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  J.G. (JACK) BOUSKA   - Seismic Acquisition Design - Seismic Data processing QC - Updated:   26 N0V 2015


J.G. (Jack) Bouska,  P.Geoph.    GEOPHYSICS
Calgary, AB, Canada
1874687 Alberta LTD.

Contact email (please delete the XYZ in shawXYZ -> shaw, before sending): bouskajg@shawXYZ.ca


Geophysical Trainer and Consultant, Specializing in:

3D Seismic Acquisition Design   Including:
    Onshore Vibroseis, Dynamite, Offshore OBS, OBC, and Wide Azimuth Towed Streamer.

Seismic Data Processing QC   Including:
   Project Management, Supervision and Quality Assurance.

Offering Education and Training Courses in Geophysics:
   EAGE Learning Geoscience;    Integrated Seismic Acquisition and Processing
   Next Scheduled Course: 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 30 May - 2 June 2016 Vienna, Austria
   2015 Courses: Education Days Moscow 2015
   2015 Courses: CSEG Doodletrain, 2015 Calgary

Geographic areas of experience:
   Western Canada, Beaufort Sea, East Coast Canada, USA, Argentina, Bolivia, UK North Sea, West of Shetlands, Caspian Sea, Libya, Egypt, Oman, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait, Indonesia.

Software Skills:
   Mesa 3D survey design, Landmark and OpendTect Seismic Interpretation software, Microsoft Office suite.


Contents


About Me:

    My professional background spans five Oil & Gas companies, contributing to those business in a wide variety of roles,
    cultivating a deep expertise and a strong international reputation for excellence and innovation in Geophysics.
    My experience includes 3D and 4D seismic Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation, for both exploration and production prospect generation and well planning, extending across five continents.
    "Industry Recognized Expert" in both Seismic Acquisition design and Seismic Data Processing;
    On Land, Marine streamer, OBC/OBS, 4D/Time Lapse and Depth Imaging.
    Considerable software development expertise including coding production 3D pre-stack imaging programs from scratch.
    Extensive background in R&D and innovation: authoring over fifty industry publications and presentations to date, recipient of several best paper awards, honourable mentions, and best of session distinctions.
    Also an effective leader, project manager, technical contributor, team player, and a consummate communicator

    BP Project list includes:
    - Delivery of very large Sim-Source Vibroseis projects: Jordan Risha 3D and Oman Khazzan 3D Seismic Acquisition and Processing,
    - Invention of "Distance Seperated Simultaneous Sources" (DS3), an ultra-high speed Vibroseis acquisition technique.
    - 3D OBC survey design and processing on: Azerbaijan ACG & Shah Deniz, Egypt Gupco W.Morgan, N. Sea Clair & Bruce, Abu Dhabi ADMA Umm Lulu, Ghasha Butini, Umm Shaif, and ADCO Al Dibya.
    - Time Lapse support on Foinaven Farm 4D and Azerbaijan ACG_CARSP 4D, Cold Lake & Primrose 4D acquisition and processing.
    - Survey design and processing for large Argentina and Bolivia Andean Heli 3D’s,
    - Invention of the very cost effective "Sparse 3D" technique and implementation across numerous 3D projects in Western Canada Basin, including Rocky mountain heliportable, deep Devonian 3D’s.

    Education:
    1976 to 1980: B.Sc. Specialization in Geophysics, University of Alberta.
    1980 to 1981: Electronics Engineering Technology Studies, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

    Employment History:
    BP (London, Muscat-Oman, Calgary, 1998-2015)
    Amoco (Calgary, London, 1988-98)
    Dome Petroleum Ltd (Calgary 1985-88)
    Western Geophysical (Calgary 1983-85)
    Seiscom Delta United (Calgary 1981-83)

    Affiliations:
    SEG, EAGE, CSEG, APEGA (P.Geoph.)

