Just weeks from now, our Houston, San Diego and Canada based teams will be hitting the road and heading to Calgary to join the fun at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) 2016, where we’ll give two presentations. This 4-day conference (June 19 – 22nd) is a one-stop shop for E&P professionals looking for innovative solutions to economic and technical challenges in oil and gas, and it is more relevant than ever as operators face increasing pressure to reduce production costs and increase efficiency.

As the industry weathers the recent market uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for E&P geoscientists to invest time investigating emerging technologies.  Paul MacKay, General Chair of ACE 2016, aptly likens geoscientists who attend the event to investigate emerging technologies (and thus the companies that send them) to the “athlete who trains in the off-season”, saying “when the new cycle approaches they will be ready to take advantage of the new opportunities.”

The ACE 2016 will feature nearly 900 technical presentations devoted to exploring the latest geoscience advancements and trends.  That’s a lot of innovation!  Our own geophysics team will be presenting two projects highlighting how resistivity data are now being used to answer questions about what’s happening underground.

“Imaging CO2 Sequestration at an Enhanced Oil Recovery Site Using the Depth-to-Surface Resistivity Method” will be presented on Monday, June 20 at 11:30 AM.  It’s crucial for any EOR team to know where their injection fluids are going.  This presentation will emphasize how electromagnetic data can easily provide that information for most CO2, water, steam, and chemical operations.

Our second presentation “Monitoring SAGD Conformance and Caprock Integrity with Depth to Surface Resistivity” will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 4:55 PM.  Here our geophysicists will discuss how depth sensitivity is improved in SAGD projects by using a well casing as a source.

Calgary, Alberta is a perfect setting for this year’s conference.  Home of Canadian oil, Calgary is a vibrant city and hub of innovation and economic growth for the rest of the country.  If you find yourself at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park hunt us down at either one of the presentations or our booth 1708 so we can talk more in depth about the challenges you face in your fields and how GroundMetrics can help.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Send us a note if you’d like to set up a meeting in advance. Can’t make it? See the recent JPT article highlighting GroundMetrics technology.