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Oct. 2018

Issue Focus: Hydrogeophysics: The Past, Present, & Future

Highlights:

Highlights include articles discussing the focus topic of "Hydrogeophysics: The Past, Present, & Future", the 2018-2019 CSEG Distinguished Lecture Tour and an interview with Douglas Clark.

Recent Articles

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April 2018

Introduction to April Focus: Induced Seismicity

Wendell Pardasie

Microseismic monitoring in the oil and gas industry is the process whereby typically low magnitude seismic events (below ~1 moment magnitude) are detected and located in the subsurface during hydraulic fracturing utilizing downhole, surface or shallow subsurface arrays. Many definitions have used wording such as small scale or micro earthquakes… continue reading.

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April 2018

Injection-Induced Seismicity: End of the Beginning?

Shawn Maxwell

For the last several years there have been numerous technical workshops on injection-induced seismicity which, looking back, serve as snapshots documenting the rapid evolution in our understanding of this important topic. With time, the tone of these workshops has changed in step with advancement by industry, regulators and academics managing… continue reading.

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April 2018

Ranking Operation Scenarios for Effective Mitigation of Hydraulic Fracture-Induced Seismicity

Shawn Maxwell, Devin Garrett, Paige Mamer and Atena Pirayehgar

A magnitude-based, traffic light protocol is the most common mitigation approach to injection-induced seismicity, adopted by both regulators and operators throughout North America. Despite challenges associated with a protocol based on an estimate of seismic source strength, magnitude-based protocols still prevail over alternatives such as using measured ground motions. Regardless… continue reading.

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April 2018

Economics of Induced Seismicity: Trying to identify faults in the horizontal well planning stage

Brian Wm Schulte

“Induced seismicity” refers to a seismic event that is caused by pore pressure and stress change associated with human activity (Boroumand and Maghsoudi, 2016). The maximum magnitude of induced earthquakes is smaller than what is seen with natural earthquakes (Metz et al., 2017); they tend to occur in swarms (Metz et… continue reading.

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April 2018

CSEG Changing of the Guard

John L.J. Duhault

While the CSEG Board of Directors would not consider themselves “sentries” they are however, custodians of the not-for-profit association: Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, your society.

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April 2018

Forecasting Bitumen State

D. Gray, D. Todorovic-Marinic, G. Larson, J. Zhang, D.J. Naidu, M. Letizia, K.A. Wagner, and M. Palka

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April 2018

In Memoriam: Dr. Kenneth Duckworth

Neda Boroumand, David Henley and Amanda Hall

Ken Duckworth, retired Professor of Geophysics at the University of Calgary, died peacefully on the evening of February 18, 2018 at the Foothills Hospital.

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April 2018

In Memoriam: Peter Boyd

Ann Mooney

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Peter Boyd, co-founder of Arcis Corporation.

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Recent Interviews

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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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September 2017

An interview with Paul Hatchell

Paul Hatchell is Shell’s principal technical expert for 4D reservoir surveillance, and 2017 SEG Distinguished Lecturer.

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April 2017

An interview with Jonathan Matthews

Jonathan Matthews is Director, Greenhouse Gases EPA at COSIA, and discusses improvements made in water use, tailings management, reclamation and GHG sequestration.

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March 2017

An interview with Eric von Lunen

Eric von Lunen is an experienced geophysicist who is known for his reservoir characterization expertise for conventional, as well as low porosity/perm unconventional plays.

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