In the past, the CSEG (Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists) and CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists) have organized their annual conferences separately here in Calgary. In specific years, the two societies had jointly organized the annual conference as it saves many vendors their sponsorship money spent at separate conventions. The idea of having joint conferences seems more beneficial during downturns, when the participating companies feel the need to economize. Some three years ago, the CSEG, CSPG and CWLS (Canadian Well Logging Society) decided to make the annual conference a regular joint event and called it GeoConvention.
The 2017 GeoConvention was organized on May 15 to 17th at the TELUS Convention Center and provided the ‘learning, networking and promoting’ experience to its attendees. Compared with the last two years, when it was slow and with fewer attendees, this year it was much better. There were more people on the exhibits floor. Some of the technical sessions were very busy, and some good talks were presented. I do not have the final count of the attendees, but usually 4000+ attendees and over 100 exhibitors attend the GeoConvention each year.
I attended the 2017 GeoConvention along with my colleague, Ritesh Kumar Sharma and made the following presentations:
- Chopra, S. and K. J. Marfurt, 2017, Enhancing seismic discontinuity attributes with creative workflows, presented as a poster
- Chopra, S. and K. J. Marfurt, 2017, Some applications of volumetric fault image enhancement,, presented as an oral talk.
- Chopra, S., R. K. Sharma, M. Nemati, R. Morin, B. Schulte and D. D’Amico, 2017, Seismic reservoir characterization of the Duvernay shale with quantitative interpretation and induced seismicity considerations – a case study, presented as an oral talk.
- Sharma, R. K. and S. Chopra, 2017, Modified workflows for picking sweet spots in Duvernay Shale, presented as a poster.
- Sharma, R. K. and S. Chopra, 2017, Quantitative interpretation via more robust low-frequency models, presented as an oral talk.
- Sharma, R. K. and S. Chopra, 2017, Reliable determination of density attribute from impedance inversion methods, presented as an oral talk.
- Chopra, S. and R. K. Sharma, 2017, Seismic reservoir characterization of the Utica-Point Pleasant shale – a case study, presented as an oral talk.
Some pictures from the event are also appended below for remembrance.