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Oklahoma Drill Completion Stopped Following Earthquakes

Frack drill rig for earthquake risk management article

Photo of Texas rig by Loadmaster (David R. Tribble) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4025872

“Oil and gas producer Encana Corp halted work at a drill site in northwest Oklahoma following two earthquakes within a day in the same area,” according to Thursday’s Financial Post article.  Early detection is a service that we pride ourselves on at ISTI.  According to the article, “several years ago, Oklahoma suffered a spike in earthquakes that authorities tied to the underground disposal of saltwater.”  Local authorities cracked down in 2018, announcing new seismic requirements and penalties for companies who do not meet the requirements.  Non-compliance risks costly business halting and shut down, and now early detection is as important for businesses and communities as ever.  

 
ISTI’s cutting edge software, coupled with GEObit state-of-the-art equipment, provides a complete solution. Learn how ISTI can help in our full article: ISTI’s Rapid Notification Service in Oklahoma helps Operators meet new Oklahoma Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations that Require Seismic Monitoring.
 
Source: Hampton, Liz. “Encana halts Oklahoma well completion following quake” Financial PostJuly 25, 2019 —  https://business.financialpost.com.

ISTI: the proud official U.S. distributor of GEObit instruments

ISTI is the proud official U.S. distributor of GEObit instruments.

The GEObit Equipment Plus ISTI Software Equals a Complete SolutionS-20 seismometer is a three-component velocity output near broad band seismic sensor. The design is based on the electronic velocity feedback which is applied to single coil low period geophone. The frequency bandwidth is extended from 50Hz, down to 20sec.

GEOBit Equipment + ISTI Software = a Complete Solution FIND OUT MORE:

ISTI Software + GEObit Instrumentation 

= A complete solution

ISTI et. al “Radioxenon net count calculations revisited” article

ISTI is pleased to share the “Radioxenon net count calculations revisited” article from the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, featuring Matthias Auer of ISTI as second author.

Abstract

Since 1998, there have been improvements in the capability to detect atmospheric radioxenon in the International Monitoring System operated by the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The upgrades have resulted in next-generation versions of the radioxenon systems. This paper explores radioxenon data analysis
improvements beyond the original radioxenon beta–gamma analysis equations that were formulated in 2000 . . . read more here.

ISTI at CTBT SnT Conference June 24 to 28, 2019

ISTI presents, participates and sponsors the 2019 Science And Technology Conference in Vienna Austria this week, June 24 to 28, 2019. ISTI’s Sid Hellman, Matthias Auer, and Josh Stachnik are all at the meeting and looking forward to discussing our work with you. Visit ISTI at Booth #3 in the exhibit space and please come and see our poster on Wednesday T3.5 poster 67 on our Radionuclide work:

STACK DATA PROCESSING PIPELINE, M. Auer, S. Hellman, J. Friese, B. Schrom, T. Bowyer, L. Metz, C. Doll

ISTI @ NY Celebration of Women in Computing, April 12-13, 2019

Sid Hellman of ISTI welcomes attendees to visit him at the 6th ACM-W New York Celebration of Women in Computing, April 12-13, 2019, at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center in Lake George, NY.

With over 20 years’ experience in scientific software, Sid will be available to share his expertise.

The event program may be found here: http://nycwic.hosting.acm.org/nycwic-2019/program-2019/

Register Now: Earthworm 5-day Course 2019

2019 Earthworm Course in New Paltz, NY, June 3 – 7

This 3 – 7 June, ISTI will host another of our popular Earthworm training courses in New Paltz, New York. This will be our traditional 5-day course. Our full ad may be found here.

We ask that interested students — and any colleagues who wish to join —

please register by 1 March via our contact form.

ISTI CEO and Founder, Paul Friberg teaching EW students. Photographer, ISTI Staff

We’ll cover:

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Archiving and Playback of data
  • Data exchange
  • Visualization tools
  • Overview of various non-Earthworm post-processing options
  • Tuning for Earthquake Location and Magnitudes
  • Programming new modules, learning APIs

In addition, we will provide a tuning session for anyone that wants to bring their network’s Earthworm configuration to the course. We will show you how to playback your data and tune the earthquake location engine.

This course will be useful to anyone setting up, managing, tuning, or developing for an Earthworm system.  See full class details here (inc. location, transportation, etc.).

Again, if you plan to join the Spring ISTI EW 5-day class,

please register by 1 March via our contact form.

Thank you in advance for your confirmation of attendance.

ISTI @ AGU 10-14 Dec 2018

ISTI & Geobit  join together at the AGU Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 10 – 14 Dec. 2018.  We are a team providing a complete seismic monitoring solution. Contact us through EarthImaging.com.

With 65+ years of combined experience, GEObit and ISTI are joining forces to become the most competitive and fastest growing joint venture group in the seismic monitoring services industry.

Providing state-of-the-art seismic instruments, network design, installation techniques, data monitoring and processing services, our group is able to deliver a cost-effective total solution to the energy exploration & production industry, especially to the oil, gas and geothermal sector. Our key benefits are that we produce in-house hardware and software while installing and maintaining the microseismic monitoring network to ensure a high level of data quality and availability. In other words, we make the technology – we apply the technology – we offer the technology.

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Geobit Digitizer. Photo, courtesy of Geobit.

We have worldwide experience having installed and operated seismic networks all over the world, from Indonesia/Papua jungle to the Middle East desert, from Alaska glaciers to Himalayan Mountains. In the USA, we are currently running many dedicated microseismic monitoring projects with over 200 stations installed in the past 10 years.

Visit us at booth #815, AGU 2018

Washington, D.C. USA  |  10 – 14 December

Meet our team and learn about the latest offerings. Dimitris Mourtzouchos & Nikos Germenis (Geobit), Paul Friberg & Sid Hellman (ISTI), and others will be available to answer your questions. Continue reading

ISTI to present @ WOSMIP Thurs., 6 Dec. @ 11:10am.

Stop by and chat with Sid Hellman and Matthias Auer of ISTI this week at WOSMIP.  

ISTI is pleased announce that Matthias Auer of ISTI will be presenting The STAX Project – Data Processing infrastructure on Thursday, 6 December, at 11:10am in Sydney, Australia.

Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Workshop on Signatures of Man-Made Isotope Production (WOSMIP).

Geobit at RAUGM in Mexico 28 Oct – 2 Nov 2018

Friend of ISTI, Geobit is exhibiting this year at RAUGM 2018 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, from October 28 to November 2 in cooperation with it’s local distributor Geoelec.

GEObit provides high sensitivity wide-band and near broad-band seismic sensors, surface or borehole type, and high dynamic range, low power 32bit ADC data loggers with local data storage and real-time telemetry over seedlink protocol. We are focusing on low power and cost-efficient solutions so we provide to our customer seismic networks with low installation and maintenance costs. Our instruments are ideal for local and regional seismicity and micro-seismicity monitoring and for seismic events such as those induced by unconventional hydrocarbon extraction. Our high fidelity data loggers ensure that these signals are recorded with the highest resolution and timing accuracy.

Visit them at booth #E4

Meet their team and learn about their new upcoming instruments and technologies. They will also be available to answer your questions.

More information about RAUGM 2018 may be found here. Please visit also the Geoelec‘s website, Mexico distributor of Geobit Instruments.