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Evidence of faulting contradicts a quiescent northern Barents Shelf during the Triassic155 | Towed streamer EM: the challenges of sensitivity and anisotropy
Johan Mattsson, Folke Engelmark and Chris Anderson reflect on some of the ongoing issues in the improvement of the newly launched towed streamer EM survey technology.Evidence of faulting contradicts a quiescent northern Barents Shelf during the Triassic
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First Break June 2013, Volume 31, Issue 6
3 | EAGE News
41 | Industry News
67 | Evidence of faulting contradicts a quiescent northern Barents Shelf during the Triassic
I. Anell, A. Braathen, S. Olaussen and P.T. Osmundsen
79 | Tutorial: the seismic response to strong vertical velocity change
93 | Salt tectonics in the Sivas Basin, Turkey: outstanding seismic analogues from outcrops
Jean-Claude Ringenbach, Jean-Francois Salel, Charlie Kergaravat, Charlotte Ribes, Cedric Bonnel and Jean-Paul Callot
Special Topic: Changing Frontiers
103 | Reserves estimation methods for prospect evaluation with 3D CSEM data
Daniel Baltar and Friedrich Roth explain how 3D controlled-source electromagnetic data can reduce volumetric uncertainty in the reserves estimates process of prospect evaluation.
113 | Rock Physics workflow including application of the Xu-Payne multi-porosity model on chalk reservoirs on the western platform, UK North Sea
D.M. Hammond and S.S. Payne present an application of the new Xu-Payne model, which classifies carbonate rocks as dual porosity systems, to investigate the fluid effects within the chalk play of the Central Graben for quantitative seismic interpretation. The model was calibrated using log data from three wells on the western platform of the UK North Sea.
125 | Broadband, long-offset, full-azimuth, staggered marine acquisition in the Gulf of Mexico
Fabrice Mandroux, Beng S. Ong, Chu-Ong Ting, Sabaresan Mothi, Tony Huang and Yunfeng Li describe the first use of a staggered vessel configuration in the Gulf of Mexico to improve imaging of challenging geological structures.
135 | Frontier exploration offshore the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique
Marjosbet Uzcategui Salazar, David Baker, Malcolm Francis, Duplo Kornpihl and Tekena West present the results of a study into the hydrocarbon potential of the offshore Zambezi Delta area of Mozambique.
147 | Improving safety performance in geophysical operations: one major operator's journey
Ian M. Threadgold, T. Richard Seaborne, Neil Cave and David J. Harrison describe a 13-year journey by a major oil and gas operator in pursuit of consistent excellence in health, safety, and environmental (HSE) performance across its worldwide geophysical operations.
155 | Towed streamer EM: the challenges of sensitivity and anisotropy
Johan Mattsson, Folke Engelmark and Chris Anderson reflect on some of the ongoing issues in the improvement of the newly launched towed streamer EM survey technology.
161 | Innovation geophysics: a memoir
Huw James provides this personal memoir of some 50 years involved in the development of computer technology for geophysical applications.
169 | Earth disciplines. cognitive sciences and the epistemology of complexity
In his new book for EAGE Publications, Paolo Dell'Aversana argues that the geo-sciences can contribute to illuminate some unsolved problems of epistemology and cognition. Conversely, epistemology and cognitive sciences can inspire approaches and solutions for practical problems in the Earth sciences. Some of the concepts are summarized in this introduction.
174 | Calendar