Fractures and Statistics – Friday Faves

Finally another week in 4D! Sorry for the radio silence, but nothing noteworthy has come to my attention for the last two round-ups of the week. Amsterdam gets another dimension This week we have two 4D announcements that are not directly related to publications. The EAGE announced a workshop on Practical Reservoir Monitoring, explicitly asking […]

ASEG and Satellites – Friday Faves

This week in 4D seismic we have contributions from ASEG extended abstracts and Geophysical prospecting. We also have two special appearances on a statoil publication and bei Marieke van Hout – de Groot of OpenDTect marketing a premium tool on linkedin. Let’s start with Statoil. They published a multi-scale, multi-phase flow upscaling workflow. I don’t […]

Binary 4D Seismic History Matching, a Metric Study

Historymatching at ECMOR XV — Friday Faves

This week the proceedings for ECMOR XV – 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery were published. It will take place in Amsterdam from 2016-08-29 to 2016-09-01. Naturally, there are a bunch of publication on improving history matching of models. An Ensemble 4D Seismic History Matching Framework with Wavelet Multiresolution Analysis – A […]

subsurface hackathon the anouncement

The European Subsurface Hackathon – Hacking (before) the EAGE

We did it! We hi-jacked the weekend before the EAGE conference, called it the “subsurface hackathon” and the theme was games. It was the first time Matt Hall from Agile Geoscience tried it in Europe. He has some experience with these events already at the SEG, where gems like pickthis.io were created. But having a […]

What is 4D seismics?

4D seismics is hype. It’s the new stuff. But 4D is also somewhat obscure, so when I started telling people telling that I had landed a job in 4D seismics, the most common question was: So, Jesper, what’s the fourth dimension. The answer always causes some disappointment. “It’s time.” They were hoping for some obscure […]

Surprise Mammoth

A farmer in Michigan was in for more than he bargained for when he tried to dig a drainage channel in his field. Turns out an 11,700 to 15,000 old mammoth skeleton was buried beneath. He hit up the university of Michigan and the clock started ticking. With the harvest right around the corner, the paleontologists […]

Closing faults due to normal faulting earthquake. CC-BY-NC Delorey et al.

Cascading Earthquakes – Seismic waves can trigger another earthquake

Earthquakes teach us about the interior workings of Earth. Without them, we would not know about the core or any layering deeper than a couple kilometers. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, MIT and Earthquake Research Institute Tokyo have now proposed a new triggering mechanism for earthquakes. Triggered earthquakes happen due to a certain […]