Volume 7, No. 12 December, 1996


The Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave Exploration Seismology

Graduate Student Defences

December was a very busy month for graduating students. Six CREWES students success fully defended their graduate theses. Five have taken jobs in the geophysical industry and one has stayed to pursue a Ph.D. CREWES is still at 100% employment of its graduates.

We would like to congratulate these students on their fine work and wish them all the best with their new positions!

Graduate theses available on the Web

These graduate theses will be placed on the CREWES World Wide Web site as soon as they are finalized, hopefullyby mid January. They can be found by following the link to Graduate Student Theses from the CREWES Home Page. The Web address is:

Research Report Reprint Reminder

Any sponsor wishing to receive a hardbound copy of the 1996 CREWES Research Report should place their order now. Extra copies of the 1996 softbound report and CD-ROM are also available. We request that these orders be placed by January 15, 1997.

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Softbound research report:

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CD-ROM containing report and software:

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Maria Donati, who graduated from CREWES with an M.Sc. in June of this year, and co-author Rob Stewart won the Best Paper Award at the 8th Annual Venezuelan Geophysical Congress (Congreso Venezolono de Geofisica), held in Maracaibo, Venezuela in November. Their paper was on the separation of P and S waves using three-component modal filters. This is great news for Maria; Congratulations!

Grace Yang, who has been working with CREWES for the last year as an interpretation geophysicist, will move from being a CREWES employee to being a CREWES student when she begins her Ph.D. studies in January, 1997. We have all enjoyed working with Grace and look forward to continuing to work with her as a student.

Work Continues on Blackfoot

After the very exciting results shown at our Sponsor's Meeting, CREWES is looking forward to continuing work on the Blackfoot 3D-3C dataset. This winter we plan to further process the data, as well as to continue to look at AVO effects, bandwidth studies, geostatistical correlations, VSP integration, and many other areas.

On the right is the map of Vp/Vs ratios from the Wabamun to the top of the sand channel, showing a compelling correlation between low Vp/Vs (in white) and the productive reservoir.

Course Announcements

Selected Topics in Applied Structural Geology and Remote Sensing (GEOL 699.01)

This course will be taught in the winter semester on Mondays from 2 - 5 p.m. by Drs. Z. Berger and D. A. Spratt. Some of the course highlights are:

  • Analysis of exposed structures with satellite imagery data
  • Recognition of structural styles
  • Detection of subsurface structures with High Resolution Aeromagnetics
  • Integrated analysis of surface and subsurface data
  • Exploration application of remote sensing data
  • Recognition of basement structures in the Foothills

    Proposed 2-week graduate course in 3-D seismic exploration (GOPH 699.01), June 15-28, 1997

    This course is designed to be an intensive summer short course for graduate credit. Industry and University instructors will be teaching the course at the University of Calgary. We are currently seeking course approval and determining levels of interest. Topics to be covered include acquisition, processing and interpretation of 3-D seismic data. Land and marine cases will be analysed in detail as well as 3C-3D seismic and 3-D VSP. The course will have a field component and numerous hands-on exercises with design, processing and interpretation software.

    We would like to wish all of our sponsors
    a successful new year in 1997!

    Making Contact...

    The CREWES Project
    Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
    University of Calgary
    2500 University Dr. N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2N 1N4 CANADA

    Fax: (403)284-0074
    Email: crewes@geo.ucalgary.ca
    WWW (World Wide Web):

    Administrative Secretary:
    Louise Forgues: 220-8279
    Editor: Darren Foltinek

    Dr. Robert Stewart: 220-3265
    Dr. Don Lawton: 220-5718
    Dr. Gary Margrave: 220-4606

    Research Staff:
    Dr. John Bancroft: 220-5026
    Malcolm Bertram: 220-3267
    Henry Bland: 220-8461
    Darren Foltinek: 220-6137
    Eric Gallant: 220-3259
    Colin Potter: 220-8012
    Vladan Simin: 220-4292
    Grace Yang: 220-8969
    Qi Zhang: 220-3264

    Graduate Students
    Jill Belisle:220-3271
    Siriporn Chaisri: 220-3083
    Wai-Kin Chan: 220-8093
    Dan Cieslewicz: 220-3269
    Jocelyn Dufour: 220-8266
    Ken Fang: 220-8093
    Robert Ferguson: 220-3271
    Jitendra Gulati: 220-5134
    Glen Larson: 220-3458
    Xinxiang Li: 220-6749
    Nicolas Martin: 220-3083
    Michael Mazur: 220-6801
    Sue Miller: 220-7462
    Darryl Parry: 220-3032
    Carlos Rodriguez: 220-6801
    Alana Schoepp: 220-3038
    Chanpen Silawongsawat: 220-3083
    Zandong Sun: 220-6444
    Todor Todorov: 220-6801
    Dan Vetrici: 220-3269
    Shaowu Wang: 220-5027
    Hans Westbroek: 220-6596
    Yong Xu: 220-5134