Geology Modules

  • Petroleum Geology
  • Basic Geology - Introduction
  • Phases of Conventional Exploration and Development
  • Petroleum Geology - Tools and Techniques
  • Foundation Geological Concepts
  • Sedimentary Geology - Depositional Controls for Carbonate Reservoir Rocks
  • Sedimentary Geology - Depositional Controls for Clastic Reservoir Rocks
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Petroleum System - Overview and Source
  • Petroleum System - Reservoir and Seal
  • Petroleum System - Trap and Timing
  • Petroleum System - Examples
  • Unconventional Petroleum Resources

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

In this skill module you will learn about Earth structure and plate tectonics; types of rocks, the rock cycle, clastic, biogenic, and chemical source sedimentary rocks. Historical geology depositional environments and global vs. regional stratigraphy.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, or the role of technical departments in oil and gas operations, and/or be able to understand and use the language of the oilfield.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The Earth's structure, continental drift, and plate tectonics role in oil and gas exploration
  • Rock types and classification in an oil and gas context
  • The relationship between depositional environments and geological settings
  • The importance of historical geology to finding oil and gas accumulations
  • The relative age of rocks and how we date the rocks and understand the paleo climate
  • The relationships between global and regional stratigraphy

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 5 hours


FEE: $395

 


DESIGNED FOR petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, petrotechnical support, and all types of administrative and logistical support personnel.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The main elements and processes that comprise the petroleum system
  • The phases and stages of exploration, field development, and production for conventional oil and gas fields
  • The main phases of the exploration and development process for unconventional resources
  • Key technological developments in the history of the oil and gas industry and their impact on petroleum geology

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This module explains the Exploration and Production (E&P) Cycle. In the first part of the module, a brief overview of the Exploration and Production (E&P) Cycle is given. In the second part of the module, the Exploration Phase of Conventional Projects is described, including the progression from regional basin studies to Exploration Play Concept development, the delineation of Exploration Leads, and the definition of drillable Prospects. The third part of the module describes the Conventional Field Development process, which consists of four Stages:


1) Discovery and Initial Appraisal of the accumulation

2) Full Appraisal

3) Primary Development of the field

4) Enhanced Recovery.

 

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in petroleum exploration and production who needs to understand or communicate with others about petroleum geology concepts at a basic level

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

 

Explain the concept of the Exploration and Production or E&P Cycle

 

Understand the steps in the Exploration Process and the work done in each:

  • Play Concept Definition
  • Lead Identification
  • Prospect Definition

Describe the four Stages of Conventional Field Development:

  • Discovery and Initial Appraisal
  • Full Appraisal
  • Primary Development
  • Enhanced Recovery

 

Understand the concept of Reservoir Flow Units as the basis for a common industry technique of reservoir zonation

 

 

 

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DURATION: approximately 5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This module explains basic concepts of key tools and techniques used by geoscientists in the exploration and development of petroleum resources. Topics covered include seismic data, drilling and completions, and formation evaluation. The main points of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which are widely used in the development of unconventional resource plays, are presented. Also covered in this module is the estimation of reserves and resources.

 

 


DESIGNED FOR petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, technical support, and administrative personnel

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The basic concepts of 2D and 3D Seismic Data and how it is used to investigate the subsurface
  • How seismic data is acquired, processed, and displayed for visualization and interpretation
  • How to identify various types of drilling rigs and key pieces of equipment used in drilling, including bits, and how they function
  • How to understand the main points of the drilling process, including the basics of horizontal and directional drilling
  • The basics of how a well is completed, including through hydraulic fracturing and other techniques of reservoir stimulation
  • How rock and hydrocarbon information is gathered during the drilling of a well through mudlogging, coring, wireline logging, and testing
  • Basic concepts of reserves and resource estimation
  • How to use the Volumetric Method to estimate Hydrocarbons in Place

 

 

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DURATION: approx. 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module provides an introduction to basic geological concepts that form the foundation for petroleum geology. There are three sections:

 

1. The Rock Cycle, focusing on the rocks and minerals that comprise the Earth's crust

2. Geological Time and Stratigraphy

3. Plate Tectonics and Sedimentary Basin Evolution


Knowledge of these basic geologic concepts is crucial preparation for understanding petroleum geology in the overall process of petroleum exploration and production for both conventional and unconventional resources.

