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|Alan J. Cohen|
|Ph.D. Harvard University (1976)
Adjunct Professor of Geology
Madison Hall, Room 217L
My research interests are within the broad area of exploration and production geophysics, including: rock physics modeling; seismically-based pore pressure prediction; quantitative interpretation of seismic data; reservoir geophysics; and related areas. Prior to becoming a geophysicist, I received degrees in both physics and chemistry, and I embrace opportunities to collaborate with faculty and graduate students from other scientific and engineering departments.
I am also passionate about efforts to improve the overall health of the E&P geophysical discipline in Lafayette and in North America, as described in the first reference below and the attached PDF. Prior to associating with the department, I spent about 30 years in the oil and gas industry, including a posting from 2003 to 2005 as Chief Geophysicist -- Western Hemisphere for Royal Dutch Shell.
Courses and Presentations at UL Lafayette:
Rock Properties Basis for Seismic Attribute Interpretation
Announcement for Spring 2008 Semester (PDF)
The Role of Geoscientists in Oil and Gas Exploration (PPT)
Principal Publications or Presentations
Cohen, A.J. 2008, Geophysics is a wonderful profession, CSEG Recorder, February, pp. 12-16.
Cohen, A.J. 2007, Out of the darkness and into the “LITE,” presented as the invited talk at the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists “Doodle Train” (Continuing Education) Event, Calgary, Canada (November) and earlier to the SWLGS, Lafayette Petroleum Club.
Cohen, Alan J. , 2005, Preparing for the future of geophysics, Invited speaker presentation, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Continuing Education Week, Calgary, Canada. (PDF)
Devi, K.R.S. and Alan J. Cohen, 2005, Analysis of seismic singularity spectra in terms of the sensitivity to reservoir properties, Proceedings of Rainbow in the Earth- 2nd International Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA.
Devi, K.R.S. and Alan J. Cohen, 2004, Wavelet transforms and hybrid neural nets for improved pore fluid prediction and reservoir properties estimation, Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pp. 1527-1530.
Cohen, Alan J., 2001, Challenges in reservoir characterization, Invited presentation at SEG Summer Development & Production Workshop on Integration of Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Data, Taos, New Mexico, USA.
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