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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Maximizing your Geo-knowledge in minimum time!
See the updated page on geoscience resources Publish or perish! This is often the case in academia. The knowledge base is ever growing and keeping up can be quite a hassle. Checking all the different websites for valuable information or the newest papers can be very time consuming. Fortunately, the early internet has brought forward […]
Dangerous cargo and magnetic prospection
This week a boat in Hamburg was carrying dangerous cargo. It was an unexploded grenade that had been found on a building site. Now it might seem weird that this kind of cargo is being transported on a boat on the largest lake in Hamburg, but a time fuse made it impossible to defuse the […]
Happy New Year! – On gravitational attraction
A new year starts and suddenly a lot of people are concerned about their gravitational attraction to the Earth. In January new subscriptions to the gym spike compared to every other month. Weight watchers and a lot of the other programs for weight reduction invest in every commercial break on TV. Gravity is a very […]