N206 - Seismic Tools for Unconventional Reservoirs

Course Overview
E & P professionals completing this course will understand the theory and the practical application of multi-azimuth PP 3D surface seismic and well-bore technologies including microseismic monitoring. Participants will acquire the skills required to actively participate in the planning of data acquisition and processing of azimuthally dependent 3D seismic surveys and VSPs and also the interpretation skills required to analyze data from azimuthally anisotropic unconventional reservoirs. A discussion of the use of multi-component 3D is offered, if participants have multi-component data back in their office.

This is a four-day classroom course with lectures augmented by case history discussions and daily exercises. This course has been designed for geoscientists familiar with the basic principles involved in seismic reflection and VSP technologies and who have an interest in the exploration and/or development of unconventional reservoirs. Prospective students should also have a minimum of one-year's experience interpreting 3D seismic data before attending this class

Participants will learn to:
•	Understand the fundamentals of seismic wave propagation in anisotropic media and the relevance of wide 
        azimuth multi-component and PP seismic technologies in the evaluation of unconventional reservoirs.
•	Recognize the importance of symmetry in the subsurface and how it might impact seismic wave propagation 
        and data interpretation.
•	Utilize data sources such as outcrop information, core analyses, cross dipole sonic logs, VSPs, passive
        (micro-seismic) monitoring, and other down-hole tools to calibrate seismic responses fromfractured reservoirs.
•	Provide direction in the planning of 3D seismic and VSP surveys to achieve exploration objectives.
•	Supervise seismic data processing activities to preserve azimuthally- dependent parameters such as 
        travel times, frequency, phase, and AVO.
•	Assess the relevance of various seismic attributes from azimuth sectored pre-stack time migrated 3D data.
•	Construct workflows using multi-attribute seismic data to characterize unconventional reservoirs.
•	Provide direction in the planning of drilling programs.

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:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Overview: Why anisotropy is a useful tool for unconventional reservoirs
  • Introduction to passive seismic (micro-seismic) monitoring
  • 3D wide azimuth data processing: P-P goals, issues, techniques.
  • Support data: Multi-azimuth VSPs, crossed dipole sonic, FMI/FMS, borehole televiewer, World
  • Rock physics
  • Determining fast-S and slow-S azimuths with 3C data
  • Interpretation techniques (P-P): Azimuthal analyses of travel times and AVO
  • Overview of microseismic monitoring

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Heloise Lynn

Training Venue

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