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by Newsman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Brakes applied to worldwide oil, gas exploration
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Brakes applied to worldwide oil, gas exploration

The long-term view is frightening. With long gestation periods, new oil and gas projects may not get online when needed International oil and gas exploration and production are in the doldrums and won’t likely rebound any time soon. Canada has curtailed its crude output by one million barrels per d...
by Newsman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Oil rig workers claim unfair treatment in a system 'rotten to the core'
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Oil rig workers claim unfair treatment in a system 'rotten to the core'

Oil rig workers claim the industry is “rotten to the core”, angry that most senior jobs on a newly-arrived rig have been handed to foreigners. Stuff spoke to seven experienced rig workers overlooked for positions on the Archer Emerald rig, which has arrived off the Taranaki coast to drill up to five...
by Newsman
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: The U.S. Has Already Lost More Than 100,000 Oil And Gas Jobs
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

The U.S. Has Already Lost More Than 100,000 Oil And Gas Jobs

The US oil and gas labor market is amongst the world’s most severely hit by the downturn that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, a Rystad Energy analysis of the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (US BLS) reveals. More than 100,000 oil and gas jobs have already been lost in total, wi...
by Newsman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Complete ancient Roman city mapped using ground-penetrating radar
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Complete ancient Roman city mapped using ground-penetrating radar

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GirvwMS6--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/h9cn3dmqpfbrxqbcanzf.jpg For the new survey, Millett and his colleagues used an all-terrain vehicle to tow a rig equipped with ground-penetrating radar. The scientists made scans every 12.5 cent...
by Newsman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Complete ancient Roman city mapped using ground-penetrating radar
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Complete ancient Roman city mapped using ground-penetrating radar

https://assets.newatlas.com/dims4/default/7aec56e/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1843x1559+0+0/resize/1135x960!/format/webp/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewatlas-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F2f%2F91%2F27fe9cb245d28f1c3667ad79f8e3%2F233716.jpg An international team of researchers has mapped the entiret...
by Newsman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: How realistic are the hopes of oil workers in the geothermal opportunity?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

How realistic are the hopes of oil workers in the geothermal opportunity?

A lot has been written about the possibility that the oil crash could create an unprecedented boom for the geothermal sector in recent weeks. Something not completely new, similar discussions were popping up during the financial crisis of 2008/ 2009. Naturally the point of view from the geothermal s...
by Newsman
Fri May 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Chevron to cut up to 15% of jobs in restructuring
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Chevron to cut up to 15% of jobs in restructuring

Chevron will cut 10 to 15 per cent of its worldwide workforce as part of an ongoing restructuring at the second-largest US oil producer. The company previously disclosed a 30 per cent reduction in its 2020 budget and voluntary job cuts amid this year's sharp drop in oil prices and lower demand for o...
by Newsman
Fri May 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Rise in Oil and Gas Exploration Activities Benefit Marine Seismic Equipment and Acquisition Market
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Rise in Oil and Gas Exploration Activities Benefit Marine Seismic Equipment and Acquisition Market

- Rise in multi-client projects in Africa and Latin America cement global prospects of marine seismic equipment and acquisition market - Spate of new oil and gas reserves discoveries boost demand ALBANY, New York, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing demand for cutting-edge technologies in marine se...
by Newsman
Thu May 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Google Says It Will Not Build Custom A.I. for Oil and Gas Extraction
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Google Says It Will Not Build Custom A.I. for Oil and Gas Extraction

After a year of weathering criticism from tech workers, politicians, and activists over its oil industry contracts, Google has stated that it will not create new custom A.I. or machine learning algorithms that would help the oil and gas industry enhance its ability to extract fossil fuels. “We will ...
by Newsman
Sun May 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Archaeologist searching for thousands of unmarked graves in Australia's cemeteries
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Archaeologist searching for thousands of unmarked graves in Australia's cemeteries

https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/12198546-3x2-xlarge.jpg The radar looks for lines in the soil that show where new graves have been dug over time, and where existing graves have been dug up and added to. Headstones inside a cemetery. The lines remain for hundreds of years after the soil has been mo...
by Newsman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: MEXICAN MYSTERY Spooky ‘tunnel to the underworld’ found hidden beneath Mexico’s ancient Pyramid of the Moon
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

MEXICAN MYSTERY Spooky ‘tunnel to the underworld’ found hidden beneath Mexico’s ancient Pyramid of the Moon

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nintchdbpict0003365006941.jpg?strip=all&w=960&quality=100 ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found a secret tunnel hidden beneath a world-famous pyramid in Mexico – believed to have been built as link to the underworld. The eerie passageway was found underneath ...
by Newsman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Why cut the state geologist position?
Replies: 0
Views: 4179

Why cut the state geologist position?

