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  • Seismic Survey Design

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Describe environmental factors that require modification to normal marine/non-marine seismic data acquisition. Include access, water depth, surface terrain, noise and obstructions.

    Description:

    Describe environmental factors that require modification to normal marine/non-marine seismic data acquisition. Include access, water depth, surface terrain, noise and obstructions. Indicate appropriate source, receiver or geometries considerations for each case. List non-conventional seismic survey types and their application. List non-conventional source and receiver types and their application. List source and receiver limitations for a transition zone seismic survey. Describe possible shooting solutions for seismic acquisition in an existing field with obstructions. Describe exploration reasons for shear wave acquisition. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Project #1: Choosing source and receivers in transition zones
    • Project #1: Implementation techniques and limitations
    • Project #2: Choosing source and receivers in access limited areas
    • Project #2: Shooting solutions in zones with limited access and obstacles.
    • Project #3: Identify important aspects of shear wave acquisition



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Seismic Data Processing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Design the seismic processing sequence by selecting the appropriate processing methods

    Description:

    Design the seismic processing sequence by selecting the appropriate processing methods. Perform the data processing and quality control, and work with the interpreter to make sure that the outcome truly reflects the geological characteristics of the area. Describe the basic seismic processing sequence from pre-processing and deconvolution through stacking and velocity analysis, to migration and post-processes. Understand the application of different types of deconvolution, velocity analyses and migration techniques. Review processing steps in the context of the objectives of the seismic interpretation.  

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Initial processes
    • Deconvolution and filtering
    • Velocity analysis and NMO correction
    • Static correction and Residual correction
    • Stacking and Seismic Migration



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Wellbore Seismic

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Evaluate the applicability of wellbore seismic technology to a particular well.

    Description:

    Evaluate the applicability of wellbore seismic technology to a particular well. Determine the need for check shot survey, synthetic seismogram, vertical seismic profiling (VSP) and cross-well tomography. Use seismic sections, petrophysics and geological information to determine the wellbore seismic program. Identify the applicability of a wellbore seismic program for the exploration objective and acquisition configurations for different wellbore seismic techniques. Describe the acquisition and QC of the check shot survey / VSP. Describe the generation and QC of a synthetic seismogram from well logs and check shot data. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Synthetic Seismogram Project; Part 1: Data loading and QC
    • Synthetic Seismogram Project; Part 2: Generation
    • Zero Offset VSP Project; Part 1: Design and Acquisition
    • Zero Offset VSP Project; Part 2: Processing
    • Zero Offset VSP Project; Part 3: Time-Depth Correlation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • 2-D Seismic Interpretation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Evaluate seismic sections to interpret chronostratigraphic units and structural elements.

    Description:

    Evaluate seismic sections to interpret chronostratigraphic units and structural elements. Use the techniques of seismic interpretation to pick horizons and faults over an interval of interest. Tie existing well information to the seismic section using a synthetic seismogram. Combine the seismic interpretation and well data to create a seismic time map. Tie well information to the seismic section using the synthetic seismogram or check shot survey. Identify major reflections in the seismic data set. Enumerate criteria for picking faults based on the regional structural style. Describe conformable and unconformable seismic reflection geometry. Describe the steps to complete a seismic time map. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Seismic well tie
    • Identify fault types and regional structure types
    • Identify major reflections / Describe conformable and unconformable seismic reflection geometry
    • Identify potential plays
    • Further Acquisition and processing
    • Mapping seismic events.



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • 3-D Seismic Interpretation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Interpret a 3-D seismic survey using seismic sections and time slices to interpret horizons and faults.

    Description:

    Interpret a 3-D seismic survey using seismic sections and time slices to interpret horizons and faults. Display an understanding of the use of time slices, horizon slices and other 3-D techniques play in 3-D interpretation. Identify common horizon auto-picker parameters and their effects. Enumerate criteria for picking faults on time slices. Describe various 3-D survey display options. Describe creation and uses of horizon slices. List parameters for amplitude extraction of a 3-D horizon. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Structural Interpretation
    • Stratigraphic Interpretation
    • Special Techniques to support the structural and stratigraphic interpretation
    • Amplitude Extractions 



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Seismic Attributes and Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators (DHI)

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Evaluate seismic attribute sections to enhance conventional seismic interpretation.

