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Carbon Capture Canada Conference


DARREN KONDRAT GEOPHYSICAL CONSULTANT DARRENK@ROCKYVIEWGEOSERVICES.CA LUKE HARLOW-LAWRENCE B.SC., GEOPHYSICS The 2nd annual Carbon Capture Canada Conference – the nation’s only carbon capture, utilization, and storage convention - was held in Edmonton, Alberta. As the 2030 federal goals for emission reduction draw closer, collaboration and conversation around CCUS projects is crucial, and Carbon Capture Canada provided a space to connect. Bre Fox, Chair of Carbon Capture Canada, welcomed the session with an emphasis on a call to action, asking questions on best practices for our clean energy future. There were more than 100 exhibitors and over 150 industry leading speakers spread [...]

Carbon Capture Canada Conference2023-11-23T22:17:20-07:00

An interview with Oliver Kuhn


INTERVIEW COORDINATED BY SATINDER CHOPRA AND DAVID GRAY     Earlier this year former Chief Editor Brian Schulte arranged to have Satinder Chopra and David Gray interview Oliver Kuhn. Oliver worked with Satinder for many years on the RECORDER committee, and he and David were classmates at UWO. Oliver has been a CSEG member since 1984 and over the years been involved in almost every facet of the society, including Ski Spree Chair, Doodlebug Chair, and CSEG President (2006). He won the Meritorious Service Award in 2003, and the Honourary Membership Award in 2023. He is perhaps best known to [...]

An interview with Oliver Kuhn2023-11-20T14:51:55-07:00

Impact of Spectral Balancing of Seismic Data on some Unsupervised Facies Analysis


SATINDER CHOPRA SAMIGEO, CALGARY, SATINDER.CHOPRA@SAMIGEO.COM RITESH KUMAR SHARMA SAMIGEO, CALGARY, RITESH.SHARMA@SAMIGEO.COM KURT J. MARFURT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN HEATHER BEDLE THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN ALEXANDRO VERA-ARROYO THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN Abstract The interpretation of discrete stratigraphic features on seismic data is limited by its bandwidth and its signal-to-noise ratio. Unfortunately, well-resolved reflections from the top and base of subtle stratigraphic geologic boundaries occur only for features thick enough to be imaged by the bandlimited data. In contrast, seismically thin stratigraphic features approaching a quarter-wavelength in thickness give rise to composite, or “tuned,” seismic reflections. Data conditioning to [...]

Impact of Spectral Balancing of Seismic Data on some Unsupervised Facies Analysis2023-11-02T22:55:19-06:00

Inside the World Petroleum Congress


HILARY SCHUMACHER SUSTAINABILITY INTEGRATION ADVISOR, CSEG DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES HSCHUMACHER@SUNCOR.COM Introduction I had the incredible privilege of attending the 24th World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which took place in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta, from September 17th to 21st. The event revolved around the central theme of "Energy Transition: The Path to Net Zero," and it was a great experience. Being part of this massive gathering was truly remarkable, as it brought together not only oil and gas industry experts but also politicians, executives, and dedicated workers from all corners of the globe. I was among 10,000+ fortunate individuals [...]

Inside the World Petroleum Congress2023-10-27T16:08:13-06:00

A Students Report on Middle East Oil, Gas and Geo-sciences Show (MEOS-GEO), Bahrain


MISHA MUSTAQEEM BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION – BROADCASTING STUDENT, MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY MMUST527@MTROYAL.CA For many in the resource industry, the phrase Middle East makes them think of oil and gas. According to Statista, the Middle East region produces 31% of global of oil and gas. Coincidentally this proportion is very close to the volume of hydrocarbons exported around the world. Saudi Arabia leads the region in both production and exports – but there is another nation that should not be overlooked: the state of Bahrain. Before the 1930s, the state of Bahrain, an island off the coast of Saudi Arabia, was [...]

