Category Archive: Technologies

It Just Keeps Getting Better…

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At NEOS, we were excited to hear the news last week that there is a new way being developed to launch satellites into space.  Using airplanes to launch the satellites into space will save money and time (though happy I won’t be asked to fly that mission).  The report speaks about advantages to internet access and real-time tracking of …

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A View From Space: Gravity & Magnetic Data

Bouguer gravity anomaly, distinguishing thick from thin crust by more negative and positive values. Image provide by ESA/IRENA.

A new way to look at the Earth began with the launch of the first satellite in 1957.  Today more than 2,200 satellites orbit the Earth, many providing a steady stream of scientific data. Accurate satellite imagery may be the most cost-effective source of data collection in oil and gas exploration.  And it often has …

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A View from Space: Multi-spectral and Hyperspectral Data

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The first satellite was launched in 1957 by the Soviets (Sputnik 1), quickly followed by one launched by the Americans (Explorer 1).  And so began a new way to look at the Earth.  Today more than 2,200 satellites orbit the Earth, many providing a steady stream of scientific data. Accurate satellite imagery may be the …

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SEG Presentation: An Introduction to NEOS and Multi-Physics Interpretation in Oil & Gas Exploration

SEG Booth Theater

Last week, NEOS joined 350 other companies, government agencies, and research and educational institutions at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).  NEOS exhibited from a new booth on the exhibition show floor featuring, for the first time ever, a booth theater. Various presentations were delivered within the theater on an …

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Draining the Oceans with Satellite Gravity Data

Many thanks to our friends at Scripps and ConocoPhillips for this really terrific satellite-derived gravity image of the ocean floor! To read the article, click here.

The Importance of Basement (Narrated Slideshow)

Basement plays a key role in establishing geologic environments conducive to hydrocarbon generation. Learn more about how through a multi-physics approach in which gravity, magnetic and EM datasets are simultaneously integrated, inverted and interpreted, NEOS helps to illuminate the basement and reveal key drivers of reservoir performance beyond the shale. Click on the image below …

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Your Basement is Full of Dark Secrets

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A good horror or suspense film can get your heart pounding and adrenaline racing.  Simply thinking of the dark, creepy basements in blockbuster movies like Psycho and Silence of the Lambs is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Have you ever had a similar sensation when evaluating your shale play? Is your basement full of …

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NEOS Tech Series: Predictive Analytics to Support Big Decisions

Oil in Place Model

Geostatistical Predictive Analytics is a crucial part of the Multi-Measurement Interpretation (MMI) methodology. The term Predictive Analytics itself is a bit of a buzz term that can be used to describe any approach to data mining to predict trends or behaviors in the effort to identify risks and opportunities. Among the various approaches to Geostatistical …

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NEOS Tech Series: Using Magnetic Data to Locate Abandoned Wellbores

The cultural grid is separated from the total magnetic intensity and then compared to mapped features, like wells and pipelines.

By: Maggie Baber, NEOS Geoscientist Magnetic interpretation is an integral component of NEOS’s multi-measurement interpretation methodology (MMI). Magnetic data measures changes in a rock’s magnetic susceptibility, or the degree of magnetization in response to earth’s magnetic field. Rocks or materials with high magnetite content have a high magnetic susceptibility. Magnetics, along with gravity and other …

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NEOS Tech Series: Multi-Physics Reveals Basement Secrets

Magnetic data along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The NEOS MMI methodology, specifically with the use of potential methods, is greatly suited to provide understanding of the structural complexity of a basin, at the basement level. While gravity and magnetic methods use different rock properties (density vs. susceptibility), these methods are diagnostic and when taken together can eliminate many geologic alternative scenarios therefore …

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