#32: Permian Basin: pursuing unconventional plays

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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with David Scolman, guest editor of the March 2018 issue of The Leading Edge, on the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin contains many of the most actively pursued unconventional plays in the world. According to IHS Markit, the basin produced a record 815 million barrels of oil last year, 97 years after its first discovery. This episode highlights the recent seismic-based work conducted by energy companies pursuing the basin’s rich accumulations of oil and natural gas. David Scolman is the owner of Scolman Exploration Services, LLC in Lakewood, Colorado. He has over 35 years of experience in domestic and international oil and natural gas exploration and development. Before beginning his consulting business, Mr. Scolman worked for a variety of oil and gas firms including The Superior Oil Company, Mobil Oil Company, PG&E Resources and Ocean Energy. Subscribers can read the full articles in the SEG Digital Library at https://library.seg.org/ and abstracts are always free for all readers. If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts – your review helps others find the show. Subscribe to Seismic Soundoff on the podcast app of your choice to receive the latest episodes first. Show notes at https://seg.org/podcast. Sponsor The SEG Wiki is home to hundreds of biographies of influential geoscientists, open-access tutorials, and ongoing translations of SEG's best-selling book, Robert Sheriff's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics. Visit the SEG Wiki at https://wiki.seg.org to learn how you can grow the world’s first online, geophysics encyclopedia. Credits Interview: David Scolman Thank you to Steve Brown, Managing Editor of TLE, for his assistance. This show was produced by Isaac Farley and hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary.