The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter's October Technical Meeting
Location: Texas T Tavern, 1535 Brittmoore Rd, Houston, TX 77043
Speaker: Paul Hatchell (Shell)
Topic: Monitoring Seafloor Deformations
Meal & Refreshments: A big thank you to Sonardyne for being our drink sponsor for this event!
Deformation data are useful to constrain reservoir and geo-mechanical models and for understanding issues related to the stability of wells and seafloor infrastructure. A number of techniques are now available in offshore environments for monitoring seafloor deformations that provide frequent and/or continuous areal measurements of seafloor horizontal and vertical movements. These technologies should be considered as part of any long-term reservoir monitoring for fields with large subsidence or geo-mechanical hazards.
About the speaker:
Paul Hatchell joined Shell 30 years ago after receiving a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin. Paul has spent most of his career with Shell at technology centers in Houston and the Netherlands where he has worked on a variety of research topics such as shear-wave logging, quantitative seismic amplitude analysis, and 3D AVO applications. For the past 20 years Paul’s work has been focused on 4D seismic applications and he is currently Shell’s “Principal Technical Expert” for 4D reservoir surveillance. Today his main activities include developing improved 4D seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation techniques, seafloor deformation monitoring, and training the next generation of geoscientists.