News Article | June 15, 2017
巴黎--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--Wireless Seismic Inc. (Wireless)、Geokinetics Inc.和Total E&P Research & Development (TOTAL)今天宣布，三方将共同开发下一代陆上地震数据采集和处理系统多物理场勘探技术综合系统(METIS)。 从实时无线地震数据采集到实时处理与阐释，涵盖地球物理工作流所有方面的METIS研发项目由TOTAL发起。METIS专注于复杂的陆上地质环境，例如仍存在大量“尚未探明”(Yet to Find)的碳氢化合物的山麓。 METIS的目标是通过优化难以接近的区域的远景评价和钻孔性能，提供逼真的3D地下模型。METIS是一套综合实时地球物理和自动化物流系统，可显著提高地震数据采集效率，并向数据解释器员提供高精度3D数据，同时最大限度降低健康、安全和环境(HSE)暴露风险。METIS研发项目的初始期限为五年，其中首个大型目标商用试点项目定于2021年。 作为METIS开发合作伙伴，Wireless提供： 实时地震记录基础设施，可支持METIS部署
News Article | June 15, 2017
巴黎--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--Wireless Seismic Inc. (Wireless)、Geokinetics Inc.和Total E&P Research & Development (TOTAL)今天宣佈，三方將共同開發下一代陸上地震資料擷取和處理系統「多物理場探勘技術綜合系統」(METIS)。 由TOTAL發起的METIS研發專案涵蓋地球物理工作流的所有層面，從即時無線地震資料擷取，一直到即時處理與闡釋。METIS專注於複雜的陸上地質環境，例如仍存在大量「尚未探明」(Yet to Find)的碳氫化合物的山麓。 METIS的目標是改善難以接近區域的遠景評價和鑽孔性能，提供逼真的3D地下模型。METIS是一套綜合即時地球物理和自動化物流系統，可顯著提高地震資料擷取效率，並向資料解譯器提供高精度3D資料，同時盡量降低環境安全衛生(HSE)暴露風險。METIS研發專案的初始期限為五年，首個大型商業試行專案訂於2021年展開。 作為METIS開發合作夥伴，Wireless提供： 即時地震記錄基礎設施，可支援METIS部署所需的逾
News Article | June 13, 2017
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wireless Seismic Inc. (Wireless), Geokinetics Inc., and Total E&P Research & Development (TOTAL) announced today the development of the next-generation land seismic acquisition and processing system, Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS). TOTAL initiated the METIS R&D program covering all facets of the geophysics workflow, from real-time wireless seismic data acquisition through real-time processing and interpretation. METIS concentrates on complex geologic onshore environments, such as foothills, where significant “Yet to Find” hydrocarbons remain. The goal of METIS is to deliver true-to-life 3D subsurface models by optimizing prospect evaluation and drilling performance in hard-to-access areas. METIS is an integrated real-time geophysical and automated logistics system, significantly increasing the efficiency of seismic acquisition and quickly delivering quality 3D data to interpreters with minimal HSE exposure. The METIS R&D program has an initial five-year term, with the first large-scale commercial pilot project targeted for 2021. “ Wireless Seismic is pleased and proud to collaborate with TOTAL as a key partner for METIS,” said Mick Lambert, President and CEO of Wireless. “ METIS is an exciting and ambitious project that will push the boundaries of onshore seismic acquisition.” “ Geokinetics has an established record of safely and efficiently acquiring and processing thousands of km² of seismic data in inhospitable terrains over several decades,” said David Crowley, President and CEO of Geokinetics. “ As part of the METIS partnership with TOTAL, we look forward to leveraging this experience to contribute to the next generation of seismic imaging.” “ With METIS, TOTAL is taking the lead in resolving the challenges of 3D seismic acquisition and real-time processing in hard-to-access environments, such as foothills, which today make many exploration opportunities uneconomical and field development far from optimal,” said Florent Bertini, Earth Imaging R&D Program Director at TOTAL. “ Beyond the high 3D quality we obviously target for our geoscientists, our core ambition is to develop METIS with the highest HSE standards. Far beyond foothill environments, METIS, when industrialized, has the potential to be the leading technology for onshore seismic acquisition, including UXO lands.” Wireless Seismic is revolutionizing onshore seismic data acquisition, by delivering the industry's only fully scalable wireless seismic recording systems with real-time data transmission. Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, the company's recording systems enable contractors to efficiently tackle the most challenging seismic projects by delivering commercially compelling solutions for conventional surveys and passive monitoring projects. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Geokinetics is one of the world’s largest independent land and seafloor geophysical companies. The company specializes in acquiring and processing seismic data in challenging environments worldwide. Geokinetics’ Multi-Client Survey Library consists of both 2D and 3D data, covering conventional and unconventional plays throughout North America, Brazil and Mexico. Total S.A. is the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company, as well as a major integrated player in the global solar industry. Backed by nearly a century of history, we discover, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer. With operations in more than 130 countries, our 98,000 employees are committed to energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible.
News Article | February 15, 2017
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
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 |
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.
News Article | February 21, 2017
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.