Conferences & Workshops

ASL attends a number of upstream conventions and technical workshops during the year at various global locations.  This is a great opportunity to talk with us about your current borehole seismic requirements and future technological developments.  

Fourth EAGE Workshop on Borehole Geophysics  19-22 Nov 2017
EAGE Workshop

Unlocking the Potential

Building on the success and growing interest of the past Borehole Geophysics workshops, EAGE would like to invite you to the fourth in this series, sched­uled from 19-22 November 2017.

For many decades, wireline and more recently, LWD logging of boreholes has provided geophysical data that are fundamental to the understanding of res­ervoir behavior. Modern techniques have enabled measurements in new, more challenging environ­ments and this mass of data has meant that, with an integrated approach to interpretation, operating companies can gain a far greater understanding of reservoir behavior than ever before.

However, the current upheaval in the oil market has brought the economics of borehole data acquisition and interpretation into sharp focus. Borehole geo­physics continues to be an important part of many exploration strategies but operating companies are being forced to try to maximize the value of their data with significantly reduced budgets, headcount and expertise.

The aim of this workshop is to try to capture the current state of borehole geophysics technology, to share advances in techniques, case studies and lessons learned. The workshop will be open to any­one with a role or interest in borehole geophysics, including academics, operators and contractors and it is hoped that experience and knowledge will be readily shared in order to advance this important discipline as part of a portfolio of available reservoir technologies.

The workshop will build on the successful format used previously: a series of technical sessions over three days where key players in this discipline from around the globe have the opportunity to showcase their work, including case-studies, technical break­throughs and developments in acquisition equip­ment and techniques used to gather borehole data. As well as oral presentations, poster submissions will be encouraged and space will be available for a small number of selected companies to display their prod­ucts and services. There will be ample time to meet with old friends and colleagues and to forge new friendships. A social program will be arranged to allow visitors to enjoy what Abu Dhabi has to offer.

To register for the event Click Here.

  • The Challenge
    • Acquisition & DAS (Distributed Acoustic Sensing)
    • Monitoring & Time Lapse
    • Reservoir Characterization
  • Innovative Processing
    • Data
    • Imaging
    • 3D VSP
  • Interpretation
    • Integration with active seismic, geomechanics, geochemistry, completion data
    • Closing the loop – Improving Decisions

Workshop Format

Nine oral and one poster sessions, including ample time for discussions, are planned. An extensive social programme is also planned.

Company Display Area

To complement the technical programme, there will be a company display area to showcase borehole geophysics related technologies (hardware, software, videos, posters etc.).

ASL will be presenting a technical paper as a Poster Presentation

“Orientation of a 3-C VSP dataset acquired by integrated geophone sensor and MEMS inclinometer devices”  by W. Wills* (ASL), C. Naville (IFPen), M. Nott-Bower (ASL), and G. Tubridy (ASL).

Our presentation is scheduled for the Poster session on Monday  20th  November  2017, at 10:10 hrs.


 

Previous Events:

SEG 87th Annual Meeting - Houston, USA 24th-29th September 2017

Avalon Sciences to attend the 87th SEG Conference and Exhibition

About the event

For 87 years the SEG Annual Meeting has served as a focal point for the oil and gas industry.

The SEG International Exposition brings together nearly 400 leading companies, government agencies, research and educational institutions involved in global oil, gas and mineral exploration, and new areas of civil engineering, environmental and archaeology. These organizations take advantage of the vast exhibition spaces offered by SEG to create the most impressive display of the latest technology and services.

The SEG Annual Meeting 2016 takes place in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre, and features a robust Technical Program consisting of oral presentations, poster sessions, eposters and workshops that address the most cutting-edge issues, innovations, and developments in the geoscience field. The Technical Program of last year’s SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans, CO drew from over 1,600 abstracts from industry experts.

And yet the sheer scope of the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting has led to the creation of a week-long event unlike any other, featuring opportunities and events beyond the exhibition floor or the technical sessions that serve to advance geoscience on a professional and personal level for the thousands of attendees who participate each year.

Visit us at booth 2320

The SEG Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to catch up and our staff at the event will be ready to answer any questions about our new upgrades for Geochain to go hotter and deeper, as well as solving any microseismic challenges you may face.

What’s New with ASL?

  • New X-Series GeochainSlim Upgrade!
  • Improved telemetry doubling the available number of satellites for a given sample/data-rate
  • Facilitates Gapless Recording (DFU)
  • Borehole Test Facility – UK
  • High Side Indication (HSI) now in every tool for receiver roll and inclination

Also new to ASL

  • New Pressure Temperature Nose Cone Sensor for ASR
  • Geochain 30+ kpsi system
  • GMP – Geochain Monitor Panel – Integrated Power Supply, wireline QC, Simulator and multiple telemetry options.
  • New ‘Anti-Kink’ ITC cable Mod

For more information about the event, please visit the SEG website, www.SEG.org.

