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3C Seismic and VSP: Converted Waves and Vector Wavefield Applications

This short course discusses the growing importance of three-component (3C) seismic technology that combines shear waves with compressional waves in the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of surface-seismic and borehole data.

Instructor: James E. Gaiser
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3D Seismic Data Acquisition: An Update on Modern Technologies and Usage Methodologies

This course will provide information related to recent advances in data acquisition technology, equipment and the methodologies that are being utilized to improve data quality and, in many cases, reduce the cost of 3D survey acquisition.

Instructor: R. Malcolm Lansley
Topics: Surface Seismic Acquisition Techniques
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A Practical Understanding of Inversion for Exploration Geophysics

The course will identify what is meant by inversion and review the fundamentals of linear algebra with a visual emphasis on inversion techniques.

Instructor: John Bancroft
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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A Practical Understanding of Pre- and Poststack Migration

These two courses present the basic methods of migration in a simple manner and use diagrams and figures to illustrate principles.

Instructor: John C. Bancroft
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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Acoustic & Elastic Seismic Modeling and Imaging (Reverse-Time Migration)

This course deals with the analysis and application of the acoustic and elastic wave equations in exploration seismology. In particular, the course focuses on the finite-difference modeling of the full wave equation and its application to forward modeling and migration.

Instructor: Phil Bording
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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Advanced Seismic Techniques: Concepts & Examples

This course consists of 6 modules covering data processing and interpretation techniques used by geoscientists to extract structural, stratigraphic and reservoir properties from seismic data.

Instructor: Robert J. Godfrey
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Ambient Seismic Noise Surface Wave Tomography1

Ambient Seismic Noise Surface Wave Tomography is becoming a promising tool for seismic exploration in complement to active seismic prospecting.

Instructor: Various Instructors
Topics: Seismic Processing Techniques
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An Introduction to Migration and Velocity Model Building

The course will commence with an overview of different migration schemes, and cover the motivations for building detailed velocity models, and briefly discuss the inherent limitations on our ability to build a detailed model.

Instructor: Ian F. Jones
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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An Introduction to Perceptive Seismic Interpretation

The objective of the course is to expose the audience to current trends in visualization and to empower them to adopt these new technologies and to integrate them into their workflows.

Instructor: Dr. Steven Lynch
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Application and Interpretation of Converted Waves

This course provides a thorough overview of the methods of multi-component (3-C and 4-C) seismic exploration from basic petrophysical analysis and survey design through 3-D converted-wave migration.

Instructor: Robert R. Stewart and James E. Gaiser
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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AVO: Seismic Lithology

The goal of this seminar is to update the geophysical community on the current state and future trends of AVO (e.g., azimuthal AVO, “Fizz water” discrimination, shale prospects) and to dispel the mythology which has attached itself to this valuable technique.

Instructor: Mike Graul and Fred Hilterman
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Basic Geophysics, Seismic Fundamentals and 3D Seismic Exploration

The course reviews current techniques of 3D seismic data acquisition and processing of land, marine, and ocean-bottom cable surveys.

Instructor: R. Malcolm Lansley
Topics: Basic Geophysics/Seismic
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Basic Machine Learning Tools for Subsurface Data

This course is a hands-on course that will use open-source Python computational platforms, including numpy, sklearn, pandas, and seaborn. This course will provide working knowledge about data analytics and machine learning tools suitable for petroleum engineers, geophysicists, geologists, and geoscientists. In this course, the participants get access to codes and workflows in Python and they apply these pre-built software tools.

Instructor: Siddharth Misra
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Basic Seismic Interpretation

This course provides entry-level training in seismic interpretation and serves as a foundation for intermediate and advanced geophysics/seismic courses.

Instructor: Donald A. Herron and Robert C. Wegner
Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques
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Business Fundamentals for Petroleum Geophysics

This course is intended for new hires, experienced geologists, and geoscience technicians who work with seismic data and wish to learn and develop basic seismic interpretation skills.

Instructor: William L Abriel
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
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Carbonate Essentials: Pores to Prospect

This course is an overview of carbonates from geology to seismic interpretation, with particular emphasis on karst topography and seismic expression thereof.

Instructor: Christopher L. Liner
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
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Concepts and Applications in 3D Seismic Imaging

The primary objective of this course is to provide a broad and intuitive understanding of seismic imaging concepts and methods that enables geoscientists to make the appropriate decisions during acquisition, processing, imaging, and interpretation projects.

Instructor: Biondo Biondi
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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Construction of fractured reservoir models for flow simulation incorporating geology, geophysics, and geomechanics

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 and structural frameworks, calibrated 3D seismic attributes, and geomechanical information. Models and concepts are examined in the context of how they impact fluid flow, reservoir simulation results, field production, and forecast. This 2-day course will present the workflows that have been developed along with spreadsheet-based exercises to solidify concepts. The course provides in-depth presentations and discussions of the models presented.

