Upcoming events

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

Past Events

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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Meet the Geophysics SIG Committee Members

This special interest group is to provide a place for PESGB 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 PESGB conferences such as PETEX 2018.

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