Dr. Tom Smith presenting on Machine Learning at the 3D Seismic Symposium on March 6th in Denver
What is the "holy grail" of Machine Learning in seismic interpretation? by Dr. Tom Smith, GSH Luncheon 2018
Using Attributes to Interpret the Environment of Deposition - A Video Course. Taught by Kurt Marfurt, Rocky Roden, and ChingWen Chen
Dr. Kurt Marfurt and Dr. Tom Smith featured in the July edition of AOGR on Machine Learning and Multi-Attribute Analysis
Rocky Roden and Ching Wen Chen in May edition of First Break - Interpretation of DHI Characteristics using Machine Learning
CPS/SEG IGS - Beijing

CPS/SEG IGS - Beijing

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Booth #357 | 24-27 April 2018 | Beijing, China

Stop by our booth #357 to learn more about how Paradise® uses machine learning to classify patterns in multiple attributes simultaneously, thereby extracting more information from the seismic response.

Technical Presentations

For more information, please go to: https://seg.org/events/IGC18

SEG/SBGf - Machine Learning Workshop

SEG/SBGf - Machine Learning Workshop

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SEG/SBGf - Machine Learning Workshop

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 15-16 May 2018

Icebreaker Sponsor: Geophysical Insights

Ivan Marroquin, Sr. Research Geophysicist at Geophysical Insights, will be presenting "Automated Machine Learning in Your Machine Learning Pipeline" during the workshop. 

For more information regarding the event, please visit: https://seg.org/events/ML18


Iván Marroquín, Sr. Research Geophysicist, Geophysical Insights

Iván Dimitri Marroquín is a 20-year veteran of data science research, consistently publishing in peer-reviewed journals and speaking at international conference meetings. Dr. Marroquín received a Ph.D. in geophysics from McGill University, where he conducted and participated in 3D seismic research projects. These projects focused on the development of interpretation techniques based on seismic attributes and seismic trace shape information to identify significant geological features or reservoir physical properties. Examples of his research work are attribute-based modeling to predict coalbed thickness and permeability zones, combining spectral analysis with coherency imagery technique to enhance interpretation of subtle geologic features, and implementing a visual-based data mining technique on clustering to match seismic trace shape variability to changes in reservoir properties.

Dr. Marroquín has also conducted some ground-breaking research on seismic facies classification and volume visualization. This lead to his development of a visual-based framework that determines the optimal number of seismic facies to best reveal meaningful geologic trends in the seismic data. He proposed seismic facies classification as an alternative to data integration analysis to capture geologic information in the form of seismic facies groups. He has investigated the usefulness of mobile devices to locate, isolate, and understand the spatial relationships of important geologic features in a context-rich 3D environment. In this work, he demonstrated mobile devices are capable of performing seismic volume visualization, facilitating the interpretation of imaged geologic features.  He has definitively shown that mobile devices eventually will allow the visual examination of seismic data anywhere and at any time.

In 2016, Dr. Marroquín joined Geophysical Insights as a senior researcher, where his efforts have been focused on developing machine learning solutions for the oil and gas industry. For his first project, he developed a novel procedure for lithofacies classification that combines a neural network with automated machine methods. In parallel, he implemented a machine learning pipeline to derive cluster centers from a trained neural network. The next step in the project is to correlate lithofacies classification to the outcome of seismic facies analysis.  Other research interests include the application of diverse machine learning technologies for analyzing and discerning trends and patterns in data related to oil and gas industry.


AAPG ACE 2018 - Salt Lake City - Special Executive Forum

AAPG ACE 2018 - Salt Lake City - Special Executive Forum

AAPG ACE 2018 | Special Executive Forum

22 May 2018 | 3:00 PM - 5:05 PM | Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Dr. Tom Smith is a featured panelist during the Special Exectutive Forum at AAPG ACE 2018.

Please find more information about the Special Executive Forum here: https://ace.aapg.org/2018/technical-program/forums-and-special-sessions/special-executive-forum#Panel_44473

Dr. Tom Smith, CEO/President, Geophysical Insights

Dr. Tom Smith received a BS and MS degree in Geology from Iowa State University. His graduate research focused on a shallow refraction investigation of the Manson astrobleme. In 1971, he joined Chevron Geophysical as a processing geophysicist but resigned in 1980 to complete his doctoral studies in 3D modeling and migration at the Seismic Acoustics Lab at the University of Houston. Upon graduation with the Ph.D. in Geophysics in 1981, he started a geophysical consulting practice and taught seminars in seismic interpretation, seismic acquisition and seismic processing. Dr. Smith founded Seismic Micro-Technology in 1984 to develop PC software to support training workshops which subsequently led to development of the KINGDOM Software Suite for integrated geoscience interpretation with world-wide success.

The Society of Exploration Geologists (SEG) recognized Dr. Smith’s work with the SEG Enterprise Award in 2000, and in 2010, the Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH) awarded him an Honorary Membership. Iowa State University (ISU) has recognized Dr. Smith throughout his career with the Distinguished Alumnus Lecturer Award in 1996, the Citation of Merit for National and International Recognition in 2002, and the highest alumni honor in 2015, the Distinguished Alumni Award.  The University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics recognized Dr. Smith with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.   

In 2009, Dr. Smith founded Geophysical Insights, where he leads a team of geophysicists, geologists and computer scientists in developing advanced technologies for fundamental geophysical problems.  The company launched the Paradise® multi-attribute analysis software in 2013, which uses Machine Learning and pattern recognition to extract greater information from seismic data. 

Dr. Smith has been a member of the SEG since 1967 and is a professional member of SEG, GSH, HGS, EAGE, SIPES, AAPG, Sigma XI, SSA and AGU. Dr. Smith served as Chairman of the SEG Foundation from 2010 to 2013.  On January 25, 2016, he was recognized by the Houston Geological Society (HGS) as a geophysicist who has made significant contributions to the field of geology.  He currently serves on the SEG President-Elect’s Strategy and Planning Committee and the ISU Foundation Campaign Committee for Forever True, For Iowa State.  

EAGE 2018 - Copenhagen - Booth 1670

EAGE 2018 - Copenhagen - Booth 1670

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EAGE 2018 | Booth #1670

Geophysical Insights is the exclusive sponsor of the Senior Executive Manager Luncheon.

We have several excellent activities scheduled for the 80th EAGE annual convention in Copenhagen, Denmark this year. If you are planning on attending, please drop by Booth #1670 for presentations covering important industry topics. 

Check back for booth presentation schedules and additional details.

Paradise Customer Lunch & Learn

Paradise Customer Lunch & Learn

Please join us for our next Lunch & Learn on Thursday, July 12th. Reserve your spot today!

Details on the event, speaker(s), and topic will be available closer to the event.

Paradise Customer Lunch & Learn

Paradise Customer Lunch & Learn

Please join us for a Lunch & Learn on Thursday, December 6th. Reserve your spot today!

Details on the event, speaker(s), and topic will be available closer to the event.