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AEGC, September 2019 – Presentations and Posters

Following are the presentations that will be presented by Curtin Exploration Geophysics staff and student researchers at the AEGC Conference, which will be held from the 2nd to the 5th of September 2019.

Schaa, R., 2019, Magnetotelluric inversion strategies: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 3rd September 2019.

Mikhaltsevitch, V., 2019, Тhe sample boundary effect in the low frequency measurements of the elastic moduli of rocks: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Souza, A., 2019, Ultrasonic wave velocities measurements and seismic anisotropy at Kararigold deposit: Implications for gold exploration: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Sidenko, E., 2019, Transforming an abandoned well into a permanent downhole receiver array: Harvey-3 case study: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Pethick, A., 2019, AEM, Seismic and Power-lines: A hydrogeological case study in Peel, Western Australia: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Harris, B., 2019, Time Lapse In-Hole Electrical Resistivity Surveying during a Shallow Release of CO2 Gas: Harvey Western Australia: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Ziramov, S., 2019, Subsurface characterisation for future CCS applications using uncommon 3D surface and borehole seismic survey geometries at Harvey, Western Australia: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Tertyshnikov, K., 2019, DAS seismic monitoring of the shallow CO2 controlled-release experiment at the South West Hub In-situ Laboratory: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Asgharzadeh, M., 2019, Subsurface seismic imaging using drill bit noise: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Popik, S., 2019, Anisotropy analysis from 3D VSP surveys acquired at Otway site: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Yavuz, S., 2019, Assessment of the permanent seismic sources for borehole seismic monitoring applications: CO2CRC Otway Project: Presented at the 2019 AEGC Conference, 4th September 2019.

Curtin Exploration Geophysics Presentations Agenda

 

EAGE, July 2019 – Presentations and Posters

Following are the presentations and posters that were presented by Curtin Exploration Geophysics staff and student researchers at the EAGE Conference, which was held from the 3rd to the 6th of June 2019.

Tertyshnikov, K*., and Roman Pevzner, 2019, Performance of different seismic sources for DAS VSP acquisitions: a case study at Curtin well site: Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 4th June 2019.

Sidenko, E., Roman Pevzner, Andrej Bona, and Konstantin Tertyshnikov,  2019, Seismic interferometry using walkaway DAS VSP data: CO2CRC Otway project feasibility study: Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 4th June 2019.

Mikhaltsevitch. V., Maxim Lebedev, Marina Pervukhina, and Boris Gurevich, 2019, A laboratory study of the effect of boundary conditions on the elastic moduli measurements:  Presentation presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 4th June 2019.

Asgharzadeh, M., Andrej Bona, and Milovan Urosevic, 2019,
Orthotropic anisotropy modelling and parameter estimation from 3D VSP data, a synthetic analysis: Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 4th June 2019.

Dean, T., Konstantin Tertyshnikov, Roman Pevzner, G. Calbris, C. Jestin, and V. Lanticq, 2019, Experimental measurement of the effects of acquisition parameters on DAS data quality: Presentation presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 5th June 2019.

Chavez, R., Vassili Mikhaltsevitch, Maxim Lebedev, Boris Gurevich,
E. A. Vargas Jr., and G. F. Vasquez, 2019, Influence of the creep effect on the low-frequency measurements of the elastic moduli of sedimentary rocks: Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 5th June 2019.

Dean, T., and Denis Sweeney, 2019, The effect of land seismic recording system noise levels on survey productivity: Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 6th June 2019.

Dean, T., and Hoang Nguyen, 2019, Turning it up to 11: A 10 kN electromagnetic vibrator for downhole and near-surface applications:  Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 6th June 2019.

Popik, S., Dmitry Popik, and Roman Pevzner, 2019, Effect of density of seismic sources on the quality of the 4D seismic data:   Presentation presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 6th June 2019.

Bahri, M., Mehdi Asgharzadeh, Andrej Bona, and Milovan Urosevic, 2019, VSP Interferometry for Subsurface Imaging:  Presentation presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 6th June 2019.

Deane, M. D., Sinem Yavuz, and Milovan Urosevic, 2019, Seismic attribute analysis for the characterisation of fault and fracture networks: South West Hub, Harvey, Australia: Poster presented at the 2019 EAGE Conference, 6th June 2019.

