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SIPES Luncheon: April 21st @ 11:00 AM

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm CDT

$40.00 – $50.00
Active members receive 20% off ticket prices. Luncheons are held on the third Thursday of every month.
Lunch sponsorships are available by contacting: JVandenbrink@coregeologic.com

The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) presents:

Why we need Seismic Data but with Imaging using Digital Holographic Principles

Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2022
Time: Wine served at 11:00 am  |  Lunch & Lecture starts @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: Petroleum Club of Houston, 1201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

For membership, go to – https://sipeshouston.org/product/annual-dues



No other existing technology describes the near surface of the earth with the clarity, continuity, and detail of a modern seismic data survey. These surveys have provided valuable information for important applications such as:

          – Defining Areas and Features of Interest for Exploration and Production

          – Locating Exploratory Wells

          – Locating Production Wells

          – Guiding Horizontal Drilling

To a lesser extent the current State-of-the-Art has made some progress also for:

          – Defining Production Potential of Unconventional Reservoirs

          – Determining Integrity of Carbon Capture and Storage Structures

Seismic Holography from the same data directly images the subsurface (not reflections) with at least 5 times the resolution (even greater resolution at greater depths), also making visible significantly more Interpretive Information. For exploratory purposes typically 3 to 5 times more possible opportunities are usually identified, and more precise steering of Wells can be accomplished. Lithologic changes in unconventional reservoir lithologies are depicted using Quantitative Interval Velocity changes and Microstratigraphy present in such units can be directly Imaged. The denser digital sampling (usually 16 times greater) permits remarkably detailed understanding also of higher velocity formations, particularly carbonates. Such information is of course essential for hydrocarbon storage and CO2 sequestration.

The images accompanying this discussion make clear why it is well worthwhile to use this technology. The results almost look directly like interpretable geology.  Deriving highest seismic data resolution and reliable subsurface information from such data should be of paramount importance to all the activities we address and particularly as mentioned above.



Dr. Norman S. Neidell, Vice President GeoSciences, EurAm Energy Holdings Inc:

Norman S. Neidell received a BS degree from New York University, a Post Graduate Diploma in applied Geophysics from Imperial College and a PhD in Geodesy and Geophysics from Cambridge University. He acquired basic experience with Gulf Oil and Seiscom-Delta, and then undertook independent ventures and consulting in 1971. Dr. Neidell co-founded GeoQuest International (now part of Petroleum Information) and GeoQuest Systems (now a Schlumberger Company) and Zenith Exploration co. serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He co-founded Gandalf Explorers Intl. Ltd., which explored for oil and gas and operated licenses in four Eastern European countries. He served as a Director and Technical Advisor to MMS Petroleum PLC, a public company in Ireland and the U.K. He was with Zydeco Energy as Vice President of Technology.

He is a co-founder of EurAm Energy Holdings, Inc. and serves as Vice president of Geosciences, and has been an adjunct professor in the Geology Department of the University of Houston. He is a Past President and Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH), a Distinguished Lecturer for the SEG and an Honorary Life Member, a Past Associate Editor of Geophysics. He lectures in Continuing Education Programs for the AAPG, SEG and SPE as well as for several universities. He is a Registered Professional Geophysicist (California) and Professional Geoscientist (Texas) and a Certified Geologist (Arkansas and SIPES). His current interests includes applications for an ultra-high resolution method of holographic seismic imaging which he has developed and patented.

***Season Luncheon Pass Holder PLEASE RSVP to Meghan Jones sipeshoustonchapter@gmail.com to attend event***


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April 21
11:00 am - 1:30 pm CDT
$40.00 – $50.00
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Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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