Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What a great week!

Today the last edits were completed for the upcoming SEG book Elements of 3D Seismology 3rd edition. Still some work to do on an Appendix and figure tweaks, but the big job is done.

And... on Sunday an Arkansas statewide profile article was published.  My 15 minutes of fame has come and gone.  Felt great...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Peter Carragher!

Class photo, and my first attempt to photoshop myself into a scene (I took the photo).

The famous Peter Carragher

Friday, January 9, 2015

3D Seismic Exploration 2015

Due to SEG responsibilities looming large, I once again taught my graduate class 3D Seismic Exploration (GEOL5143) at the University of Arkansas during January intercession.  Last year, we had to scramble around school closings due to winter weather.  This year was plenty cold (-5F windchill one morning), but no ice and no cancellations.

Intercession classes are geared to run 9 days at 4 hours per day.  Someone, somewhere set the dates for Jan intercession this year to Jan 3-11.  Well, if you check a calendar that means 4 of the 9 days are weekends.  Hard to get students in class Sunday for 4 hours.  So I made an executive decision to compress the class to 5 weekdays, here was the schedule:

Anyway, the class went off just fine (except for some horrendous database issues, that need no concern us here).  The 12 students worked hard and learned much about 3D seismic interpretation.  Project 3 is a Gulf of Mexico prospecting exercise and presentation by each student.  By tradition, the students vote for Best Presentation, this year won by Austin Moyers with the El Diablo prospect, and Victoria Wood's Wild Horse second.

3D Exploration class of 2015 with instructor in the-dye.  Best Prospect went to Austin Moyers, who is the tall fellow in the 2nd row holding his trophy of honor.
Best prospect trophy bottom view.

Best prospect trophy front view.

Monday, January 5, 2015

IPTC in Kuala Lumpur

-------5 Jan 2015 ----

Just got some photos from IPTC, here are a couple of good ones.

Four Presidents: Phillip Ringrose (EAGE), Randi Martinsen (AAPG), Christopher Liner (SEG), Jeff Spath (SPE Past). Together, the societies represent over 200,000 geoscientists and engineers worldwide.

Action photo during plenary session talk on Progress and promise of offshore geophysical technology.

---- 11 Dec 2014 ----

I'm at the international petroleum technology conference and gave a plenary session talk today. The topic was promise and progress in offshore seismic technology. It seemed well received. With me on stage and co-speakers were presidents of AAPG, EAGE, and SPE. Lofty company indeed.

Plenary Session talk on "Progress and Promise of Offshore Seismic Technology"

With Mahmoud Abdulbaqi, CEO of ArGas. 
Final attendance numbers, a new record despite dropping oil price.
Six month drop of 46% in WTI spot price.
Yes, that is an 8ft Christmas tree being checked as baggage by a business
class passenger. Just when you think you have seen it all.