The Southeastern Geophysical Society

Please join SGS for our May 2017 luncheon on Thursday, May 11th at 11:30am on the 8th floor of the Holiday Inn, 330 Loyola Ave. Our May talk will be given by Paul Hatchell of Shell. The talk is titled "Getting more for less: Frequent low-cost seismic monitoring solutions for offshore fields"

Reservations: Mike Schneider(sgsluncheon@gmail.com)

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SGS Luncheon

Title

Getting more for less: Frequent low-cost seismic monitoring solutions for offshore fields

Speaker

Paul Hatchell

Abstract

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Time-lapse seismic reservoir surveillance is a proven technology for offshore environments. In the past two decades, we have seen this technology move from novel to necessary and enable us to monitor injection wells, water influx, compaction, undrained fault blocks, and bypassed reserves. Value is generated by influencing the management of our field operations and optimizing wells to reduce cost, accelerate production, and increase ultimate recovery.

Significant advances in technology are improving the quality of our data. Errors in acquisition repeats are nearly eliminated using permanently installed systems or dedicated ocean- bottom nodes. We now routinely obtain surveys with such a high signal-to-noise ratio that we can observe production-induced changes in the reservoir after months instead of years. This creates a demand for frequent seismic monitoring to better understand the dynamic behavior of our fields. Increasing the frequency of seismic monitoring will have a proportionate cost implication, and a challenge is how to design a monitoring program that maximizes the overall benefit to the field.

Reducing individual survey costs is important to enable frequent monitoring. Several techniques are considered for lowering these costs such as:

  • Reducing the number of shots and/or receivers to minimize offshore vessel time. This includes shooting targeted (i4D-style) surveys on a frequent basis in between full-field surveys that are acquired infrequently.
  • Use of smaller source arrays towed by less-expensive vessels.
  • Semi-permanent ocean-bottom nodes that can be left on the seafloor for multiple on-demand surveys.
  • Time-lapse VSPs that use permanent distributed acoustic sensors (DAS) in well bores.
  • High-resolution 4D surveys that monitor shallow reservoirs cost effectively using low-cost vessels towing arrays of short-streamer cables (e.g., P-cable).

Mountain View
There is no single solution that works for every field, and we need to understand the pros/cons of the various technologies to select the best option for a specific field. Some results of applying these techniques to offshore fields will be discussed.

Bio

Paul Hatchell joined Shell in 1989 after receiving his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin. He began his career at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston and worked on a variety of research topics including shear-wave logging, quantitative seismic amplitude analysis, and 3D AVO applications. Following a four-year oil and gas exploration assignment in Shell’s New Orleans office, Paul returned to Shell’s technology centers in Rijswijk and Houston where he is currently a member of the Areal Field Monitoring team and Shell’s principal technical expert for 4D reservoir surveillance. His current activities include developing improved 4D seismic acquisition and interpretation techniques, seafloor deformation monitoring, and training the next generation of geoscientists.


 
 
 
 


Current

The Super Science Saturday event at the Louisiana Children's Museum will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11:00am- 3:00pm

Volunteers are needed in two shifts:

11:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm

or are welcome to volunteer for the entire 4 hour event. Pizza and a T-shirt are provided to those who volunteer.

This is always a fun event and the kids have a blast at the SGS table learning about how sounds travel through the Earth using our geophone.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Kennedy to be placed on the schedule. Lisa can be reached at (call or text) 504-782-7100, or e-mail at lisa.kennedy@boem.gov or lisadwyerkennedy@gmail.com to reserve a volunteer time slot.

Upcoming

SGS & NOGS are looking for enthusiastic women geology role models for the Girl Scouts Louisiana East B.I.G. - Believe In Girls event at Southeastern University in Hammond Saturday September 24th.

Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts. This is a fun filled learning experience where the girls will learn about the properties of oil, its presence in rocks and how oil fields are created. We will be joined by The Southeastern Geophysical Society and The Society of Petroleum Engineers Delta Chapter. The event is STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) focused with over 30 science industry careers and 1,400 inquisitive girl scouts.

