Happy February! The GeoConvention is just around the corner, and I want to remind everyone that you are able to walk around the exhibit hall for free if you register in advance… it will be a smaller convention this year, but there will still be plenty of opportunities to network with your peers. I think that the addition of off-site panel discussions and short courses (and more networking) along with a mini core conference in Lake Louise will bring a nice breath of mountain air to the GeoConvention. Change is good sometimes I think… Oh!!! And remember to renew your CSEG memberships! Thanks to Sigma for sponsoring a limited number of memberships for those of us who are currently unemployed; it’s very generous in this market.

Petrel Robertson Available for Mexico Opportunities Evaluations

Petrel Robertson recently formed a geotechnical/ engineering team to evaluate oil and gas opportunities in Mexico and for bid round evaluations. We have been granted approval for business by CNH via an Ares A application. The intent of the newly formed team is to assess and produce regional and local basin technical reports for companies interested in evaluating Mexican opportunities. We currently have an extensive seismic and well database which is independent of CNH’s database. The assessments can encompass geological, geophysical and petrophysical data, analysis and recommendations for bid block or land selection as well as drilling and completion strategies. Please contact Kathleen Dorey (kdorey@petrelrob.com ) or Brad Hayes (bhayes@petrelrob.com) for further information.

Katalyst Data Management Enters Australia, Awarded Major Oil and Gas Seismic Data Project

HOUSTON, Texas (November 23, 2015) – Mere months since their market entry into the Asia-Pacific, Katalyst Data Management, through its Australian subsidiary KDM SpectrumData, is pleased to announce that it has taken on a major oil and gas seismic data management project for the Geological Survey of Queensland and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in Australia.

The project, expected to take nine months to complete, involves the reconciliation of over 30,000 thousand seismic lines recorded in the state of Queensland since the 1960s. The reconciliation involves the sourcing, capture and updating of seismic survey data including paper reports, SEGY files, paper sections and other material, in order to create and update the State’s collection of data to further exploration in the State.

Steve Darnell, President and CEO stated, “For Katalyst to enter Australia and take on this project in such a short timeframe is great for both Katalyst and the State of Queensland. It is no small task and requires in-depth data management experience in the area of seismic acquisition, exploration and data capture, and Katalyst is very much up to the task.”

The data produced from this project will be used to create a state-based loadable SEGY dataset which has long been desired by explorers in the State. Queensland onshore oil and gas exploration has long been a very active area for both domestic and international explorers. This project will serve to not only improve accessibility to this data but also will help improve the large scale interpretation of the State’s subsurface on a regional basis.

Once the project is complete it is anticipated that Katalyst will include the massive dataset in its industry leading SeismicZone marketplace (seismiczone.com) for explorers to locate and download the data.

About Katalyst

Katalyst Data Management (KDM SpectrumData in the Asia-Pacific) provides a complete data management solution assisting oil and gas companies with the difficult challenge of managing the vast amount of subsurface data and information acquired for exploration and production. Katalyst’s end-to-end solution includes every step in the process, from data capture and verification, data storage and organization, to marketing seismic data online. Katalyst’s signature offerings include the web-based iGlass solution for subsurface data management and the ecommerce site SeismicZone for data marketing. To learn more visit katalystdm.com.



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