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/DGS 3-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.
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RMAG’s Annual 3D Seismic Symposium is nearly upon us again. Be sure to mark you calendars to catch our presentation on PreStack Depth Migration (PSDM). NEOS’ Dr Morgan Brown will present a case from a multi-client survey in northwest Pennsylvania where PSDM provided key structural imaging benefits for horizontal drilling applications, materially reducing the risk of dropping out of zone during geosteering. Additionally we will set out to demonstrate how in the future PSDM will also improve the accuracy of any rock property attributes derived from migrated gathers. Join us to see how we do it.
10:30AM Dr. Morgan Brown (NEOS)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Kevin Taylor’s – The Studio Loft at the Denver Arts Complex
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.
Multi-measurement exploration and interpretation in the southern Rocky Mountains
Session ID & Name: INT 6, Case Studies
Presentation date and time: 10/19/2016 @ 3:10:00 PM
NEOS recently took on a project to asses the supply source of CO2 used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in the northern Raton Basin. Onshore structurally complex areas, such as this, combined with large amount of igneous intrusions can be difficult to image at depth with seismic data alone.
This multi-measurement interpretation study incorporating airborne- and ground-acquired geophysical data covers more than 1,000 square miles of topographically challenging, environmentally sensitive terrain in the Rocky Mountain region, an area containing numerous natural accumulations of CO2.
Join us at the AAPG Technical Program next week to gain more insight into this study.
Mark your calendar:
Structural models constrained by geophysical data provide additional insight to the subsurface in Southern Colorado, U.S. (Expanded abstract)
M. Soledad Velasco, NEOS
Tuesday, June 21st | 8:25AM
Theme 5 – “Structural Interpretation Quality and Methods”
For more on NEOS’ work in the northern Raton Basin click here for our article “Resistivity imaging in a fold and thrust belt using ZTEM and sparse MT data” from the 2016 April issue of First Break.