GeoConvention 2017 presented awards on October 19, 2017 during a celebration and PechaKucha evening. Six speakers (*) each gave a 10-minute PechaKucha type summary of their GeoConvention Oral Presentations.

Many awardees were present (authors, co-authors, or stand-ins) and posed with their GeoConvention 2017 Awards.

Award Winners
2017 Awardees (L-R): *Marco Venieri, *Tyler Hauck, *Jeremy J. Meyer, *Rida Aslam (who stood in as PK speaker for author Marta Barbarano), Scott Jansen, Michelle Speta, Lindsey L. McKinnon, Julie A. Aitken, Dennis Ellison, Carmen Dumitrescu, *Aaron Stanton, Zohrab Ahmadi, Jerry McCullough, and *Rudy Strobl.

Best Oral Presentation

Rudy Strobl, Milovan Fustic, Rob Davies
A Virtual McMurray Formation Outcrop Tour – An Evolving Tool for Characterizing Oil Sands Reservoirs and Creating Realistic Geomodels

B. Rivard, M. Speta, J. Feng, H. Corlett, N. Harris
Characterization of Tight Shales from Hyperspectral Imagery of Drill Core

Marta Barbarano, L. Caracciolo, G.V. Hildred, D.A. Riley, T.J. Pearce
Geographical and Stratigraphical Provenance Changes in the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation, Alberta, Canada, as Revealed by Heavy Mineral Analysis and Detrital Zircon U-Pb Geochronology

Tyler E. Hauck, Dinu Pǎna Sm-Nd and Detrital Zircon
Provenance Study of the Upper Devonian Sassenach Formation in the Jasper Basin

Dan J. Kohlruss
Structural and Stratigraphic Controls on Hydrocarbon Accumulations in the Viking Formation, West-Central Saskatchewan

Best Oral Presentation – Honorable Mention

Ted Urbancic, Ellie Ardakani, Adam Baig
Topological Mapping of SMTI Derived Fractures to Identify Percolation

Jeremy J. Meyer, Simon S. Payne
Using Seismic Inversion to Predict Geomechanical Well Behaviour: A Case Study from the Permian Basin

Mark Anderson
SAGD Sand Control: Large Scale Testing Results

Aaron Stanton, Jeff Deere
Considerations for Effective Rank Based Noise Attenuation

Glenn Larson, Carmen Dumitrescu
Quantitative Interpretation of Time-Lapse Seismic for a SAGD Reservoir at Jackfish, Alberta

Andy St-Onge
Upper Cretaceous Faulting within the Great Plains Polygonal Fault System

Fred Peterson
Inverted Density Estimates – Interpretation Elegance in High Fidelity

Best Poster

Zohrab Ahmadi, A. Younis, V. Fiorini Stefani, M.G. Adams, A. Iqbal
Elemental Analysis of Sedimentary Rocks: Method Development in WD-XRF Analysis and Further Comparison of the Method to hXRF Practices

Best Poster – Honorable Mention

Linda R. Sternbach, C. A. Sternbach, S. Sejourne, J. McCullough
Light Oil Exploration Potential for Devonian-Silurian (Fortin and Chaleurs Groups) Carbonates/Mudstones, Central Gaspé, Québec, Canada, near the Grande Rivière Transform Fault

Best Student Poster

Scott P. Janzen, Jinkun Cheng, Mauricio D. Sacchi
SSA for Multicomponent Data

Best Student Poster – Honorable Mention

Chris G. Nixon, R. Kofman, D.R. Schmitt, S. Gulick, S. Saustrup, J. Morgan
Vertical Seismic Profiling of the Chicxulub Impact Basin Peak Ring

Suzie Jia, David Eaton, Ron Wong
New Stress Inversion Method for Microseismic Data

Camille Hebert, Dong Shi, Bernd Milkereit
Finite-Difference Modelling of the Seismic Wave Attenuation in the Athabasca Basin

Best Student Oral Presentation

Marco Venieri, Per Kent Pedersen
Geologic Influence on Reservoir Productivity in the Cardium Formation, Ferrier Oilfield, West-Central Alberta, Canada

Landon Safron, Mauricio D. Sacchi
Least Squares Kirchhoff Depth Migration with Anti-Aliasing and Preconditioning

Best Student Oral Personation – Honorable Mention

Dennis Ellison, Greg Cameron, Kris Innanen
Improved Resolution in Depth Imaging through Reflection Static Corrections Derived from Model-Based Moveout

Julie A. Aitken, Elise Fear, Andrea Protzner
Can Geophysical Processing Improve Medical Imaging Applications?

Best Student Geology Oral Presentation

Kienan P. Marion, Burns A. Cheadle
Solving the Second White Specks: Integrating Petrophysics and Allostratigraphy to Find Sweetspots

Best Student Geology Poster

Lynsey L. McKinnon, Ronald J. Spencer, Sytle M. Antao
Provenance of the Peace River and Athabasca Oil Sands: Implications from Mineral Assemblages and Detrital Zircon Ages


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