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Seismic Survey Design, Data Acquisition, and Processing

This course lays a strong foundation in design, acquisition and processing--the essential ingredients of successful oil and gas exploration.  As a result, participants will improve their effectiveness in planning, execution, and quality control of seismic data acquisition and processing.

Key elements of the course include: 

Imparting equal importance to acquisition and processing through a presentation of fundamental principles 

Appreciation of the limitations and pitfalls through case histories and calculations of design parameters 

Discussion of seismic survey design and processing flow for AVO or attribute analysis 

Explanation of proper use of amplitude scaling and deconvolution for AVO and attributes 

Demonstration of data improvement with static and dynamic corrections 

Presentation of the fundamentals of correlation, convolution, decon, filtering, and frequency spectra 

Explanations of seismic attributes, VSP, and Tau-P 

This course is designated for Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, supervisors, executives and managers who will be involved in the design/ execution and monitoring of seismic data acquisition and processing.

Target Competencies:

  • Design 2-D and 3-D Surveys 
  • Acquisition of Seismic Data
  • Processing of Seismic Data
  • Seismic Processing Flow Optimization

The course duration is approximately 50 hours.

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Seismic Velocity Analysis

The participants will be able to understand Physical factor that Influence Seismic Velocity, Concentrates on Velocity Measurements from reflection Data, Pre-processing, choice of Analysis Variables and Interpretation of results. 

The course is designed for the explorationist in need of accurate Depth Maps. Particularly helpful for the Geoscientist Investigating the spatially variable differences between Well Depths and Seismic Depth Maps. 

Target Competencies:

  • Seismic Velocity 
  • Velocity and Exploration Cycle
  • Well Velocities
  • Stacking Velocity

The course duration is approximately 20 hours .

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AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications

The subject of direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO has rapidly expanded to include AVO inversion, offset AVO inversion, and 4D AVO inversion.  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 and applicationists 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.

 This course is designated for 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.

Target Competencies:

  • Hydrocarbons and Seismic Image 
  • Hydrocarbon Indicators and AVO
  • Limits of Seismic Resolution 

The course duration is approximately 25 hours .

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AVO and Seismic Attributes: Principles and Application

How reliable and successful is your AVO or seismic attribute analysis? Did you know that not all AVO/seismic attribute anomalies are caused by oil and gas reservoirs? And that there is a whole range of natural and artificial factors that can influence AVO and attribute results? This course presents the basic principles of AVO and attribute analysis.  The participant is guided in: (i) selecting the correct processing techniques, (ii) determining whether an AVO analysis is at all applicable, and (iii) choosing the appropriate attributes for analysis.

EXERCISES: on rock properties, AVO Interpretation and cross-plotting techniques, thin bed thickness, absorption due to reservoir thickness, attribute selection, many other topics 

This course is designated for Interpreters, Geophysicists, Geologists, Technical Support Personnel, Seismic Processors, Exploration and Data Processing Managers, and Data Acquisition Managers

Target Competencies:

  • AVO and Seismic Attributes 
  • AVO Concept & Related Factors 
  • Petrophysics and AVO 

The course duration is approximately 25 hours.

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2D and 3D Seismic Data Interpretation for the Practicing Explorationist

This course will cover the main concepts underlying the interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic data, from its History, the methods of data acquisition, processing, visualization and software. Several mapping exercises will be done using seismic data - faults and horizons - and how they can be used to understand the structure, stratigraphy and geodynamics of a basin.

This course is designated for Explorationists who are engaged in seismic interpretation. Seismic processors who wish to be exposed to the interpretation techniques.

Target Competencies:

  • Seismic Interpreter
  • Interactive tracking 2D/3D 
  • Structure Interpretation 
  • Seismic Stratigraphy
  • Statigraphic Interpretation

The course duration is approximately 20 hours.

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Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology

This Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology Course intermediate level covers the proper interpretation of seismic data requires and the understanding of the underlying seismic model.  Top-notch interpreters understand the manner in which seismic data are affected by earth structure and stratigraphy, as well as by approaches used to acquire, process, and image them.  By understanding when a seismic section is a good representation of a geologic cross-section, the interpreter can assess the reliability of his seismic data.  Furthermore, by appreciating the value of seismic modeling and inversion, he can utilize those technologies to verify the reasonability of his interpretation and to achieve additional insight into subsurface geology.   This course also discusses analysis techniques such as Fourier spectra to enable him to evaluate the potential of his data and to communicate with specialists who use these techniques.  This course introduces modern seismic imaging technology by providing an integrated approach to seismic modeling, acquisition, processing, and migration technologies.  The material is presented in sufficient detail to enable the graduate to determine whether an existing data set meets his exploration needs and, if it does not, to work with specialists to reprocess it or to acquire a new data set that meets his needs.  The lectures are complemented by many case-history examples and by a large number of hands-on exercises.  

Target Competencies:

  • Seismic Acquisition Processing
  • Seismic Acquisition Modeling
  • Seismic Survey Design 
  • Seismic Attribute Analysis 

The course duration is approximately 25 hours.

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Quantitative Seismic Interpretation (QSI)

This course provides an understanding of the evolving role of Seismic Petrophysics through the use of amplitude variations with offset or angle (AVO/AVA), Attributes, and Inversion Techniques. Understanding Rock Physics and the behaviour of the Propagating Seismic Waves represents an integral part of the course, especially in the context of specific applications including enhanced Seismic Interpretation, Rock and Fluid Characterization, including Hydrocarbon Identification and Quantification, Fracture identification, and Stress/ Geomechanical Analysis. Course concepts are enhanced by numerous practical exercises and case studies.

Target Competencies:

  • Fundamentals of Seismic Wave Propagation
  • Elastic Properties 
  • AVO/AVA Analysis 
  • Seismic Attribute Analysis
  • Seismic Survey Design 

The course duration is approximately 30 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.