Curtin Exploration Geophysics Presentations Agenda
Presenting authors are highlighted in bold text

CRGC Annual General Meeting 2019 – Registrations are now open

The CRGC cordially invites our Industry Partners to register for the upcoming Annual General Meeting, to be held on Rottnest Island on November 28th–29th, 2019. The technical program will be released shortly.

Registrations are now open and can be made via the CRGC 2019 Annual General Meeting Registration page.

For any enquiries related to the Annual Meeting or registration, or if you are interested in finding out about our Industry Partner program, please email Nichole Sik, CRGC Administration.

We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s AGM.

Conferrals

Congratulations to our new Doctoral Graduates:

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Nourollah, supervised by A/Prof. Milovan Urosevic, was conferred on 5th of April 2019. Hadi’s thesis explores Sealing Potential of Shale Sequences Through Seismic Anistropy Analysis

Dr. Alexey Yurikov, supervised by Prof. Maxim Lebedev was conferred on 7th of June 2019. Alexey’s thesis explores Experimental and theoretical study of effects of varying hydration on elastic properties and microstructure of shales and sandstones

Dr. Julia Correa, supervised by Prof. Roman Pevzner, was conferred on 7th of June 2019. Julia’s thesis was titled Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Seismic Imaging and Reservoir Monitoring Applied to CO2 Geosequestration

Dr. Felix Menu, supervised by A/Prof. Milovan Urosevic received conferral on 5th of July 2019. His thesis title is Ore-Body Delineation Using Borehole Seismic Techniques for Hard Rock Exploration

Dr. Zubair Ahmed, supervised by Prof. Maxim Lebedev, was conferred 5th of July 2019. Zubair’s thesis explores Rock Characterization using Physical Methods on Powders

Dr. Dmitry Popik, supervised by Prof. Roman Pevzner was conferred 5th of July 2019. Dmitry’s thesis explores Advanced Analysis of Time-Lapse Seismic Data for CO2 Geosequestration Monitoring

Dr. Rebecca Tung, supervised by Dr. Andrew Squelch, was conferred on 2nd August 2019. Rebecca’s thesis is titled On the Onset of Hydrothermal Convection in Porous Media in the Presence of Creeping Faults: Numerical Stability Analysis and Geological Applications

Dr. Michel Nzikou Mamboukou, supervised by Prof. Boris Gurevich, was conferred on 2 August 2019. Michel’s thesis explores Forward Modelling and Inversion of the Ultrasonic Wave Propagation Through a Homogeneous and Porous Rock

Dr. Pouya Ahmadi, supervised by A/Prof. Milovan Urosevic, was conferred on 2 August 2019. Pouya’s thesis explores Feasibility of Multicomponent Seismic for Mineral Exploration

CRGC congratulates all our doctoral graduates, their supervisors and panel members on this milestone achievement!

Student Awards

CRGC joint PhD student, Mr. Anton Egorov was awarded the 2019 Louis Cagniard Award for his poster, A feasibility study of time-lapse FWI on DAS VSP data acquired with permanent sources at EAGE 2019. The Louis Cagniard Award recognises the best poster presentation at the annual European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Conference and Exhibition.

CRGC extends a huge congratulations to Anton Egorov and his co-authors Prof Andrej Bona, Prof Roman Pevzner, Dr Stanislav Glubokovskikh and Dr Vladimir Puzyrev on this achievement!


(L-R) Michael Pöppelreiter, EAGE President 2019; Anton Egorov, PhD Student, Exploration Geophysics, Western Australian School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering; and Jean-Jacques Biteau, EAGE President 2018.

https://www.eage.org/en/about-eage/awards/overview-awards/louis-cagniard-award


PhD student, Mrs. Snezana Petrovic, was awarded a Research Foundation Grant of $16,000 from the ASEG Research Foundation for her project Elemental Analysis Via Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation for Diamond Drilling. Project selection is made by a sub-committee of specialists on the basis of the project’s quality, relevance to either mineral or petroleum exploration and potential to impact on exploration technology or know-how.


 

Recent Geophysics Specialist software licence renewals for 2019/2020

The following software licences have recently been renewed for the 2019/20 period. These software applications are used extensively in both research and teaching areas within Exploration Geophyisics as well as other areas in Curtin Univeristy.