I am from out of state now, but I was educated in Boone and Iowa State University. I worked at the Iowa Geological Survey from 1973-1981. The agency was on the forefront of science and research in the state, including topics such as water exploration, wise well development, remote sensing, mineral e...
by Newsman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: The Fragile Ground Beneath 66 Million Barrels of Oil
Replies: 0
Views: 754

The Fragile Ground Beneath 66 Million Barrels of Oil

Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake. https://www.insidescience.org/sites/default/files/images/articles/inline-images/south-side-after-quake----medium-width-crop-lowres.jpg Three miles below the town of Cush...
by Newsman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Border Patrol agents say they are ill-equipped to detect drug tunnels (Video)
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Border Patrol agents say they are ill-equipped to detect drug tunnels (Video)

As the U.S. debates the border wall proposed by President Trump, a new, illicit world is emerging underground. And while Trump believes a wall will thwart illegal immigrants and drug dealers, it will do little to address the daunting labyrinth law enforcement authorities are confronting below the gr...
by Newsman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Radar "can save costs caused by street tree roots"
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Radar "can save costs caused by street tree roots"

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) can enable tree managers to monitor the roots of street trees, helping to avoid pavement cracking and lifting and hence the cost of pavement repair or tree removal, according to an Australian study. http://www.hortweek.com/radar-can-save-costs-caused-street-tree-roots/...
by Newsman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Tunnel Found at Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon
Replies: 0
Views: 801

Tunnel Found at Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon

http://www.archaeology.org/images/News/1707/Mexico-Teotihuacan-tunnels.jpg MEXICO CITY, MEXICO—A tunnel traveling from Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon to the center of the plaza in front of the structure has been discovered by a team of scientists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology ...
by Newsman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: HMWSSB GPR pilot project yielding better results
Replies: 0
Views: 622

HMWSSB GPR pilot project yielding better results

The board had roped in JNTU-H team to conduct soil condition tests through Ground Penetration Radar technology and identify cavities https://a6-10418-so.ssl.ucdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HMWSSB.jpg Hyderabad: Efforts taken up to identify cavities beneath road surfaces that result in instances ...
by Newsman
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Iowa Wildcatter Goes Nuclear: Zeroes in on Targets
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Iowa Wildcatter Goes Nuclear: Zeroes in on Targets

Chocolate Flats Petroleum, Inc., an Environmental Exploration and Production company, goes nuclear and zeroes in on targets using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). In an industry with high financial risks and rewards, nothing comes with higher risks than wildcatting for oil and gas deposits. Using t...
by Newsman
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: US-Mexico Drug Tunnels Evolving Amid Increased Border Security
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

US-Mexico Drug Tunnels Evolving Amid Increased Border Security

Tunnel Detection Technology Is “Lacking” “We need to bring the technology piece. Right now, it’s lacking,” Lenoir said. “I mean we’re talking about a niche problem that doesn’t have any parallel to commercial or industry standard.” Existing technology – ranging from ground-penetrating radar to senso...
by Newsman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Request for proposal: RFP 25-17-1-066, Term Agreement for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Services 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Request for proposal: RFP 25-17-1-066, Term Agreement for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Services 2017

The Northern Region State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DEPARTMENT), Division of Preconstruction Services, Design Section is soliciting professional services for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services for various projects. A complete description of services is contai...
by Newsman
Wed May 31, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Top 10 Unusual Finds By Ground Penetrating Radar
Replies: 0
Views: 938

Top 10 Unusual Finds By Ground Penetrating Radar

1) The Long-Lost Tomb of Ahuizotl After a strong earthquake destroyed a Colonial Spanish building in 1985, archaeologists moved in with GPR to see what lay beneath. They managed to detect many underground chambers and the remains of Aztec emperor Ahuizotl. Ahuizotl ruled as emperor during Columbus' ...
by Newsman
Sun May 28, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Before and After: Satellite Photos of Vast Big Sur Landslide
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Before and After: Satellite Photos of Vast Big Sur Landslide

Before and After_ Satellite Photos of Vast Big Sur Landslide _ The California Re.jpg Last Saturday night, a mountainside gave way along Highway 1, a mile or so down the road from the hamlet of Gorda on the southern end of the Big Sur coast. You can say lots of things about the landslide (depicted a...
by Newsman
Thu May 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: CGG launches multi-physics imaging for more complete subsurface understanding
Replies: 0
Views: 622

CGG launches multi-physics imaging for more complete subsurface understanding

http://www.cgg.com/data/1/rec_imgs/14283_CGG-M-P-Imaging-Thumb.jpg?refresh=543 Multi-Physics Imaging routinely provides geologically consistent Earth models, such as this Magnetotelluric conductivity inversion integrated with drilling data to define a hydrocarbon prospect. As a complement to CGG’s ...
by Newsman
Tue May 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Fujitsu AI Technology Helps Prevent Sinkholes in Support of Kawasaki Geological Engineering's Road Cavity Surveys
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Fujitsu AI Technology Helps Prevent Sinkholes in Support of Kawasaki Geological Engineering's Road Cavity Surveys

https://www.acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_FujitsuKawasakiFig1.jpg Kawasaki Geological Engineering Co., Ltd., Fujitsu Limited, and Fujitsu Traffic & Road Data Service Limited today announced that Kawasaki Geological Engineering has leveraged Fujitsu's AI engine to develop subsurface cavity survey techn...
by Newsman
Tue May 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: The science of finding buried bodies
Replies: 0
Views: 736

The science of finding buried bodies

https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/gfx/news/2017/1-thescienceof.png Ian Brady, who tortured and killed five children in the UK in the 1960s with his accomplice Myra Hindley, died in prison on May 15. Jailed in 1966, Brady buried four of his victims in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor ...