2021 Symposium Speakers

 

Jeremy Gallop

Elastic Depth Trends for Siliciclastic Sequences

Jeremy Gallop and Lev Vernik
Ikon

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Jeremy Gallop has a BSc.Eng. from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in geophysics. He has worked for Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy Ltd. from 2000-2014 working in technical and asset teams drilling a variety of plays and geological environments.

His experience includes seismic interpretation, seismic inversion (3D/3C deterministic, facies-based, stochastic and 4D), geostatistical modelling, and modelling both rock physics and the link to geomechanics, primarily in North American unconventional plays; he also had experience constructing production optimization plans for multiple fields.

In 2014 Jeremy joined Ikon Science and has conducted a number of complex reservoir studies in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

Bill Goodway

Direct Probabilistic Anisotropic AVO Inversion to correctly populate Geomechanical model uncertainty in shales and tight reservoirs

Bill Goodway, Raul Cova, Evan Mutual, Andrew Mills, Adriana Gordon, Wendell Pardasie; Qeye Labs. Marco Perez, Andrew Iverson
Spartan Delta Corp

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Bill Goodway obtained a B.Sc. in Geology from University of London and a M.Sc. in Geophysics from University of Calgary. He began his career working for various seismic contractors in the United Kingdom and Canada. Then in 1985 he joined the geophysics department at PanCanadian Petroleum where he worked in various capacities from geophysicist to being the Team Lead of a Seismic Analysis Group.

Following the PanCanadian and AEC merger to form EnCana in 2002, Bill continued in the Frontier and New Ventures Group and finally in Canadian Gas Shales, as Advisor for Seismic Analysis.

Bill retired from EnCana in 2010 to join Apache Corporation as Manager Geophysics-Advisor Senior Staff.

In these positions Bill was involved in virtually all aspects of applied seismic exploration from acquisition design, processing interaction, to experimental special projects and new Quantitative Interpretation (QI) AVO methods termed “LambdaMuRho” (LMR).

In 2016 Bill retired from Apache and is currently the Scientific Advisor Quantitative Interpretation and AVO technology at Qeye Labs and a part-time sessional instructor in Geophysics at Mount Royal University in Calgary (since 2008) as well as an RPS Nautilus course instructor for QI.

Bill has presented and co-authored a number of papers at CSEG, EAGE and SEG conventions on seismic acquisition and processing, borehole geophysics, anisotropy, multicomponent recording and QI/AVO.

He received four CSEG annual Best Paper Awards between 1994 and 1997, was awarded the CSEG Medal in 2007 and in 2009 was selected as the SEG’s Honorary Lecturer for North America. The CSEG recognized Bill for his work as the honouree for the 2nd CSEG symposium in 2013 and in 2016 he was presented with the Reginald Fessenden Award by the SEG for his development and promotion of LMR inversion technology that has become a valuable exploration tool resulting in documented cases of improved drilling success.

He is a member of the CSEG, SEG and APEGA as well as a past SEG Research Committee and TLE editorial board member. In addition Bill was elected President of the CSEG for the 2002/2003 term.

 Andrew Iverson

Incorporating machine learning tools into a geophysical workflow

Andrew Iverson
Spartan Delta Corp

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Andrew Iverson recieved his BSc in Geophysics (First Class Honours) from the University of Calgary.

His industry experience began working with Marco Perez and Bill Goodway at Apache Canada as a summer student. Continuing at Apache for 3 years working formations from NE British Columbia to SE Saskatchewan focusing on seismic interpretation, inversion and microseismic.

He returned to the University of Calgary to complete an MSc in Geophysics researching internal multiple attenuation using the inverse scattering series. With a summer student position at Nexen working offshore East Coast Canada applying rock physics and inversion techniques.

Andrew worked at Velvet Energy Ltd. for the last 3 years primarily on the Montney from Gold Creek, Karr to Pouce and Flatrock utilizing inversion and machine learning, and is currently at Spartan Delta.

 Scott Leaney

Integrated inversion of downhole DAS data

Scott Leaney
SLRDC

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Scott Leaney has PhD and MSc degrees from the University of British Columbia and a BSc from the University of Manitoba, all in Geophysics.

