Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Geophysics
Duration3 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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AVO and Seismic inversion

A profitable development of an oil or gas field start with a good understanding of the subsurface as a basis for efficient and successful field management. The use of AVO and inversion techniques helps to create the best possible petrophysics subsurface model. Improved discrimination of reservoir units are made and models are generated using logs and seismic data. These techniques lead to highly accurate or highly probable (static) subsurface models compatible (if correctly up-scaled) to dynamic reservoir models obtained from reservoir engineering measurements and computations.

The correct use of seismic attributes, well data analysis, AVO and seismic inversion is essential to establish subsurface models that can be used for improved field development planning and design.

At the end of the course participants will understand basic concepts in quantitative seismic analysis and interpretation based on AVO, well-to-seismic calibration and inversion techniques. Participants will consolidate their understanding of modern technology with recent field study examples and practical workshop exercises.

THIS IS A THEORY-ONLY COURSE. A 5-day version of this course entitled Practical AVO and Seismic Inversion with Petrel is also available.

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    • Introduction
    • Seismic Processing for AVO and inversion
    • AVO Theory
    • Practical applications of AVO analysis – fluid factor, intercept and gradient etc.

    Day 2

    • Well to Seismic Tie and Wavelets
    • Inversion Theory and Methods
    • Low frequency model building
    • Practical applications of seismic inversion - including lithology discrimination and rock physics inversion.

    Day 3

    • 4D Inversion
    • 3C Inversion
    • Stochastic Inversion 
    • Future directions – joint EM-seismic inversion, AVAZ, VSP inversion, full waveform
  • Topics

    Processing for AVO and Inversion

    AVO Theory and Practical applications

    Well to Seismic Tie

    Inversion theory and methods

    Inversion applications

    Low-frequency models

    4D and 3C inversion

    Stochastic inversion

  • Audience

    Geologists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, processing geophysicists and seismic interpreters involved with exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs.

  • Prerequisites

    Basic Knowledge of applied geophysical principles and seismic interpretation

  • Prerequisites

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