 

DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level or to communicate with others about it

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The Rock Cycle, including the three kinds of rocks and how they form
  • How to differentiate between a mineral and a rock, and how to distinguish one mineral from another based on physical properties
  • Key concepts of geological time and the difference between relative and radiometric geological time
  • Stratigraphic principles and the difference between lithostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy
  • How sequence stratigraphic analysis aids in the characterization of petroleum systems
  • Key concepts of plate tectonics, including seafloor spreading and plate margin types
  • The main types of sedimentary basins and their evolution in the context of plate tectonics

 

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DURATION: approx. 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

The basic concepts of Sedimentary Geology, including depositional controls for sedimentary rocks, form an essential part of the foundation for Petroleum Geology. Reservoir Rock is one of the essential elements of a Petroleum System, and because Reservoir Rock quality and thickness attributes are often closely tied to depositional origin, Geologists need to understand the main depositional controls and be knowledgeable of key depositional environments in order to properly characterize Reservoir Rocks and predict their distribution. This skill module introduces depositional controls and the main depositional environments for Carbonate Reservoir Rocks. Important post-depositional diagenetic processes affecting Carbonate Reservoir Rock quality are also introduced.

 

DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level or to communicate with others about it.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The main depositional controls for carbonate (e.g., limestone) reservoir rock distribution and how they differ from clastics (e.g., sandstone)
  • Classification system for carbonate rocks
  • To describe the models for key depositional environments of carbonate sediments
  • To distinguish the textural characteristics of carbonate deposits in different settings and describe the implications for reservoir quality and trends
  • The main diagenetic processes affecting carbonate rocks and their impact on reservoir quality

 

 

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DURATION: approx. 5 hours


FEE: $395

 

The basic concepts of Sedimentary Geology, including depositional controls for sedimentary rocks, form an essential part of the foundation for Petroleum Geology. Reservoir Rock is one of the essential elements of a Petroleum System, and because Reservoir Rock quality and thickness attributes are often closely tied to depositional origin, Geologists need to understand the main depositional controls and be knowledgeable of key depositional environments in order to properly characterize Reservoir Rocks and predict their distribution. This skill module introduces depositional controls and the main depositional environments for Clastic Reservoir Rocks, a category that comprises mainly sandstone and conglomerate.


DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level or to communicate with others about it.


YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The main depositional controls for clastic (e.g., sandstone) reservoir rock distribution
  • Categories and classification systems for clastic rocks
  • To describe the models for key depositional environments of clastic rocks, including onshore river and desert settings, marginal marine beach and delta settings, and deep water submarine fan settings
  • To distinguish the grain size characteristics of clastic deposits in different settings and describe the implications for reservoir quality and trends

 

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DURATION: approximately 2 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

In this skill module you will learn about basins and plays, unconventional resources, and petroleum systems. You will also learn about structural stratigraphic traps and reservoir mapping.

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, or the role of technical departments in oil and gas operations, and/or be able to understand and use the language of the oilfield.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Exploration concepts
  • Elements of a successful petroleum system
  • Key differences between unconventional and conventional petroleum systems
  • Different types of structural traps
  • Different types of stratigraphic traps
  • Features of structural contour and isopach maps

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is presented in two parts. The first part provides an introduction and overview of the petroleum system concept. The essential elements and processes of a petroleum system are summarized, and the importance of their timing is emphasized and explained. The second part explains the basic concepts of source rock characteristics and quality, as well as the processes of source rock thermal maturation and hydrocarbon generation. The main depositional controls for both siliciclastic shale and carbonate source rocks are also introduced.


DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level or to communicate with others about it.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The basic elements and processes of the petroleum system concept
  • The characteristics of high-quality source rocks and the concepts to TOC% (Total Organic Carbon Content) and kerogen type
  • The differences between oil and gas source rocks
  • The different measures for source rock maturity and how these are used to define the hydrocarbon generation history of source rock units
  • The main depositional controls for clastic and carbonate source rocks and the importance of anoxic conditions for the accumulation of organic source rock material

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is presented in two parts, focusing on two essential elements of the Petroleum System. The first part explains the basic concepts of reservoir rock characteristics and describes key depositional and post-depositional factors impacting reservoir quality. Clastic, carbonate, and naturally fractured reservoirs are introduced, including field examples. The second part explains the basic concepts of seal rock characteristics and quality. Different types of seals, including fault seals, are considered and depositional controls for examples of key seal lithologies are described.


DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level or to communicate with others about it.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The concepts of reservoir porosity and permeability
  • Controls on reservoir quality by texture
  • Post-depositional and diagenetic processes that affect Reservoir Quality
  • Classification systems for clastic and carbonate reservoir rocks
  • The concept of net pay
  • The different types of naturally fractured reservoirs and the concept of dual porosity systems
  • The concepts of seal rock characteristics and quality
  • The different types of fault seals, including juxtaposition and fault smear seals

 

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DURATION: approx. 5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is presented in two parts, focusing on two essential processes of the Petroleum System. The first part begins by covering basic concepts of structural geology and then explains the essential process of petroleum trap formation. Both structural and stratigraphic traps are described with field examples provided. The second part explains the essential process of hydrocarbon generation and migration, emphasizing the importance of the timing of the process relative to the timing of trap formation.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand or communication with others about Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

 

  • Identify, describe, and understand the formation of key geological fold and fault structures
  • Describe principle stress configurations and the implications for the orientation of fractures and faults
  • Explain the concept of strike and dip for characterizing the orientation of geologic strata and structures
  • Explain the difference between structural and stratigraphic trap
  • Recognize uncertainties associated with fault trap
  • Describe the types of structural traps associated with extentional, compressional, and strike slip tectonic settings
  • Explain the meaning of timely maturation and migration and the concept of "critical moment" for a petroleum system

 

 

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DURATION: approx. 3 hours


FEE: $295

 

To reinforce the petroleum system concepts presented in other Basic Petroleum Geology – Petroleum System skill modules, this module describes examples of petroleum systems. The first part focuses on examples of Marine Basin Petroleum Systems, characterized by marine shale source rocks. The second part of the module provides an example of a Terrestrial Basin Petroleum System, characterized by a lake or lacustrine shale source rocks.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in Petroleum Exploration and Production who needs to understand or communication with others about Petroleum Geology concepts at a basic level

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Describe the North Sea Central Graben as an example of a vertically drained marine basin petroleum system
  • List elements of the North Sea Central Graben petroleum system, explain its timing, and define its critical moment
  • Describe the Ekofisk Field as an example of the North Sea Central Graben petroleum system
  • Describe the East Venezuela Basin as an example of a laterally drained marine basin petroleum system
  • Describe the Songliao Basin, NE China as an example of a terrestrial basin petroleum system
  • List elements of the Songliao Basin petroleum system, explain its timing, and define its critical moment
  • Describe the Daan Field as an example of the Songliao Basin petroleum system

 

 

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DURATION: approx. 3 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module provides an introduction to the petroleum geology of Unconventional Resources, which are an increasingly important part of the oil and gas industry.

 

The first part of the skill module explains the basic concepts of unconventional resources, and the key differences between conventional fields and unconventional resources. The geology and technological factors controlling productivity for unconventional resources are described, and essential operational technologies, including horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracturing are discussed.

