Upcoming Events

Date/Time: Tuesday 10 September  – 12:00-13:00
Speaker: Anna Stork, SILIXA
Topic: DAS for CCUS

Date/Time: Tuesday 8 October  – 12:00-13:00
Speaker: Geoff Pettifer, SMEC
Topic: Soon to be announced.

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 November – 12:00-13:00
Ian Jones, Geophysicist
Topic:The Evolution of Imaging


Past Events

Date/Time: Tuesday 4 June – 14:00-15:00
Speaker: Steven Lynch, Geophysicist
High Visual Resolution Interpretation – The case for virtual seismic reality

Date/Time: Tuesday 14 May – 12:00-13:00
Speaker: David Went, TGS
Topic: Screening for opportunities using AVO inversion: methods, validation and global examples

Date/Time: Tuesday 9 April – 13:00-14:00
Speaker: Dave Monk, Geophysicist
Topic: Marine Acquisition changes and what they might mean for survey design and the future of processing

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 March – 12:00-13:00
Speaker: Gulsah Metin, Senior Geophysicist
Topic: “Seismic For Exploring Seabed Minerals At The Mid-Atlantic Ridge”

Date/Time: Tuesday 27 February – 12:00-13:00
Topic: ‘The search for Natural Hydrogen – role of geophysics’
Speaker: Ian Hutchinson, Member of the Natural Hydrogen Study Group

Date/Location: Thursday 14 December 2023 – London
Conference: Geophysics Seminar 2023 (Co-located event)

Date/Time: Tuesday, 14 November 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Peter Ledingham, Managing Director of GeoScience Ltd
Topic: Geothermal and oil & gas – collaborators or competitors?

Date/Time: Tuesday, 10 October 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Lindsey Smith, Geophysicist at BP
Title: The dangers of the default colourmap

Date/Time: Tuesday, 12 September 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Allan Châtenay, President at Explor
Title: Explor’s Pin Point source technology, the use of Stryde recording system and other Explor technologies

Date/Time: Tuesday, 20 July 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Adriana Comanescu, Senior Geoscientist at Vysus Group
Title: CO2 sequestration in depleted reservoir: dynamic simulations of trapping mechanism within a carbonate field (SACROC case study)

Date/Time: Tuesday, 13 June 2023 17:30-18:30 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Dave Monk, Geoscientist
Title: The history of seismic acquisition and passive seismic onshore, through a lens of the future

Date/Time: Tuesday, 18 April 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Andrew Long, PGS, Perth, Australia
Title: Faster, Cleaner, Quieter: Digitalization of Marine Seismic Operations

Date/Time: Tuesday, 14 March 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Ed Hager, Geophysicist
Title: The Sounds of Silence: trials and tribulations of the future of marine seismic sources

Date/Time: Tuesday, 24 January 2023 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Denly – TGS
Topic: The Mid North Sea High – Processing & Imaging Review

Date/Time: Tuesday, 8 November 2022 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Grog Fookes – Geoprovider
Topic: Benefits from modern re-processing of shallow, ultra-high resolution seismic data (for wind turbine placement) – a case study.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 11 October 2022 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Gary Marsden – Harbour Energy
Topic: 4D Seismic in the Catcher Area – Shining a new light on reservoir management in complex injectite sands

Date/Time: Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Paul West – S-Cube
Topic: Extracting seismic AVO parameters directly during full-waveform inversion of raw field data

Date/Time: Tuesday, 28 June 2022 12:00-13:00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Gary Barnes – Bridgeporth Ltd.
Topic: Latest Advances in Airborne Gravity Gradiometry

Date/Time:Tuesday 17 May 2022 – 12.00-13.00 (Virtual)
Guest Speaker: Tim Wynn – TRACS International Ltd
Topic: Geomechanics – What’s it to you?

Date: 20 & 21 April 2022
Event: Geophysics Seminar
Venue: The Geological Society (London)

Date/Time: Tuesday 29 March 2022 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Dr Antonia Hardwick, Director and Chief Geoscientist, Hardwick Geophysical Ltd
Event: Insights into the deeper crustal structure of the England, Wales and Irish Sea areas from local earthquake tomography and associated seismological studies. What drives UK seismicity and associated geological hazards?

