|Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy: A Sequence-Wavelet Analysis Exploration-Exploitation Workshop - ADS|
|Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: A Basin Scale Regional Exploration Workshop - ISS|
|Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir Characterization - ASAF|
|Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional Plays - FAMS|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Heloise Lynn, Ken Mahrer
For surface seismic, participants will learn to evaluate azimuthal seismic in fractured reservoirs or resource intervals needing hydro-fracturing. The course presents reflection seismic and microseismic acquisition-design, processing, interpretation, and integrating support data narrow-azimuth seismic, well logs, production tests, VSPs, and core work. For microseismic, participants will learn the strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and benefits of microseismic imaging of hydraulic fractures.
"All young/old earth scientists in unconventionals need this course. I enjoyed thinking about the more complex levels of how to model AVO, and the azimuthal cases." - Geophysicist
"Amazing, very knowledgeable and great instructor." - Geophysicist IT
For surface seismic, experienced geoscientists working seismic to evaluate unconventional resources, and/or fractured reservoirs that require hydraulic stimulation. For microseismic, all professionals using microseismicity to plan, monitor, evaluate, and diagnose stimulations will find this course useful.
You Will Learn:
Dr. HELOISE LYNN has 32 years' consulting experience within the industry on multi-component, multi-azimuth, and anisotropic topics. During these decades, she has used VSP multi-component data and other support data, with 3D multi-azimuth multi-component surveys, and passive seismic monitoring during hydro-frac, to make maps of reservoir properties of interest. During the last 20 years, she has worked more than 28 3D PP wide-azimuth field data surveys and/or 3D multicomponent surveys acquired, processed, and interpreted for seismic anisotropy, to map fracture azimuth, fracture density, and in-situ stress state, as the lead geophysicist assigned to the project. Before becoming a consultant, she worked for 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 an MS in Exploration Geophysics from Stanford University, and a BA in Geology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
DR. KENNETH D. MAHRER specializes in integrating the microseismic response from a hydraulic fracture stimulation, the engineering of the stimulation, and all other pertinent data to create the best available, ground-truth picture of the hydraulic fracture stimulation. Dr. Mahrer is a scientist who communicates with engineers. Since his Ph.D., he has held numerous significant positions including two postdoctoral fellowships in fracture mechanics; teaching geophysics and geology at the University of New Mexico, where he won awards for effective teaching; Principal Geophysicist at Teledyne Geotech where he helped pioneer the commercial applicability of microseismic monitoring; Principal Geophysicist at Southwest Research Institute, developing a controlled, borehole seismic source and investigating fluid-induced seismicity; Consultant with Branagan and Associates, the first group to deploy a multi-level, fiber-optic cabled geophone array for microseismicity monitoring; Consultant with the US Bureau of Reclamation, recording, mapping, and characterizing microseismicity induced by the world's deepest, continuous, high-pressure injection well; and Principal Geophysicist at Weatherford International, recording, mapping, and interpreting stimulation-induced microseismicity. His present position is Chief Scientist at Sigma Cubed, Inc., mapping, interpreting, and integrating stimulation-induced microseismicity. Dr. Mahrer has many reports and publications on microseismicity and hydraulic fracturing, in addition to giving numerous presentations. He has been a technical editor for the SEG and the SPE and has written a column on technical writing (THE WRITER's BLOCK) for the SEG journal The Leading Edge. Dr. Mahrer holds an AB in physics (Miami Univ.), an MS in physics (Univ. of Colorado), and a Ph.D. in geophysics (Stanford Univ.).
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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