The 2012 meeting of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, a beautiful, clean, friendly city with an outstanding mixture of historical buildings and very modern architecture. We stayed in the old part of the city, close to a canal where ships of all descriptions sail by. The city streets are dominated by folks in business attire riding bicycles to and from work, and the resulting lack of car traffic makes for a quiet and very pedestrian-friendly city core. There is a quick and efficient driver-less train that brought us to and from the conference center which is distinguished by the very modern attached hotel, with it's sloping and overhanging walls and triangular windows. The delicious Danish open sandwiches called smørrebrød (literally, buttered bread), were a big hit with all of us for lunch, as was the local Tuborg beer.
We saw a regular stream of visitors and the two RTM images that showcased our latest TTI imaging abilities got a lot of attention, with several people commenting on the excellent quality of the image. We were located close to the Paradigm booth, and had several meetings with our friends there. We have also had several discussions with Tsunami Developments, our other RTM integration partner. Both are very keen to integrate against our next AxRTM release, due out by the end of June.
Reverse time migration is becoming a more established technology this year, with several medium-sized processing companies offering it as a service, in addition to the major acquisition and processing companies. Likewise, GPUs are a relatively established technology, with all high-performance hardware vendors offering GPU-enabled solutions, and several of the RTM talks being based on GPU implementations. However, most of technology that was presented was either already available in our AxRTM library or things that we are aware of and working on.
Full-waveform inversion forms a large part of this years technical session, with four full sessions and a two-day workshop and course dedicated to the latest research in FWI.
Med venlige hilse fra Danmark,
- Darren, Ray, Steve, Geoff