    Description:

    Evaluate seismic attribute sections to enhance conventional seismic interpretation. Identify the seismic effects of a 'bright spot' anomaly and their physical cause. Describe the Amplitude Vs. Offset (AVO) effect and the physics that govern the response. List the attributes of the Hilbert Transform and their mathematical formulation. List possible effects to seismic amplitude response on 'Bright Spot' prospect. Describe AVO response and its causes. Explain the limitations of AVO response. Review Hilbert transform attributes. Describe work flow for evaluating attribute effectiveness. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Actual reservoir level AVO Modeling
    • Actual reservoir level AVO Analysis
    • Discovering new prospective levels using AVO analysis
    • Processing Sequence and Amplitude QC
    • Amplitude Analysis (Stacked Domain)



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Petrophysical Evaluation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Determine rock and fluid properties using open hole logs, mud logs, cuttings and core data.

    Description:

    Determine rock and fluid properties using open hole logs, mud logs, cuttings and core data. Evaluate lithology, mineralogy, fluid distribution, temperature and pressure gradients including rock quality. Define key petrophysical properties and their significance. Describe the operating principles, capabilities, limitations and areas of application of commonly used open hole logging devices. Describe basic response and limitation of each log type. Validate log response using core and well cuttings.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Evaluation Program
    • Quick Look Evaluation
    • Gama 1 Quick Look Interpretation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Interpretation of Well Logs

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Use electromagnetic, radioactive, acoustic and other logs to infer stratigraphic and structural characteristics of subsurface formations.

    Description:

    Use electromagnetic, radioactive, acoustic and other logs to infer stratigraphic and structural characteristics of subsurface formations. Determine basic properties of a potential reservoir. Describe common log responses for source, reservoir and seal units. Describe common log patterns and their facies equivalent. Apply basic log interpretation methods to determine porosity, permeability, fluid saturation and boundaries for reservoir description. Make a preliminary estimate of reserves using Well 1 and analog field parameters. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Gama 1 Conclusions and Recommendations
    • Gama 2 Evaluation
    • Gama 3 Evaluation
    • Gama 4 Evaluation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Reservoir Geology

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Generate a geological reservoir model. Define reservoir in terms of continuity, lithology, facies distribution, structural geometry and style.

    Description:

    Generate a geological reservoir model. Define reservoir in terms of continuity, lithology, facies distribution, structural geometry and style. Using the petrophysical parameters developed from well log analysis, estimate the original oil and gas volume in place. Establish geological reservoir model define, objectives and modeling tasks. Review reservoir architecture, reservoir properties and their distribution, and integrate for construction of a static geological model. Integrate seismic horizons and facies into the geological model. Estimate original hydrocarbons in place.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • The Exploration Discovery Well (Gama 1)
    • The Appraisal Well (Gama 2)
    • The Follow Up Wells (Gama 3 & Gama 4)
    • The Volumetric Calculation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Reservoir Geophysics

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Analyze and interpret seismic and geological information for the purpose of reservoir description.

    Description:

    Analyze and interpret seismic and geological information for the purpose of reservoir description. Convert seismic time horizons to depth, based on well and seismic velocities. Evaluate seismic facies and their depositional environment in order to produce analogs of their potential reservoirs. Analyze seismic interpretation to determine best methodology for depth conversion. Present Pros and Cons of different depthing approaches. Select depositional model analog that best fits the regional and seismic facies characteristics. Evaluate seismic facies with reservoir properties determined from wells, to gain insight to reservoir property distribution.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • SI Units
    • Polarity Conventions
    • Check-shot Surveys
    • Velocities
    • Time-to-depth conversion
    • Synthetic seismograms and well-to-seismic match
    • Vertical Seismic Profile
    • Construction & Interpretation of a Drift Curve



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00