|Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology - SSD|
|Basic Geophysics - BGP|
|Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion - SVDC|
|Seismic Interpretation - SI1|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Peter Bartok, John Logel, Tom Temples
Can I observe the reservoir on seismic? How large is the reservoir? Did the well cut a fault? Can seismic help me tie a set of wells? What kind of a structural trap did I drill into? Is the structure valid or a seismic artifact? Are these reflections real or multiples? How can I combine structural and stratigraphic interpretations to develop a structural and depositional history? How does seismic data acquisition and processing impact my interpretation? Will my well encounter hazards such as abnormal pressure or shallow gas? The participant learns to answer these and related questions by gaining an understanding of the seismic system, its limitations and pitfalls, and by interpreting 2D and 3D seismic examples of structural and stratigraphic features associated with actively producing hydrocarbon areas.
For the virtual session, course hours will be 0800-1200 CST (GMT - 6:00) each day.
"Thought it covered the subject adequately and was a worthwhile course." - Geophysicist, United States
"Liked explanations of how to actually interpret the data." - Senior Geologist, United States
"Understanding more about the physics of seismic, and seeing various geologic settings and how to interpret them with seismic." - Geologist, United Kingdom
Geologists, geophysicists, and engineers who want to use seismic data for petroleum exploration and/or production. Familiarity with geological terminology will be helpful.
You Will Learn:
MR. PETER BARTOK is an Adjunct Professor of Geology at the University of Houston and a Petroleum Exploration Consultant with research interests in unconventional shale resources, complex salt tectonics, and the application of rock physics to exploration. His experience with BP included project management for Latin America and US Chief Onshore Geologist as well as research investigations related to high sensitivity aeromagnetics in Europe, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. He also performed studies on the role of CO2 and diagenesis in the sub-salt of the southern North Sea. He has evaluated prospects in over 40 basins of the world in Latin America, Europe, China and West Africa. He defined the exploration technique that led to the discovery of the Pinda carbonates in Angola. Mr. Bartok received BS and MS degrees from the State University of New York. He has worked as a geophysicist for over 20 years and has published over 20 articles.
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.
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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