SRC: Seismic Reservoir CharacterizationRCM/BLSRC

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive, practical understanding of how seismic data is used to characterize, model and rank reservoirs.
Audience :
  • Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers with basic knowledge in geophysics.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • SEISMIC RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

      • What is seismic reservoir characterization, how is it integrated?
      • Methods used and scale issues.
  • ROCK PHYSICS

      • Introduction to rock physics.
      • Rock physics theory. Basic concepts.
      • Practical rock physics. Main influent factors.
      • Practical rock physics. Rock physics model: place in seismic reservoir characterization.
  • PHYSICS AND AVO PRINCIPLES

      • Why AVO?
      • Wave propagation.
      • Seismic data prerequisites.
  • CALIBRATION

      • Well-to-seismic calibration: objectives and workflows.
      • Review of recommended wavelet extraction techniques.
      • Real case example: multi-well calibration.
      • Wavelet deconvolution.
  • AVO IN PRACTICE

      • Introduction to AVO interpretation.
      • AVO class.
      • AVO facies volume.
  • INVERSION

      • Introduction to inversion of seismic data. Required input data. Inversion techniques and their limits.
      • Post-stack and pre-stack inversion.
      • Validation and interpretation of inversion results.
  • RESERVOIR PROPERTIES PREDICTION

      • Lithology/fluid classification.
      • Techniques of prediction.
      • Validation of characterization results.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the relationship between physical properties of rocks and geophysics,
  • master the main steps of seismic reservoir characterization workflow, to perform QC and to assess data to be interpreted and related uncertainties,
  • interpret major results of petro-elastic analysis and modeling, AVO-AVA and inversion studies and to understand methodological issues in seismic inversion, attributes classification and reservoir properties prediction.

Ways & Means

  • The first 2 hours are dedicated to introducing agenda, methods and tools.
  • Specific needs and expectations of each participant are also assessed and discussed (MCQ and phone interview with the tutor).