Recent Articles

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September 2016

Introduction to September Focus: Innovation in Land Seismic

Allan R Châtenay and Paul Thacker

Throughout the history of reflection seismic data acquisition there has been a continuous increase in the acquired field trace density as new acquisition and processing technologies have emerged. As a consequence, the E&P industry has seen consistent improvements in final seismic data quality. In this month’s RECORDER Focus section, we…

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September 2016

Deriving High Quality Horizontal Positioning of Seismic Receivers Directly from GPS Receivers Embedded in Wireless Seismic Receiver Nodes

Allan R Châtenay and Paul Thacker

Our work demonstrates that positional data derived from the GPS receivers embedded in wireless seismic receiver nodes can achieve horizontal positioning quality which complies with the minimum standard required for most land-based seismic data acquisition operations. While the original purpose of the GPS receivers within seismic receiver nodes was to…

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September 2016

Technology Collaboration is the Key Element in Frontier Seismic Exploration

Jason Criss

Seismic exploration has long been done in remote, out of the way regions of the globe. However, a definition for frontier area is not a region which is necessarily remote but one that has had limited exploration. This can mean anything from distant jungles to Arctic forests, but a common…

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September 2016

Field Testing Justifying Significant Changes in 3D Design Parameters to Improve Seismic Data and Decrease Costs

Ann O’Byrne, Greg MacNeil and Andrew Kura

Challenging the status quo to optimize 3D acquisition has been a focus of the Foster Creek team since late 2014 when Cenovus initiated a pilot project to decrease the cost of acquiring 3D seismic data. The challenge was to decrease acquisition costs while maintaining data quality and safety standards.

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September 2016

It’s Time to Wake Up!

Doug Pruden

I want to proclaim to the Canadian oil industry that the pity party is now officially over and it is time to get up and get back to work.

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September 2016

How Geophysics Can Generate and Demonstrate More Value During the Development of Mature Unconventional Resource Plays: A Personal Opinion

Rob Holt

The discovery in the early 1990s by George Mitchell and his team at Mitchell Energy of how to profitably exploit the Barnett Shale play fuelled the North American unconventionals revolution, aided by (1) oil and gas price increases; (2) improvements in drilling and completions technologies; (3) readily available capital and…

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Recent Interviews

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September 2016

An interview with Presidents of Professional Societies

his issue of the RECORDER features 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.

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April 2016

An interview with Dr. A. Easton Wren

Geoscientist, founder of Petrel Consultants, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, and past producer and host of CFAC-TV Calgary’s Science Spectrum documentary series.

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