Point of View — New SEG chief: Geomechanics enhancing interdisciplinary work

Steady progress in petroleum geophysical methods enhances interdisciplinary asset management, a work pattern central to the modern upstream oil and gas industry.The progress, says the incoming Society of Exploration Geophysicists president, comes from growing attention to geomechanics around the wellbore.“In some circles we’re still trying to learn each others’ languages and understand each others’ tools,” says T.K. (Terry) Young, professor and head of the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines. “In other circles we’re finding geoscientists and engineers speaking to each other and working intimately together. Maybe this area of geome...

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