    Professional Distinctions, Honors and Awards:
    2015: Awarded Best CSEG Technical Luncheon Presentation of 2014
    2008: Selected as SEG Spring 2009 Distinguished Lecturer in Geophysics. This lecture: “Integrating Seismic Acquisition and Processing” was delivered at more than 40 venues, in 30 cities, across 15 countries, spanning five continents reaching approximately 2500 geophysicists world wide during 2009.
    2007: Invited to participate as a Geophysics instructor in the EAGE Short Course Programme.
    2006: Selected as a Distinguished Lecturer in the 2007 EAGE DLP Programme.
    2006: Awarded SEG’s 2005: Best Paper in THE LEADING EDGE.
    2006: Honorable Mention in the category of Best Paper Presented at the SEG 2005 Annual Meeting.
    1998: Nominated as one of the top 20 papers presented during the CSEG Geo-Triad convention.
    1997: Voted best paper, Acquisition & Processing Session, CSEG National Convention.
    1995: Awarded Best Theme Paper, CSEG National Convention.


Archive of previously published material relating to Seismic acquisition and processing: (click links for downloadable PDF versions)

    Peer Reviewed Publications:
    First Break volume 31, December 2013:
       “BP Jordan’s Risha 3D Seismic Survey – Distance Separated Simultaneous Sweeping, providing record breaking productivity and step change in seismic data quality” (Co-author)
    Geophysical Prospecting, Jan. 2010:
       “Distance Separated Simultaneous Sweeping, for Fast, Clean, Vibroseis Acquisition.” (Invited paper)
       “Download print quality (240MB) version”
    The Leading Edge, Dec. 2008:
       “Wide-patch, wide-azimuth, ocean bottom seismic: advantages for reservoir surveillance.”
       “Expanded Version, containing both part 1 and unpublished part 2, as originally submitted to TLE”
    The Leading Edge, Sept. 2005:
       “The first 3D/4-C ocean bottom seismic surveys in the Caspian Sea: Acquisition design and processing strategy.”
       (Awarded SEG’s 2005: Best Paper in THE LEADING EDGE)
    Oilfield Review, mid-1999:
       “Validating Reservoir Models to Improve Recovery.” (Co-author)
    Geofizika, Dec. 1998:
       “Nothing is better than 3D, save 3D properly designed.” (2nd author)
    The Leading Edge, Nov. 1998:
       “Double vision for interpreters: Case histories showing the value of dual processing for 3-D surveys.”
    CSEG Recorder, March 1998:
       “The Other Side of Fold. (PDF download)”
       “CSEG recorder page link”
    The Leading Edge, Jan. 1998:
       “The Other Side of the Fold.”
    CSEG Recorder, Sept. 1997:
       “Sparse 3D, what’s in a name? (PDF download)”
       “CSEG recorder page link”

