This course is concerned with the effective use of geophysical methods to solve business problems. Advanced geophysical techniques are discussed and debated at a high level, but in the context of the end problem and the potential value that the techniques may bring. Logic, or critical thinking, is applied to geophysical methodology to enable the student to formulate more effective approaches to industrial problems. The course also covers aspects of Decision Analysis as they relate to oil and gas and to the use of geophysical data. The second half of the course is dominated by a variety of case studies, chosen specifically to highlight value oriented geophysical thinking. Group exercises are included throughout the course to reinforce the content and challenge the students to think of geophysics in a different, business oriented, way.
John L.J. Duhault, P.Geoph. Mr. Duhault is a “hunter finder mentor” and a 3G specialist (Geology, Geophysics, Geomechanics), who graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Manitoba and has over 37 years of industry experience including over 47,000 hours of interpretation experience in Canada and overseas. He has worked for, consulted to, and found oil and gas for integrated senior and intermediate producers (Chevron, CS, Lightstream, Pengrowth, and Canadian Hunter) and numerous junior independents. He founded and led two private juniors (Dragonheart Energy and Dragonheart Resources) and is currently the Principal Geoscience Consultant for Starbird Enterprises specializing in exploration seismic, microseismic and induced seismicity interpretation. Mr. Duhault has presented papers for the CSEG, SEG, CSUR and ASEC on geophysical interpretation, reservoir characterization, microseismic, hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity. He won Best CSEG Recorder paper in 2012 focusing on Cardium Microseismic interpretation. He was Co-Chair of the CSPG's 2015 Gussow Conference and is currently Vice President/President Elect for the CSEG and past Chair of the CSEG’s Value of Integrated Geophysics Committee. Mr. Duhault is a member of CSEG, SEG, CSPG, APEGA, and SPE.