Episode 97: How to start 2021 successfully

Andrea Crook, President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., joins the podcast to discuss how to take full advantage of online learning and continuing education.

Andrea shares the learning resources supporting her professional development, the activities she considers essential for all geophysicists, how her company has adjusted during the pandemic, and the future of geophysical software.

This is a helpful conversation on taking full advantage of the online resources and virtual learning widely available to help you start 2021 on your best path.

Seismic Soundoff · 97: How to start 2021 successfully
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Andrea Crook, President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2002 with a B.Sc. in Geophysics. She began her career as a seismic processor at Shell Canada and later moved into the Geophysical Operations group where she designed and implemented 2D, 3D, 4D, and experimental seismic acquisition projects. Building on the knowledge she gained at Shell, in 2008 she joined RPS Boyd PetroSearch and consulted on a variety of seismic programs for both oil and gas and Potash exploration.

In 2011, Andrea co-founded OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., a geophysical acquisition software and survey design company focused on developing innovative acquisition solutions for acquiring high-resolution seismic data. In her initial role as Chief Geophysicist at OptiSeis, she was responsible for the acquisition design and sub-surface modeling for both Canadian and international seismic surveys. As President, she currently oversees both seismic acquisition design projects and software development.

Andrea Crook is a Professional Geophysicist (P.Geoph.) registered with APEGA and is an active member of the SEG, CSEG, EAGE, and APEGA. She currently teaches seismic acquisition courses for the SEG, the CSEG Doodletrain, and privately upon request. In addition to teaching seismic acquisition, Andrea is an experienced piano teacher registered with the R.C.M. (Royal Conservatory of Music).

Original music by Zach Bridges.

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This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary of 51 features, LLC. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Ted Bakamjian, Jennifer Crockett, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.
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