Quantitative Seismic Interpretation


Location: Houston, Tx


Dates: April 8-10, 2019



This course is for personnel who are familiar with seismic interpretation and who wish to extend their knowledge on how they can further utilize seismic data sets to constrain and characterise reservoir units, fluid properties and refine structural interpretation for development phase evaluations. Geophysicists, geologists, explorationists, seismic interpreters, technical support personnel, seismic data processors, exploration, production, and acquisition managers who need a clear understanding of the details of implementation and application of this technology.



Seismic Potential
• Understanding seismic sections and volumes
• Understanding the limitations and balances of seismic sections and volumes
• Impact of seismic quality and geological constraints on prospect attribute modeling
• Reprocessing applications

Petroleum systems Analysis
• Introduction to seismic reservoir characterization
• Introduction to seismic seal characterization
• Dynamic properties and modeling potential
• Identifying fluid on seismic

Quantitative Analysis
• Statistical rock physics, attributes for prospect analysis, multi-attribute analysis
• Fracture modeling and conduit analysis
• Fluid modeling and conduit analysis
• Lithological mapping and lithological variations
• Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators and advanced hydrocarbon modeling
• Play-fairway mapping and reservoir distribution, geostatistics, fluid modeling
• The effect of temperature on velocity

Advanced Volumetrics
• Defining column height
• Porosity and flow realization
• Reservoir potential gross rock volume calculations and interpretations
• Reduction in volumetric uncertainty 

Applications for engineering portfolios
• Well optimization, steering and dilations
• Locational risk assessments and mitigation techniques calculations and interpretations
• Reduction in volumetric uncertainty Applications for engineering portfolios
• Well optimization, steering and dilations
• Locational risk assessments and mitigation techniques

Learning Objectives

• Use seismic data, and seismic attributes to enhance reservoir features such as subtle and small faults, lithological variations and lithological signatures, define zones of known reservoir quality and potential fluid pathways
• Continuity and impermeable sedimentological review using seismic data
• Evaluate and assign attribute volumes that best define specific sequences and facies models
• Multi-attribute analysis for specific and confined prospect characterisation
• Geostatistics and Interpolation methods and techniques
• Refined play-fairway mapping techniques using seismic attributes


Duration: 3-day

Number of Participants: Max 20

Prerequisites: None

Course Format: Classroom exercises and presentations

Houston- Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

SKU: April8-102019
  • Courses are administered at the Preffered Bank Building in the Energy Corridor, hotels near by and many restaurants to choose from.