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June 2017

Issue Focus: Western Canadian Mineral Exploration Geophysics

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Articles discussing the issue focus topic of Western Canadian Mineral Exploration Geophysics, Value of Integrated Geophysics, and Marcellus & Utica Shale PSDM Case Study.

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December 2016

Introduction to December Focus: Microseismic User Group

Paige Mamer

The Microseismic User Group (MUG) has been active for nearly five years, providing an avenue for those interested in learning more about microseismic topics in an open and educational setting. Since its inception, MUG has brought together geoscientists, engineers and microseismic enthusiasts from oil and gas operating companies, service companies,…

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December 2016

An Analytical Approach to Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity Monitoring

John L. J. Duhault

The public’s fears about hydraulic fracturing and subsequent potential for induced seismicity are a growing concern, even in tried and true oil fields of Alberta. The stakeholders need to be shown that a well thought out approach to understanding hydraulic fracturing and potential induced seismicity can be done following a…

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December 2016

Determination of the Stress State – An Additional Benefit of Background Seismicity Monitoring

Zuzana Jechumtálová and Dawid Szafrański

What is the benefit of background seismicity monitoring and how long it should be carried out before subsurface injection? This is a typical question an operator may ask when considering the start of a geothermal, salt water disposal or hydraulic stimulation injection. The usual duration estimate is at least one…

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December 2016

Interpreting Microseismic Data from Hydraulic Fracturing: Understanding Subsurface Deformation Through Numerical Modeling

Neda Boroumand and David Eaton

This article is a summary of the results presented in the PhD Thesis written by Boroumand (2016). The developments made in the research sought to find an answer to the question “why and how did the hydraulic fracture(s) grow in a particular direction?” It makes specific use of microseismic observations…

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December 2016

Beyond the Microseismic Clouds: A Comprehensive Approach to Unconventional Gas Development

Jason Hendrick, Adam Baig, Eric von Lunen, and Ted Urbancic

The development of shale and tight sand resource plays over the past decade has dramatically changed the oil and gas industry. Advances in hydraulic fracturing technologies have unlocked vast unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Unfortunately, the vast supply (together with other external factors) has led to a price collapse that has plunged…

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December 2016

CSEG 2017/2018 Executive Election

Summary of candidates for the 2017/2018 CSEG Executive election.

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December 2016

GeoVectra

The GeoVectra Team

This article has evolved from its original idea quite substantially. At first we were planning to do an interview with GeoVectra president Mike Hall, and then we decided to show the story of one successful company during the downturn. When we started writing it, we started to think about the…

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December 2016

Time-Lapse Survey Repeatability: An Elastic Modeling Study

David C. Henley, Joe Wong, and Peter M. Manning

Remote monitoring of fluid movement in a subsurface formation is an important application for seismic reflection imaging. In this setting, it is important that seismic data be acquired and processed in a repeatable fashion in order to reliably detect image differences due solely to the formation fluid changes. One way…

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December 2016

The Value Added Role of Geophysics in the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry

From the Chief Geophysicists Forum

The role of geophysics in the industry is a robustly debated subject these days. As our industry continues to evolve in order to meet challenges brought on by unconventional resources, changing supply and demand factors, environmental drivers, and legislative and tax regime changes – just to name a few –…

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Recent Interviews

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October 2016

An interview with Presidents of Professional Societies – Part 2

Part 2 of an interview with Presidents of five professional societies. The goal was to gauge their views on a range of topics, and gain an understanding about varying issues that our readership would be curious about.

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September 2016

An interview with Presidents of Professional Societies - Part 1

Part 1 of an interview with Presidents of five professional societies. The goal was to gauge their views on a range of topics, and gain an understanding about varying issues that our readership would be curious about.

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June 2016

An interview with Peter Tertzakian

Energy economist, The Financial Post columnist and author of two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second and The End of Energy Obesity.

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May 2016

An interview with Matt Golombek

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Project Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover and working on the NASA’s InSight discovery program mission.

175 INTERVIEWS