Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques

Seismic Stratigraphy and Seismic Geomorphology into the 21st Century

Henry Posamentier

This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data. The overall objective is to present methods for reducing risk with regard to prediction of lithology, reservoir compartmentalization, and stratigraphic trapping potential in exploration and production. Duration Two days (AAPG shared course) Intended Audience Intermediate; geologists and geophysicists, both in industry and academia. Materials covered will be valuable to both explorationists and exploitationists. Course Outline The application of

Seismic Interpretation in Deep Water Basins

Roberto Fainstein

This course is based on the systematic, comparative interpretation of modern, long offset, regional seismic profiles with time and depth migration and several suites of selected 3D data in the deep-water realm from around the world. Duration Two days Intended Audience Intermediate Level Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education Required) Basic understanding of geology and seismic methods. Course Outline Topics include: Learner Outcomes To understand: Instructor Biographies Roberto Fainstein

Practical Applications of Time-Lapse Seismic Data

David H. Johnston

The presentations will focus on fundamental principles and applications, emphasizing case studies and minimizing mathematics. Duration Two days Intended Audience Intermediate Level Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education required) 4D seismic interpretation is inherently integrative, drawing upon geophysical, geological, and reservoir engineering data and concepts. As a result, this course is appropriate for individuals from all subsurface disciplines. The presentations will focus on fundamental principles and applications, emphasizing case studies and minimizing mathematics. As a result, attendees do not

Interpretation Workflows for a Solid Seismic Interpretation

Rainer Tonn

This course covers the fundamentals of necessary poststack and prestack interpretation techniques to generate a successful seismic interpretation. The practical workflows can be immediately used by the attendee in their interpretation projects. Duration Two days Intended Audience Intermediate Level Prerequisites (Knowledge/Experience/Education required) Good foundation in geophysics including the basics of seismic signal theory and seismic interpretation. Course Outline Guidelines and specific workflows for structural seismic interpretation as well as post-stack and pre-stack seismic reservoir characterization

Fundamentals of Rock Physics for Exploration

Aiman Bakhorji

Duration One day Intended Audience Entry to intermediate level PrerequisitesKnowledge/Experience/Education Required The course targets geophysicists and geologists with a basic understanding of seismic reflection theory and seismic reservoir properties. Basic knowledge of petrophysics will be an advantage. This course focuses on understanding and practice. Summary Every year, finding new hydrocarbon potential is harder, riskier, and more expensive as we move from conventional to unconventional resources. For decades, seismic was used to image subsurface structures and

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

Basic Seismic Interpretation

Donald A. Herron and Robert C. Wegner

This course provides entry-level training in seismic interpretation and serves as a foundation for intermediate and advanced geophysics/seismic courses. The course consists of lectures on fundamental topics including basics of petroleum geology, seismic response, velocity, resolution, seismic migration, seismic correlation and mapping techniques, and quantified interpretation. Lectures are supported by hands-on exercises, and the second day of the course includes two practical correlation and mapping projects. Each participant receives a copy of SEG Geophysical Monograph Series #16, First