Instructor: Reinaldo Michelena, Chris Zahm, and James R. Gilman
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics, Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications, Seismic Interpretation Techniques, Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Converted-wave prestack imaging and joint inversion

The course is recommended for geophysicists with an undergraduate background who are involved with seismic acquisition, processing or interpretation.

Instructor: James E. Gaiser
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Digital Signal Analysis in Seismic Data Processing

This course is designed at an introductory level to cover in some details the theoretical background and the practical applications of digital signal analysis in seismic data processing.

Instructor: Osman Hassan & Enders Robinson
Topics: Seismic Processing Techniques
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Dynamic Reservoir Characterization: Multicomponent 4D

The purpose of the course is to provide real case studies of multicomponent seismic applications towards an actual dynamic reservoir problem.

Instructor: Steven Roche and Thomas Davis
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Effective Scientific Writing

This course will develop participants’ expertise in the writing process and provide insight into the readers’ expectations.

Instructor: Umair bin Waheed
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Explorational Rock Physics and Seismic Reservoir Prediction

This course covers fundamentals of Rock Physics, ranging from basic laboratory and theoretical results to practical recipes that can be immediately applied in the field.

Instructor: Per Avseth & Tor Arne Johansen
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Full Waveform Inversion

This course is designed for technical personnel of the oil and gas industry who are engaged or expected to be involved in seismic imaging, accurate velocity analysis and interpretation. Seismic Inversion plays an important role in building reservoir models by integration of different data types.

Instructor: Mrinal K. Sen
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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Fundamentals of Rock Physics for Exploration

This course will demonstrate the necessity for understanding of how individual rock properties affect the P-wave and S-wave velocity variations within the earth.

Instructor: Aiman Bakhorji
Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques
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Geophysical Application to Petroleum Engineering

The main objective of the course is to apply geophysics to petroleum engineering aspects of reservoir analysis by demonstrating how the models arrived.

Instructor: Peter Bartok
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
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Geophysical Applications of Time-Frequency Analysis

This course shows how basic knowledge of joint time-frequency (JTF) analysis theory associated with pseudo computer programming can help geoscientists to take full advantage of their real world applications.

Instructor: Marcílio Matos
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Geophysics for Petroleum and Energy Evolution Professionals

This course is designed to identify a specific operational problem and provide an integrated geophysical tool to help solve that problem.

Instructor: John L.J. Duhault
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Geophysics Under Stress: Geomechanical Applications of Seismic and Borehole Acoustic Waves

The short-course presentation, limited to two days, will provide an overview of the basic concepts and applications, and minimizes the use of mathematical developments.

Instructor: Colin Sayers
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Geopressure and Prospect’s Risk Assessment

This course examines integrated petrophysical properties to the subsurface geological, rock mechanics and hydrodynamic models

Instructor: Selim Shaker
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
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Gravity and Magnetics for Explorationists

This course is designed for geologists and geophysicists with interests in potential fields and regional tectonics.

Instructor: Michal Ruder
Topics: Borehole and Non-Seismic Geophysics
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Integrating Seismic, CSEM and Well Log Data for Reservoir Characterization

This course will concentrate on three contrasting methods: surface seismic, marine controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) and well-log data.

Instructor: Lucy MacGregor
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Interpretation Workflows for a Solid Seismic Interpretation

This course covers the fundamentals of necessary poststack and prestack interpretation techniques to generate a successful seismic interpretation.

Instructor: Rainer Tonn
Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques
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Introduction to 2D/3D Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing for Non-Geophysicists

This course discusses the seismic principles necessary for understanding the concepts of seismic data acquisition and processing.

Instructor: K. John R. Fernando
Topics: Basic Geophysics/Seismic
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Introduction to Applied Depth Imaging

This course provides an understanding of the basic concepts and practical aspects used for building velocity models and generating seismic images.

Instructor: Ruben Martinez
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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Introduction to Field Safety Leadership

This field safety program is straightforward, widely applicable, and scalable to a wide range of field activities, from short roadside stops to long, backcountry expeditions.

Instructor: Kevin M. Bohacs
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Introduction to Geohazards Assessment

This course provides participants with knowledge on various aspects of geohazards for shallow water, deepwater environments, as well as an introduction to onshore issues.

Instructor: Agatha Onwajae
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Lithium Exploration and Development for a New Energy Economy

This course is designed to arm the geoscientist with entry to intermediate level oil and gas experience with enhanced geological/geophysical knowledge for lithium exploration and development within a given area.

