Recent Articles

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May 2021

Effective Technical Talks

Stewart Trickett

Being an expert in your field is not enough. You must communicate your knowledge and findings effectively. Although natural aptitude varies, communication skills can be studied, practiced, and refined like any other. You need only apply yourself.

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April 2021

Useful Mistakes, Cognitive Biases and Seismic

Lee Hunt

We come to conventions and Symposia to hear about success and bask in the glory of our awesome, successful colleagues. But mistakes may also lead to useful learning opportunities. After all, we often mistakenly look upon our successes as if they are the result of some intrinsic property of ourselves,…

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March 2021

Software Correctness

Stewart Trickett

If I were to choose one overarching philosophy for how software should be developed, it would be to program for correctness — that is, do everything practical to reduce errors.

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March 2021

Depth Imaging – Above and Beyond Reflections: The Why and How of Your Pre-stack Depth Migration Project

Svetlana Bidikhova and Mike Hall

When I was a student, I learned the magical, melodic word “migration” but not in relation to butterflies, birds or wildebeests. Since then, I have dedicated several years of my post-graduate research work to migration, only to understand the brilliance of the Socratic Paradox that, "I know that I know…

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January 2021

Focus Introduction: Potential Careers in Sustainability and Renewables

Keith Hirsche and Joan Embleton

There are many who do not believe renewables will provide solutions to our energy needs. Some feel that the Paris Accord is based upon a fundamental misconception of climate history and science and the push to meet its requirements are mistaken. They feel strongly by moving towards renewables, electrification (electric…

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Recent Interviews

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June 2021

An interview with Dale Vanhooren

“…we can only learn when we move beyond our current knowledge base through new application of the convolution of our experience.”

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May 2021

An interview with Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook has worked for an oil company, a geophysical consulting company, both in Calgary, and is now the President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., a geophysical acquisition software and survey design company focused on developing innovative acquisition solutions for acquiring high resolution seismic data.

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January 2021

An interview with Mike Hall

Mike Hall is a well-respected, well-known geophysicist in seismic acquisition and processing, with over 50 years of experience. He has been at the forefront of innovation and has many new seismic applications to his credit.

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Recent Columns

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June 2021

Associate Editor’s Message

A year ago, in early 2020, I found myself in a position where it made sense to retire. Covid-19 and record low oil prices meant that some of us had to leave. I decided that I’d rather see the young folks keep their jobs, so I left a very interesting…

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May 2021

Tracing the Industry

Kristy Manchul

Happy Spring 2021! To think that over a year ago, we were still at the start of the pandemic and people, organizations and society were struggling to find ways to make our new reality work. Flash forward 14 months, and what has changed?

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April 2021

Science Break: mRNA Vaccines and Molecular Testing

Oliver Kuhn and Elizabeth Atkinson

This Science Break is a 2-for-1 article special! Our regular columnist Oliver Kuhn tackles the timely topic of mRNA Vaccines, and RECORDER Format Editor Elizabeth Atkinson steps out from behind the scenes with her section on Molecular Testing.