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Subsurface & the Energy Transition: Challenging the Status Quo
With gas and advantaged oil continuing to underpin evolving energy portfolios for decades to come and the need for carbon storage rising, coupled with growing footprints in renewable energy such as wind and geothermal, the need for subsurface talent will remain strong.
EAGE GeoTech 2022 plans to bring together a diverse audience of experts to focus on key challenges across the subsurface domain. This year’s workshops will seek to address how we optimise our maturing fields, advance the dial in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and explore the role of fibre in monitoring and verification.
Why did you choose a scientific faculty after high school? Can you tell us about your career in Geoscience?
I always loved science, because it’s rigorous and logic, but also creative. I think it can help society by explaining why and how things happen leading to inventions and discoveries that support our livelihood. I’ve always been fascinated by how a problem can be solved in a logic and rigorous manner.
My first job as a geophysicist was in the field, acquiring electromagnetic and gravity data. It has been great fun; travelling around the world, working side by side with people from different background and cultures. After that I moved into processing, inversion and interpretation. Through my career I’ve been lucky enough to have seen the entire life cycle of the data we interpret. This allows me to better understand the strength and the pitfalls of our data.
I’ve been with Cairn Energy since 2011. Here I’ve been through exciting times and some disappointments, as part of the exploration cycle; it is a high risk business.
The Sixth International Conference on Fault and Top Seals will take place from 26-28 September 2022 in Vienna, Austria. Past conferences were highly successful in bringing together scientists from different industries (petroleum, CO2 storage and radioactive waste disposal) and academia, with a wide range of backgrounds (geology, petroleum engineering, petrophysics, geophysics, modelling, geomechanics and geochemistry) to share experiences in this field.
EAGE year-end training courses offer a great way to enhance your knowledge and get up-to-date with the latest developments across multiple disciplines.
The Pandemic years were challenging to keep active the SEG UniPG Students chapter and keep attracted to new coming students. It is important to keep active the chapter and evolve new students because the SEG provides an excellent platform to build a network and skillsets on both a professional and interpersonal level, which are critical for an early career scientist.
The second EAGE Conference on Seismic Inversion will be an event of interest to geoscientists working in both industry and in academia. Seismic Inversion is a key process used extensively in exploration, production and geohazard studies. Inversion provides a way to visualize and analyze data at higher resolution than standard seismic, facilitating the estimations of reservoir properties, and acting as a link between rock physics and seismically interpreted structure models, ultimately improving the interpretation efficiency.