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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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January 2017

Introduction To January Focus: Geostatistics. Big Data. Analytics.

Neda Boroumand

The branch of statistics, “Geostatistics”, the term “Big Data” and the scientific process of “Analytics” have been around for a while. However, their application on data acquired for subsurface evaluation and resource development is becoming increasingly important. The present day Geophysicist/ Geoscientist is having to make sense of more and…

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January 2017

Incorporating Big Data in Geostatistical Modeling for Making Bigger Decisions in the Face of Even Bigger Uncertainty

Jeff B. Boisvert and Clayton V. Deutsch

The main purpose of generating geostatistical models of reservoir properties is to use them to calculate quantities of hydrocarbons or make decisions on how/if to produce the resource. In today’s data rich environment there is increasing data available for building these models; however, it is often difficult to convert this…

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January 2017

Data Analysis of Induced Seismicity in Western Canada

Hoda Rashedi and Alireza Babaie Mahani

Due to the recent increase in the rate of seismicity in western Canada and central eastern US from oil and gas activities, there is a high demand for data from seismographic networks to understand ground motion variability and assessment of seismic hazard to the critical infrastructure. In western Canada, efforts…

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January 2017

Discussion: Let Geologists Do the Geology!

Robert Pickering

If the seismic tool is intrinsically unaware of geology, why do we depend so heavily on the seismic tool to provide geological answers?

The seismic tool, sonic tool, and the check-shot survey are tools designed to record interval transit times. Geologists do geology. Geology is an observational process from which…

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January 2017

Rock Physics Template (RPT) Technology for Reservoir Characterization and 4D Seismic Monitoring

Albert Kabanda

This paper describes the use of Rock Physics Templates (Avseth et al. 2005) in both reservoir characterization and 4D seismic reservoir monitoring. A major challenge in seismic exploration is the mapping of type, location and extent of hydrocarbon fluids. During reservoir production monitoring, the aim is to follow the temporal…

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Recent Interviews

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January 2017

An interview with Amy Fox

Amy Fox has been involved in geomechanical consulting in the oil and gas industry for more than 15 years. She has worked for GeoMechanics International (GMI) in California and Houston, and later when it became part of Baker Hughes in Houston and Calgary. Subsequently, she was the Geomechanics Director at Canadian Discovery Ltd., Calgary. Now she is President and co-founder of Enlighten Geoscience Ltd., Calgary.

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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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