Applied Seismic Interpretation
August 30 8:00 AM - August 31 5:00 PM CDT$2125.00
INSTRUCTOR: James J. Willis, PhD
COURSE LENGTH (DAYS): 2 Days
AVAILABILITY: Public & In-House
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Petroleum geoscientists, petroleum engineers and those interacting with or supporting these professionals in the search for or the exploitation of hydrocarbons.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this two-day course, we review and apply the basics of seismic interpretation as related to oil and gas exploration, development and production. During the first morning, we review the geophysical principles of reflection seismology without getting deeply into the math. This includes a brief look at seismic acquisition and processing. The first afternoon focuses on tying well data to seismic lines and structural (fault) interpretation. A major exercise has you generate a time structure map in a complexly faulted area.
Day two covers three main topics: (1) mapping seismic sequence boundaries, (2) interpreting depositional environments and likely sedimentary facies, and (3) estimating ultimate recovery for a prospect or newly discovered field.
- Understand the basic physics behind reflection seismology.
- Comprehend the seismic display and its limitations.
- Explain the main types of seismic interpretation methods.
- Conduct a well-to-seismic tie (transfer of horizons and faults).
- Identify and map a series of major faults using seismic data.
- Recognize and map seismic sequence boundaries.
- Develop a time structure map, including fault traces.
- Use reflection geometries and attributes to predict depositional environments.
- Determine the EUR (estimated ultimate recovery) for a prospect or discovery.
- What generates seismic reflections?
- What happens before interpretation begins?
- Seismic displays and their limitations
- Basic seismic interpretation methods
- Relating well data to seismic data
- Extracting structural information
- Extracting stratigraphic information
- Generating time structure maps
- Predicting depositional environments & facies
- Estimating EUR (estimated ultimate recovery)
REGISTRATION should be made at least one month before the start of a course. It is recommended that participants register early due to limited seating. However, we will accept paid registrations up to the last business day before the class, provided there are seats available. Registrants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration and will receive complete venue information two weeks prior to the first day of class.
As a reminder: your seat in a course is not confirmed until payment is received.