Category Archives: Industry Best Practices

Who’s Dat Baby?

One of the little things that people in our industry need to do is link data from a multitude of disparate sources.  When that data is related to wells the challenge is making sure that the data you have is … Continue reading

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A Business Case for Sustainability: Attention Alberta Oil Sands Operations

Moral and Ethical Side of Sustainability “The first principle  of good banking good energy is to have principles.”   Regarding this prefatory quote — it is just me toying around with the  hugely popular Citizens Bank advertising campaign in the US supporting much-needed … Continue reading

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Why Policy is Important to Global Energy Supply Stability

Last week, on the evening of June 9th,  at the University of Calgary Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, I attended a much-anticipated lecture of  John M. Deutch, a revered American expert on energy policy and technology. This lecture was … Continue reading

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It’s Baaaaaaack!!

Rain or shine, it’s coming. For the first time since 2008 we will be hosting our Spaghetti Western Stampede party! So, what exactly is a Spaghetti Western, you may ask. Well – its 2 things, really. It’s an “Italo-Western” style … Continue reading

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Of “Peakists”, “Doomers”, “Survivalists”, “Alarmists”, “Deniers”, and “Cornucopians”

Writing about the use (and misuse) of labels, James Michael Iddins (Valparaiso University Graduate Studies, Valparaiso, IN) commented: “It is my suspicion that these higher order abstractions [namely, labels], which we often hear used to describe combinations of views necessarily … Continue reading

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The Teardowns

That’s the good thing about being passionate about something, you see the long game. You see what something will become tomorrow; not what it is today. You need that patience and vision when doing a teardown. So, what’s the purpose … Continue reading

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Were you “Recovering” Last week?

Last week was a busy one here at geoLOGIC. We attended one of our biggest shows of the year – the 2011 CSPG CSEG CWLS Joint Annual Convention – themed “Recovery” – here in Calgary. As many of you will … Continue reading

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What Would You Do for an iPad 2?

Probably a lot more than I’m going to ask you to do. First though,  how about a breakdown of the all-important 5 Ws (and one H)of any contest. Who: One lucky geologicsystems Twitter follower What: Apple 32GB iPad 2 WiFi … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Inaccurate Precision

A recent visit to a client site brought to light a somewhat common misconception about how accurate their data is (or was). For reasons which will become obvious I will not be naming anyone involved.  And I’m going to simplify … Continue reading

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PLENTY OF OIL: 1.4 TRILLION BARRELS, AND COUNTING

This is a sequel to a previous post on Peak Oil Revisited. Its main purpose is to examine the contrary view that the world has plenty of oil, and that the scenario of global upheaval due to rapid decline of oil … Continue reading

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