Location: Houston, Tx


Dates: May 06-08, 2019


Discipline: Geophysics


Level: Specialized


About the course

This is a very rigorous, three-day course with problem solution oriented, hands on workshop exercices including significant group discussion and presentation.  You will learn how to make seismic modeling-interpretation judgments as a basis for seismic-facies and reflection character analysis. Case studies for exploration and development incorporate 2D and 3D seismic data with well data selected from around the world.



Exploration geoscientists who have a working knowledge of basic seismic stratigraphy and want to improve their exploration and development skills.

The course will teach you how to:

Evaluate rock-fluid information from wavelet analysis (frequency, velocity, Q. seismic attributes, and AVO)

Understand the strengths and weaknesses of geovalidation using and misusing synthetics, seismic inversion, and VSP

Determine fault mechanical stratigraphy through proper interpretation of fault imaging

Understand the differences, weaknesses, and strengths of both the Vail with the Galloway sequence paradigms and when to optimally employ them

Develop sea level curves from micropaleontology

Construct detailed seismic facies maps and understand their relationship to Walter's law

Classify deltas based upon their seismic characteristics

Differentiate basin floor fan facies and parasequence sets

Interpret clastic and carbonate depositional system responses to allocyclic and autocyclic processes and the effects upon reservoir architecture and seal potential

Optimally interpret parasequence set fairways for exploration

Geophysically characterize reservoirs for optimizing development


Course Description:

Review of seismic stratigraphy objectives

Comparison of “Vail” and “Galloway” approaches to sequence stratigraphy

Shallow water siliciclastic sequences

Deep water siliciclastic sequences

Carbonate sequences

Integrating high resolution micropaleontology and seismic

Time-depth relationships

Fault modeling – creating robust fault geometries

Application of Waveform Analysis (amplitude, phase and frequency, velocity)

Amplitude Variation with Offset (AVO; indication of lithologies, fluids, porosities and pressures)

Geovalidation: Synthetics, Seismic Inversion and VSP


3 days


Number of Participants: Max 20

Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy / Vitor Abreu, Ph.D., Geologist

SKU: May06-082019
  • Courses are administered at the Preffered Bank Building in the Energy Corridor, hotels near by and many restaurants to choose from.