Instructor: Kathleen Dorey and Brad Hayes
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Machine Learning on Images, Waveforms, and Time Series Data

In this course, the participants get access to codes and workflows in Python and they apply these pre-built software tools on the various types of the datasets. It is a hands-on course that allows participants to learn by assembling various pre-built programming modules to design interesting implementations of machine learning.

Instructor: Siddharth Misra
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Machine Learning Techniques for Engineering and Characterization

This course will present an overview of some common machine learning techniques deployed in reservoir characterization. Emphasis will be on the use of supervised learning, clustering, and neural networks using Python and Tensorflow. Subsurface engineers and geoscientists will learn about the latest applications of machine learning and neural networks.

Instructor: Siddharth Misra
Topics: Borehole and Non-Seismic Geophysics, Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics, Seismic Processing Techniques
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Magnetotellurics for Natural Resources: From Acquisition through Interpretation

This course will provide the interested geophysicist with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and manage cost-effective MT field programs and to understand the data processing and interpretation issues.

Instructor: Karen Christopherson
Topics: Borehole and Non-Seismic Geophysics
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Modern Seismic Reservoir Characterization

This course summarizes the state-of-the-art of seismic reservoir characterization, using anisotropic seismic rock physics.

Instructor: Leon Thomsen
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Near-surface Interferometry

The course covers the basics and field practices of interferometry, super-virtual interferometry, and parsimonious interferometry for near-surface seismic applications.

Instructor: Sherif M. Hanafy
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Passive surface wave methods using ambient noise: from basic 1D soundings to high-resolution 3D imaging

The short course will include presentations on passive surface wave theory, data acquisition, data processing, and applications.

Instructor: Dr. Koichi Hayashi
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Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers

Instructor: Jennifer L. Miskimins
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Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Settings

This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data.

Instructor: Paul Weimer
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
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Petrophysics and Geophysics Relevant to CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery

In this SEG two-day course the basic physics relevant to CO2 are presented, including the descriptions of gas, liquid and super critical phases (scCO2).

Instructor: William Harbert
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Petrophysics and Geophysics Relevant to Hydrogen (H2) Storage, Monitoring and Utilization

In this SEG eight-hour course the basic physics and associated modeled petrophysics relevant to Hydrogen are presented, including the descriptions of the gas, liquid, and super critical phases (scCO₂).

Instructor: William Harbert
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Planning and Operating a Land 3D Seismic Survey

This course will teach you to plan and oversee a 3D land seismic survey. It will expose you to the practical aspects of 3D survey design and then teach you the basics of planning and designing a survey.

Instructor: Peter Eick and Andrea Crook
Topics: Surface Seismic Acquisition Techniques
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Practical Applications of Time-Lapse Seismic Data

The presentations will focus on fundamental principles and applications, emphasizing case studies and minimizing mathematics.

Instructor: David H. Johnston
Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques, Seismic Processing Techniques, Surface Seismic Acquisition Techniques
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Practical Machine Learning Methods in the Geosciences

The short course is for physical scientists who have heard about ML and might know some details, but lack enough knowledge to assess ML applications in their specialty.

Instructor: Gerard Schuster
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Practical Mathematics and its Applications in Seismic Processing

This course reviews mathematics from high-school and university, and then expands their concepts with practical examples to provide the fundamentals that are required for developing practical applications and algorithms in seismic processing.

Instructor: John Bancroft
Topics: Seismic Processing Techniques
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Practical Seismic Surface Wave Methods

This short course builds an understanding of and skill set with the method sufficient that participants can confidently incorporate the MASW method in their work.

Instructor: Julian Ivanov
Topics: Near Surface: Environmental Engineering Geophysics
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Processing, Inversion and Reconstruction of Seismic Data

This course covers practical aspects of signal theory and inverse problems with application to seismic data processing. In particular, the course stresses regularization methods for inverse problems that arise in the inversion of seismic data, noise elimination and reconstruction of seismic surveys.

Instructor: M.D. Sacchi
Topics: Seismic Processing Techniques
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Python Programming for Subsurface Data Analysis

The course will emphasize on developing and implementing python programming for various types of subsurface data.

Instructor: Siddharth Misra
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Reservoir Geophysics: Applications

The objective of the course is to demonstrate how and why geophysics adds value in reservoir management using examples from multiple geological environments (deepwater turbidites, onshore fluvial, near shore deltaics, carbonates).

