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.


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 will be provided and discussed. An emphasis is put on critical QC work and the discussion of potential pitfalls. The main instruction concept is interactive learning and employing examples and exercises. While the focus will be on conventional exploration, examples and case studies from the Canadian oilsands will demonstrate the general applicability of the discussed workflows.

Within a two-day course the time is limited for a detailed theoretical discussion, therefore, the practical application is put into the foreground. This includes the concept of an interactive course; frequent comprehension questions will be asked and a lively ‘conversation’ is expected.

Learner Outcomes

The student will be able to deliver a solid seismic interpretation:

  • Mapping of structure and faults
  • Performing high quality well ties
  • Converting time interpretation into depth
  • Mapping reservoir with AVO attributes and post-stack as well as pre-stack inversion results     

Instructor Biography

Rainer Tonn