|AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications - AVO|
|Seismic Acquisition Field Techniques - Theory and Practice - SFT|
|3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization - SARC|
|Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir Characterization - ASAF|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Heloise Lynn
|The course is designed to enable you to perform professional geophysical work to evaluate fractured reservoirs and/or reservoirs that require hydro-fracturing to produce. The emphasis of the lectures is steered to the participants' work assignments. Field data case histories and laboratory data illustrate the principles of using azimuthal travel times for in-situ horizontal stress evaluation, and azimuthal prestack amplitudes for natural fractures that flow fluids. The course covers acquisition design and Q/C, azimuthal processing, interpretation, and modeling to test different interpretations. The skills that you will learn will also involve integrating the support data - well logs, production testing, VSP, core work - with your reflection seismic data. Each section of the course is supported with a classroom exercise. The skills you will learn include the comprehension of the two types of seismic anisotropy that affect seismic data. You will learn how to identify and to employ anisotropy in order to accomplish your reservoir-related goals. Seismic anisotropy is everywhere in the layered sedimentary rocks, but in the past, geophysicists have often ignored it, sometimes because they didn't collect the data that reveal its presence, and other times because they didn't understand the benefits that properly recorded and processed anisotropic data provide. The class is usually designed as lectures in the morning, with field-data analysis in the afternoons. If the course is taught as an in-house course with your own properly acquired and properly processed 3D data, then software applications useful for fractured reservoir analysis will be used during the class. Hands-on exercises are included in the class, so that each participant learns by doing the analysis.|
Geophysicists assigned to evaluate fractured reservoirs; also, geoscientists assigned to evaluate resource plays hydro-fractured for production. Multicomponent seismology, as well as azimuthal P-P, is offered in the course, because the recording of both the P- and the S-wave is extremely beneficial for fractured reservoir analysis and/or resource plays. The introductory lectures are also suitable for geologists and reservoir engineers who wish to know how seismic data can help them to understand the 'plumbing' of the reservoir and the in-situ stress state of the reservoir. The course is designed for the working interpretation geophysicist/geo-scientist, who is assigned to evaluate reservoir(s).
You Will Learn:
Dr. HELOISE LYNN has 30 years' consulting experience within the industry on multi-component, multi-azimuth, and anisotropic topics. She has interest in uses of VSP multi-component data in conjunction with 3D multi-azimuth multi-component surveys, and passive seismic monitoring during hydro-frac. During the last 20 years, she has worked more than 25 3D PP wide-azimuth field data surveys and/or 3D multicomponent surveys acquired, processed, and interpreted for seismic anisotropy, in order to learn fracture azimuth, fracture density, and in-situ stress state, as the lead geophysicist assigned to the project. Her oil company experience includes seismic and other geophysics work within such companies as Amoco, British Petroleum, and Texaco. Since 1984 she has been operating her own company, Lynn Incorporated, in which she does Seismic Geophysical Consulting. Heloise holds a PhD in Geophysics and MS in Exploration Geophysics from Stanford University, and a BA in Geology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
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.
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