Instructor: William Abriel
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Rock physics, geomechanics, and hazard of fluid-induced seismicity

Understanding and monitoring of fluid-induced seismicity is necessary for hydraulic characterization of reservoirs, for assessments of reservoir stimulation results and for controlling the seismic risk of underground fluid injections and productions. The course provides systematic quantitative rock-physical and geomechanical fundamentals of these aspects.
Instructor: Serge A. Shapiro
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Rock Physics: Seismic Reflections of Rock Properties

Participants will learn the uses of rock physics in interpreting the elastic properties of earth, as sensed by seismic radiation, for lithology, fluid, and porosity determination.

Instructor: Dr. Jack Dvorkin
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications in Exploration and Reservoir Characterization

Elastic anisotropy, widely recognized as a typical feature of sedimentary formations, has a strong influence on seismic velocities and amplitudes.

Instructor: Ilya Tsvankin
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Seismic Attributes – from Interactive Interpretation to Machine Learning

In this course, we will gain an intuitisve understanding of the kinds of seismic features that can be identified by 3D seismic attributes, the sensitivity of seismic attributes to seismic acquisition and processing, and of how “independent” seismic attributes are coupled through geology.

Instructor: Kurt Marfurt
Topics: Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
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Seismic Data Acquisition: Modern Land and Marine Technologies and Methods

Instructor: by R. Malcolm Lansley
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Seismic Diffraction – Modeling, Imaging and Applications

The imaging of seismic diffraction is a rapidly emerging technology. The course will cover both the forward and inverse problems.

Instructor: Tijmen Jan Moser
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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Seismic Interpretation in Deep Water Basins

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…

Instructor: Roberto Fainstein
Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques
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Seismic Stratigraphy and Seismic Geomorphology into the 21st Century

This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data.

Instructor: Henry Posamentier
Topics: Seismic Interpretation Techniques
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Seismic Uncertainty Evaluation (SUE)

The course covers the assessment, quantification, and qualification of the seismic uncertainties in a systematic and technical manner in order to arrive at a risking scorecard.

Instructor: Manish Agarwal
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Structural Geology in Seismic Intepretation

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.

Instructor: Shankar Mitra
Topics: Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
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Synthetic Seismograms – Construction and Use

Earth’s subsurface is heterogeneous, and seismic data have been successfully used in subsurface characterization. We make use of synthetic seismograms in every stages of seismic study: seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation. In this course, we will focus its uses in seismic interpretation. Synthetic seismograms are computed using a wavelet and a seismic forward modeling method (like, convolution of reflectivity series with a wavelet) to generate seismic response over earth models.

Instructor: Dhananjay Kumar
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The Dynamics of Energy Use

This course is designed for in-person/in-class teaching but can be adjusted for hybrid delivery. There are four thematic modules. Participants are required to follow the course contents, do pre-course reading, and actively participate.

Instructor: Diana Sineva
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The Geology of Unconventional Reservoirs

This 16 hour course will include a mix of lectures, short exercises and discussion sessions. The content will be prepared to anticipate the likelihood that participants will have different levels of technical knowledge about petroleum geology.

Instructor: Bruce Hart
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The Interpreter’s Guide to Depth Imaging

The course focuses on intuitive quality controls and quantitative spreadsheet tools to plan and ensure stable depth solutions during the iterative imaging process.

Instructor: Scott MacKay
Topics: Seismic Migration/Imaging
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The new seismic interpretation: Integrating Relative Geologic Time, Structural Geology and 3D seismic for more effective stratigraphic exploration and development

This course starts with a review of two important new paradigms. The first builds on Wheeler’s work to show why the “Relative Geologic Time” or RGT model takes integrated interpretation to the next level. The second shows how the classic “G&G” approach my many holds us back from true integration, where an “S&S” approach that allows structural geoscientists and stratigraphic scientists to decouple RGT geomodels into structural and stratigraphic workflows in a way that yields superior results.

Instructor: Steven Tobias
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The Strategic Opportunity of Sustainability in the Energy Sector

Sustainability is an essential topic to meet the expectations of investors and to walk in the energy transition path with success. Rankings of ESG parameters position companies and attract investors. This course is to help your incursion in sustainability, learning the why and how.

Instructor: Maria A. Capello
Topics: Sustainability, United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Understanding and Adapting Rockphysics Principles for Mudrock (Shale) Reservoirs

Rock physics principles allow us to understand and interpret matrix- and fluid-related changes in porosity, pore space topology, and seismic and transport properties.

Instructor: Manika Prasad
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation

This short course discusses the growing importance of the seismic anisotropy of rock masses in seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation.

Instructor: Leon Thomsen
Topics: Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics
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Understanding Signals: Waveform Analysis from a Geophysical Perspective

This course presents a simple and informal discussion of the fundamental concepts which underlie the quantitative part of geophysical analysis and interpretation.

Instructor: Michael Burianyk
Topics: Seismic Processing Techniques
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