Heiland Lecture: Gas hydrates in marine sediments from source to sink

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

Dr. Hugh Daigle is assistant professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Host: Associate Professor Brandon Dugan CTLM 102 As interest has grown in recent years in exploiting gas hydrates as an energy resource, we have learned more and more about the science questions surrounding their provenance and accumulation. […]

Heiland Lecture: Ronald Breitmeyer, University of Nevada, Reno

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

Dr. Ronald Breitmeyer is assistant professor of geological sciences and engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Host: Assistant Professor Whitney Trainor-Guitton CTLM 102

Heiland Lecture: Slips, Screams, and Migrating Things: Repeating earthquakes as a toolbox to understand and monitor volcanoes

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

Dr. Alicia Hotovec-Ellis is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Science Center in Menlo Park, California. Host: Professor Roel Snieder CTLM 102 Repeating earthquakes are a nearly ubiquitous feature of the seismicity at active and erupting volcanoes worldwide. A seismic source is persistently reactivated, producing nearly identical waveforms that can be identified […]

Heiland Lecture: Multi‐physics Inversion for Reservoir Monitoring

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

Dr. G. Michael Hoversten, Senior Geophysical Consultant for CoRE Leveraged Research in Chevron, California. Abstract: The decline in the price of hydrocarbons has resulted in a change in exploration/production strategies for many companies.  The focus has shifted from expensive deep water exploration and production to production from known land based resources.  The relatively high cost […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Danny Brothers

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

Dr. Danny Brothers, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey's Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA   Marine Geophysical and Geological Investigation of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System, […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Johannes Baptist Stoll

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

"UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS" Dr. Johannes Baptist Stoll, Mobile Geophysical Technologies, Germany. Over the past decade, notable progress has been made in the performance of Unmanned […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Juan-Mauricio Florez

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

“Rock Physics Templates in AI-GI and Extended Elastic Impedance Domains”   Dr. Juan-Mauricio Florez, Geoscience Manager, BHP Billiton Petroleum in Houston, Texas.   "Rock physics templates (RPT) in both AI-GI and extended elastic impedance (EEI) domains as a framework for modeling, constraining and interpreting both band-limited and model-based AVO inversion results. We briefly review the […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Isabella Velicogna

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

"Weighting climate change from space” Dr. Isabella Velicogna, Chancellor's Fellow & Professor of Dept of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine   The GRACE time-variable gravity satellite mission has provided unprecedented detail about the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers and ice caps since 2002 on a monthly basis until 2017. The data show […]

Heiland Lecture: Two-Phase Fluid Flow in Source Rocks: Insights Gained From Nanofluidics

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO

  Two-Phase Fluid Flow in Source Rocks: Insights Gained From Nanofluidics Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin, Professor of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Source rocks exhibit two-phase fluid storage and flow behavior that significantly departs from that of conventional reservoirs because of nanometer-size throat confinements. It is important to quantify two-phase […]

Heiland Lecture: Eileen Rose Martin

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

 “Scalable seismic monitoring with fiber optics beneath our feet” Eileen Martin, Ph.D. Candidate, Geophysics Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   Continuously recording, dense seismic arrays could help us better understand earthquake and landslide hazards, permafrost thaw, our hydrological cycle, and near surface changes at energy production sites. But such arrays have typically been expensive to […]

Heiland Lecture: SEG DL: Dr. William W. Symes

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

 “Advanced imaging for practitioners” Dr. William W. Symes, Rice University, Houston, TX   Seismic migration has been a core geophysical technology for more than 50 years and continues to evolve in its capacity to reveal detailed quantitative information about the sedimentary earth. Integration of ever more accurate and complete seismic wave physics, more precise numerical […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Hendratta Ali

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

 “Apprenticeship programs to foster student’s professional development” Dr. Hendratta Ali, Associate Professor of Geosciences (Petroleum Geology)   Geoscience related disciplines serve interests in various applied fields and provide unique opportunities for learning in a variety of settings including; classroom, laboratory, outdoors, and internships. However, challenges persist in our ability to engage incoming students whose first […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Philippe Lognonne

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

“New Frontiers of Planetary Seismology” Dr. Philippe Lognonné, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université Paris Diderot-Sorbonne Paris Cité, France   About 45 years ago seismology started its escape from Earth, with not only the first successful installation of a seismometer on the Moon by the Apollo missions but also with the first observations […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Andrew Valentine