Please join this fun filled event!

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Kennedy to be placed on the schedule. 504-782-7100 call or text lisadwyerkennedy@gmail.com . Volunteers are needed in 2 shifts:
9:30am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 3:30pm

You are also welcome to join me all day if you would like!

Past

Education

August 18th, 19th & 20th 2015

Hilton Riverside New Orleans

Geoscience Opening Seminar, August 18

“The Temporal and Spatial Evolution of Reservoirs and Traps, Northern Deep Water Gulf of Mexico” with Paul Weimer, University of Colorado

This course will summarize the temporal and spatial evolution of the reservoirs for the 220 fields in the northern Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Lectures and exercises will address the key components of each of the major reservoirs by age. The trap types for all of the fields are reviewed and placed within their regional context and exploration province type.

Tickets for the Geoscience Seminar are $225.00 and can be purchased along with your DWTS registration at http://www.deepwaternola.org

Scholarships

Download an SGS Scholarship Application form to apply. Scholarships are made possible by corporate donations and member sponsorship of our Golf Tournament Fundraiser held in the Spring.

Don't forget scholarship applications are due April 30th! As a reminder, children and grandchildren of all current SGS members that are entering college or currently attending college or graduate school can apply for an SGS scholarship - regardless of their child/grandchild's major!

Applications are reviewed and awarded by the SGS Scholarship Committee based on academic achievement, community service and/or employment history, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applications will not be considered unless the required transcripts and letters of recommendation are received by the Committee by the deadline. The form and supporting documents must be received by the Scholarship Committee by April 30th. Note - It is also the responsibility of the SGS sponsor to keep their membership current. If you are an SGS member sponsoring a scholarship applicant, but are unsure if your membership is current, please contact Pamela Bucher (Pamela.Bucher@shell.com) to determine your membership status.

Scholarship Application Process:
1. Ensure your SGS membership is current and that your child/grandchild meets the eligibility requirements (see below)
2. Complete the scholarship application form
3. Gather the required supporting documents (a list of the required documents for each educational level is provided in Section Two on the attached scholarship application form).
4. Deliver the application form and supporting documents to a member of the Scholarship Committee via hand delivery, email or mail-in. The 2015-2016 SGS Scholarship Committee Members are:

Scott Glassman, Current SGS President (nawlinssg@aol.com)
Robin Broussard, Past SGS President (robin.broussard@shell.com)
Toby Roesler, Prior Past SGS President (roeslerta@stoneenergy.com)
Eric Zimmerman, University Liason (ericz@llog.com)

5. Mail-in forms and documents can be sent to the following mailing address and must be post-marked April 30th for consideration: SGS Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 57141, New Orleans, LA 70157

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant is enrolled or planning to enroll in college for the next academic year.
Applicant is one of the following:
High school senior planning to attend college next fall
Undergraduate or graduate college student
Applicant has not been a previous recipient of an SGS Scholarship award.
Applicant is a daughter/granddaughter or son/grandson of a current SGS member.

If you are unable to participate in the SGS Fundraising Golf Tournament, but would like to donate personally to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by check, cash or online payment via credit card. To donate funds to the SGS Scholarship Fund online, click the donate button below:

The SGS thanks you all for supporting local university students and the children of SGS Members. Due to the success of our annual golf tournament/scholarship fundraiser, this year we were able to fund three scholarships.

Congratulations to the Bill Blair Scholarship Award 2015 Recipients:

  • Hayley Thorson

Congratulations to the University Earth Science Award 2015 Recipients:

  • Nicholas Guiffre – LSU
  • David Brassieur – UNO

In addition to and independent of the SGS Scholarship, our parent society SEG also runs a Scholarship Program. If you have any questions in regard to the SEG Scholarship please e-mail scholarships@seg.org.

