# SRC: Seismic Reservoir Characterization

RCM/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 & 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).