By Sarah Groen
Vice President, Strategic Marketing, MicroSeismic, Inc.
Last week several MicroSeismicians from Houston and Denver made the trek to join our friends from MicroSeismic Canada at GeoConvention in Calgary. Over 4,000 visitors from around the world came to Calgary to discuss the latest topics in geology and geophysics.
We were impressed with the high quality of the technical sessions at this show, with topics ranging from Porous Media Characterization to Learnings from the Horn River. Our own Paige Snelling was Co-Chair of the session on Induced Seismicity. In addition to Paige’s position as Co-Chair we had three exceptional papers/posters accepted and presented:
- The Effects of Faults & Fractures on MicroSeismic in Horn River Basin Shales (Paige Snelling)
- Where Did the Proppant Go? (Jon McKenna)
- Real-time MicroSeismic Monitoring in China (Mike Kratz)
The energy on the exhibit floor was great as well. Our most popular booth presentations were by Mike Mueller, VP of Technology Development, who discussed the latest innovations in microseismic processing and by Kash Kashikar, VP Completions Evaluation, who discussed improving well spacing and stage lengths with our Completions Evaluation Services. Both of these talks can be found in our webcast archive here.
Last but not least, our booth staff, and especially Monica Vrana (our Senior Events Manager) did an excellent job engaging the crowd. Our enthusiasm and efforts this year drew 60% more traffic than at the same event last year— and our efforts didn’t go unnoticed. MicroSeismic won Best in Show for a 20×20 booth! The award was based on ratings from 10 judges and was based on client engagement, professionalism of booth staff, and look and feel of the booth.
Thanks to all our clients, partners and friends who stopped by and helped to make GeoConvention 2014 a successful event. We hope to see you again next year!