Technical conferences are good for professional development, and having one locally in the city you live and work in provides a cost-effective opportunity to meet and continue to advance both our science and industry. The 2018 GeoConvention was held in Calgary from May 7th to 11th. The first three days hosted the technical sessions for the talks and posters, where over 400 presentations were made. Over 3100 delegates attended the 2018 GeoConvention.
From our Reservoir Services Group at TGS, Calgary, we had the following talks/posters presented there.
- Inversion benefits from untrackable horizon picking , Satinder Chopra, Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Kurt J. Marfurt. (Oral presentation)
- A novel workflow for predicting TOC in the Utica play, Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Satinder Chopra, Larry Lines (Poster presentation)
- Integration of geomechanical and mineralogical data for fracability evaluation in Utica shale play, Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Satinder Chopra, James Keay, Hossein Nemati, Larry Lines. (Oral presentation)
- Inversion benefits from untrackable horizon picking, Satinder Chopra, Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Kurt J. Marfurt. (Poster presentation)
- Advances in coherence computation – multispectral and multiazimuth, Satinder Chopra, Kurt J. Marfurt. (Oral presentation)
- Characterization of high-amplitude seismic anomalies in the Hoop Fault Complex, Barents Sea, Satinder Chopra, Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Graziella Kirtland Grech and Bent Erlend Kjølhamer. (Oral presentation)
- Challenges in the characterization of shale resource plays, Satinder Chopra and Ritesh Kumar Sharma. (Oral presentation)
I was also co-chairing a session on ‘Seismic Inversion’ on Day 1 at 8:30 am, where some very interesting talks were presented. TGS, the company that I work for, also had a booth on the exhibits floor. All of our presentations went well, but the best-attended, with a packed house was the talk on ‘Challenges in the characterization of shale resource plays’. I guess sometimes, the presentation strikes a chord with the audience, which is probably what happened in this case.
After attending and delivering talks/posters, our remaining time was spent at the booth, meeting with our clients and networking with people. It was busy there on all three days.
It was a satisfying experience attending the 2018 GeoConvention in everyway, presenting and attending talks, and meeting old and new would-be clients.
Some pictures from the event are also appended below for remembrance. Photo courtesy extended by John Fernando and Penny Colton, as well as the help extended by Melanie Bauce in touching up some photos are gratefully acknowledged.