Investigative technology for geologists
for Petroleum News
The state Geologic Materials Center and the Alaska Geological Society, in conjunction with the 2019 Alaska Oil and Gas Association Conference, held a technical breakout session May 31 at the GMC in Anchorage.
The focus of the session was the potential for new investigative technologies and machine learning systems to better assist geologists and resource companies to meet the challenges of interpreting Alaska geology.
Various speakers covered a range of relevant topics in talks which will be covered in individual stories in future issue of Petroleum News:
*Kurt Johnson, curator, Alaska Geologic Materials Center, Conserving Alaska’s Past, Discovering its Future;
*Dr. Shuvajit Bhattacharya, assistant professor, University of Alaska, Integration of Tax-Credit 3D Seismic, Wells, and Core Data for a Better Understanding of the Nanushuk-Torok Reservoirs;
*Dr. Ramil Ahmadov, principal scientist, New England Research Inc., Non-Destructive Automated Scanning of Fine-Scale Geological, Petrophysical and Geomechanical Rock Properties of Nanushuk Formation;
*Dave Browning, regional manager North America, Terracore Geospectral Imaging, Hyperspectral Core Imaging: Applications in Unravelling Deposit and Reservoir Mineralogy;
*Dr. Brigette Martini, chief geologist, Corescan, Hyperspectral Core and Cuttings Imaging for Rapid, Automated Mineralogy and Lithology Logging: Applications in Alaskan Petroleum;
*Robert Chelak, Biodentify, Predicting Potential Reservoirs by DNA Fingerprinting and Machine Learning from Shallow Soil Samples;
*KD Derr, electron and X-ray microscopy specialist, Zeiss Research Microscopy, Zeiss Shale Imaging Workflow - Core to Pore Multiscale Characterization.
Contact information for each of the speakers is available at: dggs.alaska.gov/gmc/GMC_tech_session_agenda_2019_05_31.pdf
- STEVEN SUTHERLIN