52 things you should know about geology

How about a great book to read? People like to read in the most diverse situations. On the train, on a plane, when you take a couple of minutes off, or if you don’t have a working internet connection like me (it’s been over a month… I’m going crazy!). So finally I had the time […]

Feminine field work.

It doesn’t matter how you dress! Or does it? So I’m a white middle-class guy, which makes me pretty privileged as it is. Please feel free to check yourself on the Male Privilige Checklist. And I have had a lot of learning to do when it comes to sexism and feminism (and I still do). […]

Under Pressure – Multi-component seismic acquisition

Imaging the subsurface has become more and more complex. If we want to get a state-of-the-art image we might consider a slanted multi-component streamer acquisition and process it with a full waveform inversion to finish it off with a nice pre-stack Gaussian beam migration. Yeah… Even as a geophysics master student this is some tough […]

Chocolate and CO2 sequestration

Rock properties can be a little tricky to understand. Especially new student that start to learn about porosity, believe that large porosity will result in a good rock to store things. This is called a reservoir rock. These things include oil and gas but are also very important for CO2 Sequestration. This is a process […]

Fluid Dynamics Fundraiser – Be part of something awesome!

One of my favorite blogs is asking for help and maybe you too would like to make a difference. Nicole Sharp from Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics had her funds cancelled and asks for their readers to fund her to go to the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics. She points out three major reasons […]

Is working in Oil & Gas immoral?

We often look at the Oil & Gas industry and wonder how anyone would be willing to work there. All the environmental catastrophes, the carbon footprint of cars powered by oil and lately the fracking business, they’re all deemed to be the devil institutionalized. So on Reddit, the question was asked: Is working in Oil […]

EBCDIC punch card from 1964.

How punch cards helped me get to know my data – EBCDIC

Today I learned something interesting. Old habits die hard and seismics is a pretty old business. There are a couple of standards for storing seismic data in file formats. One of them is the so-called SEG-Y standard. It starts with information about the data set called header and then the actual seismic data is written. […]

Know your scale – Why wavelengths are so important

So you thought there is just one “seismics”? In general, we might say that the seismics experiment is watching mechanical waves travel through Earth and then apply science on it to get an image of the Earth’s interior. However, this experiment and the science behind it has a high degree of uncertainty. When we conduct […]

How to score that geophysics job – a data-driven approach

Did you ever wonder what employers actually want from you? Well, I did. Pretty much always. Seems like a huge mystery. So as I was updating my LinkedIn profile, I realized that I could tailor my profile to actually be found by companies looking for a geophysicist. They’re actually making it really easy on you […]

Improve your programming; be a better geophysicist

My personal experience with geophysics is that it’s very heavy-sided towards programming. For me this is great. I have been quite the nerd in my childhood and learned some very basic C programming on my first computer. However, I can understand if you didn’t have that kind of head start. A lot of my mates […]