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

“What can the data science revolution do for geoscience?” Dr. Andrew Valentine, Australian National University   The modern world is built on machine learning and data science: an explosion of research activity has resulted in mathematical tools that underpin financial trading, enable self-driving cars, and help you select films on Netflix. Supporting this is a wealth […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Heiner Igel

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

 “Earth’s Rock and Roll: Understanding rotational ground motions” Dr. Heiner Igel, Professor of Seismology, Department of Earth Sciences, Ludwig-Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany When the ground shakes from earthquakes, the oceans, or the atmosphere, it not only translates (up-down, sideways), but also undergoes rotational motions. To fully characterize seismic sources and wave fields theoreticians have insisted for […]

Special Seminar: Professor Heiner Igel

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden, CO

 “Computational Seismology: A Very Short Introduction” Dr. Heiner Igel, Professor of Seismology, Department of Earth Sciences, Ludwig-Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany What is under the hood of current seismic simulation software aiming at 3-D wave propagation solutions? The goal of this lecture is to teach elements of numerical methods that constitute current elastic wave simulation software. The methods we […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Adam Schultz

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

  “The 3-D Magnetotelluric Array Revolution – Insights into the role of hydrous and magmatic fluids in continental evolution and natural hazards at convergent margins, along hotspot traces, at the passive margin and in the continental interior” Dr. Adam Schultz, Professor of Geophysics, Oregon State University & Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   Substantial advances […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Les Hatton

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

  “Conservation of Information in Proteins, Software, Music, Texts, the Universe and Chocolate boxes” Dr. Les Hatton, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Software Engineering at Kingston University Charles Darwin, jointly with Alfred Russell Wallace, introduced their theory of Natural Selection at the Linnean Society on 1st July 1858.  Today, it defines evolutionary thought through and beyond the […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Bill Abriel

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

“The digital model revolution in petroleum geophysics” Dr. Bill Abriel, Orinda Geophysical, SEG Past President   This presentation is intended to illustrate, by example, how digital earth models have revolutionized the practice of applied geophysics in petroleum management and predicts the road ahead for geophysicists. The talk tracks the evolution and future of the use of […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Philip Nelson

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

  “Putting a price on carbon--who wants it, when, how, and how much?” Dr. Philip Nelson, Citizens Climate Lobby Numerous pathways are being pursued to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Economists favor a price on carbon; many governments are implementing or considering a price on carbon.  Other supporters of a price on […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. James Clark

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

“Inexpensive Geophysical Instruments for Groundwater Exploration in Developing Nations” Dr. James A. Clark, Professor of Geology, Department of Geology & Environmental Science, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL   Inexpensive geophysical instruments can help meet an urgent need for cost-effective siting of water wells in developing nations. I have developed simple resistivity and seismic refraction instruments that are […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Susan Hubbard

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

“New Approaches For Characterizing Watershed Structure and Function” Dr. Susan Hubbard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA   Quantifying how terrestrial systems respond to climate change and other perturbations is challenging due to the complexity of associated processes that occur from bedrock-to-canopy and over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This presentation will describe […]

Heiland Lecture: Dr. Rob Evans

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

  “Groundwater in Coastal and Continental Shelf Settings: The use of Electromagnetic Methods to Map Offshore Water Resources” Dr. Rob Evans, Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic   4:00 p.m. at Coolbaugh Hall 209 Host: Professor Brandon Dugan

Special Heiland Lecture

Coolbaugh Hall 1012 14th St., Golden, CO

Dr. Lucia Gualtieri, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, will present a Special Heiland Lecture titled, "Listening to the Environment with Seismic Waves."

Heiland/ Van Tuyl Joint Lecture: Greg Leveille, ConocoPhillips

Greg Leveille, ConocoPhillips Marquez 126, 4-5PM Journey Through Subsurface Data Analytics Abstract: As recently as ten years ago, unconventional reservoirs were believed by most E&P industry participants to be marginal targets […]

Geophysics Alumni Reunion

Green Center 924 16th Street, Golden, CO

Geophysics Alumni are invited to attend a fun-filled weekend of events. Keynote speaker: Katarina Gonzales.

Geophysics Heiland Lecture 4/13

Berthoud Hall 1516 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Vasconcelos presents: Toward a Wavescope – AI-driven, Bayesian imaging and monitoring of subwavelength microstructures with finite-frequency waves