Recent Articles

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June 2021

Evidence for Strike-Slip Faulting from 3D Seismic and HZ Well Strip Logs and its Impact on Hydrocarbon Distribution at the Worsley Charlie Lake LL Pool

Rainer Augsten

Faults have always played a major role in the trapping of hydrocarbons, usually by creating structural traps. Faults with associated vertical displacement or folding are often visible on seismic data. Strike-slip faults with no vertical displacement, on the other hand, are notoriously difficult to detect on seismic data. This article…

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May 2021

Integrating Pore Pressure and Lithology Prediction from Well and Seismic Data to Characterize Abnormal Pressures in the Compartmentalized Volve Oil Field, Central North Sea

Draga Talinga and Carl Reine

Pore-pressure distribution within the clastic and carbonate Mesozoic sequences at the Volve oil field in the Central North Sea is particularly interesting due to the presence of two distinctive pressure regimes within the Jurassic sandstones: one hydrostatic and one moderately overpressured.

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May 2021

Effective Technical Talks

Stewart Trickett

Being an expert in your field is not enough. You must communicate your knowledge and findings effectively. Although natural aptitude varies, communication skills can be studied, practiced, and refined like any other. You need only apply yourself.

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April 2021

Useful Mistakes, Cognitive Biases and Seismic

Lee Hunt

We come to conventions and Symposia to hear about success and bask in the glory of our awesome, successful colleagues. But mistakes may also lead to useful learning opportunities. After all, we often mistakenly look upon our successes as if they are the result of some intrinsic property of ourselves,…

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March 2021

Software Correctness

Stewart Trickett

If I were to choose one overarching philosophy for how software should be developed, it would be to program for correctness — that is, do everything practical to reduce errors.

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Recent Interviews

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September 2021

An interview with Renjun Wen

Renjun Wen is an experienced geoscientist who has been successful in both entrepreneurial and technical roles in the oil and gas industry. He is the founder of Geomodeling Technology Corp. in Calgary, an international geoscience software company with an office in China, as well. He has a Doctorate in Petroleum Geology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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June 2021

An interview with Dale Vanhooren

“…we can only learn when we move beyond our current knowledge base through new application of the convolution of our experience.”

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May 2021

An interview with Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook has worked for an oil company, a geophysical consulting company, both in Calgary, and is now the President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., a geophysical acquisition software and survey design company focused on developing innovative acquisition solutions for acquiring high resolution seismic data.

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Recent Columns

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June 2021

President’s Message

It is indeed a privilege and honor to have been selected to lead such a special group as the CSEG. The CSEG has a long and valued history of contribution to the Canadian energy industry, and I am proud to be a member and a volunteer of this great organization.

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June 2021

Associate Editor’s Message

A year ago, in early 2020, I found myself in a position where it made sense to retire. Covid-19 and record low oil prices meant that some of us had to leave. I decided that I’d rather see the young folks keep their jobs, so I left a very interesting…

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May 2021

Tracing the Industry

Kristy Manchul

Happy Spring 2021! To think that over a year ago, we were still at the start of the pandemic and people, organizations and society were struggling to find ways to make our new reality work. Flash forward 14 months, and what has changed?