By Jaclyn Townsend
Marketing Manager, MicroSeismic, Inc
Two weeks ago in Calgary the the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysists (CSEG) and the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS) collectively hosted GeoConvention 2015 – New Horizons. The Convention brought together 2,700 earth science professionals from North America and around the world. Although the attendance was a bit lower compared to the past few years, the sense of a downturn, in a seemingly unpredictable market, did not appear to be as omnipresent to our neighbours to the North. In fact, based on papers and posters presented at the Convention, the Canadian market appears to be thriving by creating opportunity through technology development.
Supporting the overall theme, MicroSeismic announced the release of its latest technology, AlertArray™ during the Convention. AlertArray is a real-time seismicity network, which offers operators a single solution alternative to monitor seismicity during hydraulic fracturing and fluid injection operations. The announcement of this new technology comes in light of new mandates and orders, specific to Canada, such as the AER Subsurface Order No. 2.
Also garnering attention was the SEG Challenge Bowl. Hosted by Peter Duncan, MicroSeismic, Inc.’s Founder & Co-Chairman, the coveted event challenges emerging geoscience students who participate in an action-packed geoscience quiz, testing their scientific knowledge. Each year teams composed of geoscience students from around the globe compete for a grand prize - an all-expense-paid trip to the SEG Annual Meeting; held in New Orleans later this year. The winning team at GeoConvention will represent Canada in an International competition against the reigning SEG teams from around the world! The event continues to grow every year with Challenge Bowls held worldwide, and supports emerging geoscience students growth in knowledge while having fun!
Thanks to all our clients, partners and friends who stopped by our booth. We hope to see you again next year!