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Norris Conference Center
816 Town & Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024
(Free parking off Beltway-8 northbound feeder or Town & Country Blvd.)
Meeting Time: 11:00 to 1:00
Registration Begins at 11:00
Lunch Served at 11:30
Presentation starts at Noon
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Speaker: Andrew Lewis, Fairfield Geotechnologies
Benefits of a new high trace density (HTD) seismic survey in the Midland Basin are illustrated by comparing a 2019 HTD 3D seismic survey to a 2009 vintage 3D seismic survey. HTD seismic acquisition improves the spatial resolution of the seismic image and associated seismic attributes. This enables the interpretation of structural and stratigraphic geologic frameworks that are less resolved using onshore acquisition methods typical for the late-2000s. The 2019 HTD survey geometry collects additional data in various domains that the 2009 vintage survey does not. These additional data include the acquisition of more near and far offset traces, finer lateral sampling, higher fold, broader frequencies, and fuller azimuthal sampling. The increase in resolution from the 2019 HTD seismic survey illuminates fine-scale geology that is less resolved in the 2009 seismic data. Comparisons of seismic images are made in the Grayburg formation, and at the toe of a mass transport deposit (MTD) in the Upper Leonard formation to illustrate the benefits of HTD seismic surveys for imaging and interpreting complex geology. The increased resolution from the 2019 HTD seismic survey also benefits the generation of robust seismic attributes, which can be further used to characterize fine-scale geology.
Speaker Biography: Andrew Lewis, Fairfield Technologies
Andrew has 13 years of experience as an energy industry professional. He joined Fairfield Geotechnologies in 2016. In his current role as Technology Manager, Andrew focuses on leading technology development and implementing workflows to realize and enhance the value of modern 3D seismic data in various basins across the U.S. He has created technical partnerships and working relationships with various companies that have synergistic data, software, and analytical capabilities. He specializes in Permian Basin seismic acquisition, processing and imaging, and reservoir characterization in both the Delaware and Midland Basins. He is passionate about bridging the gap between geology, geophysics, and engineering disciplines. Ultimately, Andrew works to understand and enhance the value that seismic data brings to companies operating in unconventional basins through technology and multi-disciplinary data and analytical integration to drive customer efficiencies and profitability. Andrew graduated with an M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Houston in 2012. He also graduated with an Executive MBA from Texas A&M’s Mays School of Business, Class of 2020.
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