Episode 67: The business and technical value of borehole geophysics

This episode is sponsored by TGS

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.


Kyle Spikes is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Peter T. Flawn Centennial Chair in Geology. His research interests include the integration of geologic inferences with rock physics and quantitative seismic interpretation. These interests have led to projects for shale characterization, carbon sequestration, and forward numerical wave propagation methods. He received a Ph.D. (2008) in geophysics from Stanford University. He’s a member of SEG, EAGE, and AAPG.

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Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.

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