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Loralee Wheeler


Country: USA
Degree Program: MS, Geophysics
E-mail: lwheeler@mines.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Loralee graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor's degree in geophysical engineering. She joined CWP in Fall 2013 to work with Prof. Dave Hale, her advisor.

For the past three summers, Loralee interned with Chevron in Houston, Texas. In 2012, she worked in the Petrotechnical Data Management team transferring 2D/3D seismic data to Chevron's new software package as well as providing software support for seismic data transfer issues. In 2013, she worked in the Amplitude and Custom Processing team testing the effects of post migration data conditioning on simultaneous inversion quality. She updated the PMDC processing flow to decrease processing time while maintaining maximum inversion quality. In 2014, she worked in the Seismic Imaging and Velocity Modeling R&D team developing a method for picking residual moveout on common-image-point gathers that uses dynamic image warping.

During her free time, Loralee enjoys photography, urban exploration, zumba, and upcycling.



Loralee's current research consists of developing a new method for automatic and simultaneous correlation of multiple well logs. This method is relatively insensitive to large measurement errors that are common in well logs. Applications include constructing geologic models and improving consistency of the logs to correlate with seismic data. An example of the correlation is shown below using six logs from Teapot Dome.


Simultaneous multi-well log correlation


Automatic and simultaneous correlation of multiple well logs



Publications, internships and honors/awards




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