New technologies funded by CRIN competition to address environmental and economic challenges

Today CRIN announced funding of over $44 million CAD for 17 projects identified through its Reducing Environmental Footprint oil and gas technology competition. This brings the total investment through three competitions to $80 million. CRIN’s competitions are designed to accelerate solutions that have the potential for significant contributions to environmental and economic challenges faced by […]

EcoSeis: Environmental Footprint Reduction for Subsurface Exploration Programs

Project Description EcoSeis is an innovative land footprint reduction technology that allows oil and gas operators to sustainably acquire high-resolution seismic images of their resources. The technology is a ground-breaking collaboration that successfully brings environmental conservation and GHG accounting practices into the design and execution of data collection in the field. EcoSeis utilizes proprietary algorithms […]

2021 CSEG Recorder: An Interview with Andrea Crook

Article Excerpt Andrea Crook has worked for an oil company, a geophysical consulting company, both in Calgary, and is now the President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., a geophysical acquisition software and survey design company focused on developing innovative acquisition solutions for acquiring high resolution seismic data. She likes to share her seismic acquisition knowledge by […]

Innovation Hacks: Not Just for Start-ups!

Article Excerpt Since COSIA’s inception, a key component of our strategy has been to identify clean technologies available from innovators, including start-up companies. One way we’ve engaged is by pointing them to a technology accelerator where they could benefit from outside expertise and mentorship to drive their clean tech innovation forward. In the past few […]

2021 SEG Podcast Episode 97: How to start 2021 successfully

Andrea Crook, President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., joins the podcast to discuss how to take full advantage of online learning and continuing education. Andrea shares the learning resources supporting her professional development, the activities she considers essential for all geophysicists, how her company has adjusted during the pandemic, and the future of geophysical software. This […]

CSEG Technical Achievement Award Citation for Andrea Crook

Andrea’s approach to survey design epitomizes the acquisition best practices experts have been promoting since at least the 1970s, namely, design better surveys based on the geophysics, collaborate with all participants (interpreters, processors, field crews) to achieve project goals, and share knowledge on what geophysics can and can’t do. Andrea has been developing and testing […]