A Students Report on Middle East Oil, Gas and Geo-sciences Show (MEOS-GEO), Bahrain2023-10-19T12:15:45-06:00

Quantifying Saturation in the Sleipner CO2 Storage: A Rock Physics-Based Approach for Seismic Data Analysis


MANZAR FAWAD KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS (KFUPM)/ RESEARCH SCIENTIST II, MANZAR.FAWAD@KFUPM.EDU.SA NAZMUL HAQUE MONDOL UNIVERSITY OF OSLO/ PROFESSOR, M.N.H.MONDOL@GEO.UIO.NO NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE/ ADVISOR-ADJUNCT POSITION, NHM@NGI.NO Abstract This research aims to evaluate the underground CO2 storage site at Sleipner in the North Sea, Norway, by applying a newly proposed rock physics model to extract saturation from seismic data. Our focus is the CO2 storage reservoir unit of the Utsira Formation (a shallow saline formation where CO2 from produced natural gas is injected and stored) to validate the new rock physics model. The saturation information was used to determine [...]

Quantifying Saturation in the Sleipner CO2 Storage: A Rock Physics-Based Approach for Seismic Data Analysis2023-10-12T20:58:16-06:00

Geophysical Field Schools at the University of Saskatchewan


IGOR MOROZOV, JIM MERRIAM, and SAM BUTLER UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, DEPTARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, SASKATOON, SK, CANADA, IGOR.MOROZOV@USASK.CA Abstract Mineral resources are a foundation of the economy in western Canada and particularly in Saskatchewan. With recent changes in the markets and emphasis on sustainability and the green economy, there is an increasing demand for geophysics professionals. This article gives an overview of the geophysics program at the University of Saskatchewan and describes how it meets these new challenges. Field schools designed around continuous data acquisition projects have been the central element of our program for many years. This article gives [...]

Geophysical Field Schools at the University of Saskatchewan2023-10-03T12:26:19-06:00

PSDM velocity model building using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network


GREG CAMERONTHRUST BELT IMAGING, GREG@TBI.CAAbstractBuilding PSDM velocity models in complex structure land environments is difficult. A machine-learning method using a convolutional neural network (CNN) incorporates both human and artificial intelligence to overcome these difficulties. The supervised learning process used a large representative dataset to train the CNN, learning the convolutional weights that best map the input seismic shot records to the target velocity model. With careful consideration of both training data and network architecture, the CNN can accurately predict velocity models on both synthetic and field data.IntroductionConvolutional neural networks have been successfully used for many tasks, from computer vision to natural [...]

PSDM velocity model building using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network2023-09-26T12:09:57-06:00

Chief Editor’s Message


NILANJAN GANGULY Hello everybody, Hope you all had a terrific summer. Welcome to the 2023-24 session of the RECORDER. We are happy to have a series of exciting articles lined up for the next few months. In the recent past, we have seen how our geoscience skills and expertise, as well as our aptitude for innovation, are being transferred to the emerging field of carbon capture and storage (CCS). This trend is reflected in the submission of articles to the RECORDER – with multiple articles related to CCS to be published in the next few months. Our first article is authored [...]

Chief Editor’s Message2023-09-14T14:05:35-06:00

CCS expertise and analogical reasoning


LEE HUNT CARBON ALPHA, LHUNT@CARBONALPHA.COM ERIC STREET CARBON ALPHA GRAHAM HACK CARBON ALPHA We provoke the development of geoscientific expertise for the early stages of CCS through analogy with fields that geoscientists already command. Introduction Recently, there has been a tremendous increase of interest in the safe and permanent underground storage of carbon dioxide (CCS). This has been driven by governmental enactment of climate goals in many parts of the world. These goals have been powerfully manifested in several ways, including through penalties and incentives. Canadian efforts in this regard have included the Government of Canada’s (GOC) rapidly escalating carbon [...]

CCS expertise and analogical reasoning2023-09-07T20:18:23-06:00

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