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Congratulations to Ariel Lellouch, Bin Luo, Biondo Biondi, Owen Huff and Ge Jin for receiving Honorable Mention for Best Paper in The Leading Edge in 2020 for their paper “Validating the origin of microseismic events in target reservoir using guided waves recorded by DAS”.

Congratulations on your excellent contributions to The Leading Edge!



Ariel Lellouch, a postdoctoral scholar in geophysics, and co-author Biondo Biondi, the Barney and Estelle Morris Professor, received an honorable mention in the category of Best Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting. The award was shared with co-authors Steve Horne, Mark Meadows and Tamas Nemeth from Chevron.

Geophysics PhD candidates Guillaume Barnier and Ettore Biondi, and Robert Clapp, a senior research engineer in geophysics, received the award for the Best Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to Guillaume Barnier and Ettore Biondi for your excellent contribution to the Technical Program at the 2019 SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TXYour technical presentation titled Waveform Inversion by Model Reduction Using Spline Interpolation, was judged by your fellow SEG members who ranked it in the top 25 of the 1,077 presented at the San Antonio meeting.  

Congratulations to SEP's Ariel Lellouch for his excellent technical presentation of DAS Observation of Guided Waves in a Shale Reservoir Generated by Perforation Shot at the SEG19 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. 

SEP Grad Student, Fantine Huot, was acknowledged by SEG Executive Director, Dorsey Morrow, for her technical presentation titled Jump-starting neural network training for seismic problems, presented at the 2018 SEG Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Fantine's research and preparation were also noticed by her fellow SEG members who judged her paper, ranking it in the top 25 of 1,090 papers presented at the Anaheim meeting.

Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil. The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen, a geophysicist straight out of Stanford University, led to BP discovering the crude in an area where it had long thought there was none to be found. Wolfspar development was spearheaded by Joe Dellinger, another SEP alumnus.

The more than 1 million kilometers of fibre-optic cable that criss-crosses the world’s oceans could be used to create a global seismic network, says an international team of scientists. They have shown that variations in the phase of ultra-stable laser beams sent down optical fibers could be used to detect even quite small earthquakes occurring far out at sea – something that is not possible today.

Congratulations to the Top 39 Technical Program Presenters from the SEG International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas!
These finalists’ presentations scored the highest out of the 1,163 accepted presentations (oral, poster and e-presentations) for the 2017 Annual Meeting Technical Program.  Each was evaluated by judges based on items; such as delivery, material, slides, and overall presentation. Download a sample of the judging forms.

Xukai Shen, a geophysicist working at BP Plc (and a SEP alumn), had a hunch he could solve a riddle that had vexed the company: whether there was a lot of oil hidden beneath a salt dome 7,000 feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. So he asked to use the company's supercomputer exclusively for two weeks to check it out.

A web of fiber optic cables beneath the Stanford University campus is doing more than transferring data — it’s part of an earthquake monitoring network that may help scientists implement a quake early-warning system.

The same optical fibers that deliver high-speed internet and HD video to our homes could one day double as seismic sensors for monitoring and studying earthquakes.

British oil major BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to a technological breakthrough allowing the company to see beneath geological formations that had befuddled oil exploration for decades. The algorithm that allowed BP to see under salt was designed by SEP grad Xukai Shen.

New technique exploits naturally occurring seismic waves to probe seafloor at less expense, and with fewer ill effects on marine life.

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