Seismic Interpretation Concepts.
History of the Seismic Reflection Method.
Reflection & Refraction, Wave Equations, Poisson’s Ratio. Wavelets, Convolution, Synthetic Seismograms.
Amplitude and Phase Spectrum - Deconvolution.
Seismic Acquisition and Processing Workflows.
Deep-Water Petroleum Geology Provinces and World Distribution of Deep-Water Basins.
Exploration and Production in Deep-Water.
Deep-Water Seismic Reflection Section Parameters 2D and 3D.
Un-migrated and Migrated Deep-water Seismic Sections and Dip and Strike Sections in the Deep-water Realm.
Seismic Ties, Time Maps. Four-Way Dip Closures, Fault Closures- Exercises.
Structural Interpretation in Deep-Water - Examples.
Seismic Stratigraphic Mapping in Deep and Ultra deep-water. Onlaps/Toplaps/Downlaps/Offlaps - Exercise.
Sands and Carbonates Reservoirs Stratigraphy. Deep-Water Reservoirs Stratigraphy - Turbidites.
Well Location and DrillMap Exercise.
Bright-spots - Dim-spots - Flat-spots. Seismic Attribute Analyses.
AVO – Amplitude Variation with Offset Evaluations
Deep-Water Mapping Techniques.
Map contouring exercises - anticline, rift basin, compressional basin.
Interpretation of deep-water records offshore rifted margins.
Data Comparisons: Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Brazil and West Africa, North Sea, Australia Northern Shelf/Slope, Southeast Asia Timor and Arafura Seas, Andaman Sea.
Mapping Exercise #1: Top and Base Salt Mapping in deepwater. Pull-up correction base salt. Bathymetry correction. Mapping Techniques - Discussion. Time and Depth Map Contouring in deepwater.
Mapping Exercise #2: Syn-Rift Isopach Mapping. Seismic Velocities: Average, Interval, NMO, RMS, Dix Equation.
Depth Conversion Techniques: PSTM and PSDM.
Gas seeps and gas hydrates recognition. Overpressure prediction
Deep-Water Reservoirs Interpretation Techniques.
Mapping reservoir porosity, net to gross and net pay thickness.
Reservoir identification - bright spots, dim-spots, flat-spots.
Attributes: amplitude, frequency and phase, windowed attributes.
Comparative Interpretation of Post-Stack & Pre-Stack Time Migration.
Pre-Stack Depth Migration - Interpretation.
Mapping Exercise #3: Turbidite Play Offshore Brazil. Mapping Techniques Precision.
Map Contouring - Block Faulting.
Deepwater Petroleum Systems: Source Rock Burial, Migration Paths, Trap Formation, Hydrocarbon Emplacement.
Prospect Generation ; Risking of Deep-Water Prospects ; Project Economics.
Deep-Water Compression Tectonics - Mapping Interpretation.
Southeast Asia: Makassar Strait, South Irian Jaya, South China Sea, Palawan Basin, West Natuna Sea.
Mapping Exercise #4: Southeast Asia Deep-Water Reservoirs.
Fault Contouring. Discussion of Mapping Techniques.
Velocities and Depth Conversion in deep-water.
Wells Location and Depth Map Construction.
Course and Projects Review.
Case Histories – GoM, West Africa, East Brazil, North Sea, Asia .
Course Review – Thematic discussion, topics, questions, answers.