Geophysical Prospecting publishes the best in primary research in geoscience with a particular focus in exploration geophysics. The scope of the journal covers the potential field, electromagnetic and seismic methods applied to exploration and monitoring. The journal welcomes theoretical and numerical studies as well as case studies and review papers. Contributors are from industry and academia. The goal of the journal is to provide a valuable forum for sharing experiences and new ideas among workers in exploration geophysics.
Impact Factor 2013: 1.506
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Geophysical Prospecting is published 6 times a year.
Call for papers on GP special issue - 'CSEM'
About a decade ago, CSEM was perceived by some to offer a step change in hydrocarbon exploration. That did not happen, but it has gained acceptance and Geophysical Prospecting is publishing a special issue that will point to future developments in this discipline.
Today, marine CSEM forms a small but stable portion of the exploration industry. Land-based EM techniques continue to be applied, e.g., for mining or geothermal exploration. New developments in sensing technology, the increasing availability of high-performance 3D inversion codes and further integration of EM with other types of data may open up further application areas for land-based EM in hydrocarbon exploration and reservoir monitoring.
Whereas EM resolution capabilities and limitations are now well understood, present research efforts focus on improving data quality through increasing source strength and receiver sensitivity, finding better ways of handling noise, and improving repeatability. Practical aspects, such as improving survey and interpretation efficiency, or integrating EM into standard workflows, are important for wider industry adoption of EM. The additional information gained from combining multiple EM techniques (such as MT, CSEM, TEM, and DC) or multi physics inversion approaches (e.g., by combining density, electrical conductivity and elastic properties) may eventually lead to more consistent information on structure and processes present in the subsurface.
For this special issue of Geophysical Prospecting contributions are invited that will showcase the state of the art and future directions of EM technology. Contributions are encouraged on:
- Innovative methods for EM application across the geosciences and exploration targets
- Gains from methodological and numerical advances for real data interpretation
- 3D imaging, joint inversion, and multi-disciplinary interpretation approaches
- EM applications for reservoir monitoring
- New developments on EM hardware and surveying techniques
Critical or challenging views addressing future needs to exploit EM to its full potential are welcome.
Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, prepared according to the ‘Guidance for Authors’ published on the GP website gp.eage.org. The online submission system for Geophysical Prospecting is mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gp.
Please mention the name of the special issue in your covering letter.
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed; selection of final papers for publication will depend on both the results of the peer review process and reviews by guest editors as well as by the chief editor.
The issue will be published in September 2015. The deadline for submitting contributions is 25 November, 2014. For specific questions, please contact the special issue editors: Oliver Ritter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rita Streich (email@example.com).
Publication coordinator Laura van Kal (firstname.lastname@example.org) is happy to assist you in managing your submissions.
Call for papers on GP special issue – ‘Hard Rock Seismic Imaging’
Inspired by a successful workshop on ‘Hard Rock Seismic Imaging’ at the EAGE conference 2014 in Amsterdam, a Special Issue on the same topic has been approved by the Editorial Board of Geophysical Prospecting.
The exploration of non-hydrocarbon resources is receiving increased attention worldwide, in particular for renewables (e.g. geothermal energy) or minerals. Both resources are often found in hard rock environments, which normally exhibit a strong degree of heterogeneity including faults and fractures on all scales. Land seismic surveys for characterizing geothermal reservoirs and mineral deposits therefore are facing the challenge of adapting the methods and tools developed for stratified sedimentary environments to strongly scattering crystalline rocks. This comprises not only the pre-processing of seismic data but also the imaging steps and the description and quantification of the resulting images. The objective of this workshop was to address all parts of the workflow, from modelling and data acquisition design, data processing and imaging to interpretation.
Geophysical Prospecting invites you to submit papers to this Special Issue, welcoming original work within the general framework of the workshop.
Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, prepared according to the ‘Guidance for Authors’ published on the GP website www.gp.eage.org. The online submission system for Geophysical Prospecting is www.mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gp.
It is very important to indicate in your covering letter that your paper is intended for this Special Issue on ‘Hard Rock Seismic Imaging’ and give a preliminary title.
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the journal’s established policies and procedures. The selection of final papers for publication will depend on both the results of the peer review process and reviews by guest editors as well as by the chief editor.
We intend to publish this issue in May 2015. The deadline for submitting contributions is September 30, 2014. We would also like to receive a confirmation once you have submitted the paper.
Note that there are no publication fees, no page limit and no charges for colour figures. Furthermore Geophysical Prospecting offers various options for open access.
For specific questions, please contact the special issue editors:
Stefan Buske (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, email@example.com)
Alireza Malehmir (Uppsala University, Sweden, Alireza.Malehmir@geo.uu.se)
Gilles Bellefleur (Geological Survey, Canada, Gilles.Bellefleur@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca)
For any question regarding the submission and review process, contact the EAGE publications co-ordinator, Mrs Laura van Kal (firstname.lastname@example.org).