Sometimes it’s nice to know the face behind the phone call or the person on the other side of the email. This month Anu, from the Petrosys/GPinfo team in Kuala Lumpur shares her experiences from her recent trip to Varanasi and we introduce you to Connor Burt, the latest member of the team, to join us in North America.
An evening in Varanasi
Varanasi, also known as Benaras or Kashi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Located on the banks of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus of ages. Here is how our very own Anu Venugopal from the Kuala Lumpur office spent an evening in Varanasi.
“We started our tour with a stroll along the ghats on the banks of the Ganges river. Just walking around different ghats and looking at awesome historical buildings was an adventure. The 3-hour walk which truly captures the essence of the city is a life cycle itself. Starting at Assi Ghat which marks the birth of life and ends at famous cremation ghat; the Manikarnika Ghat, marking the end of life. Here, we watched mortal remains burned openly and the ashes immersed into the currents of the Ganges river.
Next, we headed to Dashashwamedha ghat to watch the magnificent Ganga Aarti ceremony at 6.30 pm. The Aarti pays homage to Mother Ganga, goddess of the holiest river in India. The Aarti is performed on a stage by a group of priests, accompanied by clanging bells, singing, incense, flowers and flames. This I’ll say was the highlight of the evening and the most awe-inspiring ceremony that I’ve witnessed in my entire life. We ended our day with some scrumptious Indian food at a local restaurant.
Words are not enough to describe the beauty and mysticism of Varanasi. It’s a place that you have to see and feel for yourself.”
Connor Burt has is the newest member of the team to join the Petrosys USA team as a Technical Sales Geoscientist. Connor is a geoscientist with experience in technical business development, digital rock analysis, and reservoir characterization. Prior to joining Petrosys, he held a role at Thermo Fisher Scientific, helping companies implement digital rock workflows across the globe, allowing clients to obtain rock properties from image data. These workflows ranged from dual energy CT analysis of cores, to measure density and effective atomic number, and analysis of SEM images to characterize mudrock pore systems. His previous Reservoir characterization and Development geology experience was with ConocoPhillips.
While with ConocoPhillips Connor’s responsibilities encompassed reservoir characterization, resource assessment, and development planning across a range of reservoir types including tight gas sands in South Texas, unconventional reservoirs in the San Juan Basin, and deepwater deposits in the Gulf of Mexico. His academic research background is in pore systems characterization in the Mancos Shale, which he conducted at the University of Colorado (B.A., 2012; M.S., 2015).
With Petrosys Connor’s role will be to leverage his knowledge and experience to work through deep-end geologic problems and generate surface modeling and mapping solutions for Petrosys Clients.
Join us in welcoming Connor to the team.