    External Technical Presentations:
    2014 CSEG Doodletrain Keynote Luncheon speaker:
       “The Jordan-Risha High Productivity 3D Survey. (CSEG Luncheon Webpage link)”
       (Awarded Best CSEG Technical Luncheon Presentation of 2014.)
       "A Direct YouTube link to the recorded WebCast"
    "Another YouTube link"
       "CSEG recorder page link"
    2010 SPE-ADIPEC Convention:
       “Distance separated simultaneous sweeping: efficient 3D Vibroseis acquisition in Oman.”
    2009 SEG Spring Distinguished Lecture, “Integrating Seismic Acquisition and Processing”,
       was delivered at more than 40 venues, in 30 cities, across 15 countries,
       spanning five continents, reaching approximately 2500 geophysicists world wide.
    2009 SEG Convention:
       “Distance separated simultaneous sweeping: efficient 3D Vibroseis acquisition in Oman.”
    2008 EAGE Vibroseis Workshop:
       “Distance Separated Simultaneous Sweeping: The world’s fastest Vibroseis technique.”
    2007 EAGE Distinguished Lecture Program, Baku, Azerbaijan:
       “Seabed Seismic innovations in the Caspian Sea: from 3D / 4C OBC to 4D time lapse, with permanently installed cables.”
    2007 EAGE Education Days London 2007:
       “Integrated Seismic Acquisition and Processing.”
    2007 Offshore Technology Conference:
       “3D/4-C & 4-D Ocean Bottom Seismic Surveys in the Caspian Sea.” (Invited speaker)
    2007 EAGE 3rd North African/Mediterranean Petroleum and Geosciences Conference & Exhibition: v    Workshop on “Imaging Issues in 3D Acquisition Designs in Desert Environments”,
       Invited to lead two sessions on: “What are the relative advantages of wide versus narrow azimuth surveys?” and,
       “Where is sparse 3D preferable to 2D or high density 3D?”
       Also: conducted a short course on seismic acquisition for the student education program.
    2006 Emirates Society of Geoscience ESG:
       “Azeri 4C Time-Lapse design using 3D 4C OBS imaging Decimation Tests.”
       (Invited speaker for May 06 meeting)
    2005 SEG Convention:
       “Azeri 4C Time-lapse design using 3D 4C OBS Imaging Decimation Tests.” (With J.Howie, et.al.).
        (Awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Best Paper Presented at the SEG 2005 Meeting).
    2005 EAGE Convention:
       “Acquisition Design of the of the First Four Component 3D OceancBottom Seismic in the Caspian.” (With Lyon, Johnston, et.al.)    (Invited to participate in EAGE Distinguished Lecturer Program on the basis of this paper)
    2004 SEG Convention:
       “Acquisition Design of the of the First Four Component 3D Ocean Bottom Seismic in the Caspian.” (With Lyon, Johnston, et.al.).
    2000 Offshore Technology Conference:
       “Exposing the 4D Seismic Time-Lapse Signal Imbedded in the Foinaven Active Reservoir Management Project.”
    2000 July Sub Andean 3D acquisition Workshop, (Santa Cruz, Bolivia):
       “Sparse 3D design.”
    2000 I/O Technical Workshop U.K.:
       “Processing issues for multi-azimuth, multi-component data and, design criteria for permanently instrumented "electric oilfields.”
    2000 I/O Technical Workshop U.K.:
       “Foinaven Active Reservoir Management (FARM 4D): Comparison of towed streamer and OBC data,
       which gives greater fidelity for the time lapse signal. ” (Invited speaker)
    1999 SEG Convention:
       “Foinaven Active Reservoir Management: The Time-Lapse Signal.”
    1999 SEG Convention:
       “From elephant gun to vacuum cleaner:
       The evolving role of SPARSE 3-D in efficient extraction of remaining resource in a mature basin.”
    1999 SEG Production Forum:
       Foinaven: “Initial Analysis of Time-Lapse Signal.”
    1999 I/O Technical Workshop U.K.:
       “Three component seismic on land: What's holding us back the earth or the instruments?”
       (Invited speaker).
    1998 Seismic 98 U.K.:
       “Mega bins, Sparse 3D and Quasi-Monte Carlo, Unplugged.” and
        “Build it and they will come.” (Invited speaker).
    1998 SEG Convention:
       “Double vision: Case histories showing the value of dual processing for 3-D surveys.”
    1998 SEG Convention:
       “Migration of unequally sampled, compressed seismic data.” (Co-authored with S.Gray).
    1998 CSEG Convention:
       “Double vision: Case histories showing the value of dual processing for 3-D surveys.”
    1998 CSEG Convention:
       “Migration of unequally sampled, compressed seismic data.” (Co-authored with S.Gray)
       (Judged among the top 20 papers presented during the Geo-Triad convention).
    1997 IRIS Earthquake Seismology Instrumentation Convention:
       “Dense Arrays and Small Targets.” (Invited as industry representative keynote speaker).
    1997 SEG Summer Research Workshop:
       “The Other Side of Fold.”
    1997 CSEG National Convention:
       “The Other Side of Fold.”
       (Judged best of acquisition & processing session, invited for publication in CSEG Recorder.)
    1996 SEG Convention:
       “The Other Side of Fold.”
       (Panel member in 3D Land Spatial Sampling Workshop, paper subsequently invited for publication in The Leading Edge).
    1996 SEG Convention:
       “Cut to the Quick: Techniques for effective use of SPARSE 3D in exploration.”
    1995 CSEG National Convention:
       “Cut to the Quick: Investigating the Effects of Reduced Surface Sampling in 3D Data Acquisition.”
       (Panel member in 3D Wavefield Sampling Workshop).
    1995 CSEG National Convention:
       “Between a rock and a hard place” (Awarded: Best Theme Paper).
    1994 SEG Convention:
       “Between a rock and a hard place.” (Also panel member in 1994 SEG Thrust Belt Workshop).
    1994 Congreso Venezolano de Geofisica:
       “Between a rock and a hard place:
       Using heliportable 3D seismic to address the problems of carbonate outcrop in the Canadian Rocky Mountain thrust belt.”
    1992 SEG Convention:
       “Improving data quality through acquisition testing and design in the Canadian Beaufort Sea:    Bigger really is Better.” (with G.Fraser)

