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The Kaleidoscope Project: A Technology Collaboration for the Democratization of Geophysics Solutions

March 17, 2021
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The Emerson Exploration & Production Software team invites you to join a Webinar presenting the Kaleidoscope Project – A Technology Collaboration for the Democratization of Geophysics Solutions.


Bruno de Ribet, Global Geosciences Director
Duane Dopkin, Executive Vice-President, Geoscience Services
Elana Mandelman, Senior Director Product Management 

In response to the “lower for longer” headwinds, the oil and gas industry is witnessing an unprecedented number of technology collaborations. These collaborations are designed to accelerate workflows, connect processes, and make new technologies accessible to a broader community of users. This trend is a key component and outcome of the digital transformation.  When successful, it drives down operational costs.

This Webinar presents a technology collaboration between Repsol and Emerson to commercialize and democratize years of innovation and research carried out by Repsol scientists and other partners. By bringing this research to an integrated oil and gas technology provider (Emerson E&P), the solutions take on an expanded role in exploration and field development activities. Topics covered will include key seismic technology components of the collaboration, such as acquisition and illumination analysis, velocity modeling accelerators, seismic imaging, and shallow velocity modeling and image optimization.


  • Introduction – Motivation for Collaboration
  • Technology 
    • Full Azimuth Illumination
    • Structural Guided Smoothing and Interpolation
    • Desalting
    • Full Waveform Inversion
    • Post stack RTM demigration and migration
    • Reverse Time Migration
    • Structural Guided Seismic Enhancement
    • Vector Gather Stacking
  • Kaleidoscope Impact on Exploration
  • Future and Conclusions

Click here to learn more about the Kaleidoscope Project.


As a key subject matter expert at Emerson E&P Software, Global Geosciences Director Bruno de Ribet advises on developing interpretation and reservoir characterization workflows that increase efficiency and take full advantage of the Emerson E&P Software suite of geophysical and geological innovations. Dr. de Ribet holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Institute du Physique du Globe, Paris University, and has more than 25 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Duane Dopkin is Executive Vice President of Geoscience at Emerson. In this role, he provides guidance on the technical direction for the company’s product portfolio and manages Emerson’s global Geoscience Services organization.  Dopkin holds a BS in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Geosciences from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He has published numerous articles on the integration of the geoscience disciplines to improve hydrocarbon detection and recovery.

Elana Mandelman is Senior Director, Product Management at Emerson E&P Software. She has years of experience in all phases of product commercialization. She has successfully delivered multiple product releases, addressing both customer needs and bringing new and innovative features to the market. Among her tasks is defining product development strategy for seismic products and communicating it to the rest of the organization and to customers. Elana holds BSc. and MSc. degrees in Geophysics.