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3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization

Coventry Academy -  3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization

Course Schedules

 08-12 Jul 2024
 04-08 Nov 2024

Training course overview

The exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon reserves from beneath the Earth's surface have long been marked by technological innovation. One such advancement that has transformed the industry is the integration of 3D seismic attributes for reservoir characterization. In the relentless pursuit of better understanding and optimizing subsurface reservoirs, these attributes have emerged as powerful tools.

Seismic attributes serve as the bridge between raw seismic data and insightful reservoir understanding. By analyzing various attributes derived from seismic data, geoscientists and engineers can unlock hidden geological features, fluid behaviors, and rock properties. This analytical approach transcends the traditional seismic interpretation, enabling a deeper comprehension of reservoir complexities.

This course, "3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization," is meticulously crafted to immerse participants in the world of seismic attributes. With a focus on their application in reservoir characterization, this course aims to equip professionals with the skills to interpret, analyze, and integrate seismic attribute data into reservoir models. By the course's end, participants will be empowered to make informed decisions and predictions, contributing to optimized reservoir management and exploration strategies.

What are the goals?

By the end of this course, participants will achieve the following goals:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of seismic attributes and their significance in reservoir characterization.
  • Gain proficiency in various seismic attribute analysis techniques, from basics to advanced applications.
  • Learn to interpret and correlate seismic attributes with subsurface geological features.
  • Acquire the ability to estimate reservoir properties, such as lithology, porosity, and fluid content, using seismic attributes.
  • Learn how to integrate seismic attribute data into reservoir models for enhanced characterization and simulation.
  • Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams to enhance reservoir understanding and decision-making processes.

Who is this training course for?

This course is designed for professionals and experts in the field of oil and gas exploration, reservoir engineering, and geophysics. It is particularly beneficial for:

  • Geoscientists, both geologists and geophysicists, seeking to expand their skill set in seismic interpretation and analysis.
  • Reservoir engineers aiming to integrate advanced seismic attribute techniques into their reservoir modeling workflows.
  • Exploration and production personnel interested in improving reservoir characterization to optimize exploration and development strategies.
  • Researchers and academics exploring the latest advancements in seismic attribute analysis and its applications.

Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of seismic data and geological concepts, but the course content is structured to cater to various levels of expertise.

Course Outline

Day One: Introduction to Seismic Attributes and Reservoir Characterization
  • Welcome and course overview
  • Importance of seismic attributes in reservoir characterization
  • Fundamentals of seismic data acquisition and processing
  • Introduction to reservoir characterization and its goals
  • Role of seismic attributes in understanding subsurface properties
  • Types of seismic attributes and their applications
Day Two: Basic Seismic Attribute Analysis Techniques
  • Review of Day 1 and Q&A
  • Preprocessing of seismic data: noise reduction, deconvolution, and more
  • Introduction to seismic attribute extraction methods
  • Spectral decomposition: theory and application
  • Coherence and curvature attributes: interpretation and analysis
  • Practical exercise: using open-source software for attribute calculation
Day Three: Advanced Seismic Attribute Techniques
  • Instantaneous attributes: amplitude, phase, and frequency
  • AVO (Amplitude Versus Offset) analysis for lithology and fluid prediction
  • Multi-attribute analysis: principles and workflows
  • Seismic inversion for reservoir properties estimation
  • Case study: integrating multiple attributes for reservoir characterization
Day Four: Reservoir Property Estimation using Seismic Attributes
  • Rock physics fundamentals for attribute interpretation
  • Elastic impedance and other rock property proxies
  • Porosity estimation using seismic attributes
  • Fluid saturation prediction with attributes
  • Case study: tying seismic attribute-based results to well data
Day Five: Integrating Seismic Attributes into Reservoir Models
  • Review of Day 4 and Q&A
  • Introduction to reservoir modeling and simulation
  • Workflow for integrating seismic attributes into reservoir models
  • Uncertainty and risk assessment in attribute-based reservoir characterization
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration between geophysicists, geologists, and reservoir engineers
  • Future trends in seismic attribute analysis and reservoir characterization

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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