Comments from the President of the Dallas Geophysical Society

President's Message for November 2017

The holiday season is upon us and this cooler Fall weather feels great. Fall is a season of change. As we wrap up our calendar year, we have some great events coming up and some new ideas we are implementing to get more participation from our local geoscience community. Please reach out and encourage any of the folks that you know that have been affected by the tight economics of the oil industry. Please offer an invite for them to take part in our luncheons. If they know a familiar face is attending, they might be more likely to come. These events are a great way of continuing to network and the recent price stabilizing and uptick could open up some new opportunities. I am hoping as we march through the winter and into spring, and companies reposition for this $50ish environment, that 2018 brings a fresh perspective and positive energy into the new year.
 
We have an interesting talk coming up next week. Dr. Renjun Wen will be speaking on "Multi-Seismic Attributes Analysis and Production Integration in Unconventional Plays - Workflow and A Case Study" at  Denbury Resources next Thursday, November 16 at 11:30. The deadline to register is on Tuesday, so please click here to register now.
 
Professor David Lumley is teaching an Exploration Seismology course at UTD this Spring 2018. Professor Lumley's expertise is wave-theoretic Seismology, especially 3D imaging, 4D time-lapse monitoring, and Inversion estimation of physical properties in the earth; all requiring a strong background in physics and high performance computing. His research involves seismic wavefield data that are (continuously) recorded with 'Large N' sensor arrays, generated by seismic sources that are manmade, or natural (micro)earthquakes and ambient noise. Applications include subsurface energy resources and fluid flow, CO2 sequestration, and natural/induced seismicity; at scales ranging from near-surface to reservoir, crust/mantle, and plate tectonics. Click here for the class syllabus.
 
Save the date for the annual joint Geological/Geophysical Christmas party at the Winspeare Opera House. Join us for dinner, drinks and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Register now and get your tickets early.  Info Here.

Trevor Richards
President, Dallas Geophysical Society

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