|Seismic Interpretation - SI1|
|Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology - SSD|
|3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization - SARC|
|AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications - AVO|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): John Logel, Donald Macpherson, Tom Temples
The subject of direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO has rapidly expanded to include AVO inversion, offset AVO inversion, and 4D AVO inversion. A significant part of the course deals with rock physics as it relates to the other topics in the course. Further insight into the seismic data is supplied by looking at seismic attributes. The technology has provided the interpreter with a very new and exciting package of tools that allow us to look at the seismic image as being truly representative of both the rock properties and the pore filling material. This course is intended to provide the users with a clear and useable understanding of the current state of these technologies. The focus of the course is on both understanding and application. Exercises: Each topic in the course outline is reinforced by an exercise that gives the participants many practical and simple methods of integrating the course material into their everyday work. One personal computer is supplied, at added cost, for every two participants.
"I should have taken this class much earlier in my career. It covered subjects that I am exposed to everyday, and now I have a more complete undstanding of these subjects." - Geophysicist, United States
"As a geomodeller, the extractions on rock properties e.g. porosity volume to be used as soft data to populate my model have been very useful." - Geoscientist, Nigeria
Geophysicists, geologists, explorationists, seismic interpreters, technical support personnel, seismic data processors, exploration, production, and acquisition managers who need a clear understanding of the details of implementation and application of this technology.
You Will Learn:
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 Europe 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. TOM J. TEMPLES is a consulting geologist and geophysicist with over 30 years of experience in geology, geophysics, health and safety relating to both the petroleum and environmental industries. He is an adjunct professor at Clemson University and was formerly a Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. He has extensive experience in subsurface mapping, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, seismic interpretation, petroleum geology, and geophysics. He is a former Vice President and Exploration Manager of independent oil producers where he was responsible for exploration and generation of prospects for drilling as well as the risk assessment and budget preparation. Prior to this he was Senior Geotechnical Advisor to the Department of Energy and served in various capacities with Texaco. He received a B.S. from Clemson University, a MS from University of Georgia and a PhD from the University of South Carolina.
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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