PCS-SEG Luncheon Lecture – CSUB Graduate Students – Kari Hochstatter, Cindy Rodriguez & Craig Hulsey

We are pleased to have our next technical luncheon on Thursday, April 8th at noon. This virtual luncheon will be held through Zoom.

This month is a special session featuring three speakers from the graduate geology program at Cal State Bakersfield. Typically, our society hosts an annual poster session with CSUB’s geology students. With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the society has decided to invite a handful of Master’s candidates to present brief virtual talks on their current research. The speakers and titles of their talks are listed below.

Additionally, the society will be awarding our annual field camp scholarship to this year’s CSUB Outstanding Geology Student.

Talks:

Kari Hochstatter – “X-ray Diffraction Mineralogic Analyses on Core Samples of the San Joaquin Basin, California: A Pilot Study for Kaolinite to Dickite Diagenesis”

Kari Hochstatter Abstract & Bio

Cindy Rodriguez – “The Impact of the 2016 Erskine Fire on Soil Properties”

Cindy Rodriguez Abstract & Bio

Craig Hulsey – “Geochemical Analysis of a New Lunar Meteorite and Connection to Lunar Source Terrain”

Craig Hulsey Abstract & Bio

Please register here and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you the evening of April 7th

Registrations are closed for this event

Christof Stork – “Addressing land seismic data quality issues that cannot be easily fixed by huge fold”

Please join us for the PCS-SEG monthly luncheon on Wednesday, March 10th. This will be a virtual meeting held using the Zoom meeting platform.

The meeting will feature Christof Stork of Land Seismic Noise Specialists. The title of his talk is “Addressing land seismic data quality issues that cannot be easily fixed by huge fold”.

Abstract
Interpreters can be frustrated by that land seismic data is often 10-100x noisier than marine data.  There is room for optimism since source and receiver counts for land seismic data are each recently going up by about 10x. This increases total fold by about 100x, which is a revolution.  But, there are still some significant noise issues the huge fold does not fix well:  1) consistent wavelet distortion of the near surface, 2) near surface scattering, 3) guided waves, 4) 3C noise, and 5) acquisition access issues.  Because of the competitive & heuristic nature of land seismic acquisition and processing, these topics have been R&D starved.  I will demonstrate the issues and show there is potential for significant technology improvements that are complementary with the new high fold data.

Christof Stork graduated with a Ph.D. in geophysics from Caltech in 1988 and then a Postdoc at Stanford.  He has been involved with 5 startup companies, of which 4 1/2 were successful.  Christof has been a leader in reflection tomography, wave equation migration, FWI, and land acquisition considerations.  Christof has twice had a measurable impact of greater than $1 billion on the industry with Wave Equation migration and RTM. 

Event Details
Date: March 10th, 2021
Time: 12:00 to 1:00

Please register below and a link to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email the evening of the 9th. Thank you!

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Dan Hollis – “Use of Ambient Noise Surface Wave Tomography for Petroleum Exploration in the Lowlands of West Papua, Indonesia”

Please join us for the PCS-SEG monthly luncheon on Thursday, February 4th. This will be a virtual meeting held using the Zoom meeting platform.

The meeting will feature Dan Hollis, Chief Executive Officer of Sisprobe SAS. The title of his talk is “Use of Ambient Noise Surface Wave Tomography for Petroleum Exploration in the Lowlands of West Papua, Indonesia”.

Bio

Abstract

Event Details
Date: February 4th, 2021
Time: 12:00 to 1:00

Please register below and a link to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email the evening of the 3rd. Thank you!

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Andres Chavarria – “Geophysical Distributed Sensing within Instrumented Assets”

Please join us for the PCS-SEG monthly luncheon on Thursday, January 14th. This will be a virtual meeting held using the Zoom meeting platform.

The meeting will feature Andres Chavarria, Oilfield Services Technical Director at OptaSense. The title of his talk is “Geophysical Distributed Sensing within Instrumented Assets”.

Abstract
Reservoir monitoring with distributed acoustic sensing has proven an effective cost saving tool for various assets in a wide range of basins. Using fiber optic that often times is deployed for production monitoring purposes provides geoscientists with low cost tools to conduct measurements like seismic, microseismic and strain.

Here we show recent examples of DAS seismic projects where fiber for monitoring different assets was used to monitor reservoir changes. We focus on time lapse applications including steam and water injection, CO2 storage as well as passive microseismic and earthquake monitoring.

Bio
Andres Chavarria is OptaSense’s  Oilfield Services Technical Director. His current focus is the use of distributed sensing fiber optic data for engineering and geoscience applications.  

He has a background on borehole seismology (MS and VSP) and was previously the Geophysical Processing Manager at OptaSense, SR2020 and Paulsson. He has conducted work in other areas of geophysics including geothermal, mining and groundwater. He holds an Engineering Degree on Geophysics from the National University of Mexico and a PhD Degree on Geophysics from Duke University.

Event Details
Date: January 14th, 2021
Time: 12:00 to 1:00

Please register below and a link to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email the evening of the 13th. Thank you!

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Klaas Koster – “Barriers to using land seismic in unconventional reservoir characterization”

Please join us for the PCS-SEG monthly luncheon on Wednesday, December 9th. This will be a virtual meeting held using the Zoom meeting platform.

The meeting will feature Klaas Koster, Worldwide Chief Geophysicist at Occidental Petroleum. The title of his talk is “Barriers to using land seismic in unconventional reservoir characterization”.

Klaas Koster

Bio

Abstract

Event Details:
Date: December 9th, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 1:00

Please register below and a link to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email the evening of the 8th. Thank you!

Registrations are closed for this event