BUSY STAND

AAPG Seminar - Leeds University Student Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Into the Abyss – Borehole Seismic Challenges of the Deep” – William Wills, Avalon Sciences, introduces the technology and its application for subsurface seismic mapping and monitoring within deep hostile well environments.

The domain of seismic exploration is fast approaching a new era in technological advancement, with the dynamic and challenging requirements for mapping and monitoring continually increasing as complex, hostile well environments dominate over shallower conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs. The deployment of seismic recording systems (geophones) deep within the well to acquire high resolution data has become common practice over the last few decades. This technology has been dominantly used to complement surface seismic surveying bringing advantages such as noise reduction, immunity from the distorting effects of near-surface rocks, and increased vertical resolution. This talk introduces the evolution of the technology, nomenclature and acquisition methods associated with both downhole Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) and their ‘unconventional’ application for the monitoring of hydraulic-fracture induced micro earthquakes.

William Wills is a staff Geoscientist for Avalon Sciences, Somerset UK where he has been involved globally in the upstream E&P service business for nearly a decade. Will specialises in the acquisition and processing of borehole seismic data, often acquired in some of the deepest reservoir zones in the world. Will is a fellow of the Geological Society of London, and sits on the EAGE technical committee for both Passive Seismic technology and 3D borehole Geophysics.

The Seminar will be from 1700-1800 on Monday 13th March in the Level 8 SOEE Seminar Rooms.

EAGE 79th annual meeting 12th - 15th June 2017

Paris EAGE 79th annual meeting: 12th – 15th June

What’s New with ASL?

  • New X-Series GeochainSlim Upgrade!
  • Improved telemetry doubling the available number of satellites for a given sample/data-rate
  • Facilitates Gapless Recording (DFU)
  • Tool Bypass and Mix and Match Modes
  • High Side Indication (HSI) now in every tool for receiver roll and inclination

Also new to ASL

  • Updated features of RSS-2 Remote Source Controllers
  • Geochain 30+ kpsi system
  • GMP – Geochain Monitor Panel – Integrated Power Supply, wireline QC, Simulator and multiple telemetry options.
  • Slim Tension-Compression Sub

From the 12th – 15th June, the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition will take place in the Paris expo Porte de Versailles, in the vibrant city of Paris, France.

About the event

Paris 2017 is the world’s largest  and most comprehensive geoscience event.  This event will include a high-profile Technical Program and Exhibition covering the latest developments, with an expected 6,500 delegates from all over the world.  On the exhibition floor over 300 companies will be representing the sector.

Visit us at booth 852

It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up and our staff will be ready to answer any questions you might have about our new X Series upgrades, as well as the rest of our product range.

For more information about the event, please visit the EAGE website:

http://events.eage.org/en/2017/paris-2017

Avalon Sciences to attend the 86th SEG Conference and Exhibition.

About the event

For 86 years the SEG Annual Meeting has served as a focal point for the oil and gas industry.

The SEG International Exposition brings together nearly 400 leading companies, government agencies, research and educational institutions involved in global oil, gas and mineral exploration, and new areas of civil engineering, environmental and archaeology. These organizations take advantage of the vast exhibition spaces offered by SEG to create the most impressive display of the latest technology and services.

The SEG Annual Meeting 2016 takes place in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre, and features a robust Technical Program consisting of oral presentations, poster sessions, eposters and workshops that address the most cutting-edge issues, innovations, and developments in the geoscience field. The Technical Program of last year’s SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans, CO drew from over 1,600 abstracts from industry experts.

And yet the sheer scope of the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting has led to the creation of a week-long event unlike any other, featuring opportunities and events beyond the exhibition floor or the technical sessions that serve to advance geoscience on a professional and personal level for the thousands of attendees who participate each year.

Visit us at booth 2116

The SEG Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to catch up and our staff at the event will be ready to answer any questions about our new upgrades for Geochain to go hotter and deeper, as well as solving any microseismic challenges you may face.

For more information about the event, please visit the SEG website, www.SEG.org.

EAGE Vienna - 78th Annual Meeting 30th May-2nd June 2016

EAGE 2016 banner

Join Avalon Sciences at the 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition in Vienna

What’s New with ASL?