 

To highlight and reinforce the basic concepts of unconventional shale resource plays, the second part of the skill module focuses on two case studies; first, the Eagle Ford Shale Play of southeast Texas; and second, the Niobrara Shale Play of Colorado-Wyoming, as an example of a “shale hybrid play.”

 

 

DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in petroleum exploration and production who needs to understand petroleum geology concepts at a basic level or to communicate with others about it.

 


YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Explain what is meant by an Unconventional Resource and how it differs from a Conventional Field
  • List the geologic factors controlling productivity of Unconventional Resource plays
  • Recognize the importance of Geomechanical Factors, in particular Stress Field Orientation
  • Describe key aspects of Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing technologies as they relate to Shale Resource Plays
  • Explain the concept of a Shale Hybrid Play
  • Describe key technical developments that have led to increased productivity from Shale Plays and be cognizant of World Oil and Gas Shale Resource Estimates  

 

 

 

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Geophysics Modules

  • Nature of Seismic Image
  • Geological Association with Seismic Reflections
  • Seismic Data Acquisition
  • Wavelet in the Seismic Data and Limits on Resolution
  • Seismic Velocities
  • Overview of Seismic Data Processing
  • Seismic Migration
  • Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators
  • Amplitude vs. Offset
  • Seismic Inversion
  • Attributes
  • Seismic Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Seismic Mapping Fundamentals

DURATION: approx. 4 hours
 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module explains at the awareness level how to identify a seismic image and how it relates to geology. Also explained are how seismic images are formed and displayed and the differences in analyzing seismic images in time and depth domains.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Differentiate between depth and time
  • Identify how a seismic image is displayed
  • Describe how a seismic image is formed
  • Identify a seismic image
  • Explain how a seismic image relates to geology


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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 3 hours
 

FEE: $395

 

The key to using or interpreting seismic data is to relate it to the geology and prospectivity. This skill module is designed to explain the basics of what is called the seismic process.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Describe the lithology and how it relates to the seismic image
  • Relate the logs to the seismic data
  • Identify the effect of pore filling material on velocity and density

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
 

FEE: $250

 

This skill module explains the seismic data acquisition process and components for marine and land data. Also included is a comparison of the costs of seismic data acquisition for marine and land data.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Describe the marine configuration for a 3D survey including: Components used for data acquisition, Arrays to attenuate noise, Bin gathering as a CMP assemblage of reflections
  • Describe the land configuration for a 3D survey including Bin gathering for a land 3D survey
  • Compare the costs of 2D and 3D surveys

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module explains why the vertical resolution of the seismic data is a critical issue and how the resolution is controlled by the propagating wavelet that is generated by the acquisition parameters. The skill module also discusses the recorded wavelet and its phases and the data display polarity and display conventions.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Identify why the vertical resolution of the seismic data is a critical issue
  • Explain how the resolution is controlled by the propagating wavelet that is generated by the acquisition parameters
  • Identify the recorded wavelet and its phase
  • Describe the data display polarity and display conventions

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module explains how velocity can be estimated by the seismic image construction and used as an approximation to derive a depth converted geologic model from time imaged seismic or a depth image seismic. The skill module also explains how to directly measure depth vs. vertical seismic travel time through Check Shot Surveys and Vertical Seismic Profiles and how vertical seismic profiling can be extended to 2, 3, and even 4 dimensions to tie the other direction of velocity to the seismic image.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Identify seismic imaging velocities and how they are used to construct the seismic image
  • Describe how imaging velocities are derived from the stacking process
  • Describe velocity spectrum and how it applies to stacking and migrating the data
  • Explain the relationship between depth and time and the ambiguity between the two domains
  • Recognize overpressure in the seismic data
  • Identify the jargon associated with anisotropy
  • Recognize how a vertical seismic profile directly measures the time to depth relationship at various depths in a well bore and how that facilitates tying it into seismic

