This month's First Break May issue starts off with EAGE News, Industry News and News Feature which covers the topic of Challenging South Australia mega-survey utilizes recent acquisition technologies to complete 3D survey in a single weather window. The four interesting Technical Articles are devoted to different issues: Mapping of fluvial sand systems using rock physics analysis and simultaneous inversion for density: case study from the Gulf of Thailand, Impact of low-angle subduction in petroleum systems along the Leeward Antilles island arc emergent gas trend, northern South America, Recovering diffractions in CRS stacked sections and Single-sensor technology – the experience in Kuwait. Special Topic focuses on Reservoir Monitoring.
Only a month to go and the EAGE Annual Meeting in London, UK from 10–13 June will be upon us. And it will be a royal occasion this year with HRH The Duke of York, KG, speaking at the Opening Ceremony.
As the most comprehensive event of its kind in the world, it provides a great opportunity for the geoscience and engineering community to get together in a technical and commercial environment which makes everyone welcome from experienced professionals to those seeking their first career opportunity. We expect an attendance of some 6–7000 at this year’s event.
EAGE’s annual elections are now in progress and we would like to encourage you to vote! The Board hopes that the proposed candidates will provide a balanced reflection of our membership taking into account the professional disciplines and regions represented in the Association. Candidate details and all other information can be found on our website www.eage.org.
The EAGE Bookshop is getting bigger and better all the time, so you should take the opportunity to have a good look at the latest titles and bestsellers available during for the 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in London!
Before the exhibition floor officially opens on Monday 10 June, you can already take a quick look at the bookshop. From Sunday onwards the AGE will be displaying its bestselling publications at the EAGE Pavilion, booth #1200. Well over 500 top quality scientific, academic, and specialist geological publications are now available, including those published by EAGE under its own imprint.
Shell is ready to invest several hundred million dollars in emerging technology companies, with the aim of accelerating the deployment of innovations that add value to the company’s operations. From smarter exploration processes to enhanced extraction techniques, Shell’s corporate venturing arm Shell Technology Ventures intends to make investments over the next six to eight years.
Total has inaugurated the new high-performance computer at its Scientific and Technical Centre in Pau which now ranks the group among the top 10 international companies in terms of computing power. The event took place in the presence of Lionel Beffre, prefect of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, and Yves-Louis Darricarrère, upstream president. The investment is intended to gain time and improved precision for modelling the subsurface and simulating the behaviour of reservoirs.
A 4D-3C study reveals prominent shear wave splitting anomalies in the interval directly overlying a reservoir currently undergoing a CO2 flood. The anomalies occur near three injector wells where bottom-hole pressure increased due to injection. Other injection wells with lesser pressure increase do not show an observable shear wave splitting anomaly in the overlying formation. This is interpreted as a change in stress state of the overlying formations in response to increased reservoir pressure which then induced observable azimuthal anisotropy. No evidence of fracturing within the confining layer exists.