117: The next 20 years for geophysics and the industry

Dr. Ali Tura discusses his upcoming Distinguished Lecture, “Recent advances in seismic reservoir characterization and monitoring.”

Ali provides an overview of the three advances he highlights in his lecture and shares a few that didn’t make the list. In addition, he explains why carbon sequestration is the most important issue facing the industry and why geophysics is well-positioned to support sequestration for enhanced oil recovery. This conversation is a great peek into the next 20 years for geophysics and the industry.

Seismic Soundoff · 117: The next 20 years for geophysics and the industry

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Ali Tura is a professor of Geophysics and Co-director of the Reservoir Characterization Project at Colorado School of Mines. His expertise is in the areas of petroleum systems, reservoir characterization and monitoring, seismic methods, CO2 and sequestration, fiber optics technology, and data analytics. He is also chief scientist at Tulip Geosciences, a geosciences consulting and training company. Before this, he was geophysical senior fellow at ConocoPhillips, geophysical advisor at Chevron, and 4D subject matter expert at Shell. He has been an SEG member and active in the industry for more than 37 years and served as SEG vice-president, Board of Directors of SEG-SEAM Inc., chairman of the SEG Research Committee, chairman of the editorial board of The Leading Edge, and chairman of the SEG Global Affairs Committee.


This episode is sponsored by CGG

This episode is sponsored by CGG.

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