training specialists to the upstream oil and gas industry

Introduction to Petroleum Geophysics

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Course overview

The course provides a mostly non-mathematical introduction to the fundamental principles and current practices of petroleum geophysics, and is suitable for management as well as non-technical and technical staff. Participants will develop the ability to communicate intelligently with geophysicists at a basic, but practical level to improve cross- and inter- discipline integration and efficiency. Lectures are supplemented with simple exercises and case histories throughout the tailorable course.

The course is designed for

  • Geologists, Engineers and Technical Staff working with/for Geophysicists
  • Non Technical Managers
  • Technical Support Staff entering the industry
  • Students considering a career in geophysics
  • Teachers/Instructors considering adding geophysics to their subject matter

Course outline

Seismic Interpretation & Mapping

Objectives & Pitfalls
Ambiguity & Uncertainty
Map Making Exercise

Direct Hydrocarbon Detection

Rock & Fluid Properties
Seismic Attributes & AVO
Seismic Inversion & Reservoir Characterisation
Case Histories

Time Lapse (4D) Seismic

Reservoir Monitoring & Management

Gravity, Magnetics and Microseismic Methods

Subsurface Imaging

The Layered Earth
Elastic Wave Propagation
Simplifying Assumptions
Time Domain Essentials

Seismic Wavelet and Reflection Concepts

The Reflection Point
The Seismic Wavelet: Amplitude, Phase, Interference & Tuning
Seismic Resolution

Seismic Data Acquisition

2D v. 3D
Land, Marine & In Between

Seismic Velocities

Definitions and Assumptions
Measuring/Estimating Velocities
Seismic to Well Calibration
Time to Depth Conversion

Seismic Data Processing

Data Conditioning and “Corrections”
Use of Models
Seismic Migration


Location Start Date End Date Cost Trainer Book
Upon request     £2,950 Jeffrey Johnson Make enquiry

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