Getech Team Takes Society of Exploration Geophysicists Award

By September 6, 2018 No Comments

A team from Getech, the natural resource exploration experts, was recently informed by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) that their paper; “New Global Lake Gravity from Advances in Satellite Altimetry Processing” has been selected as the Best Poster Paper Presented at last year’s SEG Annual Meeting. The company will receive their award in Anaheim, California in October, during the 2018 Meeting.

Satellite-altimetry data have been increasingly used to produce consistent resolution gravity data for seas and oceans, as shown in Getech’s unique Multi-Sat data. The team of Samuel Cheyney, Kirsten Fletcher, Chris Green and Simon Campbell, used this poster to explain how Getech has adapted these workflows to derive gravity data for several lakes in Africa, North America and Asia.

Simon Campbell, Head of Gravity and Magnetic Solutions for Getech explains more about the benefits that these newly derived datasets will bring; “Many large inland lakes coincide with rifted sedimentary basins, for example those in the East African Rift System, and as such are of significant interest to the exploration industry.  Gravity data provide explorationists with a means to evaluate relatively large areas quickly and cost effectively.”

“With the availability of new coverage from the Cryosat-2 and Jason-1 satellites, we saw the potential to develop new gravity data sets over the larger lakes of the world.  The team was able to adapt our existing methodologies and develop new techniques for the different satellite modes that are employed over the lakes.  The resulting data set provides coverage over 20 lakes globally and is an excellent tool with which to enhance understanding of the local geology.  The team is honoured to receive this recognition from the SEG”.

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