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March 2019

Introduction to March Focus: Atlantic Region

Omid Aghaei

The Canadian East Coast, featuring the interplay between heatflow, stretching, faulting, and synrift sedimentation, is the focus of our March issue. We have received five major contributions: two from academia and three from industry. 

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March 2019

Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrumentation in Canada

Mladen R. Nedimović

Canada belongs to an elite club of a handful of countries that successfully developed and used autonomous ocean-bottom seismometers (OBSs). Yet, with the decommissioning of the Canadian short period OBS pool in 2015 due to old age and retirement of researchers with OBS knowledge, Canada was on the verge of… continue reading.

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March 2019

Atlantic Rifted Margin Studies from the Edge: Geophysical Research at Memorial University

J. Kim Welford, Alison E. Malcolm, Colin G. Farquharson, and Jeremy Hall

Located in Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador, researchers at Memorial University are ideally positioned to undertake geophysical research along the country’s Atlantic margins where offshore exploration is still very much at the frontier stage, spurred on by world-class discoveries and production in the Jeanne d’Arc and surrounding basins.… continue reading.

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March 2019

Exploration Initiatives, Offshore Regions, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Deric E.L. Cameron, Erin Gillis, Victoria Mitchell, and Richard Wright

Exploration initiatives over the past decade have led to renewed interest in exploration in the slope and deep-water regions of offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. New multi-client regional 2D seismic surveys (2011-2018), guided initially by satellite slick mapping, have provided approximately 170,000 line kms of long offset, broadband 2D seismic… continue reading.

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March 2019

Frontier Exploration: Considerations When Developing a Predictive Rock Physics Framework

Nick Huntbatch, Alsing Selnes, Neil Whitfield

Exploration in frontier basins is challenging; subtle targets, large seismic datasets, sparse well penetrations, and many unknowns. There is an obvious requirement for interpretations to be robust, but also delivered on a commercial timeframe.

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March 2019

Building a Geological-Pressure Model Incorporating Global Analogues

Sam Green and Alexander Edwards

To de-risk a frontier area properly requires establishing the geological framework, and this is where seismic data can provide important controls on the basin framework by helping to understand features such as stratigraphic thicknesses, large-scale structural features such as faults and folds, and vertical and lateral velocity variations. To help… continue reading.

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March 2019

Repositioning Seismic Technologies and Services in a Dynamic Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

CAGC Executive

In September of 2018 the upcoming winter season quickly went from decent to dreadful. With the widening of the Oil Differentials, potential projects were cancelled and the outlook for 2019 began to look like the bottom experienced back in 2016. The CAGC commissioned the following op-ed in order to look… continue reading.

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Recent Interviews

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October 2018

An interview with Douglas Clark

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September 2018

An interview with John Nieto

With more than 35 years of industry experience behind him, and spending many years working at Mobil, Exxon-Mobil, Anadarko, Esprit Energy Trust, John has extensive technical experience in the international basins as well as the WCSB.

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April 2018

An interview with Laurie Weston Bellman

Laurie was the 2017 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer, and is also the recipient of the 2017 CSEG Honorary Membership Award for her many technical contributions to geophysics.

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