Ed Biegert from Shell will give the EGLS talk this Friday Oct 5th

Ed Biegert from Shell will be giving a talk on Friday Oct 5th titled:

"From Black Magic to Swarms: Hydrocarbon Exploration using Non-Seismic Technologies"
 
(Abstract below)
 
Dr. Biegert is the Global Principal Technical Expert for Non-Seismic Geophysics at Shell. He obtained his BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Physics from Rice University. Dr Biegert has worked developing seismic, potential field, electromagnetic, remote sensing, and borehole interpretation technologies for hydrocarbon exploration for over 30 years. He has broad interests in the physical, environmental, and earth sciences.
 
Dr. Biegert is a past director of the Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing and also of the Geosat Committee, Inc. He is a holder of the Ludwig Mintrop award for Best Paper (2001) at the EAGE and is (twice) a Distinguished Lecturer for that organization.
 
The talk is open to anyone interested in geophysics and will begin at 12:00pm in the Science and Engineering Classroom building, 1st floor, room 104.
 
Pizza will be provided!
 
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We hope to see you there!
 
For a complete list of past and future EGLS lectures, visit:
 
 
 
From Black Magic to Swarms: Hydrocarbon Exploration using Non-Seismic Technologies
 
E.K. Biegert
 
“Why don’t geochemical hydrocarbon detection methods always work?” Only one third of recent exploration new venture opportunities used surface geochemical hydrocarbon detection methods to calibrate the presence of charge in the system. There are distinct differences between the manifestation of hydrocarbons at surface in these environments, which drive the methods applied and ultimately the way in which we interpret these data. Most commercially-available onshore ground-based techniques are restricted in their application to prospect-scale assessment, primarily because of logistics and costs. Unfortunately, prospect-scale application often results in ambiguous or misleading results. Offshore applications of surface hydrocarbon methods are better calibrated and practiced. Airborne and satellite systems are commonly used in basin-scale applications.
 
Geochemical and non-seismic geophysical exploration techniques are important strategic components of the exploration toolkit when properly calibrated and applied. In this paper we review non-seismic exploration technologies, indicate recent advances and developments that have enhanced their value, and present real examples and case histories that illustrate the benefits in using combinations of these tools for large scale exploration activities.