N485 - Advanced Seismic Interpretation

Course Overview
This course is designed to strengthen key interpretation skills and add tools to the interpreter's workflow. Topics include the creative use of seismic attributes to extract stratigraphic detail and rock property information from 3D data, quantitative interpretation techniques applicable to unconventional reservoirs, and tools for reservoir management. A key theme is understanding the importance of geophysical data and consciously communicating the value of the data to the team.

This is a four-day classroom course using lectures, exercises, software demonstrations and case histories derived from real-world examples of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs to strengthen interpretation skills.

Participants will learn to:
•	Evaluate phase, bandwidth, and other factors affecting seismic resolution.
•	Investigate the use of workstation tools to perform jump-correlations, create synthetic seismograms, 
        construct structural and stratal slices, and perform horizon flattening and auto-tracking to construct 
        efficient interpretation workflows.
•	Evaluate the creative use of color and other display parameters to extract maximum stratigraphic detail from 
        3D data.
•	Assess the use of seismic attributes for structural and stratigraphic interpretation as well as reservoir 
        characterization, and select appropriate attributes to meet project objectives.
•	Evaluate the potential for direct hydrocarbon indicators.
•	Design optimized interpretation workflow approaches to estimate reservoir properties such as net pay, 
        porosity, pore volume, and estimated ultimate recovery.
•	Assess the roles of cross-well imaging, VSP and micro-seismic data in reservoir characterization.
•	Investigate the role that pre-stack inversion can play in characterizing reservoirs.
•	Examine converted wave technologies and explain how they might be utilized to improve seismic imaging 
        and reservoir characterization.
•	Demonstrate the importance of geophysics and consciously communicate the value and necessity to their team.

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
  • Interpretation skills
  • Seismic resolution
  • Stratigraphic interpretation
  • Attribute work flows
  • Evaluate the potential for DHIs
  • Making sense of FLTs (“Funny Looking Things”)
  • Synthetic seismograms
  • 3D visualization
  • Export / transferring data from one package to another and having an awareness of pitfalls
  • AVO inversion, structural and spectral attributes, and multivariate analysis
  • Unconventional reservoir applications
  • Rock property prediction from seismic data
  • Incorporating micro-seismic data into the interpretation
  • Reservoir management
  • Overview of 4D seismic interpretation
  • Cross-well imaging
  • Construction of reservoir quality maps

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Rachel Newrick

Training Venue

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