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by LonghornGeo
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Future of water well drilling in California
Replies: 0
Views: 1013

Future of water well drilling in California

Hi Everyone, I'm hoping to open up this discussion as a general are to exchange facts/ideas/opinions on the future and current state of water well drilling in California. I find this industry to be really fascinating as water in general is becoming a rather scarce resource. This recently caught my a...
by LonghornGeo
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Advice on getting a secondary degree
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

Re: Advice on getting a secondary degree

Thanks geophix, unfortunately I dont think I have a choice in leaving exploration, I loved it and everything I was learning, on the client side and on the operations side. Heck I was the only processor going on the work boats and helping acquisition/gunners in deployment/ pick up, everything about i...
by LonghornGeo
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Economies of scale and oil exploration
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Economies of scale and oil exploration

I really do think the impact of fracking means SLB will be more conservative in the near future. The limit in jobs and their expertise is going to allow them in experiment in new spreads and will give them time to refine Isometrix. The question is that once they get their heads up after this hit, wi...
by LonghornGeo
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Advice on getting a secondary degree
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

Advice on getting a secondary degree

Hello Everyone, As the exploration climate worsens I plan on getting a secondary degree to round myself before the industry is back on the up. However because this is such a sensitive industry, I want to know if it is better to get a Business degree of sorts that can open my doors to other industrie...
by LonghornGeo
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Helecopter ditches during crew change
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: Helecopter ditches during crew change

Its been removed, Im sure it was a CGG vessel. Helicopter, if Im correct in remembering, was approaching from starboard bow. I bet the investigation is still ongoing and the issue is still sensitive for them.
by LonghornGeo
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Economies of scale and oil exploration
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Economies of scale and oil exploration

My concern is why certain companies like SLB during a downturn dont use their vessels to decrease the time it takes to complete existing jobs rather than lay off 9 streamer vessels and the associated exploration crew. I feel like they lose valuable oppurtunities to continue seasoning their employees...
by LonghornGeo
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Look for a Shot With some Noise, Swell Noise Preferred
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Look for a Shot With some Noise, Swell Noise Preferred

Im looking for a shot with swell noise, preferably Marine with Swell. Im writing a matlab code to remove noise but without a shot to test I cant really do anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by LonghornGeo
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Question/discussion about marine airguns.
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Question/discussion about marine airguns.

This is an amazing title I must say, it needs a follow up! Well what you mentioned really clears things up! Thank you again. I didnt even think of the patent culture in engineering. Ask one question, get the answers to many ! :D
by LonghornGeo
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Question/discussion about marine airguns.
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Question/discussion about marine airguns.

Thanks so much for your reply, enlightening as usual! However I was thinking if there are resources and research into the actual mechanisms of how different guns work. Im new so I want to be as careful without disclosing proprietary information on this forum , for that reason I am not describing our...
by LonghornGeo
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Question/discussion about marine airguns.
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Question/discussion about marine airguns.

Today, :idea: , I suddenly became very interested in the fact that it seems most companies invest in streamer technology and the source is oftentimes less advertised. So I looked at the airguns we use, wrote down some gas and kinetics laws, and started to think about them. Does anyone have any artic...
by LonghornGeo
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Salary onboard a seismic vessel
Replies: 18
Views: 7140

Re: Salary onboard a seismic vessel

I think in both roles you will get valuable experience to start building a career . I have recently made the decision to be an OBP. What you should consider are if you are being offered a (a) Specialist Contract (b) Engineers Contract as these two can often times be very different in terms of pay an...
by LonghornGeo
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Pre-Stack and Post-Stack Migration
Replies: 4
Views: 21068

Re: Pre-Stack and Post-Stack Migration

Thank you so much GuyM, you have certainly put things into a historical and technical perspective and everything about your post is new and clarifying. The article you suggested is also incredibly useful.
by LonghornGeo
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Pre-Stack and Post-Stack Migration
Replies: 4
Views: 21068

Pre-Stack and Post-Stack Migration

Can someone explain to me why Migration is often times Pre-Stack and often times Post-Stack, and if even both are ever done? I understand the idea of migration and how there are different algorithms that either solve it in time or depth. Yet I cannot find an article online that really explains why y...