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Episode 225: How to Keep Geophysics Relevant w/ Tim Dean

“We (geophysicists) need to look where the markets are rather than expect people to come to us. We have skills, and it’s just about finding where we can apply these in the future.”

The need for the world to transition away from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources is well established. However, the movement away from fossil fuels does open up new prospects for the seismic method’s application in areas as diverse as geothermal energy and mineral exploration. Dr. Tim Dean examines these new applications and discusses the opportunities developing for the method’s application and their likely impact on future developments. No matter where you are on your geophysics journey, this episode is a must-listen. This conversation is challenging and insightful and may just save geophysics.

Episode 224: The Physics Behind Land Seismic Noise (Christof Stork)

“With ​every ​new ​acquisition, ​spend ​2% ​of ​your ​budget ​to ​do ​research ​to ​understand the ​noise ​and ​signal ​drivers ​in ​your ​area. ​It ​might ​help ​any ​future ​neighboring ​acquisition, ​or ​it ​might ​just ​help ​the ​field ​in ​general, ​​which ​you ​and ​your ​career ​will ​benefit ​from.”

Dr. Christof Stork delves into the intricate world of land seismic noise. Despite the advancements in marine processing and pre-stack depth migration, land seismic methods have yet to see comparable progress. He emphasizes the need for more attention and funding in this area, highlighting how crucial it is for improving seismic data quality. Listeners will better understand why land seismic noise remains a complex problem and the potential pathways to progress.

Episode 223: Innovating for a Sustainable Future with Geophysics

“In the realm of applied geophysics, we have a lot of knowledge, a lot of skills, a lot of experience in dealing with the subsurface, which translates quite well into carbon capture and storage applications.”

SEG Europe Regional Advisory Committee members discuss the 4th Net-Zero Emissions annual virtual workshop. Guests Emin Sadikov, Antony Price, and Adriana Citlali Ramírez discuss the importance of repurposing knowledge, adapting skill sets, and contributing to carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology innovations. Learn about the industry’s challenges and opportunities, the economic implications, and the importance of global cooperation in addressing climate change.

Episode 220: Revealing Lost Legacies with Geophysics (Rob Stewart & Jim White)

“The respect and honor that we give to our predecessors really indicate what kind of character we have.”

This episode explores the first Geoscientists without Borders (GWB) project in the United States. Host Andrew Geary speaks with the project lead, Rob Stewart, and SEG Executive Director Jim White about using the power of geophysical techniques to uncover and restore forgotten African American cemeteries. As we navigate the complexities of modern urban development and the preservation of sacred sites, this episode illuminates the critical role of geophysicists and GWB in humanitarian efforts, the importance of community engagement, and the profound connections we forge with our history.

Episode 165: The business value for data

Bill Abriel (SEG Co-Chair) and George Koperna (SPE Co-Chair) preview Energy in Data 2022 – How to Solve Data Challenges Without Breaking Your Systems or Your Budget. In this helpful and insightful conversation, Bill and George highlight how the unique format will help participants discover solutions to their use cases, eloquently highlight the business value for data, discuss a few of the challenges applied geophysicists and petroleum engineers face when working with data, and much more. This is the episode for you if you want a quick tour to understand why data matters and how it can benefit your organization.

Episode 160: Honors and Awards 2022 with Öz Yilmaz & Xianhuai Zhu

One of SEG's great traditions is the special recognition of individuals and organizations for their contributions to geophysics and the Society. In this special episode, we celebrate Öz Yilmaz and Xianhuai Zhu for their Maurice Ewing Medal and Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal honors, respectively. First, Andrew Geary speaks with Xianhuai Zhu about how he discovered geophysics and then shares four items of advice for his colleagues and geoscientists. Öz Yilmaz then joins the show to reflect on his long and significant career, what this honor means, and the principles and perspectives that have helped him continue to be a successful geophysicist. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the best of the best in geophysics.

Episode 157: The value and business case for energy efficiency

Olga Nedorub and Diana Sineva preview IMAGE 2022 and the upcoming panel, "Changing The Dynamics Of Energy Use." Olga starts with a brief overview of the technical program at IMAGE and how Diana reached out to her to host this panel. Next, Diana explains how energy efficiency is the glue to the current energy transition, the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency, and why attendees should attend the panel. Diana also highlights why 40% of the current energy is wasted, why this estimate is low, and how to improve this number without sacrificing comfort or the bottom line.

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.

Episode 144: Highlighting the IMAGE 2022 Technical Program

Aria Abubakar, the SEG-AAPG IMAGE 2022 Technical Program Chair, discusses what to expect for the Technical Program at IMAGE 2022. Aria highlights the changes for 2022, breaks down the themes and tracks for the program, answers common questions, and shares why you should submit your abstract before the deadline. He also discusses the benefits of attending the fully in-person meeting in Houston, Texas. Seismic Soundoff · 144: Highlighting the IMAGE 2022 Technical Program About IMAGE

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