  • New X-Series GeochainSlim Upgrade!
  • Improved telemetry doubling the available number of satellites for a given sample/datarate
  • Facilitates Gapless Recording (DFU)
  • Tool Bypass and Mix and Match Modes
  • High Side Indication now in every tool for receiver roll and inclination

Also new to ASL

  • Updated features of RSS-2 Remote Source Controllers
  • Geochain 30+ kpsi system
  • GMP – Geochain Monitor Panel – Integrated Power Supply, wireline QC, Simulator and multiple telemetry options.
  • Slim Tension-Compression Sub

From 30th May-2nd June, the 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition will take place in Vienna, Austria.  Join Avalon Sciences at what promises to be a spectacular event.

About the event

Vienna 2016 is the world’s largest  and most comprehensive geoscience event. This event will include a high-profile Technical Program and Exhibition covering the latest developments, with expected 6,500 delegates from all over the world. At the exhibition floor over 300 companies will be representing the sector.

Visit us at booth 1432

It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up and our staff will be ready to answer any questions you might have about our new X Series upgrades for Geochain to go hotter and deeper, as well as the rest of our range of products.

For more information about the event, please visit the EAGE website:

https://eage.org/event/index.php?eventid=1391 

BUSY STAND

The busy ASL stand at EAGE Exhibition 2015 in Madrid

Fifth EAGE Passive Seismic Workshop - Lisbon, Portugal 28th September - 1st October 2014
From Wish List to To-Do List

What we know, what we think we know, what we need to do

Microseismic and other passive seismic technologies are widely applied to address questions regarding the safe and efficient development of unconventional reservoirs. Although progress has been made in extracting useful information from the passive recordings, the process of translating this data into decision is often not clear and sometimes hindered by the fact that validated interpretations are mixed in with plausible but otherwise un-validated hypotheses.

This highly interactive workshop aims to bring together a broad spectrum of researchers and users of passive seismic technologies to discuss its current status and future steps necessary to advance the application and perceived value of microseismic and other passive seismic technologies.

Although it is expected that recent developments and advances in the acquisition and processing of passive seismic data will be discussed, the main focus of the workshop is to exchange information with respect to the impact of this data on decisions regarding public safety, completion optimization, reservoir modeling, etc. The objective of the presentations and guided discussions will be to review the current status of the technology, clearly identify knowledge gaps and discuss options for closing these knowledge gaps.

The main topics of this three day workshop will focus on

  1. Induced Seismicity
  2. Fracture Generation / Fracture Mechanics
  3. Integrated Interpretation

Workshop Format

Compared to other years the format of the workshop has been changed in to order to facilitate the generation of tangible outcomes in the form of recommendations for future work through the interaction of operators, service providers and academia under a single forum. Each session will introduce the topic with invited keynote speakers followed by the facilitated discussion of some very specific related questions in smaller worksgroups. The results of these discussions will be presented and integrated to all participants.

ASL will be giving a Poster Presentation

“Reducing Velocity Model Uncertainty and Improving Microseismic Event Location Accuracy: Crosswell Seismic Tomography using a Repeatable Downhole Sparker” (Sub ID: 22525) by W. Wills* (Avalon Sciences Ltd) & J. Verdon (Outer Limits Geophysics LLC).

Our presentation (PSP16) is scheduled in the “Fracture Generation/Fracture Mechanics” session on Tuesday 30 September 2014, at 11:35hrs.

SEG 84th Annual Meeting - Denver, USA 26th-31st October 2014

Avalon Sciences to attend the SEG Conference and Exhibition.

About the event

For over 80 years the SEG Annual Meeting has served as a focal point for the oil and gas industry

The SEG International Exposition brings together more than 350 leading companies, government agencies, research and educational institutions involved in global oil, gas and mineral exploration, and new areas of civil engineering, environmental and archaeology. These organizations take advantage of the vast exhibition spaces offered by SEG to create the most impressive display of the latest technology and services.

The SEG Annual Meeting takes place in the same facility, and features a robust Technical Program consisting of oral presentations, poster sessions, eposters and workshops that address the most cutting-edge issues, innovations, and developments in the geosciences field. By way of example, the Technical Program of last year’s SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, drew from over 1,500 expanded abstracts from industry leaders.

And yet the sheer scope of the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting has led to the creation of a week-long event unlike any other, featuring opportunities and events beyond the exhibition floor or the technical sessions that serve to advance geoscience on a professional and personal level for the thousands of attendees who participate each year.

Visit us at booth 602

It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up and our staff will be ready to answer any questions you might have about our new permanent fibreoptic monitoring systems and upgrades for Geochain to go hotter and deeper.

For more information about the event, please visit the SEG website, www.SEG.org.

Conferences & Workshops