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News Article | February 15, 2017
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WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce that LifeCare has earned WorldatWork’s Seal of Distinction for 2017 for the sixth straight year. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness. LifeCare is one of 160 organizations to be honored as a 2017 recipient. All of the 2017 recipients will be recognized during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, held in Washington, D.C. from May 7-10. “It is an honor to once again receive the AWLP Seal of Distinction,” said Peter Burki, LifeCare Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “For almost 33 years we have committed ourselves to helping clients, their employees and the employees of LifeCare be successful both in the workplace and at home. We look forward to continuing our support for them as they navigate through their personal needs and life events.” Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership. Applicants are evaluated on: “We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere,” stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. “This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I’m confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.” This year’s recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals – and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2017 list includes 80 companies who are first-time Seal of Distinction recipients. Eighty companies have received the seal in previous years. In addition, 11 organizations, including LifeCare, have qualified every year since WorldatWork started presenting the Seal of Distinction in 2012. LifeCare provides employer-sponsored work-life benefits to 61,000 clients, including Fortune 500 companies and large branches of the federal government, representing 100 million members nationwide. In addition to child and backup care solutions, LifeCare also provides a full suite of work-life solutions that save members time with personal life needs such as: elder care, legal and financial issues, health and everyday responsibilities. LifeCare also operates LifeMart, an online discount shopping website that provides real savings on everyday products and needs. LifeCare is headquartered in Shelton, CT. The Total Rewards Association WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits and total rewards. It's our mission to empower professionals to become masters in their fields. We do so by providing thought leadership in total rewards disciplines from the world's most respected experts; ensuring access to timely, relevant content; and fostering an active community of total rewards practitioners and leaders. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with more than 70 human resources associations around the world. Below is the complete list of 2017 Seal of Distinction recipients: California ACI Specialty Benefits Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Addepar Foothill Family Fremont Bank Infoblox Inc. Intuit Inc. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans Professional Publications Inc. Prologis UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California San Diego District of Columbia Advanced Medical Technology Association American Gas Association DC Water Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration Federal Reserve Board of Governors Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP Hill+Knowlton Strategies Raffa, P.C. Summit Consulting LLC The George Washington University U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Department of Agriculture Florida AACSB International BayCare Health System Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. Broward Health Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority/LYNX Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Seminole State College of Florida Iowa ITA Group, Inc. Principal Financial Group Wells Enterprises Inc. Massachusetts Babson College Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Globoforce Kronos Incorporated Massachusetts Institute of Technology Progress Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Maryland Bon Secours Health System, Inc. Campbell & Company CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Continental Realty Corporation Frederick County Public Schools Johns Hopkins University and Health System Marriott International National Institutes of Health National Security Agency Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. Missouri City of Kansas City, Missouri KCP&L Nestle Purina PetCare Co. University of Missouri System Veterans United Home Loans New Jersey BASF Corporation Becton Dickinson CRP Industries Inc. Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. KPMG LLP Prudential Financial Sanofi US The Electrochemical Society New York Mastercard Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MVP Health Care MetLife NYU Langone Medical Center On Deck Capital Inc. Ralph Lauren The YMCA of Greater Rochester North Carolina BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina NC State University Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) RTI International Volvo Group North America Texas Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Children's Health City of Southlake Dell Inc. Disability Rights Texas Geokinetics Lloyd's Register Americas Inc. MOGAS Industries, Inc. Ryan, LLC Southwest Research Institute Texas Instruments


News Article | November 30, 2016
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ANCAP and Geokinetics Agree on a Regional Seismic Program, Onshore Uruguay HOUSTON, TX (23 November, 2016) – The Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcoholes y Portland (ANCAP) has authorized Geokinetics Inc.


Wei Z.,INOVA Geophysical Equipment Ltd | Hall M.A.,Geokinetics
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) | Year: 2011

The vibroseis method has, for half a century, achieved great success in land seismic exploration. However, some practical issues still arise that have remained theoretically unexplained. For example, on soft ground, the vibrator produces subharmonics and ultra-subharmonics in addition to main harmonics; whereas on hard ground, the vibrator generates harmonics only. Geophones on soft ground also behave abnormally while geophones on hard ground behave normally. This paper analyzes these phenomena and demonstrates that the softness of the ground's top layer is responsible for subharmonics and ultra-subharmonics. This soft ground layer causes the geophone abnormality as well. Unfortunately, quantification for this behavior has not been achieved. © 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.


