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JeffThesisDefense2Jeff Godwin successfully defends his MS thesis

On December 9, 2011, Jeff Godwin successfully defended his Master of Science thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis is titled "Blended source imaging by amplitude encoding."

JeffThesisDefenseJeff joined CWP after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degee in geophysical engineering. He worked on his thesis under the direction of Prof. Paul Sava, his CWP advisor. Congratulations, Jeff!


2012 CWP Project Review Meeting notices sent to Consortium sponsors

On November 1, we sent by post a "Save the Date" notice to all our sponsors' technical and contract representatives. If you have not received the notice for the 2012 CWP Annual Project Review Meeting already, it should be arriving soon. Please contact Pamela Kraus if you have any questions about our May 2012 meeting.


MamoruPhDDefenseMamoru Takanashi successfully defends his PhD thesis

On October 26, 2011, Mamoru Takanashi successfully defended his doctorate thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis, titled "Anisotropic parameter estimation in the presence of a laterally heterogeneous overburden," introduces time- and depth-domain algorithms designed to estimate anisotropy parameters and perform seismic imaging in the presence of small-scale lateral heterogeneity.

Mamoru joined CWP in August 2008 and has worked on his thesis under the direction of Prof. Ilya Tsvankin. He will return in November 2011 to the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and continue his work in imaging and anisotropy research for oil and gas fields. Congratulations, Mamoru!


SniederWinsSEGAwardRoel Snieder receives SEG Honorary Membership

Roel Snieder was presented with the SEG Honorary Membership award during the SEG Honors and Awards ceremony at the SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonio. The SEG Honorary Membership is conferred upon "persons who, in the unanimous opinion of the SEG Honors and Awards Committee and the Executive Committee, have made a distinguished contribution, which warrants exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics or a related field or the advancement of the profession of exploration geophysics through service to the Society." Roel's contribution have been in seismic interferometry, mathematical geophysics, education and public awareness. He publishes broadly both within and outside of SEG publications. Roel has over 200 publications (75 as primary author and 68 in SEG journals) and he is the author of two books.


IlyaTsvankinTsvankin and Grechka's new book on anisotropy

Ilya Tsvankin and his longtime collaborator, Vladimir Grechka of Shell, have authored a new book called "Seismology of Azimuthally Anisotropic Media and Seismic Fracture Characterization." The book presents a systematic analysis of seismic signatures for azimuthally anisotropic media and describes anisotropic inversion/processing methods for wide-azimuth reflection data and VSP (vertical seismic profiling) surveys. The main focus is on kinematic parameterestimation techniques operating with P-waves as well as with the combination of PP and PS (mode-converted) data. The book is published by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) as part of the "Geophysical References Series'' and is available as an eBook or in print edition from the SEG Digital Library.


Save the Date: 2012 CWP Project Review Meeting

Save the date on your calendars for the 2012 annual meeting of the Consortium Project on Seismic Inverse Methods for Complex Structures.

Date:  May 14-17, 2012
Venue: Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

Additional details are forthcoming. Stay tuned!



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