The Southeastern Geophysical Society

proudly announce the

2017 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT & CRAWFISH BOIL

WHEN: Thursday, March 23rd, 2016, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start

WHERE: Tchefuncta Country Club, Covington, LA

REGISTER: Fill out the registration form below & return to sgsluncheon@gmail.com

PAYMENT: Online below via paypal or via check


2017 Annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament & Crawfish Boil

If by check, please make payable to "Southeastern Geophysical Society" and mail to the address below:

POBOX 57141

701 LOYOLA AVE

NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70157

CALL FOR SGS SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

SGS invites both organizations and individual SGS members to contribute to our annual scholarship fundraiser. Each year, SGS awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students majoring in the earth sciences, and our spring golf tournament is the primary source of scholarship funding.  These scholarships are an important contribution to the promotion of scholastic excellence, and your participation in the golf tournament will support this worthy cause. 

Company / Organization Sponsorship

Organizations can donate online by visiting http://sgs-neworleans.org/  Click on the “Golf Tournament” tab and specify your sponsorship level under “Sponsors”.

Organization Sponsorship Levels

Platinum            $1,000

Gold                     $500

Silver                   $250

Hole                     $100

Organizations are also encouraged to donate “Ditty Bag Fillers” such as golf balls, golf towels, t-shirts with logos, tees, ball markers, convention exhibit booth give away items with logos, snacks, and “in kind” donations such as gift certificates. 

Individual SGS Members Wishing to Contribute to the Scholarship Fund

For members unable to participate in the golf tournament, you can still contribute to the scholarship fund!  This is a great opportunity to support geoscience education & promote SGS in the local community.  Members can donate online by visiting http://sgs-neworleans.org/ Click on the “Golf Tournament” tab and use the paypal “Donate” button to specify a flexible amount.    

Lastly, check out the fun we had at last year’s golf tournament!

http://sgs-neworleans.org/archives/sgs_newsletter_april_15.pdf

Please direct tournament entry correspondence to the following representative:

Louis Sturgess  (504) 425-7636

sgsluncheon@gmail.com

Please click the pdf icon to download the gold tournament registration form.










Membership

Our membership runs from June 1st one year to May 31st the next. The current membership form can be downloaded here: 2016-17 SGS Membership Application Form. If you played in the Golf Tournament this year you become a member through May 2016. If you didn't then you will need to send in or bring your $25 with next year's application form filled out to one of our events.

SGS membership renewal requests will soon be emailed by the 2016-2017 SGS Secretary to individuals with expired memberships in August. If you do not receive one, then your membership is probably up-to-date.

2016 - 2017 SGS Membership options

Reflections

Download and checkout the new October 2016 Reflections newsletter here. Archive editions of Reflections can be found here.

Contact our editor, Arslan Tashmukhambetov, with submissions for the newsletter and/or to place an advertisement.
Benefits:

  • Support the geophysical community and geophysics in South East Louisiana
  • Exposure to major oil companies and independents working onshore as well at the Gulf of Mexico
  • Advertisements are published monthly (September-June) in the society newsletter
  • Advertisements to be published in the membership directory
  • Logos for full page advertisers are displayed on the SGS website along with a link to the advertisers' own websites
SGS Reflections Ads Sizes and Rates
Company Name

Calendars

  • A calendar of our activities or events to be aware of.

OCS Bulletin Board

  • Since 1995 the first Internet Website providing critical information on the Gulf of Mexico - OCS BBS.

SGS 2016-2017 Goals & Objectives:

  • To be the most successful local Geophysical society in America
  • To provide a service to the membership, local companies, and the region
  • Focus on Education, Technology, Social and Community
  • General Meetings Monthly
  • Executive Committee Meetings Quarterly face-to-face
  • Be a force for good in the local community
  • Provide multiple opportunities for the professional and social development of the membership

  • Finances:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Aim to reduce volatility on savings

Local Jobs

Local job announcements can be posted in the Reflections newsletter. Contact 2015-2016 SGS Editor, Arslan Tashmukhambetov [Arslan Tashmukhambetov] to post in the Reflections newsletter, starting with the next edition coming up in September.