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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.

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.

11 Jul 2019

Episode 60: The power and limitations of machine learning and data

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Simon Shaw and Arvind Sharma on July's The Leading Edge that highlights machine learning applications. Simon and Arvind discuss what problems machine learning successfully solves, the requirements and limitations of machine learning, what the next five years hold for the topic, and more.

16 May 2019

Episode 56: Understanding modern rock physics and the future for scientific experiments

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Joel Sarout on May's The Leading Edge exploring rock physics. Joel highlights the nine papers and discusses the common themes and latest advances in this growing topic. He also highlights the case studies from this special section, why new geophysicists should specialize in rock physics, and considers the next advances in rock physics.

02 May 2019

Episode 55: Shrinking uncertainties in the geosciences - an exploration of India

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Satchidananda Rath and Soman Chacko on April's The Leading Edge highlighting the recent oil and gas developments in India. First, Mr. Rath provides an overview of the current geophysical activity in India and where the next advancements might come from. Then Andrew speaks with Dr. Chacko highlighting a few of the eight papers published for this special section, discussing techniques and geophysics utilized in prolific and unexplored basins in India.

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 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.

12 Oct 2018

Episode 44: Using geophysics to assess and monitor infrastructure

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Steve Sloan, special section coordinator for October's The Leading Edge. October's special section focuses on using geophysics to assess infrastructure: the roads, bridges, dams, railroads, tunnels, etc. that make life easier around the world. 

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