Seismic Attributes Interpretation for Mapping Structure and Stratigraphy

Course Title : Seismic Attributes Interpretation for Mapping Structure and Stratigraphy

Course Duration : 5 days

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Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamentals of seismic attributes, basic information about their theory, sensitivity to noise, and interpretational applications to detail structure and stratigraphy.

In the first step, volumetric estimates of dip and azimuth, coherence, curvature, and lateral changes in amplitude and/orenergy, commonly called geometric attributes, are discussed and detailed. In the next step volumetric curvature and reflector shape are discussed. Spectral decomposition   for structural and stratigraphic feature detailing is discussed in the next stage. Structure-oriented filtering and image enhancement are discussed and their impact on structural and stratigraphic interpretation  are presented.

Prestack geometric attributes are discussed in the next phase for detailing quantitative analysis of elastic properties and mechanical strength and fluid detection. In the interpretation phase of the course, attribute expression of structural deformation is investigated followed by attribute expression of clastic and carbonate depositional environments. In the final phase attribute expression of deepwater depositional environment and reservoir heterogeneity are addressed.

Day 1
  • Introduction to seismic attributes
  • Development of seismic attributes – timeline
  • Volumetric dip and azimuth
    • Calculation Strategies
    • Display and interpretation of dip and azimuth
  • Coherence
    • Timeline of development
    • Methods for computation
    • Interpretational applications
Day 2
  • Volumetric Curvature
    • Description of curvature
    • Methods of estimating curvature
    • Mapping Lineaments and Fractures
  • Lateral Changes in Amplitude
    • Thinbed response and tuning
    • Mapping texture
    • Application to seismic facies mapping
  • Spectral Decomposition
    • Basic Concepts
    • Thinbed concepts
    • Computational methods
    • Stratigraphic and structural details
    • Gas sand response
  • Structure oriented filtering
    • Basic Concepts
    • Filters and data enhancement
    • Fault enhancement
  • Displaying attributes
  • Prestack attributes
    • Attributes from gathers
    • AVO
    • Mechanical properties
  • Mapping Structural Features
    • Mapping faults from geometric atrribute volumes
    • Salt domes
    • Shale ridges
    • Fractures
  • Mapping Clastic Depositional Features
    • Geomorphic feature mapping
    • Turbidites
    • Channels
    • Unconformities
    • Differential Compaction
  • Mapping Carbonate Features
    • Reefs
    • Platform edge
    • Faults and fractures
    • Karst and slumps
Day 5
  • Deepwater depositional environments
    • Pockmarks
    • Gas chimney
    • Shale dewatering
  • Reservoir heterogeneity
    • Estimation of porosity and thickness
    • Reservoir compartmentalization
    • Fracture permeability
    • Time-lapse survey
  • Case Studies
  • Review

  • Teaching faculty  hold Ph.D  with three  decades of  combined experience in academia and oil industry.
  • They teach professional courses all over the globe  for oil and mineral industry.
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Keywords: Petroleum, Gas, Oil, Hydrocarbon, Rock, Geology, Geophysics, Geoscience, Geologist, Geophysicist, Manager, Gravity, Magnetic, Seismic, Well logging, Welllog, Seismic attributes, Mechanical properties, Conventional resources , Unconventional resources, Shale oil, Shale gas