Petroleum Geophysics for Non-Geophysicists
|13 October 2019 - 17 October 2019||Dubai||$ 4,150||Register →|
Who should attend?
Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data as a communication vehicle.
About the course
The course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the data and what it exactly represents. One of the key goals of the course is to explain the large and confusing amount of "jargon" that is used by the Geophysical community when they use seismic data as a communication vehicle. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories that graphically illustrate the principles in the course material. These are updated with every course presentation to keep up with the rapidly developing technology in this field. Each section of the course is supported with a classroom exercise.
You will learn to
- Obtain an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the seismic method, and the costs and risks involved, and how to reduce these
- Be able to communicate more effectively with petroleum geophysicists
- Understand the meaning of seismic maps and sections and know how to judge the quality and limitations of these important exploration tools
- Gain an overview of the latest developments in seismic technology
- Apply new-found knowledge to a series of simple illustrative exercises to aid understanding and gain confidence in use
- Know what types of questions to ask in order to assess the quality of a seismic project
- The nature of seismic data
- What is propagating?
- What causes seismic reflections and how they relate to rock properties including pore filling material
- The wavelet in the seismic data and its limit of resolution
- Seismic velocities as they relate to rock properties and the imaging process
- The relationship between seismic velocities and pore pressure
- Pore pressure prediction
- Seismic data processing and seismic migration
- Prestack, poststack, time and depth imaging
- Direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO
- Seismic inversion for rock and fluid properties
- Seismic attributes
- Time lapse reservoir monitoring
- Recent developments in seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation