The Southeastern Geophysical Society

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Please join SGS for our March 2017 luncheon on Thursday, March 9th at 11:30am on the 8th floor of the Holiday Inn, 330 Loyola Ave. March's talks will be given by Stephen Alwon and Khaled Abdelaziz at Schlumberger. They are titled "Broadband acquisition and processing for high-resolution imaging in the Gulf of Mexico and "Value of Seismic Data Reprocessing – Alaminos Canyon, Lamprey prospect Case Study" respectively.

Reservations: Mike Schneider(sgsluncheon@gmail.com)

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SGS Luncheon

Title

Broadband acquisition and processing for high-resolution imaging in the Gulf of Mexico

Speaker

Stephen Alwon

Abstract

In the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, the variety of different exploration and production targets requires a robust seismic imaging workflow to ensure success. Because the complex geology leads to many geophysical challenges, designing a successful seismic workflow requires a broadband framework from acquisition to final image generation. In this paper, we outline two such workflows in the Mississippi Canyon and De Soto Canyon protraction areas. By combining long offset, constant-gradient slanted cable acquisition with modern processing and model building, final images can be generated to provide a clear picture of all existing and future hydrocarbon targets.

Bio

Stephen Alwon is an Area Geophysicist for WesternGeco, working on Multiclient projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Stephen has a BSc in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin, and an MSc in Mathematics from New York University. He has processing and imaging experience in varied geologic regimes, including the Gulf of Mexico, the South China Sea, and the North Sea. Stephen’s experience includes a range of technologies, including marine demultiple and noise attenuation, and imaging and model building techniques.


Title

Value of Seismic Data Reprocessing – Alaminos Canyon, Lamprey prospect Case Study

Speaker

Khaled Abdelaziz

Abstract

In challenging market conditions, deploying new acquisition technologies may not be feasible due to high cost and limited budget restrictions. Reprocessing the old data with modern technologies, however, can be an affordable solution. This case study demonstrates the value of reprocessing narrow azimuth seismic surveys acquired in 1997 over the southern Alaminos Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. The objective of the project was to obtain a high-resolution image to support current drilling plans. An integrated approach of high-resolution interpolation, model building and imaging strategies were used to improve the seismic resolution and derive a high-resolution velocity model. An adaptive beam migration was also implemented to leverage its multi-pathing capabilities to image complex features in the subsurface and improve interpretation confidence. From the reprocessing effort, the elastic properties estimation and prospect delineation were greatly improved to help reduce uncertainties for future drilling initiatives.

Bio

Khaled Abdelaziz is an Area Geophysicist for Schlumberger with 15+ years of experience in the seismic industry. His technical skills include 2D and 3D seismic data processing of marine, land and OBC/OBN surveys, time and depth imaging, and reservoir characterization. Khaled has experience in numerous basins including the Mediterranean, Gulf of Suez, Arabian Gulf, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Campos Basin offshore Brazil. He developed his land processing experience from data in Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Kuwait. Khaled has B.Sc. in Geophysics from Mansoura University, Egypt in 1999. In 2013, he successfully graduated from the Schlumberger Area Geophysicist University where he conducted his research on Full Waveform Inversion and modern seismic imaging techniques.


 
 
 
 


Current

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:
Robin Broussard, Current SGS President (robin.broussard@shell.com)
Toby Roesler, Past SGS President (RoeslerTA@StoneEnergy.com)
Julius Doruelo, Prior Past SGS President (J.Doruelo@shell.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 four scholarships.

Congratulations to the Bill Blair Scholarship Award 2015 Recipients:

Congratulations to the University Earth Science Award 2015 Recipients:

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.