PODCAST

Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.

 
     

05 Oct 2022

Episode 164: Understanding the near-surface scattering problem

Carlos Calderón-Macías holistically explores the near-surface scattering problem in this conversation with host Andrew Geary. He highlights ways to understand the problem better and why using the noise as signal approach should be further developed. He also explores the differences in the scattered waves for land, ocean-bottom, and near-surface data. Carlos shares what inspired this lecture, the three groups perfect for this talk, and the questions he hopes attendees will ask themselves. Not only does this conversation highlight the near-surface scattering problem, but it showcases general approaches for solving any geophysical problem.

07 Sep 2022

Episode 162: How rocks heal

Roel Snieder discusses his 2022 SEG-AAPG Distinguished Lecture, "Measuring variations in the seismic velocity as a diagnostic of rock damage and healing." Roel shows surprisingly that the seismic velocity is not constant at all. It varies with the seasons, temperature, precipitation, and ground shaking. He also discusses how logarithmic healing in rocks is a widespread behavior that is akin in its generality to the Gutenberg-Richter law. Roel also provides insights into the role of spirituality in science and offers actionable tips on preventing burnout. This is a wide-ranging conversation with surprising insights into rocks, as well as how to live a successful life.

03 Aug 2022

Episode 158: What geophysicists and engineers need to know about DAS

Mark Willis discusses his upcoming Distinguished Instructor Short Course, "Distributed acoustic sensing for seismic measurements – what geophysicists and engineers need to know." In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Mark helps geoscientists and engineers build intuition and understanding of DAS seismic technology's value, limitations, and applications. Mark also discusses the most common objection to DAS, when DAS is better than conventional seismic acquisition, and tips for someone planning their first DAS seismic survey. Mark will be teaching this course for the first time at IMAGE, and this is a great preview of the valuable, insightful, and helpful tools and resources you will gain from this course.

15 Jun 2022

Episode 153: Why integration is the future of oil and gas

Scott Singleton discusses why you should attend the 2022 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Houston, TX. Scott breaks down why every geophysicist should attend. Additionally, he highlights the value and knowledge engineers bring to land-based oil and gas exploration and why the multidisciplinary nature of this conference is the future of the industry.

01 Jun 2022

Episode 152: How and why DAS succeeds

Ariel Lellouch discusses his upcoming Middle East and Africa Honorary Lecture, "Applications of fiber-optic sensing to borehole seismology." In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Ariel makes a case for geophysicists to utilize Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) data in their work and why it's essential to look at data without any pre-made ideas. He also outlines the significant benefits of vertical DAS arrays and how to know when to use vertical or horizontal DAS. This is an excellent primer on DAS and a convincing case for why every geophysicist would benefit from engaging with this technology.

20 Apr 2022

Episode 148: Unlocking the next generation of geophysicists

Warren Neff and Luke Gallery discuss exposing high school students to geophysics and how to incorporate the field into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs. Warren also discusses how to recruit mentors for students and why shooting rockets in hallways is the best way to teach quadratics. Luke shares how he went from never hearing of geophysics to publishing papers and considering it for his major. Additionally, Warren highlights why keeping it real is the best way to teach students any subject.

13 Apr 2022

Episode 147: Living with uncertainty - using near-surface in urban settings

Yunyue Elita Li discusses her upcoming South & East Asia Honorary Lecture, "Listening to Singapore: Harvesting urban noise for space, water, and hazard mitigation." Elita shares how she designed novel signal processing techniques that turn urban hum into rich information about the urban system, both above and below the surface. She also outlines what public officials, citizens, and engineers should understand about geophysics to support sustainable practices and growth in urban environments. This episode is full of communication tips and scientific insights to improve life in our cities.

05 Apr 2022

Episode 146: Safety is not a priority (and other rules for the field)

Kevin Bohacs discusses his upcoming course, "Introduction to Field Safety Leadership." In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Kevin shares why safety is not a priority, why hardships are a nuisance, and the most dangerous aspect of all fieldwork. Kevin also addresses specific geophysical field concerns and his one rule to rule all rules.  

20 Jan 2022

Episode 139: Persuading the decision-makers

Laura Bandura discusses her 2022 Distinguished Lecture, "Quantifying the Business Impact of Seismic Technology to Deepwater Exploration." In this practical conversation, Laura and host Andrew Geary showcase how to communicate technological value and your expertise to decision-makers. Laura shares how to tie your work to financial metrics, the power of simplicity and brevity, and how geoscientists can better understand decision-makers. This episode provides a useful practicum to maximize the scientist's knowledge and expertise to make a difference.

 

16 Dec 2021

Episode 136: The hidden stories data tell

Joe Dellinger discusses his 2022 Distinguished Instructor Short Course, "Forensic data processing." The goal of Joe's course - and this conversation - is to get you thinking more critically about your data. How was it recorded? What is in it? What happened to it on the way from the field to numbers in a file? Joe brings his experience, expertise, wisdom, and humor to this essential conversation on data that will be valuable for every geophysicist. Start the new year with the fresh insights presented in this episode.

Contact Seismic Soundoff

Or call us at
+1 918.497.4627

ADVERTISEMENT

Our advertisers help SEG provide services to our customers. Please consider unblocking ads for our site.

Season 1 of Seismic Soundoff brought to you by the SEG Wiki – learn how you can contribute and make a difference today.

Subscribe

Listen to Stitcher

10300 Town Park Dr. Ste SE 1000
Houston, TX 77072
Membership Services : +1.918.497.5581
Email: [email protected]

CONNECT with us

Don't miss a thing.

Visit your SEG Communications Center to update your communications preferences.

Don't have an SEG account? It's free to create one - and you don't have to be an SEG member.

Twitter facebook linkedIn instagram youtube
Featuring bonus content!