Understanding structurally complex regions with a sole geophysical method can pose some challenges, especially, when coupled with extensive igneous activity.
At this week’s AAPG ACE in Houston, NEOS’ Soledad (Sole) Velasco presented a poster highlighting how the integrated interpretation approach, combining multi-physics and geological data analysis, has provided a better understanding of the structurally complex regions – Argentina’s Neuquén Basin and Colorado’s Sand Wash Basin and Sheep Mountain.
Click here, or on the image to the right, to view Sole’s poster, Non-Seismic Constraints in Structurally Complex Regions.
Last month, nearly 400 geoscientists convened in Denver for the annual RMAG/DGS3-D Seismic Symposium. The event provides case histories for geophysicists, geologists, landmen, and engineers who seek to stay abreast of new 3-D technology as applied to petroleum exploration and development. This year, our own Dr. Morgan Brown presented a case study showing how PSDM data provided key structural imaging benefits that reduced horizontal drilling risk in the Marcellus and Utica shale. Lucky for you, we recorded his presentation so if you missed the symposium you can still view it.
To launch the presentation click here or the image above.
With the year in full swing and several industry events around the corner, we want to remind everyone to not miss your chance to catch our own Dr. Morgan Brown – an expert in seismic depth imaging – presenting at two upcoming events. If you aren’t able to make these events, not to worry; we will upload a recording of Morgan’s presentation in the coming weeks.
2017 3D Seismic Symposium – Wednesday, February 22 in Denver
Organized by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) and the Denver Geophysical Society (DGS), this year’s symposium promises a full agenda of informational presentations focused on seismic imaging in North America. Morgan will take the stage at 10:30 AM to present a prestack depth migration case study from the Appalachian Basin/Marcellus-Utica shale.
CSEG Technical Luncheon – Monday, February 27 in Calgary
The following week, Morgan will be presenting at CSEG’s luncheon. The lunch starts at 11:30 at the Calgary Petroleum Club.
About Dr. Morgan Brown Morgan is a well-known evangelist for advanced seismic processing technology including PSDM imaging. As a Geophysical Advisor in Depth Imaging at NEOS, his role includes optimizing PSDM workflows and consulting on internal PSDM projects. Morgan received a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Applied Math from Rice University.
NEOS recently completed a study over 1,000 square miles of Southern Colorado to identify areas that may contain CO2 reservoirs. Airborne magnetic and EM (ZTEM) data were collected and integrated with proprietary seismic and well data, as well as public domain ground gravity data. With a more quantitative integration using Predictive Analytics methodology we were then able to highlight areas that may have a higher potential to host CO2 reservoirs. Join us at the SEG Technical Program next week to gain more insight into this study.
Be sure to grab your April issue of First Break, and turn to this month’s special topic: EM & Potential Methods, where NEOS discusses the results from resistivity imaging using ZTEM and MT data in the geophysical study of a ~2900 km2 region of the northern Raton Basin in southern Colorado.
Because of the land access and permitting issues, as well as the large amount of terrain needing to be traversed during the geophysical survey, we decided to incorporate a dense airborne ZTEM survey along with the sparse MT stations.
Published in the January 2016 issue of EAGE’s First Break magazine, NEOS’ Seismic Imaging Group (SIG) discusses a frequency-dependent filtering technique that can significantly increase the available bandwidth of the seismic data. Click here or on the image above for the full article.