Date/Time:Tuesday 22 February 2022 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker:Professor Euan Mearns, University of Zurich
Event: The 1976 M7.8 Tangshan earthquake China

Date/Time:Tuesday 25 January 2022 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Nicolas Tellier – Chief Geophysicist, Sercel
Event: MEMS sensors for true amplitude, phase, verticality and vector fidelity sensing

Date/Time: Tuesday 26 October 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Mark Skinner, Shearwater
Event: Shearwater Monsoon and the use of the cloud for processing

Date/Time: Tuesday 28 September 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Ian Barron, Shell
Event: Geophysics for CCS – Repurposing a Depleted Reservoir for the Energy Transition

Date/Time: Tuesday 24 August 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Event: Geophysics Wiggle Room Interview with Ron Daniel

Date/Time: Tuesday 27 July 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Simon Baldock, TGS
Event: Must love lava – Recent Advances in Sub-Basalt Processing

Date/Time: Tuesday 6 July 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Keith Maynard, CGG
Event: Wiggle Room Interview

Date/Time: Tuesday 29 June 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Elias Nerland, Magne Drage and Dag Helland-Hansen – EMGS
Topic: State of the art CSEM illustrated with case example of applying CSEM in real exploration cases

Date/Time: Tuesday 25 May 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest Speaker: Thomas Latter, Supervisor, Subsurface Imaging – CGG
Topic: Dual Azimuth: providing a step change in imaging potential in the Northern Viking Graben

Date/Time: Tuesday 27 April 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest speaker: Per Helge Semb, Chief Geophysicist – Magseis Fairfield
Topic: Ocean Bottom Seismic Nodal Technology and the largest OBN survey on the NCS-UKCS

Date/Time: Tuesday 23 March 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest speaker: Jonathan Watson – Bridgeporth
Topic: Current developments in gravity gradiometry and its role in assisting hydrocarbon exploration

Date/Time: Tuesday 2 March 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Event: Geophysics SIG Overview Meeting presenting Wiggle Room Interview with David Bamford

Date/Time: Tuesday 23 February 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest speaker: Per Eivind Dhelie, Chief Geophysicist – Lundin Energy Norway AS
Topic: Using wide tow Quad point sources for high resolution seismic and accurate AVO measurements in the Barents Sea

Date/Time: Tuesday 26 January 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Guest speaker: Martin Widmaier, Chief Geophysicist, PGS
Topic:  GeoStreamer X Technology – Redefining high resolution multi-azimuth towed streamer acquisition

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 January 2021 – 12.00-13.00
Event: Geophysics SIG Overview Meeting presenting Wiggle Room Interview with Alyson Harding 

Date/Time: Tuesday 24 November 2020 – 13.00-14.00
Guest speaker: Andy Alexander – Siccar Point Energy
Topic: Imaging volcanics and intra-volcanic reservoir intervals: comparison of OBN and Single/Dual Azimuth Broadband streamer data on the Corona Ridge, West of Shetlands, UKCS

Date/Time: Wednesday 28 October 2020 – 12.00-13.00
Guest speaker: Alan Foum
Topic: An Introduction to Geodesy

Date: Time: Monday 28 September 2020
Guest speaker: Dave Monk
Topic: The advent and adoption of simultaneous source methods to towed streamer acquisition

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020 
Guest speaker: Adam Booth
Topic: Seismology in the freezer: fibre-optic technology in glacier surveying
22 July delegate list

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This special interest group is to provide a place for GESGB members that have an interest in Geophysics to meet and network. The objective is to promote the understanding and exchange of knowledge within the Society’s membership of all aspects of surface and subsurface geophysical methods, including seismic, gravity, magnetic and electromagnetic.

Past events have included talks on topics such as: Quantitative Interpretation Techniques; Securing the Future- Best Practice in Unconventional Reservoir Characterisation; and Getting Value from Geophysics: Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness for Low Oil Prices. Group meetings are also held frequently and the group is involved in other GESGB conferences such as PETEX 2018.

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