Basic Geophysics & Seismic Interpretation

Business context A profitable development of an oil or gas field starts with a good understanding of the
subsurface, for which geophysical techniques are essential. During this course an overview is given of the geophysical methods deployed in the oil industry with main emphasis on the seismic reflection technique. Aspects of seismic data acquisition and processing will be treated, followed by interpretation and quantitative methods. Lectures are complemented by extensive exercises.

Who should attend
Petroleum engineers and geologists/geophysicists involved with exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs?

Content of the program
- Summary of non-seismic method
- Key elements of surveying
- Introduction of wave propagation and seismic velocities and rock properties
- Practical aspects of seismic acquisition
- Overview of seismic pre-processing, statics, velocity analysis and migration
- Well geophysics
- Structural interpretation
- Stratigraphic interpretation
- Time to depth conversion
- Quantitative interpretation, including hydrocarbon effects
- Seismic artifacts
- Uncertainties
- New developments

Learning methods and tools
At the end of the course, participants will have gained basic insight into essential geophysical concepts. Exercises are aimed at reinforcing the acquired knowledge in a practical context. The major interpretation exercises are aimed at gaining insight into most geological environments. Extensive course notes will be handed out and used during the course. A suitable textbook can be handed out after consultation with customers.

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