solutions." Jack explains why some scientists have embraced unnecessary complexity, the best way to generate new scientific questions, the first step to embrace simplicity, and possible consequences if rock physics continues to trend towards complexity.

02 Sep 2021

Episode 125: Memorable moments from 5 years of Seismic Soundoff

The microphone gets turned on the host and the co-founder of Seismic Soundoff in this special episode celebrating 5 years of the show. SEG Associate Executive Director Ted Bakamjian speaks with Andrew Geary and co-founder Isaac Farley on the inspiration behind the podcast, their most memorable episodes, and their favorite takeaways from working on the show.

19 Aug 2021

Episode 124: IMAGE '21 Preview with Jim White

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Jim White, Executive Director of SEG, to discuss IMAGE '21, his first few months on the job, and the future of applied geophysics. Topics include the relocation of SEG's headquarters to Houston, the possible merger of AAPG and SPE, and what to expect in Denver, Colorado for IMAGE '21.

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