    Technical presentations as contributing author:
    2013 SPE Middle East Unconventional Gas Conference & Exhibition, Muscat,Oman :
       Innovative Acquisition and Processing of Low Signal-to-Noise 3D Land Seismic Data Leads to a Leap in Subsurface Understanding
       - A Case History from Eastern Jordan
       Authors Chris Pearse, Nicola Adams, Philip Bateman, Jack Bouska, Carlos Duque, Martyn Gravestock, Johnathan Stone, BP.
    2012 ADNOC internal technical workshop.
    2005, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
       “Azeri field: New frontiers for 3D4C and borehole-seismic integration”,
       Morice, Dr. S., Whitfield, Mr. P., Crompton, Mr. R., Aitchison, Mr. M., Mueller, M. C.,
       Bouska, Mr. J. G., Johnston, Dr. R., Lyon, T., Puech, Mr. J. and Tcherkashnev, Mr. S.,
    2005, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
       “Depth imaging of 3D, 4C OBS surveys in the Caspian Sea”,
       Crompton, Mr. R., Dodge, Ms. K., Whitfield, Mr. P., Bouska, Mr. J. G. and Johnston, Dr. R.,
    2005, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
       “PS multicomponent time processing over a mud volcano in the Caspian Sea”,
       Luke, Ms. E., Bouska, Mr. J. G., Ashby, A., Johnston, Dr. R. and Probert, Mr. T.,
    2004, 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts.
       “Azeri 4C: Processing the first 3D OBC survey in the Caspian Sea”,
       Johnston, R., Bouska, J.,Lyon, T., Ashby, A., Walters, R., Whitfield, P., Ebrom, D., Mueller, M., Thomsen, L.:
    2004, 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts.
       “Reducing structural uncertainty on the Azeri Field using Ocean Bottom Seismic: Offshore Azerbaijan”
       Lyon, T., Bouska, J., Johnston, R., Mueller, M., Thomsen, L.:
    2001 PETEX, London.
       “Foinaven: Seismic Reservoir Monitoring Demonstrated”,
       Kristiansen, P., Christie, P., Bouska, J., O'Donovan : 2000, 70th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
       “Foinaven 4-D: Processing and analysis of two designer 4-Ds”,
       Kristiansen, P., Christie, P., Bouska, J., O'Donovan, A., Westwater, P. and Thorogood, E.,
    2000, 62nd Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., Session:X0054.
       “Foinaven 4D - towed streamer and buried sea-bed detectors in deep water for 4D seismic”,
       Kristiansen, P., Bouska, J., Thorogood, E., O'Donovan, A., Christie, P. and Westwater, P.,
    2000, 70th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 80-83
       “The Acambuco 3-D challenge and response: Application of technical limit concepts”,
       Blangy, J. -P., Bouska, J. and Oviedo, E.,
    1997, 67th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
       “3-D prestack depth migration and velocity analysis for sparse land data”,
       Schmid, R. and Bouska, J.,

  • Cut to the Quick (Sparse 3D, what's in a name? From Sep 97 issue: CSEG Recorder, expanded HTML version)
  • The Other Side of Fold (from The Leading Edge, Jan. 98, expanded HTML version)
  • Double Vision for Interpreters: Case histories showing the value of dual processing for 3D surveys. (from The Leading Edge, Nov. 98, expanded HTML version)




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