|Basic Petroleum Geology - BG|
|Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR|
|Seismic Interpretation - SI1|
|Basic Geophysics - BGP|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Nancy House, John Logel, Donald Macpherson, John Sumner
This course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the data and what they specifically represent. 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. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories that concretely 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. The course participants are given a thumb drive that contains the case histories, class exercises, and all of the extensive PowerPoint animations used in the classroom.
"The examples and learnings will surely help my effectiveness at work. Clearn and thorough explanation of basic concepts - this is necessary and appreciated!" - Geologist IT, Canada
"Enjoyed the technical depth of the course. Appreciated that it was not purely conceptual and that it went into the equations and math." - Geologist, United States
Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.
You Will Learn:
MS. NANCY HOUSE has been working as a geophysical interpreter (petroleum) for over 35 years for several major oil companies. She has a demonstrated capacity for acquiring, processing, and interpreting geophysical data for reservoir characterization, reserve calculation or exploration evaluation in technically difficult or geologically complex areas. As a technical leader, she has contributed to the development and cost effective use of emerging technologies for evaluating and understanding unconventional reservoirs. These include borehole and surface microseismic for understanding hydraulic fracture geometry for optimization of development of unconventional resources (tight sands or shale), use of VSPs, (zero offset, 2D, 3D and 4D) for reservoir characterization, sub-salt imaging, and low cost environmentally friendly seismic. Ms. House received a BA in Geology/Geophysics from the University of Wyoming and an MS in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines.
MR. JOHN LOGEL is a Geophysical Consultant to various organizations as a mentor/teacher and prospect reviewer. John's previous positions were as Chief Geoscientist North Sea for Talisman Energy Norge/UK in Aberdeen Scotland, the Lead Geophysicist in Norway, and Senior Geoscience Advisor for North American Operations in Calgary AB. Prior to Talisman, John held several technical management and advising positions with Anadarko Canada, and Petro-Canada in Calgary and before that he worked 19 years for Mobil in numerous assignments in Europe and North America. John has over 34 years of experience in the industry, and has worked on the discovery, delineation and development of several giant, world-class oil and gas fields throughout the world. His interests are in reservoir prediction and characterization from seismic data, understanding and quantifying risk. His latest emphasis has been in the adaptation of geophysical techniques to better understand, predict and exploit unconventional reservoirs effectively. He teaches enthusiastically and loves to develop technology and encourage professional growth. John is a professional Geophysicist and holds a BS and MS from the University of Iowa. He is a member of SEG, CSEG, APEGA, and AAPG. John has held several positions with the CSEG and the SEG serving on technical committees; is on the curriculum committee for the DoodleTrain (CSEG); held several session chair positions at conventions; and held positions on the international showcase. John has authored or co-authored over 50 professional papers. He also teaches professional development courses for PetroSkills in Basic Geophysics and AVO, Inversion and Attributes. On a personal side, John is active in his children's school and baseball clubs. He enjoys skiing, motor biking and bicycling in his spare time.
MR. DONALD MACPHERSON has been involved in all aspects of geophysical data acquisition, processing and interpretation. He had a long career with Mobil Oil company working in Calgary, Dallas, New Orleans and London. Throughout his career, he has participated in teaching courses in the technical aspects of geophysics and has always had a keen interest in bringing clarity and understanding of the tools of the trade to people that become involved in using and interpreting seismic data. He was the manager of the Mobil's Training Department in Dallas as well as the principle lecturer in the geophysical courses. He received a MSc in Geophysics and Isotope Geochemistry from the University of Alberta.
DR. JOHN SUMNER started Sumner Geophysics in 2003 after retiring from ExxonMobil. While at Exxon, he developed techniques in seismic interpretation, seismic modeling, and the direct identification of hydrocarbons. He taught at the University of California in Santa Cruz and at Lehigh University prior to joining the Exxon Production Research Company in 1977. He received a PhD in geophysics from Stanford University in 1971.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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