Wei Z.,INOVA Geophysical Equipment Ltd | Hall M.A.,Geokinetics | Phillips T.F.,INOVA Geophysical Equipment Ltd
Geophysical Prospecting | Year: 2012

The seismic vibrator has become a very important source for land data acquisition and there have been dramatic improvements in recent times in the application of the vibroseis technique. These improvements have led to much increased productivity and in many cases much denser source sampling. At the same time, the vibrator itself has seen little improvement over the last couple of decades. There are needs in a few areas where an improvement in the vibrator itself can bring benefits to the quality of the seismic data acquired. This paper describes progress in four such areas, low-frequency performance, high-frequency performance, an improved estimate of the vibrator groundforce and source signature consistency over variable ground conditions. Each of these vibrator characteristics will be discussed in turn. Meanwhile, two field test results in which the performance of two different vibrators in these four areas are compared. © 2011 European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) today announced its officers for 2017 at its 46th Annual Conference. The officers are Maurice Nessim of WesternGeco, Chairman; Magne Reiersgard of PGS, Vice-Chairman; Roger Keyte, Past-Chairman; Carlos De La Garza of CGG, Treasurer; and Tana Pool of TGS, Secretary. Officers serve a one-year term from February 2017 to February 2018. The elected officers join the directors already serving on the IAGC's Board: James Bogardus (Geokinetics), Peter Seidel (TGS), Katja Akentieva (TGS); Marianne Lefdal (CGG), Don Pham (CGG), Richard Price (Polarcus), Shawn Rice (ION), Craig Walker (Geokinetics) and Huasheng Zheng (BGP International). "As the IAGC sharpens its focus on new frontiers and mapping a sustainable future for the geophysical industry, we welcome our officers and look forward to working closely with them," said Nikki Martin, President of IAGC. "Our officers will play a key role as the IAGC continues executing our mission of ensuring a viable geophysical industry now and in the years the come. We are very grateful for their support, as well as the ongoing support from all of the directors." Representing more than 115 member companies worldwide from all segments of the geophysical industry, the IAGC is the only trade organization solely dedicated to representing the industry. It is the leader in geophysical technical and operations expertise and for 46 years, the IAGC has worked to optimize the business and regulatory climate and enhance public understanding to support a strong, viable geophysical industry essential to discovering and delivering the world's energy resources. About IAGC IAGC is the international trade association representing companies that provide geophysical services, geophysical data acquisition, seismic data ownership and licensing, geophysical data processing and interpretation, and associated service and product providers to the oil and gas industry. More information available at http://www.iagc.org.


Tsvankin I.,Colorado School of Mines | Gaiser J.,Geokinetics | Grechka V.,Royal Dutch Shell | Van der Baan M.,University of Alberta | Thomsen L.,Delta Geophysics
Geophysics | Year: 2010

Recent advances in parameter estimation and seismic processing have allowed incorporation of anisotropic models into a wide range of seismic methods. In particular, vertical and tilted transverse isotropy are currently treated as an integral part of velocity fields employed in prestack depth migration algorithms, especially those based on the wave equation. We briefly review the state of the art in modeling, processing, and inversion of seismic data for anisotropic media. Topics include optimal parameterization, body-wave modeling methods, P-wave velocity analysis and imaging, processing in the τ-p domain, anisotropy estimation from vertical-seismic-profiling (VSP) surveys, moveout inversion of wide-azimuth data, amplitude-variation-with-offset (AVO) analysis, processing and applications of shear and mode-converted waves, and fracture characterization. When outlining future trends in anisotropy studies, we emphasize that continued progress in data-acquisition technology is likely to spur transition from transverse isotropy to lower anisotropic symmetries (e.g., orthorhombic). Further development of inversion and processing methods for such realistic anisotropic models should facilitate effective application of anisotropy parameters in lithology discrimination, fracture detection, and time-lapse seismology.


Pramik B.,Geokinetics | Bell L.,Geokinetics
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) | Year: 2011

Land seismic acquisition can be challenging, even in the best conditions and terrains. When the terrain changes from rural fields to industrial, urban, or environmentally sensitive areas, the challenges become more significant. A major factor that influences the difficulty and cost of seismic acquisition is the seismic source. © 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.


Gaiser J.,Geokinetics | Verm R.,Geokinetics | Chaveste A.,Geokinetics
Leading Edge | Year: 2013

Transforming multicomponent data from one domain to another has long been an important tool for interpretation, VP/VS analysis and joint amplitude versus offset/angle AVO/AVA inversion. Recent interest in the dynamics of these domain changes has led to investigations in wavelet distortion and correction methods for improved inversion and bandwidth for well ties (Bansal and Matheney, 2010; Gaiser, 2011; and Ursenbach et al., 2012). In this article, we derive corrections for converted P-to S-waves (C-waves), to match their effective wavelengths with the physical wavelengths of S-waves, in P-wave time or depth. We call this a pseudo S-wave response. Although bandwidth is broadened, these corrections do not completely retrieve the resolution benefits of shorter wavelength S-waves. © 2013 by The Society of Exploration Geophysicists.


Tofani G.,GeoKinetics
Geotechnical News | Year: 2014

Glenn Tofani informed about two case studies that emphasized on obtaining and resolving unexpected monitoring results. The first case study involved a large landslide in Malibu, California, which was activated in 1983 after an extended period of rainfall. One of the inclinometers was installed along the top of the coastal bluff. This inclinometer indicated progressive shearing in an upslope direction with no offsets in the direction of the landslide. A finite element model of the landslide was developed to evaluate stresses and deformation patterns within the mass. The second case history involved movement of landslide that occurred after construction of a large gravity buttress. Inclinometers were installed within the development and results were monitored for a long period of time.


News Article | December 8, 2016
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Geokinetics to expand service offerings for data processing and reservoir analysis services

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