Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics

Structural Geology in Seismic Intepretation

Shankar Mitra

The course is designed for geophysicists working on seismic interpretation of complex structures, who need to understand the seismic expression of structures in petroleum basins, and correctly apply structural models and techniques to seismic interpretation. Duration Five days Intended Audience Intermediate level Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education required) This course is designed for geoscientists working on interpretation and processing of seismic data. A general background in structural geology and geophysics is the only pre-requisite. Course Summary The course

Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Settings

Paul Weimer

This course provides geophysicists with a broad overview of the petroleum systems of deep-water settings. The course design allows geophysicists to quickly integrate the information into their daily workflow. Lectures are complemented by exercises, and extensive references to key publications that geophysicists may use to follow up. This course emphasizes the geologic aspects of deepwater settings. Duration Two days Intended Audience Entry level Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education required) Participants should have basic knowledge of sedimentary and structural

Machine Learning Techniques for Engineering and Characterization

Siddharth Misra

In this course, the participants get access to codes and algorithms in python/tensorflow and they apply these software tools on various types of the data. It is a hands-on course that allows participants to learn by assembling various programming modules to design interesting implementations of machine learning. We’ll look at the realities of a pure machine learning approach through the lens of applied field cases relevant to formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, and production forecasting. Intended

Geopressure and Prospect’s Risk Assessment

Selim Shaker

This course examines integrated petrophysical properties to the subsurface geological, rock mechanics, and hydrodynamic models (subsurface Pore and Fracture Pressures) and their applications for E&P. A viable prospect is contingent on the presence of a reservoir that can contain and deliver hydrocarbon, competent seal, and drillable well trajectory. These amalgamated aspects are chiefly a consequence of the subsurface geopressure vertical and lateral partitions. Geophysics plays an essential role in appraising the prospect’s risk before, during,

Geophysical Application to Petroleum Engineering

Peter Bartok

The main objective of the course is to apply geophysics to petroleum engineering aspects of reservoir analysis by demonstrating how the models arrived. Several key topics to be discussed in detail include: stress analysis, rock physics, rock mechanics, and reserve estimate. The integration of multiple seismic inversion models is described in a manner that improves communication.  Duration Two days Intended Audience Intermediate Level Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education required) 1 to 2 years in geophysics Course Outline NOTE:

Construction of fractured reservoir models for flow simulation incorporating geology, geophysics, and geomechanics

Reinaldo Michelena, Chris Zahm, and James R. Gilman

Objectives Flow models have the purpose of explaining and forecasting reservoir performance that can help plan the development and exploitation of the resource. Conventional and unconventional naturally fractured reservoirs are particularly difficult to model due to the interconnectivity of matrix and fracture properties. Unconventional reservoirs pose the additional challenge of accounting for natural fractures that can become conductive during hydraulic stimulation. This class explains the steps necessary to build fractured reservoir models using sound stratigraphic

Carbonate Essentials: Pores to Prospect

Christopher L. Liner

This course is an overview of carbonates from geology to seismic interpretation, with particular emphasis on karst topography and seismic expression thereof. Carbonate reservoirs represent over 60% of worldwide petroleum reserves, including emerging unconventional reservoirs. Unlike clastics, carbonate mineralogy is relatively simple, while complexity arises from depositional environment lateral variability, pore structure, digenesis and dissolution. These factors influence bulk rock properties and, in turn, seismic response. The course offers a broad overview of carbonate geology

Business Fundamentals for Petroleum Geophysics

William L Abriel

This course is intended to introduce the participant to the most commonly used business tools that are used in the oil and gas business regarding the use of geophysics including investment profiles, exploration risk evaluation, value of information, reservoir monitoring, and managing partners and contracts. This course will comprise concepts and examples of the use of geophysics in subsurface petroleum management with a focus on the risk and monetary decisions needed to optimize business results.