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module explains the concept of seismic processing flow and deconvolution. The skill module also explains what the processors do to produce the seismic image.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Describe processing flow
  • Explain the concept of deconvolution
  • Identify what the processors do to produce the seismic image

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours


FEE: $250

 

In this skill module, we will discuss the process of forming the seismic image by migration. There are several ways to migrate the data, including post-stack, pre-stack, time, and depth migration. For this skill module, Kirchhoff migration is used as a word picture for the process of allowing constructive and destructive interference to build the migrated image. Other methods will be discussed with their pros and cons.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Identify migrated displays
  • Describe the matrix of "icons" explaining migration in time, depth, pre-stack, and post-stack
  • Explain the relevance of each seismic migration domain
  • Identify the "best" seismic migration domain

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module explains that the effect of hydrocarbons as a pore filling material in our seismic data is at the core of seismic interpretation. This skill module also includes a section on rock physics.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Explain the effect of hydrocarbons in the seismic data
  • Detect hydrocarbons in the seismic data
  • Describe rock physics

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 3.5 hours


FEE: $395

 

Amplitude variation with offset is used to modify risk in hydrocarbon prospects. This skill module introduces the concept, process, and application of the technology.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Define amplitude variation with offset/angle (AVO/AVA)
  • Make approximations to the Zoeporitz equations, including Aki-Richards and Shuey's equation
  • Identify the Rutherford and Williams classifications
  • Describe slope, intercept, and the fluid line
  • Describe the methods for prestack inversion, including Simultaneous Inversion, Elastic Impedance and Extended Elastic Impedance, Lambda Rho and Mu Rho

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 3 hours


FEE: $395

 

What is done to the data is very simple, but the impact on our interpretation has become a huge issue. In this skill module, we learn to 'inverse' the seismic data into a rock property, specifically impedance. Also discussed is the types of inversion algorithms and their application.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Explain the seismic inversion processes, both forward and inverse
  • Identify relative and absolute impedance in seismic inversion
  • Identify the inversion algorithms and their application

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours


FEE: $250

 

Seismic data is typically not viewed in frequency or phase domain, but they are becoming popular displays. This skill module introduces the concept of Attributes and explains what they are and how they are used to determine prospectivity of hydrocarbons.


DESIGNED FOR 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:

  • Define attributes
  • Identify the importance of attributes
  • Describe spectral decomposition attributes
  • Explain spectral notching
  • Identify the concepts of attenuation and Q
  • Describe the Hilbert Transform attributes
  • List the multi-trace attributes
  • Describe the coherency attribute
  • Describe the curvature attribute
  • Explain the application of self-organizing maps in predicting reservoir rock properties
  • Identify the duplicity of attributes
  • Relate how the application of attributes is far more important to know than the different types of attributes

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module explains why unconventional reservoirs are becoming increasingly important and how we can use conventional geophysical tools for their analysis. We also learn that ‘brittleness’ is the most important rock physics property and how to perform seismic analysis for unconventional reservoirs properties to contribute to sweetspot highgrading. Finally, the skill module explains the concept of microseismic recording, microseismic monitoring, and explains how the microseismic is interpreted using Hodograms in source orientation determination.


DESIGNED FOR 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:

  • Identify rock physics for shale reservoirs
  • Describe seismic analysis for unconventional reservoirs
  • Describe microseismic, including surface and subsurface recording arrays
  • Describe source (event) recording and location detection
  • Describe three component recording
  • Identify the role of Hodograms in source orientation
  • Identify the importance of microseismic monitoring in different stress areas

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 6 hours


FEE: $795

 

This interpretation exercise incorporates all aspects, from start to finish, in interpreting a 3D data set, including the final conversion to depth. Several discussion points on tying faults and the style of contouring are including.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Identify the layout of a 3D seismic survey
  • Turn the interpretation into a data reduction process, resulting in an interpretation and a structural map originally in time

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online