2021 SHALE INSIGHT® Conference
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
10:30 am – 11:45 am | Breakout Sessions
Near Surface Geophysics for the Oil and Gas Industry – Methods and Case Studies
Sponsored by Golder, a member of WSP
Geophysics is an important tool in determining subsurface conditions for environmental and engineering sites. Near surface geophysics can offer a toolbox of solutions to complex and challenging problems. When applied correctly, geophysics is a powerful tool that can aid scientists and engineers in making informed decisions about their problem. From determining seismic characterization of the subsurface or utility mapping, geophysics is a state-of-the-art industry ready to provide valuable insight into the specific problem at hand for the oil and gas industry.
This presentation will serve as an introduction and/or a refresher into some of the more applicable techniques for environmental and engineering geophysical problems with a focus on the oil and gas industry. The material will be presented in an introductory fashion with emphasis placed on fundamentals (what do you need for a successful geophysical survey from a physics standpoint), case studies, and best practices. Techniques focused on will be electromagnetic, seismic, ground penetrating radar, and electrical resistivity as well as brief introduction to other techniques used in the geophysics field.
1.0 Professional Development Hour Available
Expert Lecturer | Mark Saunders, PG
Senior Geophysicist, Golder, a member of WSP