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Name: Chris Friedemann
Date registered: March 14, 2011

Latest posts

  1. When Geos Hit the Road: Petra — September 14, 2015
  2. Quantifying the Value of Information – Neuquen Development — September 1, 2015
  3. An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 6 of 6) — August 24, 2015
  4. Friday Fun: Seismic Reptiles — August 21, 2015
  5. NEOS Buys Onshore Seismic Data Processing Business — August 17, 2015

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  4. Characterizing Unconventional Shale Reservoirs — 5 comments
  5. Fracture Detection Using a Multi-measurement Methodology — 3 comments

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When Geos Hit the Road: Petra


CMOh and our Senior Exploration Project Director had the good fortune to be in Jordan this weekend as part of a business development swing through the greater Mediterranean and Levant region.  The Sunday downtime destination? Petra – a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and one of Smithsonian …

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Quantifying the Value of Information – Neuquen Development


Click here to continue reading this article on the Value of Information that we co-authored with Palantir and which was published in OilVoice on the 1st of September. Palantir used their economic modeling and asset optimization software to determine the economics of Vaca Muerta shale development under four different scenarios, in which the quantity and quality of subsurface G&G …

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An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 6 of 6)

LBN NarratedSlideshow

A 13-minute narrated slideshow describing some of the exciting findings about the oil & gas exploration potential of Lebanon is accessible by clicking here or on the image above. Click here to learn more about the Lebanon neoBASIN project on the Global Programs page of the NEOS web site.

Friday Fun: Seismic Reptiles

Seismic Reptiles

The image above can be found on a really cool blog post from the Agile Geoscience team. It basically shows what happens when the power of machine learning algorithms and multi-layer neural networks are over-extended, in this case identifying ‘hidden reptiles’ among the reflection layers of a seismic section. The original work (equally cool, albeit …

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NEOS Buys Onshore Seismic Data Processing Business

NEOS teaser homepage_FINAL

I’m not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but NEOS just announced our acquisition of the onshore seismic data processing business of ION Geophysical’s GX Technology group. Click here to read the press release. This transaction involves a group of about 25 Denver-based folks who originally started as AXIS Geophysics and which ION acquired back …

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An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 5 of 6)

LBN Plays

NEOS identified four distinct play types in the 6,000 sqkm area assessed on the Lebanon neoBASIN project: A Triassic interval (BLUE) which is geologically similar to the gas and condensate fields of Syria’s Palmyride Belt to the northeast of the survey area; A deeper (and potentially more gas prone) Paleozoic interval (PURPLE) also analogous to …

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Summer Reading List: Age of Ambition in the New China


I found this one on another Summer Reading List belonging to the Managing Director of the management consultancy, McKinsey & Company. It’s written in a very approachable style similar to Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat – it weaves together a series of life stories from those who have experienced life in China over the …

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An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 4 of 6)

Significant increase (log-scale) in intra-horizon resistivity as one moves up-section in the Cretaceous

On the Lebanon neoBASIN regional reconnaissance project, we acquired EM resistivity data from roughly 45 ground-based magnetotelluric (MT) stations that were deployed throughout the survey area.  Challenging topography and dynamic geo-political conditions on the ground didn’t always let us deploy the stations where we wanted to, but we did get some interesting results nonetheless. The …

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An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 3 of 6)


Click here to read our article about our Lebanon neoBASIN project, published in OilVoice on the 20th of July.

Summer Reading List: All the Light We Cannot See


Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and long-running NY Times best seller, All the Light We Cannot See was named one of the NY Times 10 Best Books of 2014. According to the Times review, “With brisk chapters and sumptuous language, Doerr’s second novel follows two characters whose paths will intersect in the waning …

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