I know the official Schlumberger Support portal exists, and I understand that when you buy a license, you get access to that resource included (that's how I have access). It shocks me, however, that there isn't a thriving community of Petrel enthusiasts (or even geological/geostatistical modeling enthusiasts) out here on the Internet. What I'm interested in is more than a PDF of a workflow or a presentation that discusses theory-I want to know how people have used modeling software to solve real problems, because not all problems can be solved in the same way.
For example, check out the Laser Scanning Forum, which is a great resource if you're into that, and which includes discussion of multiple software packages and how to deal with different data. A quick search brought up the forum at Exploration and Production Geology, which could use a little more activity to be useful. Every once in a while I'll find a blog post that addresses some questions relating to what I am trying to do. Of course, there is always my employer's internal collection of workflows...most of which live in the heads of our experienced modelers. (For the record, I am not an experienced modeler and I'm facing a steep learning curve.)
I understand that software this expensive is going to be used primarily for groups that are working on custom, confidential projects and are more likely to have received training straight from Schlumberger...but as someone who outside of work would much rather use open-source software and open-access datasets, the lack of "free" information for this caliber of software is certainly jarring.
Anything new about stirling engines in Cal?
Looking for an update. Everything I find from google news is almost a year old. This is from the stirling engine deal with Southern Edison to build a 500MW plant outside of LA.
What geographical areas are best suited for a solar dish farm?
The southwest region of the United States is ideally suited for this. In fact, a solar farm 100 miles by 100 miles could satisfy 100% of the Americaâs annual electrical needs. Solar technology primarily addresses the peak power demands facing utility companies in the Southwest U.S. and other solar-rich areas.
The cost of living and job markets are better than the national average, but the best job strategy is not to go for averages, but look at your specific skills and experiences, figure out which careers that relates to, and then go to that geographical area:
technology - Silicon Valley
finance - New York
There are other factors to consider. How important are mountains? the ocean? good weather? I have met many midwesterners in Acapulco during the winter, and none ever told me
"I got to get back to Omaha. I just miss those snow covered plains."
4,000 Year Old Greenlander
WASHINGTON (Reuters) â Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature