|Seismic Interpretation - SI1|
|Basic Geophysics - BGP|
|Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion - SVDC|
|Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology - SSD|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Heloise Lynn, Walter Lynn
|This course is designed for those working with reflection seismic data to understand and appreciate the underlying principles and processes leading to final images and associated attributes. Basic seismic imaging principles and techniques are introduced at the outset of the class to establish the purpose, underlying principles, parameterization, and limitations of the various processing steps leading to final seismic images provided by current state-of-the-art imaging techniques. The course focuses on 3D seismic data. By the end of the course, the participant will understand and appreciate the many steps leading to final interpretable images and will be able to recognize possible problems introduced or not mitigated by the processing flow. Moreover, the participant will understand how seismic acquisition and data processing steps affect seismic amplitudes to assess their validity as input to various post-imaging seismic attribute and inversion processes. The lectures are complemented by many case-history examples, hands-on exercises and real-time data processing examples. Although mathematics is kept to a minimum, some understanding of 1D and 2D filtering is helpful. Course participants are encouraged to bring their own data examples for individual and group discussions. The material covered in this course provides essential basics to intermediate and specialized geophysics courses such as AVO Inversion and Attributes, Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization and Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir Characterization. Those who have had limited prior exposure to seismic data should consider taking Basic Geophysics for an introduction prior to taking this course.|
Seismic interpreters, geophysicists, geologists, and exploration team members who use seismic data and need to understand the purpose and implications of the data acquisition and processing steps that lead to the final seismic images and derivative attributes. Also, the course is appropriate to early-career processing geophysicists seeking a rigorous foundation of the principles of data processing and seismic imaging.
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.
DR. WALTER S. LYNN has over 33 years experience in the oil and gas industry specializing in seismic data processing and software development. During the 1980's, he worked with the R&D Department at Western Geophysical helping to solve acquisition and data processing problems associated with the explosive growth of 3D seismic exploration. During the 1990's, Walt oversaw the technical development for a large seismic contractor and later took over as President of PGS Data Processing. After leaving PGS in 2002, Walt has returned to his true passions - applied geophysical research and teaching. His multi-faceted experience over his career has involved him in geophysical problems in areas throughout the world. For the past decade, he has concentrated on the geophysical challenges associated with unconventional reservoir. He received a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, an M.S. in Geophysics from Oregon State University and an A.B. in Geology and Geophysics from Princeton.
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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