N284 - Seismic Attributes and Pre-Stack Inversion Tools for Characterizing Unconventional Reservoirs

Course Overview
This 4-day course combines lectures, case history discussions and guided classroom workshops to establish the theoretical basis for the estimation of certain rock properties using seismic data and enable participants to determine which seismic attributes are most likely to be useful in various reservoir characterization projects. Participants will develop the skills required to review, select and interpret the range of seismic attributes and pre-stack inversion tools available for the characterization of unconventional reservoirs including tight sandstones and shales.

This course is intended for geoscientists, processing geophysicists and engineers having an understanding of the fundamental principles of the seismic method, with a minimum of one year's experience interpreting seismic data, and
who are interested in learning more about the application of seismic attributes to characterize unconventional reservoirs.

Participants will learn to:
•	Synthesize the various rock physics measurements for unconventional reservoirs that may be estimated from 
        seismic data.
•	Evaluate petrophysical variations in shales, oil sands, and tight sands observed in calibration wells and be 
        able to predict observable differences in the expected seismic response.
•	Assess the influence of tectonic stress history and also the importance of rock properties such as brittleness 
        on reservoir performance.
•	Select appropriate seismic attributes (amplitude, azimuthal anisotropy measurements, AVO, acoustic
        impedance, elastic impedance, curvature, coherence etc.) expected to be useful predictors of enhanced 
        reservoir performance.
•	Construct rose-diagrams from seismic attributes that can be used to study structural orientations and stress fields.
•	Assess the relevance of seismic inversion measurements such as Lamda-Rho, Mu-Rho, Young'smodulus 
        and Poisson's Ratio that might be helpful to engineers in well planning and reservoir stimulation design.

This course is offered by Nautilus (www.nautilusworld.com), a PEICE affiliated company and the world leader in Geosciences Training services.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
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Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Curvature attributes
  • Overview of Shale oil/gas reservoirs
  • Tight sandstone reservoirs – challenges

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Satinder Chopra

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