Donation, Grant and Education licenced software: DownUnder GeoSolutions “Insight” donation; Hampson Russell Software “HRS” donation; IHS “Kingdom” and “Harmony Enterprise” donation; Ikon Science “RokDoc” and “JiFi” donation; Schlumberger Western Geco “Vista” and “Omni” donation; Comsol “Multiphysics” education; Tensor “Modelvision” education; WASY “FEFlow” education; ALT “WellCAD” education.

Many thanks to all of our software vendors who continue to encourage and support the use of their specialised software packages within our Discipline.

PhD Student Arrivals

Welcome to PhD student, Ms. Pilar Di Martino

Pilar is a PhD Student from the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance. This collaborative programme requires her to spend years 1 and 3 in the home institution (University of Aberdeen), and year 2 in the host Institution (Curtin University). Her year at Curtin will be supervised by Dr Stephanie Vialle and Prof Andrew Putnis. Her research will involve working on rock-physics to field characterisation of seismic attenuation from scattered wavefield. The aim is to explore the connection between seismic and rock properties and lay down the use of these parameters to develop new imaging techniques of heterogeneous sequences at field scale. She has a BSc in Geophysical Engineering (2013) from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), where her thesis was on Analysis and interpretation of microseismic data—Pilot CO2  Storage (CCS) in the field of Rousse, France. She also holds a MSc in Geophysics (2017) from the University of Aberdeen (UK) where her project was on Analysis of azimuthal inverted volumes for fracture characterisation in Machar Field.

Pilar has experience working as a ‘Well Placement Engineer’ for Schlumberger for 2.5 years. The scope of the job was to optimise the position of horizontal wells into the reservoir using and analysing the geology of the field and the petrophysical measurements obtained while drilling. She also completed a short internship programs with TOTAL working on analysis and treatment of microseismic data, and with DUG performing seismic processing.

Pilar’s provisional thesis title is “Unconventional reservoir imaging and geological interpretation in porous, heterogeneous environment via integrated seismic, petrophysical and mineralogical techniques” and her interim Supervisor is Dr. Stephanie Vialle.


Welcome to PhD student, Mr. Roman Isaenkov

Roman graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Masters degree in 2016. From 2014 he started work as a Junior Geophysicist in the Center of Seismic Data Analysis. His work was focused on processing very-high-resolution marine seismic data (conventional and deep-towed). He participated in a few marine expeditions in Barents, Kara, Laptev and Okhotsk seas as a Data Processing and Quality Analysis Specialist. His team developed a 3D marine very-high-resolution system for seismic exploration with the first experiment conducted in 2017.

In 2018, he had an internship at CSIRO, where he studied which parameters of CO2-saturated reservoir may be estimated from time-lapse seismic response using bunch of 1D-models generated in stochastic way.

Roman’s provisional thesis title is “Development of a semi-automated workflow for permanent seismic monitoring data analysis/integration based on statistical learning algorithms” and his interim Supervisor is Dr. Konstantin Tertyshnikov.


 

The CRGC welcomes two visiting researchers from Northwest University China

Dr. Hongyan Yu, Northwest University, China

 

Dr. Hongyan Yu is visiting Exploration Geophysics as a Visiting Researcher and is working with Prof. Maxim Lebedev in the fields of core flooding and CCS.

Hongyan is currently an assistant professor at Northwest University. She received her Master’s in 2009 and PhD in 2012 from China University of Petroleum, Beijing. Hongyan developed her research in geological and petrophysical reservoir Characterisation in unconventionals (shale, coal), CO2 geosequestration at pore-scale with X-ray micro-computed tomography.


Mr. Xiaolong Li, Northwest University, China

Mr. Xiaolong Li is visiting Exploration Geophysics as an occupational trainee. Xiaolong is working with Prof. Maxim Lebedev on researching the sandstone properties of the Ordos basin in China.

Xiaolong Li is currently a master at Northwest University. He received his bachelor’s in 2019 from Northwest University, Xi’an. Xiaolong developed his research in petrophysical reservoir characterisation in unconventionals (shale, coal), CO2 geosequestration at pore-scale with X-ray micro-computed tomography.