Subsurface science in oil and gas: geology, geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir engineering. Occasionally off-topic.
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This is one of my favourite knowledge sharing stories. A farmer in my community had a problem with one of his cows — it was seriously unwell. He asked one of the old local farmers about the symptoms, and was told, “Oh yes, one of my herd had the same thing last summer. I gave her a cup of brandy and four aspirins every night for a week.” The young farmer went off and did this, but the poor cow got steadily worse and died. When he saw the old farmer next he told him, more than […]
Hart (2013). ©SEG/AAPGForward modeling of seismic data is the most important workflow that nobody does. Why is it important? Communicate with your team. You know your seismic has a peak frequency of 22 Hz and your target is 15–50 m thick. Modeling can help illustrate the likely resolution limits of your data, and how much better it would be with twice the bandwidth, or half the noise. Calibrate your attributes. Sure, the wells are wet, but what if they had gas in that thick sand? You […]
The day before the Atlantic Geoscience Colloquium, I hosted a one-day workshop on geoscience computing to 26 maritime geoscientists. This was my third time running this course. Each time it has needed tailoring and new exercises to suit the crowd; a room full of signal-processing seismologists has a different set of familiarities than one packed with hydrologists, petrologists, and cartographers. Easier to consume than create At the start of the day, I asked people to […]
The Atlantic Geoscience Society Colloquium was hosted by Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, this past weekend. It was the 50th Anniversay meeting, and attracted a crowd of about 175 geoscientists. A few members were able to reflect and tell stories first-hand of the first meeting in 1964. It depends which way you slice it Nova Scotia is one of the best places for John Waldron to study deformed sedimentary rocks of continental margins and orogenic belts. Being the […]
WikiProject Geology is one of the gathering places for geoscientists in Wikipedia.Regular readers of this blog know that we're committed to open scientific communication, and that we're champions of wikies as one of the venues for that communication, and that we want to see more funky stuff happen at conferences. In this spirit, we hosted a Wikipedia editing session at the Atlantic Geoscience Society Colloquium in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, this past weekend. As typically happens with these […]
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