TECHNICAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette

When: 11:30am

Lunch: $20.00 for members ** Be Sure to Bring Your 2015-2016 Membership Dues!**

Luncheon Talks:  

Technology and Innovation are the Engines that Create Exploration Opportunities: Examples from the Deep Water Gulf of Mexico

By:

Barney Issen

Ben Carsey Distinguished Lecturer & AAPG/SEG Inter-Society Distinguished Lecturer

Abstract:

The deep water Gulf of Mexico play is a classic textbook example of an opportunity that simply would not exist without constant technical innovation. Variations of this talk have been used to explain our industry to people without any science background; for this Distinguished Lecture series it has been modified to be more suitable for earth scientist audience that is perhaps more familiar with the production environment than with “big-E” Exploration.

The deep water Gulf of Mexico play is a classic textbook example of an opportunity that simply would not exist without constant technical innovation. Variations of this talk have been used to explain our industry to people without any science background; for this Distinguished Lecture series it has been modified to be more suitable for earth scientist audience that is perhaps more familiar with the production environment than with “big-E” Exploration.

 

 

Bio:

Barney’s academic work at the University of Arizona emphasized hard-rock (mineral) geophysics, planetary science, and tectonophysics, so he entered the oil industry with few preconceptions beyond the Wave Equation. In 3+ decades with Chevron, he has witnessed and helped to nurture the emergence of 3D seismic data, depth imaging (first post-stack, then pre-stack), earth modeling, and visualization. Barney actually does play a geophysicist on TV, appearing in the Chevron “We Agree” ad campaign, as well as representing Chevron (and, by extension, our industry) in interviews with NBC Today, ABC 20/20, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, Fox News, NPR All Things Considered, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Houston Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, and MIT Technology Review.

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