His Schlumberger career began in 1988 in France, in engineering, followed by positions in Operations and R&D (Indonesia, Japan, England, Houston). He retired from Schlumberger in 2020.

These days he works from his consultancy (SLRDC), primarily on DAS and research problems (including curling), focusing on ray trace modeling and inversion in anisotropic media. In addition to journal papers, he submits regular papers at society meetings, including faithful contributions to the CSEG / Geoconvention.

He holds six sole inventor patents, was awarded the 1986 SEG Best Student Paper, 1999 EAGE Distinguished Lecturer Nominee and 2015 Geoconvention Best Paper.

David Monk

A question of Azimuth

Dave Monk
ACTeQ
SEG DISC Instructor

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Dave Monk holds a PhD in Physics from Nottingham University in the UK, and served as Director of Geophysics and as a Distinguished Advisor at Apache Corporation, until his retirement in October, 2019.

He started his career on seismic crews in West Africa and has subsequently been involved in seismic processing and acquisition in most parts of the world. Throughout his career, he has retained an interest in developing innovative ways to acquire, process, and utilize seismic data to improve final interpretation.

An author of over 100 technical papers and articles, as well as a number of patents, Monk has received Best Paper Awards from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Canadian SEG, and the Hagedoorn Award from the European Association of Exploration Geophysics.

He received Honorary Membership in the Geophysical Society of Houston in 2008 and Life Membership in the SEG in 2009. He served as president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in 2012–2013. He was selected to deliver the SEG’s Distinguished Instructor Short Course for 2020, which was delayed due to COVID, and has been delivered virtually in 2021. As well as work with the SEG, he currently serves as a technical advisor for several geophysics companies including ACTeQ (a survey design software company), GTI (a seismic node manufacturer) and DUG (a seismic processing and cloud computing company).

Benjamin Roure

Joint VVAz-AVAz inversion

Benjamin Roure
CGG

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Benjamin Roure is a senior geophysical researcher with CGG, with more than 15 years of experience in the seismic reservoir characterization research and development group (in UK, Canada, and France). He has published and presented papers at various conferences including SEG, EAGE, and CSEG.

With his coauthors, he received the Best Recorder Paper Award from the CSEG in 2011.

His main research interest includes inversion algorithm (3D, 4D, anisotropic, and multicomponent).

Brian Russell

Seismic Facies Classification with parametric and nonparametric statistics

Brian Russell
CGG GeoSoftware

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Brian Russell holds a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan, a M.Sc. from Durham University, U.K., and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, all in geophysics, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary and registered as a Professional Geophysicist (P. Geoph.) in Alberta.

He started his geophysical career with Chevron in Calgary as an exploration geophysicist in 1975 and subsequently worked Chevron Geosciences in Houston and for Teknica Resource Development and Veritas Seismic in Calgary before co-founding HampsonRussell Software with Dan Hampson in 1987. HampsonRussell is now a subsidiary of CGG, where Brian is Vice President, GeoSoftware.

He is involved in the research of new AVO, rock physics, inversion and Machine Learning techniques as well as giving presentations on seismic theory and software throughout the world.

He is a Past-President of both the SEG and CSEG and has received Honorary Membership from both societies, as well as the Cecil Green Enterprise Award from SEG (jointly with Dan Hampson) and the 1999 CSEG Medal.

Colin M. Sayers

Rock physics of the Marcellus Shale

Colin M. Sayers
University of Houston

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Colin Sayers received a B.A. in physics from the University of Lancaster, UK, and a D.I.C. and Ph.D. in physics from Imperial College, London, UK.

He has previously worked for Shell in the Netherlands and the UK and for Schlumberger in the UK and USA.

He currently holds a position as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston.

He is a member of AGU, APS, EAGE, GSH, SEG, and SPE, a member of the Research Committee of SEG, and has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science, Geophysical Prospecting, and The Leading Edge.

In 2010 he presented the SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course “Geophysics under stress: Geomechanical applications of seismic and borehole acoustic waves.” In 2013 he was awarded honorary membership of the Geophysical Society of Houston “in recognition and appreciation of distinguished contributions to the geophysical profession.” He shared an award for best paper in The Leading Edge in 2013.